Feature Articles

A Photonic Upgrade for Computer Memory?

Researchers are actively exploring schemes that store bits using photons rather than electrons—both for classical and quantum computing.

by Edwin Cartlidge
Optical Interconnects and Extreme Computing

The leap to “exaflop” computing will require new optical technologies—and new co-design approaches to developing them.

by Keren Bergman, John Shalf and Tom Hausken
OSA Centennial Snapshots: New Visions of Movies

Faced with a bust in ticket sales after World War II, Hollywood pulled optics tricks out of its hat to lure moviegoers back into theaters with widescreen and 3-D spectaculars.

by Patricia Daukantas

Departments and Columns

Research and Industry News

LIGO’s next steps; diffractive imaging with imperfect crystals; simpler receiver for FTTH; DIY optics; memory formation; molecular ions; single-ion clock.

Career Focus
From Academia to Start-Up

The co-founders of TetraScience discuss their journey into the unpredictable realm of entrepreneurship.

Conversations in Optics
OSA and OSA Foundation Traveling Lecturer

Optics & Photonics News talks with OSA Member Jean-luc Doumont about his experience with the Traveling Lecturer program.

Reflections in Diversity
Gender and Science in South Korea

Junga Hwang and Hyunjoo Kim talk about gender inequality and pursuing a career in science in and out of South Korea.


Also in this Issue

President's Message
Examples for the Future

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Optical Feedback
Letters from OPN Readers