Feature Articles

Controlling Light with Geometric-Phase Holograms

Improved fabrication techniques are creating a new generation of gratings, lenses, and other elements that are physically thin and optically thick.

by Michael J. Escuti, Jihwan Kim and Michael W. Kudenov
OSA Centennial Snapshots: Broadway Lights Inspire Innovation

Before he dreamed up instant photography, OSA Honorary Member Edwin Land invented the first inexpensive synthetic polarizer. But that was only part of a larger mission.

by Patricia Daukantas
Meet OSA’s 2016 Fellows

OSA is pleased to announce the 77 OSA members elected to the class of Fellows. A record 167 members were nominated in 2015 for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics.

by Kari Apter and Belinda Acre

Departments and Columns

Research and Industry News

Tracking single viruses, generating "heralded" single photons, bioimaging, cancer-fighting nanobombs, and more.

Optics Innovations
Enabling Thin-Film Technology

Denmark-based Delta Optical Thin Film A/S creates customized solutions to enable their customers’ advanced optical instruments.

Light Touch
Lacemaker’s Lamps

Stephen Wilk spins an illuminating tale about old-fashioned artificial light sources for lacemakers and other artisans.

Career Focus
Finding Success as a Dual-Career Couple

A scientific career in academia can present a young researcher with the challenge of juggling work life and personal life—especially when their partner is also an academic, working in the same discipline.


Also in this Issue

President's Message
A Word About OSA's Staff

Optical Feedback
Letters from OPN Readers