Geometry-invariant effects in structures with near-zero permittivity or permeability could lead to deformable optical devices, and to new insights into unique light-matter interactions.
Advances in nanofabrication are expanding opportunities to exploit and customize the “handedness” of materials—and of light itself.
State-of-the-art optical-trapping platforms are creating new opportunities for extending sensing applications and illuminating quantum mechanics. A recent OSA Incubator Meeting explored the frontiers.
An international collaboration between two corporate competitors spawned the compact disc—and introduced lasers into millions of homes.
Nanoengines activated by light; record optical nonlinearity; naked-eye entablement; better holograms, better security; green light for migraines; evolving tech stokes industrial laser market; NASA opens up dozens of patents.
Tom Hausken gives a follow-up to his May 2016 long-view of the optics and photonics market and its impact on society.
OPN talks with Domenico Bonaccini Calia and Wilhelm Kaenders, two of the key players in the design and execution of the new Four Laser Guide Star Facility at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.
In the first installment of a two-part article, Thorlabs founder and chief executive Alex Cable shares a personal view of some core business design practices and concepts underlying the company’s success.
“The skills you acquire can always be effectively redeployed. You will look back on setbacks and be grateful for the catalyst that came not a moment too soon.”
—Thomas Freston, U.S. business executive
Statements from candidates for 2017 offices.