Feature Articles

Advanced OCT: Making Waves in the Market

Optical coherence tomography is poised for further growth thanks to a new wave of progress in applications with commercial potential. Here’s a cross-sectional survey of OCT advances making their way from concept to market.

by Valerie C. Coffey
Found in Translation: Biophotonics from Lab to Clinic

The path from a promising proof-of-concept to a successful product in the hands of physicians is not an easy one. But the effort is worth it.

by Adam Wax and Ken Chu
OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics

From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, government funding and interdisciplinary innovation combined to launch optical coherence tomography—a milestone in biomedical optics.

by Stewart Wills

Departments and Columns

Career Focus
OSA Ambassadors: Inspiring the Next Generation

Emerging leaders in the field share career advice and technical knowledge with students and young professionals.

The Deceptive Allure of Sci-Hub

OSA Executive Editor Alison Taylor and OSA Fellow Joseph Izatt offer a perspective on the world’s largest illegal purveyor of scientific papers—and its potential to damage science.

Conversations in Optics
Brexit: A View from the U.K. Photonics Business

In the view of one expert on the British photonics scene, the near-term impacts could be limited, and “keep calm and carry on” could be the best mantra in the referendum’s wake.

Sponsored Content
Thorlabs: Designing a Business, Part 2

Thorlabs founder and chief executive Alex Cable describes some specific strategic choices—and adaptations—that have kept the company close to customer needs across more than two and a half decades.


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