The web of connected objects has so far failed to live up to its billing. But that should change.by Edwin Cartlidge
Wearable optical technologies are emerging to keep users safe, powered-up and entertained.by Edited by Svetlana V. Boriskina
From the late 19th century onward, numerous candidates were put forward as definitions of a “standard meter,” until the meter itself was dropped as a primary standard in 1983. One of those candidates was the green line of mercury-198—and therein lies an interesting optical tale.by Joseph Reader
Departments and Columns
A moth’s-eye strategy for cutting reflections; humidity-powered actuators; photonic neural nets; skinny-linewidth laser; enhancing biomarker detection; an IoT-connected world; European laser-market mergers; Rochester gains optics accelerator; quantum security takes flight.
Two OSA Congressional Fellows reflect on experiences during a time of political change.
Optical sensing within the Internet of Things will further smart manufacturing, smart labs and smart roadways.
An entrepreneurial spirit isn’t just for Silicon Valley techies.
Also in this Issue
OSA has become a genuinely global society, with more members outside of the United States than inside.
More on infrared LIBS; before Starshot, there was Sailbeam.
Honors and awards to Gao, Carney, Rajan, Keller; student members win best-demo award; Laser World of Photonics; thank you, editors and meeting volunteers.