Two-photon absorption is enabling additive manufacturing at incredibly fine scales—with emerging techniques promising to enhance speed, precision and flexibility.
Optics and photonics technology will play a key role in NASA’s efforts to put more human footprints on the lunar surface—and to use it as a base for farther-flung expeditions.
OPN’s “Light Touch” columnist offers a Halloween treat: a brief cultural history of UV light’s deadly effect on vampires.
An agri-tech startup aims to increase the quality and efficiency of food-process monitoring in the rural United States.
OSA’s senior industry advisor analyzes the peaks and valleys of laser sales.
Nearly a century ago, the discovery of the inelastic scattering of light gave birth to Raman spectroscopy, enabling fundamental scientific insights at the molecular level.
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Three professionals explain why starting an optics and photonics business is a viable and fulfilling career track.
Thanks to lower prices and increased availability for desktop 3-D printers—now might be the time to try 3-D printing at home. Here we look at some popular options.
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