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Optics & Photonics News Magazine
December 2020 Issue

Feature Articles

Optics in 2020

This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year. 

2020 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 15th annual After Image photo contest!

Departments and Columns

Research and Industry News

Perovskites and MOFs / Relativity test / QDs for IR / Croptics / UV-C LED surge / Toward antiracist labs / Biometrics / Lighthouse microlens

A Year Like No Other

In an interview with OPN, OSA’s 2020 President talked about the unique challenges of leading OSA at a time of worldwide crisis.

Career Focus
Understanding Ph.D. Applications

Whether you’re an undergraduate, an adviser or on an admissions committee, start thinking about Ph.D. applications as a job search.

Reflections in Diversity
Featuring Diverse Physicists

One professor has found an educational way to combat physics’ inclusivity problem.

Optics in 2021 & Beyond

Each December, OPN looks at interesting research results of the past year. But what about the year ahead? We asked several contributors to our “Optics in 2020” feature for thoughts on areas that might advance in 2021.


Also in this Issue

President's Message
Looking Toward 2021

Looking Back
30, 20, and 10 Years Ago in OPN

Femtosecond technology; diffraction imaging; light patterns.

After Image
Butterfly Wings