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Optics & Photonics News Magazine
December 2022 Issue

Feature Articles

Optics in 2022

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

2022 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 17th annual After Image photo contest!

Departments and Columns

Research and Industry News

Imaging CO2 emissions / Multiphoton entanglement / 3D microstructures / Heat-resistant heterostructures / Shaping electron beams / Perovskite optical fiber / Industry news

Creativity on Demand

The myths of the “creative genius” and the “Eureka moment” in science.

Adrian Korpel: A Life in Science

In his 90th-birthday year, five former students and a former postdoc pay tribute to a mentor, an Optica and IEEE Fellow and a significant figure at the interface of acoustics and optics.

Optics in 2023 & 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 2022” feature for thoughts on areas that might advance in 2023.

Then and Now
Evolution of Eyeglasses

The story of eyeglasses is a far-flung tale spanning centuries. Here are a few milestones in the shaping of optical materials to assist human vision.


Also in this Issue

President's Message
An Eventful Year

Leading Optica for a year was great experience.

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

Data storage; phase-resolved functional OCT; optical clocks.

Optica in Focus
News from the Society

FiO+LS recap / Student Leadership / Treasurer’s Award / Officer elections / Optica Fellow stories / Optica Community / Strickland named Honorary Member / Diversity at FiO+LS / Read-and-publish agreements / 2022 Forman Team Award / Thank you, editors and volunteers

After Image
Krypton Clusters

Krypton clusters—produced from supersonic expansion in vacuum of krypton gas from a high-pressure nozzle—are irradiated by a high-power, few-cycle laser to produce soft X-rays.