Optics in Africa, Part 2: Realizing the Promise

Stewart Wills

OPN talked with a number of African researchers about the prospects for advancing optical and photonic science on a diverse and changing continent.

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Last May, OPN profiled six scientists from African countries about some intriguing optical and photonic research on the continent (“Optics in Africa: Six Stories, OPN, May 2021). The researchers—at various career stages and from different countries—all had contributed papers to a 2020 joint feature issue of JOSA A and JOSA B, “Optics in Africa.” The issue showcased work on topics ranging from free-space and fiber communications to structured light to quantum optics (opg.optica.org/josaa/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=476).

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