Feature Articles

Creating a Diverse, Inclusive Workplace

OPN highlights companies and a research institution that have made their work environments welcoming to all.

by Karen Kwon
Optics in Ukraine: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

Invasion and war have disrupted Ukrainian science—and rebuilding it deserves the world’s attention and resources.

by Svetlana V. Boriskina
Integrated Spectral Sensors

New approaches that mimic the functioning of the human eye are enabling embedded, portable alternatives to conventional spectrometers.

by A. Fiore, F. Ou and A. van Klinken

Departments and Columns

Research News
Research and Industry News

Organic photodetectors / Light kills food pathogens / Ultrafast STM / Wireless charging / Photon-electron correlation / DARPA contract for Coherent / UK–EU funding spat / Quantum training / iXblue acquisition

Mixed-Gender Teams: Producing High-Impact Science

A recent analysis of 6.6 million published papers from more than 15,000 medical journals worldwide found that gender-diverse teams produce more novel and highly cited papers than all-men or all-women teams.

From Nonlinear Optical Imaging to Pulse Oximeters

The PROBE Lab of Optica Fellow Kimani Toussaint Jr. leverages interdisciplinary expertise to tackle wide-ranging problems.

Light Touch
James Clerk Maxwell’s Vampire

Introducing a lesser-known work of the great 19th-century scientist—a poem about a blood-sucking monster.

A Tale of Two “Chips” Acts

The year’s giant semiconductor legislative packages, viewed through a photonic lens.


Also in this Issue

President's Message
Of Science and Business

Optica continues its long-standing efforts to forge industry connections.

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

Gradient-index optics; quantum physics; bird brains.

Optica in Focus
News from the Society

ICO 75th anniversary / Houde-Walter to direct RIT imaging center / Honors for Keller and Eggleton / Optica Fellow stories / Golden Goose awards / Wyant Optics Challenge Fund / Remembering Nick Holonyak Jr. / ECOC / JSAP-Optica-SPP Joint Symposia / Celebrating Baer / Thank you, editors and volunteers

After Image
Polarized Crystals

Polarized-light image of crystals formed after heating an ethanol-and-water solution containing L-glutamine and beta-alanine, 40x magnification.