Superlatives strain to characterize the excellent performance of the astronomical community’s latest infrared telescope, which is beaming back dazzling and confounding images of the universe.
In a biennial feature, OPN throws the spotlight on a selection of creative scientists and engineers—and the enterprises they’re building.
Companies are starting to capitalize on quantum science—taking the technology out of the lab and into the market.
Energy-efficient bitcoin mining / Fiber-based smart textiles / Attosecond electron emission / Topology may not prevent losses / Detecting dark photons / Webb telescope imagery / Industry news
How machine learning is shaping the photonics industry.
Eddy’s kite-borne camera obscura allowed real-time imaging.
A professor emeritus of physics education discusses GPT’s implications for instruction and assessment.
The beautiful images from the James Webb Space Telescope begin as infrared-light observations beyond what our eyes can detect. Here we look at the process for one of JWST’s first observations, the Tarantula Nebula.
The long-term patience and discipline that leads to breakthroughs is science and engineering’s hidden story.
Environmental optics; Islamic optics achievements; underwater imaging
Industry summit / PSP anniversary / Biophotonics Congress / “Possible Through Light” campaign / Photonics21 / Optica Fellow stories / Congressional Fellow joins DOE / CLEO 2023 / Thank you, editors and meeting chairs
Review the candidates for Optica's 2024 Vice President and Directors-at-Large election.
An intense infrared ultrafast laser focuses in a low-vacuum dusty plasma chamber.