Scientists and engineers are hard at work finding ways to boost the capacity of submarine fiber networks—and to press the fiber into extra service for global environmental sensing.
Engineering a material’s “topological phase” can enable robust light propagation that’s resistant to material defects—a possibility that’s opening new application domains in quantum photonics, integrated lasers and terahertz waveguides.
An excerpt from an upcoming book describes how a handful of 19th-century scientists laid the groundwork for one of the key tools of modern optics.
Nanotech coating / Möbius strips / Cell sorting / Photon emission / Printable solar cells / Photoacoustic patch / Optically pumped nanolasers / Long quantum network / Glassfrogs / Industry news
Vodafone Ghana’s CEO Patricia Obo-Nai will speak at the upcoming OFC conference about harnessing digitalization for effective social change.
Stephen R. Wilk tells the story of a historical optical tool with a peculiar name.
How should the emerging quantum technology industry educate and train its future workforce?
For its December 2022 “year in optics” feature, OPN received numerous submissions for cover art. Which cover would you choose?
It’s worth reflecting on the value events like OFC continue to provide.
Semiconductor lasers; fiber to the home; quantum networks
Medical-device meeting / Fellow stories / Optica Open / Optica community / Foundation recognitions / Optica Ambassadors / Chang Pivoting Fellow / French Physical Society / Career Accelerator / Thank you, editors
Remembering the tremendous impact of a scientist who was known for his work in electronics and photonics.
Remembering an inspiring leader, educator and engineer who was known for his work on 3D display technologies.
Birefringence is created by a randomly crumpled cellophane foil sandwiched between two crossed polarizers. [OPN 2022 After Image Photo Contest]