A specially designed, ultrafast telescope and the world’s largest CCD camera could expand our understanding of the universe—if a fog of telecommunications satellites doesn’t spoil the view.by Patricia Daukantas
Congratulations to the 2024 class of Optica Fellow Members, who will be recognized throughout the year for scientific, engineering and technological contributions, as well as industry leadership and service to Optica and the global optics community.by Meredith Smith, Kari Apter and Samantha Hornback
Departments and Columns
Computer vision for 3D printing / Super-resolution ruler / Fiber sensing of cicadas / Nanophotonic mode-locked laser / VR goggles for mice / Chip-based microwave filter / X-ray imaging / Rogue waves / Industry news
The UV colors in sunflower petals not only help to improve pollination but also assist the flowers in responding to environmental stresses.
OPN talks with Félicie Albert about LaserNetUS, a network that enables students and researchers to conduct experiments at high-intensity laser facilities.
Also in this Issue
One goal as 2024 president is to further improve the dialogue between the academic and industrial sectors.
Fiber Bragg gratings; OCT and coronary artery disease; Schrödinger’s path to wave mechanics.
Optica Fellow stories / Remembering James C. Wyant / Congrats, Optica Ambassadors / Walther Award for Kocharovskaya / BICOP / Integrated quantum photonics / PhotonicsNJ / Student presentation prize winners / Thank you, editors and meeting hosts