Science Program Highlights


Science Program Highlights

Featuring periodic program news and highlights from global institutes and agencies.

Optics & Photonics Focus   Optics and Photonics Focus

Optics & Photonics Focus (OPFocus) is an independent magazine reviewing important recent developments in the fields of optics and photonics. OPFocus' goal is to feature cutting edge research and to make it accessible to a wide range of readers, while preserving the accuracy of the information delivered. For this reason, all OPFocus stories are written by scientists actively working in the field. In this way, OPFocus provides an interesting review for fellow scientists and fascinating insights for laymen and journalists. View featured articles in Spanish and Portuguese by visiting the Optics & Photonics Latin America website.

Latin America Regional News Briefs  OPLA

Visit the Optics & Photonics Latin America website for regional news briefs highlighting topics of interest specific to the Latin American region.


Laser Focus World   Laser Focus World

Access industry articles in Spanish and Portuguese on the Optics & Photonics Latin America website.

September 2010
PHOTOVOLTAICS ARE BIG AT NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY, NREL Photovoltaic program

By Jeff Hecht

NREL invented the solar cells that power the Mars rovers. Now it's goal is helping industry bring the cost of photovoltaic power down to the level of grid power by 2015.