News

We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA.

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20 September 2021

A collection of images highlighting the history of Optica, formerly OSA, from the October 2021 issue of OPN.
OPN

The Story of Optica

20 September 2021

A century-old society adopts a new name and brand—and looks ahead to the next 100 years.

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Portraits from top left to bottom right: Connie Chang-Hasnain, Miles Padgett, Takashige Omatsu, Anjul Davis
History

Celebrating the people of Optica

20 September 2021

A portrait gallery providing an extraordinary look at who we are and the innovation that emerges from our diversity.

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Image: American Chemical Society video screenshot

OPN

Long-Term Data Storage—In Glowing Dyes

Meeri Kim

Events

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Laser Congress
03 - 07 October 2021

Optica Publishing Group

Demonstrating Arago–Fresnel laws with Bessel beams from vectorial axicons

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 38, 1248 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Coherent coupling of laterally coupled quantum dot lasers

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3048 (2021)

Events

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CLEO
15 - 20 May 2022
San Jose, California, USA

Events

2022 Optics & Photonics Congresses and Topical Meetings

View the list of 2022 Optica Meetings, and request information for events of interest.

OPN

Interferograms

Phase-shifted interferograms that were captured with a four-phase optical coherence microscopy setup.

Mantas Zurauskas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Optica Publishing Group

Researchers Integrate Optical Devices Made of Multiple Materials on...

Opt. Mater. Express 11(10) 3567 (2021)

OPN

Soap Bubbles

Interference images of a window in soap bubbles of different sizes.

Samuel Pellicori, OSA Senior Member

Optica Publishing Group

Laser cladding of transparent fused silica glass using sub-µm powder

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3056 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Wave-optics simulation of dynamic speckle: I. In a pupil plane

Appl. Opt. 60, G64 (2021)

OPN

Floral Optics

The inside petal pattern of a flower, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon coast

[From 2018 OPN Photo Contest] —Robert Schalck, Senior Member (Emeritus)

Optica Publishing Group

Anomalous spatial coherence changes in radiation and scattering

Opt. Express 29(14), 21300 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

On-sky results for the integrated microlens ring tip-tilt sensor

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38(9), 2517 (2021)

News

OSA Becomes Optica, the Society Advancing Optics and Photonics Worl...

Today marks a historic day for OSA, as the organization changes its name to Optica, the society advancing optics and photonics worldwide.

Events

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OFC
06 - 10 March 2022
San Diego, California, USA

Award

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Recognize the field's technical, research, education, business, leadership and service accomplishments.

Optica Publishing Group

All-dielectric thermonanophotonics

Adv. Opt. Photon. 13, 643 (2021)

Blog

Advocating for Optics and Photonics

Julia H. Majors, OSA Ambassador

While it may not seem like the work going on in Washington has a direct impact to the photonics community, that couldn’t be farther from the

Optica Publishing Group

Plankton reconstruction through robust statistical optical tomography

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 38(9) 1320 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Spectroradiometer spectral calibration, ISRF shapes, and related un...

Appl. Opt. 60(18) 5405 (2021)

OPN

Wavy Waters

Striped pattern reflected in surface of milk with a few wild berries.

Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Yokogawa Corporation of America

Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

Barium nonlinear optical crystals for the mid-IR: characterization and some applications

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, B46 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

Plasmonic enhancement of photoacoustic-induced reflection changes

Appl. Opt. 60(24) 7304 (2021)

Industry

Spotlight—Women in Industry

This a monthly series highlighting emerging and seasoned female members in which we ask both professional and personal questions.