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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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

Gain maximum exposure for your research.

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

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Optica Publishing Group

All-dielectric thermonanophotonics

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

Blog

COVID-19 Relief Work in India

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is focused on providing thousands of oxygen saturation meters—pulse oximeters—to India.

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)

Get Involved

Discover student programs

From scholarships, to training to a rate for membership, explore opportunities for students in optics and photonics.

Industry

Spotlight—Women in Industry

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

Events

Plenary Speakers Announced

Quantum Information and Measurement
01 - 05 November 2021
Virtual event

Optica Publishing Group

Ultrahigh-definition volumetric light field projection

Opt. Lett. 46, 4212 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

High-absorption grating–insulator–metal structures

Appl. Opt. 60, 480 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Reflection terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for imaging and ident...

Appl. Opt. 60, 6828 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Microwave-optical quantum frequency conversion

Optica 8, 1050 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Space-division multiplexing for optical fiber communications

Optica 8, 1186 (2021)

Events

Plenary Speakers Announced

Photonics in Switching and Computing
27 - 29 September 2021
Virtual event

Membership

Ones to Watch Report Series

An overview of selected early-stage photonics businesses whose story singles them out as exciting, innovative and worthy of note.

Events

Register for Luminate Finals 2021

Luminate Finals 2021
30 September -