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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.
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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 | Image of the Week

Supercontinuum Light

Through a photonic-crystal fiber pumped by a high-intensity Q-switched laser, we generated a supercontinuum light source...

Martínez-Navarro, Vázquez-López, Camarillo-Avilés, Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Events | Call for Papers

Submit to present at the OFC Demo Zone.

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

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Obituary | News

In Memoriam: Valentin Gapontsev, 1939-2021

Valentin Gapontsev, Optica Fellow and founder, chairman, and former CEO of IPG Photonics (IPG), passed away on 22 October at the age of 82.

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Optica Publishing Group

Wave theory of virtual image [Invited]

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3646 (2021)

News

Chip-Based Quantum Microcomb Creates Entanglement

FiO LS

At FiO LS, researchers will present a microcomb that can provide a scalable physical platform for continuous-variable quantum computing.

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Events | Registration Open

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Laser Congress
03 - 07 October 2021

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Optica Publishing Group
| Spotlight on Optics

Hybrid-integrated diode laser in the visible spectral range

Opt. Lett. 46, 4904 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group
| Spotlight on Optics

Analysis of lens fracture in precision glass molding with the finit...

Appl. Opt. 60, 8022 (2021)

Award | Fellows

Fellow Spotlight

“A lot of us see the successful stories … but haven’t really understood that it’s not a straight path,” says 2020 Fellow Lynford Goddard.

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Award | News Release

Infinera's Optical Innovation Team Awarded 2021 Paul F. Forman Team...

Infinera's Optical Innovation Team, USA, has received the 2021 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award.

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Membership | Senior Members

Optica Senior Member 2022 Applications Now Open.

Applications for the Optica 2022 Senior Member Class are open. Nominate a colleague today!

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News

Quantum-Encrypted Information Transmitted Over Fiber

FiO LS

Toshiba Europe Limited and University of Leeds researchers have developed a method that achieves quantum communication over long distances.

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Optica Publishing Group

Easy-to-make-and-use gold nanotrench arrays for surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3363 (2021)

Public Affairs

Cities are the Key to the Climate Solution

Global Environmental Measurement & Monitoring

Events | Call for Papers

Submit a paper for consideration to present.

High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 21 December 2021

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Image: American Chemical Society video screenshot

OPN | Research news

Long-Term Data Storage—In Glowing Dyes

Meeri Kim

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Laser Congress
03 - 07 October 2021

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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 | Call for Papers

Extend the impact of your research.

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

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Events | Information

2022 Optics & Photonics Congresses and Topical Meetings

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

OPN | Image of the Week

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
| Optical Materials Express

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

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

OPN | Image of the Week

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)

News | Applied Optics

New Imaging System Reveals Solar Panel Defects Even in Bright Sunlight

Appl. Opt 60(28) 8875 (2021)

OPN | Image of the Week

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)

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