Improved fabrication techniques are creating a new generation of gratings, lenses, and other elements that are physically thin and optically thick.
Before he dreamed up instant photography, OSA Honorary Member Edwin Land invented the first inexpensive synthetic polarizer.
OSA is pleased to announce the 77 OSA members elected to the 2015 class of Fellows.
William L. Wolfe | 12 February 2016 | Review by Albert Claus
The subtitle, “The History of Pure and Applied Optics,” best describes the contents of this book. It is a collection of many individual sketches of optics applications—many of them new or of current interest. read more
Stewart Wills | 12 February 2016
Continuous gold film on a dimpled substrate offers a route to extraordinary optical transmission, at a lower cost and effort than conventional nanohole arrays. read more
Stewart Wills | 11 February 2016
The laser-enabled gravitational-wave observatory provides a stunning result—and a potential new window on the universe. read more
Sarah Michaud | 11 February 2016
Using optogenetics to study how neurons are recruited to form memory “networks” in the brain. read more
Patricia Daukantas | 10 February 2016
Researchers from Germany report live-measuring the quantum state of a molecular ion in a non-destructive fashion. read more