Stephan Strohmaier, Christoph Tillkorn, Peter Olschowsky and John Hostetler
This is the century of the diode laser. These authors describe how direct-diode lasers are entering the high-power laser market, enabling materials-processing applications such as welding, soldering and cutting.
Peter C. Schultz
Thirty years before the laser was invented, researchers laid the groundwork for another huge breakthrough in optics—the development of low-loss fiber for communications.
Haim Suchowski, Barry D. Bruner, Ady Arie and Yaron Silberberg
Researchers are working to develop new techniques for nonlinear frequency conversion as well as new crystal design structures to help meet this need. Their work is leading to applications in optical communications, metrology and other areas.
Michael M. Mielke, Alicia Jackson and Winnie Ye
In this roundtable discussion, three young professionals with a background in optics talk with OPN about how they answered this important question for themselves.
Stephen R. Wilk
Jemellie Galang, Alessandro Restelli, Edward W. Hagley and Charles W. Clark
John N. Howard
Satoshi Kawata and Prabhat Verma