CREOL at 25: A Full Spectrum of Achievements
A quarter-century ago, the Florida legislature funded an optics center to diversify the economy of the state’s central region. Today, it has grown into a full-fledged
photonics college known for world-class research.
Freeform Optical Surfaces: Report from OSA’s First Incubator Meeting
Kevin P. Thompson, Pablo Benítez and Jannick P. Rolland
Just as business incubator programs are designed to support the development of fledgling companies, OSA’s new incubator meeting series is structured to
encourage the growth of exciting new areas within optics. The first one was devoted to the topic of freeform optics—a field that is actively evolving due to recent technological advances. more>>
Aden Meinel: Astronomer, Optical Scientist, Founder and Scholar
Aden Meinel was the founding director of the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center and the Kitt Peak National Observatory. With his wife and
research partner, Marjorie, he also developed next-generation space-telescope
concepts and pioneered the use of solar energy.
Quantum Computing Closer to Practical
In a development that brings practical quantum computers closer to reality, a team of researchers demonstrated that they could create heralded single photons from a CMOS-compatible silicon chip operating at room temperature in the near-infrared. more>>