Cover Story

Three-dimensional printing technology has created a lot of buzz lately among politicians, engineers and hobbyists alike. But how realistic are the claims being made on its behalf?

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Features

Underwater Imaging Gets Clearer

Underwater imaging in natural bodies of water is notoriously difficult due to the large range of particulates that can impede light propagation. However, recent developments in optical technology that build on polarization-based encryption and lidar are leading to incremental advances.

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Nonlinear Optics in Crystalline Whispering Gallery Resonators

Whispering gallery resonators made from crystalline materials are compact, stable and highly tunable. These versatile devices can produce light in the classical and quantum domains, showing promise for applications in spectroscopy, metrology and quantum information schemes.

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Scatterings

Headliners, policy news and industry updates.

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Pulses

Career Focus

How to Find the Right Advisor

Finding the right advisor can make or break your grad school experience. Here’s how to choose wisely.

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Light Touch

The Secret Molecular Life of Soap Films

At the turn of the 20th century, physicist Jean-Baptiste Perrin found evidence of atoms hidden in plain sight.

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Conversations in Optics

Optics & Photonics News asked four members of the OSA Board of Directors to share their wisdom with the next generation of young scientists.

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