Cover Story

Since their discovery in the late 1980s, Bessel beams have found their way into many disciplines, including optical tweezing and precision drilling. Researchers are now looking to these light beams as a means of transferring data... more>>


Scatterings

Headliners, policy news and industry updates.

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Pulses

Engineering

New Resources for Educating Precision Optics Technicians

The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence, has always been committed to building the capacity of U.S. community colleges in order to provide more highly skilled photonics technicians—and in 2012 it expanded that mission to include precision optics technicians.

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Optics Innovations

U.S. Patent Reform and Photonics Companies

A new law represents the most significant patent reform that the United States has seen in over 50 years. Joseph Gortych explains what optical entrepreneurs need to know about the America Invents Act.

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Conversations in Optics

Stephen Harris has been making outstanding contributions to the field of laser science for more than 50 years.

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