Cover Story

Large-scale optical systems in silicon can become a reality by building upon the existing infrastructure. Due to the shifting economics of silicon photonics, some cost-effective fabless silicon products may even emerge over the next... more>>

Features

Tingye Li: A Global Force in Optical Communications

Born into a world on the brink of war, Tingye Li shaped a communications industry that linked the world in peace. Li, the popular 1995 OSA President who died last December at 81, lived a truly global life. more>>


Many-Body Photonics

Researchers are using statistical mechanics to uncover thermodynamic-like properties in optical systems. This unique research direction could have far-reaching implications for photonics. more>>


Scatterings

Headliners, policy news and industry updates. more>>

Pulses

Global Optics

Optics in an Ancient Town: Mexico’s INAOE Celebrates 40 Years

The National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics reflects on its past and commemorates 40 years of achievement. more>>


Light Touch

Jean-Paul Marat: A Revolutionary in Politics—and Optics

Jean-Paul Marat, a motivational figure in the French Revolution, was also a disruptive force in optics. more>>


Conversations in Optics

OSA 2009 President Thomas Baer talks about the National Photonics Initiative, a new U.S. initiative to increase photonics R&D, grow the U.S. economy and improve national security. more>>

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