Cover Story

A simple modification, combined with computational optics, can boost the resolving power of standard microscopes by more than an order of magnitude—and open up new applications in both the lab and the clinic. more>>


Expanding OCT: Quanitifying the Cornea’s Optical Performance

Optical coherence tomography, a well-known method for imaging the retina, may allow physicians to perform quantitative metrology of the eye’s own optics. more>>

Optics on the Brain: OSA’s Mulitphoton and Patterned Optogenetics Incubator

A December 2013 OSA incubator meeting highlighted the role of cutting-edge optics and photonics in solving the mysteries of neuroscience—and helped forge connections between researchers in the two communities. more>>


Headliners, policy news and industry updates. more>>


Career Focus

Keeping Tabs on Your Online Reputation

Today’s networked information environment is creating new responsibilities for “curating” your online record—and new tools to help do just that. more>>

Global Optics

Optics in Armenia

Yuri Kivshar experiences science in the shade of Mt. Ararat. more>>

Light Touch

The Monocle

Is the monocle a legitimate optical device or merely an affectatious accessory? more>>

Conversations in Optics

OSA Fellow Xingde Li, one of the BIOMED 2014  plenary speakers, talks with OPN about label-free imaging of tissue histology. more>>

OSA Fellow and BIOMED 2014 plenary speaker Adam Wax talks with OPN about his work on assessing tissue health based on coherent detection of multiply scattered light. more>>