OPN February 2014

Cover Story

The Anamorphic Stretch Transform: Putting the Squeeze on “Big Data”

Bahram Jalali and Mohammad H. Asghari

Coping with a deluge of digital information will require more efficient ways to capture, sample and store data. One new approach works by selectively “warping” the data to provide better resolution of the fine details&mdash... more>>


Erwin Schrödinger’s Path to Wave Mechanics

Barry R. Masters

In 1926, Schrödinger invoked Hamilton’s optical-mechanical analogy that related ray optics and particle mechanics: His invention of wave mechanics related to particle mechanics as wave optics related to ray optics. more>>

Meet OSA’s 2014 Fellows

Kari Apter and Belinda Acre

OSA is pleased to announce the 2014 class of Fellows. This distinction was awarded to 71 OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The selection of these candidates was confirmed by the Board of Directors at its meeting in October 2013. more>>



Patricia Daukantas, Valerie C. Coffey and Sarah Michaud

Headliners, policy news and industry updates. more>>


Global Optics

Biomedical Optics in Kyrgyzstan

Zeev Zalevsky

Sharing ideas and forming new partnerships in a central Asian country. more>>

Light Touch

Light, as a Feather

Stephen R. Wilk

A history of using feathers to create diffraction patterns. more>>

Reflections in Diversity

Making Physics Cool

Brandon James Johnson

Getting past misconceptions to get young minorities interested in physics. more>>

Conversations in Optics

The Network of Tomorrow

Sarah Michaud

Gary Smith, one of the OFC 2014 plenary speakers, talks with OPN about new network architecture. more>>