July/August 2014

Tony Siegman in his office in Stanford Univerity’s old Ginzton Lab building. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Caddes.

Tony Siegman’s Legacy of Laser Education

Patricia Daukantas

OSA remembers its 1999 President, a noted researcher and teacher, with a new summer school that will continue his ideals.


Fiber Lasers: The 2 μm Market Heats Up

Rapid gains in fiber laser technology, particularly in a key infrared wavelength band, are allowing these lasers to expand into a range of application areas.

Werner Heisenberg’s Path to Matrix Mechanics

In 1925, Werner Heisenberg—through a combination of intuition and sometimes brilliant guesswork, and strongly influenced by the previous works of Einstein, Ladenburg and Kramers—created his inchoate version of quantum mechanics.

 

Demystifying Topological Order with Photons

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