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  • Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics

    V. A. Soifer, Ed. | 17 May 2018 | Review by Ishtiaque Ahmed

    A useful reference guide on diffraction optics for graduate-level students and researchers. read more  

  • A Conversation with Nader Engheta

    Stewart Wills | 16 May 2018

    An OSA Fellow and CLEO 2018 plenary speaker talked with OPN about the promise of “metaphotonics”—and the importance of curiosity-driven research. read more  

  • Stories from CLEO 2018

    OPN Staff | 16 May 2018

    OPN was at CLEO 2018. Here are some dispatches from the meeting. read more  

  • Looking at Exoplanets, and Beyond

    Stewart Wills | 16 May 2018

    OPN caught up with CLEO 2018 Wednesday plenary speakers Sara Seager and John Mather to talk about how observatories on Earth and in space will search for “Earth cousins.” read more  

  • Optics Illuminates Electricity-Conducting Microbes

    Patricia Daukantas | 16 May 2018

    Scientists use Raman spectroscopy and laser microsurgery to discover the distance that marine “cable bacteria” can carry current. read more  

  • When Art Met Science

    Molly Moser | 16 May 2018

    OSA celebrates the International Day of Light by co-sponsoring an immersive art exhibit of choreographed light and sound. read more  

  • Listening to Light

    Stewart Wills | 15 May 2018

    In a plenary talk Tuesday morning at CLEO, a leader in biological imaging focused on the prospects for multispectral optical tomography—in the clinic as well as the research lab. read more  

  • The Wide World of (Consumer) Imaging

    Stewart Wills | 14 May 2018

    A few doors down from the CLEO 2018 conference, an OIDA Executive Forum highlighted the role of optics in the growth of AR and VR. read more  

  • Taking Quantum to the Market

    Stewart Wills | 14 May 2018

    Taking advantage of quantum technology’s “vast potential,” according to a CLEO 2018 invited speaker, will require a strong focus on who will use the technology, and how. read more  

  • Weighing Biomolecules with Light

    Alison Taylor | 11 May 2018

    A label-free, interferometric approach allows researchers to infer the mass of a protein, and its evolution in real time, by looking at its optical-scattering signal. read more