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September 2013

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The Road to Affordable, Large-Scale Silicon Photonics

Matthew Streshinsky et al.

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 several years.


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.

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.


U.S. Photonics Advocate

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

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