Feature Articles

Silk: A Different Kind of “Fiber Optics”

Like a moth emerging from a cocoon, silk-based devices—optically versatile and friendly to biological systems—are poised to take flight in a range of new, innovative applications.

by Matthew B. Applegate, Mark A. Brenckle, Benedetto Marelli, Hu Tao, David L. Kaplan and Fiorenzo G. Omenetto
Imaging in 3-D: Killer Apps Coming Soon to a Device Near You!

As researchers and developers finesse the next generation of gaming consoles and devices, everything is coming up 3-D, and consumers are “virtually” salivating.

by Valerie C. Coffey
Planetary Radar Imaging and RF-Over-Fiber

Over the past three decades, NASA ground-based radar tracking stations and spaceborne missions have achieved spectacular successes imaging distant planets and Earth’s surface. RF-over-fiber has constituted a crucial component tying the systems together.

by Kam Y. Lau and George F. Lutes

Departments and Columns

Scatterings
Scatterings

Headliners, policy news and industry updates.

Education
NanoJapan: An International Research Experience

Fostering international research skills among the next generation of nanoscience researchers.

Conversations in Optics
The Challenges of Imaging Through Complex Media

Thomas Bifano and Jerome Mertz hosted a recent OSA incubator meeting on controlled light propagation through complex media. OPN had the opportunity to talk with the Boston University professors about the conference and their thoughts on the future of their field.

Global Optics
Photonics in Singapore: An International Experience

Alexander Dubrovkin explores the global world of optics from Singapore.

Career Focus
Dressing for Success

Marc J. Kuchner discusses using clothes to project the image you want.

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