April 2016

Silicon photonic crystals used to make memory devices, scattering light at various wavelengths. [Photo:  Masaya Notomi]

A Photonic Upgrade for Computer Memory?

Edwin Cartlidge

Researchers are actively exploring schemes that store bits using photons rather than electrons—both for classical and quantum computing.


Optical Interconnects and Extreme Computing

The leap to “exaflop” computing will require new optical technologies—and new co-design approaches to developing them.

OSA Centennial Snapshots: New Visions of Movies

Faced with a bust in ticket sales after World War II, Hollywood pulled optics tricks out of its hat to lure moviegoers back into theaters with widescreen and 3-D spectaculars.


Research and Industry News

From Academia to Start-Up

OSA and OSA Foundation Traveling Lecturer

Gender and Science in South Korea


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