January 2016

With 1 January 2016, The Optical Society begins a full year of events to mark its 100th anniversary.

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Kicking Off the OSA Centennial

OPN Staff

This month, OPN helps mark The Optical Society’s 100th anniversary with articles providing both a glimpse ahead and a look back.


Group IV Photonics: Driving Integrated Optoelectronics

Use of group IV element alloys in chip-scale lasers, detectors and other active devices could enable truly monolithic manufacture of optoelectronic ICs in existing CMOS foundries.

How the Great War Changed the Optics Industry

The demands of World War I transformed the optical-glass industries of the Allied countries from small-scale, trial-and-error crafts to volume enterprises informed by science.

Imaging with Multimode Fibers


Progress in addressing image distortion could pave the way for a new generation of extremely thin, high-resolution endoscopes for biomedicine.


OSA Celebrates 100 Years: Q&A with Chris Dainty

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Defining Biophotonics

At Princeton Lightwave, Single Photons are in Focus


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