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May 2017

Artist’s conception of a light-sailing spacecraft leaving Earth’s neighborhood. [Illustration by Tatiana Plakhova for Breakthrough Prize Foundation]

Breakthrough Starshot

Patricia Daukantas

Some researchers say that phased arrays of laser amplifiers could propel gram-sized spacecraft to the stars in 20 years. But are human technologies ready for the challenging journey?


Subwavelength Photonics

At an OSA Incubator Meeting, scientists and engineers explored the opportunities and emerging applications enabled by controlling light at subwavelength scale.

LIBS Continues to Evolve

Now decades old, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is still finding applications in novel areas, driven by technology, miniaturization and creative extension of the technique to new problems.


Q&A with 2017 CLEO Plenary Speakers

Observing the TRAPPIST-1 System

Research and Industry News

Local Designs, Global Market


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