December 2018

Artist’s visualization of opto-thermoelectric nanotweezers, which exploit opto-thermo-electro-mechanical coupling for manipulation and in situ analysis of nanoscale metallic particles, at an optical power three orders of magnitude lower than traditional optical tweezers (Zheng et al. / Illustration by Ella Maru Studio)

Optics in 2018

Now in its 36th year, OPN’s annual feature reviews some of the most interesting research in optics and photonics published in recent months. Our panel of guest editors reviewed 113 summaries submitted by research teams from across the globe, to select 30 intriguing stories that reflect the broad sweep of optical and photonic science and engineering.

Winners of 2018 Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 13th annual After Image photo contest!

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