May 2020

On 16 May 1960, the first demonstration of the laser launched an incredible journey for science and technology.

The Laser at 60

Stewart Wills

Six decades after the first working laser was demonstrated, OPN offers a few samples of the incredibly rich field the device has created.

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Television Goes 8K: Can You See the Difference?

The impressive technology promises better imaging in medicine and other fields as well as entertainment, but how much more can our eyes see?

Detecting Dental Decay with Infrared Light

A variety of optical techniques could overcome some of the shortcomings of more traditional tools for one of the dentist’s oldest tasks—finding cavities.

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