• “True Believers” Envision a VR/AR Future

    Patricia Daukantas | 18 September 2019

    At FiO+LS 2019, three leaders in VR/AR research looked at the elements that will define market-leading displays for virtual and augmented reality—and the need to keep the end user in mind. read more  

  • Help for Getting Back in Focus

    Stewart Wills | 18 September 2019

    A presentation at FiO+LS 2019 recounted progress toward a device to help aging persons regain the ability to dynamically refocus on near and far objects. read more  

  • Checking in with the Brightest Light Initiative

    Molly Moser | 17 September 2019

    The technology co-chair of a 2019 ultrafast laser workshop gave audiences a sneak peek into an upcoming report, identifying future opportunities for ultrafast-laser science in the U.S. read more  

  • Color: From Nature to Applications

    Stewart Wills | 17 September 2019

    OPN talks with U.K. researcher and FiO+LS 2019 invited speaker Silvia Vignolini about her work engineering structural colors based on models in the natural world. read more  

  • Nanophotonic Design, Optimized

    Stewart Wills | 17 September 2019

    Stanford University’s Jelena Vuckovic sketched out her team’s machine-learning-driven approach to designing tiny photonic components—and making them semiconductor fab–ready. read more  

  • Applying Your Ph.D. to Industry

    Molly Moser | 16 September 2019

    A professional-development session at FiO+LS 2019 covered the top 40 jobs for STEM Ph.D.s—and how to score them. read more  

  • Sizing Up Markets for Autonomous Systems

    Stewart Wills | 16 September 2019

    Talks at FiO+LS 2019 offered different perspectives on the prospects for optical sensors in self-driving cars, drones and other platforms. read more  

  • Light Confinement Gets Extreme

    Stewart Wills | 16 September 2019

    In a “Visionary Speakers” talk at FiO+LS 2019, Jeremy Baumberg of Cambridge University looked at the emerging discipline of “picophotonics”—and the opportunities it’s opening. read more  

  • Dispatches from FiO 2019

    OPN Staff | 15 September 2019

    OPN stories and info direct from the 2019 OSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. read more  

  • Digging Into Quantum Sensors

    Stewart Wills | 15 September 2019

    FiO+LS 2019 kicked off with a rich survey of the state of the art in atom interferometers and other quantum tech—and of their potential applications. read more