Optics in 2010
PANEL CHAIR: Robert D. Guenther, Duke University
GUEST EDITORS: Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia;
Rongguang Liang, Carestream Health, U.S.A.; Carlos López-Mariscal,
Naval Research Labs, U.S.A.; Elena Silaeva, Lomonosov Moscow
State University, Russia.
his special issue of Optics & Photonics News (OPN)
highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. The areas
covered in 2010 include guided waves, interferometric imaging, imaging, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical construction,
optical engineering, optical magnetic interaction, plasmonics, quantum optics, spectroscopy, and ultrafast optics.
This year’s issue includes 30 summaries representing the
work of more than 130 authors from 14 countries. Submissions were judged on the basis of the following criteria:
c The accomplishments described must have been published
in a refereed journal in the year prior to publication in OPN.
c The work should be illustrated in a clear, concise manner
that is readily accessible to the at-large optics community.
c The authors should describe the topical area as a whole and
then discuss the importance of their work in that context.
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In 2010, for the first time, OPN has moved into the
frontier of electronic publishing by incorporating multimedia
elements into our December issue. We are pleased to offer
nine summaries that are accompanied by videos. You can
access them through our December digital edition, available
at www.opnmagazine-digital.com/opn/201012, or through
our main website, at www.osa-opn.org.
We plan to continue adding multimedia to our summaries
from now on, and we’d love to hear your suggestions for how
to improve our digital offerings. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with your feedback, or send us research summaries with
multimedia that we can use to experiment for next year.
OPN and OSA would like to thank all the researchers from
around the world who submitted summaries, as well as our
panel chair and guest editors.