This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights the most
exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over
the past 12 months. Our panel of editors reviewed a record 162
summaries from scientists all over the globe. They selected for
publication 30 stories that they felt most clearly communicated
breakthroughs of interest to the optics community. Many of the
summaries have multimedia components that you can access at
www.opnmagazine-digital.com/opn/december_2013 or through
our main web site, at www.osa-opn.org. Thanks to all who
submitted summaries as well as to our panel of guest editors.
PANEL CHAIR: Robert D. Guenther, Duke University, U.S.A.
GUEST EDITORS: Nicholas J. Frigo, U.S. Naval Academy
Dmitry Dylov, General Electric Global Research, U.S.A.
Carlos López-Mariscal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Alessandro Restelli, U.S. National Inst. of Standards and Tech.
Yanina Shevchenko, Carleton University, Canada
Zuleykhan Tomova, University of Maryland, U.S.A.