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2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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Optica (formerly the Optical Society, OSA) is an international society dedicated to the science and technology of light, and operates a corporate membership program that serves and represents its members and the greater optics and photonics community. 


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The two applications shifting views of photonics

Recent conferences have demonstrated new interest in two areas of growing potential: the use of photonics in medicine and space communications.
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Infleqtion supplies key component technologies to many of the world’s research labs and early commercial leaders in quantum machine development, from individual components to complete plug-and-play solutions.
Executive Forum

Taking photonics along for the quantum business ride

In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to Scott Faris, CEO of Infleqtion, about his career as a serial business leader and entrepreneur and what’s next for quantum ...
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How deep technology requirements drive optical opportunities

In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to Roman Axelrod and Valentyn Volkov, co-founders of XPANCEO, about their vision for the future of “deep tech” development and...
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Why are global standards needed to fuel advanced manufacturing?

Optica is considering establishing an Advanced Optics Manufacturing Alliance to introduce standardization for manufacturing optical elements for augmented and virtual reality....
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The case for training: Hands-on learning drives business goals

As an industry, we’re facing hiring challenges, factoring in the added complication of the depth of expertise required in photonics.
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Michael Lebby, CEO of Lightwave Logic.
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How thinking ahead shaped the fiber-optics industry

Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to Michael Lebby, CEO of Lightwave Logic, about his distinguished career and what gets him fired up today.
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AdValue Photonics' glass fabrication process.
Executive Forum

Fiber laser innovations for diverse markets

In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to AdValue Photonics CEO Michael Mielke about his career and the company.
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EFFECT Photonics’ optical system-on-chip technology increases the integration of optical components, reducing device footprint, losses, and power consumption.
Executive Forum

Enabling digital-signal processing and forward error correction

In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talked to EFFECT Photonics’ CEO Roberto Marcoccia about his experience as a pioneer in the early days of the telecom industry, and ...
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(L-R) David Piehler, Peter Winzer, Michael Lebby, and Robert Blum addressed the manufacturing plans of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) by semiconductor fabs and how the photonics industry can transfer their processes to the semiconductor industry during their panel discussion at the Laser Focus World Executive Forum.
Executive Forum

Silicon photonics: Is it witchcraft?

During Laser Focus World’s Executive Forum at SPIE’s Photonics West 2023, Jose Pozo, chief technology officer of Optica, led a lively panel discussion exploring the current state...
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With arc-second accuracy, PLX's real-time beam steering technology significantly improves counter-drone, free-space optics applications and the accuracy of industrial robotics.
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Monolithic optics and optical system integration: Meet Itai Vishnia, CEO of PLX

In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to PLX CEO Itai Vishnia about his experience leading the company through a transition from components manufacturer to solutions...

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Harnessing change in today’s optics landscape

Collectively as an industry, we are witnessing, contributing to, and ultimately leading a time of momentous change in optics and photonics.
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COVID-19 crisis management for photonics businesses

Innovation and leadership will be the keys to successful short- and long-term responses to the pandemic.