What a year for the optics and photonics industry in 2016! Researchers crafted a miniscule 6.3-nanometer lens, shaped a light-scattering optical antenna, showed that teleportation exists beyond Star Trek, and confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. In this edition, we’ll take a look back at the biggest industry news, most significant technological achievements, and popular products from the past 12 months.
Moving into 2017, the industry is primed to be even more exciting: solar cells are becoming less expensive and more efficient, quantum computing is speeding toward achievability, and shrinking optics technologies are being put to new uses daily, particularly in medtech. Here at Photonics Online, it is our goal to provide you unparalleled coverage of these breakthroughs, and we welcome questions, comments, or contributions to the site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor, Photonics Online