Newsletter | December 16, 2021

12.16.21 -- Photonics Online Top 10 Of 2021


Many would say 2020 proved challenging, in the home and at work. But for myself, and hopefully others, 2021 has been more triumphant than trying. In August, I began my role as editor for Photonics Online. In these few short months, I’ve explored areas of interest and innovation I’ve never experienced before — from an increased military interest in directed energy (DE) weapons to SWIR imaging of Venus to laser beams made visible within a vacuum. 


Revisit, or experience for the first time, some of those very things right here in our Top 10 newsletter. 


But before you do, I’m asking a favor. 


What makes Photonics Online successful is the invaluable insights of our subscribers and our partners. The breadth of your experience, breakthroughs, and collaborations is nothing short of impressive. As you peruse our product offerings, contemplate the most recent editorials, and catch up on the latest news, remember that it’s all here to benefit you — and because of you.


What better way to enrich yourself and the photonics community than by joining the conversation? I welcome all who have expertise, insights, and ideas to share. 


As we round the corner into 2022, I thank all of you for your continued interest and support. I can’t wait to explore more and to bring you the latest and greatest innovations in optics and photonics. 


All the best, 

Abby Proch, Editor 


P.S. Are you heading to Photonics West? Let’s meet up.

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