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SPEKTRE – OPTICAL COLLECTION 2016

SPEKTRE – OPTICAL COLLECTION 2016

Italian eyewear brand SPEKTRE is launching its very first optical collection. Going with the flow of its sunglass collection, the thirteen new frames convey a classical, yet modern style message with its choice of neutral tones. While »Memento« repre...


Cara Delevingne for Chanel SS16 eyewear

Cara Delevingne for Chanel SS16 eyewear

Cara Delevingne may not have walked for the Chanel Spring Summer 2016 show – having left fashion modelling and all – but we're glad to see her in a new campaign for the brand's eyewear. She wears the sunglasses, first seen on the SS16 runway, which...


Wildfox channel Marie Antoinette for their AW14 eyewear line

Wildfox channel Marie Antoinette for their AW14 eyewear line

Everything is better when it's French. Even though Wildfox is an LA-based label, that didn't stop them from channelling the notorious Marie Antoinette for their latest Fall 2014 sunglasses and eyewear line's ad campaign. Shot by Mark Hunter, the...


Optofluidics in Plants

Optofluidics in Plants

OSA Fellow Demetri Psaltis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, helped launch the field of optofluidics in 2006. Now, with colleagues Andreas E. Vasdekis and Jae-Woo Choi, he hopes draw the attention of the optics community to a re...


Toward a Reliable Optical Timescale

Toward a Reliable Optical Timescale

For a number of years, optical lattice clocks have shown mind-bending levels of accuracy and stability, surpassing those of even the best atomic clocks (see “Optical Lattice Clocks,” OPN, January 2015). But putting that timekeeping muscle to work as...


Better Holograms for Higher Security

Better Holograms for Higher Security

Security holograms have been part of credit cards for more than three decades, but scientists are always seeking to advance the technology. Now, using nanotechnology, researchers in OSA Fellow Federico Capasso’s laboratory at Harvard University (USA)...


Beaming Repairs to Some Optoelectronic Crystals

Beaming Repairs to Some Optoelectronic Crystals

In a classic science-fiction trope, a doctor beams energy onto a patient to heal an injury. In reality, researchers from several U.S. and British universities have used bright light to fix some defects in a type of perovskite film that has many promi...