This issue of Photonics Focus looks to the near-future and how it will be shaped by photonics. Lasers are being devised to facilitate communications in and between the Earth and Space. New photonics based technologies are fast-tracking fusion energy via numerous venture-capital-funded startups and their close association with research scientists. Quantum networking of atomic clocks and many other devices promises a world of undreamed of possibilities for sensing, imaging, and measurement accuracy—perhaps all before practical quantum computing applications.
Launched in 2020, Photonics Focus® is the award-winning society magazine of SPIE. Articles showcase scientific discovery and innovative real-world applications of optics and photonics.
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