Photonics Focus

Current Issue

The first issue of Photonics Focus celebrates the 60th anniversary of the invention of the laser. We look back at the contributions of a laser luminary, marvel at today's laser research, and look forward to the laser capabilities of the near future.

Select articles are available online, but the complete issue is available for download as a PDF.

About Photonics Focus

Launched in 2020, Photonics Focus is the new SPIE membership magazine. Articles will showcase scientific discovery and innovative real-world applications of optics and photonics.

Read more about how to subscribe or submit an article to the magazine.

Advertising in Photonics Focus will expose your message to key decision makers and qualified buyers in the optics and photonics industry. Find out how to advertise in Photonics Focus.

What happened to SPIE Professional?

After 14 years, the SPIE Professional quarterly magazine is discontinued. Starting in January 2020, SPIE Members will receive the bimonthly magazine Photonics Focus as a membership benefit instead of SPIE Professional. The increased frequency will enable SPIE to deliver more timely information about technology developments and news relevant to the community. SPIE Professional archives can be read on our website.