Optica Publishing Group congratulates three optics pioneers who share in the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for their "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics."
One half of the prize was awarded to Optica Honorary Member Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories, USA, "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems," and the other half was shared by Optica Fellow Gérard Mourou of the École Polytechnique, France, and Optica Fellow and 2013 OSA President Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo, Canada, "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses." Ashkin, Mourou, and Strickland join 34 other Optica Members who have been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, or Physiology/Medicine over the course of our more than 100-year history.
To recognize and honor the 2018 winners and their tremendous accomplishment, we collected from our portfolio the papers that Ashkin, Mourou, and Strickland have published in journals and conference proceedings. For your convenience, the papers below are listed in reverse chronological order by author.