Nonfiction Magazine Writing
New Scientist is a weekly international science magazine, found on the web at http://www.newscientist.com as well as in print.
I cover news stories around the world in fields
including paleontology, astronomy, geology, technology, physics,
lasers, optics and the environment. The magazine covers the whole range of science
and technology around the planet, and their implications for our
Laser Focus World is a monthly trade magazine serving the laser industry.
I am currently a contributing
editor. writing a series of monthly features called "Photonic Frontiers," and giving tutorial webcasts on laser-related topics. For
more information check its web site at http://www.laserfocusworld.com.
- UPDATED LIST TO COME
- "State of the Art Fiber,"
Upside September 2001, a status report on fiber technology.
- "Breaking the metro bottleneck," Technology Review June
2001, also on the web at http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/jun01/hecht.asp
- "Building a fiber-optic communication industry," Optics &
Photonics News, March 2001
- "The clearest glass in the world," Optics & Photonics News
- "Information pipe lines," (optical networks) Upside September
2000, also on the web at http://www.upsidetoday.com/Ebiz/399ad9480.html
- "Fiber to the home" Technology Review, March/April 2000,
also on the web at http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/mar00/hecht.asp
- "How We Became Wired with Glass," American Heritage of Invention
& Technology, Winter 2000. A short history of fiber optics, based
on City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics.
- "The Lost Generation of Fiber Optics," Optics & Photonics
News November 1999, looks at the independent inventions of fiber optics
from a more optics-oriented view than the Analog article below.
- "Illuminating the Origins of Light Guiding," Optics & Photonics
News October 1999
- "Wavelength-Division Multiplexing," Technology Review,
Mar/April 1999, also on the web at http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/mar99/hecht.asp
- "The Lost Years of Fiber Optics," speculates what might
have happened if fiber optics had taken off the first time it was invented.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 1999
- "The Amazing Optical Adventures of Todd-AO" in the October 1996
issue of Optics and Photonics News tells the fascinating saga of how
optical engineers worked with promoter Mike Todd to make wide screen movies.
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