If OPN's feature articles are merely scratching the surface of your interest in optics, you may want to check out the Optical Society's new review journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP). AOP is an online, quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials that focus on the most up-to-date advances in the fields of both basic and applied optics and photonics.
The first issue of Advances in Optics and Photonics features three reviews and one tutorial. The first of the review articles was written by Richard M. Osgood et al. on the nonlinear optical properties and applications of silicon wires. The second, by Gilberto Brambilla et al., is a review of the fabrication and applications of microwires and nanowires. The third paper is a review by Qiwen Zhan of cylindrical vector beams, including their generation, manipulation, and applications. The tutorial by Jonathan Hu and Curtis R. Menyuk covers leaky modes in slab waveguides, comparing different computational methods for assessing their properties.
In addition to reviews and tutorials, future issues will also feature peer-reviewed letters to the editor that will supplement previously published reviews or tutorials. The tutorials will also include interactive animation and video designed to further enhance the learning experience. OSA is currently providing free introductory access to the journal for a limited time. AOP tutorials will remain open access indefinitely.