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  • Entanglement on a Chip: Breakthrough Promises Secure Communications and Faster Computers
    Entanglement on a Chip: Breakthrough Promises Secure Communications and Faster Computers
    26 January 2015
    New research, reported today in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, describes how a team of scientists has developed, for the first time, a microscopic component that is small enough to fit onto a standard silicon chip that can generate a continuous supply of entangled photons.

  • OSA Welcomes New Editor of Applied Optics
    OSA Welcomes New Editor of Applied Optics
    23 January 2015
    OSA welcomes Ron Driggers as the new editor-in-chief of Applied Optics.

  • Yellowstone's Thermal Springs -- Their Colors Unveiled
    Yellowstone's Thermal Springs -- Their Colors Unveiled
    19 December 2014
    Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs.

  • Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    15 December 2014
    Newly published in OSA journal Biomedical Optics Express, a team of researchers from Central South University in China have demonstrated that a technique known as photoacoustic imaging has the potential to be a new, faster, cheaper, and non-invasive method to detect, diagnose, and stage cervical cancer with high accuracy.

  • Fraud-proof Credit Cards Possible with Quantum Physics
    Fraud-proof Credit Cards Possible with Quantum Physics
    15 December 2014
    As reported in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, a team of researchers from the Netherlands has harnessed the power of quantum mechanics to create a fraud-proof method for authenticating a physical “key” that is virtually impossible to thwart.

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