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  • Nanoscopic Changes to Pancreatic Cells Reveal Cancer
    Nanoscopic Changes to Pancreatic Cells Reveal Cancer
    17 February 2009
    A team of researchers in Chicago has developed a way to examine cell biopsies and detect never-before-seen signs of early-stage pancreatic cancer, according to a new paper in the Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters.

  • Optics Express Debuts Astrophotonics Focus Issue Laser-Sculpted Optical Devices for Future Giant Telescopes
    Optics Express Debuts Astrophotonics Focus Issue Laser-Sculpted Optical Devices for Future Giant Telescopes
    05 February 2009
    Future telescopes, with mirrors half the size of a football field, will need special components to deal with the light they collect. Astronomers are turning to photonic devices that guide and manipulate light inside specially-designed materials. The greatest potential, which is described in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, may lie in a laser-based technique that carves out micron-sized light pathways in three dimensions.

  • De-Multiplexing to the Max 640 Gbits/second
    De-Multiplexing to the Max 640 Gbits/second
    03 February 2009
    A new error-free speed-reading record using a compact ultra-fast component—640 Gbits/second (Gbps, or billion bits per second)—has now been established by a collaboration of scientists from Denmark and Australia, who report their results in the journal Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal.

  • OFC/NFOEC 2009 Announces Plenary Session Speakers
    OFC/NFOEC 2009 Announces Plenary Session Speakers
    03 February 2009
    The 2009 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) – the premier international optical communication event – will feature three industry leaders in the fields of optics and telecommunications.

  • OSA's Review Journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics, Launches Inaugural Issue
    OSA's Review Journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics, Launches Inaugural Issue
    30 January 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the premiere issue of its review journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics,was published today. Advances in Optics and Photonics 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.

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