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  • OSA, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE ComSoc Partner on Optical Networking Journal
    OSA, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE ComSoc Partner on Optical Networking Journal
    27 February 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA), IEEE Photonics Society (formerly IEEE LEOS) and IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) today announced they are partnering to combine two existing publications into one, called the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN).

  • Rep. Rush Holt Named 2009 OSA Advocate of Optics
    Rep. Rush Holt Named 2009 OSA Advocate of Optics
    25 February 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA) recognized Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) this week as its 2009 Advocate of Optics. Rep. Holt was chosen for the honor because of his extraordinary leadership in seeking to increase federal investments in the sciences, including critical research and development (R&D).

  • OSA Members to Support Research into Renewable Energy Sources
    OSA Members to Support Research into Renewable Energy Sources
    24 February 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors approved an energy policy statement that enables OSA to globally advocate for increased research and development (R&D) investments in optics and photonics in order to foster progress in solar energy and new, efficient solid-state lighting technologies.

  • 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.

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