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  • OSA, DPG Name David J. Wineland Winner of First Herbert Walther Award
    OSA, DPG Name David J. Wineland Winner of First Herbert Walther Award
    20 November 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) are proud to announce the inaugural Herbert Walther Award will be presented to David J. Wineland of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for his seminal contributions to quantum information physics and metrology, and the development of trapped ion techniques for applications to basic quantum phenomena, plasma physics and optical clocks.

  • Improved Spectrometer Based on Nonlinear Optics
    Improved Spectrometer Based on Nonlinear Optics
    12 November 2008
    Scientists at Stanford University and Japan’s National Institute of Informatics have created a new highly sensitive infrared spectrometer. The device converts light from the infrared part of the spectrum to the visible part, where the availability of superior optical detectors results in strongly improved sensing capabilities.

  • AOE and APOC Join Forces to Become One Comprehensive Event
    AOE and APOC Join Forces to Become One Comprehensive Event
    07 November 2008
    IEEE/LEOS, OSA and SPIE today announced that the Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference (AOE) and Asia-Pacific Optical Communications (APOC) will combine to form one comprehensive conference and tradeshow exhibition. Taking place Nov. 1 – 6, 2009, in Shanghai, China, AOE/APOC will become the premier optical communications forum for those in the Pacific Rim.

  • OSA's Interactive Science Publishing Initiative Launches with Research on Breathing Disorders and Congenital Heart Defects
    OSA's Interactive Science Publishing Initiative Launches with Research on Breathing Disorders and Congenital Heart Defects
    30 October 2008
    Two groups of researchers, one in the United States and one in Australia, are announcing the development of new optical techniques for visualizing the invisible processes at work in several human diseases.

  • Silicon Optical Fiber Made Practical
    Silicon Optical Fiber Made Practical
    28 October 2008
    Scientists at Clemson University for the first time have been able to make a practical optical fiber with a silicon core, according to a new paper published in the current issue of the Optical Society’s open-access journal, Optics Express.

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