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  • Optics Express to be Indexed in MEDLINE
    Optics Express to be Indexed in MEDLINE
    19 March 2008
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) is thrilled to announce that its journal Optics Express (www.OpticsExpress.org) has been selected for indexing and inclusion in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MEDLINE® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) bibliographic database. Optics Express is the fourth OSA journal to be selected, joining the Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision; Applied Optics; and Optics Letters.

  • Optical Society of America Names 2008 Advocates of Optics
    Optical Society of America Names 2008 Advocates of Optics
    19 March 2008
    Viviane Reding, European commissioner for information society and media, and Thierry Van der Pyl, head of the Commission’s Photonics Unit, are being recognized today by the Optical Society of America (OSA) as the organization’s 2008 Advocates of Optics.

  • First Recipient of Corning Outstanding Student Paper Award Competition Announced
    First Recipient of Corning Outstanding Student Paper Award Competition Announced
    28 February 2008
    Corning, Incorporated and the OSA Foundation today announced the winner of the inaugural Corning Outstanding Student Paper Award Competition, which recognizes future leaders in optical communications. Frederik Van Laere, Ghent Univ.-IMEC, Belgium was awarded top honors for his paper, "Multifunctional Photonic Crystal Compact Demux-Detector on InP."

  • Optical Communication Industry to Convene in San Diego for OFC/NFOEC
    Optical Communication Industry to Convene in San Diego for OFC/NFOEC
    19 February 2008
    OFC/NFOEC features latest innovations, research and applications impacting the business and consumer sides of optical communications.

  • Laser Light May Be Able to Detect Diseases on the Breath
    Laser Light May Be Able to Detect Diseases on the Breath
    18 February 2008
    A team of scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, has shown that by sampling a person’s breath with laser light they can detect molecules in the breath that may be markers for diseases like asthma or cancer.

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