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  • 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.

  • Industry Newsmakers Fourth Quarter 2008
    Industry Newsmakers Fourth Quarter 2008
    29 January 2009
    In late 2008, OSA Corporate Member companies were seen leveraging business partnerships and new business strategies to foster innovation and novel product offerings. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from JDSU, Intel Capital, Fianium and more.

  • Tiny lasers get a notch up
    Tiny lasers get a notch up
    27 January 2009
    Tiny disk-shaped lasers as small as a speck of dust could one day beam information through optical computers. Unfortunately, a perfect disk will spray light out, not as a beam, but in all directions. New theoretical results, reported in the Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters, explain how adding a small notch to the disk edge provides a single outlet for laser light to stream out.

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