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  • IBM Reports Milestone in Silicon Nanophotonics Achievements from Japan's Kyoto University,  Northwestern and the University of New Mexico Noted in Optics Express Focus Issue
    IBM Reports Milestone in Silicon Nanophotonics Achievements from Japan's Kyoto University, Northwestern and the University of New Mexico Noted in Optics Express Focus Issue
    10 December 2007
    Several extraordinary recent achievements place the field of microresonators at the frontier of modern photonics. In the Dec. 10 issue of Optics Express, papers explore advanced silicon modulators in the nanoscale, "photonic nanojets" for biomedical applications and the longest photon lifetime in a photonic crystal nanocavity observed to date.

  • OSA Foundation Funds New Programs
    OSA Foundation Funds New Programs
    05 December 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for three new optics-related programs for 2007 through 2009. These grants will provide funds for optics curriculum for EASTCONN, a non-profit education service center; for an optics education and hands-on demonstration program developed by the OSA Rochester (N.Y.) Local Section; and for the distribution of educational materials to developing nations.

  • Looking Through the Eyes of a Mouse, Scientists Monitor Circulating Cells in Its Bloodstream
    Looking Through the Eyes of a Mouse, Scientists Monitor Circulating Cells in Its Bloodstream
    03 December 2007
    A team of researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have developed an optical device that allows them to peer through the eyes of a mouse and monitor the cells passing through its bloodstream.

  • Industry Newsmakers -- Fall 2007
    Industry Newsmakers -- Fall 2007
    30 November 2007
    Some of the most talked about advancements in the optics and photonics industry are seen in the field of optical fiber communication. OSA Corporate Member companies are leading the way in the race for ever-faster networks and larger bandwidth. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from Photop, QPC Lasers, Zygo and more.

  • OSA's Engineering Excellence Award Renamed in Honor of Paul F. Forman
    OSA's Engineering Excellence Award Renamed in Honor of Paul F. Forman
    30 November 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation is pleased to announce the renaming of OSA's Engineering Excellence Award to the Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award. The new name honors the contributions to optical engineering by the late Paul Forman, co-founder of Zygo Corporation and OSA fellow.

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