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  • 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).


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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