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  • The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of Tingye Li
    The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of Tingye Li
    03 January 2013
    Tingye Li, an OSA Past President and Fellow Emeritus renowned for his contributions to lightwave technology and optical fiber communications, died on 27 December 2012 - in Snowbird, Utah, USA. He was 81.

  • OSA Foundation to Provide 22 Student Travel Grants in 2013
    OSA Foundation to Provide 22 Student Travel Grants in 2013
    20 December 2012
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) announced today its Student Travel Grant Program opportunities for 2013. The OSAF Student Travel Grant Program awards grants to students studying science in qualifying developing nations to attend OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), as well as OSA topical meetings and Optics and Photonics Congresses throughout the year.

  • New Dynamic Dual-Core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway
    New Dynamic Dual-Core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway
    19 December 2012
    Optical fibers –the backbone of the Internet–carry movies, messages, and music at the speed of light. But for all their speedy efficiency, these ultrathin strands of pristine glass must connect to sluggish signal switches, routers, and buffers in order to transmit data. Hoping to do away with these information speed bumps, a team of researchers has developed a new, dual-core optical fiber that can elegantly perform the same functions just by applying a miniscule amount of mechanical pressure.

  • No More Lying About Your Age: Scientists Can Now Gauge Skin’s True Age with New Laser Technique
    No More Lying About Your Age: Scientists Can Now Gauge Skin’s True Age with New Laser Technique
    13 December 2012
    While most of us can recognize the signs of lost youth when we peer into the mirror each morning, scientists do not have a standardized way to measure the extent of age damage in skin. Now a group of Taiwanese researchers has used a specialized microscope to peer harmlessly beneath the skin surface to measure natural age-related changes in the sizes of skin cells.

  • Optics Express Publishes 2nd Annual Special Issue on ECOC 2012 Conference Proceedings
    Optics Express Publishes 2nd Annual Special Issue on ECOC 2012 Conference Proceedings
    10 December 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) today published a series of papers as part of an upcoming Special Issue on the 2012 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in its open-access journal Optics Express. The effort is a continuation of OSA’s existing partnership with ECOC. The issue features in-depth versions of 134 papers from the conference, covering hot topics such as multicore components, hybrid optoelectronic devices, scalable 100 Gb/s transmitters, cooperative coherent receivers and others.

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