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  • New Flex-Grid System Prevents Optical Network ‘Traffic Jams’
    New Flex-Grid System Prevents Optical Network ‘Traffic Jams’
    07 March 2013
    Services like Google Maps use algorithms to determine the fastest route from point A to point B—even factoring in real-time traffic information as you travel to redirect you if, for example, a parade is blocking part of your route. Now, a team of researchers from Spain and Japan have achieved this kind of traffic control for the connections in optical networks by using a new dynamic network management system—and it does Google Maps one better.

  • The Optical Society Kicks Off Enabled by Optics Campaign
    The Optical Society Kicks Off Enabled by Optics Campaign
    05 March 2013
    The Optical Society’s (OSA) Corporate Associates program announced the launch of its new Enabled by Optics campaign. The program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technology among new audiences. The campaign will emphasize the extraordinary role optics has played in furthering innovation and the critical impact it has in everyday life.

  •  OFC/NFOEC 2013 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    OFC/NFOEC 2013 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    04 March 2013
    OFC/NFOEC is the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year’s conference—with more than 12,000 attendees expected, along with more than 550 exhibiting companies (45 percent based outside the U.S.) and more than 800 technical and business presentations—will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems and components manufacturers to service providers, carriers and enterprise.

  • OSA Partners with China’s CIOMP on Optical Engineering Summer Session
    OSA Partners with China’s CIOMP on Optical Engineering Summer Session
    01 March 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced they will again collaborate with the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) to host the second CIOMP-OSA Summer Session. This year’s session, to be held in Changchun, China Aug. 4-9, will focus on optical engineering, design and manufacturing.

  • OSA Joins Groups in Bringing Together Government, Industry and Academia to Strengthen Photonics Community
    OSA Joins Groups in Bringing Together Government, Industry and Academia to Strengthen Photonics Community
    28 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) joined several leaders in the optics and photonics community today in Washington at “Optics and Photonics: Lighting a Path for the Future,” a day-long event showcasing how optics and photonics can solve problems, enable innovation, facilitate economic growth and improve lives. The event, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), will highlight the recently released NAS report: Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation, which discusses the current state of optical sciences and opportunities for future growth.

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