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  • 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.

  • OSA Student Members Gather in Chennai for India’s IONS-Asia Conference on Optics
    OSA Student Members Gather in Chennai for India’s IONS-Asia Conference on Optics
    07 December 2012
    The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the fourth IONS-Asia conference in Chennai, India Dec. 7-8. The conference, organized by the OSA Student Chapters of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and St. Joseph's College of Engineering, will feature technical sessions and programming for students in the field of optics and photonics.

  • ADVA Optical Networking CEO Brian Protiva to Address Network Transformation at OFC/NFOEC 2013 Plenary Session
    ADVA Optical Networking CEO Brian Protiva to Address Network Transformation at OFC/NFOEC 2013 Plenary Session
    06 December 2012
    Brian Protiva, CEO and co-founder of ADVA Optical Networking, a global telecommunications company headquartered in Munich, Germany, will give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), being held March 17 – 21, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif.

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