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  • CLEO: 2012 Press Luncheon Spotlights New Developments in Biophotonics for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment
    CLEO: 2012 Press Luncheon Spotlights New Developments in Biophotonics for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment
    02 May 2012
    CLEO: 2012, the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, brings together the world’s foremost scientists and engineers working in the field of laser science. From May 6 – 11 in San Jose, more than 1,800 technical presentations, with content stemming from fundamental laser science to photonic applications and products will be presented in fields such as ultrafast lasers, energy-efficient optics, quantum electronics, biotechnology and more.

  • Portable Gas Sensors Improve Atmospheric Pollution Measurements
    Portable Gas Sensors Improve Atmospheric Pollution Measurements
    30 April 2012
    Different types of compact, low-power portable sensors under development by three independent research groups may soon yield unprecedented capabilities to monitor ozone, greenhouse gases, and air pollutants. The three teams will each present their work at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2012), to be held May 6-11, in San Jose, Calif.

  • Re-defining Time: Transmitting extremely precise clock signals over long distances could help pave the way to a new definition of the second
    Re-defining Time: Transmitting extremely precise clock signals over long distances could help pave the way to a new definition of the second
    30 April 2012
    Atomic clocks based on the oscillations of a cesium atom keep amazingly steady time and also define the precise length of a second. But cesium clocks are no longer the most accurate. That title has been transferred to an optical clock housed at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colo. that can keep time to within 1 second in 3.7 billion years.

  • Conquering LED Efficiency Droop: Overcoming mysterious phenomenon could lead to affordable LED lighting
    Conquering LED Efficiency Droop: Overcoming mysterious phenomenon could lead to affordable LED lighting
    30 April 2012
    Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels-off. Now a team of researchers from California and Japan has devised a new design for green and blue LEDs that avoids much of this vexing efficiency droop. The findings will be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2012), taking place May 6-11 in San Jose, Calif.

  • First Quarter 2012 Industry News Summary
    First Quarter 2012 Industry News Summary
    30 April 2012
    From making networks faster, to ensuring our food is safe, and even enabling novel medical procedures, OSA Corporate Associates started 2012 off at 400G speeds. If the first quarter is any indication, 2012 is sure to see a wide variety of exciting optics and photonics industry innovations.

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