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Researchers at IBM have set a new record for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber, a type of cable that is typically used to connect nearby computers within a single building or on a campus. The achievement demonstrated that the standard, existing technology for sending data over short distances should be able to meet the growing needs of servers, data centers and supercomputers through the end of this decade, the researchers said.

To provide caregivers with timely information about the clotting properties of a patient’s blood, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an optical device that requires only a few drops of blood and a few minutes to measure the key coagulation parameters that can guide medical decisions, like how much blood to transfuse or what doses of anticoagulant drugs to administer.

The Optical Society (OSA) today released the following statement from its CEO, Elizabeth Rogan, regarding the announcement that U.S. Representative Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will not seek reelection at the end of this year.

The Optical Society (OSA) and OIDA are sponsoring two industry-focused events that will be collocated with the 2014 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition next month in San Francisco.

Engineers have demonstrated that low power photonic devices can be fabricated using standard chip-making processes.


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