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  • Optical Materials Express Focus Issue Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials
    Optical Materials Express Focus Issue Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials
    22 September 2011
    Light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale has turned into a very fast-growing field of research known as nano-optics. To highlight breakthroughs in the specific areas of nano-optics known as nanoplasmonics and metamaterials, the editors of the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Optical Materials Express (OMEx) have published a special Focus Issue on Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials.

  • Google's Milo Medin to Keynote OFC/NFOEC 2012 Plenary Session
    Google's Milo Medin to Keynote OFC/NFOEC 2012 Plenary Session
    15 September 2011
    Google’s vice president of access networks, Milo Medin, is set to give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), taking place in Los Angeles March 4 – 8, 2012.

  • Monthly Tip Sheet Research Highlights from Biomedical Optics Express - September 2011
    Monthly Tip Sheet Research Highlights from Biomedical Optics Express - September 2011
    13 September 2011
    The following highlights summarize key research published in the September issue of Biomedical Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with rapid, open-access, peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. The journal scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, and biomedical studies and clinical applications.

  • Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    06 September 2011
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the finalists of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition, which recognizes the innovation, research and presentation excellence of graduate students attending the Optical Society's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO). The finalists will present their work during FiO 2011, taking place Oct. 16 – 20 in San Jose, Calif.

  • Faster Diagnostics through Cheap, Ultra-Portable Blood Testing
    Faster Diagnostics through Cheap, Ultra-Portable Blood Testing
    01 September 2011
    A team of researchers from the University of Toledo in Ohio has developed a low-cost, portable technique that is able to quickly and reliably detect specific proteins in a sample of human blood. This innovative technique, described in the Sept. 1 issue of the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, Biomedical Optics Express, could help in a wide range of medical sensing applications, including diagnosing diseases like cancer and diabetes long before clinical symptoms arise.

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