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  • By using an ordinary green laser pointer, the kind commonly found in offices and college lecture halls, an Israeli research team has developed a new and highly portable Raman spectrometer that can detect extremely minute traces of hazardous chemicals in real time.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) today congratulated OSA Fellow David J. Wineland of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Serge Haroche of Collége de France for being awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

  • Innovations from nearly 900 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during the Optical Society’s (OSA) 96th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, being held Oct. 14 - 18 in Rochester, N.Y. Co-located with Laser Science XXVIII, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS), the meeting will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering in five days of cutting-edge content, as well as provide opportunities for networking and scientific exchange.

  • Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society (OSA), today announced that Michael J. Cumbo, president of IDEX Optics & Photonics, will be the featured guest during the Executive Speaker Series being held Tuesday, Oct. 16 as part of the complimentary corporate programming at FiO. The meeting takes place Oct. 14-18 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Researchers from the University of Toronto have gathered the most direct experimental evidence that Heisenberg’s original formulation is wrong. The results were published online in the journal Physical Review Letters last month and the researchers will present their findings for the first time at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

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