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  • Using the compound eyes of the humble moth as their inspiration, an international team of physicists has developed new nanoscale materials that could someday reduce the radiation dosages received by patients getting X-rayed, while improving the resolution of the resulting images.


  • The leading conference for the optical networking industry, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), has been named one of the United States’ top 25 fastest-growing trade shows in net square footage growth by Trade Show News Network (TSNN).


  • Temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise in the second quarter of 2012 – OSA Corporate Associate Members have also been busy developing new products, building partnerships and raising their profiles.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced its journals have again generated the most citations and largest number of articles of any publisher in the optics category of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters JCR, 2011). In addition, OSA’s newest journal, Biomedical Optics Express, which launched in August 2010, debuted on the optics list with an Impact Factor of 2.333, the highest of any new optics journal this year.


  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) today announced Matthew N. Barnum of the University of Arizona and Anthony J. Visconti of the University of Rochester are the recipients of the 2012 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Travel Grant. The grant was established by Optical Research Associates (ORA®), now the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, Inc., as a memorial to ORA’s former President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Hilbert. The grant recognizes the research excellence of graduate students in the areas of optical engineering, lens design, and/or illumination design.

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