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  • Energy Express Focus Issue Optics in LEDs for Lighting
    Energy Express Focus Issue Optics in LEDs for Lighting
    05 July 2011
    Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been changing the way we see the world since the 1960s. To highlight breakthroughs in LEDs, the editors of Energy Express, a bi-monthly supplement to Optics Express, the open-access journal of the Optical Society (OSA), today published a special Focus Issue on Optics in LEDs for Lighting.

  • The Optical Society's Journals Remain Leaders in Optics and Photonics Publications
    The Optical Society's Journals Remain Leaders in Optics and Photonics Publications
    30 June 2011
    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its 15 flagship, partnered and co-published peer-reviewed journals continue to generate the most citations and the largest number of articles in the field of optics and photonics, according to the recently released Thomson Reuters 2010 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).

  • Historic First Images of Rod Photoreceptors in the Living Human Eye
    Historic First Images of Rod Photoreceptors in the Living Human Eye
    08 June 2011
    Scientists today reported that the tiny light-sensing cells known as rods have been clearly and directly imaged in the living eye for the first time. Using adaptive optics (AO), the same technology astronomers use to study distant stars and galaxies, scientists can see through the murky distortion of the outer eye, revealing the eye’s cellular structure with unprecedented detail.

  • Improving DNA Sequencing Sponge-like Biosensor Crams Enormous Power into Tiny Space
    Improving DNA Sequencing Sponge-like Biosensor Crams Enormous Power into Tiny Space
    26 May 2011
    Vanderbilt University engineers have created a "spongy" silicon biosensor that shows promise not only for medical diagnostics, but also for the detection of dangerous toxins and other tiny molecules in the environment.

  • OSA Foundation and International Commission for Optics Announce Donation Partnership
    OSA Foundation and International Commission for Optics Announce Donation Partnership
    24 May 2011
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) today announced a new fiscal sponsorship agreement with the International Commission for Optics (ICO) that will allow charitable donations made to the OSA Foundation to be earmarked for ICO outreach activities.

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