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  • Photo Gallery Applied Optics Special Issue on Light and Color in the Open Air
    Photo Gallery Applied Optics Special Issue on Light and Color in the Open Air
    06 October 2011
    Nature creates countless stunning optical phenomena. Some of the most familiar are rainbows, fog bows, coronas, sprites, and mirages, but other, more complex and often more compelling phenomena are also witnessed and imaged, though far less frequently and often under challenging conditions that require great patience.

  • From Myth to Reality Photos Prove Triple Rainbows Exist
    From Myth to Reality Photos Prove Triple Rainbows Exist
    05 October 2011
    Single rainbows are inspiring, double rainbows are rare, but tertiary rainbows have been elusive until a meteorologist provided guidelines that showed how to find them

  • Researchers Transform iPhone into High-quality Medical Imaging Device
    Researchers Transform iPhone into High-quality Medical Imaging Device
    03 October 2011
    In a feat of technology tweaking that would rival MacGyver, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices. With materials that cost about as much as a typical app, the decked-out smartphones are able to use their heightened senses to perform detailed microscopy and spectroscopy.

  • Author Milton Chang Donates Book to Help OSA Foundation's Fundraising Efforts
    Author Milton Chang Donates Book to Help OSA Foundation's Fundraising Efforts
    27 September 2011
    The OSA Foundation announced today that author, entrepreneur, and investor Milton Chang has donated 1,000 copies of his new book, Toward Entrepreneurship: Establishing a Successful Technology Business, to the Foundation. Proceeds from sales of the books will be donated to the OSA Foundation and matched 100 percent by the Optical Society (OSA). Books must be purchased through the OSA Foundation website to qualify.

  • 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.

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