2012 OSA in the News

OSA In The News - 2012

Welcome to the OSA in the News page. This page features select media coverage of OSA, the OSA Foundation, OSA members, and research published in OSA journals.

December 2012

Data Center Workshop to be Co-hosted by OIDA at OFC 2013
Laser Focus World – December 31, 2012

OSA Foundation to award 22 Student Travel Grants in 2013
LaserFocusWorld – December 28, 2012
 
Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fibre Boosts Data Processing
Radio-Electronics.com – December 20, 2012
 
New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway
Lightwave – December 20, 2012
 
22 Student Travel Grants from OSAF in 2013
Novus Light Technologies Today – December 20, 2012
 
New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway
FierceTelecom – December 20, 2012
 
Conventions with the Highest Economic Impact in Baltimore in 2011 
Baltimore Business Journal – December 20, 2012
 
New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes
ECN Mag – December 19, 2012
 
Nanomechanical Fiber Goes Beyond Light Transmission
Photonics.com – December 19, 2012
 
OFC/NFOEC 2013: Dual-Core Optical Fibres
Novus Light Technologies Today – December 19, 2012
 
New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway
Phys.org – December 19, 2012
 
Data Routes On Information Superhighway Enhanced With New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber
RedOrbit – December 19, 2012

Standardized Testing for Skin Damage
Photonics.com  December 17, 2012
 
Microscopic Manipulation
Wall Street Journal  December 16, 2012
 
New Laser Technique Can Reveal Skin's True Age
Sify  December 14, 2012
 
Microscopy Technique Gauges Skin’s True Age
Bio Optics World  December 13, 2012
 
No More Hiding Your Age with New Laser Technique
Novus Light Technologies Today  December 13, 2012
 
Lasers Penetrate the Skin to Reveal a Person's True Age
Medical Daily  December 13, 2012
 
No More Lying About Your Age: Scientists Can Now Gauge Skin’s True Age with New Laser Technique
Canada.com  December 13, 2012
 
New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Phys.org  December 13, 2012

Now, a Laser Device That Detects Bombs in a Jiffy
Sify – December 11, 2012

A Black Hole for Light
Photonics.com – December 10, 2012

ECOC 2012: Optics Express Publishes Special Issue on Conference
Novus Light Technologies Today – December 10, 2012

Nano-sandwich Material Claimed to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency by 175 Percent
Gizmag – December 7, 2012

Big Boost To Solar Power Given By Tiny Structure
RedOrbit – December 7, 2012
 
Metallic Sandwich Could Boost Solar Cell's Output
Sify – December 7, 2012

ADVA Optical Networking CEO Brian Protiva to Address Network Transformation at OFC/NFOEC 2013 Plenary Session
Fierce Telecom – December 7, 2012

ADVA Optical Networking CEO Brian Protiva To Address Network Transformation At OFC/NFOEC 2013 Plenary Session
Photonics Online – December 6, 2012

ADVA CEO to Keynote OFC/NFOEC Plenary Session
Light Reading – December 6, 2012

OSA, DPG Name H. Jeff Kimble Winner of Herbert Walther Award
Optics.org – December 5, 2012

H. Jeff Kimble Winner of Herbert Walther Award
Novus Light Technologies Today – December 5, 2012
 
72 New OSA Fellows
Novus Light Technologies Today – December 4, 2012
 
"World's Smallest Wrench" is Able to Rotate Individual Cells
Gizmag – December 4, 2012
 
UT-Arlington Researchers Have Created the World's Tiniest Wrench, and Think it Can Lead to Deep Space Travel
Dallas Observer – December 4, 2012
 
'World's Smallest Wrench' Could Help Build Solar Sails
TG Daily – December 4, 2012
 
New Twist On Microscopic Manipulation From World’s Smallest Wrench
RedOrbit – December 3, 2012
 
Optical 'Wrench' Can Move Microparticles
United Press International – December 3, 2012
 
Fiber Optic ‘Wrench’ Twists, Turns Tiny Particles
Photonics.com – December 3, 2012
 
‘Hyperspectral’ Camera Surprises Aurora Researchers
The Register (UK) – December 3, 2012
 
Monster Machines: This Camera That Will Look Deep Into The Aurora Borealis
Gizmodo Australia – December 1, 2012
 

November 2012

MIT Develops 3-D Light Switch to Study Brain Circuits
BioSpectrum Asia – November 20, 2012

3D 'Light Switch' for Brain Could be Key to Beat Parkinson's and Epilepsy
Yahoo! News India – November 20, 2012

3D Optogenetics Probe from MIT Targets Hundreds of Individual Neurons
LaserFocusWorld – November 19, 2012

Manipulating Living Neurons with a 3D Brain Light Switch
Novus Light Technologies Today – November 19, 2012

A 3-D Light Switch for the Brain
Photonics.com – November 19, 2012

New Flexible Lens Works Like the One in Your Eye - and Could Replace It
The Register – November 14, 2012

GRIN Optical Technology Could Mean Better Implantable Lenses
Gizmag – November 13, 2012

Human Eye Inspires More Natural Lens Technology
Novus Light Technologies Today – November 13, 2012

Artificial Eye Lenses Made to Reproduce Optical Qualities of Natural Ones
Medgadget – November 13, 2012

Human Eye Gives Visionary Design For New, More Natural Lens Technology
RedOrbit – November 13, 2012

Bio-inspired GRIN lens may lead to better eye implants
LaserFocusWorld – November 13, 2012

Artificial Lens Mimics the Human Eye
United Press International – November 13, 2012

Matsuura Named OSA Senior Science Adviser
Photonics.com – November 6, 2012

Anne Matsuura Joins The Optical Society As Senior Science Advisor
Photonics Online – November 5, 2012

Researchers Aim To Prevent Or Treat Defects Before Birth In An Embryo Heart
Medical News Today – November 1, 2012

3-D Stress Map Reveals Embryonic Heart Defects
Photonics.com – November 1, 2012

Doppler OCT Imaging Sheds Light on Health of Baby's Heart
BioOpticsWorld – November 1, 2012

First-ever 3-D Stress Map of Developing Embryonic Heart Sheds Light on Why Defects Form
Phys.org – November 1, 2012

Don Keck Named OSA Honorary Member
Light Reading – November 1, 2012

OSA names Donald B. Keck as Honorary Member
LaserFocusWorld – November 1, 2012

October 2012

A 3D Tool to Track Malformations in Unborn Heart!
Yahoo! News India – October 31, 2012

3D Stress Map of Developing Embryonic Heart
Novus Light Technologies Today – October 31, 2012

First-Ever 3-D Stress Map of Developing Embryonic Heart Sheds Light On Why Defects Form
ScienceDaily – October 31, 2012

UNESCO Declares 2015 the International Year of Light
LaserFocusWorld – October 26, 2012
 
UNESCO Adopts Resolution to Make 2015 the International Year of Light
Novus Light Technologies Today – October 25, 2012
 
OSA Lauds UNESCO For Adopting Proposal To Name 2015 The International Year Of Light
Photonics Online – October 25, 2012
 
Gold No Longer Has to be Golden: British Team Finds Way to Change the Precious Metal's Hue
Daily Mail – October 25, 2012
 
Southampton Scientists Change the Colour of Gold
BBC News – October 24, 2012
 
A New Take On the Midas Touch: Changing the Color of Gold
ScienceDaily – October 24, 2012
 
The Optical Society Celebrates Emil Wolf's 90th Birthday
University of Rochester – October 24, 2012
 
Run Benefits Paul Anthony Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
Lightwave – October 29, 2012
 
Frontiers in Optics 2012 Wraps up in Rochester with Increased Attendance
Laser Focus World – October 22, 2012
 
FiO 2012: Strategic Vision for US Optics and Photonics Industry
Novus Light Technologies Today – October 19, 2012
 
Excellent Idea of the Day: Silk for Implants
Discovery News – October 18, 2012
 
Light Matters TV: Silk Optics & Photonic Gel
Photonics.com – October 17, 2012
 
Photonic Crystal Fiber Inventor Named OSA VP
Photonics.com – October 17, 2012
 
Optics Industry, While Strong, Facing Some Bumps
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – October 16, 2012
 
Optics Industry Conference in Rochester
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – October 15, 2012
 
Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast
Laser Focus World – October 15, 2012
 
Newly Discovered Light Properties of Silk to Benefit Medical Devices
Medgadget – October 12, 2012
 
Regular Green Laser Pointer Used to Detect Hazardous Chemicals
Gizmag – October 11, 2012
 
FiO Poised for Lots of Bio
BioOptics World – October 11, 2012
 
Laser Pointer IDs Dangerous Chemicals
Photonics.com – October 11, 2012
 
From Lectures to Explosives Detection: Green Laser Pointer Identifies Traces Of Dangerous Chemicals In Real-Time
Photonics Online – October 10, 2012
 
A Fancy Contact Lens To Prevent Childhood Myopia
Technology Review – October 9, 2012
 
Handheld 3D Scanner Could Aid Primary Care Exams, Diagnose Diabetes
Health Imaging – October 5, 2012
 
New Contact Lenses Reshape Eyes, Preventing Nearsightedness
Popular Science – October 4, 2012
 
Contact Lenses Could Soon Stop Nearsightedness Dead
Gizmodo Australia – October 4, 2012
 
Frontiers in Optics 2012: Weak Measurements on Photons Push Past Heisenberg's Precision Limit
Laser Focus World – October 4, 2012
 
FiO 2012: More Certainty on Uncertainty’s Quantum Mechanical Role
Novus Light Technologies Today – October 4, 2012
 
More Certainty On Uncertainty's Quantum Mechanical Role
ScienceDaily – October 4, 2012
 
Tech Universe: Don’t Shake Hands
New Zealand Herald – October 3, 2012
 
Handheld Imaging Tool Could Monitor Chronic Conditions
The Engineer – October 3, 2012
 
Researchers Develop Handheld OCT Device for Primary Care Physician Use
BioOptics World – October 2, 2012
 
Hand-held 3D Scanner Could Simplify Medical Imaging
Gizmag – October 2, 2012
 
Surgical Tool Compensates for Imperceptible Hand Tremors
The Engineer – October 1, 2012
 
New Surgical Tool Steadies Itself for Delicate Procedures
NBC News – October 1, 2012

September 2012

Doctors Could Be Able to ‘See’ Under Patients’ Skin and Diagnose Cancer Without Using Invasive Techniques
Daily Mail – September 25, 2012

OSA, China Partners Launch Photonics Research Journal
Photonics.com – September 25, 2012

A First Glimpse Inside a Photonic Crystal
Nanowerk – September 25, 2012

Tissues Tell the Tale: Non-Invasive Optical Technique Detects Cancer by Looking Under the Skin
Science Daily - September 24, 2012

Get Down With OCT to Image Skin, Below the Surface (video)
Medgadget - September 24, 2012

Researchers Demonstrate “Giant” Forces in Super-Strong Nanomaterials
R & D Magazine – September 24, 2012

New Photonic Wire Waveguide Transmits Data by the Terabit
R & D Magazine – September 20, 2012

Optical Waveguide Connects Semiconductor Chips
Supercomputing Online - September 20, 2012

The Beginning of the End of Needles?
Popular Mechanics – September 15, 2012

Now, A Laser-Powered “Needle” to Give Pain-Free Injections
MSN India – September 15, 2012

Laser-Based System Promises to Take the “Ouch” Out of Injections
Gizmag – September 14, 2012

Laser Breakthrough Could Mean Pain-Free Injections
Sky News – September 14, 2012

Laser Injection Less Painful Than Needles
BBC News – September 14, 2012

Laser ‘Needle’ Could Take the Ouch Out of Shots
Photonics.com – September 14, 2012

Laser Powered Drug Injector May Help to Say Goodbye to Needles
MedGadget – September 14, 2012

‘The Promise of Optics and Photonics’ Presented on Capitol Hill
Photonics.com – September 13, 2012

No More Needles: ‘Painless’ Laser Injects Drugs
TechCrunch – September 13, 2012

NIST Tips “Hybrid” Metrology Method to Test Chips
Solid State Technology – September 13, 2012

Harnessing Light 2 Report Unveiled to US Policymakers
Laser Focus World – September 12, 2012

Shortest-Ever Laser Pulse Opens New Door to ‘Hidden’ Quantum World
Bombay News – September 5, 2012

World-Record Laser Blast Lasts 67 Quintillionths of a Second
Wired Magazine – September 5, 2012

Record Laser Pulse the Key to Hidden Quantum World
Photonics.com – September 4, 2012

Watching Quantum Mechanics in Action: Researchers Create World Record Laser Pulse
Science Daily – September 4, 2012

Contrast-Free Imaging for Peripheral Artery Disease Shows Promise
MedGadget – September 4, 2012

Matrix-Like Fly-Through Shows Brain in Amazing Detail
New Scientist TV – September 3, 2012

August 2012

Non-invasive Technology Could Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation
Fierce Health IT – August 31, 2012

Shedding New Light on One of Diabetes’ Most Dangerous Complications
Photonics Online – August 30, 2012

Super Crisp Brains
NPR’s Science Friday – August 29, 2012

Sharper View of Brain’s Neural Network Offered By Novel Microscopy Method
Medical News Today – August 27, 2012

BIOPHOTONICS: Invited Talks Highlight Major Biomedical Optics Themes at Frontiers in Optics 2012
BioOptics World – August 24, 2012

Confocal Light Sheet Microscopy Improves Imaging of Neural Pathways
Medgadget – August 24, 2012

Confocal Light-Sheet Microscopy is Sharper Way to View the Brain’s Neural Network
Laser Focus World – August 23, 2012

Novel Microscopy Method Offers Sharper View of Brain’s Neural Network
Photonics.com – August 23, 2012

With a Wary Eye on Syria, Army Looks to Chemical Weapons Detectors 
FOXNews.com – August 23, 2012

We May Soon Watch 3D Movies Without the Glasses
Mashable – August 22, 2012

New Technology Could Allow for Glasses-Free 3D Movies
Forbes – August 22, 2012

Coming Soon: Glasses-Free 3-D Movie Theaters
Discovery News – August 22, 2012

Researchers Develop Next Generation Glasses-Free 3D Theater
Geek.com – August 21, 2012

New Tech Could Mean 3D Movies With No Glasses
CNN.com – August 21, 2012

Glasses-Free 3D Movies Might Make 3D Movies Slightly Less Terrible Soon
Gizmodo – August 21, 2012

Glasses-Free 3D Cinemas Technology Under Development
BBC News – August 21, 2012

Why 3D Movies May Soon Be Glasses-Free
MSNBC.com - August 20, 2012

New Technique Could Lead to Glasses-Free 3-D in Theaters

Wired Science – August 20, 2012

OSA Veteran Jarus Quinn Passes Away at 81

Laser Focus World – August 17, 2012

The Optical Society Saddened by Loss of Jarus Quinn
Optics.org – August 16, 2012

First OSA Director, Jarus Quinn, Dies at 81
Photonics.com – August 16, 2012

Sensor Could Identify Limitless Chemical Agents in Real Time
The Engineer – August 15, 2012

The Telltale Sounds of Dangerous Chemicals
Sensors Magazine – August 15, 2012

The Hunt for Syria’s Chemical Weapons
Popular Mechanics – August 14, 2012

SPIE and OSA Applaud National Academy Optics and Photonics Report (Harnessing Light 2)
Laser Focus World – August 14, 2012

Report Hails Photonics as Hope for US Economy
Photonics.com – August 14, 2012

July 2012

Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
ScienceDaily – July 26, 2012

Light-Polarizing System Could Mean Big Things for Tiny Projectors
Gizmag – July 16, 2012

Researchers Almost Double Light Efficiency in LC Projectors
R&D Mag – July 16, 2012

TSNN Names OFC/NFOEC One of Fastest Growing Trade Shows
Lightwave Online – July 6, 2012

Moth Eye-Inspired Tech Could Lead to Better, Safer X-Rays
Gizmag – July 5, 2012

Moth-Eye-Inspired Materials Could Reduce X-Ray Dosages
The Engineer – July 5, 2012

Disk Lasers Diversify and Power Up
Optics.org – July 5, 2012

Photonics: The Smaller the Better
R&D Mag – July 4, 2012

Moth Eyes May Enhance Medical Imaging
Photonics.com – July 3, 2012

In Vivo Studies Promise to Advance Diagnosis
Photonics.com – July 1, 2012

June 2012

Making Light Work of Data Speeds
The National – June 23, 2012

Bright Idea: New "Tractor Beam" Proposal Relies on Light's Negative Radiation Pressure
Scientific American – June 20, 2012

Plasmonics: When Silver Is Better Than Gold
Nanowerk – June 20, 2012

Infrared Approach in Art Studies Reveals New Details
BBC News – June 19, 2012

Briefs: New Scientist: Lighting Cancer Speeds Diagnosis
Chicago Tribune – June 13, 2012

Dual-Purpose Neural Probe Enables New Capabilities
Photonics.com – June 13, 2012

NIST Effort Could Improve High-Tech Medical Scanners
Photonics Online – June 12, 2012

Helices of Light: Dark Helices with a Bright Future
Science Daily – June 11, 2012

Scientists Protest against Prison Sentence for Iranian Student
Nature – June 11, 2012

Driving without a Blind Spot May be Closer than It Appears
R&D Mag – June 7, 2012

Tiny New Sensor Could Simplify Brain Wave Research
Gizmag – June 5, 2012

Needle Free Blood Test is on the Way
Voice of America – June 1, 2012

May 2012

OSA, SPIE and MRS Announce 2012-2013 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
Optics.org – May 31, 2012

PTB Successfully Tests Chip-Scale Atomic Magnetometer Sensor
AzoSensors.com – May 30, 2012

SPIE and OSA Cooperate on Optics Education
Laser Focus World – May 30, 2012

Optics: Images Stored in Vapor
USA Today – May 29, 2012

In the Spotlight: Genaro Esposito-Montanez, The Optical Society
The Washington Business Journal – May 25, 2012

Carbon Nanotubes Create More Efficient IR Detector
Photonics.com – May 24, 2012

New Microscope Uses Rainbow of Light to Image Blood Cell Flow
R&D Mag – May 21, 2012

The Optical Society Announces 2012 Class of Senior Members
Laser Focus World – May 16, 2012

Self-Bending Light Boomerangs Could Help Surgeons
New Scientist – May 11, 2012

Verizon Unveils New Optical Network Strategy
Lightwave Online – May 11, 2012

Photoacoustic Imaging Promises Breast Cancer Screening without Ionizing Radiation
Gizmag – May 10, 2012

OSA and SPIE Announce 2012 Goodman Book Writing Award Winner
Optics.org – May 10, 2012

Physicists Successfully Store Two-Frame 'Movie' in Atomic Cloud
The Verge – May 9, 2012

Cloaks for Hiding Heat
Science News – May 5, 2012

Burst-Mode Laser Captures Combustion Details
AzoOptics.com – May 3, 2012

High-Speed Data Link Made from Laser Pointers Works Where Wi-Fi Won't
Popular Science – May 3, 2012

Laser Pointers Make Super-Fast 'Optical Wi-Fi'

New Scientist – May 2, 2012

April 2012

UA Takes Photography to the Next Dimension
Arizona Daily Star – April 29, 2012

New Test for Malaria Could Make Diagnosis Faster, Simpler and Cheaper

Voice of America – April 21, 2012

New Mini Sensor Can Measure Brain's Magnetic Activity
CNET News – April 20, 2012

Light Bends by Itself
ScienceNOW – April 19, 2012

Shining Infrared Light on Cancer Speeds Diagnosis
New Scientist – April 14, 2012

New OSA Award Named in Honor of Michael S. Feld
Photonics Online – April 12, 2012

Compensation Doping Can Improve the Efficiency of Silicon Optical Modulators
Nanowerk – April 11, 2012

Optics Chapter Sets Sights on Engaging Community
Arizona Daily Wildcat – April 10, 2012

Shedding New Light on Neural Imaging Research
Product Design and Development – April 2, 2012

March 2012

Novel Plasmonic Material Discovered
Photonics.com – March 30, 2012

Two European Commissioners Named OSA Advocates of Optics
Photonics Online – March 30, 2012

Partnerships Take Euro-Photonics to Next Level
Optics.org – March 28, 2012

Heat Shield Is New Type of 'Invisibility Cloak'

CNET News – March 27, 2012

An Invisibility Cloak for Heat
Discovery News – March 27, 2012

'Thermal Cloak' Hides Objects from Heat
BBC News – March 27, 2012

A One-Way Street for Light
ScienceDaily – March 22, 2012

OSA Local Section in Egypt First in Middle East
Photonics.com – March 15, 2012

Star-Combing for Earth-Like Planets
Astrobiology Magazine – March 11, 2012

Heat-Stroke of Genius
The Economist – March 6, 2012

Optical Scholarship Gets a Challenge
Light Reading – March 5, 2012

February 2012

Quantum Dots Control Brain Cells for the First Time
New Scientist – February 14, 2012

Optical Resonator Builds Better UV Beam
Photonics.com – February 13, 2012

January 2012

OSA Applauds President Obama’s Focus on Technology and Innovation in State of the Union Address

Optics.org – January 26, 2012

Retina Cell Growth Measured by Lasers
New Scientist – January 17, 2012

OSA Launches Bonenfant Scholarship
Light Reading – January 11, 2012

A New Take on an Old Instrument: Adding Fiber to Find Hidden Details on Surfaces
Ars Technica – January 8, 2012

Gold Nanostars for Attacking Cancer
Science Now – January 6, 2012