2014 OSA in the News

OSA In The News - 2014

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 2014

What Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs Looked Like Before Humans Contaminated Them
The Washington Post – December 22, 2014
 
Opening Ceremony To Ring In The Launch Of The International Year Of Light 2015
Photonics Online – December 22, 2014
 
Quantum Credit Cards 'Impossible to Hack'
ABC Science – December 17, 2014
 
Inventive Thinking Leads to Improved Optical Measurements for Better X-ray Mirrors
Phys.org – December 16, 2014
 
US Manufacturing Initiative Garners Congressional Approval
Industrial Laser Solutions – December 15, 2014
 
Non-Invasive Imaging Tech Detects Cervical Cancer
Medical Design Technology – December 15, 2014
 
The Unforgeable passport? It May Have Arrived
CNBC – December 15, 2014
 
Paul Daniel Dapkus Wins 2015 John Tyndall Award
CNBC – December 11, 2014
 
OSA, DPG Name Peter E. Toschek Winner of Herbert Walther Award
CNBC – December 10, 2014
 
Atomic Memory by Faculty of Physics at University of Warsaw
Storage Newsletter – December 9, 2014
 
UNM Lab Becomes World's Coolest
Daily Lobo – December 8, 2014

76 OSA Members Elected as Newest Class of Fellows
BioSpace – December 8, 2014
 
Nanoantenna Reflectarrays Could Transform High Speed Optical Networks
AZO Nano – December 3, 2014
 
Ever Tried A ‘Laser Delicious' Apple
Photonics Online – December 3, 2014
 
Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 2014
Phys.org – December 2, 2014
 
Parallel Processing Technique Enables Improved Femtosecond Laser Micromachining
Industrial Laser Solutions – December 1, 2014

November 2014

Quantum Memory Storage to Help Quantum Communications Go the Distance
Gizmag – November 30, 2014

Time Cloak Used to Hide Messages in Laser Light
News Scientist – November 28, 2014
 
International OSA Network of Students Host IONS - KOALA 2014 at University of Adelaide
AZO Optics – November 24, 2014
 
New Polarizing Filter Allows More Light for Use in Low-light Microscopy
BioOptics World – November 21, 2014
 
A Perovskite and AlGaN Hydrogen Economy?
Laser Focus World – November 21, 2014
 
Invisibility Cloak Uses Ordinary Lenses
Photonics.com – November 20, 2014
 
Scientists Give LEDs a Warm Glow
Engineering and Technology Magazine – November 20, 2014

OFC 2015: Global Network Innovators to Deliver Keynotes
Novus Light – November 17, 2014
 
Smartphones Team-up With QR Codes for Secure 3-D Displays
Phys.org – November 11, 2014

AUC Research Team Develop Novel Solar Panels to Brighten Alleyways and Narrow Streets
Zawya – November 11, 2014
 
Advocate of Optical Telecommunications Resiliency Receives Optical Society Award
Photonics.com—November 11, 2014
 
The Optical Society Announces Media Event to Celebrate Rising Stars in the Science of Light
CNBC – November 10, 2014
 
US Federal Competition for Photonics Institute for Manufacturing
Novus Light – November 6, 2014
 
Parallel-Processing Technique Improves Performance of Femtosecond Lasers for Micromachining
AZO Optics – November 6, 2014
 
Handheld Probe Produces Detailed Images of Blood Vessels, Other Internal Body Parts
Phys.org – November 5, 2014
 

October 2014

Hybrid Laser-ablation/Gas-nozzle Propulsion Could Propel Rockets to Orbit
Laser Focus World – October 29, 2014
 
OSA and OIDA Corporate Member Programs to Merge in 2015
Novus Light – October 28, 2014
 
Single-Pixel Optical System Uses Compressive Sensing to Penetrate Tissue
Medical Product – October 28, 2014
 
Energy-Efficient, Optically Rewritable Liquid Crystal 3D Display
Novus Light – October 24, 2014
 
Simply Shining a Light Can Reveal the Brain’s Structure
Scientific American – October 24, 2014
 
Proposals Meeting Scheduled for US Photonics 'Hub'
Optics.org – October 23, 2014
 
Putting Photons to Better Uses
Arizona Daily Star – October 23, 2014
 
Frontiers in Optics 2014: Nobel Prize Winner to Speak in Plenary Session
Novus Light – October 17, 2014
 
The Optical Society's 98th Annual Meeting to be Held in Tucson, Arizona
AZO Optics – October 16, 2014
 
Technique to Detect Distant Earth-Like Planets Will Be Tested on Venus First
International Business Times – October 15, 2014

Ways to Celebrate IYL 2015
Laser Focus World – October 10, 2014

Scientists Use Gold Nanoparticles to Study the Stickiness of Snot
The Washington Post – October 9, 2014

Two More OSA Members Win Nobel Prize
Photonics Online – October 8, 2014

Frequency Combs Enable Remote 3-D Mapping
Photonics.com – October 8, 2014

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Three for Inventing the Blue LED
Novus Light – October 7, 2014

High-Tech Camera Detects Skin Cancer Earlier
News Max Health – October 6, 2014

OSA CEO at Evaporated Metal Films Facility to Promote Optics and Photonics in Advanced Manufacturing
AZO Optics – October 6, 2014

Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Will Focus on Photonics
Novus Light – October 3, 2014

A New Approach to On-chip Quantum Computing
Phys.org – October 2, 2014

Optical Communication: Steerable Optical Beams Aim to Replace Conventional Home WiFi
Laser Focus World – October 2, 2014

Business Forum: Encouraging a Career in Photonics
Laser Focus World – October 2, 2014

Phosphorescent Transparent Paint-On Bandage Shows Wound Tissue Oxygenation
MedGadget – October 1, 2014

September 2014 

Researchers Develop New Transparent Nanoscintillators for Radiation Detection
Phys.org – September 29, 2014

Landslide Prediction Tool Uses Fibre-optic Sensors
CBC News – September 29, 2014

CMOS-compatible Germanium-tin on Silicon could make Inexpensive IR Camera Sensor
Laser Focus World – September 25, 2014

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)
NBC News – September 24, 2014

PASTA Is One Million Times Faster
Asian Scientist – September 23, 2014

Optical Probe Gauges Melanoma Thickness
Medical Physics Web – September 17, 2014

Optical Society Applauds Passage of American Manufacturing Act
Novus Light – September 17, 2014

Video: 3-D Sensing Technology Wins OSA Contest
Photonics.com – September 16, 2014

New Energy Record Set for Multilayer-coated Mirrors
Phys.Org – September 12, 2014 

Technique ‘Pre-Corrects’ Microscope Illumination
Photonics.com – September 11, 2014

New Age Microscope Gives Scientists Sharper Image Peering Through Dense Tissue
Medical Daily – September 11, 2014

Atomically Thin Material Opens Door for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits
Space Daily – September 10, 2014

Business Forum: A Society for the Optical Science Ecosystem
Laser Focus World – September 9, 2014

Electricity and Light Sent Along Same Super-thin Wire
RedOrbit – September 5, 2014

OSA 2014 Award Goes to Intel Silicon Photonics Group
Novus Light—September 4, 2014


August 2014 

Scientists Can Now See What Cocaine Does to Your Brain’s Blood Flow
PBS NewsHour – August 29, 2014
 
Scientists Put Mice On Cocaine For 30 Days Straight. Here's What They Found
Business Insider Australia – August 29, 2014
 
International Laser Scholars Converge on Stanford to Shed Light on Photonics Research
Stanford Engineering—August 27, 2014
 
Laser Device Detects Blood Glucose Levels without the Finger-prick
Gizmag – August 22, 2014
 
Optical Society Forms its First Local Section in the UK
Novus Light – August 22, 2014
 
Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits
Enigneering.com – August 21, 2014
 
Laser Helps Channel Electricity Through Air
The Daily Fusion – August 21, 2014
 
Microscopic Diamonds Are Lighting The Way to Early Cancer Detection
Yahoo! News UK and Ireland – August 18, 2014
 
NIST Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers
Supercomputing Online – August 12, 2014
 
Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers
Science Daily – August 11, 2014
 
Improved Detection of Melanoma with New Hand-Held Device that Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Imaging
Medical News Today – August 8, 2014
 
Optics-based Neurotechnology is Focus of New OSA topical Meeting
Laser Focus World – August 7, 2014
 
Lasers for 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing with NIR Lasers Forms Micro-Sized Parts
Laser Focus World – August 6, 2014
 
Photonic Frontiers: Microscopy: New Twists on Superlenses Improve Subwavelength Microscopy
Laser Focus World – August 6, 2014
 
Watching Chemistry in Motion: Chemical Environments Mapped Using Molecular Vibrations
Science Daily – August 5, 2014

July 2014 

OSA Journal Portfolio Continues to Lead Optics Category in Total Citations and Articles in Thomson Reuters 2014 Journal Citation Reports
Photonics Online – July 30, 2014
 
The Siegman International School on Lasers Makes its Debut
Laser Focus World – July 29, 2014  

Wearable Pupillometer Could Detect Dangerous Diabetic Condition Earlier
Gizmag – July 29, 2014
 
Graphene Surfaces on Photonic Racetracks
Phys.org – July 28, 2014
 
‘Comb On A Chip’ Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
Red Orbit – July 25, 2014
 
More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells Are Possible Thanks to Glass
The Conversation – July 23, 2014
 
'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air
Discovery News – July 23, 2014
 
The Optical Society Launches Optica, New Open-Access Journal for Highest-Impact Research In The Science Of Light
Photonics Online – July 22, 2014
 
Can Streetlight Glare from LED Lighting be Prevented?
EE Times Europe – July 21, 2014
 
National Science Foundation Promotes Optics and Photonics Research Proposals
Novus Light – July 21, 2014
 
Future Phone Displays Could Take Your Temperature, Analyze DNA
Mashable – July 18, 2014
 
Smartphone displays smart enough to sense your spit. Seriously
CNET – July 17, 2014
 
Visiting The Future At CLEO
Semiconductor Engineering – July 17, 2014
 
Blackest is the New Black: Scientists Develop A Material So Dark That You Can't See It...
The Independent – July 13, 2014
 
CLEO Highlights Innovations in OCT
Medical Physics Web – July 9, 2014
 
Single-mode Hollow-core UV Optical Fibers Well-Suited for Many Types of Spectroscopy
Laser Focus World—July 2, 2014
 
Single-pixel Optical System Sees Deeper Inside Tissue
R&D Magazine—July 2, 2014
 
Photonics Groups Awarded $1M for Manufacturing
Photonics.com – July 2014
 
Fluorescence Imaging Offers Insight Into Lymphatic Disorders
ElectroOptics.com – July 2014
 
Hands-on Program ‘Makes Waves’ with Kids
Photonics.com – July 2014

June 2014

Epilespy Treatment & Alcohol Detection - Light Matters 6/11/14
Photonics.com – June 11, 2014
 
Terahertz Work Wins Student Paper Competition at CLEO
ElectroOptics.com – June 11, 2014
 
CLEO 2014: OSA Foundation Presents Student Awards
Novus Light – June 11, 2014

CLEO 2014 Expects Highest Attendance in Five Years
Novus Light – June 5, 2014
 
New Device "NIRFLI" May Enable Earlier Detection and Better Management of Cancer Therapy and Lymphedema
Medical News Today – June 5, 2014

Lasers and Night-vision Technology Help Improve Imaging of Hidden Lymphatic System
R&D Magazine – June 3, 2014

CLEO: 2014 Ready to Highlight Innovations in Lasers And Optics
Laser Focus World – June 2, 2014

Tweeting From Space?: Wi-Fi Makes it to Moon
CNN’s Headline News – June 1, 2014

May 2014

New Sensors could Help Self-Driving Cars Avoid People, Objects on Road
Tech2 – May 30, 2014
 
The Moon is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Discover – May 28, 2014
 
The Moon Has Better Broadband Than You Do
CNET – May 28, 2014
 
Researchers Introduce Precision-guided Epidurals, Better Blood Monitors
R&D Magazine – May 27, 2014
 
Wireless Broadband can Reach the Moon, and Maybe Mars
Ars Technica – May 24, 2014
 
Groundbreaking Earth-To-Moon Broadband Uplink To Be Detailed At CLEO: 2014
Red Orbit – May 23, 2014
 
Wireless Broadband can Reach the Moon, and Maybe Mars
Wired UK – May 23, 2014
 
One Giant Leap For Data Transmission, One Small Step Toward Binge-Watching On The Moon
WBGH Boston (NPR Affiliate) – May 22, 2014
 
Broadband on the Moon Means Watching Game of Thrones Live in Outer Space
International Business Times – May 22, 2014
 
'Houston, we have a modem': Scientists reveal laser communication could be used to give astronauts broadband on the MOON
The Daily Mail – May 22, 2014
 
Busting Rust with Light: New Technique Delivers Perfect Paint Job
R&D Magazine – May 20, 2014

How Researchers Can Turn a Smartphone into a Microscope
TIME – May 2, 2014

OSA Member Amy Eskilson Calls for Support of Manufacturing Legislation at Capitol Hill Briefing
TMCnet – May 1, 2014
 
Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
Light Reading– May 1, 2014

April 2014

Seen and Unseen: Could There Ever Be a “Cinema Without Cuts”?
Scientific American – April 29, 2014
 
2014-2015 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Announced
Novus Light – April 28, 2014

Droplet Lens Turns Smartphones into Mobile Laboratories
The Australian – April 25, 2014
 
Students Are Our Future
Nature Photonics – April 25, 2014
 
How Do You Make a 1-Cent Microscope Lens? Just Bake a Batch in the Oven
Gizmag – April 24, 2014
 
ANU Lens Turns Smartphone Cameras into Microscopes
ZDNet – April 24, 2014
 
Droplet Lens Turns Smart Phones into Microscopes
Xinhua – April 24, 2014
 
Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
Laser Focus World – April 23, 2014
 
The Optical Society to Participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival
Novus Light – April 23, 2014
 
US Fast-Track Action Committee Recommends Investments in Optics and Photonics Research
Novus Light – April 21, 2014
 
Panels Redirect Sunlight into Shadowy Urban Areas
Photonics.com – April 18, 2014
 
New Technique Detects Microscopic Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Red Orbit – April 17, 2014
 
Rooftop Panels Could Bring More Light to Shady Alleyways
Gizmag – April 14, 2014
 
Corrugated, Translucent Panel Directs Sunlight onto Narrow Streets and Alleyways
Novus Light – April 14, 2014
 
Philips Steps Up as First Corporate Sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light
Laser Focus World – April 10, 2014
 
First Principles Shine a Light on LED Design
NanoTechWeb – April 9, 2014
 
Transitioning to Photonic Integrated Circuits
Novus Light – April 9, 2014
 
Chirped Pulse Amplification: Three-level Mask Repeatably Creates Pulse-compression Gratings
Laser Focus World – April 3, 2014
 
Kiwis Develop Laser-operated 'Optical Tweezers'
The New Zealand Herald – April 2, 2014
 
Don't Gamble, Use Physics for LED Lighting
Nanowerk News – April 2, 2014
 
Datacenters Drive 100G Race
EE Times – April 1, 2014
 
Optics Suitcase Travels to Students
Photonics Spectra – April 1, 2014

 
March 2014

OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 3
Lightwave – March 16, 2014
 
OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 2
Lightwave – March 12, 2014
 
OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 1
Lightwave – March 11, 2014
 
Raman Heats Up
Light Reading – March 14, 2014
 
OFC 2014 Show Reports ‘Flurry of Activity’
Optics.org – March 14, 2014
 
Hooking Up the World is a Tough Business
Examiner.com – March 13, 2014
 
Ciena, Infinera Trends Positive at OFC, Says Street
Barron’s – March 13, 2014
 
OFC: Available Now – True 10G Stuff!
Light Reading – March 13, 2014
 
IBM Offers Glimpse into Timeline for Silicon Photonics Tools
The RRPC Blog – March 13, 2014
 
Panel: Death of Cisco and Juniper Switches are Greatly Exaggerated
The Register – March 12, 2014
 
OFC 2014: SDN in the Optical Space
Enterprise Networking Planet – March 11, 2014
 
Facebook Walks on Optical Networking's Wild Side
PC World – March 10, 2014
 
UCSB Researchers Boost Efficiency of Quantum-Dot Lasers on Silicon
 Laser Focus World – March 5, 2014
 
When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks
Science Daily – March 5, 2014
 
OFC 2014: Margaret Cron Named 2014 Bonenfant Scholarship Winner
Novus Light – March 3, 2014
 
UCSB Lasers Marry Quantum Dots and Silicon
Optics.org – March 3, 2014
 
OSA Names Bonenfant Scholarship Winner
Photonics.com – March 3, 2014

February 2014

III-V QD Lasers Grown Directly on Silicon
Novus Light – February 28, 2014
 
IBM Sets Data Transfer Record in Multimode Optical Fiber
EE Times – February 27, 2014
 
IBM Boffins Tout Multi-Mode Fibre Speed Breakthrough
Tech Week Europe – February 26, 2014
 
IBM Stuffs 64gbps of Traffic Down 'Low Quality' Fibres
The Register – February 26, 2014
 
IBM Sets VCSEL-based Multimode Fiber-Optic Communications Record
Laser Focus World – February 26, 2014
 
Data-transfer Speeds Reach New Heights
Compound Semiconductor – February 26, 2014
 
New Record Set For Data Transmission
Red Orbit – February 26, 2014
 
New Record Set for Data-Transfer Speeds: Existing Technology for Short-Range Data Transmission May be Fast Enough for Years to Come
Science Daily – February 25, 2014
 
Chip-to-chip Silicon Photonics Devices Described at OFC
Lightwave – February 19, 2014
 

January 2014

What Keeps Animals Warm? Insulating Power In Animal Fur And Feathers Shows Radiation Plays A Role
International Business Times – January 23, 2014
 
Supercontinuum Light Empowers Research, Biomedicine
BioOptics World – January 22, 2014
 
Handheld OCT Device Promises Screening For Retinal Disease In Primary Care
BioOptics World – January 21, 2014
 
Michael Duncan Joins Optical Society as Senior Science Advisor
Novus Light – January 15, 2014
 
Campaign Begins to Endow Award Honoring Tingye Li
Photonics.com – January 9, 2014
 
Trends in Imaging
Photonics.com – January 2014