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In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to perform multiple nonlinear imaging techniques without the need for tissue staining. The new multimodal imaging probe uses an ultrafast laser to create nonlinear optical effects in tissue that can reveal cancer and other diseases.

Members of The Optical Society (OSA) joined colleagues from the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) in taking part in meetings with over 70 Congressional and Senate offices encouraging both Republican and Democratic lawmakers to oppose proposed cuts to science funding.

Held on 22 April, the March for Science took place in over 600 cities around the globe. Over 250 organizations including, The Optical Society (OSA), connected for this non-partisan celebration of the value of science and scientific inquiry.

Numerous hazardous substances seep from landfills into soil and groundwater, threatening human health and the environment. However, current methods for monitoring these substances are cumbersome and can create additional hazardous chemicals.

Researchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical “noise” created by their movement. In The Optical Society's journal for high impact research, Optica, researchers from the University of Central Florida (CREOL) demonstrate their technique by tracking the location of an object as it is moved within an enclosed box.

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