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  • Laser Triggers Electrical Activity in Thunderstorm for the First Time
    Laser Triggers Electrical Activity in Thunderstorm for the First Time
    14 abril 2008
    A team of European scientists has deliberately triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time, according to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal. They did this by aiming high-power pulses of laser light into a thunderstorm.

  • OSA Members Visit Legislators on Capitol Hill to Call for Increased Investment in Federal R&D Funding
    OSA Members Visit Legislators on Capitol Hill to Call for Increased Investment in Federal R&D Funding
    05 abril 2008
    Optical Society of America (OSA) members from across the country are coming together on Capitol Hill today to speak with their senators and representatives about science policy issues. The OSA members join hundreds of other scientists, engineers and graduate students as part of the annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD), sponsored by the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group.

  • Industry Newsmakers - First Quarter 2008
    Industry Newsmakers - First Quarter 2008
    02 abril 2008
    As the optics community gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser, OSA Corporate Members continue apply this ground-breaking technology in the areas of medicine, telecommunications and manufacturing. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from JDSU, Aculight, Finisar, Kotura and more.

  • Optics Express to be Indexed in MEDLINE
    Optics Express to be Indexed in MEDLINE
    19 marzo 2008
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) is thrilled to announce that its journal Optics Express (www.OpticsExpress.org) has been selected for indexing and inclusion in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MEDLINE® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) bibliographic database. Optics Express is the fourth OSA journal to be selected, joining the Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision; Applied Optics; and Optics Letters.

  • Optical Society of America Names 2008 Advocates of Optics
    Optical Society of America Names 2008 Advocates of Optics
    19 marzo 2008
    Viviane Reding, European commissioner for information society and media, and Thierry Van der Pyl, head of the Commission’s Photonics Unit, are being recognized today by the Optical Society of America (OSA) as the organization’s 2008 Advocates of Optics.

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