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  • Scientists at Stanford University and Japan’s National Institute of Informatics have created a new highly sensitive infrared spectrometer. The device converts light from the infrared part of the spectrum to the visible part, where the availability of superior optical detectors results in strongly improved sensing capabilities.

  • IEEE/LEOS, OSA and SPIE today announced that the Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference (AOE) and Asia-Pacific Optical Communications (APOC) will combine to form one comprehensive conference and tradeshow exhibition. Taking place Nov. 1 – 6, 2009, in Shanghai, China, AOE/APOC will become the premier optical communications forum for those in the Pacific Rim.

  • Two groups of researchers, one in the United States and one in Australia, are announcing the development of new optical techniques for visualizing the invisible processes at work in several human diseases.

  • Scientists at Clemson University for the first time have been able to make a practical optical fiber with a silicon core, according to a new paper published in the current issue of the Optical Society’s open-access journal, Optics Express.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected J. Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland Galway, Ireland, as its 2009 vice president. During this year’s vote Neal Bergano, Tyco Telecommunications, USA; Christoph Harder, Harder and Partner, Switzerland; and Wilhelm Kaenders, Toptica Photonics AG, Germany, were also elected as new directors-at-large.

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