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  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the premiere issue of its review journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics,was published today. Advances in Optics and Photonics is an online, quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials that focus on the most up-to-date advances in the fields of both basic and applied optics and photonics.

  • In late 2008, OSA Corporate Member companies were seen leveraging business partnerships and new business strategies to foster innovation and novel product offerings. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from JDSU, Intel Capital, Fianium and more.

  • Tiny disk-shaped lasers as small as a speck of dust could one day beam information through optical computers. Unfortunately, a perfect disk will spray light out, not as a beam, but in all directions. New theoretical results, reported in the Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters, explain how adding a small notch to the disk edge provides a single outlet for laser light to stream out.

  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) announced today that its two-year partnership with the Rochester Local Section of OSA (ROSA) has resulted in the distribution of educational materials to more than 3,500 students in 17 countries through the groups’ Optics Education and Demonstrations Program.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Sean R. Bagshaw has joined its staff as chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Bagshaw will oversee the information technology department and work with the executive team to enhance innovative technology at OSA.

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