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A team of researchers from Rice University is developing a way to track vital signs non-invasively. In a paper published in The Optical Society (OSA) journal Biomedical Optics Express, they are refining an emerging technique that uses a video camera to monitor blood volume.

New in Optica, a team of applied physicists hopes to enable a new generation of phenomenally compact gyroscope-based navigation systems, among other intriguing applications.

The 2015 OFC Conference and Exposition concluded today at the Los Angeles Convention Center with 560 exhibitors, more than 1,100 presentations and 12,375 attendees from around the world. Marking a multi-year growth pattern, the exhibit floor grew 10 percent to 106,700 square feet year over year. Conference and exhibition programming provided attendees with valuable insights into the latest optical communications research (near- and long-term) and technology from more than a dozen topical areas (i.e. bandwidth demand, 100G/400G network design and optimization, 1 terabit (Tb) and beyond optical networking, and wavelength agile access networks).

100+ local students and Girl Scouts will get a glimpse of the light-focused applications that affect everyday life.

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the 2015 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals. These award winners join an esteemed group of past recipients recognized by OSA for their perseverance, novelty and foresight in the field of optics.

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