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  • The 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC),the world’s leading conference for optical communications and networking professionals, today announced its preliminary line-up of keynote speakers for the plenary session and Service Provider Summit programs. Caio Bonilha, president of Telbras in Brazil and Nick McKeown, professor of engineering and computer science at Stanford University, will present two of the keynote addresses during the OFC/NFOEC plenary session, the conference’s most widely attended event, planned for Tuesday, March 19.

  • Spiders use their silk to catch lunch. Now physicists are using it to catch light. New research shows that natural silk could be an eco-friendly alternative to more traditional ways of manipulating light, such as through glass or plastic fiber optic cables.

  • By using an ordinary green laser pointer, the kind commonly found in offices and college lecture halls, an Israeli research team has developed a new and highly portable Raman spectrometer that can detect extremely minute traces of hazardous chemicals in real time.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) today congratulated OSA Fellow David J. Wineland of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Serge Haroche of Collége de France for being awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

  • Innovations from nearly 900 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during the Optical Society’s (OSA) 96th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, being held Oct. 14 - 18 in Rochester, N.Y. Co-located with Laser Science XXVIII, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS), the meeting will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering in five days of cutting-edge content, as well as provide opportunities for networking and scientific exchange.

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