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OFC 2019 to Spotlight Latest Optical Innovations for 5G Networks

With the exponential increase in connected devices anticipated in the coming decades, optical innovations to support the infrastructure for 5G networks are vital.

Added: 21 Feb 2019


The Optical Society Names the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Juergen Czarske, TU Dresden, Germany, the recipient of the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize.

Added: 21 Feb 2019


Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that perfectly absorbs red light.

Added: 20 Feb 2019


OFC 2019 to Feature Multiple Live Multivendor Technology Interoperability Demonstrations

OFC 2019 will serve as the platform for several live multivendor interoperability demonstrations.

Added: 20 Feb 2019


New Laser Methods Create Dazzling Colors on Metals

In a new study, researchers describe how to use a single commercially available laser to achieve three techniques for laser colorization on metal, making the techniques more practical for a wide range of applications in art and jewelry making.

Added: 19 Feb 2019


The Optical Society Names Michael D. Morse the 2019 William F. Meggers Award Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Michael D. Morse, University of Utah, U.S.A., the 2019 William F. Meggers Award recipient.

Added: 19 Feb 2019


The Optical Society Names Govind P. Agrawal 2019 Max Born Award Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Govind P. Agrawal, University of Rochester, U.S.A., as the 2019 recipient of the Max Born Award.

Added: 15 Feb 2019


The Optical Society Names Allister I. Ferguson 2019 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Allister I. Ferguson, University of Strathclyde, U.K. the 2019 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award recipient.

Added: 13 Feb 2019


Generosity of OSA Past Presidents Brings Endowed Chairs in Optical Sciences to U. of Arizona

Gifts from James C. Wyant, Joseph and Hon Mai Goodman, Robert R. Shannon highlight generosity and support of optics and photonics community

Added: 11 Feb 2019


The Optical Society Awards Eli Yablonovitch the 2019 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize

The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, today announced that the 2019 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize will be presented to Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. Yablonovitch

Added: 08 Feb 2019


Researchers Pinpoint Promising Approach for Analyzing Atmospheric Particles from Space

A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere.

Added: 07 Feb 2019


OFC 2019 to Showcase Optical Innovations in Data Center Networks for Key Business Areas

OFC 2019, 3-7 March 2019 in San Diego, California, U.S.A., encompasses the entire ecosystem for data center networking and connectivity, addressing the needs of service and content providers as well as network operators, co-location and cloud providers from around the globe.

Added: 06 Feb 2019