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Raman Spectroscopy Shows Promise for Diagnosing Oral Cancer

In a new study, researchers show that a light-based analytical technique known as Raman spectroscopy could aid in early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).

Added: 13 Jan 2021


Researchers Develop Laser-Based Process to 3D Print Detailed Glass Objects

Researchers have developed a new laser-based process for 3D printing intricate parts made of glass. With further development, the new method could be useful for making complex optics for vision, imaging, illumination or laser-based applications.

Added: 12 Jan 2021


Researchers Acquire 3D Images with LED Room Lighting and a Smartphone

In The Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Express, researchers demonstrate that 3D optical imaging can be performed with a cell phone and LEDs without requiring any complex manual processes to synchronize the camera with the lighting.

Added: 11 Jan 2021


The OSA Foundation Announces Recipient of the 2021-2022 Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics

The OSA Foundation is pleased to name Markus Seeger, Technical University of Munich, Germany as the 2021-2022 recipient of the Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship.

Added: 07 Jan 2021


Statement by OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan on Violent Attack on U.S. Capitol

The Optical Society (OSA) condemns the lawless actions to disrupt the constitutionally mandated certification of the electoral ballots at the U.S. Capitol.

Added: 07 Jan 2021


The Optical Society Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Applied Optics

The Optical Society is pleased to announce that Gisele Bennett has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Applied Optics. Dr. Bennett began her tenure on 1 January 2021.

Added: 05 Jan 2021


Bio-inspired Endoscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images Simultaneously

Researchers have developed a new bio-inspired medical endoscope that can acquire 3D visible light and near-infrared fluorescence images at the same time. It features an optical design that combines the high-resolution 3D imaging of human vision with the mantis shrimp’s capability to simultaneously detect multiple wavelengths of light.

Added: 22 Dec 2020


New Optical Fiber Brings Significant Improvements to Light-Based Gyroscopes

Researchers have taken an important new step in advancing the performance of resonator fiber optic gyroscopes, a type of fiber optic sensor that senses rotation using only light. Because gyroscopes are the basis of most navigation systems, the new work could one day bring important improvements to these systems.

Added: 21 Dec 2020


New Method for Imaging Exhaled Breath Could Provide Insights into COVID-19 Transmission

A new method for visualizing breath that is exhaled while someone is speaking or singing could provide important new insights into how diseases such as COVID-19 spread and the effectiveness of face masks.

Added: 21 Dec 2020


Achieving Open Access in Physics

We as physics societies exist to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society. We recognise the important role of universal access to knowledge in achieving this goal and are therefore committed to making open access (OA) to physics research a reality.

Added: 15 Dec 2020


Physics Societies Unite in Support of Open Access

Major physics societies, which support physical science researchers with the publication of more than 75,000 peer-reviewed journal articles each year, have joined forces to show their commitment to open access (OA) for physics research.

Added: 15 Dec 2020


Notable Members of The Optical Society Inducted as 2020 Fellows of The National Academy of Inventors

Sixteen Members of The Optical Society will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors, a professional association comprised of over 4,000 members and Fellows whose inventions impact “quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”

Added: 10 Dec 2020