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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


New Progress Toward Chip-Based Ghost Imaging

For the first time, researchers have shown that the non-conventional imaging method known as ghost imaging can be performed using a low-cost, chip-based light-illuminating device.

Added: 04 Feb 2019


Environmentally Stable Laser Emits Exceptionally Pure Light

Researchers have developed a compact laser that emits light with extreme spectral purity that doesn’t change in response to environmental conditions. The new potentially portable laser could benefit a host of scientific applications, improve clocks for global positioning (GPS) systems, advance the detection of gravitational waves in space and be useful for quantum computing.

Added: 31 Jan 2019


Statement on Proposed Declaration of Humankind's Rights

As Chief Executive Officer of The Optical Society (OSA), I am pleased to sign the statement proposing a Universal Declaration of Humankind’s Rights to include future generations, which will support actions aimed at protecting the environment and our planet.

Added: 31 Jan 2019


Technological Breakthroughs in Data Center Connectivity, 5G and IoT, and Much More Drive OFC 2019

OFC 2019 returns to San Diego, California to set the stage as the single-most important annual event in optical communications. More than 15,000 executives, technical experts, academia, media and analysts converge to discuss the latest optical innovations for future networking growth segments, including: data center connectivity, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), next-generation optical access and open networking innovation.

Added: 30 Jan 2019