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New Mobile Health Tool Measures Hemoglobin Without Drawing Blood

Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person’s eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels. The ability to perform one of the most common clinical lab tests without a blood draw could help reduce the need for in-person clinic visits, make it easier to monitor patients who are in critical condition, and improve care in low- and middle-income countries where access to testing laboratories is limited.

Added: 21 may. 2020


Laser-Based Technique Captures 3D Images of Impressionist-Style Brushstrokes

Researchers have developed a new strategy that uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) to acquire both the surface and underlying details of impressionist style oil paintings. This information can be used to create detailed 3D reconstructions to enhance the viewing experience and offer a way for the visually impaired to experience paintings.

Added: 20 may. 2020


The OSA Foundation, Coherent Inc., Announce the 2020 Recipient of The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) and Coherent, Inc., are pleased to announce Bo Li, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, USA, as the 2020 Bernard J. Couillaud Prize winner.

Added: 12 may. 2020


Leaders in Scientific Research and Innovation in Lasers, Optical Materials and Photonic Devices to H

Silicon photonics, the next generation of optical quantum information processing, the adoption of flexible technology and optical frequency comb technology are the main topics of plenary talks at the all-virtual 2020 CLEO Technical Conference, 11 – 15 May.

Added: 04 may. 2020


Two OSA Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two Fellows of The Optical Society (OSA) have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to physics and engineering sciences and technologies.

Added: 29 abr. 2020


New Photon-Counting Camera Captures 3D Images with Record Speed and Resolution

Researchers have developed the first megapixel photon-counting camera based on new-generation image sensor technology that uses single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs).

Added: 16 abr. 2020


Plenary Speakers to Highlight Wearable Sensor Devices and Scientific Landscape post-COVID-19 at the

A wearable device embedded with a sensor module that could improve blood pressure monitoring and a changing scientific landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of plenary talks at the all-virtual 2020 OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics 20 – 23 April. The dynamic speakers will discuss the latest innovations and trends in those topic areas in academia and industry. The plenaries scheduled for Monday, 20 April and Thursday, 23 April will be presented live with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing.

Added: 15 abr. 2020


Low-Cost Imaging System Poised to Provide Automatic Mosquito Tracking

Mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.

Added: 15 abr. 2020


The Optical Society Names 19 Recipients for 2020 OSA Awards

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce 19 recipients of 2020 awards and medals. Throughout the year, OSA will bestow a total of 25 awards honoring distinguished achievements.

Added: 27 mar. 2020


OSA Statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

With the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disrupting important scientific research that could lead to new discoveries and technologies to combat the pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by the U.S. Congress provides critical resources to the optics and photonics community. Across the globe, researchers are racing to develop vaccines and therapeutics to contain the spread of the virus. This infusion of U.S. government funds to science agencies and research institutions will accelerate studies and testing capabilities, increasing our knowledge of the disease and improving treatment options.

Added: 27 mar. 2020


New Fabrication Approach Paves Way to Low Cost Mid-Infrared Lasers Useful for Sensing

For the first time, researchers have fabricated high-performance mid-infrared laser diodes directly on microelectronics-compatible silicon substrates. The new lasers could enable the widespread development of low-cost sensors for real-time, accurate environmental sensing for applications such as air pollution monitoring, food safety analysis, and detecting leaks in pipes.

Added: 26 mar. 2020


Volker Deckert Named Recipient of 2020 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

Volker Deckert, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany, has been named the 2020 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient.

Added: 25 mar. 2020