Optical Society of America

The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a scientific society of professional members dedicated to the research, development and study of optics and photonics, a specialized field of Physics and Engineering. Based on the science of light, optics and photonics are present in all aspects of every-day life. In medicine the CAT, MRI and PET scans are an example of the work OSA promotes. Other examples include security and defense in the detection of chemical, biologics, radiation and the like. Telecommunications and consumer electronics would not be possible without the work OSA promotes. OSA publishes peer-review studies and research in its array of journals, including but not limited to Journal of The Optical Society A & B, Applied Optics, Applied Spectroscopy, Journal of Optical Networking, Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, Journal of Display Optics and Chinese Optics Letters. OSA has a news release and highlight of new discoveries section on the OSA web site. Media inquiries are welcome

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When disaster strikes: Safeguarding networks

Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., ...

Mar 05, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

New record set for data-transfer speeds

Researchers at IBM have set a new record for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber, a type of cable that is typically used to connect nearby computers within a single building or on a campus. The ...

Feb 25, 2014 5 / 5 (11) 0

A step closer to a photonic future

The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that use light instead of electrical signals. But these so-called photonic devices are typically built using ...

Feb 19, 2014 4.4 / 5 (12) 0

First 3-D movies of living sperm

To improve their chances of success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics need to assess the viability of the sperm they use. Now doctors may soon have a new technique to help them sort the good sperm cells ...

Feb 11, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast