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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Conquering LED efficiency droop

WASHINGTON, April 30--Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Engineering
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Optical sensors improve railway safety

A string of fiber-optic sensors running along a 36-km stretch of high-speed commuter railroad lines connecting Hong Kong to mainland China has taken more than 10 million measurements over the past few years in a demonstration ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Engineering
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On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks

As IP traffic continues to increase and the router interface rate extends beyond 100 gigabits-per-second (Gb/s), future optical networks—ones that would achieve unprecedented speeds of 1 terabit-per-second (Tb/s)—will ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Telecom
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