December 2012

  1. New Dynamic Dual-Core Optical Fiber Enhances Data Routes on Information Superhighway - Optical fibers –the backbone of the Internet–carry movies, messages,... more
    19 Dec 2012
  2. No More Lying About Your Age: Scientists Can Now Gauge Skin’s True Age with New Laser Technique - While most of us can recognize the signs of lost youth when we peer... more
    13 Dec 2012
  3. The OSA journal Optics Express recently published a special issue based on papers submitted to the 2012 ECOC conference.
    11 Dec 2012
  4. Optics Express Publishes 2nd Annual Special Issue on ECOC 2012 Conference Proceedings - The Optical Society (OSA) today published a series of papers as part... more
    10 Dec 2012
  5. World’s Smallest Wrench Puts a New Twist on Microscopic Manipulation - Harnessing laser light’s ability to gently push and pull microscopic... more
    03 Dec 2012
  6. The OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking recently published an invitation-only special issue based on networking papers submitted to the 2012 OFC/NFOEC conference.
    03 Dec 2012

November 2012

  1. First-ever Hyperspectral Images of Earth’s Auroras - Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting... more
    29 Nov 2012
  2. A 3-D Light Switch for the Brain - A new tool for neuroscientists delivers a thousand pinpricks of light... more
    19 Nov 2012
  3. Human Eye Gives Researchers Visionary Design for New, More Natural Lens Technology - Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers... more
    13 Nov 2012
  4. Biomedical Optics Express recently published the Feature Issue BIOMED 2012 based on research from the recent BIOMED 2012 Topical Meeting.
    12 Nov 2012

October 2012

  1. First-ever 3-D Stress Map of Developing Embryonic Heart Sheds Light on Why Defects Form - As a human fetus develops, its heart has to keep pace with the new... more
    31 Oct 2012

September 2012

  1. Cyborg Surgeon: Hand and Technology Combine in New Surgical Tool That Enables Superhuman Precision - Even the most skilled and steady surgeons experience minute, almost... more
    27 Sep 2012
  2. The Optical Society Partners with the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics to Launch New Journal: Photonics Research - The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that it will launch a new... more
    25 Sep 2012
  3. Tissues Tell the Tale: Non-Invasive Optical Technique Detects Cancer By Looking Under the Skin - The trained eye of a dermatologist can identify many types of skin... more
    24 Sep 2012
  4. Laser-powered ‘Needle’ Promises Pain-free Injections - From annual flu shots to childhood immunizations, needle injections... more
    13 Sep 2012

August 2012

  1. Shedding New Light on One of Diabetes' Most Dangerous Complications: New optical instrument helps diagnose, monitor peripheral arterial disease - For many diabetics, monitoring their condition involves much more... more
    30 Aug 2012
  2. Novel Microscopy Method Offers Sharper View of Brain's Neural Network - Shortly after the Hubble Space Telescope went into orbit in 1990 it... more
    23 Aug 2012
  3. Next Generation 3-D Theater: Optical Science Makes Glasses a Thing of the Past - From the early days of cinema, film producers have used various... more
    20 Aug 2012
  4. Hearing the Telltale Sounds of Dangerous Chemicals: New Photoacoustic Technique Detects Multiple Nerve Agents Simultaneously - To warn of chemical attacks and help save lives, it’s vital to... more
    14 Aug 2012
  5. Seeing through Walls: Laser System Reconstructs Objects Hidden From Sight - By combining bouncing photons, the particles of light, with advanced... more
    06 Aug 2012

July 2012

  1. Optical Materials Express published the Feature Issue Advances in Optical Materials based on research from the recent OSA AIOM Topical Meeting
    31 Jul 2012
  2. Insects Inspire X-ray Improvements: Nanostructures Modeled After Moth Eyes May Enhance Medical Imaging - Using the compound eyes of the lowly moth as their inspiration, an... more
    03 Jul 2012

June 2012

  1. OSA Remains Top Publisher of Optics Journals - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced its journals have again... more
    29 Jun 2012
  2. Art and Optics Converge to Preserve Frescos: Reflected Infrared Light Unlocks New Details of Renaissance Paintings - When restoring damaged and faded works of art, artists often employ... more
    18 Jun 2012
  3. Nanocarbon for Photonics and Optoelectronics feature issue is now published in Optical Materials Express.
    15 Jun 2012

May 2012

  1. Sensing the Infrared: Researchers Improve Infrared Detectors Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes - A team of researchers from Peking University, the Chinese Academy of... more
    23 May 2012
  2. New microscope uses rainbow of light to image individual blood cells: published in BOEx
    22 May 2012
  3. New Microscope Uses Rainbow of Light to Image the Flow of Individual Blood Cells - Blood tests convey vital medical information, but the sight of a... more
    21 May 2012
  4. Quantum Dots for Photonic Applications—combined special issue published by Optics Express and Optical Materials Express.
    15 May 2012
  5. Self-bending light: research from University of Franche-Comté, published in Optics Letters, is covered by New Scientist and ScienceNOW.
    15 May 2012
  6. Screening for Breast Cancer Without X-rays: Lasers and Sound Merge in Promising Diagnostic Technique
    10 May 2012
  7. The Optical Society Launches Innovative Products and Services for Digital Library Users - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of several... more
    08 May 2012
  8. Screening for Breast Cancer Without X-rays: Lasers and Sound Merge in Promising Diagnostic Technique - X-ray mammography is an important diagnostic tool in the fight... more
    07 May 2012

April 2012

  1. OSA debuts the Optics ImageBank. Search over 200K images from across OSA journals!
    30 Apr 2012
  2. Detecting Malaria Early to Save Lives: New optical technique promises rapid and accurate diagnosis - Correctly and quickly diagnosing malaria is essential for effective... more
    18 Apr 2012
  3. The OSA Board of Editors welcomes nominations for the Editor in Chief positions in OpEx and JOSA B. To find out more, click here.
    13 Apr 2012
  4. Univ. of Toronto reports a new device for continuous imaging of brain function, published in Biomedical Optics Express.
    11 Apr 2012

March 2012

  1. See BBC News and Discovery News coverage on an Optics Express article on thermal cloaking!
    27 Mar 2012
  2. Researchers Discover a New Path for Light through Metal: Novel Plasmonic Material May Merge Photonic and Electronic Technologies - Helping bridge the gap between photonics and electronics, researchers... more
    27 Mar 2012
  3. Not Your Average Heat Shield: New 'Thermal' Approach to Invisibility Cloaking Hides Heat to Enhance Technology - In a new approach to invisibility cloaking, a team of French... more
    26 Mar 2012
  4. Modular Ultrafast Lasers focus issue of invited papers published in Optics Express, March 26 issue
    15 Mar 2012
  5. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy special issue published in Applied Optics, March 1 issue.
    14 Mar 2012
  6. Article-Level Metrics are now available, allowing for a snapshot of the number of article downloads on individual research papers over the past 13 months.
    13 Mar 2012
  7. Optics Express Focus Issue: Modular Ultrafast Lasers - Ultrafast lasers, lasers that emit light pulses that are as short as... more
    13 Mar 2012

February 2012

  1. Flipping a Light Switch in the Cell: Quantum Dots Used for Targeted Neural Activation - By harnessing quantum dots-tiny light-emitting semiconductor... more
    08 Feb 2012
  2. OSA’s Applied Optics Journal Celebrates 50 Years of Publication - The Optical Society (OSA) has kicked off its 50th anniversary... more
    06 Feb 2012

January 2012

  1. The Optical Society Launches Language-Editing and Article-Level Metrics Services for Journal Authors - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of two new... more
    31 Jan 2012