December 2013

  1. Early Detection of Blinding Eye Disease Could be as Easy as Scanning a Barcode - A new optical device puts the power to detect eye disease in the palm... more
    20 Dec 2013
  2. OSA’s Advances in Optics and Photonics Journal to be Indexed in Top Citation Database - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced its journal, Advances in... more
    12 Dec 2013

October 2013

  1. OSA Celebrates Open Access Week, Recognizes Need for Authors to Have Publishing Options - In celebration of “Open Access Week,” The Optical Society (OSA)... more
    24 Oct 2013
  2. Imaging Breast Cancer with Light - Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer... more
    23 Oct 2013
  3. Zoomable Holograms Pave the Way for Versatile, Portable Projectors - Imagine giving a presentation to a roomful of important customers... more
    15 Oct 2013
  4. A Better Breathalyzer - , Italian researchers have developed a novel idea for an inexpensive,... more
    08 Oct 2013
  5. Naked Jets of Water Make a Better Pollutant Detector - When you shine ultraviolet light (UV) through water polluted with... more
    03 Oct 2013
  6. Inspired by the Human Eye: New Imaging System can Help Diagnose Disease, Monitor Hazardous Substances - To meet demands for ever smaller imaging systems, researchers are... more
    02 Oct 2013

September 2013

  1. Scientists Rig Hospital-grade Lightweight Blood Flow Imager on the Cheap - Tracking blood flow in the laboratory is an important tool for... more
    26 Sep 2013

August 2013

  1. The Optical Society Implements Industry-Based Tracking System for Government-Funded Research - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it has implemented a new... more
    20 Aug 2013
  2. Researchers Slow Light to a Crawl in Liquid Crystal Matrix - Light traveling in a vacuum is the Universe’s ultimate speed demon,... more
    13 Aug 2013
  3. New High-Tech Laser Method Allows DNA to be Inserted ‘Gently’ into Living Cells - The applications of gene therapy and genetic engineering are broad:... more
    07 Aug 2013

July 2013

  1. Deciphering Butterflies’ Designer Colors: Findings Could Inspire New Hue-Changing Materials - Butterfly wings can do remarkable things with light, and humans are... more
    17 Jul 2013

June 2013

  1. A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration - Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do nothing to... more
    27 Jun 2013
  2. OSA Continues to Lead in Key Rankings in Thomson Reuters 2012 Journal Citation Reports - The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce impressive results... more
    20 Jun 2013
  3. OSA Partners with Leading Chinese Institute to Launch New Joint Journal, Photonics Research - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch and publication... more
    11 Jun 2013

May 2013

  1. The Optical Society and Scholarly iQ Issue COUNTER Release 4 Compliant Usage Reports for OSA’s Journals - The Optical Society (OSA) and Scholarly iQ today announced that... more
    29 May 2013
  2. Charred Micro-Bunny Sculpture Shows Promise of New Material for 3-D Shaping - This rabbit sculpture, the size of a typical bacterium, is one of... more
    29 May 2013
  3. On-site Asbestos Detector Offers Promise of Better Workplace Safety - Asbestos was once called a miracle material because of its toughness... more
    02 May 2013

April 2013

  1. Now available for conference papers! A PDF of the poster presentation has been linked to a select number of poster session papers. Those papers with an accompanying poster presentation PDF will be denoted by a multimedia icon.
    29 Apr 2013
  2. New LED Streetlight Design Curbs Light Pollution - Recent innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) have improved the... more
    24 Apr 2013
  3. Optics Letters' page limit is increasing to 4 pages, effective for new submissions beginning on 1 May 2013.
    19 Apr 2013
  4. New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away - A standard camera takes flat, 2-D pictures. To get 3-D information,... more
    04 Apr 2013

March 2013

  1. OSA Launches New Prism System to Streamline Journal Submissions - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of PrismTM, its... more
    20 Mar 2013
  2. Intense Terahertz Pulses Cause DNA Damage But Also Induce DNA Repair - Terahertz (THz) radiation, a slice of the electromagnetic spectrum... more
    14 Mar 2013
  3. The OSA journal Applied Optics has just published the Feature Issue Imaging Systems and Applications.
    04 Mar 2013

February 2013

  1. Infrared Digital Holography Allows Firefighters to See Through Flames, Image Moving People - Firefighters put their lives on the line in some of the most... more
    26 Feb 2013
  2. The OSA Board of Editors welcomes nominations for AOP, JOCN, and OL Journal Editor-in-Chiefs.
    21 Feb 2013
  3. New Imaging Device That Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent - Digital cameras, medical scanners, and other imaging technologies... more
    20 Feb 2013
  4. OSA Announces Editorial Board for New Photonics Research Journal - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the editorial board members... more
    19 Feb 2013
  5. Chinese Optics Letters (COL) celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2013—see the commemorative special issue.
    13 Feb 2013
  6. The OSA journal Applied Optics has just published the Feature Issue Applied Industrial Optics.
    05 Feb 2013

January 2013

  1. OSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award.
    31 Jan 2013
  2. Progressive Optics for Side Mirrors Ends Automobile Blind Spots without Distorting View - A new optical prescription for automobile side-view mirrors may... more
    28 Jan 2013
  3. Self-Assembling Silica Microwires May Herald New Generation of Integrated Optical Devices - Silica microwires are the tiny and as-yet underutilized cousins of... more
    23 Jan 2013
  4. OSA Announces New Journal Editors, Unveils New Contemporary Cover Designs for 2013 - The Optical Society (OSA) today announced new editors-in-chief for... more
    10 Jan 2013
  5. Scientists Mimic Fireflies to Make Brighter LEDs - The nighttime twinkling of fireflies has inspired scientists to... more
    08 Jan 2013
  6. The OSA journal Applied Optics has just published the Feature Issue Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging.
    02 Jan 2013