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2013-01-28 19:50:04

A new optical prescription for automobile side-view mirrors may eliminate the dreaded "blind spot" in traffic without distorting the perceived distance of cars approaching from behind.

2013-01-23 11:49:18

Silica microwires are the tiny and as-yet underutilized cousins of optical fibers.

New Bio-inspired Coating That Increases LED Efficiency By 55 Percent
2013-01-08 13:48:41

The nighttime twinkling of fireflies has inspired scientists to modify a light-emitting diode (LED) so it is more than one and a half times as efficient as the original.

Data Routes On Information Superhighway Enhanced With New Dynamic Dual-core Optical Fiber
2012-12-19 16:31:45

Optical fibers –the backbone of the Internet–carry movies, messages, and music at the speed of light. But for all their efficiency, these ultrathin strands of pristine glass must connect to sluggish signal switches, routers, and buffers in order to transmit data.

New Twist On Microscopic Manipulation From World's Smallest Wrench
2012-12-03 16:34:48

Optical Society of America [ Watch The Video ] New tool for controlling particles promises to advance biological research, healthcare, and more Harnessing laser light's ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created the fiber-optic equivalent of the world's smallest wrench. This virtual tool can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles, from living cells and DNA to microscopic motors and dynamos used in biological and physical research....

3-D "Light Switch" To Better Understand How The Brain Works
2012-11-19 15:04:38

New device for delivering light to individual neurons could one day help treat Parkinson's disease, epilepsy; aid understanding of consciousness, how memories form

Human Eye Gives Visionary Design For New, More Natural Lens Technology
2012-11-13 17:02:31

Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye.

New 3-D Stress Map Of Developing Embryonic Heart Shows Why Defects Form
2012-10-31 13:02:49

Forces inside the beating heart of a human embryo help determine health of a baby's heart: New 3-D images map these important forces

Harnessing Spider Silk For Use In Biosensors, Lasers And Microchips
2012-10-11 11:55:27

Researchers at Frontiers in Optics 2012 describe ways to use natural silk for implantable optics, compostable lasers, and microfibers integrated into photonic chips

Sharper View Of Brain's Neural Network Offered By Novel Microscopy Method
2012-08-23 13:56:22

Shortly after the Hubble Space Telescope went into orbit in 1990 it was discovered that the craft had blurred vision.


Latest Optical Society of America Reference Libraries

Optics Communications
2012-04-30 14:35:08

Optics Communications is a peer-reviewed rapid-publication scientific journal published by Elsevier. This journal has been in publication since April of 1969, according to the Library of Congress. It reports on all fields of optical science and technology. The following subjects are covered in Optics Communications: Physical optics, Optical information and image processing, Guided wave optics, Atomic and molecular physics, Optical properties of condensed and soft matter, Quantum optics,...

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