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  • News - 8 Jul 2007
    A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created the world's first material that reflects virtually no light. Reporting in the March issue of Nature Photonics, they...
  • News - 8 Jul 2007
    The Optical Society of America's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2006, will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering. This meeting, co-located with Laser Science XXII, the...
  • News - 8 Jul 2007
    A new optical device might allow astronomers to view extrasolar planets directly without the annoying glare of the parent star. It would do this by "nulling" out the light of the parent...
  • News - 8 Jul 2007
    Researchers from around the world will present new breakthroughs in optics, photonics and their applications at the 2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics Laser Science...
  • News - 8 Jul 2007
    In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs,...
  • News - 5 Jul 2007
    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used lasers to cool and trap erbium atoms, a "rare earth" heavy metal with unusual optical, electronic and...
  • News - 5 Jul 2007
    Cotton may be getting even more breathable. A new wave of fiber research debuts with an international science and technology conference. The Fiber Society 2007 Spring Conference held May 23-25 at...
  • News - 5 Jul 2007
    A compact, inexpensive method for stabilizing lasers that uses a new design to reduce sensitivity to vibration and gravity 100 times better than similar approaches has been demonstrated by scientists...
  • News - 5 Jul 2007
    An international team including researcher Ermanno Borra, from Université Laval's Center for Optics, Photonics, and Laser, has taken another step toward building a liquid telescope on the...