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  • The National Science Foundation and six U.S.-based global scientific societies, including The Optical Society, hosted “Light for a Better World: A Celebration of U.S. Innovation” at the National Academy of Sciences on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the Logic Analysis Tool (LAT) team is the winner of the 2015 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award. The team has developed an optics-based LAT that detects the time resolved emission of light from switching transistors within integrated circuits, operating down to .5V, thus creating a new tool for device analysis in advanced process technologies.

  • Nanowires are a relatively new technology and their full potential is still being explored. When the tiny wires are made from a semiconductor like silicon, light striking the wire will dislodge electrons from the crystal lattice, leaving positively charged "holes" behind. Both the electrons and the holes move through the material to generate electricity.

  • Optica, The Optical Society’s newest journal, dedicated to rapidly disseminating the highest impact peer-reviewed research across the entire spectrum of optics and photonics, has celebrated its one-year anniversary

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is hosting a follow-up Incubator to last year’s meeting on September 1-2, 2015. This meeting will bring together researchers in the fields of light-based medical research and therapeutic devices to discuss the future of photobiomodulation (PBM) in healthcare.

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