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  • OIDA to Hold Annual Forum Focusing on Optoelectronics and Optical Communications Markets
    OIDA to Hold Annual Forum Focusing on Optoelectronics and Optical Communications Markets
    07 November 2013
    Focusing on the optoelectronics and optical communications markets, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) will hold their Annual Forum Nov. 18 - 19 in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. The Annual Forum brings together key stakeholders from industry, government, and research firms to discuss topics including market forecasts, government programs, public-private partnerships, and more.

  • OSA Foundation Announces First Siegman International School on Lasers
    OSA Foundation Announces First Siegman International School on Lasers
    31 October 2013
    The OSA Foundation announced today that Stanford University will host the first Siegman International School on Lasers in the summer of 2014.

  • OSA Celebrates Open Access Week, Recognizes Need for Authors to Have Publishing Options
    OSA Celebrates Open Access Week, Recognizes Need for Authors to Have Publishing Options
    24 October 2013
    In celebration of “Open Access Week,” The Optical Society (OSA) applauds those who are working together to develop sustainable options for maximizing research investments, increasing the influence of published research, and enhancing the advancement of scholarship.

  • OSA Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Student Researchers at Frontiers in Optics 2013
    OSA Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Student Researchers at Frontiers in Optics 2013
    24 October 2013
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the most recent student grant and scholarship recipients, recognized during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 97th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2013 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Imaging Breast Cancer with Light
    Imaging Breast Cancer with Light
    23 October 2013
    Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical stage. A team of researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed a prototype of a new imaging tool that may one day help to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

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