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  • KMLabs Receives 2013 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    KMLabs Receives 2013 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    23 April 2013
    The CLEO: 2013 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA) and Laser Focus World today announced KMLabs (Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories) as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

  • First Quarter 2013 Industry News Summary
    First Quarter 2013 Industry News Summary
    11 April 2013
    OSA’s Corporate Associate Members have been busy in the first part of 2013, breaking barriers in research, receiving prestigious grants and awards, and hitting institutional milestones. We look forward to sharing more breakthrough technologies and industry accolades this spring.

  • OSA Applauds Science Funding Levels Proposed in Obama Administration’s FY 2014 Budget
    OSA Applauds Science Funding Levels Proposed in Obama Administration’s FY 2014 Budget
    10 April 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) released a statement in support of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding levels proposed today by U.S. President Barack Obama for science-related agencies. The proposed budget would fund federal research and development programs at levels consistent with, or slightly above, spending levels from FY 2012 and 2013 including: $7.6 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF), $754 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), $5 billion for the Department of Energy Office of Science, and $2.9 billion for the Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

  • New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away
    New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away
    04 April 2013
    A standard camera takes flat, 2-D pictures. To get 3-D information, such as the distance to a far-away object, scientists can bounce a laser beam off the object and measure how long it takes the light to travel back to a detector. The technique, called time-of-flight (ToF), is already used in machine vision, navigation systems for autonomous vehicles, and other applications, but many current ToF systems have a relatively short range and struggle to image objects that do not reflect laser light well. A team of Scotland-based physicists has recently tackled these limitations and reported their findings today in the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Optics Express.

  • OSA Applauds New White House Brain Mapping Initiative
    OSA Applauds New White House Brain Mapping Initiative
    03 April 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today released a statement in support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The program, announced yesterday as part of the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposal, is aimed at helping researchers and scientists find new ways to treat, cure, and possibly even prevent brain disorders and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and autism.

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