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  • OSA Joins Groups in Bringing Together Government, Industry and Academia to Strengthen Photonics Community
    OSA Joins Groups in Bringing Together Government, Industry and Academia to Strengthen Photonics Community
    28 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) joined several leaders in the optics and photonics community today in Washington at “Optics and Photonics: Lighting a Path for the Future,” a day-long event showcasing how optics and photonics can solve problems, enable innovation, facilitate economic growth and improve lives. The event, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), will highlight the recently released NAS report: Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation, which discusses the current state of optical sciences and opportunities for future growth.

  • OSA's 2013 Executive Forum to Feature Optical Communications Leaders on Network Growth, Software-Defined Networking, Future of Broadband and More
    OSA's 2013 Executive Forum to Feature Optical Communications Leaders on Network Growth, Software-Defined Networking, Future of Broadband and More
    27 February 2013
    The 15th annual Executive Forum, sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and collocated with OFC/NFOEC, brings together optical communications industry leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field. Attendees gain insight and analysis on emerging trends and financial outlooks, while networking and connecting with fellow industry executives. Topics this year include software-defined networking, massively scalable optical networks, optical components, and the future of broadband access networks.

  • Infrared Digital Holography Allows Firefighters to See Through Flames, Image Moving People
    Infrared Digital Holography Allows Firefighters to See Through Flames, Image Moving People
    26 February 2013
    Firefighters put their lives on the line in some of the most dangerous conditions on Earth. One of their greatest challenges, however, is seeing through thick veils of smoke and walls of flame to find people in need of rescue. A team of Italian researchers has developed a new imaging technique that uses infrared (IR) digital holography to peer through chaotic conflagrations and capture potentially lifesaving and otherwise hidden details. The team describes its breakthrough results and their applications in a paper published today in the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal Optics Express.

  • OSA Organizes ‘Week of Action’ for Scientific Community as Sequester Nears
    OSA Organizes ‘Week of Action’ for Scientific Community as Sequester Nears
    25 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it will organize a “week of action” for the scientific community beginning today in preparation for the across-the-board U.S. federal spending reductions, known as the sequester, set to take effect March 1.

  • The Optical Society Launches Optics & Photonics China Website
    The Optical Society Launches Optics & Photonics China Website
    22 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of its new Optics and Photonics China website, a resource that features information on the region’s optics and photonics scientific and technology innovations, news, people and organizations.

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