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  •  OFC/NFOEC 2013 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    OFC/NFOEC 2013 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    04 March 2013
    OFC/NFOEC is the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year’s conference—with more than 12,000 attendees expected, along with more than 550 exhibiting companies (45 percent based outside the U.S.) and more than 800 technical and business presentations—will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems and components manufacturers to service providers, carriers and enterprise.

  • OSA Partners with China’s CIOMP on Optical Engineering Summer Session
    OSA Partners with China’s CIOMP on Optical Engineering Summer Session
    01 March 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced they will again collaborate with the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) to host the second CIOMP-OSA Summer Session. This year’s session, to be held in Changchun, China Aug. 4-9, will focus on optical engineering, design and manufacturing.

  • 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.

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