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  • OSA to Co-Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Economic Importance of Optics and Photonics
    OSA to Co-Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Economic Importance of Optics and Photonics
    10 September 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA), in conjunction with the IEEE Photonics Society, SPIE and the American Physical Society (APS), is co-hosting a congressional briefing on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) recently-released report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation. Leading optical scientists and engineers will discuss the report and the growing economic importance of optics and photonics.

  • OSA Foundation Receives Donation of Lasers Book to Help Raise Funds for Siegman Laser Summer School
    OSA Foundation Receives Donation of Lasers Book to Help Raise Funds for Siegman Laser Summer School
    05 September 2012
    The OSA Foundation announced today that University Science Books, the publisher of Anthony “Tony” Siegman’s well-known book Lasers, is donating 300 copies of the text to the Foundation for re-sale to raise money for the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers in memory of the author who passed away last year. The effort is part of an endowment campaign launched earlier this year to permanently fund the summer school, which aims to honor Seigman for the tremendous contributions he made to the scientific community and his passion for teaching while providing optics graduate students around the world with the opportunity to experience a program of lectures, networking opportunities, poster presentations, research sharing and more.

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Lidar Team Receives OSA’s 2012 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award
    Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Lidar Team Receives OSA’s 2012 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award
    04 September 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) has named the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Lidar Team the winner of the 2012 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes teams that have made major contributions to optical engineering. The team, whose members include Gary Gimmestad, David Roberts, John Stewart, Leanne West and Jack Wood, will be recognized for their 25-year history of making significant advances in atmospheric lidar technology to make it more cost effective, eye-safe, reliable, and capable of producing real-time data products. The group members will receive their award during the plenary session at OSA’s annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), taking place Oct. 14-18 in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    31 August 2012
    The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2012 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. The competition recognizes excellence in innovation, research and presentation of graduate students. The finalists will present their work at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, which will take place Oct. 14-18 in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Shedding New Light on One of Diabetes’ Most Dangerous Complications: New optical instrument helps diagnose, monitor peripheral arterial disease
    Shedding New Light on One of Diabetes’ Most Dangerous Complications: New optical instrument helps diagnose, monitor peripheral arterial disease
    30 August 2012
    For many diabetics, monitoring their condition involves much more than adhering to a routine of glucose sensing and insulin injections. It also entails carefully monitoring the ongoing toll this disease takes on their body.

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