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  • The OSA Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign for the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers, named in honor of Anthony E. Siegman, Optical Society (OSA) past president and founding member of the OSA Foundation Board. Siegman passed away in October 2011 at the age of 79.


  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the student travel grant recipients for the Optical Society’s (OSA) Advanced Photonics Congress held in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 15-18 and OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress held in Monterey, Calif., June 24-28. The OSAF Student Travel Grant Program awards grants to students working in or studying science in qualifying developing nations so they can attend OSA-managed technical meetings and conferences. This round of winners represents three countries from three continents.


  • Using the compound eyes of the humble moth as their inspiration, an international team of physicists has developed new nanoscale materials that could someday reduce the radiation dosages received by patients getting X-rayed, while improving the resolution of the resulting images.


  • The leading conference for the optical networking industry, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), has been named one of the United States’ top 25 fastest-growing trade shows in net square footage growth by Trade Show News Network (TSNN).


  • Temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise in the second quarter of 2012 – OSA Corporate Associate Members have also been busy developing new products, building partnerships and raising their profiles.

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