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  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Tom Hausken has joined the staff as senior advisor, engineering and applications. In this position, Hausken will support a number of OSA’s industry focused activities, including the programs of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), a division of OSA.

  • When restoring damaged and faded works of art, artists often employ lasers and other sophisticated imaging techniques to study intricate details, analyze pigments, and search for subtle defects not visible to the naked eye. To refine what can be seen during the restoration process even further, a team of Italian researchers has developed a new imaging tool that can capture features not otherwise detectable with the naked eye or current imaging techniques.

  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) today announced the details of programs it will fund in the second half of 2012. The initiatives include new and continuing grants that support optics education and outreach activities and forward the OSAF’s goal to inspire future generations of science, engineering and business leaders.

  • The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) today announced the release of a new report titled “OIDA Workshops on Metrics for Aggregation Networks and Data Centers” – a roadmap for optical communications, based on quantitative, system-level metrics.

  • The Optical Society (OSA), SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the Materials Research Society (MRS) are pleased to announce their 2012-2013 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Chris Schaffer, a professor at Cornell University, will serve as the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE, and Mirvat Abdelhaq, a recent graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will serve as the OSA/MRS Congressional Fellow. Each will serve one-year terms working as special legislative assistants on the staffs of congressional offices or committees in Washington, D.C.

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