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The American Physical Society (APS), IEEE Photonics Society, Laser Institute of America (LIA), the Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the International Society of Optics and Photonics, today announced the launch of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), a collaborative alliance seeking to unite industry, academia and government experts to identify and advance areas of photonics critical to maintaining U.S. competitiveness and national security.

The OSA Foundation has received a $250,000 donation from IPG Photonics (IPG) for the Siegman International School on Lasers Endowment. The gift provided by IPG will help permanently establish the program, modeled after the summer school program that first took place in 2011 at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP). The donation will go toward providing world-class lecturers, important student travel grants and achievement awards as well as other general programming costs. In recognition of this significant contribution, IPG has been named co-founder of the school.

The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the IONS-NA 5 conference—the first in Canada—at the University of Ottawa May 31 – June 2. The conference, organized by the Ottawa-Carleton OSA Student Chapter, will feature technical sessions and programming for graduate students in the field of optics and photonics. The Optical Society (OSA) sponsors the event.

Webinar to detail white paper recommendations for US funding and investment in photonics

The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) today announced the release of a new report titled “Future Needs of ‘Scale-Out’ Data Centers: An OIDA Workshop for Stakeholders,” summarizing the output of a workshop co-hosted by OIDA, The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN), and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

         

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