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To warn of chemical attacks and help save lives, it’s vital to quickly determine if even trace levels of potentially deadly chemicals—such as the nerve gas sarin and other odorless, colorless agents—are present. U.S. Army researchers have developed a new chemical sensor that can simultaneously identify a potentially limitless numbers of agents, in real time. A paper describing the system has been published today in the Optical Society's (OSA) journal, Optics Letters.

OSA applauds the release of a U.S. National Academy of Sciences report on optics and photonics, which discusses the current state of optical sciences and goals for the future.

By combining bouncing photons, the particles of light, with advanced optics, researchers are able to ‘see’ 3-D images of objects hidden around a corner

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.

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