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  • Congressional Briefing Local Governments Make the Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting
    Congressional Briefing Local Governments Make the Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting
    06 November 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA), in conjunction with the House of Representatives’ Research & Development (R&D) Caucus, is hosting a Congressional briefing next week to discuss how solid-state lighting, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), can significantly reduce the amount of energy used for residential, commercial and street lighting.

  • Photonics Included in List of Industries Targeted to Receive New Small Business Grants
    Photonics Included in List of Industries Targeted to Receive New Small Business Grants
    30 October 2009
    The US House of Representatives accepted an amendment yesterday by Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.) that would add photonics technology to the list of targeted industries eligible to receive federal grants under a new early-stage investment program.

  • OSA Establishes Senior Membership Distinction
    OSA Establishes Senior Membership Distinction
    29 October 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that it has added a Senior Member category to its membership offerings. Senior membership provides well-established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within their field.

  • Arthur Ashkin Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society
    Arthur Ashkin Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society
    23 October 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors announced today that it has elected Arthur Ashkin as the newest honorary member of the society.

  • Industry Newsmakers Third Quarter 2009
    Industry Newsmakers Third Quarter 2009
    15 October 2009
    OSA corporate members are having an impact on innovations and business agreements in fields like optical communications, biophotonics and spectroscopy. Industry news in Q3 2009 reminds us that faster network speeds, better national security and medical breakthroughs are all enabled by diverse optics and photonics technologies.

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