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  • Modern digital cameras are equipped with an impressive array of functions – from autofocus and image stabilization to panoramas and high-definition video. Recently a team of engineers from Duke University has unlocked a previously unrecognized 3D imaging capability of modern cameras by simply repurposing its existing components.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is hosting an Incubator on Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation, September 16-18 at the OSA headquarters. This Incubator will bring together experts from academia and industry, as well as clinicians and government agency personnel to evaluate and discuss the challenges facing the clinical adoption of label-free optical technologies.

  • IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

  • The National Science Foundation and six U.S.-based global scientific societies, including The Optical Society, hosted “Light for a Better World: A Celebration of U.S. Innovation” at the National Academy of Sciences on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the Logic Analysis Tool (LAT) team is the winner of the 2015 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award. The team has developed an optics-based LAT that detects the time resolved emission of light from switching transistors within integrated circuits, operating down to .5V, thus creating a new tool for device analysis in advanced process technologies.

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