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  • The Optical Society (OSA) today expresses its condolences at the loss of Theresa C. "Teddi" Laurin, founder and CEO of Laurin Publishing Co., who died Nov 5 at home in Pittsfield, MA. She was an early leader in photonics publishing and an OSA Board Member. Laurin was well known for her incredible support and involvement in the optics community. She was 91.

  • Leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss recent research and development of optical biosensors for applications in medical diagnostics

  • The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society today announced that Alan H. Gnauck of Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA, is the recipient of the 2016 John Tyndall Award, an honor endowed by Corning, Inc. Gnauck is being recognized for “sustained pioneering research contributions that drove commercialization of high-speed, high capacity lightwave communication systems.”

  • – The Optical Society (OSA) is hosting an Incubator meeting on Adaptive Structured Illumination on Wednesday, 4 November to Friday, 6 November at OSA. The purpose of this Incubator meeting is to explore the structuring and patterning of light fields throughout photonics in five key areas: functional imaging at depth, reducing the photon budget, transmission through complex media, fundamentals of orthogonality and information transfer, and structured illumination (SI)

  • A researcher team from Purdue University, Indiana have developed a smartphone device and an app that together quantitatively analyzes and store the results of strip-based saliva alcohol tests — which is helpful, since the current method consists of matching up the strip against a color scale on its packaging.

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