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  • The Optical Society’s (OSA) Corporate Associates program announced the launch of its new Enabled by Optics campaign. The program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technology among new audiences. The campaign will emphasize the extraordinary role optics has played in furthering innovation and the critical impact it has in everyday life.


  • OFC/NFOEC is the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year’s conference—with more than 12,000 attendees expected, along with more than 550 exhibiting companies (45 percent based outside the U.S.) and more than 800 technical and business presentations—will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems and components manufacturers to service providers, carriers and enterprise.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced they will again collaborate with the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) to host the second CIOMP-OSA Summer Session. This year’s session, to be held in Changchun, China Aug. 4-9, will focus on optical engineering, design and manufacturing.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) joined several leaders in the optics and photonics community today in Washington at “Optics and Photonics: Lighting a Path for the Future,” a day-long event showcasing how optics and photonics can solve problems, enable innovation, facilitate economic growth and improve lives. The event, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), will highlight the recently released NAS report: Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation, which discusses the current state of optical sciences and opportunities for future growth.


  • The 15th annual Executive Forum, sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and collocated with OFC/NFOEC, brings together optical communications industry leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field. Attendees gain insight and analysis on emerging trends and financial outlooks, while networking and connecting with fellow industry executives. Topics this year include software-defined networking, massively scalable optical networks, optical components, and the future of broadband access networks.

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