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The global optics and photonics community is doing its part to fight the covid-19 pandemic. State-of-the-art optics technologies are detecting and tracking the virus, sterilizing contaminated surfaces and healthcare equipment with ultraviolet (UV) light, and sequencing the virus genome for developing effective vaccines.

In a social media campaign titled “Optics is Illuminating the Path Forward,” the Optical Society (OSA) is highlighting the work of academia and industry in advancing research and developing products to mitigate risk of infection and improve detection and diagnosis of the virus.

Stay connected, share resources and engage with us on        using #illuminatewithoptics. To learn more about the role of optics and photonics in combatting covid-19, access the webinars, articles and other resources listed below.

Optics and Covid-19 Resources