OSA Member Newsletter

February 2021 Issue
Focus On Optics
OPN in 2020: What Did You Read?
Some of the most-popular articles online in 2020 for OSA’s Optics & Photonics News (OPN) included the magazine’s annual special feature Year in Optics, which highlighted 30 exciting peer-reviewed research summaries from the past year, and a June cover feature article on structured light that explored the emerging toolkit that’s enabling the shaping of light for a wide variety of applications. Nanophotonic Biosensors: Driving Personalized Medicine also topped the OPN charts—this very timely feature described how point-of-care photonic biosensors could provide better-targeted health care.

In its online news section, OPN’s most-read articles tackled the ever-moving target of the coronavirus pandemic. Readers gravitated toward content on how optics and photonics technologies are being used in the battle against COVID-19, how lasers are testing facemask effectiveness, and how individual labs and researchers coped with the onset of the pandemic, in OPN’s “Coronavirus Diaries” series.
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Live Online or On-Demand
CLEO will be presented in an all-virtual format, 09 – 14 May: 2,000+ technical presentations on the latest advances in science and applications of lasers and opto-electronics.
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New OIDA Virtual Workshop, 30-31 March
Join Us Online for OIDA’s New Workshop on Developments in Co-Packaging Technologies for Data Centers. Information and registration will be opening later this month.
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Honoring the Optics Community
2021 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize
The Optical Society honors Federico Capasso with the 2021 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize for achievements in optical physics, quantum electronics and nanophotonics.
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The Queen Elizabeth Prize
OSA Fellow Russell Dupuis and Honorary Member Nick Holonyak, Jr. are among the recipients of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for innovations that illuminate our world
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New OSA Honorary Member
We are proud to recognize 2000 OSA President, Erich Ippen, MIT, for his work laying the foundations of ultrafast science and engineering, and providing inspiring leadership to the optics community.
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OSA Fellow Spotlight
2014 Fellow Dan-Xia Xu says, “Science is not just about the destination, but also the journey.”
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Public Policy Events
Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus Launch
Watch the launch event for the Congressional Caucus on 24 February hosted by four Members of U.S. Congress.
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OSA’s Global Advocacy
Join this free one-hour webinar to learn about OSA's work in its Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Initiative.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Amplify Black Voices
A new OSA Ambassador scholarship program aims to provide financial and professional development support to young Black scientists and engineers.
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Commit To Change
OSA encourages you to explore resources on ways to address systemic racism in STEM as part of our commitment to change.
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Community Matters
Couillaud Prize Application Open
One early career professional will receive a merit-based award which includes a $20,500 USD prize and $5,000 USD in travel expenses.
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Become A Senior Member
It is our honor to give recognition for your outstanding professional and service accomplishments. Let us recognize you!
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Become an
Innovator!
The school's focus is on acclimating those with an intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial drive to the language, culture and methodology of business.
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Stay Connected With OSA
 
In the February 2021 OPN
This month, read about three solar observatories using advanced optics to study the sun; the 2021 class of OSA Fellows; and more. Read more.
 
Advanced Photonics
Present at the OSA Advanced Photonics Congress. 5 topical meetings cover optical materials, signal processing and communications. Submission deadline: 23 March 2021. Read more.
 
 
Virtual Career Fair
The OSA Virtual Career Fair taking place on 25th March, connects you with our vast, global community of students and professionals.
 
 
 
 
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