COVID-19 Relief Work in India

Optica has launched the Global Health Initiative (GHI). A critical project under this new effort focuses specifically on India. Working with the Optica Foundation and IndiaCovidSOS, we have procured and shipped thousands of oxygen saturation meters—pulse oximeters—to India, helping individuals, families, and communities in limited-resource settings better manage their health amid...

Added: 02 Sep 2021


Advocating for Optics and Photonics

OSA Ambassador Julia H. Majors reviews her experience with the Capitol Hill Visits, a year-long program during which OSA members can communicate directly with U.S. senators, representatives and congressional staff. 

Added: 10 Aug 2021


The All-Virtual 2021 OSA Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) Meeting in Review

The 2021 Applied Industrial Optics meeting provided a view into current and future industrial optics and continued to be a source for professional growth and a platform for personal network expansion. This Discover OSA blog article summarizes the week long all-virtual meeting. 

Added: 09 Aug 2021


Virtual OSA Imaging and Sensing Congresses Reveal Advances in Manufacturing Solutions and More

The co-located 2021 OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress and Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress, held 19 – 23 July, engaged nearly 1,300 registrants from 59 countries. Visionaries in quantum photonics, non-linear umixing on hyperspectral images and environmental and remote sensing were featured plenary speakers and presenters.

Added: 04 Aug 2021


My First ‘Stint’ at Advocacy: Assumptions Versus Reality

An OSA student member from the University of Delaware reviews the Capitol Hill Visits, a year-long program during which OSA members can communicate directly with U.S. senators, representatives and congressional staff. 

Added: 26 Jul 2021


OSA Industry Member Profile - Altechna

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member Altechna provides customized solutions for laser optics to customers worldwide. Its emphasis on customer service and commitment to excellence in technology has led to its continued succe

Added: 15 Jun 2021


Public Trust in Science: Enabling Optical Research and Discovery for the Benefit of Humankind

A newly launched initiative, the Trust Science pledge, is an example of public engagement to foster this trust. For this year’s International Day of Light (16 May), organizers are encouraging individuals around the globe to sign the Trust Science pledge and state their confidence in the scientific process.

Added: 14 May 2021


Exploring Diversity and Visibility

#WeAreOSA is a new series of podcasts and blogs featuring inspirational stories and perspectives from scientists and engineers improving the world. In this We Are OSA podcast, we explore diversity, visibility, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of three OSA members – Timothy Imogore, Klaus Jaeger, and Sile Nic Chormaic.

Added: 06 May 2021


Connecting the Optics and Photonics Community – OSA’s Approach to Digital Conferences

This article looks at how OSA connected the optics and photonics community when the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic disrupted conferences globally. Our meetings bring together the best minds at every stage of their careers.

Added: 22 Apr 2021


All-Virtual OSA Biophotonics Congress Introduces Solutions to Challenges in Biomedical Research

The OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences held 12 – 16 April 2021, featured presentations on technologies transforming biomedical imaging, clinical investigations and more. Over 460 registrants from 37 countries participated in talks highlighting the role of optics in making instrumentation and relevant tools available to biological researchers, clinicians, surgeons...

Added: 21 Apr 2021


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