Happy International Volunteer Day

As we celebrate International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2020, The Optical Society (OSA) wants to recognize and thank our outstanding volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to enrich our Society and the entire optics and photonics community.

Added: 03 Dec 2020


Marketing Optical Technologies in a Virtual Environment – the OIDA Technology Showcase

During the 2nd Virtual OIDA Technology Showcase held 1-3 December 2020, 29 companies, members of the OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) presented their cutting-edge technologies under six themes –instrumentation and metrology, imaging and microscopy, fiber optics and communications, services, precision optics and components and precision sources.

Added: 15 Dec 2020


OSA Industry Member Profile - Zurich Instruments

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member Zurich Instruments, Switzerland, is a test and measurement developer and manufacturer that puts customer service first. Founded in 2008 as a spin-off company, Zurich Instruments has grown into a successful and independent business. Jan Benhelm, the company’s CMO, offers insight into the company’s success and future growth.

Added: 16 Dec 2020


Exploring Optics At Home

Looking for fun family friendly optics related activities that you can do at home? You can explore optical illusions, make a pinhole viewer or experiment with lasers with OSA’s Optics At Home webinar series and find more experiments and activities at Optics4Kids. 

Added: 18 Dec 2020


The Path Forward for Science under a New Administration

As President-elect Joseph Biden fills key positions to address global challenges from COVID-19 to climate change, the scientific community is optimistic he will prioritize research and development. The Optical Society requests that President-elect Biden continue to expand government support for these key industries made possible by optics and photonics, the science of light.

Added: 11 Jan 2021