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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


OSA Celebrates Volunteer Month

From today's volunteer leaders, to the early career ambassadors preparing to lead us into the future, volunteers shape the entire fabric of The Optical Society. Read about ways to get involved with the society and hear current volunteers share their experiences.

Added: 16 Apr 2021


Leaders Explore Emerging Challenges for Integrating Photonics and Electronics in Data Centers

The virtual OIDA Workshop on Developments in Co-Packaging Technologies for Data Centers explored how technologies can address emerging application requirements for future data centers.

Added: 13 Apr 2021


Mentoring Future Leaders

#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 the unique rapport between a mentor and mentee with first-hand stories from two OSA members – Chris Dainty, 2011 OSA President, and Arlene Smith, 2020 OSA Board of Directors.

Added: 23 Mar 2021


Patricia Bath – A history to be learned, a legacy to be remembered

Every February and March, the world puts a spotlight on Black history and women’s history. This is because these stories have been left out of the history books and our collective consciousness for far too long. This is particularly true when looking at science. Making connections, building supportive networks, sharing experiences and best practices are a vital part of being a...

Added: 19 Mar 2021


OSA Industry Member Profile – PHIX Photonics Assembly

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member PHIX Photonics Assembly provides assembly services for all major photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology platforms. This “one-stop shop” is a growing global business that specializes in hybrid integration.

Added: 15 Mar 2021


Luminar Technologies Co-Founder and CTO Jason Eichenholz Discusses a Milestone for the Company

In this OSA podcast episode, Luminar Technologies Co-Founder and CTO Jason Eichenholz explains the importance of Luminar Technologies going public and what it means for the company’s LIDAR technology and automotive industry. Eichenholz describes the alternative pathway towards becoming public and opportunities to deliver the software for self-driving cars to market.

Added: 09 Mar 2021


A Century of Pioneering Publishing

As scientific publishing has evolved, one thing has remained constant: OSA is a pioneer and a long-standing curator of trusted and authoritative peer-reviewed content. While there are many noteworthy stories in our publications history, this article looks at a few examples of how OSA enabled its members to experiment and test novel ideas with its diverse community.

Added: 02 Mar 2021