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OPTICS IS ILLUMINATING THE PATH FORWARD

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 surfaces and healthcare equipment, and sequencing the virus genome for developing effective vaccines.

Added:20 Oct 2020


It’s Not You, It’s Your Brain: Bringing Neuroscience to the 2020 FiO + LS Mid-Manager Summit

During the Advancing Mid-Managers Summit held 15 September 2020 at the 2020 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO +LS) conference, attendees learned about some of the building blocks of neuroscience and neuroleadership as well as ways to apply the models to their specific leadership or leadership development situation.

Added:22 Sep 2020


Becoming an OSA council student representative

Nearly 10 years ago, I was offered the opportunity to represent all OSA student members and help shape the future of new OSA member programs. This dramatically changed my life and career perspective as I was directly influencing and endorsing new initiatives.

Added:08 Nov 2019


Become Entangled in this Year’s FiO + LS Quantum Theme

Image Credit: Atom interferometer, courtesy of M Squared Lasers Limited. Quantum technologies, once an imaginative vision of the future, have emerged in recent years as an essential cornerstone of optics and photonics research and investment. The 2019 OSA Frontiers in Optics and APS/DLS Laser Science (FiO + LS) conference 15 – 19 September will give special focus to the current...

Added:11 Sep 2019


Optical Interconnects in Data Centers: What’s Next?

As technology advances at an ever-increasing pace, the potential applications for optics continue to grow and fuel new discoveries. To highlight the breakthrough work being done in optics, the committee invited nine "Visionary Speakers" to share their knowledge. One of them, Marc Taubenblatt (above) of IBM Corp. sketched out some of those frameworks, particularly for data centers.

Added:28 Sep 2017


Self-Driving Cars: A Complex Photonic Supply Chain

In addition to the formidable technical requirements for autonomous vehicles, the self-driving-car revolution will create new and highly complex supply chains and new educational and workforce needs. Ira Moskowitz, the director of advanced-manufacturing programs with the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, USA, believes these developments will present huge...

Added:20 Sep 2017


Fixing the Leaky Pipeline

Dozens of industry leaders, researchers, students and other optics professionals came together at OSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the second “Global Women of Light” symposium. The all-day event, co-sponsored by the OSA Foundation and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship (WiSTEE Connect), focused on the best ways to boost the presence of...

Added:20 Sep 2017


Finding My Home at OSA

The idea of writing this post came from an informal conversation with OSA President, Eric Mazur, during Winter Leadership Meeting this past January. This is about how my good friend Dr. Alvaro Casas Bedoya and I were able to turnaround a difficult situation and finish our physics degrees, using the advantages of OSA’s student membership. 

Added:18 May 2017