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Images clockwise from top left: John Mather, who gave the IDL plenary at CLEO; OSA Ambassador Jelena Pesic explores the interactive Museum of Light in Paris; a Hawaiian Eye Foundation doctor checks the eye of a young patient in Yap, Micronesia; OSA 2016 Ambasssador Antigone Marino shares the importance of light science at IDL Naples. [Images: NASA/Chris Gunn; Liz Rogan; Hawaiian Eye Foundation;...

07/01/2018 10:45

Fiber optics link big telescopes, YAG-laser blasts bladder stones, optical design of the human eye

8 | OPN April 2006 SCATTERINGS | NEWS A stronomers have long exploited the properties of interferometry to collect radio-frequency images with astoundingly high resolution. An interna- tional team is devising a scheme to link seven optical telescopes with fiber optics to bring ultrahigh resolution into the near infrared. The mountain of Mauna Kea in Ha- waii is already home to...

04/01/2006 00:00

OSA Foundation Supports Optics Professionals

G. Michael MorrisInnovation requires hard work and dedication. These same traits are found in the many volunteers the OSA Foundation (OSAF) counts on to achieve its goals; their desire to step up and lead with their time and energy creates a vibrant atmosphere. This year we saw many examples of this kind of leadership. Here are few: The tireless efforts of Chuck Synborski, general manager at...

12/01/2011 00:00

Observatories and Telescopes of Modern Times

An incredibly detailed historical record of the design, construction and operation of ground-based optical and radio astronomy facilities on all continents, from 1945 to the present.

06/22/2017 06:00

On 16 May, Light Science Shines

Lighting up Lingshed monastery, high up in the Himalayan mountains. [Paula Bronstein/IEEE Smart Village Project]“The International Day of Light is a gift from a political body—UNESCO—to us. How we use it is up to us.”—John DudleyQ. The International Year of Light, in 2015, was a very successful event. What made you want to extend that into an annual day of light?I...

05/01/2018 16:08

India’s Diverse Centers of Optics Marked by Excellence in Research

Nonlinear microscopy and biomedical optics were among the topics of a series of lectures given in India last year by OSA Fellow Barry R. Masters. The trip was funded in part by a $2,000 grant from the United States Advisory Committee to the International Commission for Optics (USAC-ICO). USAC-ICO is supported by OSA, SPIE and the IEEE/Lasers and Electro- Optics Society. India is an enormous...

05/01/2004 00:00

Education Events and Frontiers in Optics 2005

www.osa-opn.org16 | OPN January 2006 OPTICS | EDUCATION Education Events at Frontiers in Optics 2005 R. John Koshel, Connie Walker and Jason Briggs Teachers viewing NASA three-dimen- sional Mars images. On the final day of the Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference, which was held in Tucson, Ariz., in October 2005, researchers and educators were invited to take part in a number of events devoted...

01/01/2006 00:00

OSA Today

10 Optics & Photonics News ■ October 2004 Mark Your Calendars Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) Jan. 31–Feb. 3, 2005, Alexandria, Va. Pre-registration deadline: Jan. 10 Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE) (formerly Optical Remote Sensing) Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2005, Alexandria, Va. Pre-registration deadline: Jan. 10 OSA history is...

10/01/2004 00:00

Member News

Honors and Awards David Payne Knighted  OSA Fellow David Payne, director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of South Hampton, United Kingdom, received a knighthood on the Queen’s New Year honors list. He received the recognition “for services to photonics research and applications,” reflecting his important work in using light for...

03/01/2013 11:05

The Optical Illusions of Cosmetics

  Cosmetic products—foundation, eye shadow, blush, mascara and lipstick—carry with them the promise of transformation. Every morning around the world, millions of people open small tubes, jars and plastic cases in an effort to accentuate their features, rewind the clock, or simply express themselves in unique ways. But how do cosmetics create their illusory effects? If...

07/01/2010 00:00