OSA 'Frontiers in Optics' annual meeting celebrates 90th anniversary of innovation in optics

The Optical Society of America's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2006, will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering. This meeting, co-located with Laser Science XXII, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science, unites these communities for five days of cutting-edge content, powerful networking and opportunities for scientific exchange. Exhibits featuring 80+ leading optics companies will complement the in-depth educational programming and offer attendees a glimpse of the latest optical technologies and products.

WHAT: The Optical Society of America's Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics 2006

WHERE: Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, New York, USA

WHEN: Sunday, October 8 Thursday, October 12

WHY COME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Frontiers in Optics 2006 marks 90 years of optics innovation as the 90th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America. Highlights include:

  • Frontiers in Optics plenary session will focus on timely global issues, highlighting solutions in optics.

Featured sessions are:

  • The Energy Problem and What We Can Do About It, Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate, 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab, USA
  • Optics Meets Alzheimer's Disease: Seeing the Way to a Cure, Lee Goldstein, Harvard Medical School, USA

Technical topic highlights include:

  • The use of photon imaging to monitor blood flow in mice after stroke
  • Advances in imaging the eye in optical exams and studies of the eye; improved retinal imaging and eye examinations for people with diabetic retinopathy, an eye disorder that strike 40-45 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes
  • New methods of producing 3-D images in displays without the need for special glasses
  • Prototype system that produces color images in an endoscope, used in examinations of the esophagus and

Contact: Keira Shein
Optical Society of America

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