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  • OSA Foundation Funds Educational Programs

Photonics Spectra
Oct 2006
Four grants to educational programs for schoolchildren designed to increase awareness of and interest in optics and photonics have been announced by the Optical Society of America’s Foundation. Recipients are the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools in Concord, Mass.; Retired Scientists, Engineers & Technicians in Washington; the University of Nevada, Reno, planetarium; and the Optics Institute of Southern California in Irvine.

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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