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20 September 2021

OSA has an exciting new name and look.

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07 July 2022

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Online Industry Meeting Series Connects Business Leaders

The new Online Industry Meetings Series will connect business leaders in optical technology to discuss and collaborate on industry needs.

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Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science

Events | Registration Open

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Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
16 - 20 October 2022
Rochester, NY

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Chip-Based Beam Steering Device for Smaller, Cheaper Lidar

Optica, 9, 903 (2022)

Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality

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Researchers Create Biosensor by Turning Spider Silk into Optical Fiber

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4483 (2022)

New sensor can measure unknown sugar concentrations in real-time

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LAOP covers Raman sectroscopy, nanophotonics and more

The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference will feature five plenary talks on the latest in fundamental research and applications.

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New Photoacoustic Endoscope Fits Inside a Needle

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4414 (2022)

Tiny imaging device lays groundwork for high-resolution 3D imaging during clinical procedures

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Glass-Ceramic Emits Light When Under Mechanical Stress

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 3238 (2022)

Transparent glassy material could be used to provide a light-based readout of stress in the body or buildings

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Flexible method for shaping beams extends depth-of-focus for OCT

Optica, 9, 895 (2022)

Approach poised to make OCT-based medical diagnoses faster and more accurate

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Imaging and Sensing Congresses highlighted applications for innovation

The Congresses covered advances from health monitoring sensors to images revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Researchers use quantum-inspired approach to increase lidar resolution

Opt. Express 30, 27164

Researchers show a quantum-inspired lidar imaging technique with a much higher depth resolution than conventional approaches.

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Events | Call for Papers

Present your research at OFC and receive global recognition.

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05 - 09 March 2023
San Diego, California, USA

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Environmental and remote sensing to imaging space and life.

The Imaging & Applied Optics Congress & Optical Sensors & Sensing Congress will feature plenary speakers from cutting-edge research areas.

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Advanced Technology Allows Automated 3D Tracking of Leaked Gas

Opt. Express 30, 25581

3D images of gas clouds displayed in mapping software can help pinpoint the source, provide early leak warnings

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Researchers Measure Atmospheric Water Vapor Using Open-air Spectros...

A new mid-infrared spectrometer can measure the ratios of different forms of water in atmospheric water vapor through open air.

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Researchers Perform Non-line-of-sight Ghost Imaging with Human Vision

Researchers show that ghost imaging can be combined with human vision to image an object that cannot directly be seen by the person.

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Ultra-Thin Film Creates Vivid 3D Images with Large Field of View

Opt. Lett. 47, 13 (2022)

Glass-free technique could enable visual features that don’t require special reading devices or illumination

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Convenes Leaders Across the Quantum Ecosystem

From quantum computing to quantum imaging technologies, applications for quantum simulation, Quantum 2.0 united all aspects of quantum.

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Optica, MRS and SPIE Announce Congressional Science Fellows

Two Fellows will contribute their scientific expertise to U.S. policymaking and gain valuable experience

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AI-Based Image Analysis Automatically Detects Serious Heart Condition

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 3922 (2022)

New method makes it easier to detect plaque erosion using intravascular OCT images

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Optica Foundation Announces Inaugural Class of Women Scholars

Announcing the inaugural class of Women Scholars to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics globally.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Nonlinear phase estimation via nonlinear-l...

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 1323 (2022)

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Researchers Demonstrate 40-Channel Optical Communication Link

Opt. Lett. 47, 12 (2022)

Silicon-based device could help meet ever-growing need to move more data faster

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Researchers Demonstrate Quantum State Measurement in Silicon Carbide

At Quantum 2.0, researchers demonstrated a new technique that enables single-shot readout in the solid-state material silicon carbide.

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Researchers Take Optical Coherence Tomography to the Next Level

Optica, 9, 593 (2022)

With clearer imaging and enhanced resolution, new OCT approach could improve medical diagnostic imaging

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Events | Registration Open

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The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference is the major international conference sponsored by Optica in Latin America.

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Promotes Breakthroughs in Quantum Research

Quantum 2.0 will feature achievements in quantum research, hosting technical presentations, special events, plenaries & industry exhibitors.

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For the First Time in Two Years, CLEO 2022 Returns to San Jose

Plenaries Detail the Latest Developments in Quantum Optics, Optical Imaging, Ultra-fast Lasers, Silicon Photonics, Diversity and Inclusion

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Optica Publishing Group | Call for Papers

3D Image Acquisition and Display feature issue call for submissions...

Optics Express

Submissions Open: 1 August 2022
Submission Deadline: 30 October 2022

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2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

Optical Materials Express

Congratulations to Julie Carcreff, Université de Rennes, France, winner of the 2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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Device Creates Different Images Depending on Light and Environment

Opt. Express 30, 19145 (2022)

Metasurface-based technology could be used to optically encrypt information

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“Our Future is Light” Kicks Off 2022 International Day of Light

Sponsored by SPIE, Optica, and IEEE Photonics Society, this year’s celebration showcases career opportunities in optics and photonics

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Optica, APS Release Joint Report on Methane Emissions

The United States needs a comprehensive approach to tracking methane emissions

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Two Optica Members Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Patricia Bath and Ming-Jun Li are among those honored for world-changing inventions in the optical sciences

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Using Light for Thermomagnetic Recording on Silicon Waveguide

Opt. Express 30, 18054 (2022)

New approach paves the way to chip-based magneto-optical memory

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2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

JOSA B

Congratulations to Yi-Hao Chen, Cornell University, USA, winner of the 2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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Researchers Create Flat Magic Window with Liquid Crystals

Optica, 9, 479 (2022)

Inspired by an ancient light trick, technology could enable a new type of 3D display

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Optica Foundation Announces 2022 Ambassadors

The Optica Foundation is proud to announce our 2022 Class of Ambassadors!

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2021 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

JOSA A

Congratulations to Roi Ronen, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, winner of the 2021 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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New industry webinars are now available!

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Adding Antireflection Coatings to 3D Printed Micro-Optical Systems

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 2063 (2022)

Low-temperature coating technique poised to enable 3D printed microlens systems for applications from endoscopes to virtual reality

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OPN | Feature

Complex-Light Lasers

Nir Davidson, Simon Mahler, Asher Friesem and Andrew Forbes

OPN | Image of the Week

Sunset over the Himalayas

A glimpse of dusk behind the Himalayan cliffs.

Vipin Tiwari, Kumaun University, Nainital, India

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Researchers Demonstrate Label-Free Super-Resolution Microscopy

Optica, 9, 455 (2022)

Imaging method measures particle size and position with nanometer precision

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Indicative Silica Gels

Macro photo of indicative silica gels. As the silica gel absorb moisture from the air, cobalt chloride crystal gels turn from blue to pink.

Anastasios D. Koulouklidis, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IESL-FORTH), Heraklion, Greece

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Optica Names 20 Recipients for 2022 Awards and Medals

Optica is pleased to announce the recipients of several of its 2022 awards and medals.

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Researchers Create Miniature Wide-Angle Camera with Flat Metalenses

Optica, 9, 431 (2022)

New design enables high-quality wide-angle cameras that can possibly fit into smartphones

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Polymer Materials for Fabricating Optical Interconnects

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 1932 (2022)

New technology poised to make silicon photonics more practical, which could boost efficiency of Internet data centers

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Generation of High-Quality Quantum Light with Modular Waveguide Device

Opt. Express 30, 141161 (2022)

A new approach could enable faster and more practical optical quantum computers

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OPN | Image of the Week

Sulfide Ceramic Structures

Interface of two phases on the microstructure of a promising optical and thermoelectric sulfide ceramic. Taken using a Zeiss SEM at the

Matthew Havel, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

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A Glass-in-Glass Approach for Making Miniature IR Optics

Opt. Express 30, 13603 (2022)

New technique can create complex 3D optics for infrared spectroscopy, sensing and more

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Dual-Mode Endoscope Offers Unprecedented Insights into Uterine Health

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 2554 (2022)

Ultrasound-OCT probe could help study and diagnose a common cause of infertility

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Appl. Opt. 61(6), C46 (2022)

Optica Publishing Group | Feature

Radiography, Applied Optics, and Data Science Feature Issue

Applied Optics

This Feature Issue covers five scientific & technological themes of RadIT: physics, sources, detectors, methods & data science.

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Head-Mounted Microscope Reaches Deeper into Mouse Brains

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 2530 (2022)

Detailed time-lapse images of brain cells could lead to new insights for neurological disorders

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Photonic Technology Enables Calculation of Radio Signal Correlation

Optica, 9, 325 (2022)

Light-based approach can be used to locate phones and other signal-emitting devices.

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Single-Photon Source Paves the Way for Practical Quantum Encryption

Opt. Lett. 47, 7 (2022)

New source is compact and operates at room temperature

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Researchers Use Flat Lenses to Extend Viewing Distance for 3D Display

Optica, 9, 288 (2022)

New approach lays groundwork for compact 3D displays that create more realistic virtual scenes

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Polarized spectroscopy and diode-pumped la...

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 673 (2022)

JOSA B 39(3), A52 (2022)

Optica Publishing Group | Feature

Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves Feature Issue

JOSA B

This special issue highlights recent developments in the science and technology of ultrafast phenomena and THz waves.

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Optica Welcomes Jose Pozo as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Pozo will lead efforts to build relationships across the diverse community of optics and photonics companies around the globe.

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Optica Foundation Awards Inaugural Amplify Scholarship

The Optica Foundation announces the class of Amplify Scholars, supporting black students in light science with funding and mentoring.

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Antenna Turns Ambient Radio Waves into Electric Power

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 1242 (2022)

Technology could make it possible to use radio emissions from cell phone networks to wirelessly power sensors and LEDs

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OPN | Feature

Optical Fiber: Through the Looking Glass

John Ballato

OPN | Image of the Week

Making Rainbows

Symmetric +/– orders in rainbows patterns produced with a concave grating, reflected on a table surface.

Catalin Florea, Voyage Photonics, USA

Award | News

Congratulations Alain Aspect

Optica names renowned physicist Alain Aspect as an Optica Honorary Member.

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Deep Learning Poised to Improve Breast Cancer Imaging

Optica, 9, 264 (2022)

New algorithm allows real-time reconstruction of images that combine optical and magnetic resonance imaging data.

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James C. Wyant Named 2022 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize ...

James C. Wyant, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, USA, named 2022 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize recipient.

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Photonic Technology Enables Fast, Sensitive Saliva Test for COVID-19

Researchers have demonstrated a new low-cost portable instrument for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples.

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Attend the 2022 Innovation School.

Learn how to turn your great ideas into viable solutions by joining us for this Optica Foundation NextGen Institute event.

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Join us for a Career Accelerator this May.

Hone your skills for a job in the optics and photonics industry at this Optica Foundation NextGen Institute event.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Photocurrent in plasmonic nanofibers

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 248 (2022)

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Solar Cells for Fast, Underwater Wireless Communication

Opt. Lett. 47, 5 (2022)

Researchers have shown that solar cells can be used to achieve underwater wireless optical communication with high data rates.

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OPN | Image of the Week

Rainbow Fiber Laser

A visible rainbow of hues in a near-infrared (NIR) continuous-wave Raman fiber laser, formed due to 2nd- and 3rd-harmonic conversion...

Santosh Aparanji, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

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Optica and the University of Arizona Honor Jean M. Bennett

Optica and the University of Arizona announced the establishment of The Jean M. Bennett Optica Endowed Chair.

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Congratulations Queen Elizabeth Prize Recipients!

Optica celebrates recipients of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak, Jr. & Russell Dupuis!

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Researchers Make Eye-Like Adaptive Lens

Opt. Lett. 47, 2 (2022)

Researchers have developed a lightweight and simple adaptive liquid lens that can converge light using an electrically responsive fluid.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Porous SiO2 coated dielectric metasurface ...

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 13 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group | News

OSA Continuum is now Optics Continuum

Although the Journal has a new name, its mission of publishing high-quality results from diverse research groups worldwide remains the same.

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Researchers Develop System to Detect Liver...

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 633 (2022)

Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Simultaneous measurement of liquid-film th...

Appl. Opt. 60, 10087 (2021)

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Optica Members Inducted as Fellows of The National Academy of Inventors

Five Optica members have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of their extraordinary inventions.

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OPN | Image of the Week

Polychromatic Sand

White sand from Chapoquoit Beach (Falmouth, MA, USA) in transmitted light under polychromatic polarization microscope

Michael Shribak, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago, IL, USA

NTU Singapore

OPN | Research news

How to Block the Cosmic Chill in Wintertime

Edwin Cartlidge

OPN | Image of the Week

How LEDs Really Work

LED holiday lights at the National Zoo, shot with continuous change in zoom lens focal length.

Michael D. Duncan, Optica, USA

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OPN | Image of the Week

Snow Summitt

A vivid snow summit with a blizzard in dark night sky?

hijun Xu, College of Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang, China

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Color-Sorting Metalenses Boost Imaging Sensitivity

Optica, 8, 1596 (2021)

Researchers have developed pixel-scale metasurface lenses to enhance signal levels without sacrificing image quality or resolution.

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OPN | Research news

Light Provides Hints of Quantum Sound

Edwin Cartlidge

Image: Courtesy of Lightelligence

OPN | Industry News

Lightelligence Puts New Chip Through Its P...

Stewart Wills

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Optica Publishing Group Announces New Editors-in-Chief for Three Jo...

Optica Publishing Group is pleased to announce the new Editors-in-Chief of OMEx, JOSA A & BOEx: Andrea Alù, Olga Korotkova, & Ruikang Wang

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

180 Gbit/s Si3N4-waveguide coupled germani...

Opt. Lett. 46, 6019 (2021)

OPN | Careers

Senior Member Insights: José M. Medina

Hannah Greenwood

An optical engineer talks about what makes a good leader and shares their dream career.

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Head-Mounted Microscope Allows Long-Term Brain Imaging

Opt. Lett., 46, 2055 (2021)

Researchers have developed the first detachable head-mounted photoacoustic microscope for imaging brain activity in freely moving mice.

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OPN | Image of the Week

OAM Beam Reconstruction

An orbital angular momentum (OAM) beam with charge L=2, reconstructed using the extended Gerchberg Saxton phase retrieval technique.

Matthew N. Jacobs, The University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA

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Researchers Fabricate Optical Components from Fluids

Optica, 8, 1501 (2021)

Researchers have developed a way to create freeform optical components that can enable faster prototyping of customized optical components.

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