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  • Top Students Receive Travel Grants for CLEO
    Top Students Receive Travel Grants for CLEO
    04 May 2008
    Funded through an endowment to the Optical Society of America Foundation by Milton and Rosalind Chang, the Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant has been awarded to 10 graduate students who will present papers during the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) this week in San Jose, Calif. The 10 students coming to CLEO from six different countries were chosen from among 80 highly-qualified applicants.

  • CLEO/QELS and PhAST Host Exclusive Press-Only Luncheon to Showcase Optics in Energy Efficiency
    CLEO/QELS and PhAST Host Exclusive Press-Only Luncheon to Showcase Optics in Energy Efficiency
    02 May 2008
    Creating more efficient energy sources is an international priority. Much discussion is taking place on new technologies, including the benefits of switching to solar energy and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Optics is the backbone for both of these critical energy-saving advancements.

  • PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to Coherent, Inc.
    PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to Coherent, Inc.
    01 May 2008
    The Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (PhAST) Conference and Laser Focus World magazine are pleased to announce that Coherent, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of this year’s PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company for the OPSL-577-3 for its twin embodiment of technical and application innovation in exploiting the wavelength and power scalability of optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology.

  • OSA Announces 2008-2009 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    OSA Announces 2008-2009 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    30 April 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA), along with co-sponsors SPIE and the Materials Research Society (MRS), has selected its 2008-2009 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Robert Saunders, a post-doctoral fellow in the Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, will serve as the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow (co-sponsored with SPIE) and Amit Mistry, a science policy intern at Research! America, will serve as the OSA/MRS Congressional Fellow.

  • Silicon Valley Researchers and Companies Highlighted During CLEO/QELS and PhAST Conferences
    Silicon Valley Researchers and Companies Highlighted During CLEO/QELS and PhAST Conferences
    30 April 2008
    Nearly 6,000 researchers from around the world will present the latest breakthroughs in electro-optics, lasers and the application of light waves at the 2008 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS) May 4-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

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