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  • OSA Foundation Partners with Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Fund
    OSA Foundation Partners with Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Fund
    23 January 2008
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation is pleased to honor the work of Harvey Pollicove by supporting the Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. The first scholarship will be given this fall.

  • Optics Express Focus Issue Features Breakthroughs in Coherent Communication
    Optics Express Focus Issue Features Breakthroughs in Coherent Communication
    17 January 2008
    Research and subsequent technological advances in coherent optical communication are undergoing a revival, providing new technology platforms for long-distance spectrally-efficient optical transport. An increased number of recent breakthroughs, including real-time measurements of a 40 Gb/s coherent system, digital implementation of fiber impairment compensation, and demonstrations of advanced modulation formats, led the editors of Optics Express to devote the Jan. 21 issue to this field.

  • Fifty-Four OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow
    Fifty-Four OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow
    14 January 2008
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have elevated 54 members to the rank of fellow. These members will be recognized individually at meetings throughout 2008.

  • Five Optical Society of America Members Featured in PBS Special
    Five Optical Society of America Members Featured in PBS Special
    17 December 2007
    A new PBS special exploring low-temperature physics and the race to reach absolute zero will premiere in January and includes interviews with five members of the Optical Society of America (OSA) who are experts in the field. Eric Cornell, University of Colorado, JILA; Lene Hau, Harvard; Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT; Daniel Kleppner, MIT; and Carl Weiman, University of Colorado, JILA, all appear in part two of the documentary Absolute Zero on Jan. 15.

  • Optics and Vision Exhibit Opens at Fleischmann Planetarium in Reno, Nevada
    Optics and Vision Exhibit Opens at Fleischmann Planetarium in Reno, Nevada
    14 December 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno's (UNR) Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center opened its newest exhibit last week. "Perceptual Relativity" is an interactive exhibit exploring individual perception through optical illusions. It was developed by faculty from the UNR Department of Psychology and funded in part by a grant from the Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation.

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