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This Sunday, May 16, the scientific community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser—an invention that began as a scientific curiosity, but which has transformed into one of the most influential technological developments in human history.

The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s 10 recipients of the Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grants, endowed by Milton and Rosalind Chang, who will present their papers at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) to be held next week in San Jose, Calif.

Researchers from around the world will present the latest breakthroughs in electro-optics, innovative developments in laser science, and commercial applications in photonics at the 2010 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference

To highlight breakthroughs in this area, the editors of Optics Express, the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal, today published a special focus issue on Unconventional Polarization States of Light.

Boston University Team Makes Strides in Detecting and Controlling Terahertz Radiation. Devices that can mimic Superman's X-ray vision and see through clothing, walls or human flesh are the stuff of comic book fantasy, but a group of scientists at Boston University (BU) has taken a step toward making such futuristic devices a reality.

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