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  • Thanks to the ability of astronomers to detect the presence of extrasolar planets orbiting distant stars, scientists today are able to examine hundreds of solar systems. Now researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. have created an “astro-comb” to help astronomers detect lighter planets, more like Earth, around distant stars.

  • The Optical Society’s International Council recently approved new funding for a variety of programs designed to advance optics and photonics in developing nations. The grants from the first review cycle in 2009 total $27,000 for seven projects around the world.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals.

  • The OSA Foundation and Infinera are pleased to announce that Ming-Chun Tien from the University of California, Berkeley has been given the first Infinera Outstanding Student Recognition Prize for his paper titled “Optofluidic Assembly of InGaAsP Microdisk Lasers on Si Photonic Circuits with Submicron Alignment Accuracy.”

  • The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated are pleased to announce Jeffrey Lee of the University of Technology Eindhoven in The Netherlands as the winner of this year’s Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition. Jeffrey Lee was awarded top honors for his paper “Discrete Multitone Modulation for High-Speed Data Transmission over Multimode Fibers Using 850-nm VCSEL.”

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