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The 2016 CLEO Conference and Exposition (CLEO:2016) concluded today with 4,600 attendees, 210 exhibitors and more than 2,100 presentations from around the world. Comprehensive, peer-reviewed technical sessions, a cutting-edge exhibition, and market focused exhibit-floor programming, provided attendees an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in a broad range of research, technologies and innovative new products.

Researchers have created a new optical lens that is flat, rather than curved like traditional glass lenses. The unique optical properties available from the flat lens could help reduce the size of computer hard drives and create exceptionally small microscopes, among other applications.

The Optical Society (OSA), the Materials Research Society (MRS) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are pleased to announce the selection of Felicia Lucci and Kenneth Kort for the 2016-2017 Congressional Fellowship Program. Felicia Lucci, a PhD candidate at Tufts University, will serve as the 2016-2017 OSA/MRS Congressional Fellow and Kenneth Kort, PhD, a graduate of the University of Buffalo, will serve as 2016-2017 Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow, which is co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE.

The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 163 new Senior Members — an OSA distinction that provides well-established individuals recognition for their experience and professional accomplishments within the field of optics and photonics. The 163 Senior Members were announced today at CLEO:2016.

CLEO is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics. Uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications, CLEO:2016 presents the full range of topics from early stage research to leading-edge applications.


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