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  • When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks
    When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks
    05 March 2014
    Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., USA will present new information on strategies that can mitigate the impacts of these disasters.

  • Nobel Laureates, Laser Pioneers to Pay Tribute to James P. Gordon at CLEO: 2014
    Nobel Laureates, Laser Pioneers to Pay Tribute to James P. Gordon at CLEO: 2014
    04 March 2014
    The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2014) will feature a Special Symposium in Memory of James P. Gordon—a tribute featuring a panel of three Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries in laser science, laser cooling and trapping, optical solitons and Big Bang theory who will reminisce and honor the pioneer of the first maser and one of the founding fathers of quantum electronics.

  • OFC 2014 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    OFC 2014 to Feature Breakthrough Research, Technology-focused Programming at the World’s Leading Optical Communications Event
    04 March 2014
    As the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, OFC 2014—with thousands of attendees, 550 exhibiting companies (47 percent based outside the U.S.) and more than 800 technical and business presentations—will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems and components manufacturers to service providers, carriers and enterprise.

  • Novel Quantum Dot Laser Paves the Way for Lower-cost Photonics
    Novel Quantum Dot Laser Paves the Way for Lower-cost Photonics
    03 March 2014
    With the explosive growth of bandwidth demand in telecommunications networks, experts are continually seeking new ways to transmit increasingly large amounts of data in the quickest and cheapest ways possible.

  • OSA Foundation Names Margaret Cron the 2014 Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship Winner
    OSA Foundation Names Margaret Cron the 2014 Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship Winner
    28 February 2014
    The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 recipient of the Paul Anthony Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship is Margaret Cron of The Ohio State University.

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