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  • Optics Express Focus Issue: Modular Ultrafast Lasers
    Optics Express Focus Issue: Modular Ultrafast Lasers
    13 March 2012
    Ultrafast lasers, lasers that emit light pulses that are as short as a few femtoseconds, have enabled a wide-range of fundamental science and applications over the past two decades. To highlight recent state-of-the-art developments in femtosecond lasers, the Optical Society (OSA) today published a series of papers as part of an upcoming special Focus Issue on Modular Ultrafast Lasers in its open-access journal Optics Express. The issue is organized and edited by Wilson Sibbett and Tom Brown of the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom, and focuses on developments based on solid-state, semiconductor and fiber lasers.

  • OSA Local Section Established in Egypt
    OSA Local Section Established in Egypt
    12 March 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the formation of a new Local Section in Egypt. The Alhazen Egyptian OSA Local Section was recently approved by the OSA Member and Education Services Council and will serve the Cairo area. Professor Mohamed Abdel Harith of the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science at Cairo University will serve as president of this section, which is a self-governing organization with its own officers and bylaws.

  • OFC/NFOEC Ends on High Note in Los Angeles
    OFC/NFOEC Ends on High Note in Los Angeles
    12 March 2012
    The optical communications industry’s leading event wrapped up last week in Los Angeles with increased attendance, a larger show floor and plenty of buzz and enthusiasm surrounding the innovations presented in the technical sessions.

  • 2012 Corning Student Paper Competition Winner Announced
    2012 Corning Student Paper Competition Winner Announced
    06 March 2012
    The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated today announced Eric Rodrique Numkam Fokoua, of the University of South Hampton in the United Kingdom, the 2012 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition winner.

  • Anonymous Donor Agrees to Match Up to $50,000 of Donations to Paul Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    Anonymous Donor Agrees to Match Up to $50,000 of Donations to Paul Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    02 March 2012
    The OSA Foundation has announced a new challenge grant that will benefit the recently launched Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. An anonymous donor has agreed to a 1:1 match of any donation made after Feb. 14, up to $50,000. The total fundraising goal for the campaign is $190,000. The Foundation is challenging supporters to meet the $50,000 goal by the end of March.

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