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  • BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    29 February 2012
    The CLEO: 2012 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA) and Laser Focus World today announced BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company "for the development of femtoAdaptiv™: the first ultrafast laser capable of adaptive pulse self-compression that delivers ultrashort (sub-10 fs) pulses at the focal plane of a microscope objective."BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. will accept the award at the CLEO Plenary Session Tuesday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

  • Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration
    Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration
    29 February 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Genaro Esposito-Montanez has joined the staff as senior director, human resources (HR) and administration. In this position, Esposito-Montanez will oversee all aspects of human resources and administrative services in support of OSA’s strategic and global initiatives.

  • Record-Speed Wireless Data Bridge Demonstrated: Takes High-Speed Communications the 'Last Mile'
    Record-Speed Wireless Data Bridge Demonstrated: Takes High-Speed Communications the 'Last Mile'
    27 February 2012
    A team of researchers in Germany has created a new way to overcome many of the issues associated with bringing high-speed digital communications across challenging terrain and into remote areas, commonly referred to as the “last mile” problem. The researchers developed a record-speed wireless data bridge that transmits digital information much faster than today’s state-of-the-art systems.

  • Four OSA Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
    Four OSA Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
    24 February 2012
    Four members of the Optical Society (OSA) were recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research and engineering. They were among 66 new members and 10 foreign associates of the NAE in 2012.

  • Transforming Computers of the Future with Optical Interconnects
    Transforming Computers of the Future with Optical Interconnects
    23 February 2012
    In order to build the next generation of very large supercomputers, it’s essential that scientists and engineers find a way to seamlessly scale computation performance without exceeding extraordinary power consumption. It is widely agreed that the major challenge to scaling future systems will no longer be the CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) integrated circuit technology but rather the data movement among processors and memory. The rapidly evolving technology of photonic interconnects promises to deliver this increase in computing capabilities by providing ultra-high communication bandwidths with extreme energy efficiency and should therefore provide the impetus to move the technology from the lab into actual products.

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