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  • The leading conference for the optical networking industry, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012), taking place in Los Angeles March 4–8, has announced expanded programming and exhibitor participation to include greater emphasis on the growing role fiber optics technology will play in datacom, cloud computing and data center networking to meet bandwidth and power challenges.


  • By harnessing quantum dots-tiny light-emitting semiconductor particles a few billionths of a meter across-researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a new and vastly more targeted way to stimulate neurons in the brain.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first annual Outstanding Young Professional Recognition. This honor acknowledges significant contributions made by an OSA Young Professional through volunteer activities completed as part of the Young Professionals Program.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration of Applied Optics, one of its flagship peer-reviewed publications. Applied Optics, which printed its first issue in 1962, publishes research on applications in optics and photonics, with a focus on the real-world impact of scientific innovations.


  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the recipients of travel grants to the Optical Society’s (OSA) Lasers, Sources, and Related Photonics Devices Congress taking place this week in San Diego.

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