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  • Register and Attend CLEO/IQEC 2009 - The Premier Event for Breakthroughs in Optics
    Register and Attend CLEO/IQEC 2009 - The Premier Event for Breakthroughs in Optics
    15 May 2009
    With new product announcements and 1,500 technical paper presentations, CLEO/IQEC is the industry’s most influential business and scientific forum.

  • PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc.
    PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc.
    12 May 2009
    The Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (PhAST) Conference and Laser Focus World magazine are pleased to announce that BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of pulse shapers for ultrafast lasers, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

  • Two OSA Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Two OSA Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    12 May 2009
    Two members of the Optical Society (OSA) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

  • Creating the Astro-Comb to Locate Earth-Like Planets
    Creating the Astro-Comb to Locate Earth-Like Planets
    08 May 2009
    Thanks to the ability of astronomers to detect the presence of extrasolar planets orbiting distant stars, scientists today are able to examine hundreds of solar systems. Now researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. have created an “astro-comb” to help astronomers detect lighter planets, more like Earth, around distant stars.

  • OSA International Council Awards Optics Grants for 2009
    OSA International Council Awards Optics Grants for 2009
    29 April 2009
    The Optical Society’s International Council recently approved new funding for a variety of programs designed to advance optics and photonics in developing nations. The grants from the first review cycle in 2009 total $27,000 for seven projects around the world.

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