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  • OFC/NFOEC 2010 to be Dedicated to Nobel Prize Winner and Industry Pioneer Charles Kao
    OFC/NFOEC 2010 to be Dedicated to Nobel Prize Winner and Industry Pioneer Charles Kao
    13 January 2010
    The general and technical program co-chairs of the 2010 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) today announced that this year’s conference will be dedicated to Charles Kao. Kao won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for his “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.”

  • Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum
    Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum
    23 December 2009
    Industry luminary Dr. Vinton Cerf of Google will keynote the 2010 Executive Forum, co-sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and Lightwave, and held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC 2010 in San Diego.

  • CLEO/QELS Expands Applications Programming and Industry Focus
    CLEO/QELS Expands Applications Programming and Industry Focus
    22 December 2009
    The co-sponsors of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) / Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference (QELS) today announced that CLEO/QELS 2010 will expand its applications focus with programming that further examines close-to-market developments and business insights. The 2010 event will launch CLEO: Applications and mark the debut of the exhibit called CLEO: Expo.

  • IEEE Photonics Society Joins LaserFest as Founding Partner
    IEEE Photonics Society Joins LaserFest as Founding Partner
    18 December 2009
    The organizers of LaserFest, the celebration in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, announced today that the IEEE Photonics Society will be participating as a founding partner of the initiative.

  • Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Awardees Announced
    Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Awardees Announced
    24 November 2009
    The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the first award winners of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. Debuting at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), one recipient was chosen from each of the seven FiO subcommittees.

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