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  • The OSA Foundation and Coherent Inc. are pleased to announce the participating student chapters in the OSA Foundation's new Adopt a Student Chapter Program. The program will provide financial sponsorship on behalf of Coherent Inc. to six OSA Student Chapters located in Brazil, China, and India to assist them in holding a range of academic and professional networking activities.

  • As the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year's conference will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems companies to service providers and carriers to equipment manufacturers.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced a new partnership with Messe Berlin in which the OSA Congress on Research in Optical Science will be collocated with Laser Optics Berlin in Berlin, Germany in 2012.

  • The organizers of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) announced today that the 2011 show, taking place in Los Angeles March 8 – 10, will be 20 percent larger than last year, featuring new programming for service providers and data center operators, and more exhibitors filling a larger space, alongside its core show floor programs and activities.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society are pleased to announce that David F. Welch, co-founder, executive vice president, and chief strategy officer at Infinera, is the recipient of the 2011 John Tyndall Award. Welch is being recognized for "seminal contributions to photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and semiconductor lasers deployed in fiber optic communication systems around the world."

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