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Scientists and engineers from around the world will gather in the heart of Silicon Valley next week to discuss some of the latest breakthroughs in lasers and optics and their applications to cutting-edge science, the development of new materials, and medicine.

Advances in optics research and technologies from more than 850 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during the Optical Society's (OSA) 95th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2011, being held Oct. 16 – 20 at the Fairmont San Jose and Sainte Claire hotels in San Jose, Calif.

Advances in optics research and technologies from more than 850 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during the Optical Society's (OSA) 95th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2011, being held October 16 – 20 at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel in San Jose, Calif.

Nature creates countless stunning optical phenomena. Some of the most familiar are rainbows, fog bows, coronas, sprites, and mirages, but other, more complex and often more compelling phenomena are also witnessed and imaged, though far less frequently and often under challenging conditions that require great patience.

Single rainbows are inspiring, double rainbows are rare, but tertiary rainbows have been elusive until a meteorologist provided guidelines that showed how to find them

         

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