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  • Diamonds are a Laser's Best Friend
    Diamonds are a Laser's Best Friend
    18 September 2009
    Tomorrow’s lasers may come with a bit of bling, thanks to a new technology that uses man-made diamonds to enhance the power and capabilities of lasers. Researchers in Australia have now demonstrated the first laser built with diamonds that has comparable efficiency to lasers built with other materials.

  • Elsevier Awards $25,000 to OSA Foundation for Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    Elsevier Awards $25,000 to OSA Foundation for Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced
    03 September 2009
    The OSA Foundation today announced the receipt of $25,000 from Optics Communications in support of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. Finalists for the competition were also announced.

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

  • Open Wide and Say 'Zap'
    Open Wide and Say 'Zap'
    19 August 2009
    A group of researchers in Australia and Taiwan has developed a new way to analyze the health of human teeth using lasers. Described in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal.

  • OSA Announces 2009-2010 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    OSA Announces 2009-2010 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows
    24 July 2009
    The Optical Society (OSA), along with co-sponsors SPIE and the Materials Research Society (MRS), have selected their 2009-2010 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows.

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