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  • AOE and APOC Join Forces to Become One Comprehensive Event
    AOE and APOC Join Forces to Become One Comprehensive Event
    07 November 2008
    IEEE/LEOS, OSA and SPIE today announced that the Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference (AOE) and Asia-Pacific Optical Communications (APOC) will combine to form one comprehensive conference and tradeshow exhibition. Taking place Nov. 1 – 6, 2009, in Shanghai, China, AOE/APOC will become the premier optical communications forum for those in the Pacific Rim.

  • OSA's Interactive Science Publishing Initiative Launches with Research on Breathing Disorders and Congenital Heart Defects
    OSA's Interactive Science Publishing Initiative Launches with Research on Breathing Disorders and Congenital Heart Defects
    30 October 2008
    Two groups of researchers, one in the United States and one in Australia, are announcing the development of new optical techniques for visualizing the invisible processes at work in several human diseases.

  • Silicon Optical Fiber Made Practical
    Silicon Optical Fiber Made Practical
    28 October 2008
    Scientists at Clemson University for the first time have been able to make a practical optical fiber with a silicon core, according to a new paper published in the current issue of the Optical Society’s open-access journal, Optics Express.

  • OSA Elects 2009 Vice President, J. Christopher Dainty
    OSA Elects 2009 Vice President, J. Christopher Dainty
    21 October 2008
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected J. Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland Galway, Ireland, as its 2009 vice president. During this year’s vote Neal Bergano, Tyco Telecommunications, USA; Christoph Harder, Harder and Partner, Switzerland; and Wilhelm Kaenders, Toptica Photonics AG, Germany, were also elected as new directors-at-large.

  • OSA Foundation Establishes New Student Paper Competition to Honor Optics Pioneer Emil Wolf
    OSA Foundation Establishes New Student Paper Competition to Honor Optics Pioneer Emil Wolf
    20 October 2008
    The OSA Foundation today announced the establishment of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. The new competition honors University of Rochester Professor Emil Wolf’s many contributions to science and the Optical Society (OSA). Awards will be given annually in recognition of innovation and research excellence to students presenting their work during OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

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