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  • The Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (PhAST) Conference and Laser Focus World magazine are pleased to announce that BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of pulse shapers for ultrafast lasers, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

  • Two members of the Optical Society (OSA) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

  • Thanks to the ability of astronomers to detect the presence of extrasolar planets orbiting distant stars, scientists today are able to examine hundreds of solar systems. Now researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. have created an “astro-comb” to help astronomers detect lighter planets, more like Earth, around distant stars.

  • The Optical Society’s International Council recently approved new funding for a variety of programs designed to advance optics and photonics in developing nations. The grants from the first review cycle in 2009 total $27,000 for seven projects around the world.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals.

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