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  • Scientists in Japan Design First Optical Pacemaker for Laboratory Research
    Scientists in Japan Design First Optical Pacemaker for Laboratory Research
    28 mayo 2008
    The world's first optical pacemaker is described in an article published today in Optics Express, the Optical Society’s open-access journal. A team of scientists at Osaka University in Japan show that powerful, but very short, laser pulses can help control the beating of heart muscle cells.

  • New Focus™ and the Optical Society Announce Finalists for Student Award
    New Focus™ and the Optical Society Announce Finalists for Student Award
    05 mayo 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) and New Focus, a Bookham brand, today announced the finalists of the 2008 OSA – New Focus/Bookham Student Award, which recognizes student researchers who exemplify the skills critical to scientific achievement: excellence in research, presentation and leadership.

  • Top Students Receive Travel Grants for CLEO
    Top Students Receive Travel Grants for CLEO
    04 mayo 2008
    Funded through an endowment to the Optical Society of America Foundation by Milton and Rosalind Chang, the Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant has been awarded to 10 graduate students who will present papers during the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) this week in San Jose, Calif. The 10 students coming to CLEO from six different countries were chosen from among 80 highly-qualified applicants.

  • CLEO/QELS and PhAST Host Exclusive Press-Only Luncheon to Showcase Optics in Energy Efficiency
    CLEO/QELS and PhAST Host Exclusive Press-Only Luncheon to Showcase Optics in Energy Efficiency
    02 mayo 2008
    Creating more efficient energy sources is an international priority. Much discussion is taking place on new technologies, including the benefits of switching to solar energy and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Optics is the backbone for both of these critical energy-saving advancements.

  • PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to Coherent, Inc.
    PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Goes to Coherent, Inc.
    01 mayo 2008
    The Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (PhAST) Conference and Laser Focus World magazine are pleased to announce that Coherent, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of this year’s PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company for the OPSL-577-3 for its twin embodiment of technical and application innovation in exploiting the wavelength and power scalability of optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology.

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