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With worldwide Internet data traffic increasing by 50 percent each year, telecommunications companies that handle this digital torrent must be able to economically expand the capacities of their networks while also adapting to new, more-efficient data-handling technologies.

The creativity and artistic expression of young scientists were challenged recently in a contest held by the OSA Foundation (OSAF). The Photo and Video Contest selected the best photos and videos relating to educational outreach programs conducted by OSA Student Chapters, with funding or materials provided by the OSAF in 2010.

The OSA Foundation and Coherent Inc. are pleased to announce the participating student chapters in the OSA Foundation's new Adopt a Student Chapter Program. The program will provide financial sponsorship on behalf of Coherent Inc. to six OSA Student Chapters located in Brazil, China, and India to assist them in holding a range of academic and professional networking activities.

As the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year's conference will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing technical programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems companies to service providers and carriers to equipment manufacturers.

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced a new partnership with Messe Berlin in which the OSA Congress on Research in Optical Science will be collocated with Laser Optics Berlin in Berlin, Germany in 2012.


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