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  • Members of the Optical Society (OSA) are on Capitol Hill today calling on their elected officials to support continued federal investments in scientific research and development (R&D) for fiscal year (FY) 2010.


  • The OSA Foundation, HRL Laboratories LLC, the IEEE Photonics Society and the APS Division of Laser Science are pleased to announce Georg Anetsberger of the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany as the winner of the first annual Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition.


  • The OSA Foundation, HRL Laboratories LLC, the IEEE Photonics Society and the APS Division of Laser Science today announced the semi-finalists for the first annual Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition.


  • Funded through an endowment to the OSA 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) next week in Baltimore.


  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have awarded LaserFest, a celebration in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, $300,000 to fund educational outreach activities.

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