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2010-02-25 07:45:00

As part of LaserFest, the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, the Optical Society (OSA) and the American Physical Society (APS) sponsored a special day-long seminar on the birth, growth and future developments in laser science and technology at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

2010-01-25 15:45:10

What would life be like without the laser?

2008-06-25 03:02:19

Cary Gunn Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Silicon Photonics Vantage Communications for Luxtera Catriona Harris, 407-767-0452 x222 charris@pr-vantage.com or Optical Society Angela Stark, 202-416-1443 astark@osa.org Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, today announced that the Optical Society (OSA) has awarded L.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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