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2010-02-25 07:45:00

Special LaserFest seminar held in San Diego 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. The seminar, titled "The History and Future of Laser Technology," took place Sunday,...

2010-01-25 15:45:10

What would life be like without the laser? No DVDs, no precision laser surgery, no high-speed optical communication, no laser light shows over the pyramids at Giza. We have a lot for which to thank Charles Townes, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of physics and 1964 Nobel Laureate in physics. Fifty years ago, the first working laser was built to Townes's specifications, launching the fields of quantum electronics and photonics. In appreciation of the laser, and of Townes' role in stimulating...

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. Cary Gunn, co-founder and chief technology officer for Luxtera, the Adolph Lomb Medal. The group awarded Gunn for his pioneering work in...