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28 Jan 11
Society tie-up has eye on advocacy

Alliance between member society OSA and trade association OIDA to focus on lobbying government; memberships to remain separate entities.

27 Jan 11
IPG and EKSPLA among Prism Award winners

Nine awards handed out at the glitzy Photonics West 2011 event represent the cutting edge in optics and photonics technologies.

10 Jan 11
Lockheed gets GEO-4 infrared satellite go-ahead

Option exercised for contractor to build fourth geosynchronous satellite for the Space-Based Infared Systems program.

06 Jan 11
Industry input wanted for Harnessing Light 2.0

Photonics West attendees are invited to help shape the future direction of photonics through a new version of the seminal Harnessing Light report.

31 Dec 10
2010: top-ten stories of the year

Your favorite articles included progress in laser fusion, implanted telescopes and new uses for forgotten laser materials.

22 Dec 10
Osram interview: unleashing the LED market

As the competition hots up, new Osram Opto Semiconductors CEO Aldo Kamper says that the LED revolution is only just beginning.

09 Dec 10
Photonics21 event to focus on FP8 priorities

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will make a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform.

02 Dec 10
UN report urges lighting revolution

At the CancĂșn climate change summit, the United Nations says that it will develop a road-map detailing the global phase-out of inefficient lighting.

01 Dec 10
Wikileaks: US urged halt to Sofradir IRD sales

Leaked cable from 2009 shows Hillary Clinton believed that Sofradir's customer Zhejiang Dali Technology was selling imaging systems to Iran.

24 Nov 10
ACTMOST: Europe's catalyst for optics innovation

Hugo Thienpont explains how a new project will offer a risk-free micro-optics service to the commercial sector in Europe.

11 Nov 10
2010 Prism Award finalists revealed

SPIE and Photonics Media announce short-list for awards night at Photonics West in January, with fiber laser and ultrafast technologies featuring among the nominations.

10 Nov 10
NIF clears latest hurdles towards laser fusion

Team operating the giant laser system fired has a 1.3MJ ultraviolet beam at a substitute target and also set a new world record for neutron yield.

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