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2011 Archive: April Issue of SPIE Professional

The April 2011 online issue of SPIE Professional contains all articles from the print issue and special bonus content on funding opportunities in optics and photonics and cutting-edge research.

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An American entrepreneur advocates for the next generation of science and technology innovators. SPIE Professional open-access article.

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Canadian researchers have proposed a new optical tool for angioplasty balloon manufacturers that could ultimately lead to better treatment of clogged arteries.
Optics and photonics researchers have developed two new biomedical imaging technologies that improve brain scans and mammography in 3D. With bonus Web content.
Biophotonics researchers get help with technology transfer at Biophotonics Startup Challenge.

Join the conversation in a new blog on how photonics is making a better world.

Read more articles from SPIE Professional about how photonics is making a better world.

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SPIE President Katarina Svanberg encourages you to be a mentor to a young scientist or engineer.
New SPIE Fellows are recognized for significant scientific and technical contributions in interdisciplinary optics, photonics, and imaging.
New SPIE Fellows include the leading experts in defense, security, space, and remote sensing.
Complimentary online courses from SPIE are a new benefit for membership in the Society. With web-only bonus content.
The SPIE election for officers and members of the Board of Directors will be held from 27 June to 10 August.
FacebookFind and share news on optics programs and photonics events through the SPIE Facebook page.

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There is "out of the blue" potential for DNA in security and defense applications in the field of biotronics. With web-only bonus content.
Optical technology affects our daily lives in ways we sometimes barely notice, because we so quickly accommodate to new technologies.

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UK scientists have a theoretical design with metamaterials to hide an object's movement so that an observer doesn't notice.
Papers from the top researchers in lasers, green photonics, biomedical optics, optoelectronics, and other light-based fields were presented at SPIE Photonics West in January.

Editors' recommendations from recent journal articles, and other journal highlights. 

Learn about optics and photonics funding opportunities. Web-only bonus content.
More than 50 years after the invention of the laser, laser research continues to make advances in sensing, medical diagnostics, and other areas.

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Sensing and measurement technologies deployed after the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be the subject of a special session at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 25-29 April.

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Top researchers and industry representatives working in high-power laser energy, petawatt photonics, x-ray optics, metamaterials, optical metrology, biomedical spectroscopy, optoelectronics, and related fields gather in Prague and Munich in April and May for networking and idea exchange at important technical conferences organized by SPIE.
Astronomical instrumentation conferences will return to SPIE Optics+Photonics in San Diego 21-25 August.

Science and industry connect at SPIE conferences and exhibitions. See the upcoming schedule.

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Nine companies with cutting-edge products and technologies receive Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation.
SPIE grants help high schoolers learn and teach diffraction and refraction and enable hands-on learning for after-school science programs.

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