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2011 Archive: July Issue of SPIE Professional

The July 2011 issue of SPIE Professional has articles on SPIE events and awards as well as cutting-edge research in optics and photonics. Some of these articles were originally available to SPIE members only, but all the magazine contents have been made open access as of October 2011.

Articles in this archive cover opto-diagnostics for power plants, silicon photonics, women in optics, 6D nanometrology, and other topics of interest to optics and photonics professionals.

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Intel's Mario Paniccia answers questions about recent developments in siliconizing photonics. SPIE Professional open-access article.
A new foundry service for silicon photonics will reduce costs and allow new lines of research on computer chips.

----- Photonics for a Better World -----

What happens when two business students from Chile, a "Lost Boy" of Sudan, and an optical engineering student get together?

German scientists develop a one-minute warning system for hazards in public water supplies.

Three GTRI researchers have developed a screening method to determine the effects of concussions.

A solar-powered water treatment system could provide clean water to more than one billion people.

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

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

-------- Optics and Photonics R&D --------

Diode laser sensors and other non-intrusive metrology systems can help predict failures and prevent major accidents and financial losses.
Motion-system design and manufacturing techniques need 6D precision.
Learn about optics and photonics funding opportunities. Web-only bonus content.

--------- Research Highlights ---------

U.S. scientists measure the resonant frequency of an AFM sensor tip to gauge wear and tear.

Eco-friendly technologies play an increasing role in photonics development.

Editors' recommendations from recent SPIE journal articles plus other research journal highlights.

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Harrison Barrett receives the SPIE Gold Medal for a lifetime of contributions to imaging science.

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SPIE members win several awards including the Kinglake Medal, the SPIE Educator Award, and the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award.  

--- SPIE Member and Career News ---

SPIE President Katarina Svanberg shows how photonics has enabled many improvements in life around the world.

SPIE's Senior Members are a dazzling group of innovators. 

SPIE Fellow Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discusses how to succesfully juggle roles in personal and professional life.

Member-only content IconEntrepreneur-Ready Technologies
High-potential technologies that can be licensed from the University of Rochester are distilled into market-opportunity terms on new website.

Propose a colleague for promotion to SPIE Fellow by 15 September.

Half a century after its inception, Optical Engineering continues to be a valuable resource for optical science, engineering, and technology.  

SPIE remembers Don Braggins and Willard Boyle.

Join the SPIE group on LinkedInJoin 5600 optics and photonics professionals and extend your professional network through the SPIE group on LinkedIn.

The 2011 election for Society officers and board members continues through 10 August.

Organizations from across the globe win SPIE support for optics and photonics outreach.

-------- Upcoming SPIE Events --------

The annual event with 3000-plus presentations in space optics, bioelectronics, solar technologies, and more, will be in San Diego 21-25 August.

Member-only content IconOptics in Europe
September in Europe promises to be a great time to take part in any of three SPIE events. The settings, not to mention the technical content, couldn't be more compelling.

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

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