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------ SPIE Professional: April 2009 Archives

SPIE Professional's April 2009 issue contains all the articles from the print issue, plus Web-only bonus content and an open-access article on the Laser Evolution by Jeff Hecht.

Other articles from this issue:

  • Satellites Sleuth for Climate Change
  • Remote Sensing Research at RIT
  • SPIE Elevates 59 to Fellow
  • Economic Recovery: Science Education Is Key
  • Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation
  • Optipedia Deputs
  • Optical Compadres
  • Tech Transfer at Imperial Innovations

----------- Remote Sensing -----------

A research lab at Rochester Institute of Technology advances technologies for remote sensing and hyperspectral imaging.
SPIE offers free posters on remote sensing and other photonics technologies. Updated Web-only content.
JAXA, NASA, and other space agencies use remote sensing technologies to answer questions about climate change. Updated with Web-only content.

The Houston Chronicle lauds the U.S. manned space program.

-------- SPIE Membership News --------

SPIE members Richard Hoover, Fenna Hanes, James Grote, Marc Kuchner, Chris Mack, Rajpal Sirohi, and Roland Winston are among honorees.

New Fellows include the first from Denmark, Belarus, and Africa.

SPIE President María Yzuel writes that education and training is more important than ever.

Grant recipients focus on giving back to the optics community. Preview from the July issue.

SPIE helps unemployed members with dues renewal.

Four optics students maintain an international friendship and a passion for photonics. Updated Web content.

Connect with more than 500 optical engineers, students, and other photonics professionals on Facebook.

News items about SPIE member honors and awards. Updated Web-only content.

-------- Preview SPIE Events --------

Security and sensing experts address R&D issues and funding at annual conference.
High tech is prominent at SPIE Europe spring meetings in Prague and Germany. 

Optics and photonics manufacturers are seeking cost-conscious solutions at SPIE Optifab in May, especially as the economy takes a giant downturn.

Link to all events.

SPIE Quarterly Member Magazine

SPIE Professional: ISSN 1994-4403

Laser Anniversary Celebration

Lasers have found uses in industry, communications, entertainment, medicine, and holography in the past 50 years. SPIE Professional Open access article.

News About Photonics and

Optics Innovation, Commercialization

Imperial Innovations in London uses a holistic approach to commercializing photonics and other technologies.

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology launches a call for experts.

SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs recommends aggressive action to revive American innovation in photonics.
Despite the shaky global economic situation, funding is available for light-based R&D and photonics startups. Updated Web-only content.

Congressional Visits Day and other events put a focus on the importance of federal funding for science.

Readers write to the editor about the April 2009 issue of SPIE Professional.
The inaugural Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation celebrated photonics products, processes, and technologies. Updated Web-only content.

Solyndra's prize-winning cylindrical PV system advances the adoption of renewable solar energy.

Solyndra announces a long-term sales contract with EBITSCHenergietechnik for its unique solar panels.
Solyndra press release announces that the innovative company will expand solar panel manufacturing capacity with help from the U.S. Department of Energy.
NoblePeak Vision’s SWIR imager wins a Prism Award for Photonics Innovation.

Optics Education and Careers

See what your colleagues are reading. View the most popular papers from the SPIE Newsroom, SPIE Journals, and SPIE Proceedings. 
Optipedia and a new SPIE Press book provide accessible information on optics.

Extend your professional network. Join the discussion about the latest trends in optics technologies and learn about job openings in the SPIE group on LinkedIn.

The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics event will be held in Wales in July.
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