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2010 January SPIE Professional Archives

SPIE Professional's January 2010 issue contains all articles from the print issue, plus Web-only bonus content, and an open-access article on materials processing with carbon dioxide lasers.

Other articles from this issue:

  • OZ Optics entrepreneur Omur Sezerman
  • Photonics for a Better World
  • Adaptive Optics for ophthalmic medicine
  • SPIE Photonics West 
  • OLEDs in lighting markets
  • SPIE Laser Anniversary officially begins in San Francisco during SPIE Photonics West
  • Remote laser welding

---Optics and Photonics in Industry---

Determination to prove the naysayers wrong and the courage to take risks have paid off for Ömür Sezerman of OZ Optics.

SPIE provided daily updates from San Francisco during SPIE Photonics West 2010.

Find out who was named a winner of the 2009 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. (Link to prismawards.org)
The 2009 competition recognized 29 new photonics technologies and products as award finalists. 
Sharing scientific knowledge from military research labs brings huge advancements in ophthalmic medicine.
What is your optics business worth? What factors drive the valuation of a technology company?

The first OLED lighting products are giving designers an opportunity to think about what OLED lighting might look like.

No one is calling the global recession over, but more than a few in the photonics industry have seen hopeful signs for economic recovery. (Bonus, Web-only content, including information about the U.S. ARPA-E program. Please sign in to access member-only content. )
Surveillance equipment maker Clear Align gets a "small business makeover" from Newsweek magazine. (Link to Newsweek)

------------SPIE Member News------------

SPIE increases the number of individual memberships that come with an SPIE corporate membership from one to three.

SPIE thanks Donald O'Shea and Bruce Tromberg for a combined two decades of service as editors of Optical Engineering and the Journal of Biomedical Optics.

SPIE promotes 24 as Senior Members for 2010.

News items about SPIE member honors and awards. (Bonus, Web-only content)

----Optics Is a Rewarding Career----

SPIE congratulates Nobel Prize winners. (Link to press release)
When innovating with light to improve the world, sometimes it's what you don't see that matters most. 
Job seekers and employers with optics and photonics jobs to fill now have an easier time finding each other on the SPIE Career Center. 
And the SPIE Women in Optics desk calendar is designed to inspire and promote your career growth.
Optics companies with good internal communications can build confidence during tough times and keep employees focused on moving forward.

Extend your professional network through the SPIE group on LinkedIn.

SPIE Professional: ISSN 1994-4403

----------Laser Anniversary----------

SPIE President Ralph James invites you to celebrate the golden anniversary of the laser with SPIE.
The carbon dioxide laser has become the workhorse for the materials processing industry. SPIE Professional open access article.

Read more open-access articles from SPIE Professional about the latest laser developments and applications.

Manufacturing and design engineers can help remote laser welding technology catch on in North America.

------SPIE Events, Winter 2010------

SPIE's biggest event gets even BIGGER in San Francisco 23-28 January 2010.

Follow events at SPIE Photonics West 2010 in San Francisco on Twitter with #PW10 

Smart thinking at annual SPIE symposium 7-11 March 2010 in San Diego, CA.
SPIE lithography meeting, 21-25 February 2010, looks to the future after a rough year.

---Optics, Photonics, and Education---

A wide range of SPIE Press field guides, handbooks, monographs, and tutorial texts are now available on the SPIE Digital Library as eBooks.

Recipients of SPIE education and outreach efforts in 2009 find that optics and photonics are 'cool.' 
The Solar Decathlon gave students and the public a personal look at the possibilities of energy-efficient living.

Student and education news about the SPIE Visiting Lecturer Program, SPIE scholarships, the Winter College on Optics and Energy, and more.

SPIE is a founding partner and sponsor of LaserFest. Find out about educational activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser.

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