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------ SPIE Professional: October 2009 Archives

SPIE Professional's October 2009 issue contains all articles from the print issue, plus Web-only bonus content, and an open-access article on innovations with laser technology.

Other articles from this issue:

  • Green entrepreneur Bruce Cheng of Delta Electronics
  • Photonics for a Better World
  • Transformation of the Free Electron Laser
  • SPIE Election Results
  • Dynamic Braille: EAP technology making advances with refreshable Braille displays
  • Worldly Optics

SPIE Advancing the Laser Tribute

SPIE pays tribute to advancements with lasers in the run up to the 50th anniversary in 2010 of the invention of the laser.

Despite formidable challenges, Jeff Hecht writes that innovation in the laser industry is accelerating faster than ever. SPIE Professional open access article.

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

Free electron lasers emerge as a major source of photons for materials research in previously unavailable wavelength regions.

Lasers will be a focal point in January 2010 at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

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Meet the officers and directors who will serve SPIE for 2010.

Scientists receive SPIE Kingslake, Directors', and President's awards.

SPIE President María Yzuel discusses the value of SPIE conferences and the innovations they can generate. (With bonus, Web-only content)

SPIE and OSA select Matthew McMahon as the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow for 2009-10

A summary of reports from the August meeting. 

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.

Optics and Photonics Events

SPIE is a founding partner and sponsor with OSA and APS of LaserFest. Find out about educational activities planned for the coming year.

Asia is a big player in the microelectronics industry, and the SPIE lithography forum will be in Taiwan 18-19 November, 2009.

SPIE Professional: ISSN 1994-4403

Optics, Photonics, and Business

Bruce Cheng, founder of Delta Electronics in Taiwan, explains why going green is good for business.

A September 2009 report on the business of sustainability finds that sustainability is a major force to be reckoned with in the business world. (Bonus, Web-only content)

Are patent pools right for your business? A Nerac analyst discusses the pros and cons. (Bonus, Web-only content)
First-hand global experiences teach an early career professional valuable lessons about the optics and photonics industry.

Incubation centers can be a successful way to kickstart the economy—and a photonics business. (Bonus, Web-only content)

The new Innovation Incubation Alliance will speed the commercialization of new and innovative technologies and encourage product development in MEMS, biochips, and other areas. (Bonus link to announcement)
Improvements for displays may drive consumer costs down and manufacturers' revenues up.

Photonics for a Better World

The ability to read Braille text using refreshable displays would help people with visual impairments benefit from advances in computer technology.

Using UV light to treat public water supplies is one application of an optical technology that brings tangible benefits to humanity.

Optics, Photonics, and Education

ELCAN employees reach out to future scientists and engineers.

Professor Martin Schwartz writes in the Journal of Cell Science that science is supposed to be hard.

Eleven recipients gain support from SPIE for their outreach efforts and potential to increase optics awareness.

New optics programs and centers reach out beyond traditional borders. (Bonus, Web-only content)

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