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2010 October SPIE Professional Archives

The October 2010 issue of SPIE Professional online contains all articles from the print issue and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the laser. It also features Web-only bonus content, an open-access article on lasers and Moore's Law, and other articles such as:

  • Astronomy renaissance
  • Visualizing science
  • "Beginner's Luck" by optics entrepreneur Dan Gelbart
  • SPIE 2010 election results

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

Enter to win an iPod nano or other prize at SPIE Photonics West by telling us about new research and development.

A new era of extremely large telescopes is about to begin.

See an SPIE Newsroom video with Jerry Nelson about the design challenges for the Keck and Thirty Meter Telescope mirrors.

News briefs and editors' recommendations from the latest optics and photonics research.

Scientists fight stray emissions and glare from lighting fixtures. With bonus Web content.
Despite the economic downturn, governments, universities, and other organizations have funds for your next photonics research program. Web-only bonus content.

From bionic eyes to mapping the floods in Pakistan, advancements from optics and photonics research make the world a better place. With bonus Web content.

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

High-dynamic-range photography finds its way into mobile phones.

--- Careers in Optics and Photonics ---

Dan Gelbart shares his entrepreneurial adventures in not seeing the light but succeeding in business anyway.
Corporations aren't the only ones concerned about marketing a brand. Learn how to build a personal brand for your career in optics and photonics.

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

------ Upcoming Photonics Events ------

See all recent and upcoming conferences, symposia, and exhibitions.

This annual event is 22-27 January 2011 in San Francisco (USA) and it's "greener" than ever.

SPIE will have a booth at the inaugural U.S. Science & Engineering Expo 23-24 October. With bonus Web content.

SPIE is a co-sponsor of the ICTP Winter College on Optics, held 31 January-11 February 2011. With bonus Web content.

SPIE Professional: ISSN 1994-4403

------- Laser 50th Anniversary -------

Bruno La Fontaine discusses the laser's role in lithography, Moore's Law, and the explosion of capabilities of microelectronics devices. SPIE Professional open-access article.

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

Lasers expanded the concept and applications of optical interferometry.

The SPIE Advancing the Laser exhibit hits the road. 

--- Optics and Photonics Education ---

Surprise can be an effective education and outreach tool. Just look at some of Felice Frankel's images.
An SPIE grant helped fund a hands-on astronomy training for public school teachers and future teachers in Montana. Web-only bonus content.
Students and educators make optics more "visible" to the outside world with optics outreach activities.

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

SPIE President Ralph James shows how SPIE works to raise awareness about the benefits of R&D in photonics for improving quality of life.
SPIE members attending the Annual General Meeting hear a report on the state of the Society.

Katarina Svanberg will be SPIE President in 2011. View the list of other elected officers and board members.

The father-son team of SPIE Fellow H. Philip Stahl and SPIE student member Mark Stahl introduced optical engineering to more than 2400 Boy Scouts at the 2010 National Jamboree. 

SPIE Fellows Malgorzata Kujawinska and Kevin Harding are recognized for service to SPIE.

Marcius Extavour will be the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow for 2010-2011.

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