The beginning of truly integrated lasers; optical
clock based on an aluminum ion; laser ablation
to preserve great art.
10 Optics Innovations
Toptica Photonics: Helping lasers leave the
12 Conversations in Optics
OPN talks with Gérard Mourou, CPA inventor
and CLEO 2010 keynote speaker.
14 Light Touch Pyrotechnic lasers. Stephen R. Wilk
16 The History of OSA
Close encounters of the Townes kind.
John N. Howard
19 The Laser’s First Light
Trends and highlights from May 1960.
4 President’s Message
48 OSA Today
50 Book Reviews
52 Product Profiles
56 After Image
OSA Historical Archives
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