- LIA Announces 2008 Board of Directors
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) announced its 2008 officers and 2008-2010 board of directors members at its 2007 annual meeting and awards luncheon, held last month at the 26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO). 2008 officers are: Rajesh Patel (Spectra-Physics Lasers Inc.) president-elect; Klaus Löffler (Trumpf Laser Div.) secretary; and Stephen Capp ( Laserage Technology Corp., Waukegan, Ill. ) treasurer. Board members: David Clark, Newport Inc; Paul Crosby, Coherent Inc.; Klaus Kleine, Laserline Inc. (Danbury, Conn.); William Lawson, NewTech Development LLC (Somerset, Wisc.); Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; John Marshall, Rayne Institute, St. Thomas' Hospital (London); Nathaniel Quick, AppliCote Associates LLC (Sanford, Fla.); John Tyrer, Loughborough University (Leicestershire, England); Frank Vollertsen, BIAS GmbH (Bremen, Germany); Richard Walker, Cutting Edge Optronics Inc. (St. Charles, Mo.); Dean Wilson, Wilson Industries Inc. (Pomona, Calif.)
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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