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SPIE Director Eugene Arthurs Joins Edmund Optics Board

Photonics.com
Jul 2008
EugeneArthurs.jpgEdmund Optics, a producer of optics, imaging and photonic technologies, has elected Dr. Eugene G. Arthurs, executive director of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, to its board of directors. Previously, Arthurs served as president and CEO of Cleveland Crystals Inc. Prior to that he served as president of Oriel Instruments Inc. (formerly Oriel Corp.) of Stratford, Conn., and a director at LOT-Oriel GmbH and at Andor Technology Ltd. Since 1983, Arthurs served as technical director of Oriel Corp.; after his promotion the following year to vice president of marketing and technology, he also served as a director of Oriel Scientific, UK, and a director and founder of Andor Technology Ltd. He was also a manager of semiconductor systems business at Quantronix Corp. in Hauppauge, N.Y., headed the laser department at Barr & Stroud Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, and was a strategic planner for Pilkington PLC, St. Helens, England. Arthurs received his Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in physics at Queen's University, Belfast. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, AAAS and IEEE LEOS, and he serves on the Council on Optical Radiation Measurement. He also served on the board of the Photochemical Research Center and on the advisory board of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance.



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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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