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  • Clemson Partners with OFS on Optics Lab

Photonics.com
Dec 2012
CLEMSON, S.C., and NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 5, 2012 — Clemson University’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) has teamed with OFS Laboratories, a Furukawa Electric company, to create a fiber optics laboratory for research and teaching.

The OFS Laboratories Optics Industry Lab will be located in Clemson’s Advanced Materials Research Laboratory.


Clemson University’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies has teamed with OFS Laboratories to create a fiber optics laboratory for research and teaching. College of Engineering and Science Dean R. Larry Dooley shakes hands with Paul Dickinson, director of cable and connectivity sales for OFS Laboratories. Courtesy of Clemson University.

"COMSET's Industrial Partners Program recognizes our most generous industrial partners as their investments help sustain our innovation and work-force development activities," said COMSET Director John Ballato. "We are especially grateful to OFS Laboratories as an inaugural industrial partner and recognize their commitment to our vision through this naming."

COMSET, formed in 2000, is an interdisciplinary unit of Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science that provides an organized framework for faculty with common interests to collaborate in developing advanced materials, devices and systems that generate, transmit, manipulate and utilize light.

For more information, visit: www.clemson.edu or www.ofsoptics.com


GLOSSARY
light
Electromagnetic radiation detectable by the eye, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 750 nm. In photonic applications light can be considered to cover the nonvisible portion of the spectrum which includes the ultraviolet and the infrared.
photonics
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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