Web exclusives raise industry awareness

April 15, 2007
NASHUA, NH-Last month, Laser Focus World (LFW) magazine launched its new Web site at www.laserfocusworld.com.

NASHUA, NH - Last month, Laser Focus World (LFW) magazine launched its new Web site at www.laserfocusworld.com with a goal of-in the words of LFW publisher Christine Shaw-bridging the gap between print and digital media at a time when readers are transitioning to more digital information sources and expecting more immediate access to information. In addition to posting the latest industry and technology news alongside Webcast announcements and white papers, the LFW Web site includes a “Web Exclusives” section with content that you will not find in the printed pages of LFW magazine.

This Web-exclusive content is aimed at expanding the portfolio of technology-oriented feature articles and improving industry awareness through personal comment pieces and columns that address a particular photonics subject. For example, senior director of the OSA Foundation and Member & Education Services for the Optical Society of America (OSA; Washington, DC) Grace Klonoski has authored a monthly column since January on Science and Technology Education-Spotlight on inspiring the next generation of scientists & business leaders. The titles of her columns are straightforward indicators of the many education-related subjects that Klonoski’s column is tackling: “Science teachers must rise to the challenge of the future,” “Retired engineers work to enhance science education,” “Professional societies offer awards that encourage students,” “U.S. Chamber report gives schools a failing grade,” and “Traveling lecturers-a practical approach to global outreach.”

Laser Focus World encourages our readers to submit ideas for Web-only content to our chief editor Steve Anderson at [email protected].

About the Author

Stephen G. Anderson | Director, Industry Development - SPIE

 Stephen Anderson is a photonics industry expert with an international background and has been actively involved with lasers and photonics for more than 30 years. As Director, Industry Development at SPIE – The international society for optics and photonics – he is responsible for tracking the photonics industry markets and technology to help define long-term strategy, while also facilitating development of SPIE’s industry activities. Before joining SPIE, Anderson was Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World and chaired the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. Anderson also co-founded the BioOptics World brand. Anderson holds a chemistry degree from the University of York and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University.    

Sponsored Recommendations

Request a quote: Micro 3D Printed Part or microArch micro-precision 3D printers

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Precision Motion Control for Sample Manipulation in Ultra-High Resolution Tomography

April 10, 2024
Learn the critical items that designers and engineers must consider when attempting to achieve reliable ultra-high resolution tomography results here!

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!