Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF)

Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF)

This group covers the study of material systems and the basic physics involved in demonstrating new lasing systems or discovering new lasing phenomena. Potential new laser systems might be discovered in gases, crystals, amorphous and ceramic materials, semiconductors and liquids. This includes fundamentally new laser approaches that introduce new wavelengths, increase power and efficiency, circumvent thermal issues, and improve beam quality.  It also covers new operating regimes that for instance generate ultra-short pulses, or extend the range of laser wavelengths. Studies of new quantum and waveguide effects, including quantum dot and photonic band gap structures designed to lower thresholds, generate new or controlled frequencies, and/or permit lasing in previous regimes are within the purview of this group.

Name Affiliation Title
Candace Cobb U.S. Department of the Navy Chair

International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Network

October 06 - October 07 2015
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno, Brno, CzechRepublic

IX International Conference Optics-2015

October 12 - October 16 2015
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg,

2nd International Conference on Opto-Electronics and Applied Optics, 2015

October 16 - October 17 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, India

Frontiers in Optics: The 99th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXI

October 18 - October 22 2015
Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California, USA

The 20th Microoptics Conference

October 25 - October 28 2015
Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Join us in San Jose, California, from 18 – 22 October for our annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics. Several OSA Technical Groups will be hosting special events at this year's meeting, providing you with a great opportunity to connect with colleagues in your field.

Congratulations to Candace Cobb, the new chair of the Fundamental Laser Sciences Technical Group! If you have ideas for activities to help engage this community, please share them with Candace as she begins her term as chair.

The OSA Foundation, in conjunction with the National Research Council, is excited to announce the launch of The OSA Foundation Fellowship. This program is designed to provide emerging professionals with a unique, fully-funded employment opportunity at sponsoring OSA Corporate Member research/development facilities across the United States. The program is looking to pair a qualified early career professional with Thorlabs, Inc. for research in Ultrafast Lasers. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application by 1 October 2015.