Optical Material Studies (OM)

Optical Material Studies (OM)

Interested audience.This group is involved with the development and characterization of new and improved optical materials. Materials include those with superior transmission in the UV, visible near and mid-infrared portions of the spectrum for use in passive and active optical elements and devices as well as those having unusual nonlinear optical properties for use in switches and limiters. Examples of novel materials include quantum engineered multiple quantum wells for lasing, photonic structures with unusual properties (negative index, left-handed, highly nonlinear, etc.) and sintered ceramic materials displaying superior hardness, strength and transmission in the infrared.

Name Affiliation Title
Garo Khanarian BASF Chair
Stephen Foulger Clemson University Vice Chair
Manyalibo Matthews Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Hot Topics Officer
Robert Stegeman Q-Peak, Inc. Hot Topics Officer
Wei Lee National Chiao Tung University Hot Topics Officer/Optical Groups Liaison
Phyllis Nelson California State Polytechnic University Optical Groups Liaison
Peter Smith University of Southampton Optical Groups Liaison
Howard Lee California Institute of Technology Webinar Organizer
Zhi M. Liao Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Webinar Organizer
Shekhar Guha US Air Force Research Laboratory Networking Organizer
Sepehr A. Benis University of Central Florida - CREOL Social Media Organizer
Yichen Liang University of Missouri Social Media Organizer
David DiGiovanni OFS Laboratories Awards Liaison
Anthony Kaye Texas Tech University Advisor
Mark Kuzyk Washington State University Advisor

The 2nd International Conference on Enhanced Spectroscopy

October 12 - October 15 2015
Messina, Italy

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

The Optical Material Studies Technical Group will be hosting a workshop at Frontiers in Optics on Tuesday, 20 October 2015, at 12:00 in the Cupertino Room of the Fairmont Hotel. 

Dr. Debashis Chanda of the University of Central Florida will present his talk ‘Printed Large Area Flexible Hybrid Photonic-Electronic Systems’ as part of this technical group workshop. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to tgactivities@osa.org to attend.

Participate in the OSA Light, Energy and Environment Congress! Submit your postdeadline paper by 14 October 2015, 12:00 EDT.