Optical Material Studies (OM)

Optical Material Studies (OM)

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.

Garo Khanarian BASFChair
Stephen H. Foulger Clemson UniversityVice Chair
David J. DiGiovanni OFS LaboratoriesAdvisor
Mark G. Kuzyk Washington State UniversityAdvisor
Robert A. Stegeman NuburuHot Topics
Robert A. Norwood University of ArizonaIncubator Organizer
Shekhar Guha US Air Force Research LaboratoryNetworking Organizer
Wei Lee National Chiao Tung UniversityOptical Groups Liaison
Yichen Liang MS&TSocial Media Organizer
Ho Wai Howard Lee Baylor UniversityWebinar Organizer
Zhi M. Liao Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryWebinar Organizer

You are invited to join the Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk at the OSA Advanced Photonics Congress in Vancouver, Canada. 

Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk
‘Silver Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Organic and Hybrid-Organic Devices’ by Dr. Craig Arnold, Princeton University
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Garibaldi Room, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Lunch will be provided and we ask that those who are interested in attending to RSVP to tgactivities@osa.org as space is limited.


The Optical Material Studies Technical Group recently hosted the following two webinars for their members, which are now available to view on-demand:

Participate in the OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology Congress this September in Sydney, Australia! Submit your postdeadline paper to the congress by 16 August 2016, 12:00 EDT.


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