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Share your memories and stories with OSA.

OSA History is a dynamic archive devoted to the extraordinary people who have advanced the field of optics and photonics.

Celebrating 100 years of optics and photonics innovation

OSA History is a dynamic archive devoted to the extraordinary people who have advanced the field of optics and photonics.

A video tribute narrated by OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan

Jarus Quinn, 1930-2012

A video tribute narrated by OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan

Preview the first chapter of the OSA Centennial History Book, PreHistory of the Optical Society of America.

The Optical Society - Celebrating 100 Years

Preview the first chapter of the OSA Centennial History Book, PreHistory of the Optical Society of America.

 

 
Video Tributes to Tingye Li

Video tributes to Dr. Tingye Li include a video of recorded special tributes by friends and colleagues, a symposium at the 2013 OFC/NFOEC conference and a special video commemorating his life.
 

Scientists in the laboratory
Centennial Celebrations
OSA is preparing to celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Watch as we capture the history of the Optical Society in optics research and the optics industry worldwide.
  • Joseph H. Eberly, Univ. of Rochester, USA
  • Steven D. Fantone, Optikos. USA
  • Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford Univ., USA
  • Erich P. Ippen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Paul L. Kelley, Tufts Univ. USA
  • Elizabeth Rogan, Optical Society of America, USA
  • Eric W. Van Stryland, CREOL, USA
  • James C. Wyant, Univ. of Arizona, USA