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Experience OSA conferences, lectures, technical sessions, symposia, interviews and other events of interest to our community. Find videos of interest using the left navigation by category or the keyword search below.

Rudrakant Sollapur shares what membership in OSA means to him--OSA Stories

Rudrakant Sollapur, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, talks about the value of being an OSA member--OSA Stories

Asher Albert Friesem shares how Emmett Leith encouraged him to work in optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Asher Albert Friesem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, credits his Ph.D adviser with encouraging him to pursue a career in optics--OSA Stories

Christoph Harder shares how two professors are responsible for his career in optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Christoph Harder, Harder & Partner, Switzerland, was inspired to pursue optics by two professors, one of whom gave him a job working on laser diodes in his lab--OSA Stories

Jie Qiao's discusses her eperiences working in different settings--OSA Stories

Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, shares the path that led her to working with students to help them realize their dreams--OSA Stories

Lawrence Goldberg's career in optics started with an interest in space science--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Lawrence Goldberg, National Science Foundation, USA worked in ultrafast spectroscopy when it was measured in picoseconds--OSA Stories

Stephen Aro talks about beiing a chemist working in optics--OSA Stories

Stephen Aro, Pennsylvania State University, USA, is a chemist by training who is currently working with lasers--OSA Stories

Peter Herman shares his excitement about working with glass--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Peter Herman, Univ. of Toronto, Canada, talks about the work he is doing in shooting lasers into glass--OSA Stories

Jeff Hecht talks about what inspires him--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Jeff Hecht, Laser Focus World, USA, shares how writing about optics helps him learn more--OSA Stories

Carlos Baiz talks about his work in spectroscopy--OSA Stories

Carlos Baiz, University of Texas at Austin, USA, talks about his research in combining ultra fast spectroscopy with high resolution microscopy--OSA Stories

Tom Giallorenzi talks about the impact of the laser on his career choice--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow and OSA Senior Director of Science Policy Tom Giallorenzi shares the story of his journey from working with lasers to working in fiber optics--OSA Stories

Ravi Jain's talks about why he ended up in optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Ravi Jain, University of Sydney, Australia, recounts what seeing an experiment with helium neon lasers meant to him--OSA Stories

Samuel Felipe Serna Otalvaro shares what OSA means to him--OSA Stories

Samuel Felipe Serna Otalvaro, Universite Paris-Sud 11, France, talks about being an OSA Student Chapter President and what that means to him--OSA Stories

Stewart Aitchison talks about how he got into optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Stewart Aitchison, University of Toronto, Canada, shares how his interest in optics could be seen at an early age as evidenced by a high school science experiment--OSA Stories

Darryl Naidoo on the beauty of light--OSA Stories

Darryl Naidoo, Council for Science and Industrial Research, South Africa, was drawn to optics by his love of light--OSA Stories

Behsan Behzadi talks about how he moved from string theory to optics--OSA Stories

Behsan Behzadi, Center for High Tech. Materials, Univ. of New Mexico, USA, shares the story about how understanding photons led him to study optics--OSA Stories

Joe Eberly shares the story of how he ended up studying optics--OSA Stories

2007 OSA President and OSA Fellow, Joe Eberly, Univ. or Rochester, USA, discusses the path that included working in a Navy Lab and working at the Univ. of Rochester with optics guru Emil Wolf.

Krishna Murari talks about his amazement when he realized all lasers could do--OSA Stories

Krishna Murari, Deutsche Electron Synchrotran, Germany, was inspired to pursue optics when he discovered that lasers could be used for imaging--OSA Stories

Svetlana Lukishova discusses why she enjoys working on single emitter flourescence enhancement--OSA Stories

OSA Sr. Member Svetlana Lukishova, Univ. of Rochester, USA, talks about her work on single photon sources for secure quantum communication--OSA Stories

Ishwar Aggarwal talks about his current work in anti-reflective surface structures--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Ishwar Aggarwal, Sotera Defense, USA, shares his excitement about working in a new area of research--OSA Stories

Milad Akhaghi talks about his excitment about the excitement of using optics to improve life--OSA Stories

Milad Akhaghi, University of Central Florida, USA, shares his excitement about applying optics to improve the quality of life for people.

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