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2015 OSA President and OSA Fellow Philip Russell, Max Plank Instiute for the Science of Light, Germany, discusses how his love of music as a teenager started him down the path to work in optics.
Wendell Hill, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, talks about how he enjoys working with lasers.
Esakki Muthuraju, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, India, shares his excitement about presenting a paper at Frontiers in Optics.
Dennis Gardner, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, shares his passion for microscopy.
Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan, USA, discusses his excitement about all the possibilities for new laser applications.
Anthony Gonsalves, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, talks about how a physics teacher in high school inspired him to get into optics with a few experiments that left him with questions.
Katia Gallo, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, shares the story of how she chose to study optoelectronics because she thought it was where all the "fancy stuff" was.
OSA Fellow Amir Gandjbakhche, National Institutes of Health, USA, talks about how his work can drive costs down and help people.
OSA Ambassador, Armand Niederberger, Leia Inc., shares his excitement about taking established technology, modifying it, and making something new.
Benjamin Stuart, University of Central Florida, FL, USA shares how studying optics and photonics can prepare you for a career in many diverse fields.
Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA, remembers how as a young child, she loved light and wanted to be a photographer.
11. The launching of Sputnik left such an impression on a four-year-old Stephen Fantone, OSA Fellow, OSA Treasurer 1996-2013, Optikos Corporation, USA, that he would go on to launch the optical engineering company, Optikos Corporation in 1982.
A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Bob Shine from Daylight Solutions
A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Anjul M-Davis Loiacono from Thorlabs.
A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Alex Governale from Hamamatsu.
An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Masataka Nakazawa at CLEO: 2016.
An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Jelena Vuckovic at CLEO: 2016.
An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Ferenc Krausz at CLEO: 2016.
An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. David Reitze at CLEO: 2016.
Introducing Optica: OSA’s New Open-Access Journal (Extended Interview)
Alex Gaeta, editor-in-chief of The Optical Society’s (OSA) new open-access journal Optica, discusses the publication’s focus on the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics.
This year’s corporate contest winner, Consumer Physics, produces SCiO, a product that takes near-infrared spectroscopy and shrinks the system behind it from room-sized equipment to a hand-held sensor that integrates with smart phones.
Australian National University’s Steve Lee describes his team’s new process to create inexpensive high quality lenses that will cost less than a penny apiece. The research was published April 24, 2014 in Biomedical Optics Express. Video courtesy ANU.
OSA Ambassador, Alvaro Casas Bedoya, The University of Sydney, Australia, shares his excitement about working in nonlinear optics and trying to explain the physics behind it.
The track of a single sperm cell with a bent tail, in two dimensions (left) and three dimensions (right). Credit: Biomedical Optics Express.