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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.

Sevena Allen's current work involves looking at Native American artifacts--OSA Stories

OSA Student Member, Sevena Allen, Northern Arizona University, USA, work uses fringe projection to look at things.

Joshua Burrow enjoys the art of problem solving in his work--OSA Stories

OSA Student member Joshua Burrow, University of Dayton, USA, likes engineering new things on the spot to problem solve.

Aline Dinkelaker talks about the work she is doing in microgravity--OSA Stories

OSA Ambassador Aline Dinkelaker, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany, on "using light as a tool to achieve what we want in the broad context of general relativity and gravitational research."

Maria Yzuel discusses why she liked being a Ph.D. supervisor--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Maria Yzuel, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, enjoyed learning new things along with the students she supervised who were Ph.D. candidates.

Pierre Chavel became interested in optics as a young student asking questions about light--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Pierre Chavel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut d’Optique, France, first became fascinated with optics in high school.

Michael Bass talks about his work on the optical properties of manmade diamonds--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow, Michael Bass, University of Central Florida, USA, discusses the work he's doing on the optical properties of manmade diamonds.

Sandhra Mirella Valdma shares how being an OSA member helps educate others about optics--OSA Stories

Sandhra-Mirella Valdma, University of Tartu, Estonia, discusses what OSA membership means to her.

Kate Bechtel discusses her work at an contract R & D company--OSA Stories

Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, USA, discusses her work of taking early stage concepts all the way through to productization.

Prem Kumar tells the story of how he first discovered lasers--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Prem Kumar, Northwestern University, USA, shares the story of the path that led him to get hooked on lasers.

Siham Refki discusses her work in plasmonics--OSA Stories

OSA Student Member Siham Refki, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, discusses her work in plasmonics.

Chad Husko talks about working at Argonne National Lab and seeing new materials as they are developed--OSA Stories

2016 OSA Ambassador Chad Husko, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, enjoys working in a place were you can walk down the hall and see new materials being developed and then bring them back to optics.

Robert Alfano reflects back on how his OSA membership significantly enhanced his career--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Robert Alfano, The City College of New York, USA, shares how his OSA membership led him to help initiate the first conference on optical imaging as well as give him an outlet to publish his papers.

Yasaman Soudagar shares her excitement about sharing her work with optical technology with neuroscientists--OSA Stories

Yasaman Soudagar, University of Toronto, Canada, talks about her hope that the optical technology she is developing will some day help neuroscientists improve the quality of life of people with mental health issues.

Steve Adie shares his love of working with white light interferometers--OSA Stories

Steve Adie, Cornell University, USA, discusses a job right out of undergraduate studies where he worked with patients to determine if the laser was doing it's job with LASIK.

Surendra Singh credits his Ph.D. advisor as one of the reasons he got into optics--OSA Stories

Surendra Singh, University of Arkansas, USA, credits his Ph.D. advisor, quantum optics and the properties of light as the reasons he got into the field of optics.

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OFC Plenary Session 2016

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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.

Sir David Payne Lights the Future at Photonics India

Sir David Payne, University of Southampton, Highfield and OSA Fellow, gave a public presentation during Photonics India on 5 December 2016.