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Rudrakant Sollapur, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, talks about the value of being an OSA member--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
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, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, shares the path that led her to working with students to help them realize their dreams--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Lawrence Goldberg, National Science Foundation, USA worked in ultrafast spectroscopy when it was measured in picoseconds--OSA Stories
Stephen Aro, Pennsylvania State University, USA, is a chemist by training who is currently working with lasers--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Peter Herman, Univ. of Toronto, Canada, talks about the work he is doing in shooting lasers into glass--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Jeff Hecht, Laser Focus World, USA, shares how writing about optics helps him learn more--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
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
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, Universite Paris-Sud 11, France, talks about being an OSA Student Chapter President and what that means to him--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, Council for Science and Industrial Research, South Africa, was drawn to optics by his love of light--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
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, Deutsche Electron Synchrotran, Germany, was inspired to pursue optics when he discovered that lasers could be used for imaging--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
OSA Fellow Ishwar Aggarwal, Sotera Defense, USA, shares his excitement about working in a new area of research--OSA Stories
Milad Akhaghi, University of Central Florida, USA, shares his excitement about applying optics to improve the quality of life for people.
Introducing Optica: OSA’s New Open-Access Journal (Extended Interview)
Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).
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.
OFC 2016 Exhibitor - Vikas Manan
Despite the downsizing of Kodak, Rochester has sustained a healthy rate of growth, due to a long tradition of excellence in optics. The story of Optimax, a company started more than 20 years ago, reflects the experience of many startups in the area.