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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.

CAM JIm Kafka

OSA Fellow Jim Kafka, Spectra-Physics, USA, tells the story of how visiting OSA as a young student led him to a friendship with Jarus Quinn, Executive Director from 1969-1994.

CAM Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland, professor at the University of Waterloo and past OSA President, shares how a trip to the science center with her dad at the age of five helped shape her career in optics.

CAM Lynn Nelson Excitement1.mov

OSA Fellow Lynn Nelson, AT&T Labs, USA, talks the excitement surrounding new technologies that enables higher rates of transmission and bandwidth in optical fiber communications.

CAM Paul K. Buah Bassuah Inspiration1.mov

Paul K. Buah-Bassuah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, talks about how his setting an optical center at his university.

CAM Lahsen Assoufid Excitement

OSA Fellow, Lahsen Assoufid, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, talks about his work leading an x-ray optics group.

Light the Future: Susana Marcos

Susana Marcos, Professor of Research, Instituto de Óptica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and OSA Fellow, gave a public presentation, "An Eye into the Future", at LAOP, Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

Bernard Kress - OSA Light the Future

Bernard Kress, partner optical architect, Microsoft, USA, presents "The Light Years Ahead: How Today's Promising Augmented and Virtual Reality Markets Help Shape New Optics Frontiers" at the Light The Future Program.


Light the Future with Joseph Izatt and Bernard Kress

Joseph A. Izatt, Ph.D - OSA Light the Future

Joseph Izatt, Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering, Duke University, USA, and OSA Fellow presenting "Lighting up the Future of Medical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy", during the Light the Future Progam.


Light the Future with Joseph Izatt and Bernard Kress

Rod Alferness on Publishing his First Paper - OSA Stories

2008 OSA President and OSA Fellow Rod Alferness, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA, shares his story about having his first paper published after he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

Josephine Yi Qiu Shares her Excitement about Optical Coherence Tomography - OSA Stories

Josephine Yi Qiu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, shares her excitement about working in Optical Coherence Tomography.

Donald Keck Reflects on the First Low-Loss Optical Fiber - OSA Stories

OSA Honorary Member Don Keck, reflects back on how the first low-loss optical fiber came to be.

Alessandro Restelli on Working and Researching at NIST - OSA Stories

Alessandro Restelli, NIST, USA, shares his excitement about working in his research field as well as other projects at NIST.

Marina Radulaski on her Inspiration, Double Slit Experiments - OSA Stories

Marina Radulaski, Stanford University, USA, talks about how a double slit experiment in high school led her to study optics.

Fernando Romero-Borja on his Current Work in Imaging of the Eye - OSA Stories

OSA Sr. Member, Fernando Romero-Borja, Houston Community College Central Campus, USA, talks about his work in imaging of the eye.

Katharine Schmidtke on how she Started in the Field of Quantum Physics - OSA Stories

OSA Sr. Member Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook, USA talks about how she started out studying quantum physics.

James Fujimoto on his Research in Biomedical Optical Imagining - OSA Stories

OSA Fellow James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, talks about the research his group is doing in biomedical optical imaging.

CAM Andrew Forbes

OSA Senior Member Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, reflects on why he decided to pursue a career in optics.

CAM Aldo Di Costanzo

Aldo Di Costanzo, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, talks about his work on functional near-infrared spectroscopy on infants.

Chris Schaffer Discusses His Research to Find a Cure for Alzheimer's - OSA Stories

Chris Schaffer, Cornell University, USA, shares the research he's doing to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

Most Popular Videos

Light the Future: Susana Marcos

Susana Marcos, Professor of Research, Instituto de Óptica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and OSA Fellow, gave a public presentation, "An Eye into the Future", at LAOP, Wednesday, 24 August 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.

OFC Plenary Session 2016

Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).

CAM Kishan Dholakia

OSA Fellow Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK, explains why this is the ‘century of the brain’ and how optics can help move the world one-step closer to understanding its mysteries.

CAM Paul K. Buah Bassuah Inspiration1.mov

Paul K. Buah-Bassuah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, talks about how his setting an optical center at his university.