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Fariza Suhailin, Univ. of Southampton, U.K., shares when she started to become interested in optics and lasers--OSA Stories
James Kakalios, teaches an audience about the human superpower, intelligence, through an exploration of connections to real-life physics and optical properties in one of the last places you would expect to find them- among super heroes in comic books
OSA Fellow Joseph Ford, Univ. of Calif., San Diego, USA, shares the story of how a professor in one of his ungrad physics classes use of an aquarium and laser beam made him want to study optics--OSA Stories
Leo Spiekman, Aoen Imaging, LLC, USA, credits an optical waveguide with his interest in pursuing a career in optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Masataka Nakazawa, Tohoku Univ, Japan, talks about the inspiration he found in graduate school that led him to his first job--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Loukas Paraschis, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA, discovered an interest in optics in graduate school--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Masatoshi Suzuki, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan, talks about his work with optical fiber systems--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Daniel Blumenthal, Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, USA, started his career working with big lasers on a table and now works with getting as much function on a chip as possible--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, became fascinated by light after doing his own experiment with a light bulb--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow David Hagan, Univ. of Central Florida, CREOL, USA, shares the excitement that comes from seeing applications come from the theoretical work he does--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Qingming Luo, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China, discusses the work he is doing in brain imaging--OSA Stories
Groot Gregory, Synopsis, Inc., USA, enjoys working in an industry that develops commercial applications that people use every day--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow, Michael Fiddy, Univ. of No. Carolina at Charlotte, USA, shares why working in optics has led him to discovering something new every day--OSA Stories
Kazuhide Nakajima, NTT Corp., Japan, shares the work he is doing that will help our future communication network--OSA Stories
Caroline Kulcsar, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France, talks about applying some of the theoretical methods she has worked on--OSA Stories
Michael Duncan, OSA Fellow and OSA Sr. Science Advisor, suspects that lasers are a great hook to get students interested in optics--OSA Stories
Dr. Ataç İmamoğlu of ETH Zurich presents their talk on Polaritons in Two-dimensional Electron Systems.
Dr. Ursula Keller of ETH Zurich presents their talk on Ultrafast Solid-state Lasers: A Success Story with No End in Sight.
Dr. Christopher Contag of Stanford presents their talk on Insertable, Implantable and Wearable Micro-optical Devices for the Early Detection of Cancer.
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.
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.
OSA Fellow James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, talks about the research his group is doing in biomedical optical imaging.
OSA Fellow Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA, talks about her excitement of being a part of this quest on the way to new scientific discoveries and new innovations.