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CAM Philip Russell Inspiration.mov

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.

CAM Wendell Hill Excitement

Wendell Hill, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, talks about how he enjoys working with lasers.

CAM Esakki Muthuraju Inspiration

Esakki Muthuraju, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, India, shares his excitement about presenting a paper at Frontiers in Optics.

CAM Dennis Gardner Inspiration

Dennis Gardner, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, shares his passion for microscopy.

CAM Almantas Galvanauskas Excitement

Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan, USA, discusses his excitement about all the possibilities for new laser applications.

CAM Anthony Gonsalves Inspiration

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.

CAM Katia Gallo Inspiration.mov

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.

CAM Amir Gandjbakhche Excitement

OSA Fellow Amir Gandjbakhche, National Institutes of Health, USA, talks about how his work can drive costs down and help people.

CAM Armand Niederberger Excitement

OSA Ambassador, Armand Niederberger, Leia Inc., shares his excitement about taking established technology, modifying it, and making something new.

CAM Benjamin Stuart Inspiration

Benjamin Stuart, University of Central Florida, FL, USA shares how studying optics and photonics can prepare you for a career in many diverse fields.

CAM Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse Inspiration

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.

CAM Stephen Fantone

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.

CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Highlights - Daylight Solutions

A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Bob Shine from Daylight Solutions

CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Highlights - Thorlabs

A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Anjul M-Davis Loiacono from Thorlabs.

CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Highlights - Hamamatsu

A discussion with CLEO:2016 Exhibitor Alex Governale from Hamamatsu.

CLEO:2016 Wrap - Interview With Masataka Nakazawa

An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Masataka Nakazawa at CLEO: 2016.

CLEO:2016 Wrap - Interview With Jelena Vuckovic

An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Jelena Vuckovic at CLEO: 2016.

CLEO:2016 Wrap - Interview With Ferenc Krausz

An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. Ferenc Krausz at CLEO: 2016.

CLEO:2016 Wrap - Interview with David Reitze

An interview with Plenary speaker Dr. David Reitze at CLEO: 2016.

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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.

OSA Enabled by Optics Contest Winner: Consumer Physics

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.

Bake Your Own Droplet Lens - Biomedical Optics Express Research

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.

CAM Alvaro Casas Bedoya Excitement

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.

First 3-D Movies of Living Sperm - Biomedical Optics Express BOEx

The track of a single sperm cell with a bent tail, in two dimensions (left) and three dimensions (right). Credit: Biomedical Optics Express.