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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.

Darryl Naidoo tells how being an OSA member has been instrumental in his career--OSA Stories

Darryl Naidoo, Council for Science & Industrial Research, South Africa, shares how being a part of OSA's Student Leadership Conference is one of the ways OSA has helped him--OSA Stories

Christine Cecala work touches on many different types of projects, all involving optics--OSA Stories

Christine Cecala, Corning, Inc., USA, provides customized optical metrology in a role that spans basic research through pilot line production--OSA Stories

David Stork grew up in a family that loved visual things that led to optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow David Stork, Rambus, Inc., USA, shares how growing up in a family that appreciated the visual aspects of life that made him curious about making sense of the visual world-0SA Stories

David Chen talks about the excitment from "injecting light into a tiny fiber"--OSA Stories

David Chen, Verizon Communications Inc., enjoys working in a field that and "communicates in the sub-millisecond or micro-second"--OSA Stories

Kathrin Berkner shares her excitement about making a difference in they people use systems--OSA Stories

Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc., talks about innovations that can "enable new things that people can do with imaging"--OSA Stories

Alan Bristow talks about the fun of working with really smart students--OSA Stories

OSA Sr. Member Alan Bristow, West Virginia University, USA, enjoys "trying to crack open nuggets of knowledge that we haven’t yet been able to get into"--OSA Stories

Alex Gaeta discusses the work he and his graduate students are doing--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Alex Gaeta, Columbia Univ., USA, is working on getting nonlinear optics down to its single photon level among other things--OSA Stories

Chrysantha Preza shares how working on a computational imaging project led her to study optics--OSA

Chrysantha Preza, Univ. of Memphis, USA, discovered that she wanted to work in optics as a graduate student--OSA Stories

Ayan Chakrabarty talks about the excitement of building an instrument that has never been seen before--OSA Stories

Ayan Chakrabarty, Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech, USA, is working on building an instrument that has the potential to unlock some of the mysteries of the universe--OSA Stories

Byoungho Lee talks about the work he is doing in plasmotics and 3D display--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, S. Korea, discusses his work in high quality interactive 3D displays--OSA Stories

Cristina Canaves reflects back on when she decided to pursue optics--OSA Stories

Cristina Canaves, Univ. of Rochester, USA, talks about getting into fiber optics--OSA Stories

2017 OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences - Plenary Presenter Dr. Laura Waller

Plenary wrap up with Dr. Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley. Computational Microscopy for High-Throughput Science

Dario Polli shares how a class with Prof. Svelto inspired him to pursue his current career--OSA Stories

Dario Polli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, credits OSA Fellow Prof. Orazio Svelto with inspiring him to pursue a career in optics--OSA Stories

Bill Munro talks about changing the rules--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow William Munro, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan, shares what excites him about working in the industry--OSA Stories

Changxu Liu talks about the work his university is doing on water desalination--OSA Stories

Changxu Liu, King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia, shares how applied optics help create a low cost, high efficiency water desalination--OSA Stories

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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.

JIm Kafka reflects back on joing OSA as a student and how a visit to OSA led to a friendship with Jarus Quinn--OSA Stories

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.