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Charles Townes Remembrance

Nobel laureate Charles Hard Townes, an OSA Fellow and recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal (1996), died on 27 January 2015. The OSA community mourns the passing of Dr. Townes.


In Memoriam: Charles Hard Townes, 1915-2015

OSA Executive Speaker Series 2014 - Dayong Min

OSA Corporate Associates Present: Executive Speaker Series: Mr. Dayong Min, Chairman and President, Huagong Laser Engineering Co., Ltd., China. Interviewed by Bo Gu, President, BOS Photonics

Rising Stars 2014 - Questions and Answers

Susan Houde-Walter, PhD, moderates a panel discussion with Meredith M. Lee, PhD, Nozomi Nishimura, PhD, and Jessie Rosenberg, PhD, as they discuss their experiences as women working in their respective fields in the science of light.


Learn more about the Minorities & Women in OSA progam

CLEO: 2015 Who Should Attend CLEO Short Courses?

Robert Fisher, short course instructor and past CLEO Chair and Craig Arnold, past CLEO Chair provide an overview of the benefits of taking a CLEO Short Course. Insight is also given on what professions might benefit from taking a course.


CLEO: 2015 Short Courses

INC6-1.01 - The Opto-Electronic Physics Which Broke the Efficiency Record in Solar Cells

Presented By: E. Yablanovitch, University of California at Berkeley, USA; Presented: OSA Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion, November 2014, Washington, DC, USA


Learn more about OSA Incubator Meetings

Charles Townes Remembrance

Nobel laureate Charles Hard Townes, an OSA Fellow and recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal (1996), died on 27 January 2015. The OSA community mourns the passing of Dr. Townes.

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.

Photocatalytic reactor in Action

This video shows the photocatalytic reactor in action. Water flows onto the zinc oxide-coated disk, which is illuminated with UV light. (Credit: Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University)

JDSU - The World Depends on Optics

JDSU, the 2014 OSA Enabled by Optics winner, has developed an innovative light source used in 3D sensing technology, which enables interactions with devices naturally using bodies, gestures, eyes or voice.

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.