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Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University, USA, started out studying psychology, but a class on biomedical optics taught by Josef Bille changed everything.
OSA Fellow Turan Erdogan, IDEX Optics and Photonics, USA, shares his passion for helping customers by developing an optical lens assembly or optical system that solves problems they are having.
OSA Student Member Kimmy Cushman, SUNY Oneonta, USA, shares her perspective on why diversity is important in not only optics and photonics, but in science in general.
OSA Fellow Govind Agrawal, University of Rochester, USA, shares the story of how a class taught at IIT Delhi by OSA Honorary Member and 1978 President Emil Wolf led him down the path to study optics.
OSA Vice President Ursula Gibson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, talks about the tremendous possibilities that semiconductor core optical fibers offer.
OSA Sr. Member Percival Almoro, Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman, on the wide range of disciplines that light cuts across.
Amit Ashok, University of Arizona, USA, talks about the natural transition he made from studying radio frequency as a graduate student in South Africa to his work in optics.
Nobel Laureate Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, on trying to commercialize the devices tied to Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor materials.
Adam Summers, Kansas State University, OSA, talks about the benefits he's gotten from his OSA membership.
OSA Student Member, Sevena Allen, Northern Arizona University, USA, work uses fringe projection to look at things.
OSA Student member Joshua Burrow, University of Dayton, USA, likes engineering new things on the spot to problem solve.
OSA Ambassador Aline Dinkelaker, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany, on "using light as a tool to achieve what we want in the broad context of general relativity and gravitational research."
OSA Fellow Maria Yzuel, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, enjoyed learning new things along with the students she supervised who were Ph.D. candidates.
OSA Fellow Pierre Chavel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut d’Optique, France, first became fascinated with optics in high school.
OSA Fellow, Michael Bass, University of Central Florida, USA, discusses the work he's doing on the optical properties of manmade diamonds.
Sandhra-Mirella Valdma, University of Tartu, Estonia, discusses what OSA membership means to her.
Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, USA, discusses her work of taking early stage concepts all the way through to productization.
OSA Fellow Prem Kumar, Northwestern University, USA, shares the story of the path that led him to get hooked on lasers.
OSA Student Member Siham Refki, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, discusses her work in plasmonics.
2016 OSA Ambassador Chad Husko, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, enjoys working in a place were you can walk down the hall and see new materials being developed and then bring them back to optics.
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.
Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).
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.
The track of a single sperm cell with a bent tail, in two dimensions (left) and three dimensions (right). Credit: Biomedical Optics Express.
Dennis Gardner, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, shares his passion for microscopy.