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OSA Fellow Vasudevan Lakshminararyanan, University of Waterloo, Canada, works across a wide variety of disciplines--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Charles Falco, University of Arizona, USA, uses his optics knowledge to work in the history of science and the history of art--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Jay Eastman, Optel, Inc. reflects on how making riflescopes as a teenager, hearing an optical engineer's salary in the 70s and wanting to start his own business led him down the path to work in optics.--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Steve Burns, Indiana University, USA, shares the story of going from working in color vision to imaging of the back of the eye--OSA Stories
2014 OSA President and OSA Fellow Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford University, USA, talks about pushing the limits into short time scales--OSA Stories
OSA 2009 President and OSA Fellow Thomas Baer, Stanford University, USA, talks about the possibilities that optics offered was the reason he pursued a career in optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Henry Van Driel, University of Toronto, Canada, doesn't work in any sub field for more than a few years, try to make a contribution and them move to something new--OSA Stories
Jean-Michel Pelapret, Figulus, USA, enjoys meeting a lot of people and working with diverse applications--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow and OSA Board Member Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, talks about doing theory, experimentation and interpretation when using optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow John Alcock, National Research Council Canada, is retired, but still working on a project that involves a Cesium Fountain Clock--OSA Stories.
2016 OSA Ambassador, Giovanni Volpe, Bilkent Universitesi, Turkey, shares the excitement he feels in being able to use optics-enabled technology like optical tweezers to explore the next frontiers in physics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Peter de Groot, Zygo Corporation, USA, shares that that the secret to his work is "reading the old books" and using what's available in the marketplace to realize what people knew before but is now possible--OSA Stories
Paul Ballentine, University of Rochester, USA, shares how he wants to help the Rochester optics and photonics community grow--OSA Stories
Nikola Alic, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA, shares how the broad coverage of many scientific fields was what attracted him to optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Niek van Hulst, ICFO--The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, believes that OSA is the global optics society to belong to--OSA Stories
Mitchell Cox, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, thinks telecommunications is optics and photonics biggest contribution to society--OSA Stories
Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, talks about the first OSA conference he attended and some of his experiences as a member--OSA Stories
Justice Archer, Inst. of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, thinks that one of the greatest revolutions that has come from optics is the advancement of communications--OSA Stories
Jan Tarka, WROC, Poland, talks about quantum computers and the future--OSA Stories
Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).
2008 OSA President and OSA Fellow Rod Alferness, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA, shares his story about having his first paper published after he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
OSA Sr. Member Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook, USA talks about how she started out studying quantum physics.
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 Fellow Liang Dong, Clemson University, USA, talks about switching career paths when he was getting his Masters Degree--OSA Stories