Video Library

Video Library

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.

Jacquiline Romero became interested in optics in high school--OSA Stories

Jacquiline Romero, Univ.. of Queensland, Australia, shares the small moments of discovery as a youth that made her want to study optics--OSA Stories

Michael Mielke shares the moment when he knew he wanted to work in optics--OSA Stories

OSA Senior Member Michael Mielke, TRUMPF Inc., USA, was finishing up his undergraduate work when telecommunications and fiber optics were coming into focus--OSA Stories

Bedros Afeyan talks about the work he is doing in laser plasma interaction--OSA Stories

Bedros Afeyan, Polymath Research, Inc., USA, shares the work he is doing in laser fusion--OSA Stories

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop shares why she finds working in optics so exciting--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia, likes how wide ranging optics is--OSA Stories

Dan Mittleman shares his work in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Dan Mittleman, Brown University, USA, talks about how he became interested in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy--OSA Stories

Bojan Resan shares his excitement about working with ultrafast lasers--OSA Stories

OSA Senior Member Bojan Resan, University of Applied Sciences FHNW, Switzerland, talks about working with ultrafast lasers--OSA Stories

Ann Roberts talks about what OSA means to her--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Ann Roberts, University of Melbourne, Australia, shares her thoughts on OSA's as an international organization--OSA Stories

Brennan Pursley recalls learning about "the power of spectroscopy"--OSA Stories

Brennan Pursley, Naval Research Laboratory, USA, was working for Dmitri Basov at the Univ. of Calif., San Diego, when he first realized all that spectroscopy can do--OSA Stories

Christian Reimer shares the unique opportunies he has working at INRS-EMT--OSA Stories

Christian Reimer, INRS-EMT, Canada, talks about what he likes most about the institute where he works--OSA Stories

Alan Petersen likes working with items that can fit on a tabletop--OSA Stories

Alan Petersen, Spectra-Physics, USA, shares the variety of work he has done over the years and why he enjoys it--OSA Stories

Stephen Aro shares the value he gets from OSA's journals and meetings--OSA Stories

Stephen Aro, Pennsylvania State University, USA, talks about how important reading OSA's journals and attending OSA's meetings are to him--OSA Stories

Dennis Killinger recalls how his advisor John Ward helped him with his career path--OSA Optics

OSA Fellow Dennis Killinger, Univ. of South Florida, USA, shares how one of the pioneers in nonlinear optics first got him thinking about working in lasers and optics--OSA Stories

Carlos Hernandez-Garcia talks about the magic of light--OSA Stories

Carlos Hernandez-Garcia, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, has always had a love of light, but became interested in optics as an undergraduate--OSA Stories

Brendan Kennedy talks about transitioning to biophotonics--OSA Stories

Brendan Kennedy, Univ. of Western Australia, Australia, shares how he moved from telecommunications to biophotonics--OSA Stories

Christine Cordeiro started out as a communications major--OSA Stories

Christine Cordeiro, Stanford University, USA, talks about the three people who have inspired her to pursue optics--OSA Stories

Steven Chu shares his thoughts on science--OSA Stories

Nobel Laureate and OSA Honorary Member Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA, talks about the collaborative effort of working in science--OSA Stories

John Ballato shares what OSA means to him--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow John Ballato, Clemson University, USA, talks about all of the reasons why OSA is important to him--OSA Stories

David Welford talks about the variety of work he's doing--OSA Stories

David Welford, Endeavour Laser Technologies, Inc., USA, discusses why working with lasers is so exciting--OSA Stories

Byoung Yoon Kim shares why he decided to pursue optics--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Byoung Yoon Kim, KAIST, So. Korea, credits the laboratory he was in during graduate school for helping him to decide to pursue optics--OSA Stories