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OFC 2016: The Plenary Program

Chris Doerr and Kathy Tse, OFC General Chairs, discuss the OFC plenary lineup. It's developed with the conference’s diverse audience in mind: presenters represent architecture, components, and applications. There’s something for everyone.

OFC 2016: The Program

Martin Birk and Xiang Liu, OFC Program Chairs, talk about what they’re looking forward to at OFC this year. Both agree that the breadth and depth of the conference complements and supports the diversity of its attendees. It's all here at OFC.

OFC 2016: Don't Miss It

OFC General Chairs and Program Chairs have a long history of consistent attendance at OFC. What keeps them coming back each year? The conference keeps changing because the industry keeps evolving. Hear why you shouldn’t miss coming to OFC 2016.

OFC 2016: Xiang Liu, Program Chair

Xiang Liu, OFC Program Chair, invites you to attend OFC 2016--the premier optics conference in the world.

Adam Wax

Adam Wax, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, discusses what inspires his work within the field of Biomedical Optics.

Amber L. Young

Amber L. Young, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, USA, shares how her love of optics allows her to support national security and be a teacher to a future generation of scientists.

Amy Eskilson

OSA Board Member Amy Eskilson, president and CEO of Inrad Optics, USA, talks about the excitement she feels being so close to a gold mine of scientific discoveries.

Anthony Johnson

2002 OSA President and OSA Fellow Anthony M. Johnson, City College of New York, USA, reflects on his early career beginnings at Bell Laboratories and the opportunity to work with infrared optics.

Audrey Ellerbee Bowden

2007-2008 OSA/SPIE Congressional Fellow Audrey Ellerbee Bowden, Stanford University, USA, shares how an opportunity to touch a laser motivated her to take an inspiring dive into the field of optics.

Dana Kraliceh

Dana Kralicek, University of Arizona, USA, explains just how ‘weird’ indium islands can get on a semiconductor at the Quantum NanoOptics of Semiconductors Group.

Eric Betzig

Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, muses over the beauty of light, lasers and Maxwell’s equations.

Kishan Dholakia

OSA Fellow Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK, explains why this is the ‘century of the brain’ and how optics can help move the world one-step closer to understanding its mysteries.

Nicholas Wong

Nicholas Wong, University of Southampton, UK, talks about photonics and its impression on the 21st century.

Susan Houde-Walter

2005 OSA President and OSA Fellow Susan N. Houde-Walter, CEO of LaserMax, USA, reflects on her unusual start in optics and how a hologram inspired her to leave her career in the arts for a career in optics.

2015 Student Leadership Conference - Chapter Management Tools and Resources

2015 SLC - Chapter Management Tools and Resources

2015 Student Leadership Conference - "The Future is Light and Bright" OSA Industry Council Chair-Elect Hans-Juergen Schmidtke

2015 SLC - "The Future is Light and Bright" OSA Industry Council Chair-Elect Hans-Juergen Schmidtke.

2015 Student Leadership Conference - Student Chapter Excellence Prize Panel

2015 SLC - Student Chapter Excellence Prize Panel

2015 Student Leadership Conference - "Illuminating Your Career Path" A Panel Discussion With Hiring Experts

2015 SLC - "Illuminating Your Career Path" A Panel Discussion With Hiring Experts.

2015 Student Leadership Conference - Welcome Remarks from OSA President Philip Russell

2015 SLC - Welcome Remarks from OSA President Philip Russell.

Light for a Better World: A Celebration of U.S. Innovation - Opening Remarks

Dr. France Cordova, Director of the National Science Foundation, welcomes attendees to the Light for a Better World IYL 2015 event.

OFC 2016: Don't Miss It

OFC General Chairs and Program Chairs have a long history of consistent attendance at OFC. What keeps them coming back each year? The conference keeps changing because the industry keeps evolving. Hear why you shouldn’t miss coming to OFC 2016.

OFC 2016: The Program

Martin Birk and Xiang Liu, OFC Program Chairs, talk about what they’re looking forward to at OFC this year. Both agree that the breadth and depth of the conference complements and supports the diversity of its attendees. It's all here at OFC.

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.

Adam Wax

Adam Wax, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, discusses what inspires his work within the field of Biomedical Optics.

OFC 2016: The Plenary Program

Chris Doerr and Kathy Tse, OFC General Chairs, discuss the OFC plenary lineup. It's developed with the conference’s diverse audience in mind: presenters represent architecture, components, and applications. There’s something for everyone.