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.

Light the Future: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, hosted the first Light the Future speaker series of the year. The theme of his talk was "The Collaboration and Teamwork of Today’s Great Innovators."

Percival Almoro talks about starting an optics and photonics community in the Philippines--OSA Stories

OSA Sr. Member Percival Almoro, Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman, on the wide range of disciplines that light cuts across.

Kristina Irsch credits her mentor Josef Bille with helping her "see the light"--OSA Stories

Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University, USA, started out studying psychology, but a class on biomedical optics taught by Josef Bille changed everything.

Turan Erdogan talks about how he enjoys working with his team to help customers solve hard problems--OSA Stories

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.

Kimmy Cushman talks about the need for diversity in science--OSA Stories

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.

Govind Agrawal was first inspired to get into optics by a class taught by Emil Wolf--OSA Stories

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.

Ursula Gibson on her work in semiconductor core optical fibers--OSA Stories

OSA Vice President Ursula Gibson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, talks about the tremendous possibilities that semiconductor core optical fibers offer.

Amit Ashok started out studying radio frenquency before moving into optics--OSA Stories

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.

Hiroshi Amano on the applications of Wide-Bandgap Semiconducter materials--OSA Stories

Nobel Laureate Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, on trying to commercialize the devices tied to Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor materials.

Adam Summers shares his experiences as an OSA member--OSA Stories

Adam Summers, Kansas State University, OSA, talks about the benefits he's gotten from his OSA membership.

Sevena Allen's current work involves looking at Native American artifacts--OSA Stories

OSA Student Member, Sevena Allen, Northern Arizona University, USA, work uses fringe projection to look at things.

Joshua Burrow enjoys the art of problem solving in his work--OSA Stories

OSA Student member Joshua Burrow, University of Dayton, USA, likes engineering new things on the spot to problem solve.

Aline Dinkelaker talks about the work she is doing in microgravity--OSA Stories

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."

Maria Yzuel discusses why she liked being a Ph.D. supervisor--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Maria Yzuel, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, enjoyed learning new things along with the students she supervised who were Ph.D. candidates.

Pierre Chavel became interested in optics as a young student asking questions about light--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Pierre Chavel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut d’Optique, France, first became fascinated with optics in high school.

Michael Bass talks about his work on the optical properties of manmade diamonds--OSA Stories

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 shares how being an OSA member helps educate others about optics--OSA Stories

Sandhra-Mirella Valdma, University of Tartu, Estonia, discusses what OSA membership means to her.

Kate Bechtel discusses her work at an contract R & D company--OSA Stories

Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, USA, discusses her work of taking early stage concepts all the way through to productization.

Prem Kumar tells the story of how he first discovered lasers--OSA Stories

OSA Fellow Prem Kumar, Northwestern University, USA, shares the story of the path that led him to get hooked on lasers.

Siham Refki discusses her work in plasmonics--OSA Stories

OSA Student Member Siham Refki, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, discusses her work in plasmonics.

Most Popular Videos

OFC Plenary Session 2016

Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).

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.

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.

OFC 2016 Exhibitor - Vikas Manan, Macom

OFC 2016 Exhibitor - Vikas Manan

No More Blind Spots: Researchers Design New Sideview Mirror

Progressive optics for side mirrors ends automobile blind spots without distorting view. Credit: Optics Letters.