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John Donegan, Univ. of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland, credits his Ph.D. advisor with inspiring him to pursue a career in optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Byoung Yoon Kim, KAIST, So. Korea, enjoys working in a field where the basic science meets real applications--OSA Stories
OSA Sr. Member Gabriella Bosco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, discusses the changes that are constantly taking place working in optical transmission systems--OSA Stories
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
OSA Fellow Peter Andersen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark, shares the work he is doing in making the world a healthier place--OSA Stories
Watch the OFC 2016 Plenary session, with talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T, USA).
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.