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Brian Monacelli, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, USA, talks about a coach stepping in to restart his high school's physics dept. played a role in sparking his interest in optics--OSA Stories
Nobel Laureate and OSA Honorary Member John Mather, NASA Goddard Flight Center, USA, remembers loving astronomy when he was young and how that developed into a career in optics--OSA Stories
Amit Ashok, University of Arizona, USA, recalls how moving from RADAR frequency to optics--OSA Stories
Sebastian Hofferberth, University of Stuttgart, Germany, likes combining the new with the old--OSA Stories
Benjamin Perez-Garcia, Techologico de Monterrey, Mexico, shares how he looks forward to seeing the work he's doing in the lab make its way into real life applications--OSA Stories
Sarah Lau, University of Queensland, Australia, credits her supervisor, Prof. Andrew White, with inspiring her to stay curious about optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Clint Schow, Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, shares his experience volunteering to organize OFC--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA, talks about coming from a family of physicists--OSA Stories
2017 OSA Ambassador Rim Cherif, University of Carthage, Tunisia, shares how being an OSA member has given her many opportunities to advance her career--OSA Stories
James Van Howe, Augustana College, USA, shares the collaborative efforts he and colleagues he met through OSA are doing--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Takunori Taira, Inst. for Molecular Science, Japan, talks about taking active socket radio waves and wavelengths, and making them shorter until they are in the right wavelength--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Bob Jopson, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA, enjoys discovering new physics when trying to find a solution for a problem--OSA Stories
Changhe Zhou, Shanghai Inst. of Optics & Fine Mechanics, China,
shares the fun of working in optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Fred Heismann, IPG Photonics Corp., USA, talks about OSA's conferences and publications--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Clint Schow, Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, credits Joe Campbell with getting him interested in optics--OSA Stories
OSA Fellow Fred Heismann, IPG Photonics Corp., USA, likes how fiber optics is the combination of electronics, and optics, and now more and more signal processing--OSA Stories
2017 OSA Ambassador Yoshitomo Okawachi Columbia University, USA, shares how working with a technology like lasers is what makes optics such an exciting and worthwhile field--OSA Stories
Victor Zadkov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, describes how discovering something new is like climbing a mountain--OSA Stories
OSA Ambassador Rim Cherif, University of Carthage, Tunisia, was fascinated with optical communications as an engineering student--OSA Stories
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.
Watch OFC presentations from Urs Hölzle, an industrial leader; Meint K. Smit, a research leader; and Mischa Dohler, a visionary speaker linking topics outside OFC’s focus to the conference.
OSA Fellow Michal Lipson, Columbia Univ., USA, talks the exciting possibilities in manipulating physics--OSA Stories