OSA History

2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society. Leading up to this very special milestone, the Society launched an OSA History archive, an online repository showcasing the remarkable scientific achievements and people who have changed the world by advancing the science of light.

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Video Title/Description
OFC 2013 Tingye Li Memorial Video

This special video commemorates the life of Tingye Li whose career spanned the entire history of modern optical telecommunications.

Interview with Chris Dainty, February 2014 (Part 1 of 2)

Interview with Past President Chris Dainty. Conducted by Adrian Kinnane in Washington, DC, USA, February 2014 (Part 1 of 2).


Full Transcript (pdf): Chris Dainty

Interview with Chris Dainty, February 2014 (Part 2 of 2)

Interview with Past President Chris Dainty. Conducted by Adrian Kinnane in Washington, DC, USA, February 2014 (Part 2 of 2).


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Interview with Robert Shannon, May 2008

Interview with Past President Robert Shannon. Conducted by Lee Sullivan in Tucson, AZ, USA, May 2008.


Full Transcript (pdf): Robert Shannon

Interview with William Wolfe, May 2008

Interview with OSA Fellow William Wolfe. Conducted by Lee Sullivan in Tucson, AZ, USA, May 2008.


Full Transcript (pdf): William Wolfe

Interview with Viktor Evtuhov, March 2010 (Part 2 of 2)

Interiew with OSA Fellow Viktor Evtuhov. Conducted by Adrian Kinnane in San Diego, CA, USA, March 2010 (Part 2 of 2).


Full Transcript (pdf): Viktor Evtuhov

Interview with Viktor Evtuhov, March 2010 (Part 1 of 2)

Interview with OSA Fellow Viktor Evtuhov. Conducted by Adrian Kinnane in San Diego, CA, USA, March 2010 (Part 1 of 2).


Full Tanscript (pdf): Viktor Evtuhov

Interview with John Howard, July 2008 (Part 2 of 2)

Interview with Past President John Howard. Conducted by Lee Sullivan in Boston, MA, USA, July 2008. (Part 2 of 2)


Full transcript (pdf): John Howard

Interview with John Howard, July 2008 (Part 1 of 2)

Interview with Past President John Howard. Conducted by Lee Sullivan in Boston, MA, USA, July 2008. (Part 1 of 2)


Full transcript (pdf): John Howard

Interview with Anthony DeMaria, May 2008 (Part 3 of 3)

Interview with Past President Anthony DeMaria. Conducted by Paul Kelley in Rochester, NY, USA, May 2008 (Part 3 of 3).


Full Transcript: Anthony DeMaria (pdf)

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