Short Courses

OSA Short Courses cover a broad range of topic areas at a variety of educational levels (introductory to advanced). The courses are taught by highly regarded industry experts in a variety of specialties. Some courses are offered in a traditional lecture format, and others offer students the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations.

Short Courses are an excellent opportunity to learn about new products, cutting-edge technology and vital information at the forefront of your field.  They are designed to increase your knowledge of a specific subject while offering you the experience of knowledgeable teachers.

OSA Short Courses are offered during the following conferences and topical meetings. Go to each specific conference website for course offerings, registration fees, and special discounts/programs for members and students. To receive a Certificate of Attendance for a previously attended Short Course, please email with your name, the course name, conference name, and year.

Conference Date Location
OFC 9-13 March 2014 San Francisco, CA, USA
CLEO 8-13 June 2014 San Jose, CA, USA
Classical Optics 22-26 June 2014 Kohala Coast, HI, USA
Advanced Solid-State
16-21 November 2014 Shanghai, China