About CIOMP and OSA

Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP)
The Optical Society (OSA)

About the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP)

Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS ) was founded in 1952. Led by a group of scientists represented by Wang Daheng and Xu Xurong, CIOMP has created more than 10 of the "Firsts in China" such as the first ruby laser and the first large theodolite. More than 1700 research projects have been completed, among which 450 projects have been awarded the Special Prize of the National Science and Technology Advancement. As for its great contributions to China’s science and technology development, economic construction and social progress, CIOMP had been honored as "The Cradle of China’s Optics".

CIOMPAiming at the innovation of high-tech and knowledge, CIOMP is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institute. It is engaged in fundamental, applied fundamental,engineering technology and high-tech industrialization research. Covering the main disciplines of luminescence, applied optics, optical engineering, precision mechanics and instruments, CIOMP has 13 research departments, laboratories and centers, including the State Key Laboratory of Applied Optics, National Engineering Research Center for Diffraction Gratings Manufacturing and Application, the National Supervision and Test Center for Optics Mechanics Quality and the Key Laboratory of Excited State Processes, CAS. There are 1832 staff members in CIOMP, including 4 members of CAS or CAE, 179 research professors and 313 associate research professors. Being one of the core bases for doctoral education in CAS, CIOMP has 3 postdoctoral research stations, 6 centers for doctoral degree studies, 8 centers for master degree studies and its total enrollment of graduate students/postdoctoral research fellows and visiting professors is 965 and 44 respectively.

CIOMP has always attached importance to the academic exchange and cooperation with international science and technology communities. CIOMP has established an extensive scientific cooperation and exchange relationship with more than 30 countries by hosting international conferences, exchanging visiting scholars and participating in co-projects, etc. This gives effective support to increase the capacity of competition in research and to cultivate the best professionals in the industry.

Now with its 1km x 2km total area, optimal structure, advanced functional facilities and beautiful environment, Changchun OE Industry Park has set the standard for middle level industrialized countries. It is becoming the base of scientific research, product development and professional training in optoelectronics field in China.


About The Optical Society

OSAFounded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. The Optical Society brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, and business leaders. OSA's membership totals 16,000 individuals from 100 countries. Approximately 51% of the Society's members reside outside the United States.

OSA employs a staff of 125, headquartered near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC Led by the Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth A. Rogan, the staff supports the activities of the Society which include the publication of peer-reviewed journals and books, the sponsorship of scientific meetings and exhibits, public policy initiatives, and programs for student members, OSA Local Sections and OSA Corporate Associates.