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Motivating to Pursue Your Dreams

Professor Kishan Dholakia’s visit was really a great experience for the students of International School of Photonics. His lectures were really informative and impressive speaking on the scale of his presentation skills. There were three illuminating lectures, each of them being interesting in its own ways as the titles: 1. Lights, Camera, Action: Optics in Healthcare, 2. Shaped...

Added: 12 Apr 2016


Husband and Wife Team

On the 25th of January 2016, the Technion OSA chapter hosted Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Keptyn, ultrafast science pioneers and it was a huge success and all thanks to the Traveling Lecturer Program. In her talk, Margaret started with a broad overview of ultrafast science. For those unfamiliar with this large (but still growing) field, it was an excellent introduction to...

Added: 12 Apr 2016


An Impactful Experience

It was a great pleasure for the Oxford OSA student chapter to host Professor Sanders. He was a most experienced OSA ambassador, open to engaging with all of our chapter members as well as other students from the Department and very keen to support the activities of our society. We have been a chapter for 3 years and are still trying to find ways to increase our membership base and expand our...

Added: 12 Apr 2016


Discussing Thin Films

We invited Dr. George Atanasoff who is a recognized professional in the field of Optical Engineering and a member of Optical Society of America for over 20 years. Dr. Atanasoff started his career as university professor in Physics. Later he gradually transitioned his career into the industry, managing large industrial R&D departments and federal programs for variety of applications, such as...

Added: 12 Apr 2016


Recruiting the Future

During the first week of the Spring Semester, OSA UANL Student Chapter organized an Invitational Session on the UANL Physics building main Hall. Officers and Student members offered an attractive talk about the experience, benefits and responsibilities of being an OSA member in order to invite graduate and undergraduate students to join the OSA UANL Student Chapter as an OSA Student member...

Added: 08 Apr 2016


Learning From Our Peer

The lecture started with an introduction from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation OSA chapter president, Vasily Kazakov. He talked about the research group from the department of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Communications and their outreach activities. Then he gave the floor to Arseny Zhdanov, PhD student of University of South Florida, who started his...

Added: 01 Apr 2016


Sharing My Experience With Others

Amazed from the flow of students on bicycle and the majesty of Thermotechnical Institute immerse into the Arenberg park … this was the start of the marvelous experience as a Traveling Lecturer at OSA/SPIE Student Chapter at KU Leuven. The Symposium started with a lecture from Professor Chris Van Haesendonck on Introduction to Optics. The explanation of the physics through words and...

Added: 25 Mar 2016


OIDA Workshop on Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging

Progress continues on the design and clean room fabrication of integrated photonics, and companies have commercialized products based on integrated photonics on both the InP and silicon platforms.  There is growing awareness that the chip fabrication is less of a barrier to commercialization, and attention is increasingly turning to the cost of the overall package. This cost includes the...

Added: 20 Mar 2016


Enrich Your Understanding of Science & the Light

After long-term exploration and unremitting efforts, we have built cooperation with the local school, Hangzhou Changhe High School. In order to expand our chapter's influence and bring benefits to more students, this year, we established contact with two new partners, Chaoshan Central Primary School and local Youth Homes. During these activities, we taught the students some knowledge of...

Added: 16 Mar 2016


OSA Optical Computing Incubator: Day 2

To begin with, Dr. Zeb Barber, from Montana State University – Spectrum Lab, gave a talk about high bandwidth Spatial-Spectral Holographic (SSH) Processing for selection and filtering. The SSH technology is based on cryogenic rare earth spectral hole-burning materials and has long promised high bandwidth and high time-bandwidth signal processing capabilities.  After that, Dr. Jason...

Added: 11 Dec 2015