OSA Incubator Meetings

OSA Incubator

OSA incubator meeting logo OSA recently initiated this new form of meeting to provide unique and focused experiences, allowing researchers, engineers and business leaders of niche fields a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss advances, challenges and opportunities regarding their research.

OSA Incubators:

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  • Target emerging topics and fields that do not have the critical mass needed to support an OSA topical meeting structure.
  • Function to further the interest and support of promising topic areas, assessing the broader implications of the topic for future research and application.
  • Explore possibilities for greater inclusion and propagation of the topic into peer-reviewed topical meeting and/or congresses or conferences.
  • Encourage extensive formal and informal discussion while establishing a sense of community among participants.
  • Offer a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication – publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.

Propose a New Incubator
OSA continuously strives to expand the incubator program to examine new and burgeoning topics. Please use this form to propose an Incubator you would be interested in hosting or a topic area you would recommend OSA explore.

2014 Incubators

Low Level Light Therapy: The Path Forward, 20-22 August 2014

20-22 August 2014
OSA Headquarters Washington, DC, USA


Juanita Anders, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States
Praveen Arany, National Institutes of Health, United States
James Carroll, THOR Photomedicine Ltd, United States
Michael R. Hamblin, Harvard Medical School, United States
Donald E. Patthoff, DDS, United States

OSA Incubator on Nanophotonic Devices: Beyond Classical Limits

14-16 May 2014
OSA Headquarters • 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW • Washington, DC, USA


Volker J. Sorger, The George Washington University, United States
Pablo A. Postigo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Jung Park, Intel Corporation, United States
Fengnian Xia, Yale University, United States


OSA Incubator Implications of Compressive Sensing Concepts to Imaging Systems

9-11 April 2014
OSA Headquarters Washington, DC, USA

Ravi Athale, Office of Naval Research, United States
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin, United States
Joe Mait, Army Research Laboratory, United States
Mark Neifeld, University of Arizona, United States

OSA Incubator Topological Order with Photons

2-4 April 2014
OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Hosted By:
Mohammad Hafezi, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Steven Girvin, Yale University, United States
Karyn Le Hur, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Jacob Taylor, National Institute of Standards & Technology, United States

OSA Incubator Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media

5-7 March 2014
OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Hosted by:
Thomas Bifano, Boston University, United States
Sylvain Gigan, Institut Langevin, France
Jerome Mertz, Boston University, United States
Allard Mosk, University of Twente, Netherlands

View past incubator meetings.