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.

Upcoming Incubators

Check back for additional 2015 Incubators.

OSA Incubator on Photonics in Exascale Computing

12-14 August 2015, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted By
Keren Bergman, Columbia University, USA
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

OSA Incubator on Nonlinear Metamaterials

9-11 September 2015, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted By
Richard Hammond, Army Research Office, USA
Natalia Litchinitser, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

OSA Incubator on Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging:
Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation

16-18 September 2015, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted By
Paul French, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Laura Marcu, University of California, USA
Robert J. Nordstrom, National Institute of Health, USA
Juergen Popp, The Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
Brian Wilson, University Health Network, Canada

OSA Incubator on Adaptive and Structured Illumination

4-6 November 2015, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted By
Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK
Michael Mazilu, University of St. Andrews, UK

View past incubator meetings.