Upcoming Events

Upcoming OSA Technical Group Events

Frontiers in Optics

16 - 20 September 2018 at the Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, USA


OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group "Birds of a Feather" Networking Lunch

Date: Monday, 17 September, 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Fairchild West
 
Join the OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group for a guided networking session during lunch on Monday. In addition to learning more about this technical group, you will have a chance to connect with your fellow attendees who share an interest in the same topics as you, such as lasers in ophthalmology, tissue imaging, spectroscopic tools and methods, and light-tissue interactions. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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OSA Quantum Computing and Communication Technical Group Networking Lunch

Date: Monday, 17 September, 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Fairchild East
 
Members of the Quantum Computing and Communication Technical Group are invited to join us for a networking lunch on Monday. The event will provide an opportunity to connect with fellow attendees who share an interest in this field, learn more about this technical group, and provide your input on future technical group activities. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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OSA Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group Knowledge Café

Date: Monday, 17 September, 16:00 – 17:30
Location: International Ballroom West
 
Do you have questions about optical fabrication and optics testing? Join the OSA Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group at our Knowledge Café on Monday afternoon for a drink and a chance to seek out the answers to your questions in an informal atmosphere. Our knowledgeable “bartenders”, experts in their own fields, will be available to answer your questions and discuss issues related to the group’s areas of interest. Please RSVP to let us know you will be joining us in the café.

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OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group Tutorial on Metalens Design and Simulation

Date: Monday, 17 September, 16:00-18:00
Location: Lincoln West
 
Join the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group for a tutorial on metalens design and simulation on Monday afternoon. This tutorial, aimed at students and new researchers, will focus on hands-on skills. Dr. Wei Ting Chen from Harvard University will provide an introduction to metalenses followed by a tutorial on how to simulate the phase of different nanostructures and a real-time simulation demo of metalenses. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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Finishing Touches: A Tutorial in Blender for Cover Art and Figures

Date: Monday, 17 September 16:00 – 18:00
Location: Jefferson West
 
Join the OSA Optical Materials Studies Technical Group for an opportunity to learn more about putting Blender, a free graphics software, to use to enhance your papers and presentations. Nathaniel Kinsey of Virginia Commonwealth University will take attendees through a live demonstration on the basics of how to use Blender to create scientific figures and cover art as well as more advanced topics related to creating images for optics, such as making laser beams, adding focal blur, creating realistic optical materials, and merging real photo images with CGI images. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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OSA Polarization Technical Group Rapid-Fire Presentations & Networking Event

Date: Monday, 17 September, 18:00 – 19:00
Location: International Ballroom West
 
Join the OSA Polarization Technical Group for a networking event on Monday evening that will highlight the research being done in this topic area by students and early career professionals. Our event will be an opportunity to hear rapid-fire presentations of the work they will present during Frontier in Optics while networking with your colleagues over refreshments. Attendees can then visit the presenters’ posters during the conference poster sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday to learn more about their research and also to cast their vote for the Best Polarization Presentation. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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New Trends in Fiber Optics Research Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, 19 September, 18:30 – 19:30
Location: Cabinet Room

What will be the new applications driving Fiber Optics research in the following decade? How is the Quantum era impacting Fiber Optics research? Come join the OSA Fiber Optics Technical Group for a panel discussion and networking event on Wednesday evening addressing these questions. Panelists with a diverse research background ranging from quantum-related fiber research to telecommunications will share their views on the future of fiber optics research. Our panelists include Dr. Joel Carpenter, The University of Queensland, Virginia Lorenz, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign, and Gregory Jasion, University of Southampton. The discussion will be an opportunity for students, early career professionals and researchers to hear about the most interesting trends in the field, and network with colleagues over refreshments in a relaxed environment. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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