Upcoming Events

Upcoming OSA Technical Group Events

 

CLEO: 2018

13 - 18 May 2018 at The San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA, United States


OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:00 – 13:00
Location: Room 230A, SJCC

Students and recent graduates are invited to join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk on potential career paths during lunch on Monday. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from two recent graduates, one who has pursued a career in industry and one who has pursued a career in academia, who will provide insight into their current research and their career paths. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group 20x20 Talks

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018, 19:00 – 20:30
Location: Room 230A, SJCC
 
This special session hosted by the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group offers a unique platform for individuals to present their research in a creative and concise fashion that differs from the usual oral or poster session. Selected participants will showcase their research in a presentation of 20 images, in which each image is displayed for 20 seconds. Presenters will talk along to the images as the slides advance automatically. Immediately following the presentations, attendees are invited to join the technical group for a small reception where they can network with colleagues over refreshments.

Individuals interested in presenting a 20x20 Talk during this event should submit their 20 slides to the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group executive committee for review by 30 April. Please use this PowerPoint file as a template to create your own 20x20 Talk highlighting your current research.

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OSA Technical Group Poster Session

Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 19:00 – 20:30
Location: Room 230A/B, SJCC
 
Join the OSA Technical Groups for a series of focused poster sessions, bringing together students and colleagues for an opportunity to share their latest research findings and exchange ideas. After listening to the poster presentations and connecting with fellow attendees over refreshments, you’ll have a chance to cast your vote for the best poster from each of the four participating technical groups. Among the technical groups participating this year will be the Optical Material Studies Technical Group, the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group, the Systems and Instrumentation Technical Group and the Environmental Sensing Technical Group.

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OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group Tutorial on Metasurface Design and Simulation

Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:00 – 13:00
Location: Room 230A, SJCC
 
Join the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group for a tutorial on metasurface design and simulation during lunch on Wednesday. This tutorial, aimed at students and new researchers, will focus on hands-on skills. Dr. Wei Ting Chen from Harvard University, with assistance from Alexander Zhu and Yao-Wei Huang, will provide an overview of metasurfaces followed by a tutorial on how to perform the simulation. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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Tour of the National Ignition Facility

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:00 – 16:00
Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
Members of the OSA Systems and Instrumentation Technical Group are invited to join the group’s chair, Dr. Zhi M. Liao, for a tour of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Thursday, 17 May. Transportation will be provided to the facility, where members will have the chance to take an hour and a half long guided tour. This tour is limited to 30 individuals and pre-registration is required for entry to the facility. Please contact tgactivities@osa.org to register for this tour.

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Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Optics – A Review of CLEO: 2018

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Room 230A, SJCC
 
OSA Members are invited to join the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group for a special panel discussion presenting the exciting and hot topics in nonlinear optics that were presented during CLEO: 2018. Short presentations from our panelists highlighting important themes from the conference will be followed by moderated question and answer sessions. Panelist will include Yoshi Okawachi, Columbia University, and William N. Plick, University of Dayton. Following the conclusion of the panel discussion, members are invited to join the technical group for a small reception where they can network with colleagues over refreshments. This technical group event is exclusively for OSA Members; please RSVP to let us know you will be attending.

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Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (VSS 2018)

18 - 23 May 2018 at TradeWinds Island Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL, United States


Eye Tracking in Virtual Reality Workshop

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Jasmine/Palm Room

The ability to incorporate eye tracking into computationally generated contexts presents new opportunities for research into gaze behavior. The aim of this workshop is to provide an understanding of the hardware, data collection process, and algorithms for data analysis. Example data and code will be provided in two both Jupyter notebooks and Matlab (choose your preference). The workshop is suitable for both PIs and graduate students. This hands on workshop is sponsored by The Optical Society’s Vision Technical Group and will be led by Gabriel Diaz, Rochester Institute of Technology, with support from his graduate students Kamran Binaee and Rakshit Kothari.

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16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS16)

17 - 22 June 2018 at the University of Sheffield,United Kingdom


Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The OSA Color Technical Group will be organizing a special session and networking coffee break at the 16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting in June. Sponsored jointly by the OSA Color Technical Group and the Colour Group (GB), the goal of the “Colour Science & Technology” session will be to bring together researchers in colour science working on key advancements in understanding colour vision and designing colour, and facilitate interactions at the interface of research and industry.

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OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

25 - 28 June 2018 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL, United States


Illumicon II

Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Location: To be revealed
 
You are invited to join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon II, an exclusive members-only event. Building on the declarations established at the inaugural Illumicon, which was convened in 2016, attendees will come together to discuss and debate emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Our discussions will also seek input on how the Display Technology Technical Group can further engage the 3D community in the years ahead. Illumicon II attendees will converge over drinks and appetizers at the confidential location. Entrance will be granted to those able to provide the secret Illumicon II event password. RSVP to tgactivities@osa.org to receive the event location and password.

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50th Anniversary of Introduction to Fourier Optics by Joseph Goodman Reception

Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 18:30 – 19:30
Location: Orange/Lemon/Lime

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Introduction to Fourier Optics by  Joseph Goodman, a book that has fundamental influence in the field of optical imaging. To commemorate this, the congress will feature a special series of talks spanning from Fourier optics in the classroom to the evolvement of the field.
Immediately following the conclusion of the talks, attendees are invited to join the Image Sensing and Pattern Recognition Technical Group for a small reception.

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