Upcoming Events

Upcoming OSA Technical Group Events

Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) V: Quantum Technologies

4 - 6 April 2019 at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Roma, ITALY

Special Session on National Quantum Initiatives

Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019, 16:15 - 17:15
Location: Aula Magna Rettorato, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome
The Special Session on National Quantum Initiatives will take place during the QIM V conference and will consist of a panel discussion devoted to the presentations of the different national/federal initiatives on quantum technologies. This session will permit to discuss possible synergies as well as to provide a global picture on the worldwide efforts.

Gregory Quarles, OSA Chief Scientist (Session Chair)
Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm, Germany
Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jian-Wei Pan, USTC, China
Ian Walmsley, Imperial College London, UK
Andrew G. White, The University of Queensland, Australia

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OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences

14 - 17 April 2019 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Emerging Biomedical Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Salon G

Join the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group for this special event exploring potential applications for nonlinear optics within the field of biomedical optics. Our speakers will give short five-minute talks on their research, which is at the intersection of nonlinear optics and biomedical engineering, followed by a moderated question and answer session. This technical group event will also provide an opportunity for you to network with others who share an interest in this area.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to let us know. 

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A Celebration of the Nobel Prize Winning Work of Arthur Ashkin

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Salon F
Attendees are invited to join the OSA Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical group as they celebrate the pioneering work of Dr. Arthur Ashkin. The event will bring together members of the optical trapping community to recognize Dr. Ashkin for receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics and to discuss his work in this area. Dr. Gabe Spalding of Illinois Wesleyan University will give a brief presentation reflecting on Ashkin’s work, which will be followed by a networking reception bringing together researchers who share an interest in optical trapping and manipulation.

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5 - 10 May 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA

What's Next in Integrated Optics - Hot Topics at CLEO: 2019

Date: Monday, 6 May 2019, 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Room 230A

Join the OSA Integrated Optics Technical Group for a panel discussion where featured presenters will give their perspective on the exciting research that will be presented at CLEO 2019. These presentations will be followed by a moderated question and answer session, discussing the highlights in integrated optics at the Conference. This event is an excellent opportunity to hear from experts in the field on exciting new areas in integrated optics. Panelists include Michal Lipson, Columbia University; Marko Loncar, Harvard University; and Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to let us know. 

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Lasers for Attosecond 2.0

Date: Monday, 6 May 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Room 230A
Join the OSA Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics Technical Group for a special session on the next generation of laser technology that will support the field of attosecond science in the coming decades. Featured presenters will discuss both current and upcoming technology for the next generation of femtosecond lasers. Following the conclusion of these presentations, attendees are encouraged to network with presenters and technical group leaders.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to let us know. 

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OSA Technical Group Poster Session

Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Grand Ballroom 220C

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, you’ll have a chance to cast your vote for the best poster from each of the four participating technical groups -- Optics for Energy, Integrated Optics, Photonic Metamaterials, and Nanophotonics.

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Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Optics - A Review of CLEO: 2019

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Room 230A

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: 2019. Short presentations from the panelists: Prof. Katia Gallo, KTH Sweden and Prof. Crina Cojocaru, UPC Spain highlighting important themes from the conference will precede a moderated question and answer session. 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 open to OSA Members only. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to let us know.

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