13 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
02 July 2020

This OSA Meeting will be held as scheduled in an all-virtual, web conference format. The OSA Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Waveguides and Materials Topical Meeting (BGPP) will not convene this year.

Technical sessions will be presented live from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. There will be no cost for attendees to participate. Speakers presenting a contributed oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 presentation fee. [Register for access.]

Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA)

Image Credit: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University


Addresses new, cutting-edge research in optical materials and applications spanning the transmission spectrum from UV through terahertz.

NOMA is intended as a comprehensive conference that encompasses all types of materials with applications to optical technologies. Emphasis will be on advances in design and synthesis of optical materials for applications including imaging systems, lasers, nanoscale devices, optical waveguides and fibers, detectors, sensors, quantum photonics, and any other new and emerging applications.

New this year:

  1. A joint NOMA/PVLED symposium will focus on advances in perovskite materials for application in photovoltaics, light emission, and photodetectors
  2. We will host a workshop entitled “An Interactive Tutorial on Optimization and Machine Learning for Nanophotonics.”

View the topic categories.

Committee Members

  • Ishwar Aggarwal, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United StatesChair
  • Lynda Busse, US Naval Research Laboratory, United StatesChair
  • Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Woei Ming Lee, Australian National University, AustraliaProgram Chair
  • Andrea Armani, USC
  • Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
  • Jonathan Fan, Stanford University, United States
  • Stephen Foulger, Clemson University, United States
  • Alon Gorodetsky, University of California Irvine, United States
  • Shekhar Guha, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
  • Christian Haffner, ETH Zurich/ NIST, United States
  • Roman Holovchak, Austin Peay State University, United States
  • Jonathan Hu, Baylor University, United States
  • Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Garo Khanarian, Consultant, United States
  • Ho Wai Lee, Baylor University, United States
  • Yongmin Liu, Northeastern University, United States
  • Yu-Jung Lu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, United States
  • Feng Miao, Nanjing University
  • Jason Myers, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Sedat Nizamoglu, Koc Universitesi, Turkey
  • Dario Pisignano, University of Pisa
  • Barry Rand, Princeton University, United States
  • Orad Reshef, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Yakov Soskind, Apple Inc., United States
  • Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, University of Utah, United States
  • David Woolf, Physical Sciences Inc, United States
  • Seok-Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical School, United States
  • Kevin Zawilski, BAE Systems , United States
  • Chenglong Zhao, University of Dayton, United States


Ishwar Aggarwal

Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Lynda Busse

US Naval Research Laboratory, United States

Mikhail Kats

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Program Chair

Woei Ming Lee

Australian National University, Australia
Program Chair


Corporate Sponsor

American Elements

Platinum Sponsor


2020 Exhibitors

NKT Photonics

Optiwave Systems, Inc.

Technica Optical Components, LLC