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OIDA Industry Profile – Laser Components GmbH

OIDA member Laser Components GmbH, Olching, Germany, sells and manufactures optical and optoelectronic components.  Today, the company focuses on developing and manufacturing new and innovative components and continues to serve as a distributor for fellow international manufacturers. Here, OSA spoke with Laser Components Head of Sales, Sven Schreiber, about his career and Laser Componets...

Added: 07 Oct 2019


Become Entangled in this Year’s FiO + LS Quantum Theme

Image Credit: Atom interferometer, courtesy of M Squared Lasers Limited. Quantum technologies, once an imaginative vision of the future, have emerged in recent years as an essential cornerstone of optics and photonics research and investment. The 2019 OSA Frontiers in Optics and APS/DLS Laser Science (FiO + LS) conference 15 – 19 September will give special focus to the current...

Added: 11 Sep 2019


Exploring Industry – doing basic optical research with big business.

How an ultrafast optics physicist forged healthy partnerships with industry while racing on the tenure-track.

Added: 29 Aug 2019


The Optical Society (OSA) Celebrates Historic 2019 Optics and Photonics Congress in Korea

It’s a wrap for the highly successful 2019 Optics and Photonics Congress, organized by the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) in Busan, Korea.

Added: 18 Jul 2019


Diversity: colors of unique thoughts, beauty of a painting

What is diversity and why  is it important for scientific communities? The Oxford Dictionary defines diversity as “a range of many people or things that are very different from each other.” If we start from this definition and try to link it to our society, we can see why diversity is vital for the healthy development of a scientific environment. 

Added: 18 Jul 2019


Applied Industrial Optics Meeting: An Informative 3rd Day

To start the last day of Applied Industrial Optics, Rainer Minixhofer presented the impressive wafer level work being done at ams AG in Switzerland developing ambient light sensor architectures that can further miniaturize devices like cell phones. Lisa Franceschini then treated the audience with a demo of 3D technology she is developing at Realvision SRL in Italy. With both hardware and...

Added: 18 Jul 2019


Applied Industrial Optics Meeting: An Enlightening Day 2 in Review

Day 2 of Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) jumped right into a highly interactive tutorial offered by Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of Luminate, an optics and photonics accelerator. Her insight into key components required to start a successful business were put directly into practice by the audience with multiple team activities.

Added: 10 Jul 2019


The Applied Industrial Optics Meeting: Day 1 in Summary

Turan Erdogan’s keynote session opened this year’s Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) Topical Meeting with over a decade of insight from two companies he took part in founding – Semrock and Plymoth Grating Laboratories. Erdogan shared lessons learned from the two company’s contrasting challenges and how to find balance in market opportunities and competition by focusing...

Added: 09 Jul 2019


AIO 2019: The Invited Speakers

The invited speakers of this year’s Applied Industrial Optics meeting cover a wide array of interesting topics.

Added: 05 Jul 2019


AIO 2019: The Panels

One of the highlights of the Applied Industrial Optics meeting each year are the panels and this year will be no different. AIO will have two panels this year: ‘Small Business, Big Optics’ and ‘Optics on the Hill’.

Added: 04 Jul 2019