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Sharing My Experience With Others

Amazed from the flow of students on bicycle and the majesty of Thermotechnical Institute immerse into the Arenberg park … this was the start of the marvelous experience as a Traveling Lecturer at OSA/SPIE Student Chapter at KU Leuven.

Added: 25 Mar 2016

OIDA Workshop on Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging

Progress continues on the design and clean room fabrication of integrated photonics, and companies have commercialized products based on integrated photonics on both the InP and silicon platforms.  There is growing awareness that the chip fabrication is less of a barrier to commercialization, and attention is increasingly turning to the cost of the overall package. This cost includes the...

Added: 20 Mar 2016

Enrich Your Understanding of Science & the Light

After long-term exploration and unremitting efforts, we have built cooperation with the local school, Hangzhou Changhe High School. In order to expand our chapter's influence and bring benefits to more students, this year, we established contact with two new partners, Chaoshan Central Primary School and local Youth Homes. During these activities, we taught the students some knowledge of...

Added: 16 Mar 2016

OSA Optical Computing Incubator: Day 2

Optical Computing Incubator Day 1 continued…   The afternoon session on day 1 addressed optical computing algorithms and was presided over by Dr. Mark Neifeld, from the University of Arizona.  The focus of the session was on the identification of computational primitives and how their optical implementation is realized.  The central challenges in this area are:   ...

Added: 11 Dec 2015

OSA Optical Computing Incubator: Day 1

Optical Computing Incubator Welcome to Day 1 of the OSA Optical Computing Incubator, held at OSA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 9-11 Dec 2015. The topic of this meeting, optical computing, is a merging computing technology uses photons generated by lasers or other light source for higher bandwidth and energy efficiency computation. For the past 60 years, Optical Computing has been a very...

Added: 10 Dec 2015

OSA Levitated Optomechanics Incubator Part 2

Levitated Optomechanics Incubator Part 2Day one continued… To round out the earlier post, the final session from day 1 focussed on novel levitated systems. One of the hot developments in optomechanics is the coupling of atomic spin to mechanical motion, and Levi Neukirch from the University of Rochester, USA, introduced us to progress in controlling levitated nanodiamonds. Another way...

Added: 04 Dec 2015

OSA Levitated Optomechanics Incubator

Manipulating Objects with Light   Welcome to day one of the OSA Levitated Optomechanics Incubator. Optomechanics is the study of the interaction of light with the mechanical motion of objects. Amazingly, mechanical resonators tens of microns in size have been cooled to their motional quantum ground state using light, and have even been placed in quantum superpositions of vibrational...

Added: 03 Dec 2015

Adaptive Structured Illumination Incubator

What are the barriers for super-resolution at depth? What are the fundamental limits in fibre imaging (resolution, correction, speed)? What are the challenges of using structured illumination for in vivo imaging?These are just a few of the questions that were explored at last week’s Adaptive Structured Illumination Incubator. Hosted by Meng Cui from Purdue University, US,...

Added: 19 Nov 2015

Optical Biosensors Incubator Meeting Day 2

The second half of the Optical Biosensors Incubator deviated somewhat from the highly technical nature of the prior discussions. While several members did discuss progress in various scientific efforts, focus shifted to the broader topic of bringing biosensing technologies to market, and several discussions challenged all those in attendance to think critically on how the status quo relates to...

Added: 11 Nov 2015

Optical Biosensors Incubator Meeting

The OSA Optical Biosensors Incubator brings together the leading minds in the field to critically discuss key topics of central importance to this community: “labeled” as compared to “label-free” sensing, digital or single-molecule analyte detection, point-of-care applications, as well as commercialization of optical biosensors. As the Incubator got underway, opening...

Added: 10 Nov 2015