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OSA Industry Member Profile - Delta Optical Thin Film

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member Delta Optical Thin Film, Denmark, is the leading continuously variable filter manufacturer in the industry. Calling themselves “The Optical Filter Company,” Delta puts an emphasis on customization and the highest quality products.

Added:18 Jun 2020


Covid-19 Impact on Optical Communications

The telecom market is expected to experience minimal growth by end of year despite a downturn due to the covid-19 pandemic. Lisa Huff, senior principal analyst, optical components, Omdia, UK. posits that the likelihood that the crisis will linger and trigger a global downturn in the sector is remote.

Added:17 Jun 2020


Navigating a Mid-Career Online Job Search after COVID-19

After 10 years running a startup commercializing computational imaging technology at InView Technology Corporation, CEO Lenore McMackin closed the doors. In this blog article, Lenore answers the question of “what do I do now?” and provides insights learned from an OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) webinar, titled, "OIDA Webinar Series: Wading Through the...

Added:18 May 2020


COVID-19 Crisis Management for Photonics Businesses

All businesses face new and unexpected management challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. To help photonics-related businesses think through their strategy for managing issues such as customer care, supplies, staff, and finance, the OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) is hosting a series of webinars: Navigating your businesses out of the COVID-19 storm. 

Added:16 Apr 2020


OSA Industry Member Profile - M Squared

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member M Squared, U.K., is a leading developer of photonic and quantum technology. Founded in 2006, M Squared has grown to serve a wide range of applications, from space travel to healthcare to whiskey maturation. The company describes itself as “innovative and disruptive,” and is always looking for the next product or opportunity. OSA...

Added:26 Mar 2020


OIDA Industry Profile - Amplitude Laser

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) member Amplitude Laser, France, is a leading manufacturer of ultrafast lasers for scientific, medical and industrial applications. Since its founding in 2001, Amplitude has grown to serve more than 40 countries worldwide, with locations in Europe, North America and Asia. The company describes itself as “the international leader in ultrafast...

Added:17 Dec 2019


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


OIDA Industry Profile - ALPAO

OIDA member ALPAO, based in Montbonnot, France, manufactures adaptive optics components and systems. OSA talks with ALPAO General Manager, Vincent Hardy, about his career and ALPAO’s work in adaptive optics.

Added:10 Jun 2019


Executive Forum 2018 Recap

The 2018 edition of the OIDA Executive Forum in advance of OFC has wrapped up, and it is hard to determine any one major theme of the program this year. Once again, this was a worthwhile event with perspectives given from a wide variety of industry movers and shakers. However, it seems that we are at an interesting point in the optical industry where requirements are somewhat fragmented and...

Added:21 Mar 2018


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


Harnessing Light Report: Findings and Interpretations

The National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academies of Science released a much-awaited draft report on optics in August to much fanfare.  OSA issued a statement supporting the work, as did its sibling societies.  (You can download a free copy of the report here and see OSA’s roundtable discussion of it here.) Now, what does it mean?

Added:28 Sep 2012