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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


AIO 2019: The Keynote and Tutorial

Applied Industrial Optics starts in less than a week. This year’s keynote presentation “A Tale of Two Optics Companies’ will compare the path from start-up to mid-life of Semrock and Plymouth Grating Laboratory.

Added:03 Jul 2019


The Future of Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Optical Applications

On June 12 2019, The Optical Society hosted more than two hundred scientists for the additive manufacturing session of the Design and Fabrication congress. The future of additive manufacturing technologies for optical applications was discussed through a series of questions asked to a panel of optical manufacturers.

Added:19 Jun 2019


AIO 2019: What is Applied Industrial Optics?

Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) is a multidisciplinary meeting that focuses on innovative photonics research and its commercial impact.  The meeting is largely comprised of high quality invited speakers from diverse backgrounds speaking on a variety of topics.While the program committee strives to... 

Added:26 Feb 2019


100 Scientists On An Island

What do you get when you gather about 100 laser scientists on a small island? You get a lot of geeky light jokes (pun intended), learning, discussions ranging from lasers, solitons, POTUS, gender issues to new anime. All in all you get one of the best laser schools ever conducted!I was lucky to be a part of the fifth Siegman International School on Lasers in the Island of Hven, Backafallsbyn in...

Added:10 Sep 2018


2018 Siegman School; Enjoying Science in a Positive Atmosphere!

Italian guy, working in Poland, comes to Sweden for a summer school organized by OSA, a society founded in the USA. Really?! Is it actually true? Of course it is! Could it be more international than that? Probably, but at least this is my little story across Europe…I’m Mattia and in January I moved to Poland, to work as a Ph.D. student at Institute of Electronic Materials...

Added:31 Aug 2018


Applied Industrial Optics Day 4

The final day of AIO began with...

Added:29 Jun 2018


Applied Industrial Optics Day 3

Day 3 was topic diverse. The first AIO session was...

Added:28 Jun 2018


Applied Industrial Optics Day 2

Out of the box would be the way to describe day 2 of the Imaging and Applied Optics Congress. The day began with...

Added:27 Jun 2018


Applied Industrial Optics Day 1

Lights, camera, action. The 2018 Imaging and Applied Optics Congress kicked off with...

Added:25 Jun 2018


AIO 2018: Interesting Facts about Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida: 10 Interesting facts and 5 things to do   

Added:20 Jun 2018


AIO 2018: Another New Exciting and Interactive Dimension to Applied industrial Optics 2018

Applied Industrial Optics 2018 continues its tradition of having a program presented by individuals from widely varying sectors. New to AIO 2018 will be demonstrations of the technologies presented as part of the program. Attendees will have the chance to see a cryogenic system, a VECSEL laser, adaptive lenses, an optical coherence tomography system, fiber optic sensing systems, sensor probes...

Added:11 Jun 2018


Sharing My True Excitement for the Inaugural International Day of Light

The International Day of Light (IDL) is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. IDL is a worldwide event to help achieve the goals of United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

Added:31 May 2018


AIO 2018: Focus on Dr. Chris Hessenius, TPhotonics Inc, USA

Dr. Hessenius believes OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress is a unique meeting due to the emphasis placed on transferring research into real world applications. Often times researchers are focused on lab work and forget the needs that are driving their work. Interacting with others that could use your expertise or perhaps provide additional insight is very exciting.  

Added:30 May 2018


Integrated Photonics in the Mid-IR Incubator

The Integrated Photonics in the Mid-IR Incubator, 20-22 May 2018, hosted by Garo Khanarian, Consultant; Robert Norwood, University of Arizona; and Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory was created to explore the optical, electrical and mechanical processes and components that must be integrated onto a photonic chip to create a chip-based architecture that will enable new...

Added:22 May 2018


AIO 2018: Focus on Dr. Cheng Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Cheng Zhang is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Shandong University, China in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2016.   

Added:14 May 2018


An Insightful Experience at OSA Leadership

​Dr. Ivan P. Kaminow was a pioneer in the area of telecommunications and was passionate about mentoring early career professionals and the OSA Ivan P. Kaminow Early Career Professional Prize has been constituted in his memory. I remember waking up in the first week of January and seeing the email from OSA that announced the award, a truly fantastic start to the year for me! It is an incredible...

Added:02 May 2018


AIO 2018: Focus on Dr. Stefano Bonora, INFM-CNR, Padova, Italy

Dr Bonora has developed a research line in the design, realization and application of deformable mirrors. During this activity he collaborated with many foreign and Italian institutes supplying them adaptive optics systems for ultrafast laser compression and shaping, for high power laser focusing and medical imaging.

Added:30 Apr 2018


AIO 2018: Focus on Dr. Thomas Laurent, Eagleyard Photonics GmbH, Germany

Dr. Thomas Laurent graduated with a Diploma in Physical Chemistry. His first contact with laser diodes (literally) was when opening up a 5W Coherent Verdi Laser. Exactly that device ensured his PhD thesis researching ultrafast femtosecond processes – to which he was attracted ever since. He will be in Orlando talking about Qualifying Active Components for Space and LIDAR Applications.

Added:17 Apr 2018


AIO 2018: Focus on Dr. John W. Berthold, Davidson Instruments, Inc, USA

John W. Berthold received the B.A. degree in physics from Gettysburg College and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in optical sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has fifty years experience in optics research, thin film coatings, and sensors, and is internationally recognized for many contributions in the development of fiber optic sensors.  

Added:09 Apr 2018


2018 Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) Chair, Dr. Martin Garbos shares his thoughts on the meeting.

AIO is a great platform to meet people facing the same challenges or who might even have helpful answers for your problems since they have mastered them. Additionally, you can find great job opportunities here. We have had attendees who met their new employer at AIO in the past and they even seem to be very happy in their new jobs.  

Added:26 Mar 2018


Coming Back to the Down Under

​Hey there! This is the third in a series of blog posts I’m writing throughout 2016 in my role as OSA Ambassador. You can find earlier posts on visits to Barcelona and Quebec.   In this post I will discuss a recent trip Down Under to attend the OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology conference in Sydney. I worked at the University of Sydney for four years...

Added:26 Oct 2016