What’s OSA/SPIE student chapter?

OSA/SPIE Osaka Univ. Student Chapter was born as a first student chapter accepted by OSA (The Optical Society of America) in March 2008. Toward outreach of optics and photonics research, we held seminars about optics and photonics, science cafe. OSA student chapter acts all over the world, 30 countries, 140 of strongholds. We can communicate with them on "Annual Leadership Meeting", online meetings, conferences which chapter members plans. We achieved discussion with Pre. Kevin Harding, President of SPIE. We will hold invents about optics and photonics in the future. Let's discuss about photonics !

What’s OSA?

The Optical Society of America (OSA) is organized at the United States in 1916 for sharing the knowledge of optics and photonics. People, which are engineers and users of optical mechanics, researchers of optics, and have interests in optics, belong to OSA. They are sharing the knowledge all over the world. Now, in OSA, not only researchers of optics but also specialists of photonics, engineering, education, government take action. the number of the member of OSA is more than 14,000 people in 81 countries. Of course we also belong to OSA. And we take various action with colleagues over the world.

What’s SPIE?

The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) is an international membership society, serving scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government, as well as companies producing leading-edge products. SPIE constituents work in a wide variety of fields that utilize some aspect of optics and photonics, which is the science and application of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that examines the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter. Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light.

Individuals involved with SPIE conduct research and apply discoveries to the design and development of such technologies as semiconductor manufacturing, robotics, medical imaging, next-generation displays, battlefield technologies, entertainment, biometric security, image processing, communications, astronomy, and much more. SPIE attracts Members from around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and supports them from offices in North America and Europe. Founded in 1955, SPIE continues to support those who seek to learn, discover and innovate by building a better world with light.


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