Student Chapter of OSA/SPIE
- Chapter Activities -

Seminar Series

We invite faculty members or researchers to give talks in the field of optics or optical engineering every few weeks, not just from MIT but also from other local institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University, and Tufts University.

Company Connections

We invite respresentatives from local optics-related companies to give talks about their company and products every few weeks. They include Newport, Hamamatsu Photonics, Comcast, Motorola, Nokia, JDS Uniphase, Ocean Optics, Spiricon, etc.. If we have the chance, we also organize tours to their labs.

Lab Tours

We visit local research labs with short presentations of their researchers every few weeks. They include LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), Center for Integrated Photonics, MIT Spectroscopy Lab, etc..

Past Seminars
Download the previous talks
  Prof. Nergis Mavalvala  
  Quantum Measurement Group
LIGO Laboratory, MIT
  "Detecting Gravitational-Waves with Interferometers"
Location: RLE Conference Room (36-462)
Time: Tuesday Feburary 21 at 2:30PM
  Prof. Wei-Ping Huang  
  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
McMaster University
  "FTTH Optical Transceivers"
Location: RLE Conference Room (36-462)
Time: Thursday, April 13 at 5PM
  Dr. Gabriel Popescu  
  G.R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  "Nanoscale Microscopy of Living Cells using Optical Interferometry"
Location: RLE Conference Room (36-462)
Time: Friday, May 12 at 4PM
  Dr. Irina Novikova  
  Manipulation of Light with Atomic Ensembles (and Vice Versa)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  "FTTH Optical Transceivers"
Location: RLE Conference Room (36-462)
Time: Tuesday, June 20 at 4PM