July 7 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Graduate Student Video Resources

    OSC Graduate Student Resources

    Are you a new or returning OSC graduate student? The Academic Programs office has put together a series of helpful videos that answer common questions asked by graduate students. Topics include introducing the academic programs staff, funding, UAccess, GradPath and more. Additional videos will be added as needed in the coming months. To view the videos, see the official Graduate Students Video Resources page or the OSC YouTube Channel.

    Time to Catch up on Etendue

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    While we regret to announce there is no Etendue article this month, you can use this time to catch up on those you may have missed! Take a moment and peruse the past Etendue articles and keep an eye out next month for another Reflections article. Don't forget our popular Another Wavelength student spotlight series also returns in the fall.

    RSVP for the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina

    The 2016 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference is just around the corner, and with it comes the OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception. The reception is taking place at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego on August 30. For more information and to register or send your regrets, see our calendar event.

    Upcoming Events

    Classes Begin

    July 11, Summer Session II

    PH.D. Defense: Christian Lytle

    July 13, 1 p.m., Meinel 821

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    CIAN Lecture Series Webinar

    July 20, 1 p.m., Online registration required

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    Breault Research Organization: Introduction to ASAP

    July 25-28, Registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Meystre Appointed APS Editor-In-Chief

    Regents' Professor of Optical Sciences Pierre Meystre was recently appointed to be Editor-in-Chief for the American Physical Society after an exhaustive search. Pierre has served as Lead Editor of the journal Physical Review Letters since 2013, and will now take over full responsibilities in August.

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    Blanche Publishes Book on Photorefractive Organic Compounds

    Associate Research Professor of Optical Sciences Pierre-Alexandre Blanche announces his latest publication, Photorefractive Organic Materials and Applications. Published by Springer International Publishing, the book provides comprehensive, state-of-the art coverage of photorefractive organic compounds, a class of material with the ability to change their index of refraction upon illumination.

    Contracts & Grants

    TURBO: Terabits Using Reconfigurable Bandwidth Optics

    Principal Investigator: Daniel Kilper

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    Polarization Project

    Principal Investigator: Stanley Pau

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    Employment Opportunities