Sept. 15 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Ralph M. Richard

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    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This month, we hear from Ralph M. Richard, Ph.D., Research Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences.

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    Mirror Arrival a Massive Undertaking

    TAO Mirror Delivered to the College of Optical Sciences' Optical Engineering and Fabrication Facility

    Historically, OSC’s Optical Engineering and Fabrication Facility's mirror processing capability was thought to be limited to mirrors approximately four meters in diameter due to the physical limitations of the access hatch into the shop and the capacity of the resident capital infrastructure. 

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    Wyant Seeking Authors

    Founding Dean and Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant is editing a book series for CRC Press on Optical Sciences and Applications of Light, and he is looking for new authors. If you are interested in writing a book for the series, please contact Jim at or 520-906-0983.

    Student RSVP for IA Corporate Showcase

    Looking for an opportunity to get hired by one of the world's leading optics industry corporations? The OSC Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair is your chance to meet hiring managers eager to fill full-time and internship positions. 

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    Support the Dean's Fund for Excellence

    Scholarships that are funded through the Dean's Fund for Excellence are your gifts at work. They are opening new doors to students and setting them on the path to discovery and achievement. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Christopher Walker

    Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    Sept. 23, 3-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Olivier Guyon

    Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Fall 2016 Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    Oct. 3, 4-6:00 p.m., SUMC North Ballroom

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    Fall 2016 Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Oct. 3-5

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    Colloquium: Dae Wook Kim

    Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Marcia Rieke

    Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    UA Family Weekend

    Oct. 14-16

    OSA Frontiers in Optics

    Oct. 17-21, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

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    OSC Alumni Networking Reception

    Oct. 18, 8-10 p.m., Radisson Riverside Rochester; RSVP required by Oct. 7

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    Galina Khitrova: Remembrance Ceremony

    Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    UA Homecoming

    Oct. 27-29

    Colloquium: Danielle Wuchenich

    Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Barton Receives SPIE President's Award

    Jennifer Barton Receives 2016 SPIE President's Award

    During the 2016 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference, Professor of Optical Sciences Jennifer K. Barton was bestowed with the SPIE International Society for Optic and Photonic's 2016 President's Award

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    Powell Joins Tech Parks Arizona

    Professor Emeritus and Former Director of the Optical Sciences Center Richard C. Powell has joined Tech Parks Arizona as a Senior Fellow.

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    Contracts & Grants

    EAGER: Collaborative Research: Lighting a Dark Fiber Experimental Research Network in Harlem

    Principal Investigator: Daniel Kilper

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    Natural Scene Polarization

    Principal Investigator: Stanley Pau

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    OP: Collaborative Research: Multimodal Molecular Spectroscopy and Imaging in Biological Tissue and Historical Artwork

    Principal Investigator: Khanh Kieu

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    Quantum Many Body Control and Metrology with an Atom-Light Interface

    Principal Investigator: Poul Jessen

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    PFI: AIR-TT: Top of the Rack Ultrafast Holographic Optical Switch for Hybrid Data Center Architecture

    Principal Investigator: Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

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    Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    Pattern Color Filter - Achromatic Polarizer, Biologically-Inspired Nine Mode Vision System - STTR Phase 2

    Principal Investigator: Stanley Pau

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Inaugural Scholarship Goes To Kaitlyn Williams

    M.S. in Optical Sciences student Kaitlyn Williams was honored at the 2016 SPIE conference, receiving the inaugural Teddi Laurin Scholarship. 

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    Alumni Dispatches

    OSC Alumni Elected to SPIE Positions

    Several notable OSC alumni were recently elected to key positions within SPIE, further enhancing the College of Optical Sciences' reputation as a leader in the optics industry.

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Register for the Fall 2016 IA Workshop & Showcase

    College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Showcase

    If you have not yet registered for the 2016 Fall IA Workshop & Showcase, taking place Oct. 3-5, now is the time!

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    Employment Opportunities