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Optical Society of America

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Dates

1916 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Optical Society of America

Additional Forms of Names

O.S.A.

Optical Society (United States)

Optical Society of America (Washington)

OSA

Institutional History

Abstract

The Optical Society was established in 1916 to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics in all its branches, pure and applied, to promote the mutual interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, manufacturers, and users of optical instruments and apparatus of all kinds, and to encourage cooperation among them. It is a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

Past Presidents

1916-17, Perley G. Nutting.

1918-19, Fred E. Wright.

1920, Floyd K. Richtmyer.

1921, James P. C. Southall.

1922-23, Leonard T. Troland.

1924-25, Herbert E. Ives.

1926-27, William E. Forsythe.

1928-29, Irwin G. Priest.

1930-31, Loyd A. Jones.

1932, Eugene C. Crittenden.

1933-34, Wilbur B. Rayton.

1935-36, Arthur C. Hardy.

1937-38, Roswell Clifton Gibbs.

1939-40, Kasson S. Gibson.

1941-42, Archie G. Worthing.

1943-44, August H. Pfund.

1945-46, George R. Harrison.

1947-48, Rudolf Kingslake.

1949-50, William F. Meggers.

1951-52, Brian O'Brien.

1953-54, Deane B. Judd.

1955-57, Ralph A. Sawyer.

1958, Irvine C. Gardner.

1959, John D. Strong.

1960, James G. Baker.

1961, Wallace R. Brode.

1962, David L. MacAdam.

1963, Stanley S. Ballard.

1964, Richard C. Lord.

1965, Seibert Q. Duntley.

1966, Van Zandt Williams.

1967, John A. Sanderson.

1968, Arthur F. Turner.

1969, Karl G. Kessler.

1970, W. Lewis Hyde.

1971, Bruce H. Billings.

1972, Aden B. Meinel.

1973, Robert E. Hopkins.

1974, F. Dow Smith.

1975, Arthur L. Schawlow.

1976, Boris P. Stoicheff.

1977, Peter Franken.

1978, Emil Wolf.

1979, Dudley Williams.

1980, Warren J. Smith.

1981, Anthony J. DeMaria.

1982, Robert P. Madden.

1983, Kenneth M. Baird.

1984, Donald R. Herriott.

1985, Robert R. Shannon.

1986, Jean M. Bennett.

1987, Robert G. Greenler.

1988, William B. Bridges.

1989, Herwig Kogelnik.

1990, Richard L. Abrams.

1991, John N. Howard.

1992, Joseph W. Goodman.

1993, Elsa M. Garmire.

1994, Robert L. Byer.

1995, Tingye Li.

1996, Duncan T. Moore.

1997, Janet S. Fender.

1998, Gary C. Bjorklund.

1999, Anthony E. Siegman.

2000, Erich P. Ippen.

2001, Richard C. Powell.

2002, Anthony M. Johnson.

2003, G. Michael Morris.

2004, Peter L. Knight.

2005, Susan Houde-Walter.

2006, Eric Van Stryland.

2007, Joseph H. Eberly.

2008, Rod C. Alferness.

2009, Thomas M. Baer.

2010, James C. Wyant.

2011, Christpher Dainty.

2012, Tony F. Heinz.

2013, Donna Strickland.

2014, Philip Bucksbaum.

Important Dates

1916First meeting, under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held at Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1916Rochester, New York became the first local section.

1916Thirty charter members established the Optical Society of America (OSA).

1917First printed copy of the original Constitution, Bylaws and Directory.

1918"Journal of the Optical Society of America" (JOSA) was established.

1918Fifth Annual Meeting and the first of a series of joint meetings with the American Physical Society (APS).

1918Colorimetry Committee established.

1922Firt official grant received from the National Research Council.

1924"Helmholtz Physiological Optics" translation published.

1928Frederic E. Ives Medal for distinguished work in optics established.

1931Became a founding member of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) when it was formed by the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Society of Rheology (SoR), and the American Association for Physics Teachers (AAPT).

1932The Optical Society of America, Inc. incorporated in New York state, New York (N.Y.).

1932Seal of the Society was struck.

1940Adolph Lomb Medal established for contribution to optics at an early age.

1941Board of Directors voted to amend the bylaws to create the "Emeritus Membership" category.

1946Detroit, Michigan recognized as second local section, followed by six others between 1947 and 1952.

1947Committee on Uniform Color Scales established.

1953Edgar D. Tillyer Award established to recognize distinguished work in the field of vision.

1959Society offices established in Washington, D.C, Washington (D.C.).

1959Translation of "Optika I Spektroskopiya" as "Optics and Spectroscopy" first published.

1959Mary Warga appointed first Executive Secretary.

1959Board of Directors voted to amend the by-laws to create the "Fellow Membership" category.

1960"Applied Optics" first published.

1961Executive Committee established.

1961C. E. K. Mees Medal established to honor those who exemplify the thought that "optics transcends all boundaries.".

1963Optics -- An Action Program was launched establishing optics education and outreach as a permanent tenet of the society.

1966"Soviet Journal of Optical Technology" first translated and published.

1966David Richardson Medal established to recognize significant contributions to optical engineering.

196650th anniversary celebrated at the Annual Meeting, Washington (D.C.).

1967Technical Council formed as the primary mechanism for planning meetings.

1969William F. Meggers Award established to recognize outstanding work in spectroscopy.

1969 – 1993Jarus W. Quinn appointed first Executive Director.

1970Chair of the Technical Council granted membership on the Board of Directors.

1971First topical meeting, Integrated and Guided-Wave Optics, held.

1973Distinguished Service Award established to recognize service to the optical community.

1975"Optical News" began publication six times a year.

1975Ellis R. Lippincott Award established to recognize significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy.

1975R. W. Wood Prize established to recognize contributions that open new areas of research or expand existing ones.

1977"Optics Letters" first published.

1978First "Handbook of Optics" published.

1979Purchased new headquarters on Jefferson Place, NW, Washington (D.C.).

1980Charles Hard Townes Award established for outstanding work in the field of quantum electronics.

1981Assumed publishing role for its journals previously held by the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

1982First student chapter established in Rochester, New York.

1982Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley Prize established to recognize siginificant accomplishments in optical engineering.

1982Max Born Award established to recognize contributions to physical optics.

1983Joined with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE/LEOS) to publish the "Journal of Lightwave Technology.".

1984"Journal of the Optical Society of America" (JOSA) was split into two journals: JOSA A and JOSA B.

1985"Optics News" began monthly publication.

1986John Tyndall Award established to recognize significant contributions to the field of fiber optics technology.

1988Optical Society of America (OSA) Engineering Council formed to expand engineering programs.

1988Engineering Excellence Award established to recognize technical achievements in optical engineering.

1989Purchased new headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington (D.C.).

1990"Optics News" became "Optics & Photonics News" (OPN).

1990"Applied Optics" began publishing monthly in three separate divisions: Optical Technology, Lasers & Photonics and Information Processing.

1991Celebrated its 75th anniversary at their annual meeting, San Jose (Calif.).

1992Third division of "Applied Optics" renamed Lasers, Photonics and Environmental Optics.

1992Edwin H. Land Medal established to recognize pioneering entrepreneurial creativity.

1993Esther Hoffman Beller Medal established for contributions to optical science and engineering education.

1994"OpticsNet" website launched.

1994Jarus W. Quinn / Ives Medal Endowment Fund created.

1994First electronic products offered: OSA Contents and OSA Early Notice.

1995First division of "Applied Optics" renamed Optical Technology and Biomedical Optics.

1995First CD-ROM produced featuring the Optics Index and 1994 "Optics Letters.".

1996Trends in Optics & Photonics Series (TOPS) inaugurated.

1996Optical Society of America (OSA) public policy program established.

1996CD-ROM series added full text and figures to all four of their primary journals.

1997New Focus-Brookham Student Award established to encourage excellence in the optics community among Optical Society of America (OSA) student members.

1997"Optics Express," the first all-electronic journal was launched and "Optics Letters" was launched online.

1997Optical Society of America (OSA) Leadership Award / New Focus-Brookham Prize established to strengthen the link between the optics community and the public.

1997Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award established for contributions in the field of semiconductor based optical devices and materials.

1998"JOSA A," "JOSA B," and "Applied Optics" launched online.

1998 – 2002John A. Thorner appointed Executive Director.

1999Optical Society of America (OSA) International Council formed to expand products and services to OSA's global community.

1999First Technical Digest on CD-ROM produced.

2000OpticsInfoBase.org, online repository of peer-revied information was launched.

2001Anthony M. Johnson served as first African-American Board President.

2001WORKinOPTICS.com launched.

2001"Journal of Optical Networking" (JON) launched.

2001Technical Council and Engineering Council merged as the Science and Engineering Council.

2002Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation formed; Gary Bjorklund named Foundation Chair.

2002Elizabeth A. Rogan became Executive Director.

2002OPN Online, OpticsForKids.org, ETOPonline.org and OpticsEducation.org launched.

2002Electronic submissions required for all journals.

2003Second edition of "The Science of Color" is co-published with Elsevier, 50 years after the first edition was originally published.

2003OpticsforTeens.org website launched.

2003Optical Society of America (OSA) and partners awarded $1.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in support of Hands-On-Optics, Making an Impact with Light education initiative.

2004Peter L. Knight, served as first European Board President.

2005Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award established to recognize authorship of an outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics.

2005"Journal of Display Technology" launched in partnership with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2006Emmett N. Leith Medal established to recognize seminal contributions to the field of optical information processing.

2006"Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics" (VJBO) launched with content selections from all journals.

2007History Program launched in preparation for 2016 centennial anniversary.

2007Herbert Walther Award established in partnership with the Deutsche Physikalische Gessellschaft (DPG).

2008First annual Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing.

2008Corning Outstanding Student Paper Award and Maiman Student Paper Competition launched.

2009"Journal of Optical Communications and Networking" launched in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2009First annual Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition was held during the Annual Meeting / Frontiers in Optics.

2010"Biomedical Optics Express" journal and the "Energy Express" supplement to Optics Express launched.

2010Jean Bennett Travel Grant and Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Student Travel Grant established.

2011Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship established and the Leadership Award was renamed the Robert E. Hopkins Award.

2011"Optical Materials Express" journal launched.

2011The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) became a division of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

2012Sang Soo Lee Award and the Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award established.

2013Distinguished Service Award renamed the Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award.

2013Became a founding partner of and launched the National Photonics Initiative (NPI).

2013Open access journal, "Photonics Research," was launched in partnershp with the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics.

2016Centennial anniversary.

Places

Meeting

New York (N.Y.)

Washington (D.C.)

San Jose (Calif.)

Headquarters

New York (N.Y.)

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Optics -- Congresses.

Optics -- Societies, etc.

Optics.

Physics -- Publishing.

Physics -- Societies, etc.

Citations

From the Optical Society of America's online milestones timeline.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Abrams, Richard Lee

President.

Alferness, R. C.

President.

Baer, Thomas M.

President.

Baird, Kenneth M.

President.

Baker, James Gilbert

President.

Ballard, Stanley S.

President.

Bennett, Jean M.

President.

Billings, Bruce H., 1915-

President.

Bjorklund, G. C. (Gary C.)

President and Foundation Chair.

Bridges, William B., 1934-

President.

Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974

President.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

President.

Byer, R. L. (Robert L.), 1942-

President.

Crittenden, E. C. (Eugene Classon), 1880-1956

President.

Dainty, J. C.

President.

DeMaria, Anthony J.

President.

Duntley, Seibert Q.

President.

Eberly, J. H., 1935-

President.

Fender, Janet S.

President.

Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin), 1888-1971

Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America.

Forsythe, William Elmer, 1881-

President.

Franken, Peter, 1928-1999

President.

Gardner, Irvine C. (Irvine Clifton), 1889-

President.

Garmire, Elsa M., 1939-

President.

Gibbs, R. C. (Roswell Clifton), 1878-

President.

Gibson, K. S. (Kasson Stanford), 1890-

President.

Goodman, Joseph W.

President.

Greenler, Robert, 1929-

President.

Hardy, Arthur C. (Arthur Cobb), 1895-1977

President.

Harrison, George Russell, 1898-1979

President.

Heinz, Tony F.

President.

Herriott, Donald R., 1928-

President.

Hopkins, Robert E. (Robert Earl)

President.

Houde-Walter, Susan

President.

Howard, John N.

President.

Hyde, W. Lewis

President.

Ippen, E. P. (Erich Peter), 1940-

President.

Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953

President.

Johnson, Anthony M.

First African-American Board President.

Jones, Loyd A. (Loyd Ancile)

President.

Judd, Deane Brewster, 1900-1972

President.

Kessler, Karl G. (Karl Gunther)

President.

Kingslake, Rudolf

President.

Knight, Peter (Peter L.)

First European Board President.

Kogelnik, Herwig W.

President.

Li, Tingye

President.

Lord, Richard C.

President.

MacAdam, David L., 1910-

President.

Madden, Robert P.

President.

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

President.

Meinel, Aden B.

President.

Moore, Duncan T.

President.

Morris, G. Michael (George Michael), 1952-

President.

Murnane, Margaret

Member, Board of Directors.

Nutting, P. G. (Perley Gilman), 1873-

President.

O'Brien, Brian, 1898-1992

President.

Pfund, A. H. (August Herman), 1879-1949

President.

Powell, Richard C. (Richard Conger), 1939-

President.

Priest, Irwin Gillespie, 1886-1932

President.

Pritchard, David E. (David Edward), 1941-

Member, Board of Directors.

Quinn, Jarus W.

First Executive Director.

Rayton, Wilbur B.

President.

Richtmyer, F. K. (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939

Journal editor, Vice President and President.

Rogan, Elizabeth A.

Executive Director.

Sanderson, John A. (John Adolph)

President.

Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978

President.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

President.

Shannon, Robert Rennie, 1932-

President.

Siegman, A. E.

President.

Smith, F. Dow

President.

Smith, Warren J.

President.

Southall, James P. C. (James Powell Cocke), 1871-

President.

Stoicheff, B. P. (Boris P.)

President.

Strickland, Donna Theo, 1959-

Topical editor, "Optics Letters;" Director at Large, Board of Directors; Fellow; Vice President; and President.

Strong, John, 1905-

President.

Thorner, John A.

Executive Director.

Troland, Leonard T. (Leonard Thompson), 1889-1932

President.

Turner, Arthur F.

President.

Van Stryland, Eric W.

President.

Warga, Mary Elizabeth, 1904-

Executive Secretary.

Williams, Dudley, 1912-

President.

Williams, Van Zandt

President.

Wolf, Emil

President.

Worthing, Archie G. (Archie Garfield), 1881-

President.

Wright, F. E. (Frederic Eugene), 1877-1953

President.

Wyant, James C.

President.

Associates & Members

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Aspnes, D. E.

Awarded 1987 Awarded Wood Prize.

Barnes, Robert Bowling, 1906-

Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983

Bergquist, James Charles

Awarded 2002 William F. Meggers Award.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Bloembergen, N.

Booth, Eugene

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

2001 Edwin H. Land Medal recipient.

Brewer, Richard G.

2000 Charles Hard Townes Silver Medal recipient.

Chemla, D. S.

1988 R.W. Wood Prize Recipient.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude

Awarded 1993 Charles Hard Townes Award.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Dimmick, Forrest Lee

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Haroche, S.

Awarded 2010 Herbert Walther Award.

Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999

Awarded 1964 Frederic Ives Medal. Honorary Fellow.

Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Kastler, Alfred

Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

Moore, Elizabeth Jean Weichel

Mourou, Gerard

Awarded 1995 R. W. Wood Prize; 2009 Charles Hard Townes Medal; 2016 Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus W. Quinn Prize; and Fellow.

Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004

Prokhorov, A. M. (Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich), 1916-2002

Foreign Member and awarded Frederic Ives Medal (2000).

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Shankland, Robert S., 1908-

Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950

Townes, Charles H.

Honorary member.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Institutions

Collaborators

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sponsored first meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

American Institute of Physics

Founding Member Society.

American Physical Society

Have held joint meetings.

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )

Co-awards the Herbert Walther Award.

Lasers and Electro-optics Society (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Co-publishes the "Journal of Lightwave Technology."

Shanghai guang xue jing mi ji xie yan jiu suo

Co-publishes the open access journal, "Photonics Research."

Associates

Acoustical Society of America

American Association of Physics Teachers

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Location of their first meeting in 1916.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Co-publishes the "Journal of Display Technology" and the "Journal of Optical Communications and Networking."

National Research Council (U.S.)

Gave grant funding.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Gave grant funding.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Visibility Laboratory

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

50th anniversary session [sound recording], 1966 March 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

American Institute of Physics awards and certificates, 1981-1984.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Early history of Rochester Optical Society, an inquiring sketch, 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lasers and optics: instructional videos [videorecording], 1995-1996.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Optical Society of America 50th annual meeting in Philadelphia, 1965.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Optical Society of America annual meeting in Tucson, 1971.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Optical Society of America miscellaneous publications, 1919-2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Optical Society of America records, 1940-1959.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Optical Society of America Rochester Section minutes and records, 1915-2010.

Rush Rhees Library. Dept. of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 14627, USA

Optical Society of America Rochester Section minutes, 1915-1924.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Panel discussion on the development of the laser and nonlinear optics [sound recording], 1982 October 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers has become an associate-member society of the Optical Society of America, 1975.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

What is light? [sound recording], 1974 April 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A career in crystallography, 1944-1998.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Director records of Elmer Hutchisson, 1948-1966 (bulk 1957-1964).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Director records of Henry A. Barton, 1931-1964.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Secretary addition to records, 1931-2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Secretary records, 1931-1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

American Institute of Physics press book, 1956-1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Anthony Edward Siegman papers, 1916-2013.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Arthur L. Schawlow papers, 1949-1997.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Forrest Lee Dimmick papers, 1911-1968.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Notes on the contributions of Robert B. Barnes to the historical exhibition at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 1966.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur L. Schawlow, 1984 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Melba Newell Phillips, 1977 December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Nicolaas Bloembergen, 1983 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Paul E. Klopsteg, 1970 March 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alanson Sawyer, 1967 March 16 and 1970 September 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ralph A. Sawyer papers, 1918-1978.

Bentley Historical Library

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113, USA

Richard C. Lord papers, 1946-1981.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Visibility Laboratory records, 1939-1998.

Archives

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mail Code C-075-C. La Jolla, CA 92093-0175, USA

Seibert Duntley papers, 1940-1980.

Archives

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mail Code C-075-C. La Jolla, CA 92093-0175, USA

Three glimpses of Albert Abraham Michelson at the peak of his career [motion picture] / assembled and edited by the staff of the Michelson Museum at the Naval Ordnance Test Station.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William F. Meggers addition to papers, 1870-1973 (bulk 1906-1966).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Applied optics

Chinese physics. Lasers

Excimer lasers, 1983 (OSA, Lake Tahoe, Nevada) / edited by C.K. Rhodes, H. Egger, and H. Pummer

Free electron generation of extreme ultraviolet coherent radiation (Brookhaven/OSA, 1983) / edited by J.M.J. Madey and C. Pellegrini

Handbook of applied photometry / editor, Casimer DeCusatis

Handbook of optics

History of the Optical Society of America, 1916-1966

Journal of optical technology

Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics and image science

Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics

Laser techniques for extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy (Boulder, 1982) / editors, T.J. McIlrath and R.R. Freeman

Laser techniques in the extreme ultraviolet : (OSA, Boulder, Colorado, 1984) / edited by S.E. Harris and T.B. Lucatorto

Optics and spectroscopy

Optics letters

Optics photonics news

Program of the Michelson meeting (thirteenth annual meeting) Washington, Nov. 1-3, 1928 : catalog of the optical exhibition at the National Bureau of Standards, October 31 to November 3, 1928

Soviet journal of optical technology

The science of color