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The OSA Foundation Siegman International School on Lasers

6 - 11 August 2017

Hosted By: Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO)
Leon, Mexico


The 2017 Siegman School Program Book

This week long program hosted in 2017 by Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (CIO), co-founded by the OSA Foundation and IPG Photonics, provides up to 100 graduate students from around the world the opportunity to advance their education, foster future collaboration, and promote research and engineering for the optical community.


Application Requirements
The application to attend the 2017 school has closed. Please look back later this year for the 2018 application.

Required documents:

  • CV/Resume

  • Personal Statement:1 page, to include motivation for attending, research interests and any achievements to date.

  • Student Advisor’s Letter of Recommendation: Letter should explicitly address how the school will benefit the applicant’s research and  professional development as well as how they will add to the week long experience. Letter must be submitted at the time of the application.

Application Review Process:
All applications will be reviewed by the Program Committee and students will be notified of acceptance in early May 2017.

Funding should never be a reason to not apply to attend the Siegman School. In 2015 and 2016 100% of the students requesting funding received enought to attend the school.

Registration: $900(USD due at time of registration following acceptance)
Registration includes all meals and accommodations from Sunday, 6 August – Saturday, 11 August and all meeting publications. Fee is due at the time of registration.
Travel: Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the school. The host institution will provide Visa letters for those requesting or requiring documents for travel.
Grants: Travel and registration grants will be available and determined based on student need. Grants in the past have ranged between $200-$700 for travel and $100-$500 for registration. Students will receive notification of ther grant requests at the time of acceptance to the school.

Other Funding Sources to Consider: Grant funds are limited and students should research all potential funding support such as their university, department, or government for alternative funding opportunities.
Program Overview
The school begins on Sunday, 6 August with an Opening Evening Reception for all participants including students and school faculty. Sessions will include lectures from several renowned speakers, presentations from local industry leaders and engineers, a student poster session and ample time for networking among participants and school faculty. Check back often for additional details as they are confirmed.

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Michael Damzen, Imperial College London, United Kingdom Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada Anna Bezryadina, University of California San Diego, USA Judy Su, University of Arizona, USA
  • Single molecule detection with microtoroid resonators
Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Coherent properties of metallic nanolasers
Liang Feng, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Quantum Inspired Photonics 
Roberto Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada Luis Orozco, University of Maryland, USA Katarina Svanberg, Lund Laser Centre, Sweden
  • Laser light disease detection 
Jean-luc Dumont, Principae, Belgium
  • Professional Development Workshop
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