OSA Rochester Section

The Rochester Section of the Optical Society of America is a group of people in the optics industry interested in promoting the knowledge of optics for the local community.

Streak Cameras

Where do we go from here?


             Talk by Dr. Paul Jaanimagi                    



A streak camera is a measuring tool that provides intensity information along one spatial dimension versus time.  I will discuss the state of the art – the Rochester Optical Streak System (ROSS) - a comprehensive streak camera based diagnostic system with auto-focus and self calibration capabilities.  Even as oscilloscope and diode bandwidth moves into the multi-GHz region, picosecond and sub-picosecond time resolution remains the domain of streak cameras.


Enjoy this talk on December 2nd at 7:00 PM. Please note this talk will be held at RIT, Chester F. Carlons Center for Imaging, Room 1125 (main auditorium).
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Using Optics to Inspire Middle School Students!

Our educational outreach efforts help inspire middle school students!

Please see the outreach page below for the media coverage highlighted by the OSA Foundation.  
Media coverage on our educational outreach

ROSA Newsletter

ROSA sends out newsletters on occasion to keep our membership informed about our activities.  The most recent newsletter may be viewed and downloaded at the link below:

  Newsletters from previous months can be found in      the news section.

Educational Activities

The Rochester Section is active in the support of optics education in area schools. The Rochester Section developed its Optics Suitcase in 1999. The Optics Suitcase is an innovative, interactive presentation package designed to introduce middle school students to many of the concepts of optics as well as other sciences.

Information on Joining

For information on how to join, please see our new membership form online. We still support both online and traditional postal membership renewal methods. Miscellaneous questions can be answered by our secretary

Upcoming events

December 02, 2014 7:00 PM • RIT - Chester Carlson Center for Imaging, Room 1125 (main auditorium)

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