The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section is the professional home of Scientist, Engineers and Researchers working in the fields of Optics and Photonics. OSA Bangladesh Section is a non-profit organization.


The Executive Committee of the Optical Society Bangladesh Section.

  • Dr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury


    Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, BUET

  • Dr. Ahmed Zubair

    Vice President

    Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, BUET

  • Dr. Shah Alam


    Department of EEE, BUET

  • Dr. Kazi Arafat Rahman


    Assistant Professor, Department of ME, BUET

The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section


A list of our past and upcoming events.

  • IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Rachel Oliver

     IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter in collaboration with the Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section, IEEE Photonics Society BUBT Chapter, BUET Optical and Photonics Society, OSA Dhaka University Student Chapter, OSA Brac University Student Chapter, presents the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecture. 

    Distinguished Lecturer:

    Dr. Rachel Oliver
    Professor of Materials Science,
    Director of the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride
    University of Cambridge, UK

    Date: 22 Oct 2021
    Time: 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Dhaka Time)

    Password: 143965
    Meeting ID: 977 7565 6627

    Topic: Illuminating materials: The materials science of light-emitting diodes

    Abstract: About a quarter of the electricity generated worldwide is used for lighting.  Energy efficient light bulbs based on light emitting diodes (LEDs) are about five times more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, and hence have the potential to allow enormous energy savings.  The key material used in LEDs which emit white light is gallium nitride, a human-made compound, which has never been observed to occur in nature.  Optimising this new material to make LEDs which are efficient, long-lived and reasonably affordable has been a huge challenge, and despite the undoubted commercial success of these devices many aspects of their operation remain mysterious.  This lecture will explain how we can take LEDs apart, literally atom by atom, to understand their structure and how this controls their properties.  The relevant techniques emerged from traditional metallurgy, but are now being used to understand materials for cutting edge optoelectronic devices, illustrating how the basic principles of materials science are vital to the development of the technologies of tomorrow.


    Rachel Oliver received her MEng (2000) and PhD (2003) degrees from the University of Oxford, UK.  She then moved to Cambridge as a Research Fellow at Peterhouse College, and later won a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In 2011, she took up her permanent academic position at the University of Cambridge and she is currently Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. She held a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship in 2015-2016 and delivered the Rank Prize Lecture in Photonics in 2018.  She was one of the Women in Engineering Society’s Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2020.

    Rachel’s research focusses on understanding how the small scale structure of nitride materials effects the performance and properties of devices. She uses expertise in microscopy and materials growth to develop new nanoscale nitride structures which will provide new functionality to the devices of the future.  She was the first to apply atom probe tomography to nitride materials, developed the first InGaN-based single photon source, and most recently has patented novel methods compatible with large scale manufacturing for the porosification of nitride materials.  She is a founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Poro Technologies Ltd, a University spinout company exploiting her group’s research on porous nitrides, and hence developing novel red microLEDs.   

    Rachel is also a passionate advocate for increased equality, diversity and inclusion in science and engineering and a founder member of The Inclusion Group for Equity in Research in STEMM (TIGERS).  She is an Equality and Diversity Champion for the University of Cambridge School of Physical Sciences and has addressed the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on equity issues. 

    Address:Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

  • #EnlightenBangladesh Webinar: Dr. Saif Islam

     The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section and the IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter are jointly organizing their #enlightenbangladesh webinar series. 

    Title: Nanostructures for trapping and slowing down photons in semiconductors for sensing, imaging, communication, and energy conversion
    Speaker: Dr. Saif Islam, FIEEE, FOSA
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    Integrated Nanodevices & Nanosystems Lab
    University California – Davis, USA
    Time: August 21st, 2021, 08:00 PM, Dhaka

    Password: 218795

    Meeting ID: 940 4833 6865

    Speaker information:
    Saif Islam received his B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Middle East Technical University (Turkey), M.S. degree in Physics from Bilkent University ((Turkey), and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2001. He worked for JDS Uniphase Corp, and Hewlett Packard Labs before joining UC Davis in 2004, where he is a Professor in the ECE Department. He authored or co-authored more than 280 scientific papers, organized 32 conferences as a Chair or Co-Chair; and holds 42 US and international patents as an inventor/co-inventor. 
    Dr. Islam received NSF CAREER Award, Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Mid-Career Research Faculty Award, IEEE Professor of the Year, and UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards. He is a fellow IEEE, AAAS, OSA, SPIE, and National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • #enlightenbangladesh Webinar: Dr. Shamsul Arafin

    The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section and the IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter are jointly organizing their #enlightenbangladesh webinar series. IEEE YP Bangladesh is hosting the Facebook event.

    Topic: Compound III-V Semiconductor based Classical and Non-Classical Light Emitters at Visible through Mid-Infrared
    Speaker: Dr. Shamsul Arafin, Ohio State University, OH, USA
    Date: 6th August 2021 (Friday)
    9:00pm (UTC+6)

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    Dr. Shamsul Arafin is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining OSU, he worked as a Project Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 2005 and the M.Sc. degree in Communication Technology from Universität Ulm, Germany, in 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree from Technische Universität München, Walter Schottky Institut Germany in 2012. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • #enlightenbangladesh Webinar: Dr. Selim Shahriar

    The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section and the IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter are jointly organizing their #enlightenbangladesh webinar series. IEEE YP Bangladesh is hosting the Facebook event.

    Topic: Superluminal and Subluminal Lasers for Fundamental Physics: From Gravitational Wave Astronomy to Search for Dark Matter
    Speaker: Dr. Selim Shahriar, Northwestern University, IL, USA
    Date: July 10th, 2021 (Saturday)
    Time: 8pm (Dhaka time)
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    Password: 13052021
    Meeting ID: 934 9225 9271
    Dr. Selim Shahriar is currently the head of the Laboratory for Atomic and Photonic Technologies at Northwestern University. He is the AT&T Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is currently the Director of the Solid-state, Photonics, and Quantum Technologies Division within ECE. He is also a council member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and directs the NU branch of the DoD Center of Excellence in Advanced Quantum Sensing. He received his B.S. (86), MS (88) and PhD (92) degrees from MIT. His research interests include slow and fast light, quantum computing, gravitational wave detection, tests of general relativity, holographic and polarimetric image processing, atomic clocks, and atom interferometry. He has published more than 600 journal and conference papers. He has an H-index of 80, and his work has been cited more than 56,500 times. He is a Fellow of SPIE and OSA.
  • ICTP 2021 - Call for Paper

    OSA Bangladesh Section is a technical co-sponsor of the International Conference on Telecommunication and Photonics ICTP 2021. Please consider submitting your papers.

  • #EnlightenBangladesh Webinar: Dr. Sukesh Roy​


    The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section and the IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter are jointly organizing their #enlightenbangladesh webinar series. 
    Title: Laser-Based Spectroscopy and Imaging: A Perspective on Laboratory Experiments to Commercial Products
    Speaker: Dr. Sukesh Roy​, FOSA,
    Senior Research Scientist & CEO​
    Spectral Energies, LLC​
    Beavercreek, OH, USA​
    Time: June 26, 2021, 07:00 PM, Dhaka
    Meeting ID: 549 860 1029
    Password: 13052021 
    Speaker information:
    In 1995, Dr. Sukesh Roy received his B. Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from BUET and, in 2002, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has an exemplary record of accomplishments as a leading scholar in aerodynamic measurement technologies, and a co-founder and CEO of Spectral Energies, LLC, a small business with a portfolio of over $15M per year focused on research, development, and commercialization of these technologies. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and an Associate Editor of Optics Express.​

    Dr. Roy’s numerous and groundbreaking contributions to laser-based spectroscopy and imaging have focused on understanding the complex structure of turbulent flames, detonations, supersonic and hypersonic flows, and plasmas. His leadership has led to major advancements in three specific areas: (1) the introduction of ultrafast-laser based spectroscopy and imaging for temperature, velocity, and key chemical species concentrations in reacting and non-reacting flows; (2) the advancement of burst-mode laser-based spectroscopy, imaging, and complex data analytics for high-speed multi-dimensional flows; and (3) the development of robust instrumentation for ground testing, including fiber-coupled spectroscopy and imaging for harsh environments with limited optical access. He has led the research community for innovations in fs and ps coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), fs two-photon laser-induced fluorescence, and ps molecular tagging velocimetry. ​

    Dr. Roy’s leadership in burst-mode laser diagnostics and laser systems has transformed a very complex and limited capability into a broadly applicable approach by (i) increasing the burst energy by orders of magnitude for sustained MHz imaging in high-speed flows, (ii) expanding the pulse-width range from only nanoseconds to span nine orders of magnitude from femtoseconds to microseconds for a wide variety of spectroscopic approaches, (iii) expanding its use from planar imaging to 3D tomography, and (iv) developing a compact, portable, and turn-key system that could be used in academic and national laboratory ground test facilities. These developments have led to numerous “firsts” in measurement technologies.​
  • Dr. Gururaj Naik – Hot nanophotonics: Light with a phase transition

    The International Day of Light is an international observance established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to provide an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of light science and technology in sustainable development and to promote the broader place of light in art and culture.
    To celebrate the International Day of Light, The Optical Society - OSA Bangladesh Section and the IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter are jointly organizing their inaugural webinar.
    Title: Hot nanophotonics: Light with a phase transition
    Time: May 16, 2021, 09:00 PM , Dhaka
    Password: 13052021
    Meeting ID: 549 860 1029
    Speaker information:
    Gururaj (Guru) Naik is an assistant professor at Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University. He received an M.E. from the Indian Institute of Science, India, and a PhD from Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University. During his PhD with Shalaev and Boltasseva groups, he developed new plasmonic materials for nanophotonic applications. After pursuing postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Guru joined Rice University in 2016. His research group focuses on topics at the interface of quantum, nanophotonics, and materials for applications in energy, imaging, and health. Guru is a recipient of the IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship, an Outstanding Graduate Research Award from Purdue University, and a Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Science. 


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