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 –Chapter Promotion and Recruitment Event

In order to promote our chapter and attract more new members, we held a spring out. We chose LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA in Shanghai as our destination to attract more freshmen major in optical engineering, since most of them are quite interesting in this exhibition. Meanwhile, we could visit the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIOM) and build our networking with the OSA student chapter at SIOM.

March 17, 2015, 11 members of the student chapter of the Optical Society of America (OSA) at Zhejiang University travelled to Shanghai to visit the LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA and SIOM.

IMG_8825(Group photo at the gate of LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA)

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center March 17-19. As Asia’s largest laser, optics, optoelectronics industry event, from basic research to industrial applications, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA lead the industrial trends, showcasing the full range of product, including lasers and photonics, optics and optical manufacturing, laser production and processing technologies, imaging, detection, and quality control. The exhibition attracted 715 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide, showing their latest products, technologies and equipment.

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(Members at the exhibition hall)

As soon as the members stepped into the exhibition hall, they were attracted by all sorts of the exhibitions on display. In conventional optical exhibition, machine vision is undoubtedly a popular theme, which is usually used for production control and testing. The workshop on Machine Vision attracted a large number of participants. In laser and laser processing exhibition, all kinds of lasers, such as ultrafast lasers, high-power lasers, fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers, made the members appreciate the rapid development of laser industry. What the students saw gave them a more clear and comprehensive understanding of the practical applications of optoelectronic industry, which means a lot for their future research work.

(Members wandering at the Bund)

March 18, the members came to SIOM. Leading by the president of OSA student chapter at SIOM, we visited the Laboratory, which focuses on the Shenzhou Ⅱ project. They are now building the ninth laser road to enhance the power, which is important for fusion reaction. During the visit, some members communicated their ideas with the president of OSA chapter at SIOM in depth.

We came back to Hangzhou in the afternoon of March 18. This visit to Shanghai broadened our horizon of the optical technology and industry, also gave us a chance to get in touch with the research of SIOM.

Through this activity, we attracted 11 more new members to our chapter. Additionally, we met with the OSA student chapter at SIOM and exchange our experience in holding activities.

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(Members visiting SIOM)

Article is by Xiaoman Shen (
Photos are by Hao Wu (