OPN Video

Rochester: An Optics Legacy

POSTED: 08 October 2012


Rochester has a long history as a global center for imaging and optics research.  Early companies such as Kodak and Bausch & Lomb, along with the University of Rochester and its Institute of Optics, have played an important role in stimulating the city’s economy.  Rochester is also the birthplace of OSA, which was founded here in 1916 by a small group of local optical technicians. This video traces Rochester’s optics heritage over more than 100 years.