Giving to CREOL CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Industrial Affiliates Day 2014
Advances in Optics & Photonics
Industrial Affiliates Symposium
Celebrating the International Year of Light
March 12-13, 2015
Thursday March 12:
Short Courses
  • Debashis Chanda (video recording)
    Functional Optical Metamaterials
    9:00 - 10:30 AM, CREOL Building, Room 102
    Metamaterials are artificially engineered materials with unique electromagnetic properties. Various new properties like negative refractive index, zero index, artificial magnetism, perfect absorption etc have been demonstrated which are not available in natural materials. However, to date no practical application has emerged based on such properties, primarily due to lack of control and fabrication challenges. The present course will cover the fundamental physics of a chosen set of metamaterials and demonstrate various control mechanisms to tune the optical responses dynamically in order to develop infrared detectors, biosensors and flexible displays based on practical large area fabrication techniques.
  • Kenneth Schepler
    Transition-Metal Solid-State Lasers
    9:00 - 10:30 AM, HEC Room 125
    The course covers fundamental principles of transition-metal ion spectroscopy, semiconductor host materials, transition-metal infrared lasers and their applications. Performance of transition-metal infrared lasers such as Cr2+:ZnSe/S and Fe2+:ZnSe will be reviewed including cw, gain-switched, and modelocked operation. Recent advances in waveguide operation will also be reviewed. Broadband tunability and operation in a multitude of formats leads to applications which encompass infrared spectroscopy, sensing, imaging, free-space communications, infrared countermeasures and high-field effects.
  • Guifang Li (video recording)
    Optical Fiber Communication
    10:45 - 12:15 PM CREOL Building, Room 102
    How does fiber optical communication support exponential growth in data traffic on the internet? This course describe key technological revolutions that have provide multiplicative growth of transport capacity of fiber-optic transmission systems in the last two decades. Space-division multiplexing, a focus of current research which could potentially provide the next 100x improvement in transmission capacity, will be presented.
  • Demetrios Christodoulides
    Beam Synthesis & Dynamics
    10:45 AM - 12:15 PM HEC Room 125
    The course will cover recent developments in beam shaping and synthesis techniques. Special emphasis will be given to optical diffraction-free patterns and accelerating beams. Possible applications of such wavefronts will be also discussed.
  • Poster Session
  • Technical Exhibits
  • Lab Tours
  • Reception
Friday March 13:
Public Lecture
Technical Symposium
Fiber Photonics Integrated Photonics and Sensors Bioimaging Mid IR
International Year of Light celebration and public lecture
Industrial Affiliates Day 2014 International Year of Light
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