Optical Material Studies (OM)

Optical Material Studies (OM)

Interested audience.This group is involved with the development and characterization of new and improved optical materials. Materials include those with superior transmission in the UV, visible near and mid-infrared portions of the spectrum for use in passive and active optical elements and devices as well as those having unusual nonlinear optical properties for use in switches and limiters. Examples of novel materials include quantum engineered multiple quantum wells for lasing, photonic structures with unusual properties (negative index, left-handed, highly nonlinear, etc.) and sintered ceramic materials displaying superior hardness, strength and transmission in the infrared.

Name Affiliation Title
Garo Khanarian BASF Chair
Stephen Foulger Clemson University Vice Chair
Manyalibo Matthews Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Hot Topics Officer
Robert Stegeman Q-Peak, Inc. Hot Topics Officer
Wei Lee National Chiao Tung University Hot Topics Officer/Optical Groups Liaison
Phyllis Nelson California State Polytechnic University Optical Groups Liaison
Peter Smith University of Southampton Optical Groups Liaison
Howard Lee California Institute of Technology Webinar Organizer
Zhi M. Liao Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Webinar Organizer
Shekhar Guha US Air Force Research Laboratory Networking Organizer
Sepehr A. Benis University of Central Florida - CREOL Social Media Organizer
Yichen Liang University of Missouri Social Media Organizer
David DiGiovanni OFS Laboratories Awards Liaison
Anthony Kaye Texas Tech University Advisor
Mark Kuzyk Washington State University Advisor

Multifunctional photonic micro devices and subsystems: latest advances and future trends

December 02 - December 03 2015
FEMTO-ST institute, Besançon, Franche-Comté, France

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference

December 04 - December 06 2015
Hsinchu, Hsinchu, Taiwan

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2016

February 07 - February 11 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra , Australia

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

March 20 - March 22 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA

Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

March 20 - March 22 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA

Mark Your Calendars: The Optical Material Studies Technical Group will be hosting a live webinar on 14 December 2015 featuring a presentation from Dr. Franky So. Stay tuned for more information!