Traveling Lecturer Directory

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Mario Agio

Contact:
European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS)
via Nello Carrara 1 50019 Florence, Italy
+39 055 457 2469
agio@lens.unifi.it
www.lens.unifi.it
 

Discussion Topics:

  • Nano-Optics 250.5403
  • Plasmonics 350.4238
  • Nanophotonics and photonic crystals 050.5298
  • Photonic crystals 270.0270
  • Quantum optics
  • Light-matter interaction
  • Nanoantennas

Speaker Credentials:

Mario Agio is a Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Optics (INO-CNR) and the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), Florence, Italy. His research interests focus on single-molecule spectroscopy and optical nanoscopy, quantum- and nonlinear-optics in photonic nanostructures, plasmonics and metamaterials. He has been awarded the Latsis-Prize of ETH Zurich for his significant contributions to the field of theoretical nano-optics.

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Mohammad S. Alam Fellow

Contact:
University of South Alabama
ECE Department, EEB 78
Mobile, AL 36688
USA
Tel: 251-460-6117
Fax: 251-460-6028
malam@usouthal.edu
http://www.southalabama.edu/engineering/ece/faculty/malam/

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical  Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition and Tracking in FLIR Imagery
  • Smart Energy Management and Control

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam is a Professor and Chair of the ECE Department at the University of South Alabama (USA). Dr. Alam received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1983 and 1985, his MS degree in computer engineering from the Wayne State University, Michigan in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio in 1992.

His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition and tracking, biometric recognition, infrared imaging systems, ultrafast computing architectures and algorithms, and smart energy management and control. He is the author or co-author of nearly 400 published papers, including 154 articles in refereed journals, over 230 conference publications, 12 book chapters, a book on IPTV (IEC Press), and a reference book of selected papers on Pattern Recognition Using Joint Transform Correlation (SPIE Press). He received numerous excellence in research, teaching and service awards including the 2005 Outstanding Scholar of the Year award from the USA Alumni Association and 1998 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region IV of IEEE.

Dr. Alam served or serves as the PI or Co-PI of many research projects totaling over 14 million dollars, supported by NSF, FAA, DoE, ARO, AFOSR, SMDC, NASA, WPAFB and ITT industry. Dr. Alam presented over 65 invited papers, seminars and tutorials at international conferences and research institutions in USA and abroad. He serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Science and Technology, and as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Optical Engineering (January 1998, May 1998, May 2000, January 2002 and August 2004 issues) and Journal of Applied Optics (April 2005 issue).  He has organized and chaired many professional conferences. Most recently, he served as the general chair of the International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering (GVE 2007) which was held during January 2-5, 2007 in Clear Water, Florida.

He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a member of the Society for Imaging Science & Technology and a member of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). He was the Chairman of the Fort Wayne Section of IEEE during 1995-1996. He also served as the President of the Southeastern ECE Department Heads Association during 2005 - 2006.

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Tamrat Alemayehu

Contact:
Addis Ababa
Tel: +2510911421849
tamrateepco@yahoo.com
http://www.aait.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Bio-medical instrumentation & Imaging

Speaker Credentials:

Masters student at Addis Ababa University in Bio-medical engineering

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Andrea Alu

The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C0803
Austin, TX 78712, USA
+1.512.471.5922
alu@mail.utexas.edu
http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~aalu/

Discussion Topics:

    1. Optical metamaterials and plasmonics: theory and applications
    2. Optical antenna theory and applications
    3. Plasmonic cloaking: principles, potentials and applications

Speaker Credentials:
Andrea Alù is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He received the laurea (MS) degree in electronic engineering, the MS degree in environmental engineering and the PhD degree in biomedical electronics, electromagnetics and telecommunications from the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, respectively in 2001, 2003 and 2007. From 2001 to 2008, he has been periodically working at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA., where he has also developed significant parts of his PhD and postgraduate research.
He is the co-author of over 125 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, 15  book chapters and over 230 conference contributions. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including optical metamaterials and plasmonics, electromangetics, optical theory and photonics, cloaking and transparency, optical nanocircuits and nanostructures modeling, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, RF antennas and circuits.

Dr. Alù is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and has guest edited two special issues in optics journals on metamaterials and plasmonics. In addition, he has been the recipient of several international awards and recognitions for his research studies, among which the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the AFOSR Young Investigator (YIP) Award, the L. B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics, the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics, four URSI Young Scientist Awards and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant Young Researcher Award.

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Emmanuel A.  Anagnostakis

Contact:
22 Kalamakiou Avenue, GR 174 55 
Alimos
Greece
emmanagn@otenet.gr

Discussion Topics:

  • Optoelectronic Semiconductor Nanotechnology
  • Nanoheterointerface Wavefunction Penetration Length Photonics
  • Comprehending Nanophotonics

Speaker Credentials:

  • 2009 – to-date, Hellenic  Air Force  Academy: Associate Professor of Electronics.

Place & Date of Birth:  Athens, Greece; 3rd February 1961.
Nationality:  Greek.

Academic Diplomas:

  • B.Sc. in Physics (1982)
  • M.Sc. in Electronic Automation (1984)
  • Ph.D. in Photonic & Optoelectronic Semiconductor Nanodevices (1990): Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece.

University Professorships:

  • 1989 – 1993, University of Athens (Greece), Department of Physics: Instructor of Microelectronics and Quantum Optics & Lasers.
  • 1993 – 2001, Hellenic Army Academy (Greece): Visiting Professor of Physics and Director of the Laboratory of Physics.
  • 2001 – to-date, University of Thessaly (Greece), Department of Computer, Telecommunication, and Network Engineering:  Associate Professor of Physics.

Scientific Society Administration

  • 1997 – 1999, Hellenic Physical Society (Greece): Academic Affairs Officer in the Governing Body and Academic Liaison to the European Physical Society.
  • 2000 – 2003, Electrochemical Society / European Section: Vice President. 
  • 2004 – Co-coordinator of the Nanodevice Physics Forum of the Hellenic Physical Society.

Referee & Adjudicator Function:  1998 – to-date

  1. 1. Semiconductor Science and Technology
  2. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  3. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  4. Measurement Science and Technology
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Thin Solid Films.
  7. Philosophical Magazine.
  8. Philosophical Magazine Letters.

Research Monograph Reviewer:

1998 – to-date, on the part of the European Physical Society (EPS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Publications:

25 Journal Articles (13 of which single-authored) & 19 Conference /Workshop/Institute Presentations.  

Prime Research Fields:

Photonic / Optoelectronic Semiconductor Nanodevices, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics, Materials Science and Biomedical Spectroscopy.

040.0040   Detectors
140.0140   Lasers and laser optics
230.0230   Optical devices
250.0250   Optoelectronics
260.0260   Physical optics
270.0270   Quantum optics

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Peter E. Andersen

Contact:
Dept. Photonics Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
4000 Roskilde, Denmark
+45 4677 4555
peta@fotonik.dtu.dk
http://www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english/About-us2/medarbejdere/DTU-Fotonik-Staff/Person?id=7659&tab=1

Speaker Credentials:
Peter E. Andersen, PhD, is Senior Scientist and Research Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, where he leads the research within biomedical optics. He has more than 15 years of research experience with light sources for biomedical optics and optical coherence tomography systems and their application. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 scientific publications in the above-mentioned fields, respectively. Dr. Andersen is appointed Deputy Editor of Optics Letters.

170.4500
170.5280
140.2020
140.3515
140.3600
190.2620
 

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Pedro Andres

Contact:
Departamento de Optica
Universidad de Valencia
c/ Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot, SPAIN
34-96 354 4090 / +34 96 354 4715
pedro.andres@uv.es

Discussion Topics:

  1. Ultrafast Optics
  2. Wavelength-independent Femtosecond Optics
  3. Diffractive Optical Elements and Digital Holography

Speaker Credentials:

Pedro Andrés was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1954. Dr. Andrés is full professor of Optics since 1994 at the University of Valencia (UV). He acted as Head of the Department of Optics in the UV from 1998 to 2006. He was also the Director of both the Ph.D. Program and the Master Program in “Advanced Physics” of the Faculty of Physics (UV) from 2008 to 2010.
His current research interests include diffractive optics, static and dynamic diffractive optical elements, advanced imaging systems, microstructured fibers, light pulses, and ultrafast optics. He has co-authored slightly more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, several of them in collaboration with European and/or American researchers. Three of the above articles have received more than 150 citations. He also supervised 12 Ph.D. works (4 of them have received a Special Distinction awarded by the UV) and presented about 30 invited papers at international conferences and meetings.

050.1970   Diffractive optics
060.4005   Microstructured fibers
060.5295   Photonic crystal fibers
070.6120   Spatial light modulators
070.6760   Talbot and self-imaging effects
070.7145   Ultrafast processing
090.1995   Digital holography
180.1790   Confocal microscopy
190.4370   Nonlinear optics, fibers
230.2035   Dispersion compensation devices
320.5540   Pulse shaping
320.6629   Supercontinuum generation

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Stefan Andersson-Engels

Contact:
Department of Physics
Lund University
P.O. Box 118 SE-221 00
Lund, Sweden
Tel: +46-46-2223121
stefan.andersson-engels@fysik.lth.se

 

Speaker Credentials:

Stefan Andersson-Engels started his academic career by studying novel medical diagnostic techniques using laser spectroscopy. The work resulted in a PhD thesis based on 16 scientific publications in 1990. He spent the following year in the group of Profs Brian Wilson and Michael Patterson at McMasters University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. During this period he worked especially on research involving light propagation in turbid media, such as tissue. He brought this knowledge back to Lund University and the research now also involved photodynamic therapy and optical mammography, two fields involving much modeling of light propagation in tissue. The group introduced PDT as a clinical modality in Scandinavia, and was also the first to perform time-resolved transillumination imaging of living tissue. The latter work was an important step in the initiation of the research field "photon migration", now having frequent international conferences. The research interests of Stefan Andersson-Engels remains within laser spectroscopy of tissue mainly for detection, localisation or delineation of diseased regions, but also for measurements of physiological properties. The techniques developed and evaluated in clinical studies at the moment are fluorescence and NIR spectroscopy. Upconverting nanoparticles are explored for imaging and tomography. The clinical applications of this research could be demarcation of malignant tumours in the skin, oral or laryngeal regions, in the brain or breast or in the gastrointestinal or gynecological tracts. The developed spectroscopic techniques can also be applied for analyzing pharmaceutical preparations and tablets. A second major part of my research is the development and evaluation methods for laser treatments of diseases. Photodynamic therapy, both with superficial and interstitial illumination, is investigated. Mainly skin malignancies and prostate are treated, but other applications are foreseen, especially for IPDT. A concept of interstitial PDT involving spectroscopic measurements to provide an individualized feedback is developed and pursued

  • 170.4580 Optical diagnostics for medicine
  • 170.5180 Photodynamic therapy
  • 170.6280 Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
  • 170.6920 Time-resolved imaging
  • 170.5280 Photon migration
  • 170.3660 Light propagation in tissues

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Aslanyan

Petros Aslanyan

Contact:
Joliot-Curie 6
JINR LPHE
p.o. 141980
Dubna, Moscow region
Russia
Tel: +74962195055
paslanian@jinr.ru
http://arXiv.org/

Speaker Credentials:

Employer: Joint Institute for Nuclear research(JINR), Laboratory of High Energy Physics

Education:
1973-1979 - Faculty of Physics, department of nuclear physics, Yerevan State University(YSU)
Academic degrees:
1989 - Candidate (Dr.) of Physics and Mathematics science. " Differential Cross Section 0(1232) at 3.3 and 4.75 GeV/c and cumulative productions of vectors mesons".

Professional career:
1979-1993: - student, engineer and senior researcher in Yerevan State University(YSU) , department of nuclear physics. At same time as visiting scientist in JINR according to Intergovernmental agreement between JINR, Dubna and YSU,Yerevan.
1993-1996( senior researcher): I developed the soft jet algorithm software for experimental data analysis from stereo photographs, which were obtained by using of propane bubble chamber LPEP, JINR. These data allowed to study of the properties for soft jets or nucleon clusters in p+C, d+C, He+C, and C+C interactions.
1996-2011 ( head of group and Leading Research Scientist, LHEP): I have been continued to collect of statistics with strange particles and study for exotic multi-baryonic states with S = +1,0,-1,-2 on (700000) stereo-photographs which were obtained from exposed proton beam at momentum 10 GeV/c on 2m propane bubble chamber in JINR, LHE. Preliminary results for dibaryons in (p) spectrum are observed from collaborations FOPI(GSI), DAFNE(INFN), OBELIX(CERN),E549(KEK). The observed results suggest confidence in successful realization in future projects of AMADEUS(P. Buehler et al., The AMADEUS Collaboration, INFN, Frascati, LNF07/24(INFN),November 8,2007) and p02, JPARC(LOI-2006).
2008-2011 (educational activities): Lecturer by subject of "Experimental data acquisition and analysis in particle physics" at International University "Dubna".

Current activity: experimental data processing, simulation and analysis of data from detectors for experimental particle physics, production and decay characteristics of hadrons containing strange quarks, multiquark states, Now I am study production exotic multi-strange states in experiments :CBM-ROOT-GEANT and MPD,NICA.

Publications: Author of 70 papers (Aslanyan and Aslanian from servers : http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/hep/ ; http://arXiv.org/ and http://www.google.com)

110.5200 Photography
100.2960 Image analysis
100.3020 Image reconstruction-restoration
100.2960 Image analysis

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Aslanyan

Turki Bakhsh

Contact:
Tokyo 110-0016
Taito ku - taito
1-25-12-1108 axis taito
Tel: 966504626303
taabakhsh@kau.edu.sa 
http://taabakhsh.kau.edu.sa

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Turki A. Bakhsh received his B.D.S. degree in Dentistry from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia in 2005. After graduation, he became a faculty member at the same University. Currently, he is enrolled in a PhD program at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan and his interest into a combination of Adhesive Dentistry and the science of Optics.

170.1850 Dentistry
170.4500 Optical Coherence Tomography

Research Interest

  • Mechanism of dentin bonding
  • 3D imaging techniques
  • Lasers in Dentistry
  • Adhesion of biomaterials to the dental tissues
  • Nano-technology in the Dental sciences
  • Structure, diagnosis and treatment of dentin caries
  • Physic-chemical and manipulative properties of restorative materials
  • Durability of restorative materials
  • Improvement of various restorative techniques for direct and indirect restorations
  • Improvement of various dental esthetic treatment techniques
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Ken Barat

Contact:
42179 W. Santa Fe St
Maricopa, AZ 85138
USA
Tel: 925-698-5661
lasersafetysolutions@gmail.com

Speaker Credentials:
I am former Laser Safety Officer for Lawrence Berkeley Nat Lab, National Ignition Facility, laser safety adviser to LIGO, Mag Lab. National & international speaker on laser safety topics, i.e. Developing Laser Safety in Culture R&D, Laser Lab Design, Control Measures, hand held laser problem. Author of three text on laser safety. Chair of ANSI Z136.8 committee. Exec Chair LSO Workshop 1 through 7. Much more.

140.0140
140.7300
140.3460
000.2060
000.2170
000.5920

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James C. Bergquist

Contact:
NIST
Div. 847
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
USA
Tel: 303-497-5459
Fax: 303-497-7375
berky@boulder.nist.gov 
http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/ion/index.htm

Discussion Topics:

  • Single-atom optical clocks
  • Well stabilized lasers
  • Quantum information processing as applied to optical clocks

Speaker Credentials:

James C. Bergquist received a Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1977 (advisor, Dr. John Hall). Subsequent to an NRC postdoctoral appointment with Dr. David Wineland, he joined Dr. Wineland's research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder. In his research, Dr. Bergquist has concentrated on the laser cooling and spectroscopy of trapped atomic ions with applications to atomic clocks and fundamental tests. In 2000, he and his colleagues at NIST demonstrated the world's first all optical clock based on a single laser-cooled mercury ion. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and most recently he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He has won the E.U. Condon award (NIST, 2001) for written exposition, the Department of Commerce Gold medal in 1985 for "cooled-ion frequency standards" (with J.J. Bollinger, W.M. Itano and D.J. Wineland), in 2001 for "optical frequency standards and the means for relating their output to other frequencies" (with S.T. Cundiff, S.A. Diddams, J. Hall, L. Hollberg, C.W. Oates and J. Ye), and, again, in 2008 for "exceptional scientific creativity and accomplishment in developing new types of atomic clocks with best-in-the-world performance" (with T. P. Rosenband). In 2009 he received NIST's most prestigious award, the Stratton Award (NIST, 2009) for "leading the research and development of the world's most precise atomic clock, which is based on a single ion of mercury and exquisitely stabilized lasers." External awards include the William F. Meggers Award (OSA, 2002) for his contributions to "...high-accuracy laser spectroscopy with applications to fundamental metrology and clocks", the Rabi Award (IEEE, 2006) for his contribution to the "...realization of accurate optical frequency standards", the Herbert P. Broida Award (APS, 2007) for his contributions to "...ultra-high resolution laser spectroscopy and the realization of accurate optical frequency standards," the Arthur Schawlow Prize (APS,2008) for his contributions to "...laser science and tests of fundamental physical principles, in particular the application of ultra-stable lasers to tests of quantum measurement theory and the fundamentals of quantum mechanics."

120.3940 Metrology
140.2050 Dye lasers
140.3210 Ion lasers
140.3320 Laser cooling
140.3425 Laser stabilization
140.3515 Lasers, frequency doubled
140.3518 Lasers, frequency modulated
140.3530 Lasers, neodymium
140.3560 Lasers, ring
140.3570 Lasers, single-mode
140.3580 Lasers, solid-state
140.3590 Lasers, titanium
140.3600 Lasers, tunable
140.3610 Lasers, ultraviolet
140.7300 Visible lasers

120.3940   Metrology
140.2050   Dye lasers
140.3210   Ion lasers
140.3320   Laser cooling
140.3425   Laser stabilization
140.3515   Lasers, frequency doubled
140.3518   Lasers, frequency modulated
140.3530   Lasers, neodymium
140.3560   Lasers, ring
140.3570   Lasers, single-mode
140.3580   Lasers, solid-state
140.3590   Lasers, titanium  
140.3600   Lasers, tunable
140.3610   Lasers, ultraviolet
140.7300   Visible lasers

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Irving J. Bigio

Contact:
Department of Biomedical Engineering and
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Boston University, BME
44 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215
USA
Tel: 617-358-1987
Fax: 617-358-0389
bigio@bu.edu

Discussion Topics:

Optical Biopsy: Optical Technologies for Minimally-Invasive Diagnosis of Cancer
A variety of optical spectroscopic techniques are being investigated for the development of noninvasive diagnosis of various cancers. These have the potential to reduce the need for surgical biopsies while providing improved diagnostic reliability.

Speaker Credentials:

Irving J. Bigio received his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Michigan in 1974.  From then until 2000 he was a scientific staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including service as Leader of the Laser Science and Applications Group (1988-1994). He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a Guest Fellow of Pembroke College at the University of Oxford, England.  Dr. Bigio holds several patents for biomedical optics instrumentation, and has received three R&D-100 Awards for the development of biomedical optical devices.   Since February 2001 he has been Professor at Boston University in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics and Gastroenterology.  Dr. Bigio serves on several government advisory panels and on external advisory boards for companies and academic institutions.   He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and is a member of the American Physical Society and the SPIE.  In addition to other research programs in biomedical optics, Dr. Bigio is currently leading a multi-institutional program under the NIH/NCI Network for Translational Research in Optical Imaging, comprising several medical research centers in the US and Europe.

170.0170   Medical optics and biotechnology
170.6510   Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
170.3890   Medical optics instrumentation
170.6935   Tissue characterization

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Svetlana V. Boriskina

Contact:
Mechanical Engineering Department
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rm. 7-012
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
sborisk@mit.edu
http://www.mit.edu/~sborisk/

Discussion Topics
350.6050 Optics for Energy
260.2160 Solar energy
290.6815 Energy transfer
Thermal emission

Speaker Credentials:

Svetlana V. Boriskina a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and the Chair of the OSA Technical Group "Optics for Energy." Dr. Boriskina’s research blends nanophotonics, plasmonics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics and mechanics with applications in light generation, optical information processing, bio(chemical)sensing, and solar energy harvesting and conversion.

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David J. Brady

Contact:
Duke University
Box 90291
ECE Department
Durham, NC 27708
USA
dbrady@duke.edu 
www.disp.duke.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Computational optical imaging systems
  • Coded aperture spectroscopy
  • Gigapixel imagers
  • Compressive imaging
  • Digital holography

Speaker Credentials:

David Brady designs computational optical imagers and spectrometers. Examples include optical projection tomography, coded aperture snapshot spectral imaging, compressive holography, multiscale lens design and multidimensional coherence tomography. He is the author of "Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy" (Wiley-OSA 2009). As an ECE Professor at Duke University, Brady  leads the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program. He also works with several companies, including spinoffs from his lab such as Centice Corporation, which manufactures coded aperture spectrometers, Distant Focus Corporation, which builds computational camera arrays and Blue Angel Optics, which maufactures multiaperture imaging systems. Brady graduated from Macalester College in physics and math and earned M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Caltech in Applied Physics. He was on the faculty of the University of Illinois from 1990 until moving to Duke in 2001. 

110.0110    Imaging systems
110.1758   Computational imaging
110.3175   Interferometric imaging
110.4155    Multiframe image processing
110.4234   Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
110.6795   Terahertz imaging
110.7440    X-ray imaging
090.0090   Holography
090.1995   Digital holography

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Robert P. Breault

Contact:
Breault Research Organization, Inc
Ste. 350
6400 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson AZ 85715-3862
USA
rbreault@breault.com

Discussion Topic:

  • The Business of Optics Today and in the Next Ten Years

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Robert P. and his company are stray light analysis experts.  He has also been involved in regional, national and global Optics/Photonics Cluster Economic development. He is the Chairman and founder of the Research Organization, Inc. (BRO) in 1979.  He received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Yale University in 1962. From 1962 to 1969 Bob served as an Air Force pilot as a F100 Wild Weasel pilots in North Vietnam.  After his 7 years in the service, resumed his education, and received a MS and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center in 1979. From graduate student to company founder to global economic developer.

Dr. Robert Recognized as 2010 Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year

The  Research Organization has been named the 2010 Small Business Innovator of the Year by the Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) award committee.  BRO received the state’s Small Business Innovator of the Year award for its multiyear development and June 2010 release of APEX®, an optical engineering software application fully integrated with the industry-standard SolidWorks® 3D CAD software. APEX represents a leap forward in optical software, and gives optical, mechanical, and other types of engineers a user-friendly, CAD-based tool for the design and analysis of complex optical and illumination systems.

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Misha Brodsky

Contact:
AT&T Labs
200 S. Laurel Ave
Middletown NJ 07748
Tel: 732-420-9034
USA
brodsky@alum.mit.edu
www.research.att.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Quantum Entanglement in Fiber-Optics Networks
  • Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution
  • Fiber-optics; Optical Communications

Speaker Credentials

Dr. Misha Brodsky joined AT&T Labs in 2000. His contributions to fiber optic communications focused on optical transmission systems and the physics of fiber propagation, most notably through his work on polarization effects in fiber-optic networks. More recently Misha has been working on quantum communications; single photon detection; where his prime research interest is in photon entanglement and entanglement decoherence mechanisms in optical fibers.

Dr. Brodsky has authored or co-authored over 70 journal and conference papers, a book chapter and about two dozen patent applications. He is a topical editor for Optics Letters and has been active on numerous program committees for IEEE Photonics Society and OSA conferences. Dr. Brodsky holds a PhD in Physics from MIT.

(030.1640) Coherence
(030.1670) Coherent optical effects
(030.5260) Photon counting
(030.5290) Photon statistics
(040.5570) Quantum detectors
(050.5298) Photonic crystals
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1155) All-optical networks
(060.1660) Coherent communications
(060.1810) Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2270) Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber materials
(060.2300) Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics components
(060.2360) Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.2400) Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.2430) Fibers, single-mode
(060.2605) Free-space optical communication
(060.2630) Frequency modulation
(060.4005) Microstructured fibers
(060.4080) Modulation
(060.4230) Multiplexing
(060.4250) Networks
(060.4251) Networks, assignment and routing algorithms
(060.4252) Networks, broadcast
(060.4253) Networks, circuit-switched
(060.4259) Networks, packet-switched
(060.4261) Networks, protection and restoration
(060.4262) Networks, ring
(060.4263) Networks, star
(060.4264) Networks, wavelength assignment
(060.4265) Networks, wavelength routing
(060.4370) Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Optical communications
(060.4785) Optical security and encryption
(060.5060) Phase modulation
(060.5295) Photonic crystal fibers
(060.5565) Quantum communications
(060.6718) Switching, circuit
(060.6719) Switching, packet
(060.7140) Ultrafast processes in fibers
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4550) Correlators
(120.4825) Optical time domain reflectometry
(120.5050) Phase measurement
(120.5060) Phase modulation
(120.5410) Polarimetry
(130.5296) Photonic crystal waveguides
(130.5440) Polarization-selective devices
(160.5293) Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Photonic crystals
(180.1655) Coherence tomography
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Multiphoton processes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.4975) Parametric processes
(190.5040) Phase conjugation
(190.5650) Raman effect
(190.7220) Upconversion
(230.0040) Detectors
(230.2240) Faraday effect
(230.5440) Polarization-selective devices
(250.1345) Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
(250.4480) Optical amplifiers
(250.5980) Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(270.1670) Coherent optical effects
(270.4180) Multiphoton processes
(270.5290) Photon statistics
(270.5565) Quantum communications
(270.5568) Quantum cryptography
(270.5570) Quantum detectors
(270.5585) Quantum information and processing
(320.5390) Picosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Pulse compression
(320.5540) Pulse shaping
(350.1370) Berry's phase
(350.2460) Filters, interference
(350.4238) Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

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Fellow

Thomas G. Brown

Contact:
The Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Tel: 585-275-7816
USA
brown@optics.rochester.edu
http://www.optics.rochester.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Polarization Vortices in Illumination and Imaging
  • Perspectives on Silicon-based optoelectronics
  • Waveguide resonators and microsctructures

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Juan Capmany

Contact:
Dpto. de Física y Arquitectura de Computadores
División de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
Universidad Miguel Hernández
Avda. de la Universidad s/n
03202 Elche
Spain
Tel: +34-966658496
Fax: +34-966658903
jcapmany@umh.es

Discussion Topics:

  • Self-frequency-Converted Lasers
    Since the invention of the ruby solidstate laser with red emission, new solid-state systems capable of generating laser radiation in different spectral ranges have been pursued. Nature does not provide us with suitable ions to reach any spectral range in solid-state lasers. With the advent of nonlinear optics, laser radiation generated in solid-state laser systems can be frequency converted to new spectral ranges of interest. The highest simplicity in this kind of systems may be obtained in self-frequency-converted lasers where a nonlinear active medium doped with laser-active ions performs simultaneously as a laser oscillator and as a frequency converter yielding monolithic systems. At present monolithic self-frequency-converted lasers are capable of covering a wide spectral range from the ultraviolet to the medium infrared. Simultaneous generation of multiple-wavelength or tunable laser radiation is possible in these systems which can be brought to the microchip scale. Fast control of output power or wavelength via electric signals is also possible in monolithic self-frequency-converted lasers by deposition of metallic electrodes. The presentation will include:
  • Basic operation principles of self-frequency-converted lasers.
  • A historical review.
  • Recent achievements and perspectives.

Speaker Credentials:

Juan Capmany (MSc. in Physics, 1986) obtained a Ph.D. form Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) in 1996. After a ten-year R&D experience on image intensifiers for night vision for the Spanish Naval Research Laboratory he moved into the laser field where he has authored or co-authored over 40 journal papers related to self-frequency-converted lasers and a similar number of contributions to international conferences. Since 1999, he is a lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche (Spain).

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Fellow

Howard Carmichael

Contact:
University of Auckland
Department of Physics
Private Bag
92019 Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +64 -9373-7599 ext 88899
Fax: +64-9373-7445
h.carmichael@auckland.ac.nz

Discussion Topics:

  • Nonclassical light and Glauber's theory of optical coherence
  • Quantum jumps: A modern view
  • From cavity to circuit QED

Speaker Credentials:

Howard Carmichael earned a PhD from the University of Waikato in New Zealand in 1977. He joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1983 and moved to the University of Oregon in 1989, where he was Professor of Physics from 1991 to 2001. He is currently a member of the physics faculty at the University of Auckland where he holds the Dan Walls Chair in Theoretical Physics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. For his research in quantum optics he was awarded the Max Born Medal of the Optical Society of America in 2003.

270.1670   Coherent optical effects
270.2500   Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
270.3430   Laser theory
270.5290   Photon statistics
270.6570   Squeezed states
030.1640   Coherence
030.5290   Photon statistics

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Fellow

Connie Chang-Hasnain

Contact:
263M Cory Hall
EECS Department
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
USA
Tel: 650-799-7355
Fax: 510-643-1878
cch@eecs.berkeley.edu 
http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/chang-hasnain.html

Discussion Topics:

  • High Contract Grating VCSELs
  • Slow and Fast Light in Semiconductors
  • III-V Nanowires and Nanoneedles on Silicon Substrates

Speaker Credentials:

Connie Chang-Hasnain is the John R. Whinnery Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Optoelectronic Nanostructured SemiconductoR Technologies (CONSRT) and Chair of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Chang-Hasnain was a member of the technical staff at Bellcore (1987–1992) and an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (1992–1996). Her research interests have been in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers and MEMS tunable optoelectronic devices and, most recently, nanostructured materials and nano-optoelectronic devices. Professor Chang-Hasnain was named a Presidential Faculty Fellow, Packard Fellow, and Sloan Research Fellow. She was awarded with an IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE LEOS William Streifer Award, National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecturer Award, and OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and IEE, and an Honorary Member of A.F. Ioffe Institute. Since 2007, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightwave Technology.

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Fellow

Prof K S Chiang 2

Kin Seng Chiang

Contact:
City University of Hong Kong
Department of Electronic Engineering
Hong Kong
China
Tel: +852-278-89605
Fax: +852-278-87791
eeksc@cityu.edu.hk
http://www.ee.cityu.edu.hk/~kschiang/

Discussion  Topics:

  • Development of fiber and waveguide devices based on long-period gratings
  • Light guidance in photonic bandgap slab waveguides
  • Development of polymer optical waveguide devices

Speaker Credentials:

Professor Chiang received the B.E. (Hon.I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 1982 and 1986, respectively.

In 1986, he spent six months with the Department of Mathematics, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia. From 1986 to 1993, he was with the Division of Applied Physics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia. From 1987 to 1988, he received a Japanese Government research award and spent six months at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba City, Japan. From 1992 to 1993, he worked concurrently for the Optical Fibre Technology Centre (OFTC), University of Sydney. In August 1993, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, where he is a Chair Professor. From 2007 to 2010, he was concurrently a Chang Jiang Chair Professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Professor Chiang has published over 400 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, as well as five book chapters, including a chapter on integrated-optic waveguides in John Wiley's Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has five patent applications. His research interests include optical fiber and waveguide theory, fiber and waveguide devices, optical fiber sensors, and nonlinear guided-wave optics.

Professor Chiang is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and the Australian Optical Society. He received the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship for 2000-2001. He is an associate editor of Journal of Lightwave Technology and a member of the Advisory Committee of Optics Communications.

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Fellow

Fow-Sen Choa

Contact:
UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Department of CSEE
Baltimore, MD 21250
USA
Tel: 410-455-3272
Fax: 410-455-6500
choa@umbc.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Avalanche photodiode based single photon detector arrays
  • Broadband semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • MOCVD growth and fabrication of quantum cascade lasers

Speaker Credentials:

Prof. Fow-Sen Choa’s research areas cover optoelectronic device and sub-system designs, material growths, device fabrication, characterization, and system experiments. Research subjects include near-, mid-IR, and THz- laser sources, detectors, avalanche photodiodes (APDs), modulators, waveguide couplers, grating, and their integrations.

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Kent D. Choquette

Contact:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3108 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
USA
Tel:  217-265-0563
choquett@uiuc.edu
http://vcsel.micro.uiuc.edu/

Discussion Topics:

Nanotechnology in Photonic Research
The infrastructure of the Information Age has to date relied upon advances in microelectronics to produce integrated circuits that continually become smaller, better, and less expensive.  The emergence of photonics, where light rather than electricity is manipulated, is posed to further advance the Information Age.  Central to the photonic revolution is the development of miniature integrated light sources, waveguides, and detectors.   This presentation will discuss the application of nanotechnology to achieve unprecedented confinement of both photons and electrons to develop the next generation of lasers and photonic integrated circuits.  We will review the present status of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and then describe new structures for the next generation of lasers, including composite resonator VCSELs, photonic crystal VCSELs, and the development of photonic crystal quantum dot emitters.

Speaker Credentials:

Received B.S. degrees in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  From 1990 to 1992 he held a postdoctoral appointment at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. He then joined Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, in 1993 as a Principal Member of Technical Staff.  He became a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000.  His Photonic Device Research Group is centered around the design, fabrication, characterization, and applications of vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers, photonic crystal light sources, nanofabrication technologies, and hybrid integration techniques.
From 2000 to 2002, he was an IEEE/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Distinguished Lecturer. He has authored more than 200 technical publications and three book chapters, and has presented numerous invited talks and tutorials.  Dr. Choquette has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, and as a Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a Fellow of SPIE.

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Fellow

Yun C. Chung

Contact:
Korea Advanced Institute of
Science & Technology
Dept. EE
South Korea
ychung@ee.kaist.ac.kr

Speaker Credentials:

Y. C. Chung is professor of electrical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), which he joined in 1994.  From 1987 to 1994, he was with the Lightwave Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories.  From 1985 to 1987, he was with Los Alamos National Laboratory under AWU-DOE Graduate Fellowship Program.  His current activities include high-capacity WDM transmission systems, all-optical WDM networks, optical performance monitoring techniques, WDM passive optical networks, and fiber-optic networks for wireless communications, etc.  He has published over 300 journal and conference papers in these areas and holds over 60 patents.

Prof. Chung is an associate editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and a guest editor for OSA Journal of Optical Networking.  He has also served as an associate editor for Fiber and Integrated Optics and as conference chair and committee member for numerous international conferences including OFC, IOOC, OECC, SPIE, and APOC, etc.  In 2006, he served as a technical committee member or chair for OFC, OECC, IWSE, COIN, and APOC.  Prof. Chung is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of OSA.

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Fellow

Charles W. Clark

Contact:
Electron and Optical Physics Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8410
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8410
USA
Tel: 301-975-3709
charles.clark@nist.gov
http://www.nist.gov/pml/div684/clark.cfm

Discussion Topics:

  • Telling time with atoms on land, sea, and in the air
    The hows and whys of precision timekeeping and navigation, with particular emphasis on recent advances in optical and atomic physics, and on military applications.
  • Believe it or square root of NOT
    Quantum information science and its emerging technological applications, with particular emphasis on quantum cryptography at telecommunications speeds.
  • Condensed matter physics at nanograms per cubic centimeter
    How optical lattices and ultracold atoms can be used to construct novel quantum functional “materials,” allowing the exploration of superconductivity, superfluidity, quantum phase transitions, and non-Abelian gauge fields in systems a million times lighter than air.

Speaker Credentials:

Charles Clark is Chief of the Electron and Optical Physics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD and acting Group Leader of the NIST Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF III). He also serves as Program Officer for Atomic and Molecular Physics, U.S. Office of Naval Research, and is a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute of NIST and the University of Maryland.  His research interests are in the dynamics of ultracold atoms and quantum computing and communications.

  • Chief, Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (1990 -); Member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland (1990-); Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute (2006-)
  • Visiting Professor of Physics, National University of Singapore (2006-)
  • Program Officer for Atomic and Molecular Physics, U.S. Office of Naval Research (2003-)
  • OSA Traveling Lecturer, Student Chapter of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (2007)
  • Chair, Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, American Physical Society (2005)
  • Gold Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce (2004)
  • Physical Sciences Award, Washington Academy of Sciences (2003)
  • Fellow, Washington Academy of Sciences (2003)
  • Archie Mahan Prize, Optical Society of America (2002)
  • Edward U. Condon Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology (2002)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001)
  • Dr. Lee Visiting Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford University (1999)
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics (1999)
  • Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce (1994)
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (1994)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1992)
  • Visiting Fellow, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University (1992)
  • Excellence in Research Award, National Bureau of Standards Chapter of Sigma Xi (1987)
  • Visiting Fellow, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University (1986)
  • Physicist, National Bureau of Standards/NIST, 1983-1989
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Bureau of Standards (1981-83)
  • Junior Research Associate, Daresbury Laboratory, England (1979-81)
  • Ph.D. in physics, University of Chicago (1979)
  • B. A. in mathematics and physics, Western Washington University (1974)

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Fellow

Steven Cundiff

Contact:
JILA
University of Colorado and NIST
440 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0440
USA
Tel: 303-492-7858
Fax: 303-735-2498
cundiffs@jila.colorado.edu
jilawww.colorado.edu/~cundiffs

Discussion Topics:

  • Ultrafast Coherent Spectroscopy
  • Femtosecond Comb Technology
  • Optical Multidimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Cundiff is a JILA Fellow; JILA is a joint institute between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He is a Physicist in the NIST Quantum Physics Division and an Adjoint Assoc. Professor in the Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at the University of Colorado. Prior to joining JILA, he was a post-doc at Bell Labs in Holmdel and prior to that he was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Marburg, Germany. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan in 1992. He was the General Chair of QELS '08 and served as a topical editor for JOSA B for 6 years. He is a Fellow of the OSA and the APS. His research includes femtosecond comb technology and ultrafast spectroscopy of semiconductors and dense atomic vapors.

320.0320   Ultrafast optics
300.6300   Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
190.5530   Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
140.4050   Mode-locked lasers
120.3940   Metrology
 

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Kevin Curtis

Contact:
Bell Labs
Room 1D356
600 Mountain Ave.
Murray Hill, NJ 07974
Phone: 908/582-6913,
Fax: 908/582-3958
curtis@clockwise.lucent.com

Discussion Topics:

Digital Holographic Data Storage - A brief review of the current status of holographic data storage and a comparison with existing technologies will be presented. In addition, the talk covers recent progress in digital holographic data storage and recovery at Bell Labs.

 

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Fellow

Martijn de Sterke

Contact:
School of Physics and CUDOS
University of Sydney 2006
Australia
Tel: 612-9351-2906
desterke@physics.usyd.edu.au
http://sydney.edu.au/science/physics/cudos/people/desterke.shtml

Discussion Topics:

  • Slow Light
  • Supercontinuum generation

Speaker Credentials:

Martijn de Sterke received the M.Eng degree from the University of Delft in the Netherlands in 1982 and his PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester in the USA in 1987. After postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto, he joined the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, where he is now a Professor in Physics working in the area of optics and photonics.  He has been member of the Program Committee of many international conferences, such as CLEO, CLEO Europe, IOOC, LEOS, etc. In January 2007 he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Optics Express.

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Fellow

Peter J. Delfyett

Contact:
CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816
USA
Tel: 407-823-6812
Fax: 407-823-6880
delfyett@creol.ucf.edu
http://up.creol.ucf.edu

Discussion Topics:

Ultrafast Photonics and Applications

Speaker Credentials:

Peter J. Delfyett received the B.E.(E.E.) degree from The City College of New York in 1981, the M.S. degree in EE from The University of Rochester  in 1983,  the M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from The Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York in 1987 and 1988, respectively.  His Ph.D. thesis was focused on developing a real time ultrafast spectroscopic probe to study molecular and phonon dynamics in condensed matter using optical phase conjugation techniques.

After obtaining the Ph.D. degree, he joined Bell Communication Research as a Member of the Technical Staff, where he concentrated his efforts towards generating ultrafast high power optical pulses from semiconductor diode lasers, for applications in applied photonic networks.  Some of his technical accomplishments were the development of the world’s fastest, most powerful modelocked semiconductor laser diode, the demonstration of an optically distributed clocking network for high speed digital switches and supercomputer applications, and the first observation of the optical nonlinearity induced by the cooling of highly excited electron-hole pairs in semiconductor optical amplifiers.
While at Bellcore, Dr. Delfyett received numerous awards for his technical achievements in these areas, including the Bellcore Synergy Award and the Bellcore Award of Appreciation.

Dr. Delfyett joined the faculty at the College of Optics & Photonics and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers
(CREOL) at the University of Central Florida in 1993, and currently holds the positions of University of Central Florida Trustee Chair Professor of Optics, ECE & Physics.

Dr. Delfyett served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2001-2006), and served on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America.  He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, was Executive Editor of IEEE LEOS Newsletter (1995-2000) and sits on the Presidential Science Advisory Council of the Orlando Science Center.  He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Fellow of IEEE/LEOS, was a member of the Board of Governors of IEEE-LEOS (2000-2002), and is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi, and SPIE. Dr. Delfyett has been awarded the 1992 YMCA New Jersey Black Achievement Award, the 1993 National Black Engineer of the Year Award – Most Promising Engineer, the University Distinguished Research Award ’99, and highlighted in Design News’ “Engineering Achievement Awards”.

In addition, Dr.Delfyett has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Faculty Fellow Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is awarded to the Nation’s top 20 young scientists.

Dr. Delfyett has published over 500 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, has been awarded 30 United States Patents, and has been highlighted on ‘C-SPAN’, “mainstreekweek.com” and in “Career Encounters”, a PBS Special on technical careers in the optics and photonics field.  Dr. Delfyett was awarded the 1999 University Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award, the 2000 Black Engineer of the Year Award – Outstanding Alumnus Achievement, and the 2000 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.  He was awarded the University of Central Florida’s 2001 Pegasus Professor Award which is the highest honor awarded by the University.  He is also a Founding Member in NSF’s Scientists and Engineers in the School Program, which is a program to teach 8th graders about the benefits of science, engineering and technology in society.  In 2003, Dr. Delfyett received the Technology Innovation Award from the Orlando Economic Development Commission.  He was selected as one of the “50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science in 2004” and as a “Science Trailblazer in 2005 and 2006” by Career Communications Group and Science Spectrum Magazine.  Dr. Delfyett has also endeavored to transfer technology to the private sector, and helped to found “Raydiance, Inc.” which is a spin-off company developing high power, ultrafast laser systems, based on Dr. Delfyett’s research, for applications in medicine, defense, material processing, biotech and other key technological markets. Dr. Delfyett was also elected to serve 2 terms as President of the National Society of Black Physicists (2008-2012).  Most recently, he was awarded the APS Edward Bouchet Award for his significant scientific contributions in the area of ultrafast optical device physics and semiconductor diode based ultrafast lasers, and for his exemplary and continuing efforts in the career development of underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.

320.0320   Ultrafast Optics
140.4050   Modelocked lasers
140.5960   Semiconductor lasers
140.7090   Ultrafast lasers
320.7085   Ultrafast information processing 
320.7090   Ultrafast lasers 
320.7160   Ultrafast technology 
070.7145   Ultrafast processing

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Fellow

Eustace L. Dereniak

Contact:
UA College of Optical Sciences
PO Box 210094
1630 E. University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094
USA
eustace@optics.arizona.edu  
http://www.optics.arizona.edu/detlab/

Discussion Topics:

  • Infrared Detectors
  • Imaging Spectrometers
  • Imaging Polarimeters

Speaker Credentials:

Eustace L. Dereniak is a professor of optical science and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. His research interests are in the areas of detectors for optical radiation, imaging spectrometers, and imaging polarimeters instrument Development. Dr. Dereniak is a coauthor of two textbooks: Optical Radiation Detectors and Infrared Detectors and Systems, both from Wiley-Interscience. He has written chapters in Imaging in Medicine, edited by S. Nudelman and Patton, related to research and development using thermograph instrumentation in the early detection of breast cancer. He has authored or coauthored over 100 refereed articles. Prior to his academic career, he spent many years in industrial research with Raytheon, Rockwell International, and Ball Brothers Research Corporation. He has served as visiting professor with the US Army and Air Force, research associate with the Air Force's Rome Air Development Center, and consultant to the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. He has also taught at the University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, and University of Central Florida. He is a Fellow of SPIE and the Optical Society of America and is a past member of the board of directors of SPIE. Most recently, he received the College of Optical Sciences' Annual Award of Distinction for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

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Fellow

Silvano Donati

Contact:
University of Pavia
Electronics Department
Ferrata 1
Pavia 27100
Italy
Tel: 39-0382-985-204
Fax: 39-0382-488-593
silvano.donati@unipv.it
http://www-1.unipv.it/donati/

Discussion Topics:

  • Laser Interferometry and Self-mixing Techniques
  • Principles and Design of Gyroscopes and Electro-Optical Instrumentation
  • Photomultipliers for Optical Measurements

Speaker Credentials:

Silvano Donati has been a Full Professor of Optoelectronics since 1980. He is the author of two books published by Prentice Hall, Photodetectors (1999) and Electro-Optical Instrumentation (2004, Chinese translation 2006, India 2008, e-book 2009), and as well as over 280 papers, H factor 23, seminal papers on self-mixing and chaos cryptography reporting 1000+ citations. Professor Donati is a Fellow of OSA and Life Fellow of IEEE, and was a distinguished Lecturer of LEOS, 2007–2008 and 2008–2009.

Additional Details: Prof. Donati can also lecture additional topics, such as fiberoptics communications, fiber optics sensors, basic electronics, and electronic material and technology, and is available for Visiting Professor periods of 2–9 months for undergraduate and graduate courses.

See Prof. Donati's website for a list of topics or contact him at silvano.donati@unipv.it.

250.0250   Optoelectronics
120.0120   Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
040.0040   Detectors
130.0130   Integrated optics

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Jean-luc Doumont

Contact:
Principiae
Kapellelaan 103
1950 Kraainem
Belgium
+32 2 757 26 36
jl@principiae.be
www.principiae.be

Discussion Topics:

  • Giving oral presentations
  • Writing scientific papers
  • Creating graphs

Speaker Credentials:

An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. With his rational background, he approaches communication in an original, engineering- like way that contrasts sharply with the tradition of the field, rooted in the humanities. He is thus well received by students and professionals in search of a method they can apply with the same rigor they have come to value in every other aspect of their occupations. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. He is happy to deliver his lectures in English, Spanish, French, or Dutch.

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Fellow

Jonathan  P. Dowling

Contact:
Louisiana State University
202 Nicholson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
USA
Tel: 225-578-0887
jdowling@lsu.edu
http://phys.lsu.edu/~jdowling

Discussion Topics:

  • Linear Optical Quantum Information Processing
  • Quantum Optical Metrology
  • Quantum Imaging

Speaker Credentials:

Jonathan P. Dowling the Horace C. Hearne Jr. Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Quantum Science and Technologies Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Prof. Dowling received his BS in physics (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. He then received his MS in applied mathematics, MS in physics, and PhD in mathematical physics, all from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a Visiting Research Scientist at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy; a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany; and a National Research Council postdoctoral research associate in the Optical Science & Technology group at Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. In he then joined AMCOM as a Research Physicist, where he won the Army Research, Development, & Achievement Award for his development of the theory of spontaneous emission in photonic crystals. He then left AMCOM to take a position as Research Scientist at the Senior Level in the Quantum Computing Technologies Group at JPL, where he was eventually promoted to Group Supervisor & Principal Scientist, before leaving to take the post in Louisiana. Dowling has over 125 published articles, and he holds eight US patents in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Optical Society of America, and has served on the editorial board of Physical Review and for the European Optical Society. He was recently awarded the Willis E. Lamb Medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics.

270.5565 Quantum communications
270.5568 Quantum cryptography
270.5570 Quantum detectors
270.5580 Quantum information and processing
270.6570 Squeezed states

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Fellow

Frank Duarte

Contact:
Interferometric Optics
P. O. Box 26592
Rochester, NY 14626
USA
opticsjournal001@gmail.com
http://www.opticsjournal.com/tunablelasers.htm

Discussion Topics:

  • The Physics of Tuning in Tunable Lasers
  • Newton, Dirac, and the Tunable Laser
  • Coherent Emission from Organic Semiconductors
  • Very Large N-Slit Laser Interferometers

Speaker Credentials:

Frank J. Duarte graduated with first class honours in physics from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, where the studied from the syllabus designed by the creator of the Ward Identities, Oxford physicist John C. Ward. Subsequently he was awarded his PhD degree, from the same university, for his studies on optically-pumped molecular lasers. His doctoral advisor was James A. Piper and his post-doctoral advisor, at the University of New South Wales, was Brian J. Orr.

He came to the United States in 1983 to an academic position, at the University of Alabama, and in 1985 he became a Senior Research Physicist at the Research Laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Company where he was until 2006. During that period he also had various academic appointments and was an Analyst for the US Army Missile Command. In 2006 he founded Interferometric Optics in Rochester, New York.

At present, he works on the physics and architecture of compact high-power tunable narrow-linewidth laser oscillators. This includes the characterization of new organic, and organic-inorganic, gain media. Work on the extension of the generalized dispersion theory of prismatic optical systems is also in progress. A further continuing interest is the application of the Dirac quantum formalism to classical optics. More applied efforts include the design and construction of dispersive optics for high power tunable lasers and the application of multiple-prism assemblies to spectroscopy, microscopy, and astronomy.  Recently, Duarte and colleagues have also demonstrated very large N-slit laser interferometers.

He is the author of numerous refereed publications and the author and editor of several well-known books in the field of tunable lasers. His most recent books are Tunable Laser Optics (Elsevier Academic, New York, 2003) and the edited work Tunable Laser Applications, 2nd Edition (CRC, New York, 2009). He is known for the introduction of the generalized multiple-prism dispersion theory and various unique contributions to the physics and architecture of tunable laser oscillators. Numerous invited talks have been given in Asia, Australia, Chile, The United Kingdom, The United States, Spain, and Russia. His contributions are cited in more than 130 laser and optics books. Duarte is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. In 1995 he was awarded the Engineering Excellence Award from the Optical Society of America.

140.2050   Dye lasers
140.3410   Laser resonators
140.3600   Lasers, tunable
140.4780   Optical resonators
260.3160   Interference

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Fellow

John Dudley

Contact:
CNRS Institute FEMTO-ST
Dept. of Optics
University de Besancon
16 Route de Gray
Besancon
France
Tel: +33381666401
Fax: +33381666423
john.dudley@univ-fcomte.fr
www.femto-st.fr

Discussion Topics:

  • Supercontinuum Generation in Photonic Crystal Fiber
  • New Frontiers in Nonlinear Fiber Optics
  • Ultrafast Optical Self-Similarity

Speaker Credentials:

Originally from Otahuhu in New Zealand, John Dudley received B.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Auckland in 1987 and 1992 respectively. In 1992 and 1993, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of St Andrews in Scotland before taking a lecturing position in in 1994 at the University of Auckland. In 2000, he was appointed Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France, where he heads the Optoelectronics and Photonics research group.  He was named a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2005 and elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007. 

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Benjamin Eggleton

Contact:
University of Sydney
School of Physics
NSW 2006 Australia
Tel: +612 9351 3604
egg@physics.usyd.edu.au

Speaker Credentials:

Benjamin J. Eggleton is an ARC Federation Fellow and Professor ofPhysics at the University of Sydney and is the founding Director of CUDOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems. He obtained the Bachelors degree and Ph.D.degree in Physics from the University of Sydney. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Member of Staff and was subsequently promoted to Director within the Specialty Fibre Business Division of Bell Laboratories, where he was engaged in forward-looking research supporting Lucent Technologies business in optical fibre devices. Eggleton has published more than 300 journal publications (with over 8300 citations and an h-index of 45), including articles in Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters and has filed over 35 patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, IEEE Photonics and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Eggleton has received numerous awards for his contributions, including, the 2008 NSW Physicist of the Year medal, the 2007 Pawsey Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, the 2004 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2003 International Commission on Optics (ICO) Prize, the 1998 Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America, the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE/LEOS, and the R&D100 Award. He was President of the Australian Optical Society from 2008-2010 and is Editor for Optics Communications.

190.0190 Nonlinear optics
230.0230 Optical devices
130.0130 Integrated optics

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Fellow

Göran Einarsson

Contact:
Royal Institute of Technology
School of Electrical Engineering
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46-8-7906578
goran.einarsson@ee.kth.se
goran.einarsson@gmail.com

Discussion Topic:

  • Optical Fiber Communication

Speaker Credentials:

Professor Emeritus Communication Theory
Lund University, Lund Sweden 1969 -1990
Professor in Telecommunication Theory
Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA  1979
Consultant at Crawford Hill Laboratory
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden 1990 -1999
Professor in Telecommunication Theory

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Andrew Edet Ekpenyong

Contact:
Technische Universität
Dresden Tatzberg 47/49
Dresden 01307
Germany
Tel: +4935146340324
andrew.ekpenyong@biotec.tu-dresden.de
http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=PSHChaUAAAAJ&hl=en


Discussion Topics:

  • 170.0170 Medical optics and biotechnology
  • 090.1995 Digital holography
  • 100.2000 Digital image processing
  • 000.1430 Biology and medicine
  • 110.3010 Image reconstruction techniques
  • 140.7010 Laser trapping

 

Speaker Credentials:

Ph. D (Physics), Univ of Cambridge, UK, 2012. M.S. (Physics), 2007, Creighton Univ, USA. Current Position: Post-doc, Cellular Machines Group (Guck Group), Biotec, Technical University Dresden, Germany.

 

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Ellis

Jonathan D. Ellis

Contact:

233 Hopeman Building
Mechanical Engineering Department
Rochester, NY 14627-0132
USA
Tel: 585-287-1136
j.d.ellis@rochester.edu

Discussion Topics:

Displacement interferometry, Metrology, Precision Engineering

Speaker Credentials:

Jonathan D. Ellis is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Institute of Optics. Prior to joining the University of Rochester faculty, he studied at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands where he received his Ph.D. in 2010, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he received his M.Sc. in 2007 and B.S. in 2005, all in Mechanical Engineering. Jon’s background is in building novel instruments to enhance metrology capabilities for improving manufacturing processes and he is currently building a research group centered on precision engineering and optical metrology. Jon's current research topics include high power laser stabilization, multi-axis interferometry, and miniaturized displacement interferometers. Jon has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical papers, holds 3 patents, and is an active participant in many professional societies, including ASPE, euspen, SPIE, and OSA.

120.0120
120.2650
120.3180
120.3930
120.4570
120.4820
220.4830
350.4600

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Fellow

Shaoul Ezekiel

Contact:
MIT Room 26-357
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
Tel:  617-253-378
Fax: 617-253-8783
sezekiel@mit.edu
www.zeelase.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Understanding lasers and their impact on our lives
  • Understanding fiberoptics and their impact on our lives
  • Understanding laser-based sensors and their impact in science and technology

Speaker Credentials:

Dr. Shaoul Ezekiel is a professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Aeronautics/Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are primarily in the field of lasers and fiberoptics and their applications in such areas as atom-field interactions, laser spectroscopy, optical frequency/wavelength/time standards, and sensors of physical phenomena, particularly, inertial rotation and high magnetic fields. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society and the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). He has taught regular courses in optics and lasers for a number of years at MIT, and has also given many short courses at MIT, at technical society meetings, and at companies in many countries.

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Fellow

Charles M. Falco

Contact:
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
USA 
Tel: 520-621-6771
Fax: 520-621-4356
falco@u.arizona.edu
http://www.optics.arizona.edu/ssd/index.html  

Discussion Topics:

  • The History of Art; The Science of Optics
    Discoveries about Renaissance paintings resulting from a collaboration with the renowned artist David Hockney.
  • The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham, and its Influence on European Civilization
    Discoveries about the 11thC Islamic scientist, and the way his work has profoundly influenced the development of post-Medieval European civilization.
  • Optical Studies of Nanostructured Magnetic Materials

Speaker Credentials:

Charles Falco is a holds joint appointments in Optical Sciences and Physics at the University of Arizona, where he holds the UA Chair of Condensed Matter Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and the SPIE has published more than 250 scientific manuscripts, most of which are related to various physical properties of thin film materials, co-edited two books, has seven U.S. patents, and has given more than 400 invited talks on his research at conferences, research institutions, and cultural organizations in 27 countries. However, in addition to his scientific research, in 1998 he was co-recipient of an award from the AICA for his work as co-curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum's "The Art of the Motorcycle," for which he also wrote the exhibition catalog's introductory essay and bibliography. With over 2 million visitors in New York, Chicago, Bilbao, and the Guggenheim Las Vegas, it was by far the most successful exhibition of industrial design ever assembled, and is the 5th most attended museum exhibition of any kind. More recently, a collaboration with the artist David Hockney that found artists of such repute as van Eyck, Bellini and Caravaggio used optical projections in creating portions of their work has resulted in widespread coverage in the popular media, including an hour-long BBC special and a segment on CBS '60 Minutes', and over 150 invited talks and public lectures on this topic in 21 countries.

000.0000   General
000.2060   Education
000.2850   History and philosophy
000.4930   Other topics of general interest
000.5920   Science and society
100.0100   Image processing
100.2960   Image analysis
110.0110   Imaging systems
110.3080   Infrared imaging
110.4234   Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
110.5200   Photography
310.0310   Thin films

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Fellow

Philippe M. Fauchet

Contact:
University of Rochester
ECE Department
CSB 514
Rochester, NY 14627-0231
USA
Tel: 585-275-1487  
Fax: 585-276-2058
fauchet@ece.rochester.edu

Discussion Topics:

  • Silicon Photonic Crystal Microcavity Biosensors
  • On-chip optical interconnects: From system-level analysis to optical devices

Speaker Credentials:

Professor Philippe Fauchet has nearly 30 years of experience in semiconductor optoelectronics, nanoscience and nanotechnology with silicon quantum dots, biosensors, electroluminescent materials and devices, and optical diagnostics. His research on porous Si and nanoscale Si, and their application to LEDs and displays, biosensors, nanoelectronic devices, and optical interconnects has led to dozens of plenary, invited and contributed publications, and numerous invited conference presentations and seminars in North America, Japan and Europe. Over the past 10 years, a fraction of his group has been working toward the development of silicon-based lasers and silicon photonic components such as modulators and switches for use in optical interconnects and another fraction of his group has been developing label-free optical biosensors for use in biowarfare and public health. He has chaired many symposia and conferences, and he has received an IBM Faculty Development Award in 1985, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 1988, and the 1990-1993 Prix Guibal & Devillez for his work on porous silicon. Dr. Fauchet is the author of nearly 400 publications, and has edited nine books. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the IEEE, and serves on various boards for industrial and governmental entities.

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Fellow

Michael A. Fiddy

Contact:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Center for Optoelectronics, Grigg Hall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
USA
Tel: 704-687-8594
Fax: 704-687-8241
mafiddy@uncc.edu
http://optoresearch.com/Fiddy_bio.htm

Discussion Topics:

  • Optical Superresolution
  • Imaging from Scattered Fields
  • Light in Metamaterials   

Speaker Credentials:

Michael Fiddy received his Ph.D from the University of  London in 1977, and was a post-doc in the EE Dept. at University College London before becoming a faculty member in 1979 at Queen Elizabeth then Kings College London University.  Dr. Fiddy moved to the University of  Massachusetts Lowell in 1987 where he was ECE Department Head from 1994 until 2001.  In January 2002 he moved to UNC Charlotte as the founding director of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications.  He has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Waves in Random Media since 1996, and holds editorial positions with several other academic journals. He was the topical editor for signal and image processing for the journal of the Optical Society of America A from 1994 until 2001. He has chaired a number of conferences in his field, and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of  Physics, the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE) and the Electromagnetics Academy. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His research interests are in high resolution imaging from scattered fields using computational techniques and metamaterials.

100.6640   Superresolution
100.3200   Image reconstruction-restoration
100.3190   Inverse problems
160.3918   Metamaterials
160.5293   Photonic bandgap materials
160.4236   Nanomaterials
100.5070   Phase retrieval
110.3010   Image reconstruction techniques
070.0070   Fourier optics and signal processing
080.4865   Optical vortices
260.2030   Dispersion
260.6042   Singular optics
290.4210   Multiple scattering
350.4238   Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
350.5730   Resolution

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Fellow

Costas Fotakis

Contact:
IESL-FORTH
711 10 Heraklion
Crete
Greece
Tel: 30-2810-391316
Fax: 30-2810-391318
fotakis@iesl.forth.gr  
http://www.iesl.forth.gr/

Discussion Topics:

  • Laser applications for the preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Novel aspects of materials processing by ultrafast lasers: From optical to electronic and biological applications

Speaker Credentials:

Costas Fotakis is Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) at FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas) and Professor of Physics at the University of Crete. He founded the Laser Group and Laboratories of FORTH in 1983, and since 1990 has been Director of the European Ultraviolet Laser Facility at FORTH, which is currently part of the EU "LASERLAB-Europe" project, linking 26 major European laser infrastructures. His management track record is also reflected in the top ranking accorded the IESL by successive international evaluation committees, by the coordination of international R&D projects and levels of competitive funding raised for basic and applied research.

His research interests are in the fields of laser spectroscopy and photonics; in particular, laser interactions with materials and biomaterials and related applications for materials processing, analysis and diagnostics by ultrafast pulse lasers. He has been chair and co-chair of major international scientific conferences and member of influential EU and national scientific policy panels, including the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the European Advisory Group for Research Potential, the Experts Committee for the Interim Evaluation of the EC 7th Framework programme, and the National Advisory Board for Research and Technology. He has over 250 publications in refereed scientific journals, and more than 3,300 citations, (ISI Web of Knowledge) primarily in the field of photonics and their applications, and he has been plenary, key note or invited speaker in numerous international scientific conferences and events. He has also served on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals. Distinctions awarded include the 2004 'Leadership Award' of the Optical Society of America (OSA) "for decade-long leadership of, and personal research contribution to, the field of laser applications to art conservation and leadership in establishing and guiding the scientific excellence of the laser science programs at IESL-FORTH". He has been Springer Professor at the University of California, Berkeley for 2005-6. He has been elected as a Life Member and Fellow of OSA and has been a Member of the Fellows Committee of the European Optical Society (EOS). Currently, he serves as a member on the Board of Stakeholders of the European Technology Platform "Photonics 21". In 2010 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the Mediterranean University of Marseille.

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Fellow

John T. Fourkas

Contact:
University of Maryland
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
College Park, MD 20817
USA
Tel: 301-405-7996
fourkas@umd.edu
www2.chem.umd.edu/groups/fourkas/

Discussion Topic:

Making (Tiny, 3-D) Things with Light: Multiphoton Microfabrication

Speaker Credentials:

John Fourkas earned his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in 1986 and his Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford University in 1991.  After postdoctoral stints at the University of Texas and MIT, he joined the Chemistry faculty at Boston College in 1994.  He moved to the University of Maryland in 2005, where he currently holds the Millard Alexander Chair in Chemistry.  His research lies at the intersection of physical chemistry, optical physics, materials science and nanotechnology.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America.  His other honors include having been named a Beckman Young Investigator, a Sloan Research Fellow, a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar.  He is also a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

180.0180 Microscopy
190.0190 Nonlinear optics
300.0300 Spectroscopy
320.0320 Ultrafast optics