Past Industry Programs
27 October 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A rigid Fabry-Perot etalon is the core of an ultrastable laser system. In the second part of our webinar miniseries on high precision metrology we will review in detail the physical characteristics of such an optical reference cavity:
21 October 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Next generation coherent optical systems are expected to deliver high data rates to meet the increase of traffic demands driven by the emergence of high bandwidth applications, such as Internet of Things, 4K video streaming, and online gaming. Different technologies have been proposed and investigated for next generation 400G, 800G, and 1.6T systems. In this webinar, we review the most promising techniques including, advanced modulation formats and coding, fiber nonlinearity mitigation, and space division multiplexing. All demonstrations will be performed in VPIphotonics Design Suite.
20 October 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In the first part of our webinar miniseries on high precision metrology we give a brief introduction to the language of frequency metrology:
19 October 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
With the recent release of the OIF 400ZR standard, test engineers are now focused on updating test strategies across all phases of their product development process including design validation, compliance and manufacturing. Tightening performance standards present increased challenges to test system design while at the same time, cost expectations are become more and more challenging. Test engineers are clearly on the front line. This webinar will explore key test design and implementation challenges that will need to be overcome.
12 October 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hosted by: OIDA & OSAF |
Sponsored by: Go!Foton
7 October 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This is one of a series of online discussions of the requirements on optical components for applications of quantum technology. This roundtable will consider a wide range of applications, while focusing on specific optical components such as lasers, detectors, and integrated photonics. The aim of the event is to assess and revise, if necessary, the requirements described in the document published this year, OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap—Every Photon Counts. The event will feature experts invited to offer their perspectives, and attendees will also encouraged to participate in the interactive discussion.
23 September 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this webinar, we explore simple test setups to accurately measure IL and RL for various non-standard and emerging cable assemblies including: hybrid patch cords, unibody duplex (SN and MDC), ruggedized connectors, shuffles, loopbacks, and expanded beam connectors. We will also look at the new 3M expanded beam EBO connector in detail and show features that make it optimal for connectivity and installation.
15 September 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Hosted by: OIDA & OSAF |
Sponsored by: Go!Foton
9 September 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Streamlining the design process, shortening the development cycle, and reducing the transition to manufacturing remain some of the most demanding requirements for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) designers. During this webinar, Infinera and VPIphotonics will present a design and fabrication workflow for InP PICs developed to address these needs. The workflow is based on the Infinera Process Design Kit (PDK), which includes devices optimized to ensure the best performance and yield within Infinera’s InP foundry. VPIphotonics and Infinera collaborated to develop compact models for these PDK building blocks to allow for rapid prototyping of application-specific PICs.
Join our webinar to learn how to start your PIC design with a graphical circuit representation and system simulation in VPIphotonics’ software environment and smoothly proceed with physical layout implementation, verification, and fabrication by Infinera’s InP foundry.
2 September 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This webinar is targeted for suppliers of optical modules. The Open Eye MSA approach is a natural evolution relative to today’s high-volume optical nodes, enabling users to scale to next generation Baud rates. Presenters will overview chip-set and test solutions for implementation of modules based on Open Eye MSA specifications.
26 August 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This webinar is targeted for Data Center, Enterprise and Telecom network architects. Presenters will overview the benefits of the Open Eye MSA approach enabling low cost, low power and low latency optical modules for 200Gbps and 400Gbps connectivity deployments.
18 August 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A Unique Product Presentation, Discussion and Networking Event
29 July 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This webinar will talk through some of the ways in which we’re having to shift and adapt our customer and supplier interactions. Certainly, there are more phone calls and video-conferences. Are there ways in which we can innovatively drive these to our advantage? Are there companies who have begun a new method of virtual product demonstration?
We will also discuss how to market to potential customers when we don’t have some of the standard options, like conferences and trade shows, available to us. As a corollary, how do we most effectively seek new suppliers?
We look forward to questions and interactions from the attendees.
21 July 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Patent protection is an investment. In this webinar, learn how to maximize the value of that investment by identifying what to patent, how to patent it, and how to realize a return on the patents. We will also discuss managing patent costs and timing. And time-permitting, we will cover several examples of successful patent strategies in the optics industry, from Kodak v. Polaroid and beyond.
20 July 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The transformation of the utility industry to a distributed topology is rapidly accelerating the need for operational awareness. As the saying goes, “The great Mother, of all productions, grave necessity.” This necessity is driving new technologies for measurement, control and decentralization of electrification unseen in the last 100 years. Optical solutions pose to be the predominant player in the great race to distributed electrification.
16 July 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quantum technologies are currently experiencing a surge in activity. This webinar will focus on laser cooling and trapping which has recently seen a shift from purely fundamental research toward a focus on increased application-driven effort such as quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum metrology. The scientific community faces a new set of challenges and it is essential for industry to continue to provide the tools necessary to enable and accelerate research and application development.
Frequency combs are an essential component in optical clocks, but possess often overlooked properties which make them ideal in a broad range or cooling and trapping systems. In addition to being the ultimate laser reference, combs can provide a convenient backbone for entire laser systems, streamlining an optical lab. We will cover the relevant frequency comb properties, locking schemes, and integrated components which are moving lasers off the optical table and into convenient, clean packages without compromising performance.
The technological frontier in computation, communication, and medicine is increasingly utilizing the power of quantum physics. Quantum processes are performed by interacting with microscopic systems such as atomic ions, neutral atoms, resonators, and photons to execute operations and store information. Atomic ions make an exceptional platform for many of the most important applications in quantum information. Trapped ion systems require excellent vacuum cells for keeping an ion trapped for long periods of time, and robust laser systems for writing and storing information. ColdQuanta has developed a compact ion trap package that is a fraction of the size of the state-of-the-art vacuum systems seen in laboratories around the world. We will review a compact ion trapping system that we have built in collaboration with TOPTICA and other partners, including Optosigma, Coherent, Duke University, and Sandia National Labs.
12 July 2020, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
During this 5-day bootcamp, you will discover how to identify high potential ideas, validate them using key tactics of customer discovery and evidence, vet them through innovation experimentation and develop pitches on new solutions, products or ventures.
8 July 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OIDA completed a technology roadmap of quantum photonics earlier this year, to identify what is needed to commercialize quantum photonics technology. The target applications span quantum sensing to quantum communications and quantum computing. While it is early to identify detailed specifications for the wide array of potential applications, the roadmap characterizes the relevant landscape and lists optics and photonics needs that appear common across many of the emerging commercial opportunities.
This webinar will present highlights from the roadmap, and provide some context to understand it, including an update on government funding of quantum research and other roadmap efforts worldwide. The webinar is intended for optics and photonics companies as well as academic researchers who are interested in moving quantum photonics from the lab to commercial use. There will be time for questions from live webinar attendees. OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap: Every Photon Counts was released to non-members on 1 June 2020, and is available at www.osa.org/OIDARoadmap
6 July 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Do you have projects in free space optics communications (FSO) and want to improve them? Have you ever used adaptive optics? This optic technology can bring lots of value to your project - attend this webinar with 4 expert speakers to learn more about the inputs and added values of adaptive optics for FSO.
30 June 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
This webinar is the first in our new series as we transition our COVID-19 event-oriented weekly webinars to the ongoing OIDA Business Track Webinar Series with less frequency.
The current theme for this business track webinar is “Working Together under the New Normal” on managing for a rebound from Covid-19.
This session will feature a focus on messages and best practices for SMEs (Small, Medium Enterprises). We will hear from three CEOs on how they have dealt with employee, customer and supply chain topics—and where this evolves to yield best customer service, team morale and forward product planning and execution. How do they plan to decide focus in the future—growth vs. hunker down? Do new opportunities arise from this to expand their business… where and how? Our panel members are all CEOs of SME firm, and have multi-national operations and customers to manage. Join us for exchanging ideas of how they have dealt with issues to date and expect to address the coming months of operations and communications with all their constituents—customers, employees, suppliers, and investors/bankers.
29 June 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) are expected to disrupt the industry similar to what Integrated Circuits did in the electronics industry by shrinking size, weight and cost while increasing performance at the same time. Many optical functions can be integrated in a PIC ranging from a simple beam combiner to a fully integrated optical frequency comb. LIGENTEC's technology addresses today’s challenges of Integrated photonics with low propagation loss, ease of optical coupling and short development cycles.
In this webinar we will give an introduction into Photonic Integrated Circuits and discuss different material platforms. We will present our novel SiN platform for PICs, it’s main functional building blocks and their performance, show effective ways for optical I/Os and a pathway to heterogeneous integration of active elements. Finally, we will discuss application examples in LiDAR, Sensing, Communications, Quantum Computing and RF-optical links in Metrology.
24 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Historically, optical design has taken the route of designing for best nominal performance first, followed by modifying the system to account for any imperfections in manufacturing to obtain the best possible yield. With OpticStudio’s recent release of High Yield Optimization, the two-step process is handled simultaneously during optimization. During this presentation, we’ll see how this functionality is used in a real application and compare the usage of High Yield Optimization to the traditional design process.
24 June 2020, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This event aims to match leaders of mobility and autonomy
applications with photonic/optical technologies executives.
Technologies include advanced camera systems, LIDAR
and other imaging subsystems, sensor fusion, and the mobile optical data
transmission and networking systems that link the
mobile subsystems together. The workshop will focus on segments
within the field that have particular promise today, and
manufacturing issues related to these products.
23 June 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The 1.45 - 4um spectral region contains important spectroscopic signatures of many molecules. Semiconductors laser sources operate within this region, but they have very limited tuning ranges. Many such devices are required in order to have similar coverage. Optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) offer much wider tuning ranges than semiconductor lasers, and they have been commercially available for some time. However, wide wavelength coverage has been available only from pulsed OPOs, which necessarily have large linewidths that limit their utility for tunable laser molecular spectroscopy. CW OPOs have narrow linewidth that allows for high resolution spectroscopy. However, CW OPOs to date have suffered from mechanical stability and alignment issues, so that their tuning ranges are limited to approximately 700nm.
Recently, TOPTICA Photonics engineered a CW OPO that solves these issues, and for the first time offers a CW OPO that can cover 1.45 – 4um without realignment. Motorized control of all tuning elements enables computer controlled, hands free tuning over this entire range. In this webinar, TOPTICA will discuss the design and capabilities of their OPO, and conduct a live spectroscopy demonstration.
17 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Companies are under the gun to shorten development cycles, eliminate material waste, reduce costs and above all, bring high-performing products to market faster and at a lower cost. However, inefficient workflows can paralyze even the most talented engineers on your team. The limiting factor is not the talent of the team but the shortcomings of process, tools and mind-set. To gain a competitive edge, companies are transforming the way their engineering teams use technology to improve collaboration and bring about better business outcomes. In this webinar, speaker Bob Householder, optics veteran and Key Account Manager at Zemax, will share how innovative companies today are using technology to transform manufacturability from optical design, to mechanical design and build, to manufacturer, in one seamless workflow.