28 October 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry but also when setting up your own business? In this webinar series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories of how they moved from the lab to the executive office. Register for this one to hear from Michele Lacerenza from pioNIRS.
8 November 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Today’s optical communications products are more complex. They require higher
orders of reliability. On top of that, your end customers are demanding more
visibility into your ability to deliver on time. This requires that you now have
requisite visibility from all of your own suppliers, across the globe. Overall, the
market is demanding better supply chain visibility, with higher product quality and
9 November 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Principles for more effective technical leadership.
As we scientists and engineers advance in our careers, many of us move on to roles where we manage a project, a team, or even an entire business unit. To be effective, we find we must learn many new skills that were not part of our technical training. Effective leaders often find that some habits and patterns of thinking they developed during their technical training don’t work so well when leading a group to achieve challenging goals. We also find that understanding how to manage a team is not the same as ‘leading’ a team to accomplish great things.
In this webinar we will review some important principles that address some of the toughest questions that technical managers face: What’s most important for keeping a project on schedule? How do good leaders make hard decisions? What do you do when there’s no good answer? Is the maxim ‘Ask for forgiveness, not permission’ actually good advice? If you are a manager, or if you aspire to become one, this webinar will give you insight that will help you be more effective.
11 November 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This talk will outline the recent work by 5 leading companies (Ericsson, Nokia, Sumitomo, Lumentum, II-VI) in the initiative called mobile optical pluggables (MOPA). The MOPA initiative has produced a 55-page technical paper outlining all relevant optical solutions for 5G networks. These solutions, called optical blueprints, cover all parts of the 5G network: the low-layer split (aka fronthual), high-layer split, and backhaul, for all relevant distances (2-80 km), and technologies (grey optics, WDM optics, packet multiplexing, PON). Finally, an outlook into future needs and technologies will be made.
20 October 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The most fundamental method for checking the performance of your laser is to measure its power or energy output as this output directly affects the laser’s ability to perform. Measurement is important from the time the laser is first manufactured, through system integration, and on to final use. So you’re measuring your laser beam. You get a reading. Do you care if your laser measurement is on target? The answer is most likely an emphatic yes!
19 October 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In research fields such as spectroscopy or imaging, the goal is to measure increasingly small effects or fast processes. Whether these are phase changes induced by a THz transient or absorption changes observed with spectroscopic techniques, they often share the same challenge: recovering a small signal covered in noise. Lock-in amplifiers are ideally suited to this task, as they average the signal of interest while suppressing spurious noise. In this webinar, Claudius will look at well-established techniques – linear spectroscopy with multiple lasers, THz time-domain spectroscopy and laser scanning microscopy – to provide practical guides for different setups in optics and photonics. You will learn how to capture your data in the most efficient manner and how to tune the measurement settings to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio in your experiment.
14 October 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Optica (formerly OSA) as we partner with the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) and the University of Bristol, UK, for two informative sessions exploring the Quantum Technology Ecosystem in Bristol and the wider UK and Europe.
13 October 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Navigating between academia and industry can be a distinctive journey. Join OIDA as we host a yearlong series devoted to connecting students and early career professionals with leaders in industry to help guide you through your unique career path.
13 October 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Optical communication systems have provided ever-increasing data transmission capacities, and there is a set of core concepts that are fundamental to understanding many of the crucial technical areas. The intent of this course is to provide key background information to enable participants to facilitate an understanding of more advanced topics in this area.
13 October 2021, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Looking for new products for your organization and information about the latest technology? While the live event took place Wednesday 13 October 2021 and Thursday 14 October 2021, view the sessions on-demand now to get an in depth look as corporate members present and explain their cutting-edge technologies.
12 October 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ruggedized fiber optic cable assemblies are gaining prevalence in the communication industry. They are used in a wide breadth of applications, from connecting high speed 5G communication hubs together to facilitating high speed communications on modern fighter aircraft. The plethora of variations among these assemblies and their basic physical structure present unique challenges in measuring them for insertion loss and return loss. This webinar will focus on different methods and test setups for qualifying optical connections of ruggedized and harsh environment assemblies while maintaining a high level of accuracy in the measurements. The webinar will review the different methods and the benefits and drawbacks of each method.
7 October 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join Zemax CTO Sanjay Gangadhara as he reviews recent innovations in the optics and photonics industry and discusses how these innovations are being driven by key technologies such as diffractive optics and computational imaging. Dr. Gangadhara will also describe how simulation of these technologies enables rapid advancements in applications from data communications to LIDAR, medical imaging to mixed reality.
6 October 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Recently VPIphotonics developed a new simulation tool, VPItoolkit™ QKD. When used together with VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems, a simulation environment for classical transmission systems, they represent a powerful R&D environment for the development of QKD systems based on weak-coherent prepare-and-measure protocols, including co-existence scenarios with classical channels. The design environment can serve as a test bed for the development and evaluation of various implementation options of QKD systems and sub-systems, such as pulse shaping, signal recovery and filtering, and others. The toolkit offers capabilities for modeling a wide range of component imperfections by inheriting the versatile numerical approach of VPItransmissionMaker™ Optical Systems (part of VPIphotonics Design Suite™), including thermal noise, ADC quantization noise, RIN, phase noise, dark count rates, afterpulsing, dead time, etc. Also, exploiting the powerful model libraries coming with VPItransmissionMaker™ Optical Systems, the toolkit allows the investigation of various deteriorate effects such as Raman scattering and crosstalk from classical channels in co-existence scenarios. The native sweep and scripting functionality offers a convenient way to optimize simulation parameters such as modulation amplitude, photons per pulse, filter bandwidth, BB84 basis probability, symbol rate, and others. In the webinar we discuss modules for both CV- and DV-QKD including transmitters and receivers, parameter estimation, and secret key rate calculation and show live demos of various application examples.
4 October 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The optics and photonics industry is global, with companies commonly headquartered in one continent, manufacturing in another, and selling to a customer in another. They also compete globally, even often buying or selling to their competitors. The conventional wisdom is that fair global competition is good in the long run for both specific companies and the industry overall. But while companies want to compete in foreign markets, they aren’t eager to invite competition to their markets. Moreover, a global industry also means that not only do products cross borders, but capital crosses borders too. International mergers and acquisitions can create exits for investors, but a loss of control, possibly a loss of jobs. How can companies protect vulnerable supply chains? How do government trade agencies balance these competing interests? Hear what our panelists have to say from different perspectives and join the discussion.
3 October 2021, 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Focuses on materials processing and applications for high power lasers.
At LAC, you’ll be immersed in an innovative learning environment that introduces new, groundbreaking information, offers insightful knowledge, showcases cutting-edge products, and engages your active participation in important debates and discussions.
28 September 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Being a blank spot on the available energetic radiation map for many years, recent developments have propelled terahertz (THz) spectroscopy to a rapidly emerging field of research and application. Being a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for high-precision metrology, Menlo Systems continuously implements its latest developments in laser and stabilization technology into industry proven and turn-key THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems. In this webinar we discuss state-of-the-art, all-fiber coupled THz-TDS systems, from most versatile to compact and portable, and novel, high-speed spectroscopy and imaging solutions at world-leading performance of 6 THz bandwidth with dynamic range as high as 100dB! We present how Menlo Systems’ proprietary figure 9® laser mode locking technology delivers unbeaten reliability and superior results to various application fields, such as material characterization, biosensing, THz research, and non-destructive material testing.
16 September 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Delta Optical Thin Film has invested in Magnetron Coating technology allowing development and manufacturing of very advanced optical filters at very attractive prices. This webinar will show examples of what can be achieved.
1 September 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
With photonic integration making more inroads and getting mature, optical chips are bound to get larger and more complex. But this calls for more sophisticated modeling tools, first of all to well handle these larger chips, but also in order to allow for first time right, similar to what happens with electronic IC designs. During this webinar, a number of use cases will be discussed that span a range of PIC applications and that illustrate how complex active and passive structures can be best modeled. The webinar is intended for everyone who is interested in photonic integration and does not require prior PIC modeling expertise.
25 August 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Coherent optical communication has made great progress in the past decade, enabling a large capacity increase for long-haul and metro optical networks. As the cost and power consumption of coherent transceiver continuously decreases, its application in mobile fronthaul network is receiving increasing attentions. This webinar will introduce various aspects of coherent technologies in the scenario of B5G and 6G fronthaul, including high speed modulation, energy-efficient implementation of digital signal processing, point-to-multipoint architecture, resource allocation, and so forth.
19 August 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sometimes we get lost in the throws of life- work, family, school, children, deadlines, deliverables, milestones, pregnancies, death, life. And while “life” is happening, we somehow believe we are “in-control”. In an instant, this sense of control can be shaken to its core by a death, tragedy, job loss or other life “shift”. March 2020 marked a shift in the way we lived and did business. While countries gave it various names- Shelter-in-place, Lockdown, Quarantine - the world saw a change in the way we lived our daily lives. People went from going to work every day to work-at-home, or in many cases, job shifts, furloughs or job loss. There are many items that are important in times like these – health and wellness (in all aspects of your being), safety, security, shelter, clothing, nourishment (to name a few). It can certainly feel like the carpet has been ripped from under you when circumstances change. Whether you are feeling the impact of COVID-19, a change at work or home, or you are getting ready to make a change, this workshop is designed to help you understand that you were made for such a time as this.
This session will provide you with frameworks to use as you continue in your current role, and/or transition to your next opportunity and/or move to the next phase in your life. Each person’s transition is different, and we will provide you with tools to assist you in this moment in time, as well as reference material to assist you during your transition. Ultimately, you will walk away understanding that there is a purpose behind your path, and guidelines as to how to maximize it.
18 August 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The webinar will be exploring the design and analysis functionality of the OptiFDTD product as applied to photonic crystal based structures.
17 August 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
While there are a number of courses on laser design, this course emphasizes a systems‐level overview of the design and engineering of optical systems which incorporate these unique sources of light. Starting with a review of Gaussian beam characteristics and propagation, we then look at laser system optics, beam control and scanning, detectors specific to laser systems, and the integration of these topics for developing a complete laser-based optical system. The emphasis is on real‐world design problems, as well as the commercial off-the‐shelf (COTS) components used to solve them.
28 July 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Optiwave Systems Inc. offers software tools that can be used to simulate & analyze single-mode and multimode multicore fibers with/without trenches and air-hole assisted structures. The supported modes in the structure are accurately obtained by modal analysis in OptiMode software. Then, the coupling coefficients between the modes in the same core or different cores are calculated and the crosstalk is found using OptiSystem software. The crosstalk parameters are used also in OptiSystem software to simulate modulated signal transmission in MCF as will be demonstrated in this webinar.
21 July 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Does your laser system always produce the exact same energy output? One may be tempted to assume that lasers always produce energy as per their specifications and that it never changes over time. The reality is often very different.