Optical Frequency Combs: General Concepts as well as On-chip and Quantum Perspectives

Hosted By: Nonlinear Optics Technical Group

9 July 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group, Dr. Christian Reimer of HyperLight Corporation will give an overview of the working principles and applications of laser-based, electro-optic and Kerr frequency combs. Dr. Reimer will then discuss on-chip frequency combs, including basic techniques for their numerical simulation, and highlight some of the recent achievements as well as ongoing challenges. Finally, the webinar will summarize recent research showing that optical frequency combs can possess powerful quantum properties, which can find applications in quantum communications and computation.

What You Will Learn:

  • Gain a general and broad overview of optical frequency comb technology and applications
  • The progress and challenges in integrated frequency combs
  • Introduction on how to simulate Kerr combs (Lugiato Lefever Equation)
  • Introduction to frequency-domain quantum information processing

Who Should Attend:

  • Anybody who is curious about optical frequency combs and their various applications
  • Anybody who is interested in nonlinear integrated photonics
  • Anybody who wants to learn more about the fascinating field of frequency-domain quantum optics

About the Presenter: Christian Reimer, HyperLight Corporation

Dr. Christian Reimer is conducting research in the fields of nonlinear optics, integrated photonics and quantum optics, having worked on integrated classical and quantum optical frequency combs, as well as mode-locked lasers. He received graduate degrees from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and the National Institute of Scientific Research in Canada. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University before joining HyperLight Corporation as co-founder and Head of Product. At HyperLight, Christian is developing low-loss and ultra-high performance integrated photonic solutions made from thin-film lithium niobate.