Integration of 2-Dimensional Materials in Fiber Optics for Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers

Hosted By: Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group

13 March 2020, 20:00 - 21:00

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Novel 2-dimensional materials are being intensively studied for potential applications in electronic devices and new scientific findings in solid state physics. However, inherent key issues related with the scale-up a par with Silicon technologies have not been fully resolved. In contrast to practical electronic applications, nonlinear optic applications of 2-dimensional materials have shown a high feasibility for practical applications, especially when they are integrated to fiber optic devices.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group, Dr. Kyunghwan Oh of Yonsei University will discuss the current status of nonlinear optic studies of 2-dimensional materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and perovskites. Basic physical principles for nonlinear saturable absorption will be discussed and various structures for implementing those 2-dimensional materials in fiber optic platforms will be reviewed. Finally, fiber laser cavities with these novel saturable absorbers will be discussed in terms of pulse duration, spectral width, and average power. The webinar will be a good review for graduate students to pursue combination of fiber optics with new materials.

What You Will Learn:

  • Optical properties of nonlinear 2-dimensional materials
  • Basic principle of short pulse generation in laser physics
  • Saturable absorber structures in fiber optic platforms
  • Fiber laser cavity design for short pulse generation

Who Should Attend:

  • Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Students
  • Researchers both in academia and industry

About the Presenter: Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University

Kyunghwan Oh is a professor in the Department of Physics at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He is also a director of High-Efficiency Laser Research Laboratory and Photonics Device Physics Laboratory. Prof. Oh has earned his MS in Engineering in 1991 and Ph. D. in Optics in 1994 from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. Prof. Oh’s research has been focused on fiber optics, optical materials, and lasers. He has been affiliated with world-leading photonics research institutes such as Lucent Bell Labs, Murray Hill in the USA, Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology in Germany, Optoelectronics Research Centre in the University of Southampton UK, EPFL in Switzerland, The University of Tokyo in Japan, to name a few. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 SCI journal papers, 7 US patents, 1 book “Silica Optical Fiber Technology, Wiley” and 5 book chapters. He is a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA), and has been serving the photonics community as a Topical Editor of Optics Letters, Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Associate Editor of Optical Fiber Technology-Elsevier, International Advisory Board Member of Optics Communications-Elsevier, and Editor in Chief, Journal of The Optical Society of Korea.