All Things Photonics
Chunlei Guo: Femtosecond Lasing: Applications and Innovations

Chunlei Guo: Femtosecond Lasing: Applications and Innovations

December 15, 2020

Chunlei Guo, from the High-Intensity Femtosecond Laser Laboratory in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, discusses his work in laser processing, leading to the discovery of highly functionalized materials. Guo's research, including with black and colored metals, is addressing societal issues including global access to clean water. Chrys Panayiotou, executive director of LASER-TEC, joins us to talk about developing a highly skilled optics and photonics workforce.

Sponsored by:
Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Ian Walmsley: Unlocking a Quantum Advantage: Supercomputing, Sensing, and Optics

Ian Walmsley: Unlocking a Quantum Advantage: Supercomputing, Sensing, and Optics

December 1, 2020

Quantum information processing has arrived at the cutting edge. Ian Walmsley, elected fellow of the esteemed Royal Society and provost of Imperial College London, guides us through the narrative of the field — from information processing and computing, to the evolution of science education and industry. Manos Anyfantakis, from the University of Luxembourg’s Experimental Soft Matter Physics group, shares his team’s latest breakthrough: achieving structural colors, with applications in biobased sensing and dyeing.

Sponsored by:
Coherent Inc. - www.coherent.com/amplify
Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen: Biomedical Optics and Lasers and Light

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen: Biomedical Optics and Lasers and Light

November 17, 2020

Vice president of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Anita Mahadevan-Jansen shares her journey in and throughout biomedical imaging and biophotonics, including the discovery of infrared neural stimulation - and working alongside her husband. Garrett Cole, from Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions, stops by to chat about limiting quantum noise in laser beams, high-precision optics, and his presentation in the upcoming Photonics Spectra Conference.

Sponsored by:
Coherent Inc. - www.coherent.com/amplify
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP – Precision Motion Control and Piezo Technologies - www.pi-usa.us
Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Andreas Tuennermann: Laser Systems, Fiber Technology, and Photonics Startups

Andreas Tuennermann: Laser Systems, Fiber Technology, and Photonics Startups

November 3, 2020

Andreas Tuennermann, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, discusses his work with fiber lasers, quantum applications, and manufacturing in a global pandemic. Alejandro Manjavacas, from the Theoretical Photonics Group at the University of New Mexico, stops by with insights into two distinctly different projects: one with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and one with Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP – Precision Motion Control and Piezo Technologies - www.pi-usa.us
Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Manu Prakash (Part 2): Dinner Table Microscopy, (Not) Knowing It All, and Science Education

Manu Prakash (Part 2): Dinner Table Microscopy, (Not) Knowing It All, and Science Education

October 20, 2020

Part 2 of our conversation with MacArthur Fellow Manu Prakash, who takes us inside his lab at Stanford and sheds light on the value of all that we don’t know. Episode 3 concludes with Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of the Luminate Accelerator, and an assurance that there is no better time to innovate in our field of photonics.

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Manu Prakash (Part 1): Frugal Science, for Love of the Mundane, and 1 Million Foldscopes (and Counting)

Manu Prakash (Part 1): Frugal Science, for Love of the Mundane, and 1 Million Foldscopes (and Counting)

October 6, 2020

Frugal science and the Foldscope microscope are among the topics we discuss with Manu Prakash, in part 1 of our multiweek conversation with the Unilever Colworth Prize recipient and MacArthur Fellow, who joins us from Stanford University. Prakash recounts the road to putting high-level microscopes in the hands of more than 1 million users around the world, as well as his earliest scientific memories. We also explore science’s role in our current global pandemic situation and how a problem-solving mentality extends beyond the laboratory. Season 2, Episode 2, concludes with a look at how a most unusual material spins a stronger optical lens.

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
MKS Instruments - www.newport.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Michal Lipson: Silicon Photonics in the Fast Lane, Light on a Chip, and 20-Plus Years of Innovation

Michal Lipson: Silicon Photonics in the Fast Lane, Light on a Chip, and 20-Plus Years of Innovation

September 22, 2020

OSA Vice President-elect and silicon photonics pioneer Michal Lipson launches Season 2 with a discussion on the evolution of silicon photonics technologies, her professional influences, and the emerging role of silicon photonics in AR, quantum computing, and beyond. Later, we’re joined by Photonics Media Senior Editor Dan McCarthy for his thoughts on our industry’s value chain and how we aim to reflect it in our flagship publication, Photonics Spectra.

Sponsored by:
MKS Instruments - www.newport.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly on Tuesdays. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Tom Hausken and the market impact of COVID-19; Coherent part 2

Tom Hausken and the market impact of COVID-19; Coherent part 2

June 2, 2020

In this final episode of Season 1, Tom Hausken, senior industry advisor from OSA, reviews the photonics market and it’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, more from Coherent’s new CEO Andy Mattes and COO Mark Sobey.

Sponsored by:
Coherent Inc. - www.Coherent.com/ATP

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Charlie & Charlie; New Coherent CEO

Charlie & Charlie; New Coherent CEO

May 19, 2020

Charles H. Townes biographer, Charles Petit, discusses the inventor of the laser, their relationship, and the legal battle that took place. Also, Andy Mattes, Coherent’s new CEO, talks plans for the company’s future amid a pandemic.

Sponsored by:
Coherent Inc. - www.Coherent.com/ATP
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
MKS Instruments and their Newport brand - www.newport.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Jürgen Popp: Raman Spectroscopy and Early Disease Detection

Jürgen Popp: Raman Spectroscopy and Early Disease Detection

May 5, 2020

Jürgen Popp discusses his research into Raman spectroscopy and early disease detection. Dr. Popp is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Germany. His research focuses on the development and application of innovative linear and nonlinear Raman technologies for biomedical diagnosis.

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.com
MKS Instruments and their Newport brand - www.newport.com

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

 

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