All Things Photonics
Light-Activated Molecular Machines — with Ivan Aprahamian

Light-Activated Molecular Machines — with Ivan Aprahamian

October 19, 2021

Ivan Aprahamian, author of the 2020 ACS Central Science paper "The Future of Molecular Machines," kicks off Season 4 with a look at recent advancements to light-activated molecular motors. Applications include smart drug delivery and nanomedicine, applied spectroscopy, functional materials, and more. Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester professor of quantum optics and quantum physics, discusses how to build a quantum workforce: How do we educate its future members, what will they do, and how do we chart their progress?

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Contact us at allthings@photonics.com.

John Harvey: A Test (and Measure) of the Global Photonics Ecosystem

John Harvey: A Test (and Measure) of the Global Photonics Ecosystem

June 22, 2021

In the season's final episode, John Harvey, founder and CEO of Southern Photonics, shares his journey from nuclear physics to biophotonics, and from lasers to test and measurement equipment. The state of the photonics industry in Australia and New Zealand is among the points of discussion. Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor of Engineering and director of the Cancer Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talks about a new technique for solid-tissue imaging that relies on the microscopic detection of chirality.

Sponsored by:
PerkinElmer - www.PerkinElmer.com

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

The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Matthieu Baudelet: Forensic Spectroscopic Tire Chemical Analysis

Matthieu Baudelet: Forensic Spectroscopic Tire Chemical Analysis

June 8, 2021

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is the technology behind a newly developed forensic technique for tire chemical analysis. University of Central Florida’s Matthieu Baudelet, who introduced the method in a recent Applied Spectroscopy paper, explains the approach and how it is poised to enhance crime scene investigation. Pierre Türschmann, CEO of Interherence, talks about how the company is working to resolve the bottleneck of reproducibility in microscopy.

Sponsored by:
PerkinElmer - www.PerkinElmer.com

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

The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Bishnu Pal: A Guide Through Guided Wave Optics

Bishnu Pal: A Guide Through Guided Wave Optics

May 25, 2021

Bishnu Pal, author of "Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics" and dean of academics at Mahindra University's Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, is our guest. From his start in semiconductor physics to numerous collaborations in the areas of fiber optics, silicon photonics, specialty fibers, and optical materials, Pal walks us through his journey in optics and photonics, which earlier this year saw him recognized with the SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award in recognition of four decades of educational leadership and sustained contributions in the field.

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

The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Claudio Mazzali: On OSA and the Future of Fiber

Claudio Mazzali: On OSA and the Future of Fiber

May 11, 2021

Claudio Mazzali, CTO and senior vice president of technology at Corning Optical Communications, is our guest. The 2020 elected fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) guides listeners through an unprecedented 15-month period for optical technology, and shares his thoughts on what to expect from large-scale organizations such as OSA as they reemerge from the pandemic. Trends for a bright future in nanomaterials, hollow- and novel-core fibers, and optical fibers conclude the episode.

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

The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Eric Fossum: The CMOS Sensor’s ‘Epic’ Journey

Eric Fossum: The CMOS Sensor’s ‘Epic’ Journey

April 27, 2021

Eric Fossum, inventor of the CMOS active pixel image sensor, talks about the past, present, and future of imaging applications and the technology transfer in industry and academia. CEOs Berthold Schmidt (TRUMPF Photonic Components) and Adam Piotrowski (VIGO Systems), the two newest board members of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), speak about their new platform and spurring photonics innovation.

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned below.

The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories — Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast — for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Thomas Battley: Optics in the Driver’s Seat (in Western NY and Beyond)

Thomas Battley: Optics in the Driver’s Seat (in Western NY and Beyond)

April 13, 2021

Western New York (specifically, the city of Rochester) is a globally recognized hub for optics, photonics, and imaging innovation. From titans Kodak and Xerox to an industry’s reemergence from a global pandemic, New York Photonics’ Executive Director Thomas Battley discusses how one industry (specifically, one cluster) blends contributions from industry, academia, and government to drive economic growth and scientific progress.

Sponsored by:
PerkinElmer - www.PerkinElmer.com

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

The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Gregory Quarles: Directed Energy – Dual Usage and the Transfer of Technology

Gregory Quarles: Directed Energy – Dual Usage and the Transfer of Technology

March 30, 2021

Greg Quarles, former OSA chief scientific officer and current CEO of Applied Energetics, takes us beyond the defense sector and the combatting of threats along the electromagnetic spectrum, outlining current applications in directed energy. Tom Nugent, CTO and co-founder of PowerLight Technologies, talks optical power beaming - a technology that is closer than you think.

Sponsored by:
PerkinElmer - www.PerkinElmer.com

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

The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Ursula Gibson: Novel Core Optical Fibers and Materials

Ursula Gibson: Novel Core Optical Fibers and Materials

March 16, 2021

2019 President of The Optical Society and Fulbright Scholar Ursula Gibson details her latest work with novel core optical fibers and their function in expanding applications spanning metrology, optical communication, and optoelectronics. Nick Harris, founder and CEO of supercomputing company Lightmatter, talks about silicon-driven advances in all-optical computing and Lightmatter’s photonic computing platform.

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.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.

The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

Nathalie Picque: From Frequency Combs to Holography — and Everything in Between

Nathalie Picque: From Frequency Combs to Holography — and Everything in Between

March 2, 2021

Frequency combs have revolutionized time and frequency metrology, making stops along the way to key developments in optical clocks, and, as it turns out, broadband spectroscopy. In a conversation that veers from interferometry to holography, and optoelectronics to solid-state lasing, Nathalie Picque from Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics shares insights about her latest research. UCLA's Aydogan Ozcan is back for the second part of a conversation about "Terahertz pulse shaping using diffractive surfaces."

Sponsored by:
COMSOL - www.comsol.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.

The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories - Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast - for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

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