All Things Photonics
Directed Energy Arrays — And Nematodes in Space Part II — With Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman

Directed Energy Arrays — And Nematodes in Space Part II — With Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman

March 1, 2022

Building on the first episode of the season, University of California, Santa Barbara scientists Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman discuss Project Starlight, a NASA project that intends to send microscopic worms — among other creatures — into space. Lubin, the brainpower behind the directed energy facet of the project, identifies the considerable photonic advances that must be made before achieving atmospheric flight.

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

Displays, Waveguide Optics — And Nematodes in Space? — With Jonas Zeuner and Joel Rothman

Displays, Waveguide Optics — And Nematodes in Space? — With Jonas Zeuner and Joel Rothman

February 15, 2022

2022 SPIE Startup Challenge winner VitreaLab's glass-based waveguides are innovating the lighting and displays sector. Back from Photonics West (Jan. 2022), company CEO Jonas Zeuner details VitreaLab's laser writing technology and what it means for liquid crystal displays. In a preview of an upcoming episode, University of California, Santa Barbara scientist Joel Rothman discusses the biological implications of a directed energy interstellar project that proposes to launch invertebrate organisms into and beyond the depths of the galaxy. Plus, can goldfish be taught to drive?

 

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

Explorations of the Quantum Cascade Laser — with Jerome Faist

Explorations of the Quantum Cascade Laser — with Jerome Faist

December 28, 2021

Jerome Faist, co-inventor of the quantum cascade laser (QCL), reflects on nearly 30 years’ worth of innovations in semiconductor lasing and the history of the QCL. Faist discusses applications in the terahertz and mid-infrared bands, frequency comb spectroscopy, and ultrashort-pulse lasing. Plus, how did the QCL get its name?

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

All Things Quantum Sensing — with Kevin Cox

All Things Quantum Sensing — with Kevin Cox

December 14, 2021

The electromagnetic environment in which today’s soldiers operate is the focus of this episode, which features our discussion with physicist Kevin Cox from DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory. The advent of quantum sensors — and the applications that emerge in our conversation — range from magnetometry and accelerometry to the interferometric detection of celestial objects and chip-scale atomic timekeeping.

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

The Lidar Boom — with Jason Eichenholz

The Lidar Boom — with Jason Eichenholz

November 30, 2021

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CTO of Luminar Technologies Jason Eichenholz discusses the company’s technology, and shares his thoughts on lidar’s surge into the mainstream. The interview examines Luminar’s acquisition of its exclusive InGaAs chip provider, the (near) future of autonomous driving, and the optics and photonics industries’ technical workforce shortage.

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

At the Intersection of Optics and Art — with Charles Falco

At the Intersection of Optics and Art — with Charles Falco

November 16, 2021

Experimental physicist Charles Falco expounds on the thesis that bears his name, and gives insight into his relationship with the acclaimed artist David Hockney — with whom he shares the thesis’s title. A panel composed of Alejandro Manjavacas, Silvia Centeno, and Andrea Schlather discuss the evolution of their co-authored 2019 paper that investigates the plasmonic properties of daguerreotype images.

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

Surgical and Vision-Guided Robotics — with Moshe Safran and Russell Taylor

Surgical and Vision-Guided Robotics — with Moshe Safran and Russell Taylor

November 2, 2021

Moshe Safran, CEO of RSIP Vision US, speaks on the intersection of computer vision, AI, and medical-guided robotics. Johns Hopkins University’s Russell Taylor gives a macro look at surgical robotics — a field with implications for photoacoustic imaging, OCT, confocal microscopy, and other imaging modalities.

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

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.

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