All Things Photonics
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.

Dirk Englund: Quantum Photonics: Breakthroughs and Limitations

Dirk Englund: Quantum Photonics: Breakthroughs and Limitations

February 16, 2021

The latest in quantum computing and quantum optics is our focus, as Dirk Englund from MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory shares his insights on the latest in materials processing, PICS, photonics entrepreneurship, and more. UCLA's Aydogan Ozcan talks about his latest work, "Terahertz pulse shaping using diffractive surfaces," in Part One of a two-part segment.

Sponsored by:
MKS Instruments - www.newport.com
Hamamatsu Corporation - www.hamamatsu.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.

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.

Jess Wade: OLED Displays, Chirality, and Equity

Jess Wade: OLED Displays, Chirality, and Equity

February 2, 2021

Jess Wade from Imperial College London’s Blackett Laboratory kicks off Season 3 with expert insights on OLEDs, chiral materials, and the not-so-clear-cut relationship between science and equity. Through the lens of SPIE’s very first Diversity Outreach Award winner, listeners will enjoy a candid conversation on topics ranging from polymer conjugation to breaking biases in STEM and beyond.

Sponsored by:
MKS Instruments - www.newport.com
Hamamatsu Corporation - www.hamamatsu.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.

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.

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.

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