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All Things Photonics – Season 7: Lineup and Schedule

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All Things Photonics

Note: Topics for all episodes are subject to change.

Episode 1 – March 7, 2023

Featured Guest: Rohit Bhargava - Director, Cancer Center at Illinois / Founder Professor of Bioengineering, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois / 2021 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

Topics: Advances in cancer imaging and detection; AI-assisted microscopy and spectroscopy imaging

Technologies: Vibrational Spectroscopy, Infrared Imaging (Spectroscopy), Lasers for Diagnostics, Far Field Imaging



Episode 2 – March 21, 2023

Featured Guest: Jean-Michel Di Nicola - chief engineer of laser systems at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and acting program co-director for laser science and system engineering at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Topics: 2022 fusion ignition breakthrough; commercialization of fusion (startups)

Technologies: Lasers, Fusion, Plasma Physics, Optics



Episode 3 – April 4, 2023

Featured Guest: Ewit Roos - CEO, PhotonDelta

Topics: PhotonDelta (Dutch) industry consortium model for integrated photonics ecosystem; semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing

Technologies: Integrated Photonics, Quantum Integrated Photonics; Semiconductor Metrology



Episode 4 – April 18, 2023


Featured Guests: Mike Noonen - CEO, Swave Photonics / 2023 SPIE Startup Challenge Winner (PW ’23)

Topics: Scalable holographic chips for AR/VR/MR; optics manufacturing; 3D imaging; optics and industry

Technologies: Holography, AR/VR/MR, Integrated Photonics



Episode 5 – May 2, 2023


Featured Guest: Paul Melone - Global Optics Manufacturing Director, Thorlabs 


Topics: Optics; workforce development; machining; emerging technologies 

Technologies: Optics Manufacturing, Optical Polishing 



Episode 6 – May 16, 2023


Featured Guest: Matt Eichenfield - SPIE Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences and Associate Professor of Optical Sciences: Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2022-present / Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (Physics) and CINT Scientist: Sandia National Laboratories  

Topics: Quantum integrated photonics; quantum computing; quantum sensing and precision timekeeping; atomic clocks; teaching quantum

Technologies: Quantum, Quantum Integrated Photonics, Quantum Sensors, Positioning, Navigation



Episode 5 – May 30, 2023

Featured Guest: 
Walter Burgess - Co-CEO, Sales & Engineering, Power Technology

Topics: 3D sensing for consumer applications; materials supply chain; trends in sensor manufacturing; InP market for consumer applications

Technologies: Materials Science' Microelectronics' Sensors & Detectors, Optoelectronics, Datacom/Telecom, Displays, Lasers, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Economic Development



Episode 8 – June 13, 2023

Featured Guest
:  Panel discussion with a group from Texas A&M and Wasatch Photonics that is developing a point-of-care Raman detector of core biomarkers.

Topics: spectroscopy; Raman; OCT; biophotonics; biometrology; sensors & detectors; 0ptics



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Published: February 2023
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