Colloquium

The OSC Colloquium series is a dynamic forum for the interchange of ideas, techniques and research in all areas of optics, wherein academic scholars and industry leaders lead discussions about groundbreaking research and open the floor to questions and comments. Students, faculty members, members of the optics community and the public are all invited to attend.

Colloquium is held on Thursday in Meinel 307 each week during the academic year.

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Lectures

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Jeffrey Shapiro Topic: My 40+ Years in Quantum Optical Communication Host: Saikat Guha  Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

    I have spent 40+ years working on a variety of topics in quantum optical
    communication. In this talk, I will present a semi-chronological, incomplete review
    of how that field has progressed, focusing on some of my group’s contributions. The
    results to be...
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Grover Swartzlander  Topic:  Host: Rolf Binder Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Guido Mueller Topic:  Host:Felipe Guzman  Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Sergei Tochitsky Topic:  Host: Jerry Moloney  Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker:  Topic:  Host: Hong Hua Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Jens Biegert Topic:  Host: Jerry Moloney Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker:  Topic:  Host: Jonathan Ellis Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Professor Volker Sorger Topic: Heterogeneous Photonics for Next-generation Optoelectronics and Analog Processors Host: Eric Clark Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

    Photonic technologies are at the forefront of the ongoing 4th industrial revolution of digitalization
    supporting applications such as virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, and electronic warfare. The
    development of integrated photonics in recent years enabled functional...
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. David Tsu Topic:The Study of Light Scattering from its beginnings in Astronomy, to understanding Haze in polymers, to helping Cosmology? Host: Masud Mansuripur  Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

    Before discussing scattering, I will briefly start off talking about the meaning of Spectroscopy and what a Spectroscopist does. For some reason, the subject of light scattering in not taught in any meaningful way, especially at the Undergraduate level. But without such research, our knowledge...

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Quntao Zhuang Topic:  Host: Saikat Guha   Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: John Schaibley Topic: Interlayer Excitons and Nonlinear Plasmonics in 2D Material Heterostructures Host: Rolf Binder Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

    Atomically thin semiconductors, such as monolayer MoSe2 and WSe2, have emerged as exciting optoelectronic materials, with novel spin-valley electronic physics and excitons that are strongly bound at room temperature. It has recently been shown that these materials can form...

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Prof. Cun-Zheng Ning Topic: Semiconductor Nanolasers: From Plasmonics to 2D Monolayer Materials Host: Rolf Binder Visit our website for future lecture dates and speaker information: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium For a list of our archived lectures: http://www.optics.arizona.edu/news-events/events/colloquium/archive

    Miniaturization has been a constant trend for semiconductor-based technologies such as microelectronics and photonics. One of the most important photonic components in many applications is semiconductor lasers, whose miniaturization is both important and challenging, especially in the future...

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm