2019-2020 Colloquium Lecture Series Archive

Provided below are the 2019-2020 academic year College of Optical Sciences Colloquium lectures. The current lecture series can be found on the main Colloquium page.

2019-2020

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

  • 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, 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 19, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Quntao Zhuang Topic: Quantum information with quantum optics: from sensing, communication to scrambling 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

    Quantum information science has been an exciting area of research, with many different platforms. In this talk, I am going to introduce quantum information science with a focus on quantum optical systems, including two main subjects---quantum...

  • 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, 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 17, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Anthony Yee Title: SPIDER: a chip-scale interferometric imaging sensor 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

    The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is a small R&D lab in Palo Alto, California within Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company which aims to solve challenging engineering & integration problems and provide next generation capabilities to its defense, aerospace and civilian customers. We...

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Jens Biegert Title: Attosecond x-rays for ultrafast condensed phase physics 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

    The development of intense mid-IR sources led to the generation of isolated attosecond pulses in the soft X-ray water window across the oxygen edge at 543 eV. These table top sources of coherent x-rays are powerful new tools that combine ultrafast temporal resolution with the soft X-ray’s...

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Manjavacas Topic: Collective Effects on Periodic Arrays of Nanostructures Host: Linran Fan  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

    Periodic arrays are an exceptionally interesting arrangement for metallic nanostructures due to their ability to support strong collective lattice resonances arising from the coherent multiple scattering enabled by the array periodicity. Thanks to these exceptional  properties, periodic...

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Sergei Tochitsky Topic: Long-Wave Infrared Filamentation in Air: Lasers and High-Field Phenomena 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

    Filamentation of a high-power laser beam in air opens possibility of the diffraction-compensated propagation of a laser beam over long distances and as such is being considered for remote stand-off detection, free-space communications, lightning control, and long-...

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Guido Mueller Topic: LISA: The Gravitational Wave Observatory in Space 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

    The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will enable us to listen to the low frequency/high mass gravitational wave band complementing the high frequency/low mass symphony currently received by LIGO and VIRGO. LISA will measure distance changes at the pm-level between free falling test...

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Grover Swartzlander  Topic: Diffractive Light Sails and Beam Riders 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

    Similar  to the early days of the Wright brothers, this period in

    history marks the dawn of the Age of Light Sails  for  propelling

    vehicles  through outer space. The combined emergence of a devel‐

    oping space economy, Cube Sat technology, metamaterial...

  • Thursday, November 28, 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, December 12, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 3:30pm

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Laura Coyle Topic: Enabling LUVOIR: Optical Systems Engineering and Technology Development for future large, segmented telescopes 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

    To achieve the ambitious goal of directly imaging exo-Earths with a coronagraph, future space-based astronomical telescopes will require wavefront stability several orders of magnitude beyond state-of-the-art. Mission concepts requiring stability on the order of picometers include the Large UV/...

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Sunil Bhave Topic: “PORT: Piezoelectric Optical Resonance Tuner” 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

    Silicon Nitride lacks second order optical non-linearity making it difficult to modulate. Traditionally thermal heaters are used to tune and trim silicon nitride optical resonators, but they are limited by thermal time constants and consume DC power. In this talk I will demonstrate tuning of...

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Esther Baumann Topic: Seeing through flames with Coherent Laser Ranging at meters of distance 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

    Non-contact surface mapping at a distance is of interest to diverse applications including industrial metrology, manufacturing, determination of structural deformation in the case of fire and forensics. Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) laser detection and ranging (LADAR) is a promising...

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Bernard Kress  Topic: Optical challenges paving the road towards the ultimate Mixed Reality experience 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

    Hardware architectures and technologies for AR and VR have made tremendous progress over the past 5 years, at a much faster pace than ever in history. This faster development pace was mainly fueled by recent investment hype in start-ups and accelerated mergers and acquisitions by larger...

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Professor Judith Su Topic: Ultra-sensitive and selective detection of protein biomarkers using frequency-locked microtoroid optical resonators  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

    We use frequency-locked microtoroid optical resonators to detect protein biomarkers at attomolar to femtomolar concentrations depending on the target. We validate these results against existing sensing technologies. In addition, we present new designs to further...

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Nan Yu  Topic: Science Measurements with Atomic Sensors under microgravity and in Space 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

    Space provides a unique experimental environment to explore fundamental physics with precision measurement tools of atomic clocks and quantum atomic sensors. With the NASA Cold Atom Laboratory launched into space on ISS, an era of atom interferometry in space has begun for science...

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Mark Anastasio Topic: Machine learning-enabled imaging science Host: Eric Clarkson 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

    Machine learning methods are having a profound impact on the field of imaging.  It has become commonplace to employ learning-based methods to perform various image-based inferences that include signal detection, segmentation, and even image reconstruction.   In this talk, we...

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Choy Topic: Atomic and solid-state quantum sensing 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

    The discrete electronic energy levels in atoms and atom-like systems and the ability to probe and control them using their interactions with electromagnetic fields have enabled a host of applications in quantum sensing and metrology. In this talk, I will describe the realization of quantum...

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Jon Pratt 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, April 16, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Prof. Holger Müller  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, April 23, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Mini Das 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, April 30, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Speaker: Professor Donhee Ham Topic: 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