OSC Colloquium: Jelena Vuckovic

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Virtual Via Zoom

    Open to campus and public.


    Speaker: Jelena Vuckovic

    Topic:Scalable photonics: an optimized approach

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    Classical and quantum photonics with superior properties can be implemented in a variety of
    old (silicon, silicon nitride) and new (silicon carbide, diamond) photonic materials by
    combining state of the art optimization and machine learning techniques (photonics inverse
    design) with new fabrication approaches. In addition to making photonics more robust to
    errors in fabrication and temperature, more compact, and more efficient, this approach is also
    crucial for enabling new photonics applications, such as on chip laser driven particle
    accelerators, and semiconductor quantum simulators.
    Speaker Bio(s): 
    Jelena Vuckovic is a professor at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum
    Photonics Lab. She is also the director of Q-FARM: the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative.
    Vuckovic has won numerous awards including the IET AF Harvey Prize, James P. Gordon
    Memorial Speakership from the OSA, Humboldt Prize, the Distinguished Scholar Award from
    the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, the
    Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Young Investigator
    Awards from DARPA and the Office of Naval Research. She is a Fellow of the American
    Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and of the Institute of
    Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

    Colloquium will start at 3:30pm, following will be a meet and greet.