Colloquium: Robert A. Norwood

    Colloquium: Robert A. Norwood
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Meinel 307

    Advances in Organic Nonlinear Photonics


    We will discuss recent advances in organic nonlinear photonics that have come about through a combination of innovative molecular engineering, creative device design and new characterization tools.  We will highlight work on ultrahigh electro-optic coefficient (> 200pm/V) electro-optic polymers, nonlinear liquid core optical fibers, and nonlinear organic photonics in microresonators among other rapidly developing areas.  

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Robert A. Norwood is a Professor in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, where he performs research on photonic materials and devices.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Norwood spent 15 years in R&D leadership positions in industry at both Fortune 100 corporations (AlliedSignal) and venture-capital backed startups (VP and CTO of Photon-X).  He is a world expert in polymer integrated optics and optical materials, with more than 100 refereed publications, 7 book chapters, 29 issued US patents, and 65 invited talks.   Dr. Norwood has served as a conference chair or co-chair for OTF (OSA) and Linear and Nonlinear Optics in Organic Materials (SPIE), and has served on the program committee for both OFC and CLEO, among others.  He is an Associate Editor of Optical Materials Express.  He is both an OSA Fellow and an SPIE Fellow, as well as a member of APS and IEEE. He holds the Ph. D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, and the B.S. in physics and mathematics from MIT.