Upcoming Events

05/23/2017 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Scientific Advisor, Schlumberger-Doll Research Yiqiao Song
Location: 3043 ECpE Building Addition, Iowa State University
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Previous Events

04/10/2017 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
IEEE Lecture Jun Cui
Location: 3043 ECpE Building Addition, Iowa State University
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04/13/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IEEE Distinguished Lecture Josep Fontcuberta
Location: 3043 ECpE Building Addition, Iowa State University
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03/15/2016 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
IEEE Distinguished Lecture Greg Carman
Location: 3043 ECpE Building Addition, Iowa State University
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Chapter Officers

Chair:
Jimming Song
Email: jisong@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-8396
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Financial Secretary:
Helena Khazdozian
Email: helenak@iastate.edu

Webmaster:
Priyam Rastogi
Email: priyamr@iastate.edu

Magnetics Reaseach Groups/Projects in Central Iowa

High Speed Systems Engineering

The High Speed Systems Engineering (HSSE) lab at Iowa State University takes on a number of different projects in a wide variety of fields related to engineering. Some of the exciting projects address the issue of all-optical switching using magnetic materials. With the increasing need for fast, wide-bandwidth systems, it is advantageous to turn to optical solutions. However, in optical networks information eventually must be converted to electrical form for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication to be realized. This creates a bandwidth bottleneck in the system and limits capability. Thus, it is of interest in the research community to develop systems in which M2M communication can be realized while maintaining all-optical transfer media. Some of the most recent work on this topic includes novel studies on magnetic field generation (MFG) for magneto-optic (MO) interferometric switches, new MO interferometer configurations, and new MO materials for use in all-optical switching and routing. The HSSE lab is performing experimental research to determine specifically how to increase the speed and efficiency of the MFG circuitry, how to increase the signal-to-noise ratio, stability, and compactness of the MO interferometers, and what magnetic materials are best suited for all-optical switching or routing solutions.

Project participants: John Pritchard, Mani Mina