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LEOS Scottish Chapter Meetings in 2008/2009

Programme

3rd April 2008 Photonics - A Celebration! - University of St Andrews
  Professor Malcolm Dunn
Professor Ted Hänsch
Professor Eric Van Stryland
Professor Erich Ippen
Professor David Miller
Professor David Hanna
  University of St Andrews
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Munich
CREOL - University of Central Florida
MIT
Stanford University
University of Southampton
 

The birthday celebrations for Professors Malcolm Dunn and Wilson Sibbett have provided a timely opportunity to mark the efforts underpinning the renaissance in optical sciences research that took place at St Andrews from 1975-2000. The School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews will be hosting a 1-day meeting on 3 April 2008 where key international leaders in Photonics will be presenting research overviews and providing an historical perspective on developments in their fields.

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1st September 2008 "Coupling dynamics in semiconductor lasers and applications to self-mixing interferometry and chaotic cryptography"

Location: University of Strathclyde -  Wolfson Centre – Level 5 small meeting room - 2pm

 

Summary: In this presentation, we start with a brief theoretical introduction to mutual and self coupling phenomena in laser oscillator, and then describe in details two applications. The first is self-mixing interferometry for measurements of displacement, distance, vibration, and angle, and physical parameters like coupling factors, line width, alfa-factor. In this case, the laser undergoes self-injection at weak level, leading to an amplitude and frequency modulation driven by external optical path. The second application is optical chaos, which is generated by the laser source at strong level of injection. We describe mutual and self-injection generation of chaos, and the first step of development to cryptography, that is, synchronization. Then, we will review several schemes of coding and decoding of information, i.e., chaotic masking and CSK (chaos shift keying) and how they can be implemented, along with theoretical and experimental results carried out recently.

Biography: Silvio Donati is full Professor at University of Pavia since 1980. He authored 2 books (Photodetectors, Prentice Hall 1999, and Electrooptical Instrumentation, Prentice Hall 2004), about 250 papers in Journal and Conference Proceedings, and has been the Guest Editor of a dozen Special Issues (JSTQE, JoO-A, Opt.Engineer., JQE, etc.). His seminal papers on self-mixing interferometry and optical chaotic cryptography have totaled 500+ citations. He is a Fellow of IEEE and of OSA. Has founded and has been the Chair of the LEOS Italian Chapter. Has been LEOS VP Region 8 membership and BoG member of the LEOS. He is presently the Chair of the IEEE Italy Section. 

 
   
14th January 2009 Worksop on, "UV, IR and THz solid state sources and detectors

Location: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

 

This workshop, sponsored by IEE-LEOS, the Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (Photonics KTN), the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) and Opto.cem.net will consist of networking sessions and talks by leading academic and industrial researchers. More details of this exciting even can be found here.

   
21st January 2009 Prof. Weng W. Chow, LEOS distinguished lecturer, delivers a lecture at Glasgow University

Time: 14:00     Room: 514 (Rankine Building)

 

Speaker

Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography

Prof. Weng W. Chow (Sandia national labs)

Introduction to a many-body description of semiconductor lasers

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23rd January 2009

Meeting on "LED lighting and displays" at the University of St Andrews

Time: 14:00     Room: Lecture Theatre C

  Dr Dave Irvine-Halliday, University of Calgary and Light up the World Foundation
"Solid-State Lighting: the Catalyst for an Enlightenment at the Base of the Pyramid"

David Irvine-Halliday from the University of Calgary, is the founder of the Light up the World Foundation, http://lutw.org/technology.htm which provides solid-state lighting across the developing world in an economically viable way. To date, LUTW has lit up more than 14,000 homes in 42 countries, using a combination of solar power and state-of-the-art LED lighting. A full abstract for the talk can be found here.

Dr Erdan Gu, University of Strathclyde, "High-efficiency micro-LED arrays and applications"

Dr James Gourlay, DesignLED Products, "Printed Light-guides for LED Displays and Lighting"

Dr Dave Irvine-Halliday, Light up the World Foundation  "Solid-State Lighting: the Catalyst for an Enlightenment at the Base of the Pyramid"
   
3rd March 2009 Meeting on "White light generation and application" at Strathclyde University

Details of the meeting, including a schedule, can be found here

 
Speaker
Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography
Michael Mazilu Optical forces in white light vortex beams Not available
Prof. John M. Dudley
(
Laboratoire d’Optique)

Nonlinear Fiber Optics and Supercontinuum Generation: New Fibers, New Opportunities

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30th March 2009 LEOS technical meeting on "Astrophotonics" at Heriot Watt University

Details of the meeting, including a schedule, can be found here

  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography
Prof. Colin Cunningham
(Royal Observatory of Edinburgh)
Meeting introduction Click here

Prof. Tim Birks (Bath)

Astrophotonic crystal fibres Click here
Dr. Jeremy Allington-Smith
(Durham Centre for Advanced Instrumentation)

Astrophotonics and highly-multiplexed spectroscopy

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Dr. Pierre Kern
(
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble)

Photonics applied to interferometric instrumentation for astrophysics, practical experience and prospects

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Dr. Ettore Pedretti (St Andrews) Astrophotonics in infrared long-baseline interferometry Click here
   
17th April 2009 Prof. Colin J. McKinstrie, LEOS distinguished lecturer, delivers a lecture at Strathclyde University

Time: 15:00     Location: John Arbuthnott Building room SB151

  Speaker Talk title

Talk abstract and speaker biography

Prof. Colin J. McKinstrie
(Bell labs)

Optical Signal Processing by Parametric Devices

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28th April 2009

LEOS technical meeting on "High power fibre lasers" at Heriot Watt University

Provisional details of the meeting, including a schedule, can be found here

  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography

Dr. Anatoly Grudinin

Ultrafast fiber lasers for bio-medical and industrial applications

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Dr. Jayanta Sahu
(ORC-Southampton)

Progress in Active Fibers for High-power and High-brightness Laser Applications

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Prof. Roy Taylor (Imperial)

High Power Fibre Integrated Supercontinuum Sources – Is there anything new ?

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22nd May

Prof. Bethanie J. H. Stadler (University of Minnesota) delivers a lecture at Glasgow University

Time: 15:00      Location: Rankine Building room 408 (entrance level)

  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract
  Prof.. Bethanie J. H. Stadler

Integration of Garnet with Semiconductors for Nonreciprocal Devices

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5th June 2009 Prof. John C. Cartledge, LEOS distinguished lecturer, delivers a lecture at Strathclyde University
  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography
Prof. John C. Cartledge
(Queens - Canada)
Optical and Electronic Signal Processing for Fiber-Optic Communications Click here
   
16th June 2009

LEOS technical meeting on "Solar energy photonics" at Heriot Watt University

Details of the meeting, including a schedule, can be found here 

  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography

Dr T. K. Mallick
(Heriot Watt University)

Solar photovoltaic research: challenges and opportunities

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Prof. S. Sundar Kumar Iyer
(IIT Kanpur)

An Introduction to organic solar cells

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6th July 2009

LEOS technical meeting on "Technology and applications of ultrafast laser inscription" at Heriot Watt University

Details of the meeting, including a schedule, can be found here 

  Speaker Talk title Talk abstract and speaker biography

Mr Nicholas D. Psaila
(Heriot Watt University)

Ultrafast laser inscription: overview and application to active and nonlinear device fabrication

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Dr. Martin Ams
(Macquarie University)

Recent developments in bulk waveguide devices fabricated at Macquarie University using ultrafast laser direct-write techniques

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Dr Shane Eaton
(Politecnico di Milano)

High repetition rate femtosecond laser writing of waveguide devices in bulk glass

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Prof. Peter G. Kazansky
(ORC - Southampton)

New Science and Art of Femtosecond Laser Writing

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7th July 2009

LEOS distinguished lecturer, Prof. Dr. El-Hang Lee (INHA University), to deliver talk titled, "VLSI Photonics: Science and Engineering of Micro/Nano-Photonics" at Strathclyde University

Time: 14:30               Location: John Arbuthnott building, Room SB151.

A talk abstract and speaker biography can be found here 

   
       
   
       
   
       
   
       
       
 

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