From space exploration and quantum optics, to biomedical imaging and defense, today’s top scientific minds are using lasers, spectroscopy, sensors, and optics to deliver cutting-edge innovation to our society. In intimate conversations with those pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, “All Things Photonics” spotlights photonics industry progress from beyond the lab.
Hear how 3D printed microscopes — and those developed for a fraction of the cost — offer our best hope for diagnosing disease in the developing world; why spectroscopy might be the most valuable tool in the crime scene technicians’ arsenal; how light can motorize drug delivery; and how the quantum cascade laser, CMOS image sensor, and robot-assisted surgery became realities.
Notable guests include Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland; Columbia University Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering Michal Lipson; inventor of the CMOS image sensor Eric Fossum; serial entrepreneur Jason Eichenholz; co-namesake of the Hockney Falco Thesis Charles Falco; and SPIE President and founder of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center Anita Mahadevan-Jansen.
“All Things Photonics”® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories — Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast — for The Publishers Podcast Awards in 2021. It has again earned shortlist honors in the Best Science and Medical Podcast category for 2022.
Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.
The Mobile Photonics Lab Experience — With Michael Mohammadi and Bill Warger
The conceptualization, development, and rollout of Thorlabs’ Mobile Photonics Lab Experience is the ultimate story in optics and photonics accessibility. Thorlabs’ vice president for global sales and business development, Michael Mohammadi, and director of photonics education, Bill Warger, share insights into Thorlabs’ industry-acclaimed mobile resource as a vehicle for photonics education and technology outreach."All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.
Sponsored by:PolyScience – www.PolyScience.com Lumencor Inc. – www.Lumencor.com
Low Loss — and High Gain — in Silicon Photonics — With Joyce Poon
Integrated Photonics luminary Joyce Poon caps Season 8 of "All Things Photonics" with a discussion and status update on the ascent of integrated photonics. From sustained high-level R&D to commercial prospects, 2024 is poised to be the year of the PIC. Poon offers insight into optical computing, integrated sensing, and datacenter AI."All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.
Sense and Measure — With Joseph Shaw and Sanathana Konugolu
True understanding is accomplished only through precise measurement. Though practitioners in the field deploy numerous modalities to obtain this essential information, remote sensing incorporates a spectrum of photonics technologies that is as broad and diverse as it is ubiquitous and effective. Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University, overviews remote sensing technology, with a focus on core and novel applications, as well as core methods. In a bonus segment, Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar, cofounder of BioPixS, discusses the company’s biophotonics phantom technology platform."All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.
Quantum Dot, Quantum Compute — With Peter Lodahl
The almighty nanoparticle known as the quantum dot is enjoying its moment in the sun — after innovations involving its discovery and development earned three photochemists a share of the Nobel Prize in chemistry earlier this fall. Peter Lodahl, head of the Quantum Photonics Group at the University of Copenhagen/NielsBohr Institute, director of the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, and founder of Sparrow Quantum, sheds light on the durability of quantum dots. Sparrow, a developer of quantum light-matter interfaces, has pioneered quantum dot-based technology to support the pursuit of at-scale photonic quantum computing.Sponsored by:Block Engineering — www.blockeng.comXimea GmbH — www.ximea.com"All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.
MicroLEDs: A Marriage of Brightness, Efficiency, and Possibility — With Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin
About 20 years ago, Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin published a paper describing the microLED. Since the publishing of that seminal work, microLEDs have seen commercialization in automotive and industrial lighting applications, but for much of that time, Jiang and Lin’s envisioned application in display technology had been simmering on the backburner. Now, the technology is becoming a household name. With the holiday season approaching, consumers shopping for a new TV are noticing that the top of the line isn’t just populated with OLED models. While manufacturing challenges remain, microLEDs offer a wonderful marriage of efficiency, brightness, and sheer possibility, even beyond display and lighting applications. In this episode, Jiang and Lin discuss the path from paper to commercialization, and the road ahead and what possibilities the future holds.Sponsored by:Block Engineering — www.blockeng.comXimea GmbH — www.ximea.com"All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.
Influence in Photonic Integration — With Peter O’Brien and David McGovern
Peter O’Brien, director of the PIXAPP Photonics Packaging Pilot Line and head of the photonics packaging group at the Tyndall Institute, overviews the current state of integrated photonics technologies, as well as core considerations in the sector. Focus is given to packaging, heterogeneous integration, and dynamic collaboration. David McGovern, senior business development manager with the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC [Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Photonics]) and deputy chairperson of Medphab, joins the conversation to discuss the bridge between commercial and industry needs and high-level R&D."All Things Photonics"® is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.