43 episodes

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.

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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.

    Brain Imaging and Measurement — All Things Neurophotonics With David Boas

    Brain Imaging and Measurement — All Things Neurophotonics With David Boas

    David Boas, director of the Boston University Neurophotonics Center, is our guest. The episode introduces techniques including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), laser speckle contrast imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and interferometric diffuse correlation spectroscopy, with expert insight on the advances and neurophotonic applications for each method. Boas is founding editor-in-chief of the journal Neurophotonics published by SPIE, and he is founding president of the Society for Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy — a technique with practical application in wearable technology.

    Sponsored by:
    Modulight Inc. - www.modulight.com
    Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH - www.omicron-laser.de

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.

    • 27 min
    The LaserNetUS Consortium — A Podcast of High Intensity with Chandra Breanne Curry

    The LaserNetUS Consortium — A Podcast of High Intensity with Chandra Breanne Curry

    Chandra Breanne Curry, coordinator of the LaserNetUS consortium, offers insights into high-intensity laser systems, supported applications, and an update on fusion science. The 10-system consortium supports research across disciplines, from biomedical science to plasma physics. Miriam Vitiello, director of research at the National Research Council of Italy, professor of condensed matter physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, and co-author of "The 2017 Terahertz Science and Technology Roadmap," picks up our running conversation on the terahertz band, quantum cascade lasers, and forthcoming developments.

    Sponsored by:
    Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH - www.omicron-laser.de
    Modulight Inc. - www.modulight.com

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays.

    Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.

    • 31 min
    Photonic Supercomputing — With Michael Hochberg and Marcus Gomez

    Photonic Supercomputing — With Michael Hochberg and Marcus Gomez

    Silicon photonics pioneer and President of Luminous Computing Michael Hochberg joins Luminous’ CEO Marcus Gomez for a conversation about advancing AI supercomputing. The company’s photonic approach is supported by a recently announced $105 million Series A award from investors including Bill Gates. A second segment revisits the notion of sending invertebrate organisms into space with help from optical components and devices.

    Sponsored by:
    COMSOL - www.comsol.com

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.

    • 33 min
    Advances in Terahertz Optoelectronics — With Mona Jarrahi

    Advances in Terahertz Optoelectronics — With Mona Jarrahi

    UCLA researcher Mona Jarrahi breaks down critical achievements in the terahertz domain, with particular focus on terahertz optoelectronics. Biomedical, plasmonic, and imaging applications are explored, as are commercial pursuits. In advance of the inaugural Photonics Spectra Spectroscopy conference April 12-13, Richard Crocombe, principal at Crocombe Spectroscopy Consulting, and Ellen Miseo, president of the Coblentz Society, introduce listeners to the event program and individual sessions.

    Sponsored by:
    COMSOL - www.comsol.com

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.

    • 31 min
    Inside the Vintage Laser Archives — With Bob Hess

    Inside the Vintage Laser Archives — With Bob Hess

    Bob Hess, one of the world’s leading collectors of lasers, laser accessories, and holograms, takes us through his exhibit, "Vintage Lasers & Holograms," on now in Tempe, Ariz. Hess is a career holographer and photonics technician, and his collection features more than 500 lasers and upward of 600 holograms. Also, a check-in with the University of Southampton's Pearl John to discuss the artform of holography and its ties to photonics outreach and education.

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.

    • 27 min
    Directed Energy Arrays — And Nematodes in Space Part II — With Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman

    Directed Energy Arrays — And Nematodes in Space Part II — With Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman

    Building on the first episode of the season, University of California, Santa Barbara scientists Philip Lubin and Joel Rothman discuss Project Starlight, a NASA project that intends to send microscopic worms — among other creatures — into space. Lubin, the brainpower behind the directed energy facet of the project, identifies the considerable photonic advances that must be made before achieving atmospheric flight.

    "All Things Photonics" is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Contact us at Allthings@photonics.com.

    • 43 min

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