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Today's top scientists are using lasers, spectroscopy, optics, and more for planetary exploration, robotic design, and advanced diagnostics. In each episode of this podcast from the publishers of Photonics Spectra magazine, host Emmett Warren holds intimate conversations with those pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.



Hear how 3D printed microscopes and smartphones offer the best hope for diagnosing disease in the developing world; how an array set up in Antarctica may soon provide long-sought evidence of the "Big Bang"; or how the work of an African-American physicist a century ago paved the way for spectroscopy's many exciting uses in the 21st century and beyond. Notable guests include UCLA researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Duke researcher Adam Wax, Harvard researcher Ben Schmitt, author and Clark Atlanta professor Ronald Mickens, Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland, and USC physicist Andrea Armani.



All Things Photonics airs every other Tuesday. Published by Photonics Media.

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Today's top scientists are using lasers, spectroscopy, optics, and more for planetary exploration, robotic design, and advanced diagnostics. In each episode of this podcast from the publishers of Photonics Spectra magazine, host Emmett Warren holds intimate conversations with those pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.



Hear how 3D printed microscopes and smartphones offer the best hope for diagnosing disease in the developing world; how an array set up in Antarctica may soon provide long-sought evidence of the "Big Bang"; or how the work of an African-American physicist a century ago paved the way for spectroscopy's many exciting uses in the 21st century and beyond. Notable guests include UCLA researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Duke researcher Adam Wax, Harvard researcher Ben Schmitt, author and Clark Atlanta professor Ronald Mickens, Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland, and USC physicist Andrea Armani.



All Things Photonics airs every other Tuesday. Published by Photonics Media.

    Dirk Englund: Quantum Photonics: Breakthroughs and Limitations

    Dirk Englund: Quantum Photonics: Breakthroughs and Limitations

    The latest in quantum computing and quantum optics is our focus, as Dirk Englund from MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory shares his insights on the latest in materials processing, PICS, photonics entrepreneurship, and more. UCLA's Aydogan Ozcan talks about his latest work, "Terahertz pulse shaping using diffractive surfaces," in Part One of a two-part segment.Sponsored by:MKS Instruments - www.newport.comHamamatsu Corporation - www.hamamatsu.comAll Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories — Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast — for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

    • 42 min
    Jess Wade: OLED Displays, Chirality, and Equity

    Jess Wade: OLED Displays, Chirality, and Equity

    Jess Wade from Imperial College London’s Blackett Laboratory kicks off Season 3 with expert insights on OLEDs, chiral materials, and the not-so-clear-cut relationship between science and equity. Through the lens of SPIE’s very first Diversity Outreach Award winner, listeners will enjoy a candid conversation on topics ranging from polymer conjugation to breaking biases in STEM and beyond.Sponsored by:MKS Instruments - www.newport.comHamamatsu Corporation - www.hamamatsu.comAll Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.The podcast has been named a finalist in two categories — Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast — for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

    • 47 min
    Chunlei Guo: Femtosecond Lasing: Applications and Innovations

    Chunlei Guo: Femtosecond Lasing: Applications and Innovations

    Chunlei Guo, from the High-Intensity Femtosecond Laser Laboratory in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, discusses his work in laser processing, leading to the discovery of highly functionalized materials. Guo's research, including with black and colored metals, is addressing societal issues including global access to clean water. Chrys Panayiotou, executive director of LASER-TEC, joins us to talk about developing a highly skilled optics and photonics workforce.
    Sponsored by:Photonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com
    All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

    • 43 min
    Ian Walmsley: Unlocking a Quantum Advantage: Supercomputing, Sensing, and Optics

    Ian Walmsley: Unlocking a Quantum Advantage: Supercomputing, Sensing, and Optics

    Quantum information processing has arrived at the cutting edge. Ian Walmsley, elected fellow of the esteemed Royal Society and provost of Imperial College London, guides us through the narrative of the field — from information processing and computing, to the evolution of science education and industry. Manos Anyfantakis, from the University of Luxembourg’s Experimental Soft Matter Physics group, shares his team’s latest breakthrough: achieving structural colors, with applications in biobased sensing and dyeing.
    Sponsored by:Coherent Inc. - www.coherent.com/amplifyPhotonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.com
    All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

    • 51 min
    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen: Biomedical Optics and Lasers and Light

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen: Biomedical Optics and Lasers and Light

    Vice president of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Anita Mahadevan-Jansen shares her journey in and throughout biomedical imaging and biophotonics, including the discovery of infrared neural stimulation - and working alongside her husband. Garrett Cole, from Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions, stops by to chat about limiting quantum noise in laser beams, high-precision optics, and his presentation in the upcoming Photonics Spectra Conference.Sponsored by:Coherent Inc. - www.coherent.com/amplifyCOMSOL - www.comsol.comPI (Physik Instrumente) LP – Precision Motion Control and Piezo Technologies - www.pi-usa.usPhotonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.comAll Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

    • 58 min
    Andreas Tuennermann: Laser Systems, Fiber Technology, and Photonics Startups

    Andreas Tuennermann: Laser Systems, Fiber Technology, and Photonics Startups

    Andreas Tuennermann, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, discusses his work with fiber lasers, quantum applications, and manufacturing in a global pandemic. Alejandro Manjavacas, from the Theoretical Photonics Group at the University of New Mexico, stops by with insights into two distinctly different projects: one with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and one with Los Alamos National Laboratory.Sponsored by:COMSOL - www.comsol.comPI (Physik Instrumente) LP – Precision Motion Control and Piezo Technologies - www.pi-usa.usPhotonics Spectra Conference - www.PhotonicsSpectraConference.comAll Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

    • 57 min

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