Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
TODAY: 2.24.11 / CREOL 102 / 1pm-2pm / OSA Student Chapter Seminar: “How Washington works and why scientists should care” - Greg Shuckman
OSA Student Chapter Seminar: “How Washington works and why scientists should care” - Greg Shuckman CREOL 102 Thursday, February 24, 2011 / 1pm-2pm
Assistant VP for University Relations
With more than 20 years of experience in leadership, advocacy and policy development for postsecondary institutions, associations, and various nonprofit boards and commissions, Greg Schuckman works on behalf of UCF in Washington with a focus on how to improve educational achievement, increase economic opportunity, and enhance access to higher education in our the United States.
Come ready to learn how and why scientists are important to public policy. A brief presentation will be followed by an open discussion, so come with questions!
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OSA Student Chapter President
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Seminar: “Nanoscale Optics with Negative Metamaterials”– Dr.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 / 11:00am-12:00pm
Electronic Materials Research Institute & Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Nanoscale optical elements offer the potential of entirely new modalities of superresolution imaging, superfocussing and slow light utilizing the unique properties of negative metamaterials. We discuss our recent work on the experimental demonstration of superresolution imaging using anisotropic nanowire metamaterials. We have also developed new concepts to control the speed of light using metamaterial cladded optical waveguides. These nanoscale metamaterial waveguides offer the prospect of on-chip slow light devices where light speeds are reduced by orders of magnitude, enabling ultra-compact optical delay lines and buffers. The results of this work have potential applications in metamaterials imaging components and optoelectronic systems for military and civilian telecommunication systems.
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TODAY: 2.23.11 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: "Lasers,Anti-lasers and PT-symmetric Laser-Absorbers" - Dr. Stone
Seminar: "Lasers, Anti-lasers and PT-symmetric Laser-Absorbers" - Dr.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 / 11:00-12:00pm
Dr. A. Douglas Stone
A laser is an optical device that transforms incoherent input energy (the pump), into coherent outgoing radiation in a specific set of modes of the electromagnetic field, with distinct frequencies. There is a threshold pump energy for the first lasing mode, and above that energy the laser is a non-linear device and non-linear interactions strongly affect the emission properties of the laser. Surprisingly, the theory of non-linear multimode lasing was quite rudimentary until recently. We describe a new formalism, based on non-hermitian states of the electromagnetic field, which provides a quantitative and tractable description of arbitrarily complex laser systems, including extremely open and non-linear examples, such as random lasers.
Our reformulation of laser theory emphasizes that a laser cavity is a certain kind of scattering system, with a non-unitary amplifying scattering matrix due to the presence of gain. This approach suggested the possibility of constructing a time-reversed or “anti-laser”, which we term a coherent perfect absorber (CPA); a device in which the gain medium of the laser is replaced with a loss medium such that the cavity will perfectly absorb the incoming
(time-reversed) modes of the corresponding laser. Recently we have experimentally demonstrated such a device in a simple silicon cavity, which acts as an absorptive interferometer, in which narrow-band absorption can be both increased to ~ 99% and reduced to ~30%. Finally, the same point of view leads to hybrid devices, containing both gain and loss media, which can function simultaneously as a laser and a perfect absorber for distinct modes of the electromagnetic field. This happens as a result of a spontaneous symmetry breaking transition, which destroys the parity-time-reversal symmetry of the eigenstates of the corresponding S-matrix.
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Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
You’re invited to participate in the Entrepreneur Summit EXPO!
April 27, 2011
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Congressman Bill Posey
Florida’s 15th Congressional District
WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA
1392 E. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Building on the success of two previous summits for entrepreneurs, Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) will host a third forum in Osceola County to continue to bring together various entrepreneurs from across the 15th Congressional District to showcase their innovative technologies to the public and potential investors.
This event will also feature an exhibition area for entrepreneurial resource agencies to provide information to entrepreneurs attending the Entrepreneur Summit from across District 15. Your organization has been identified as a key resource agency for entrepreneurs scheduled to attend this event.
Thank you for registering your agency to participate in this important event. We look forward to seeing you there. Please confirm your agency’s participation in the exhibition area by contacting Shirley Walker at (407) 531-1222 Ext. #2089 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and completing the attached registration form no later than Friday, April 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
Friday, February 18, 2011
3.1.11 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: “Complex Photonic Nanostructures and Phenomena” - Dr. Hui Cao
Seminar: “Complex Photonic Nanostructures and Phenomena” - Dr. Hui Cao CREOL 102 Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / 11am-12pm
Department of Applied Physics, Yale University
Wave optics is an old field of physics that has experienced rapid advances lately. Thanks to modern nanofabrication technology, complex nanostructures such as photonic crystals and metamaterials can be fabricated, and they display unusual optical properties and phenomena.
In this talk, I will focus on our studies of photonic nanostructures of random morphology. I show how we can trap light in such structures to make random lasers. Next, learning from the color generation by nanostructures in bird feathers, we use short-range order to enhance light scattering and confinement in artificial nanostructures. Finally I will introduce our recent work on time-reversed laser - coherent perfect absorber.
Hui Cao is a Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics at Yale University. She received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1997. Her main interests are in Nanophotonics and quantum optics. Her research focuses on understanding and controlling quantum optical processes in nanostructures, both for fundamental physical studies and for device applications. Professor Cao is a David and Lucille Packard Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. She won the Early CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from the American Physical Society. She became a fellow of the American Physical Society and a fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007. She has authored/co-authored one book, three book chapters, three review articles, and over one hundred and thirty journal articles. Cao chaired the OSA Technical Group on Photonic Metamaterials from 2006 to 2008. She served as the program co-chair for 2010 International Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Sciences (QELS).
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Dr. Ayman Abouraddy
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
UCF Business Incubator presents: Smart Strategic Planning:What are the keys to a winning strategic plan?
MarketCues SmartPlanT Workshop
Title: Smart Strategic Planning: What are the keys to a winning strategic plan?
Presenter: Tom Marin with MarketCues presenting the SmartPlanT 360 Program
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $20, Please pay by check made out to the UCF Research Foundation.
(Free for UCF Business Incubator Clients and Florida Cluster Members)
Location: University Tower
12201 Research Parkway
2nd Floor Large Conference Room
Orlando, Florida 32826
RSVP: Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email email@example.com
The press of the day-to-day often prevents businesses from focusing on their long-term strategic planning needs.
To overcome this challenge, executives of startups to large corporations need to identify and prioritize their most
promising initiatives. We will explore how to use the SmartPlan 360 process to ensure you work within objective
parameters to achieve your business goals.
Tom Marin bio:
Tom Marin is the Managing Partner of MarketCues, a strategic market planning firm. He serves
as a business strategy consultant with 25 years of experience working for first-stage, second
stage and large corporations assisting them with their strategy shifts and strategic growth
programs. Tom has advised private, public and nonprofit clients with high stakes strategy and
growth challenges in a wide range of markets. During his career, Tom has served such notable
companies as Fuji Film, Rand McNally, CNA Insurance Companies and First of America Bank.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
2.21.11 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: “Sparsity-Based Sub-Wavelength Imaging and Super-Resolution in Time and Frequency" - Dr. Moti Segev
Seminar: “Sparsity-Based Sub-Wavelength Imaging and Super-Resolution in Time and Frequency" - Dr. Moti Segev CREOL 102 Monday, February 21, 2011 / 11am-12pm
Physics Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
We demonstrate the recovery of sub-wavelength optical images based on prior knowledge that the object is sparse, and its analogous concept in the time and frequency domains, recovering temporal features much shorter than the response time of a photodetector and spectral features beyond the resolution of the spectrometer.
Moti Segev is a Distinguished University Professor and the Trudy and Norman Louis Professor of Physics, at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He received his B.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Technion, Israel, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. Moti Segev has spent one year at Caltech as a post-doctoral fellow and two more years as a Senior Research Fellow. He joined Princeton in September of 1994 as an Assistant Professor, becoming an Associate Professor in 1997, and a Professor in 1999. In the summer of 1998, Moti Segev went back to his home country, Israel, and joined the Technion, eventually resigning from Princeton in 2000.
Moti Segev's research interests are mainly in Nonlinear Optics, Solitons, Lasers and Quantum Electronics, although he finds much entertainment in more demanding fields such as basketball and hiking. He has more than 250 publications in refereed journals, 11 book chapters, and has given more than 100 invited, keynote, and plenary presentations
Among his most significant contributions are the discoveries of photorefractive solitons, of random-phase solitons (also called incoherent solitons, or self-trapping of solitons made of incoherent white light, the first observation of 2D lattice solitons, and the first experimental demonstration of Anderson localization in a disordered
Moti Segev is a Fellow of OSA and APS. He has won several awards, among them the 2007 Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physics Society and the 2009 Max Born Award of OSA.
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Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides
Professor of Optics/ Provost's Research Enhancement Position (PREP)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Seminar: “Organic Materials Chemistry” - Dr. Charles Lee CREOL 102 Tuesday, February 8, 2011 / 11:00am-12:00pm Dr. Charles Lee AFOSR Contract Manager
Seminar: “Organic Materials Chemistry” - Dr. Charles Lee CREOL 102 Tuesday, February 8, 2011 / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Charles Lee
AFOSR Contract Manager
The research goal of this portfolio is to gain a better understanding of the influence of chemical structures and processing conditions on the properties and behaviors of polymeric and organic materials. An overview of the portfolio will be presented. Current emphases on decoupling coupled properties and materials with switchable properties will be discussed.
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Dr. Shin-Tson Wu
See the following link for more information on the new study:
"Harnessing Light" study: www.spie.org/x44309.xml
The 1998 NRC report is available from the National Academies Press at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=5954
Total Registered Attendance: 19,390 (up 5.8% over 2010)
o 5,500 Conference Attendees (an increase of 12.5%)
o 7,647 Exhibition-Only Visitors (an increase of 5.5%)
o 6,243 Exhibitor Representatives (an increase of .8%)
o 62 Technical Courses and Workshops
o 74 Conferences with 4100 Technical Presentations (an increase of 17%)
The Florida Photonics Cluster (FPC) worked with CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) to organize a cluster grouping of 12 companies in the Photonics West exhibition. In addition to these companies, there were 18 other Florida companies exhibiting, 13 of which are FPC members, showing the strength of the industry in Florida.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Attend SPIE Medical Imaging—a multidisciplinary forum that seeks to advance medical imaging technologies in the areas of medical physics, image processing, CAD, visualization and modeling, PACS, perception, ultrasonic imaging, and biomedical research. With over 1,000 paper presentations, poster sessions, opportunities to take courses, and a variety of networking events, Medical Imaging is an important conference for medical physicists. Plenary speaker Bill Hendee, Medical College of Wisconsin, will discuss the Expanding Role of Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging. Come to the Orlando area for SPIE Medical Imaging, 12-17 February, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Back on the east coast in 2011.
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