Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TOMORROW! Fiber Optics Candidate Talk: "Multimode Fiber Photonics" By Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, 4.21.16/11:00AM-12:00PM/ CREOL RM 103

Fiber Optics Candidate Talk: "Multimode Fiber Photonics" By Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa
Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CREOL Room 103
Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa

With the advent of mode division multiplexing as a means to meet the rapid growing needs of the telecommunication industry, there has been recently a great resurgence of interest in multimode fiber systems and components. The use of multimode fibers in the linear and nonlinear regime is now finding novel applications in many diverse areas, beyond optical communications. In this regard, rapid progress has been made in developing new families of fibers with precisely controlled modal characteristics as well as key components for all-fiber mode multiplexers-thus allowing light to be controlled in ways not previously possible. 
In this talk, I will present my group’s research activities in the field of multimode fiber photonics. These include multimode amplification, transmission, and modal control in advanced optical fibers. These technology platforms provide a rich field for pursuing new scientific advances and for exploring promising new applications. Finally, our recent work on ultra-low loss antiresonant hollow-core optical fibers for broadband high optical power transmission will be presented.

Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua received his Doctor of Philosophy in Optoelectronics from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, in 2007. Subsequently he joined Prof. Jonathan Knight’s group at the University of Bath as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2007-2009). At Bath, he worked with major European research centers and industrial partners, on the development of novel optical fibers. During the period of (2009-2011), he was with Powerlase Photonics where he was responsible for the development of high-power (200 W to 2 kW) diode pumped solid-state lasers and fiber components for industrial applications in materials processing and microelectronics markets. In addition, he supervised the transition of new products from R&D to manufacturing.
He joined CREOL in February 2011 as Research Assistant Professor. At CREOL he directs the Microstructured Optical Fiber and Devices (MOFD) laboratory. His group is conducting research on new optical fibers and novel optical fiber devices for fundamental research and technology development. His group pursues a number of activities such as fabrication, characterization and theoretical studies of optical fiber structures. His activities have been funded by numerous sources including ARO, AFOSR, AFRL, JTO-HEL, NASA and by industry. He is the author and co-author of >80 journal and conference papers. 

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