Photonics Research


The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies runs a series of internal and external seminars.  The seminars cover a range of topics, from experimental and theoretical problems of photonics to industrial applications. People from outside the University are welcome to attend the seminar series. 

                             UPCOMING SEMINARS

                                    RECENT SEMINARS 

Professor Leonid Glebov from CREOL/The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida
Title:"Volume Bragg gratings for laser beams control".

Dr Tawfique Hasan,Nanosccience Centre, Centre of Advanced Photonics and Elrectyronics, Cambridge University.
Title:“Graphene and related layered material inks: The route toward applications”.

rof Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University
Title:"Progress in phase sensitive amplifiers".
N708, 11am

Dr Stefan Skupin, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Title:"High-intensity laser matter interaction". 
N708, 11am

Dr Petar Gladkov, Institute of Photonics and Electronics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Title: "Periodic poling of KTiOPO4 and its isomorphic crystal for sum and difference frequencies generation".
Dr Krassimir Stankov, CEO in ALPHALAS GmbH, Germany
Title:"Product line and research and development activities at ALPHALAS GMBH" 
N708, 11 am

Dr Meng Zhang, Imperial College London
Title:"New materials, regimes and applications of fibre laser technology".
N708, 11am

Dr Tanel Tätte and Dr Marko Part, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia
Title: "Yttria stabilized microtubes for microfluidics under extreme conditions"
Dr Martti Pärs, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Title:"Optical switching by employing photochromic multichromophore complexes".
N708, 10.30am

Dr Antonio Picozzi, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, University of Bourgogne 
Title: "Optical wave turbulence:Toward a unified nonequilibrium thermodynamic description of statistical nonlinear optics".

Seminar on the NetFpga platform
Speaker: Neelakandan Manihatty Bojan

Prof Thorsten Ackemann, University of Strathclyde 
Title: "Dynamics of spatial laser cavity solitons".

Dr Alessandro Tonello, Xlim Research Institute, University of Limoges, France
Title: "Supercontinuum generation by nanosecond pump pulses".
N708, 2 pm

Dr Stephane Barland, Institut Non Lineaire De Nice ( Non-Linear Institute of Nice)
Title: "Buffering optical data with topological localized structures".
N708, 11am

Prof Misha Sumetsky, AIPT, Aston University 
Title: "Nanophotonics of optical fibres" .

Dr Jize Yan, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering
Title: "Self-supporting wireless sensing and distributed FO sensing in smart infrastructure".
N604, 11.15 am

Prof Claudio Conti, Department of Physics, University Sapienza
Title:"Experiments on various random lasers".
N708, 12pm-13pm 

Dr Vitaly Mikhailov, OFS Labs, Somerset,New-Jersey,USA
Title: "In-line high speed polarimeter and it's application in 100G+transmission system".

Dr Alexander Turchin, Senior Scientist in the Soild-State Electronics Department, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
The talk:"Single-shot scattering interferometry - a tool for permittivity 3D reconstruction". 

Prof Robin Kaiser from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis 
Title: "A cold-atom random laser".

Prof Dan Marom, Associated Professor  in the Applied Physics Department at the Hebrew University, Israel, Head of the Photonic Devices Group
Title: "Switching and manipulating spectrally dispersed light in current and future telecom scenarios".

Mr Michael Roelens, the R&D Engineering Manager of Finisar Australia
Title: "Introduction and tutorial on the operation of the Wavelength Selective Switch".

Prof Tingyan Wang, Shanghai University, Laboratory of specialty fiber optics and optical access networks
Title: "Special optical fiber sensors".

Dr. Michael Sumetsky, OFS Laboratories, USA
Title:"Surface nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP)".

Prof Alexander Marchenko, Institute of Physics of National Academy of Science of Ukraine
Title: "Scanning tunneling microscopy of ultrathin organic films: fundamental aspects and application".

Prof Andrea Fratalocchi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
TItle: " A brief lecture on complexity-driven Photonics: from chaotic energy harvesting to many-body solitons and light condensation effects".

Prof Dmitry Turaev, Imperial College London
Title: "Fermi acceleration in time-dependent billiards".

Prof Sahar Al-Malaika ( Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, SEAS)
Title: "Overview of the Research Activity of the Polymer Processing and Performance Research Unit".

Prof Alexander Rubenchik from the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (USA)
Title: "The laser material processing. Beyond welding and cutting".

Dr Alfredo de Rossi, Thales Research and Technology, France
Title:"Nonlinear photonic crystal waveguides and all-optical signal processing".

Dr Ir.Michael Peeters, CTO  for the Wireless Division at Alcatel-Lucent, gave a talk:
Title: "Tough to beat:perspectives on the next generation of broadband access".

Dr Xin Yang, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.
Title:"Pulse-Shaping assisted nonlinear optical signal generation in fibers".

Prof John Arkwright, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Lindfield
Title: "From Cables to Colons - A journey for fibre Bragg grating technology into the "Dark continent" of the human digestive track".

Prof Kestutis Staliunas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barselona
Title: "Faraday patterns in optical fibers".

Dr A. Chipouline, Institute of Applied Physics (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
Title: "Qualitative models in nanophotonics: scientific and education aspects".

                                         SEMINAR ARCHIVE

If you would like to give a talk, or just need more information about seminars, please contact:

Dr. Kaiming Zhou
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
Department of Electronic Engineering,
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
email: k.zhou@aston.ac.uk

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