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Events 2017-2018



Beginning Academic year 2017-2018, please join us at Spilker room 232 every Monday afternoon from 4 pm for the AP 483 & Ginzton Lab, and AMO Seminar Series. 

Refreshments begin at 4 pm, seminar at 4:15 pm.

  • AP483 Optics and Electronics 2017-18:  AUT 2017-18 organized by Professor Jelena Vuckovic; WIN 2017-18 organized by Professor Tom Baer; SPR 2017-18 organized by OSA Student Chapter, Organizer (Sponsored by the Dept. of Applied Physics and Ginzton Laboratory)
  • AMO Subseries:  Organized by Professor Amir Safavi-Naeini (Sponsored by the Depts. of Applied Physics and Physics).  1st Monday of the month.  


SPRING 2017-18 

April 02, 2017-18--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Professor Simon Groblacher, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
  • Title: Quantum information processing with optomechanical systems

April 09, 2017-18

  • Professor Peter Hommelhoff, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, FAU (Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Elangen-Nurnberg)
  • Title: Light-field-driven currents in graphene

April 16, 2017-18

  • Professor Leo Hollberg, Department of Physics, Stanford University
  • Title: Small atomic sensors and "clocks" with surprisingly good performance 

April 23, 2017-18

  • Dr. Brian Lantz, Senior Research Scientist, LIGO, Stanford University
  • Title: Advanced LIGO: Speculations about the Future of Gravitational Wave Detectors

April 30, 2017-18

  • Dr. Makan Mohageg, Physicist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Title: Fundamental Physics Opportunities from Cislunar Space

May 07, 2017-18

  • Dr. Matt Reagor, Director of Quantum Engineering, Rigetti Quantum Computing
  • Title: Parametric Entagling Gates in a Superconducting Quantum Processor and Applications

May 14, 2017-18

  • Professor Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique federale de Lausanne EPFL
  • Title: The Physics and Applications of high Q optical microcavities: Cavity Quantum Optomechanics

May 21, 2017-18

  • Professor John Bowers, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
  • Title: Evolution of Photonic Integrated Circuits

May 28, 2017-18--No Talk, Memorial Day

June 04, 2017-18--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Professor Manuel Endres, Physics Department, California Institute of Technology
  • Title: Quantum simulation with alkali and alkaline-earth Rydberg-arrays


AUTUMN 2017-18 

September 25, 2017

  • Professor Gordon Wetzstein, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 
  • Title: Computational Near-Eye Displays with Focus Cues

October 2, 2017--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Professor David Weld, Department of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
  • Title: Extreme Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Driven Ultracold Gases

October 9, 2017 

  • Professor Andrei Faraon, Applied Physics and Materials Science, CalTech
  • Title: Quantum Nano-Photonic Devices Based on Rare-Earth Ions

October 16, 2017 

  • Professor Arka Majumdar, Electrical Engineering and Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Title: Metasurface Freeform Nanophotonics

October 23, 2017

  • Professor Edo Waks, Quantum Photonics Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Title: Quantum Nanophotonics: Controlling Light and Spin on a Chip    

October 30, 2017

  • Professor Dirk Englund, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • Title: Semiconductor Quantum Technologies for Secure Communications and Scalable Quantum Networks

November 06, 2017--AMO Subseries Talk 

  • Professor Peter Rakich, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University
  • Title: Harnessing Phonons at the Mesocale: From Silicon Lasers to Hybrid Quantum Systems

November 13, 2017 

  • Professor Michal Bajcsy, Electrical and Computer Engineerig, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
  • Title: Atom-Photon Interactions Chaperoned by Phontonic Crystals

November 20, 2017--No Talk--Holiday Week--No Classes

November 27, 2017

  • Dr. Sonia Buckley, Quantum Nanophotonics Group, NIST
  • Title: Integrated Photonics and Superconducting Electronics for Neuromorphic Computing

December 04, 2017--AMO Subseries Talk

  • Professor Ana Maria Rey, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Title: New Direction on Quantum Simulations With Long-Lived Strontium Dipoles in a Cavity