Webinar Programs

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Upcoming Live Webcasts
Collapse Molecular Spectroscopy with Optical Frequency Combs


Optical frequency comb is known as an optical-frequency-ruler, an inevitable tool for precision measurements mainly used for fundamental science. The laser shows its remarkable potential not only for the precision measurements but also for a variety of applications including broadband molecular spectroscopy. Among broadband frequency comb spectroscopy, dual-comb spectroscopy has proved its ultrafast measurement speed with high precision and accuracy. A million-fold shorter measurement has been demonstrated over the conventional Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). With the unprecedented measurement speed, this noble method can pave the way for new molecular science and diagnosis.


In this webinar hosted by the Nonlinear Optics Technical Group, Dr. Takuro Ideguchi from the University of Tokyo will present basics of dual-comb spectroscopy and will introduce recent research activities.


What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives:

  • Basics of frequency comb
  • Basics of dual-comb spectroscopy
  • Simplified dual-comb spectroscopy toward widespread use
  • Nonlinear dual-comb spectroscopy


Who Should Attend:

  • PhD Students, Postdocs and researchers who are interested in new broadband molecular spectroscopy techniques.
  • Potential users of high-speed broadband spectroscopy in Material Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Medicine, and Environmental Science.



  • Intermediate to advanced. Basic knowledge of ultrafast optics would be beneficial.
Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: February 15, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse The Next Generation of Coherent Optical


Coherent detection and digital signal processing have led to a new and exciting paradigm in optical fiber communications, as they provide a substantial improvement in transport system capacity and functionality. Optical networking, and in particular the use of super-channel wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology, is the ideal way to efficiently transport extremely large amounts of data over long-haul terrestrial and subsea networks.

Large-scale photonic integration, in which hundreds of photonic functions, including lasers, modulators, waveguides and others are combined into large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs), provides significant flexibility and efficiency benefits when integrated into WDM transport systems.

In parallel, electronic function integration has also been advancing as CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology continues to improve. Processing functionality (and hence complexity) has grown substantially in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), thereby allowing higher order modulation formats and enhanced coherent detection.

With these new developments in electronics and photonics, the industry can now introduce the next generation of coherent optical capabilities such as Nyquist subcarriers, soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) gain sharing, matrix-enhanced phase shift keying, high-gain SD-FEC and flexible channel spacing, enabling operators to considerably improve their fiber capacity-reach performance.


What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives

  • Operational scale challenges impacting network operators as bandwidth demand continues to grow
  • Next-generation optical transport technologies that combine advanced photonics and electronics, to harness maximum capacity and reach from long-haul, terrestrial and subsea networks


  • Intermediate to Advanced level



Scott Jackson, Vice President, Subsea Business Group, Infinera

Matthew Mitchell, Vice President, Optical Systems Architecture, Infinera


Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: March 02, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse What Can We Learn From High-Resolution Retinal Imaging?



During the past two decades, retinal imaging technologies have advanced dramatically making it possible to image and probe single retinal cells in the living human eye. This gives detailed insight into the conditions and functioning of the retina at a scale that still remains to be fully explored in ophthalmic clinics.


In this webinar, hosted by the Applications of Visual Science Technical Group, we will address key issues related to imaging and probing of cells in the retina of the human eye, its use as a diagnostic tool for improved detection of retinal disease and address outstanding issues that still needs to be addressed.


What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives:

You will learn about different methodologies being applied to image the retina including fundus cameras, scanning light ophthalmoscopes, and optical coherence tomography. How aberrations can be overcome when imaging and probing the cells of the retina. What can be learned from probing and analyzing the retina with resolution at the level of single cells, and how it plays a key role for improved retinal diagnostics allowing alterations to be visualized at the earliest possible stage. 


Who Should Attend:

The webinar is primarily aimed towards research students (MSc, PhD, postdocs) in the areas of optics, ophthalmology, and vision sciences. The talks, however, will also be relevant from researchers from academia and industry in the field or related fields who wants to be informed about state-of-the-art retinal imaging and analysis.



The level of this webinar in intermediate to advanced.

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: March 07, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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On-Demand Programs Date Available
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Novel Optical Sensors Based on Nonlinear Effects in Few-Mode Fibers Feb 02, 2016
Exploring Recent Advances in NLO Materials Jan 27, 2016
What Can We Learn From High-Resolution Retinal Imaging? Jan 22, 2016
Molecular Spectroscopy with Optical Frequency Combs Jan 22, 2016
Exploring Recent Advances in OLED Materials and Displays Nov 23, 2015
Leveraging Apps, Social Media and Your Digital Reputation for Professional Success Nov 12, 2015
2D Material Nanophotonics for Optical Information Science Sep 29, 2015
Optical Image Quality Metrics & Quantitative Modeling of Comb Sources Jul 06, 2015
Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Circuits (SiEPIC) Research Training Jun 23, 2015
Practical Nanophotonics with Plasmonic Ceramics Jun 16, 2015
Nanophotonics in the Year of Light Mar 04, 2015
Adaptive Optics: Latest Results in Vision Science, Microscopy and Astronomy Feb 18, 2015
A Year in Visual Optics: Understanding the Anterior Human Eye Dec 17, 2014
Light on a Chip: The Future of Photonic Integration Dec 15, 2014
Rare-earth doped amplifiers integration onto nanophotonics platforms Dec 10, 2014
Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Q & A Nov 26, 2014
Understanding Cloud Services, Market & Technology Oct 29, 2014
The Freedom of Freeforms: Current Optics Manufacturing Methods Allow for Freeform Optical Designs Oct 17, 2014
Polarization Related Emulation and Testing in Coherent Optical Communication Systems Sep 04, 2014
Visualizing Catalytic Reactions and Light-Matter Interactions with Nanometer-Scale Resolution Jul 23, 2014
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Background Information & Information on DOD RFI Jun 18, 2014
Department of Energy's SBIR/STTR Program Overview Jun 04, 2014
Carrier SDN for Multi-layer Control: Savings and Services May 08, 2014
Surface Slope Tolerances Nov 15, 2013
A look into the world of Nonimaging Optics Jul 11, 2013
Rugged Micro-Optic Packaging for Extreme Environments Jan 17, 2013
What's Wrong with My Image? Nov 29, 2012
Coherent Super-Channels Nov 07, 2012
Optical Design in the Infrared: The World has Changed - New Materials, Methods, and Solutions to Address New Challenges Dec 23, 2011
Introduction to Optical Glasses: Characteristics, Applications and Customizations Sep 20, 2011
Ultrabroadband Optical Parametric Amplifiers: Towards Single-Cycle CEP-Controlled Pulses Dec 31, 1969