Webinar Programs

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Upcoming Live Webcasts
Collapse Flat and Conformal Optics Based on Dielectric Metasurfaces







Flat optical devices based on lithographically patterned sub-wavelength dielectric nano-structures provide precise control over optical wavefronts, and thus promise to revolutionize the field of free-space optics. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group, Dr. Andrei Faraon from California Institute of Technology will discuss his work on high contrast transmitarrays and reflectarrays composed of silicon nano-posts located on top of low index substrates like silica glass or transparent polymers.


Complete control of both phase and polarization is achieved at the level of single nano-post, which enables control of the optical wavefront with sub-wavelength spatial resolution. Using this nano-post platform, we demonstrate lenses, waveplates, polarizers, arbitrary beam splitters and holograms.  Devices that provide multiple functionalities, like simultaneous polarization beam splitting and focusing are implemented. By embedding the metasurfaces in flexible substrates, conformal optical devices that decouple the geometrical shape and optical function are shown. Multiple flat optical elements are integrated in optical systems such as planar retro-reflectors and Fourier lens systems with applications in ultra-compact imaging systems. Applications in microscopy and the prospects for tunable devices will also be discussed during the webinar.


What You Will Learn About in the Webinar:

  • Dielectric metasurfaces, nanophotonics, optical materials


Who Should Attend the Webinar:

  • Anyone interested in nanophotonics and optical materials


Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: November 09, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Diamond - Extreme Material for Nonlinear Optics and Raman Lasers







Diamond is an optical material with a suite of properties that are set well apart from most others. Its recent availability in large, high quality, synthesized crystals is bringing forth important opportunities to tackle major challenges in optics. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Laser Systems Technical Group, Dr. Richard Mildren of Macquarie University will provide an introduction to the optical properties of diamond (linear, nonlinear and thermo-optical). Dr. Mildren will then present a detailed description about some of diamond's more outstanding properties and how these are stimulating development of advanced laser-based technologies, such as high power lasers and nonlinear frequency converters.


What You Will Learn in the Webinar:

  • Detailed understanding of the contrasting nature of diamond against more familiar optical materials
  • Design issues for developing diamond optical devices and in particular diamond lasers
  • Features of diamond that are likely to impact on the future development of optics


Who Should Attend the Webinar:

  • Research Students 
  • Researchers
  • Professionals in Industry, Government


Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Material Science View of Grinding and Polishing of Laser Glass Optics







Optical fabrication is the manufacture of an optical element (e.g., lens, flat, mirror, active optic) which is often made of glass. Manufacturing next generation optics have been and will continue to be enablers for enhancing the performance of advanced lasers, imaging systems, and lithography. During optical fabrication, which involves both grinding and polishing, complex mechanical and chemical interactions between the workpiece, lap/tool and slurry have historically led to this field being largely an ‘art’ as opposed to being a ‘science’. Over the past decade or so, significant advances have been made in understanding the science of optical fabrication leading to processes that yield optics with improved laser damage resistance, surface figure, and surface roughness. In this webinar presented by the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group, Dr. Tayyab Suratwala will review advances in this area.


*This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 within the LDRD program. (LLNL-ABS-702700)


What You Will Learn in the Webinar:


  • Overview of optical fabrication
  • Review of chemical, mechanical, and physical interactions affecting:
    • Subsurface damage
    • Surface figure
    • Roughness
  • Techniques utilized to fabricate optics with improved optical performance and laser damage resistance
  • Techniques for fabricating optics more economically
  • Techniques to performing forensics on defects optical surfaces to improve fabrication yield


Who Should Attend the Webinar:


  • Optical fabricators
  • Optical designers
  • Laser glass optic users



Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: December 02, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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The Autostigmatic Microscope and Its Uses Oct 14, 2016
Material Science View of Grinding and Polishing of Laser Glass Optics Oct 05, 2016
Diamond - Extreme Material for Nonlinear Optics and Raman Lasers Oct 05, 2016
Flat and Conformal Optics Based on Dielectric Metasurfaces Oct 05, 2016
The Fascinating Optics of Metamaterials and Plasmonics Oct 05, 2016
The Debate: Lightfield vs. Holographic Sep 30, 2016
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Optical Trapping and Manipulation of a Single Human Virus Jun 17, 2016
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Applied Laser Spark Spectroscopy: The Evolution of LIBS into Real-World Applications May 18, 2016
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Semiconductor Quantum Technologies for Information Processing and Sensing Apr 28, 2016
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Molecular Spectroscopy with Optical Frequency Combs Feb 16, 2016
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Practical Nanophotonics with Plasmonic Ceramics Jun 16, 2015
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Polarization Related Emulation and Testing in Coherent Optical Communication Systems Sep 04, 2014
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Coherent Super-Channels Nov 07, 2012
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