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AES Society Lecture: Subangstrom-precise Nanophotonic Devices at the Fibre Surface

The UK Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) invites you to attend a technical presentation given by Professor Michael (Misha) Sumetsky from Aston University.


Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Miniaturisation of optical devices is one of the key goals of modern photonics motivated by applications in optical signal processing and sensing at microscale. In spite of substantial progress, the development of miniature photonic devices has encountered significant barrier due to their insufficient fabrication precision and substantial losses. This presentation reviews recent progress in Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP) which allows to create photonic circuits at the fibre surface with unprecedented sub-angstrom precision and ultralow loss. Recent and potential applications of SNAP ranging from miniature optical delay lines, buffers and frequency comb generators to microfluidics are discussed.

Speaker Biography:

Michael (Misha) Sumetsky graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, and has Ph.D. (1979) and D.Sc.(1989) degrees from the same University. He worked at the Physics Department of Saint-Petersburg University of Telecommunications (Russia) from 1979 till 1995 when he joined Bell Laboratories (USA). In 2001, Dr Sumetsky continued his research at OFS Labs after transition of the Optical Fiber Research Department of Bell Labs into the OFS Labs of the Furukawa Electric Company.