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CCMR Symposium

2018 Symposium – May 23, 2018

Advances in Photonics and Quantum Optics

The 2018 CCMR Symposium will focus on experimental studies in nonlinear optics, quantum optics, quantum information science with applications in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and information science to sensing, metrology, imaging, and life science.

Speakers from industry and academia will join the Cornell organizers. They will include the 2018 CCMR Symposium Keynote Sproull Lecturer: Prof. Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, a world-leading expert on the studies of quantum systems; Dr. Michael Liehr, Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics; and Dr.  Aleksandra Boskovic, Optics, Surfaces and Integration Technologies Director, Corning Incorporated.

The goal of this symposium is to i) introduce the community to the photonics techniques, and to the resources available in NY State for R&D and workforce training, ii) form connections with industrial collaborators, and iii) explore potential applications, including:  consumer equipment such as barcode scanner, and remote control devices, telecommunications, medicine, industrial manufacturing, metrology, information processing and quantum computing.

The Symposium organizers, Professors Gennady Shvets and Gregory Fuchs, Applied and Engineering Physics, are leading a CCMR team. Their goal is to unite an expert materials and photonics team to develop “structured materials,” consisting of thin thin-film heterostructures designed to control light-matter interactions down to the nanoscale.  This research is leading to the development of new, small-footprint optical information-processing platforms capable of operating at high speeds, with extremely high efficiency, at low power, and in some cases, in advanced quantum technologies.

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