Online seminars series - Day 2: Online optical design, PIC, THZ

OpTecBB online seminar in cooperation with Photonics Israel  


14:00-15:00 (UTC +3)

Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy
M. Sc. Enrico Dardanis, Dr. Milan Oeri (Menlo Systems)

Abstract: The Terahertz (THz) frequency regime, also referred to as the sub-millimeter wave or far-infrared radiation, commonly spans a broad range from 100 to 6000 GHz. Being a blank spot on the available energetic radiation map for many years, newer developments have pushed terahertz to a rapidly emerging technology and to the forefront of innovative, photonic applications in fundamental sciences but also for real-world applications, applied in the spectroscopy or imaging of novel materials and non-destructive investigations. The THz webinar will provide a fair understanding of the fundamental science of terahertz electrical field generation and detection, with a distinct focus on pulsed, broadband time-domain terahertz spectroscopy (THz-TDS) and imaging. We will review the various technical approaches that enable THz-TDS measurements highlighting their outstanding merits in the vicinity if spectroscopic and imaging solutions but also discuss the pitfalls of terahertz. Particularly, we draw attention to the cross-disciplinary, multi-purpose use of terahertz TDS providing time-of-flight information on the one hand and spectroscopic details of examined samples at the same time. In this regard, we will take a snapshot of current and future application examples ranging from research to industry. Upon availability, we will demonstrate a live-setup to our audience. The THz workshop provides a basic understanding of the different technical principles of generation and detection and snapshots current application fields. It is thus addressed to all participants from different degrees interested in exploring a new, promising technology. Attendees to whom THz-TDS can be particularly of practical need include the following fields (but are not limited to!): Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Automotive, Semiconductor Industry, Non-destructive testing, Spectroscopy and Medical Sciences.


16:00-17:00 (UTC +3)

Photonic Integrated cirquits at Fraunhofer HHI: aplications, opportunities and fabrication
Dr David Felipe Mesquida, Dr Moritz Baier (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI))

Abstract: The last decade saw exciting achievements in the field of photonic integrated circuits (PICs), both technologically and economically. Today, researchers at Fraunhofer HHI are working on a “best material for each function” approach to fabricate PICs for a broad range of applications. This technology relies on combining InP active elements (e.g. lasers, amplifiers and photodiodes) and a polymer-based waveguiding platform (PolyBoard) for passive and tuneable functionalities (e.g. phase shifters and tunable filters). On-chip free-space elements are also available by means of the recently developed micro-optical bench. Nevertheless, scalability and ease of access to fabrication are important all the same. Hence, this work includes both core technology and fabrication methods.The seminar will review the technology developed at HHI together with different application scenarios (telecom, sensing and quantum technologies) relying on current activities being carried out in the framework of different European projects. In addition, current developments to facilitate ease of access similar to today's electronic IC industry operation (i.e. standardization, high availability and predictability) will be presented as a Multi Project Wafers (MPW's) platform available for fabrication.
The seminar will be assembled by two talks:
I. "Multi Project Wafers (MPWs)" by Dr Moritz Baier, and
II. "Hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits at HHI: Using The Best Material for Each Function to Cover a Broad range of Applications" by Dr. David Felipe


18:30-19:30 UTC +3

Online Optical Design & A Ray Optics Simulation Software Tool
Gil Noy (CEO and co-founder of 3DOptix)

Abstract: Optical simulations are crucial for designing and analyzing the optical propagation in optical setups or systems. 3Doptix revolutionary cloud-based ray optics simulation platform runs on the user’s browser and allows the implementation of versatile optical designs. The simulation platform has a build-in, off-the-shelf optomechanical component and common light sources library, as well as a growing optical elements database from leading vendors.You can also use the 3DOptix optomechanics to design a 3D setup or to build a design with a minimum alignment process - an out of the box working setup.In the workshop, we are going to review the tool functions, go over some designs and demo the off-the-shelf mounts sensitivity.The tool is free but requires registration and approval to get into our closed beta. All participants will get access to the beta


Seminar language: English.

Seminar tool: ZOOM platform.  

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