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Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

Seminars and Workshops

March 2, 2020: Dr. Miranda van lersel

Atmospheric optics: The influence of the atmosphere on optical waves
Monday, March 2, 2020, 2 p.m.
Fitz Hall 568

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Feb. 28, 2020: Dr. Imran M. Mirza

Few-photon quantum optics with cavities, emitters and waveguides
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 2 p.m.
Fitz Hall 568

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Oct. 4, 2019: Dr. Ray T. Chen

Integrated Photonics for Computation, Interconnects and Sensing

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019: Dr. Xiaoxu Niu
Electro-Optics for Automotive, Aerospace and Fire Protection
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Fitz Hall 568
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Friday, Sept. 13, 2019: Dr. Elena Stoykova
Coherent Methods for Synthesis of Diffractive Optical Elements, 3D Imaging and Monitoring of Processes
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
Fitz Hall Room 568
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Fall 2019: Drs. Cong Deng and Thomas Weyrauch
Learn optical design using OpticStudio 18.9, the newest professional version of ZEMAX and the most popular optical design software. Classes begin Aug. 21, 2019.
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July 8, 2019: Dr. Reuven Gordon
Nanoplasmonics: Quantum, Nonlinear and Single Molecule Regimes
Monday, July 8, 2019, 12:30-2 p.m.
Science Center Room 128
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Feb. 22 and 23, 2019: Dr. Andrew Sarangan
Proposal Writing Workshop (attendance both days is required)
Friday, Feb. 22, 3-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 12 noon-2 p.m.
Fitz Hall Room 580
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Feb. 28, 2019: Dr. Andrea M. Armani
Nanomaterial-Enhanced Integrated Photonics
Thursday, Feb. 28
12 noon-1 p.m.
Science Center Room 114
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  1. Friday March 23, Fitz 580, from 3 p.m.
    “Adaptive optical elements for vision care and biomedical imaging” by Dr. Guoqiang Li, The Ohio State University.
  2. Friday Feb. 16, SC 107, from 2.30 p.m.
    “Highly stable O-C structures: a blessing or curse in carbon nanostructural synthesis?”, by Dr. Weijie Lu, University of Dayton
  3. Friday Feb. 9, FH 580, from 3:30 p.m.
    "Andean Contribution to the World Nutrition", by Dr. Hildegardo Córdova Aguilar, Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Investigación en Geografía Aplicada, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Naturaleza, el Territorio y, Energías Removables (INTE) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  4. Friday Feb. 2, FH 580, from 3:30 p.m.
    "Non-classical photon generation by symmetric GaAs quantum dots" by Takashi Kuroda, Group Leader, Nanophotonics Group, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
    "Dirac cones on the gamma point" by Kazuaki Sakoda, Managing Researcher, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


  1. Friday Dec. 1, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "The Controversy and Development of the Photon Wave-Function" by Dr. Bill Plick, Department of Physics, University of Dayton
  2. Tuesday Nov. 21, FH 580, at 2 p.m.
    "The role of a discontinuous free-electron density in harmonic generation from metal surfaces" by Dr. Michael Scalora, Charles M. Bowden research center, AMRDEC, RDECOM, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000-USA
  3. Friday Nov. 17, SC 128, at 2:30 p.m.
    "From physicist to rocket scientist (with a few detours), and how to make a CubeSat that works" by Dr. Carl Brandon, Professor and Director CubeSat Lab, Vermont Technical College
  4. Friday, Nov. 10, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Transition metal nitrides for electronics and opto-electronics" by Dr. Amber Reed, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Dayton Ohio.
  5. Friday, Oct. 27, SC 128, at 2:30 p.m.
    "Tissue Optics: Spectroscopy and Imaging of Living Systems" by Dr. Karthik Vishwanath, James C. and Carole E. Garland Professorship Department of Physics Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  6. Friday, Oct. 20, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Mode-locked fiber lasers at normal group velocity dispersion" by Dr. Andy Chong, Associate Professor of Physics & Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton
  7. Thursday, Oct. 12, KL 407, from 2-3 p.m.
    "Magneto-optical Isolators: The Missing Link of Photonic Integrated Circuits" by Dr. Bethanie Stadler, Professor and Associate Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  8. Monday, Sept. 11, SC 114, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    “Non-conventional light absorption and emission from Si and Ge materials in the infrared region” by Dr. Jim Williams, Research school of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  9. Wednesday, June 14, FH 580, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Consequences of repeated discovery of Non-interaction of Waves (NIW)” by Dr. Chandra Roychoudhuri, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA 06269-3046.
  10. Friday, March 24, FH 580, at 3 p.m.
    Atomic Layer Deposition: From surface science to surface engineering” by Dr. Parag Banerjee, Washington University in St. Louis.
  11. Friday, March 17, KL 204, at 1:30 p.m.
    "Next-Generation Electronic & Photonic Materials Processing Tools Newly Developed at AFRL" by Dr. Brandon Howe, Materials Engineer, AFRL, WPAFB, OH.
  12. Friday March 10, KL 405, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Antimonide Based Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays " by Dr. Sanjay Krishna, George R. Smith Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University.


  1. Thursday, Dec. 15, FH 580, 10 a.m.
    Nested plasmonic resonance: extraordinary enhancement of linear and nonlinear interactions” by Michael Scalora, US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
  2. Friday, Dec. 2, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "3D Fingerprint Analysis using Transmission-mode Multi-Wavelength Digital Holographic Topography" by Ujitha Abeywickrema, PhD, Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dayton Ohio
    "Polarization Vector Evolution in Nonlinear Stimulated Raman Scattering" by Mohammad Almanee, PhD candidate, Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dayton Ohio
  3. Monday, Nov. 21, FH 580, at 10:00 a.m.
    "Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Patterned Structures on a Substrate" by Dr. Satoshi Watanabe, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
  4.  Friday, Nov. 18, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Control Force and Heat at the Nanoscale" by Dr. Chenglong Zhao, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics
  5. Friday, Nov. 11, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "The Bridge to Obtaining a US Patent Charge Transport in Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors:a Case Study" by Yasser Abdelaziez, Ph.D., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  6. Friday, Nov. 4, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Nanosecond Speed KTN beam deflectors" by Dr. Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  7. Friday, Oct. 28, FH 580, at 12:20 p.m.
    "Materials, devices and quantum research at the Australian National University (ANU)" by Dr. Jim Williams, Research School of Physics and Engineering ANU, Canberra, Australia
  8. Friday, Oct. 14, FH 580, at 3:30 p.m.
    Symmetric Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror and its applications considering the Nonlinear Polarization Rotation” by Dr. Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Coordinación de Óptica, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, México
  9. Friday, Sept. 23, FH 568, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Patterning nanostructures below the diffraction limit" by Dr. Andrew Sarangan, professor, Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469
  10. Tuesday, July 19, SC 062, at 1 p.m.
    "Optical properties of a scorpion" by Dr. Bruno Ullrich, director of the Optical Laboratory, Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas (ICF) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  11. Friday, April 1, SC 128, at 3:30 p.m.
    "Quantum weirdness and quantum technology" by Dr. William Plick, post doctoral associate, e Grande T'el'ecom Paris-' Tech in Paris, France
  12. Tuesday, March 29, SC 128 at 3:30 p.m.
    "Using computational methods to understand correlated quantum systems" by Dr. Herbert Fosto, post doctoral associate, U.S. DOE Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa
  13. Wednesday, Feb. 24, FH 580, at 2 p.m.
    "Tunable and nonlinear photonic devices based on graphene" by Dr. Domenico de Ceglia, National Research Council, U.S. AMRDEC, Huntsville, Alabama
  14. Friday, Feb. 5, KL 405, at 3 p.m.
    "GOLD NANOROD-SIRNA NANOCOMPLEXES, a Novel Therapeutic Tool for Radio-sensitization of Cancer" by Dr. Uttam Sinha, director, Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Dean of Surgical Innovation and Simulation, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, U.S.
  15. Friday, Jan. 22, FH 580, at 2 p.m.
    "Characterization and Modeling of Nonlinear Optical Materials for Various Applications " by Dr. Eric W. Van Stryland, College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida, U.S.

Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dr. Andrew Sarangan, Department Chair

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951