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11/19/2020 - 11/19/2020 | Virtual lecture

Scalable photonics: an optimized approach

Jelena Vuckovic from Stanford University talks about an optimized approach to scalable photonics. The lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

As part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Jelena Vuckovic from Stanford University will talk about an optimized approach to scalable photonics. Due to the circumstances, the lecture will be held virtually via Zoom.


Classical and quantum photonics with superior properties can be implemented in a variety of old (silicon, silicon nitride) and new (silicon carbide, diamond) photonic materials by combining state of the art optimization and machine learning techniques (photonics inverse design) with new fabrication approaches. In addition to making photonics more robust to errors in fabrication and temperature, more compact, and more efficient, this approach is also crucial for enabling new photonics applications, such as on chip laser driven particle accelerators, and semiconductor quantum simulators.


Jelena Vuckovic is a professor at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also the director of Q-FARM: the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative. Vuckovic has won numerous awards including the IET AF Harvey Prize, James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership from the OSA, Humboldt Prize, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Young Investigator Awards from DARPA and the Office of Naval Research. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

Information on participating / attending:
Due to the circumstances, the lecture will be held via Zoom. To get the login credentials, please subscribe for the DLS Newsletter at The Zoom link is sent to the subscribers some hours before the lecture.


11/19/2020 15:00 - 11/19/2020 16:00

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Online lecture via Zoom
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Physics / astronomy

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Presentation / colloquium / lecture




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