MPSP Lecture Series 2021

MPSP Lecture Series 2021

Firsthand photonics research news - join the free lectures of our Fellows!

August 25, 2021

The science of light has just as many facets as light itself - from nanophotonics to quantum optics or strongfield physics there are countless interesting fields of research. Our MPSP Fellows, i.e. researchers, are active in many of them. At universities and non-university research institutions, they work to elicit all the secrets of light and to make it usable for mankind in a wide variety of ways.

And now you can get some insights into this research! From September to November 2021 we have an exciting MPSP Lecture Series for you (almost) every Wednesday at 5 p.m. CET (= 3 p.m. UTC | 11 a.m. EDT | 8.30 p.m. IST). A MPSP Fellow reports 45 minutes on her/his research. Afterwards, you can ask and discuss questions for 15 minutes.

The lecture series is completely free and takes place virtually via Zoom. All you have to do is to register for the lectures you are interested in:

In this lecture we shall discuss optical properties of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides, a class of monolayer materials with many interesting optical properties. We will then discuss how they can be integrated with optical systems and why they have a few fancy tricks up their sleave that classic materials just don’t. Based on this we shall explore some recent experiments and speculate wildly about possible applications. more
A nonlinear interferometer is a sequence of two coherent nonlinear optical processes that can enhance or suppress each other. In quantum optics, a nonlinear interferometer is formed by placing in sequence two sources of photon pairs, pumped coherently. As a result, one can achieve a phase sensitivity beating the shot-noise limit, homodyne detection without a local oscillator, and sensing with undetected photons. more
TOPIC: X-rays in a Quantum World: From Cavity QED to Quantum Imaging
With increasing brilliance of modern X-ray sources like synchrotrons and x-ray lasers, quantum aspects of the interaction of x-rays with matter come into reach. This talk will elucidate what has been achieved so far and which oppotunities lie ahead of us. In this connection, x-ray cavities and photon correlations play a decisive role. more
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TOPIC: A few applications of Photonics crystal fibres. From monitoring chemistry to generating non-classical light. 
Gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibres can serve efficiently to generate tunable source of pair of photons and might even allow triplet generation. A totally different way to use those fibre is to monitor chemical reactions.   more
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TOPIC: Simulation methods for optical systems
Optical systems can be quite different and also the requirements on the simulation of such systems can differ considerably. So, this lecture can only give an overview about several classical simulation methods for optical systems. There are geometrical optical methods or wave-optical methods, depending on the application. We will shortly discuss the following methods and their limits of application: paraxial geometrical optical methods, ray tracing, scalar wave-optical methods (paraxial or non-paraxial), vectorial Debye integral for calculating the intensity distribution in the focus of an optical system. more
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