Name Change and Broadened Focus for Optics at Oregon

The Oregen Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science (formerly Oregon Center for Optics) has broadened it's focus and membership. The center seeks to expand beyond optical science into spectroscopy, quantum science and more interdisciplinary optics related research and teaching. The center has added new members in chemistry and physics.

Career Seminar

Date: 
February 29, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski

Partial distinguishability, permutation symmetry, and normal modes in multi photon coincidence

Date: 
February 26, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Hubert de Guise
Speaker's Institution: 
Lakehead University

This seminar will cover recent work on the analysis of interferometry experiments using partially distinguishable photons.  The analysis simplifies nicely using the permutation group and introducing a ``rate matrix’’.   For a fixed measurement operator this rate matrix does not depend on the input distribution of photons; the rate matrix can be block-diagonalized using permutation group methods only.  The ``normal coordinates’’ associated with this diagonalization have a simple interpretation in terms of unitary group functions and photon states of definite permutation symmetries and partia

Physics Career Seminar

Date: 
January 25, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Physics Career Workshop

Date: 
January 11, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephanie Majewski
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

Rasche

Date: 
May 16, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Markus Rasche
Speaker's Institution: 
Near-field vector imaging of plasmonic nanostructures

TBD

Date: 
November 16, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Xiaodi Wu
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon, Computer Science

Plasmonic/Photonic-Crystal Devices for Optical Interconnects and Optical Sensing

Date: 
November 9, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Alan X. Wang
Speaker's Institution: 
Oregon State University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Detecting Memory Effects in QIP Architectures

Date: 
October 5, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrzej Perez-Veita
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Oregon

We present a method to test for temporal correlations between quantum gates.  Our protocol can also detect strong memory effects, i.e.,  non-Markovianity. Moreover, our method is insensitive to state preparation and measurement errors (SPAM).

Beam shaping: from light optics to electron wavefunctions

Date: 
October 16, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Roy Shiloh
Speaker's Institution: 
Tel-Aviv University

 In light optics, beam shaping is done in a multitude of techniques and approaches: whether it be using refractive or diffractive elements, whether the underlying is based on plasmonics, linear optics, photonic crystals - the possibilities seem endless. In the exciting field of nonlinear optics, for example, one could make use of a ferroelectric crystal to transfer energy from an impinging laser light to its spectral harmonics.

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