Photonic Technologies with Whispering Galleries: From Controlling Energy Flow to Optomechanics

Dr. Sahin Ozdemir (hosted by Erik Henriksen), Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
April 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm
241 Compton
Event Description 

Recent advances in photonic technologies, in particular, in the design and fabrication of micro- and nano-scale optical resonators have enabled a diverse set of tools and systems for exploring basic science, fabricating functional devices, and controlling light and its interactions with matter. In this talk, I will cover some of our works with whispering-gallery-mode  microresonators, such as non-Hermitian and PT-symmetric photonics for controlling light and energy flow, and photon-phonon interactions to amplify mechanical motions, obtain Brillouin lasers and generate chaotic light. I will end my talk giving a brief summary of other interesting phenomena we study and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges.


Coffee:  3:45 pm, 241 Compton