Amorphous photonic lattices and far-field sub-wavelength microscopy
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Szameit, Physics Department and Solid State Institute Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Series: Topical Seminars
Location: Engineering Quadrangle B205
Date/Time: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The first part of my talk deals with a new kind of optical band-gap structure: amorphous photonic lattices. The underlying principles may result in a new technology: hollow-core amorphous photonic-crystal fibers. In the second part, I present a new approach for recovering sub-wavelength features from the far-field of sparse samples.
Alex Szameit, born in 1979, studied physics, math and astronomy in Halle/Saale and Jena, Germany. In 2002 Alex Szameit visited the University of Hawaii as a guest astronomer, and in 2007 he worked as guest scientist at the Australian National University, Australia. He received his Diploma and his PhD in 2004 and 2007, respectively, from the University of Jena. Since 2009 he works as a postdoctoral Lady Davis fellow at the Technion, Israel. His work was awarded several times, in particular with the dissertation prize of the German Physical Society in the field of Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics.