Compact Silica Microcavities for Sensing, Communications, and Information Processing
Dr. Lee Oesterling
Dr. Lee Oesterling is the leader of a research team at Battelle that has been working on the development of high Q, small mode volume optical microcavities that can be produced in large arrays on silicon chips to support a wide variety of defense and commercial applications. Applications for this technology include filters, multiplexers, low threshold lasers, all optically controlled switches, buffers, chem/bio sensors, and optical microphones. In this seminar, Dr. Oesterling will discuss (1) the fabrication techniques to create high Q microcavities, (2) the integration of these microcavities into optical circuits to create sensors, lasers, and photon routers, and (3) research and developmental work that is currently being performed in this field at Battelle and leading universities.
Brief Bio: Dr. Lee Oesterling has 10 years of experience with the development of optical and photonic technologies, which includes work at JDS Uniphase and Battelle. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from The Ohio State University in 2009.