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On January 21, 2003, UMBC conducted a workshop entitled “Frontiers in Photonics Research”. The workshop served several purposes, simultaneously:


1) It constituted the mid-term report to NASA/Goddard on status of the grant which inaugurated CASPR on June 1, 2002, illustrating the valuable projects that had been initiated.

2) It was a presentation of UMBC’s cutting-edge photonics research capabilities in Optical Communications, Optical Remote Sensing, and Quantum Optics to attendees from federal, state, local agencies, and industry. A high level of regional technological and economic potential was demonstrated, which served to justify consideration of further investment in UMBC photonics programs.

3) Outside experts generated discussion of ideas for new photonics applications, as well as the potential for forming productive collaborative research arrangements.

4) It promoted student interest and enthusiasm for pursuing careers in photonics-related disciplines

 

FRONTIERS OF PHOTONICS RESEARCH

A UMBC PHOTONICS PROGRAM REVIEW

SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN PHOTONICS RESEARCH (CASPR)

UMBC University Center Ballroom
January 21, 2003

Funding for this event is provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (grant #NAG5-12227).

8 a.m.   COFFEE, REGISTRATION, LAB TOUR SIGN-UP, POSTER PREVIEWS
UMBC Investigators
     
8:30 a.m.  

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW     [download ppt 1MB]
Dr. Scott A. Bass, Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost for Research & Planning
UMBC

     
8:45 a.m.    PURSUING THE VISION OF A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President
UMBC
     
9 a.m.     ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PHOTONICS RESEARCH
Dr. Anthony M. Johnson, Foundation Professor of Optics and Photonics and Distinguished Professor of Physics
New Jersey Institute of Technology
President, Optical Society of America (OSA)
     
9:30 a.m.    UMBC OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH   [download ppt 3.4MB]
Dr. Curtis R. Menyuk, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
UMBC
     
9:50 a.m.    BREAK, LAB TOUR SIGN-UP
     
10 a.m.    ISSUES IN PHOTONICS RESEARCH (ACADEMIC)    [download pdf 1.9MB]
Dr. Erich P. Ippen, Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
10:30 a.m.    NASA DIRECTIONS FOR PHOTONICS    [download 7.1MB]
Mr. Dennis J. Andrucyk, Program Director, Mission and Science Measurement Technologies
NASA Headquarters
     
11 a.m.    POSTER SESSION I
UMBC Investigators
     
Noon    LUNCH IN THE BALLROOM
TALK: ISSUES IN PHOTONICS RESEARCH (INDUSTRIAL)
Dr. David R. Huber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Corvis Corp.
     
1 p.m.     UMBC OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH   [download ppt 30.5MB]
Dr. Terrance L. Worchesky, Associate Professor of Physics
UMBC
     
1:20 p.m.    ISSUES IN PHOTONICS RESEARCH (GOVERNMENT LABORATORY) [download ppt 16.3MB]
Dr. Thomas G. Giallorenzi, Superintendent, Optical Sciences Division
Naval Research Laboratories
     
1:50 p.m.    POSTER SESSION II
     
2:40 p.m.    UMBC QUANTUM OPTICS RESEARCH   [download ppt 7.9MB]
Dr. Morton H. Rubin, Professor of Physics
UMBC
     
3 p.m.    Q&A, PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS
     
4 p.m.    WRAP-UP, ADJOURN FOR LAB TOURS
Dr. Scott A. Bass
 

 


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