EventProf. Andrew M. Weiner

Ultrafast Photonics Time-Frequency Signal Processing Using Integrated Photonics

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The lecture begins by discussing examples of photonic time-frequency processing of ultrafast and broadband signals, demonstrated initially using bulk or discrete optical components.  Selected applications of optical microresonators and other integrated photonics devices for analog signal processing of ultrafast and broadband light are then reviewed. Topics include radio-frequency and optical arbitrary waveform generation, optical frequency combs, and time-frequency entangled photons.

About The Speaker

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Andrew Weiner, the Scifres Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, is best known for pioneering work on programmable femtosecond pulse shaping and ultrafast signal processing.  Weiner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Inventors and has received numerous awards, including the OSA Wood Prize and the IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award.  He has published over 300 journal articles, is author of the textbook Ultrafast Optics, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Optics Express.