Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
Monday, 20 October 2014
Congressman Ron Barber
2014 Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus Quinn Prize Recipient - Paul Corkum
2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science Recipient - Mordechai Segev
OSA Enabled by Optics Contest
Special Opening Remarks
Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona's 2nd Congressional District
Congressman Ron Barber represents Arizona's 2nd Congressional District which includes communities such as Tucson, where cutting-edge technology is being developed.
Invited and scheduled to attend.
Rice University, USA
Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Low-Resource Settings
Half the world’s children live on less than $2/day and do not have access to basic medical technologies. This talk will describe efforts to engineer appropriate high-performance, low-cost biophotonics technologies to meet health needs in low-resource settings.
Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair of Bioengineering at Rice University. After receiving a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985, she continued her graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received an MS in Physics in 1987 and a PhD in Medical Physics in 1990. She joined the faculty in Bioengineering at Rice University in 2005. In addition to being named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2002 and 2006, her awards include election to the US National Academy of Engineering (2008).
Dr. Richards-Kortum’s research group is developing imaging systems to enable better screening for oral, esophageal, and cervical cancer and their precursors at the point-of-care. More recently, her group has worked to integrate advances in nanotechnology and microfabrication to develop novel, low-cost sensors to detect infectious diseases at the point-of-care, including cryptosporidium, malaria, and HIV.
Atom-Light Interactions in Photonic Crystals
New paradigms for strong atom-photon interactions would emerge by trapping arrays of atoms in one and two-dimensional photonic crystals. Bringing this future to fruition requires the creation of an interdisciplinary"toolkit" for the control, manipulation, and interaction of atoms and photons with a complexity and scalability not currently possible.
H. Jeff Kimble is the William L. Valentine Professor and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he is Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. He completed his undergraduate degree at Abilene Christian University in 1971, then his doctoral degree in 1977 at the University of Rochester. He spent two years as a staff scientist at the General Motors Research Laboratories. In 1979,he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he eventually held the Sid Richardson Regents' Chair of Physics before moving to Caltech in 1989. Professor Kimble is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America, and is a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
2014 Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus Quinn Prize Recipient
National Research Council, Canada
For outstanding contributions to the foundation of the fields of attosecond science, high-harmonic spectroscopy and molecular optics
Presentation: A Petahertz Oscilloscope – All optical measurement in the atto domain
A highly multiphoton process is hardly modified by a weak perturbing field. Yet, the perturbing field can impress a subtle imprint that we can use for measurement. Applied to attosecond pulse generation, we can simultaneously measure the attosecond pulse and the time dependence of the perturbing field.
A Canadian originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Paul Corkum is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and a foreign member of both the U.S. and Austrian Academies of Sciences. An OSA Fellow, he has been awarded the King Faisal Prize for Science, the Harvey Prize for Science, the OSA Charles H. Townes Award, the IEEE Quantum Electronics Award, the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize of the American Physical Society (APS), and the Zewail Prize of the American Chemical Society.
Corkum received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in 1972 and joined the Canadian National Research Council in 1973. He introduced many concepts for how atoms and molecules interact with intense light pulses. From this work, he showed how atomic or molecular gases can be used to produce and measure attosecond pulses, as well as how a molecule can “photograph” itself. He currently directs the Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory in Ottawa and holds a Canada Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics at the University of Ottawa.
2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science Recipient
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
For groundbreaking contributions to the study of light-matter interactions, in particular the discovery of optical spatial solitons in photorefractive media, for milestone contributions to nonlinear waves in photonic lattices, and for the observation of Anderson localization of light
Presentation: Photonic Topological Insulators
Photonic systems are naturally an excellent avenue to study fundamental concepts of waves' interactions, and many times lead to new discoveries. In this context, the recent breakthroughs on photonic topological insulators will be discussed, with an emphasis on fundamental aspects that are universal to many waves systems in nature.
Mordechai (Moti) Segev is a Distinguished University Professor and the Trudy and Norman Louis Professor of Physics, at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He received his B.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Technion, Israel, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. Moti Segev has spent one year at Caltech as a post-doctoral fellow and two more years as a Senior Research Fellow. He joined Princeton in September of 1994 as an Assistant Professor, becoming an Associate Professor in 1997, and a Professor in 1999. In the summer of 1998, Moti Segev went back to his home country, Israel, and joined the Technion, eventually resigning from Princeton in 2000. In 2009, he was appointed as Distinguished University Professor - the highest rank at the Technion, currently held by only five other professors.
Moti Segev is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America – OSA (1997), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2000). He has won several awards, among them 2007 Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physics Society, the 2009 he won the Max Born Award of the OSA, and the 2014 Arthur L. Schawlow Award of the APS. On the national level, he has won the 2008 Israeli Landau Prize, and in 2011 he was elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
OSA Enabled by Optics Contest
Awarded to the company whose submission best demonstrates the impact optics, as an enabling technology, has on society and our everyday lives. Winner will be announced in August and presented with their award during the Plenary Session. Visit osa.org/enabledbyoptics for more information about this program.