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PhoenixD Laser Day 2020

Conference "PhoenixD Laser Day"

20 October 2020, Leibniz University Hannover

A transformation process is taking place in the world of optical technologies, which may find a historical equivalent in the step from analogue to digital electronics. The price of computing power is steadily decreasing, which allows replacing complex precision optics systems by electro-optical interfaces with digital back ends. At the same time, digitalization is also changing production technology. Additive manufacturing and industry 4.0 lead to individualized fabrication at low cost.

The PhoenixD Cluster of Excellence will provide an overview of trends and current developments in both research and practice on 20 October 2020. Then the cluster invites you to the "PhoenixD Laser Day" at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The one-day conference is aimed at researchers and industry professionals alike. The first speakers have already confirmed their participation.

A pioneer of quantum optics will come to Hannover from Australia: Prof. Hans-Albert Bachor. Born in Wolfenbüttel and Humboldt Award Laureate, he taught at the Institute of Quantum Sciences at the Australian National University (Canberra/Australia).

Prof. Andrew Weiner, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University (Indiana/USA), will also give a speech. His lecture is entitled "Optical Signal Processing for Broadband Entangled Photons".

Weiner is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors. Prof. Weiner's research focuses on ultrafast optics, with emphasis on the processing of extremely high-speed lightwave signals and ultra-broadband radio-frequency signals. He has made a name for himself with his work on the programmable generation of arbitrary ultrashort pulse waveforms, which has been applied in fibre optic networks as well as in ultrafast optical science laboratories around the world.

The preliminary program sequence is as follows:

10.00 - 11.30 Uhr   Invited Talks

11.30 - 12.30 Uhr   Lunch Break

12.30 - 14.00 Uhr   Invited Talks

14.00 - 14.30 Uhr   Coffee Break

14.30 - 16.00 Uhr   Invited Talks

16.00 - 18.00 Uhr   Poster Session

The conference will be held in English.