4th Arizona Photonics Days – March 3-5, 2021

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Save the Date! We’re looking forward to seeing you for the 5th Arizona Photonics Days, January 19-21, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Thank you,

Robert Walker, Conference Co-Chair Vice President Sales & Marketing, Leonardo US
Jack Schumann, Conference Co-Chair Optics Valley Co-Chair

 

Wednesday, March 3 – General Session, Sensing and Metrology Track, and Laser Technology Track

Time Sage Room (General Sessions and Tracks) Mesquite Room (Tracks)
6:30-6:55am MST
13:30-13:55 UTC

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Speakers ONLY Tech Check

7:00-7:10am MST
14:00-14:10 UTC

Welcome and Introductions

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7:10-7:30am MST
14:10-14:30 UTC
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Industry Update:

APOMA (American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association)

Presenter: Alexis Vogt, Ph.D., Professor & Endowed Chair, Optical Systems Technology, Monroe Community College

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7:30-8:15am MST
14:30-15:15 UTC
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Keynote Presentation:  Wyant College of Optical Sciences – Today & Tomorrow

Presenter:  Thomas L. Koch, Dean and Professor, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona

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Sensing and Metrology Track

Laser Technology Track

8:15-9:00am MST
15:15-16:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Coating Design with Indices of Refraction of Nano-Thickness Layers that Vary with Thickness

Author & Presenter:  Ronald R. Willey, Willey Optical

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Presentation:  Using Laser Power and Energy Measurement to Monitor Laser System Performance

Author & Presenter:  Tobias Nitzsche, Western US Sales Engineer at Gentec-EO

9:00-9:30am MST
16:00-16:30 UTC
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Company Pitches: Arizona Optical Metrology, Leonardo, ELE Optics, Rapid Nexus

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9:30-10:15am MST
16:30-17:15 UTC
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Presentation:  Non-Contact Metrology with Datum Structures for Freeform Components

Presenter:  Tucker Rae, Optical Sales Engineer at OptiPro Systems

Authors:  Scott DeFisher, Tucker Rae, David Mohring

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Presentation:  Leonardo Electronics’ High Peak Power Wavelength Stabilized Laser Diode Pumps For High Energy Lasers

Presenter:  Brian Caliva, Director of Engineering of Leonardo Electronics US Inc.

Authors:  Brian Caliva, John Goings, Bo Liu, Dustin Nonnemacher, Jason Helmrich, Prabhu Th

10:15-11:00am MST
17:15-18:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Spectrally Controlled Interferometry for Improved Spherical Optic Measurements

Author & Presenter:  Donald A. Pearson II – Vice President, ÄPRE Instruments, Inc.

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Presentation:  Scalable Phase-Locking of Large Semiconductor Diode Arrays

Author & Presenter:  Yehuda Braiman at The College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida

11:00-11:30am MST
18:00-18:30 UTC
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Company Pitches: AGM Precision Machining, VIAVI Solutions, Schneider

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11:30am-12:15pm MST
18:30-19:15 UTC
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Presentation:  Automated Thermography

Author & Presenter:  Andrew Griffis, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at Delta Thermal, Inc.

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Presentation:  Glass Drilling and Cutting Machines Using Innovative Fiber Lasers

Author & Presenter:  Dr. Leo Jiang, Senior Applications Engineer at AdValue Photonics Inc.

12:15-1:00pm MST
19:15-20:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Streaming Gigapixel Media

Author & Presenter:  David J. Brady, Goodman Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona and Chief Scientist, Aqueti, Inc.

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Presentation:  New Technology to Address the Top Photonics Manufacturing-Cost Challenge

Author & Presenter:  Scott Jordan, PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

1:00-1:15pm MST
20:00-20:15 UTC

General Session Wrap-Up

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Thursday, March 4 – General Session, Sensing and Metrology Track, and Quantum Technology Track

Time Sage Room (General Sessions and Tracks) Mesquite Room (Tracks)
6:30-6:55am MST
13:30-13:55 UTC

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Speakers ONLY Tech Check

7:00-7:10am MST
14:00-14:10 UTC

Welcome and Introductions

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7:10-7:30am MST
14:10-14:30 UTC
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Industry Update:

The Optical Society (OSA)

OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates)

Presenter: Tom Hausken, Ph.D., Senior Advisor

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7:30-8:00am MST
14:30-15:00 UTC
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Global Photonics Alliance Presentation:  The Action of French Clusters on the International Scene to Boost Photonics Competitiveness

Presenters:  Isabelle Tovena Pécault & Alithéa Lafaye, Alpha-RLH, France

Authors:  Dr. I. Tovena-Pécault, A. Lafaye, H. Floch

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8:00-8:15am MST
15:00-15:15 UTC
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Global Photonics Alliance Presentation:  State-of-the-Art: Latest Photonics Technology from Jena – The Optics Region of Central Germany

Author & Presenter:  Anke Mank, OptoNet, Germany

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8:15-9:00am MST
15:15-16:00 UTC
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Global Photonics Alliance Panel Discussion:  The State and Future of Photonics around the World

Panelists:  Jack Schumann, Optics Valley; Frank Lerch, OpTecBB; Anke Mank, OptoNet; Isabelle Tovena Pécault, Alpha-RLH; Juha Purmonen, Photonics Finland; Haim Rousso, Photonics Israel

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9:00-9:30am MST
16:00-16:30 UTC
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Global Photonics Alliance Pitches:

Optence, Optinique, Photonics Scotland, Mexican Photonics Cluster, PhotonicsNL

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9:30-10:15am MST
16:30-17:15 UTC
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Keynote Presentation By:  Saikat Guha, Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) Director and Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Optical Sciences, UArizona

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Sensing and Metrology Track

Quantum Technology Track

10:15-11:00am MST
17:15-18:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Driving Clarity in Darkness & All Weather Conditions

Author & Presenter:  Eyal Levi, EVP BD & Product and Co-Founder of Bright Way Vision

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Presentation:  Building a National Initiative and Eco-system for Quantum S&T in Israel

Author & Presenter: Dr. Tal David, Head, Israel National Quantum Initiative

11:00-11:30am MST
18:00-18:30 UTC
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Company Pitches

Arizona Thin Films, Laser Components USA, Benchmark, Photon Etc., Physik Instrumente

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11:30am-12:15pm MST
8:30-19:15 UTC
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Presentation:  Making Sense of Commercial Stereo 3D Sensors – Part 1: Geometric Optical Performance

Author & Presenter:  David M. Dozor, Founder, Vision Optronix

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Presentation:  European Quantum Leadership

Author & Presenter:  Johannes Verst, CEO and Founder, Quantum Business Network UG, Germany

12:15pm-1pm MST
19:15-20:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Imaging Applications in Extreme Environments

Author & Presenter:  Dr. Gary Sims, Co-founder, President and Chief Technical Officer of Spectral Instruments, Inc.

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Presentation:   Photonics Enabling the Commercialization of Quantum Technologies

Author & Presenter:  Dr. Loyd McKnight, Head of Quantum Technologies, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd.

1:00-1:15pm MST
20:00-20:15 UTC

General Session Wrap-Up

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Friday, March 5 – General Session, Astronomy Track, and Biomedical Technology Track

Time Sage Room (General Sessions and Tracks) Mesquite Room (Tracks)
6:30-6:55am MST
13:30-13:55 UTC

[ no session ]

Speakers ONLY Tech Check

7:00-7:10am MST
14:00-14:10 UTC

Welcome and Introductions

[ no session ]

7:10-7:30am MST
14:10-14:30 UTC
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Industry Update:

SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics)

Presenter: Peter Hallett, Director, Marketing and Industry Relations

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7:30-8:15am MST
14:30-15:15 UTC
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Keynote Presentation By:  Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Ph.D., Director, BIO5 Institute, Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Arizona

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Astronomy Track

Biomedical Technology Track

8:15-9:00am MST
15:15-16:00 UTC
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Presentation:  Using the University of Arizona’s Future 25-meter Diameter Giant Magellan Telescope to Find Life on Nearby Planets

Author & Presenter:  Dr. Laird Close, Professor at UArizona Department of Astronomy

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Presentation:  Custom LEDs for Biosensors and Medical Applications

Author & Presenter:  Antje Thamm, Sales Director at EPIGAP Optronic GmbH, Berlin, Germany

9:00-9:30am MST
16:00-16:30 UTC
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Company Pitches

Ruda-Cardinal, Global Superabrasives, Finetech, PADT, Fibotech Fiberoptics

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9:30-10:15am MST
16:30-17:15 UTC
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Presentation:  Astrophotonics and Technology Transfer from Astronomy to Healthcare

Author & Presenter:  Kalaga Madhav, Head of Astrophotonics, innoFSPEC, Leibniz-institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany

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Presentation:  Optical Microsystems for Advanced Imaging in Biomedicine

Author & Presenter:  Dr. Michael Scholles, Head of Project Hub “Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine” Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS

10:15-11:00am MST
7:15-18:00 UTC
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Presentation: Status of OSIRIS-REx Mission

Presenter:  Dr. Bashar Rizk, OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite Lead Instrument Scientist at UArizona College of Science, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

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Presentation:  Deep-Learning-Based Fiber Optic Imaging System.

Presenter:  Jian Zhao, Postdoctoral Associate at Boston University Photonics Center

Authors:  Jian Zhao, Xiaowen Hu, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Axel Schülzgen

11:00-11:45am MST
18:00-18:45 UTC
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Presentation:  Perseverance Rover Explores Jezero Crater on Mars

Author & Presenter:  Peter Smith, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UArizona College of Science, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

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Presentation:  Low-cost Chromatic Confocal Endomicroscope.

Presenter:  Dongkyun “DK” Kang, Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, UArizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences

Authors:  Nachiket Kulkarni, Andrew Masciola, Abhinav Nishant, Kyungjo Kim, Arthur Gmitro, Esther Freeman, Aggrey Semeere, Miriam Nakelembe, Dongkyun Kang

11:45am-12:15pm MST
18:45-19:15 UTC
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Company Pitches

MJS Designs, Photonics Automation, Spectral Instruments, NorCon Technologies, Spectral Instruments Imaging

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12:15pm-12:30pm MST
19:15-19:30 UTC

Conference Wrap-Up

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