IEEE Quantum Week 2022: Sept 18–23

IEEE Quantum Week — the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) — is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. As such, this event brings a perspective to the quantum industry different …

The Early History of the IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter

In this article, I present a perspective from: 1) my 30 years of volunteer service during the formative years of what is now the IEEE Photonics Society and 2) my personal experiences in helping to create and guide some of the photonic technologies that “drive” …

This Is My Lab — February 2022

This edition of the “Photonics Worldwide- This is my Lab” column features Nick Black, a Ph.D. student at the Universityof Rochester, who explores quantum and nonlinear optics for imaging. We also would like to introduce you to Gil Cardoso, who works on novel fabrication techniques …

PRISMA Conference 2021 Highlights

Conferencia PRISMA 2021 highlights research by and about the LGBTIQA+ community to an audience of 150.
Arti Agrawal presented “Pieces of aWoman: Science, Social Justice andIntersections in Academia”
With the support of the IEEE Photonics Society, the Spanish Association for LGBTIQA+ people in Science, Technology, and Innovation, …

February 2022

It is an honor to serve as the incoming President of the IEEE Photonics Society for 2022 and 2023. In this capacity, I am hoping to best serve our members and deliver on what they expect from a Society that represents them. In my new role, I will help a body of volunteer leaders accomplish their objectives with the support of the Society staff, who are instrumental to achieving our goals. I also wish to increase the visibility of the field of Photonics and bring together the technical community-at-large around the world.

Shaping Light Beams with Programmable with Photonic Circuits

1.Introduction- Molding the Light
Light has several properties, namely amplitude, phase and polarization. If we are able to manipulate these properties as we like, we would have the power to control the light. Conceptually this is a simple story, but in real life we need suitable …

Get to Know Your Leadership: Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh KavanaghVideo Product Owner, Verizon ConnectChair of the Diversity Oversight Committee of IEEE Photonics Society

Our volunteer leaders are the driving force behind the IEEE Photonics Society’s mission. This column commemorates leaders who have made a positive impact on the photonics community around the world. In …

February 2022

Happy 2022! In the new year, there are many new happenings in the IEEE Photonics Society. First off, I’d like
to welcome our new Society president, René-Jean Essiambre! We’re excited to have René at the helm, and we
look forward to his leadership over the next two years. Please be sure to check out his first President’s Column
for his inaugural Newsletter message to the community. Speaking of Society presidents, we’re privileged to
have a special contribution from past-president, Robert Bartolini. Over 40 years ago, Dr. Bartolini started
the very first Newsletter for the IEEE Photonics Society (then known as the IEEE Quantum Electronics and Application
Society, or QEAS). Dr. Bartolini, in his piece, reflects on that time of the early QEAS, its evolution, and the bigger picture of the advances in technology and photonics. It gives a great sense of our heritage as both a professional society and a scientific field.

The 2021 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)Post Highlights

OverviewThe IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), as the IEEE Photonics Society’s flagship technical meeting, covers a wide range of scientific issues in the photonics field and the interests of it’s members. Plenaries, Invited Talks, Panel Discussions, Tutorial Sessions, Special Symposia, Industry Day, and Outreach Events were …