Del Mar Photonics - Del Mar Photonics Fall 2010 Newsletter

Best talk and best poster awards at IONS-Moscow 2010 conference sponsored by Del Mar Photonics

About IONS (from the IONS-project website) - New: Del Mar Photonics sponsor IONS-NA-2 conference in Tucson, Arizona

In 2006, several European Student Chapters of the Optical Society of America decided to collaborate on their research and outreach activities. Getting to know other young scientists on a professional and personal level, discussing science, visiting international research centers, and expanding their personal horizon visiting other countries were the main ideas driving this international effort.

IONS, the International OSA Network of Students, connects you with people from around the globe, all actively engaged in optics and photonics. While ordinary scientific conferences focus strongly on just one particular topic in optics and are rather impersonal, IONS conferences focusses on you. Present your latest results to fellow young scientists from across optics during the scientific sessions, discuss it, and get informed about other young scientist's cutting-edge research projects. Your chapter's activities are at the centre of a whole session at IONS, giving space to discussions about educational outreach activities and more with fellow student chapter members.

For the next IONS conference in your region, check out the section on your continent, and become part of the IONS-Project.

IONS-8 participants in the Red Square

IONS-8 participants in the Red Square (high-res picture)

Marina Mariano Juste from the ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona, Spain present her award winning talk "A novel technique for obtaining organic photovoltaic devices"Marina receives Best talk award sponsored by Del Mar Photonics, from the IONS Moscow conference organizers Desiré Whitmore and Zuleykhan Tomova, Head of IONS-8 / Moscow

Marina Mariano Juste from the ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona, Spain presents her award winning talk "A novel technique for obtaining organic photovoltaic devices"
Marina receives Best Talk Award sponsored by Del Mar Photonics, from the IONS Moscow conference organizers Desiré Whitmore and Zuleykhan Tomova, Head of IONS-8 / Moscow


Cinia Schriber, from ETH in Zurich presents her award winning poster "Optical Characterization and Damage Testing of Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAMs)"
Cinia receives Best Poster Award sponsored by Del Mar Photonics, from the IONS Moscow conference organizers Desiré Whitmore and Zuleykhan Tomova, Head of IONS-8 / Moscow

IONS-8 Conference program - IONS-8 Conference flyer


IONS-8 participants in front of the Conference venue - Lomonosov Moscow State University

IONS-8 participants in front of the Conference venue - Lomonosov Moscow State University (hi-res picture)



Marina Mariano Juste from the ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona, Spain with the certificate of  the Best Talk Award sponsored by Del Mar Photonics.

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Legend Programme

00:00June 20

19:00Welcome meeting

Bar "Zhiguli"

00:00Day 1 - June 21, 2010

Conference venue: Lomonosov Moscow State University

07:30Departure to the conference venue
09:00Institute Presentation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
09:30Plenary Lecture
Dr. James C. Wyant
OSA President 2010 and University of Arizona
10:30Coffee Break
10:40Plenary Lecture
"Transforming Light with Metamaterials: A New Paradigm for the Science of Light"
Dr. Vladimir Shalaev
Purdue University
11:40"Surface-plasmon relaxation dynamics in planar plasmonic crystals"
Dr. Tatyana Dolgova
MSU, Russia
12:00Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

12:00"Metamaterials and electron beams"
Giorgio Adamo
University of Southampton, UK
12:15"Nonlinear effects in negative-index optical metamaterials"
Maxim Shcherbakov
MSU, Russia
12:30"Ultrafast microscopy of carbon nanotubes"
Desiré Whitmore
UC Irvine, USA
12:45"Extraordinary optical transmission in metallic grating structures in one mode approximation and surface plasmon polariton excitation"
Viktoriia Babicheva
MIPT, Russia

14:30Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

14:30"Optical nanofibres for interferometric sensing"
Konstantin Karapetyan
University of Bonn, Germany
14:45"Bowtie aperture as an electric field nano-collector"
Mathieu Mivelle
Université de franche-Comté, France
15:00"A novel technique for obtaining organic photovoltaic devices"
Marina Mariano Juste
ICFO, Spain
15:30"Nature of Dyakonov surface waves in the Otto-Kretschmann configuration"
Osamu Takayama
ICFO, Spain
15:45“Optical testing of high-aperture convex aspherical mirrors using of a raster wavefront analyzer”
Vladislav Batshev
BMSTU, Russia

16:00Coffee Break
16:15Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

12:00“Catadioptric interferometer for testing form of flat mirrors”
Alexander Kapustin
BMSTU, Russia
16:15"Gas detection with a QCL"
Sabine Riedi
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
16:30“Low--frequency excitation spectrum of crystal RbDy(MoO4)2”
Sergii Poperezhai

17:00Lab Tours at MSU
18:00Welcome Reception

00:00Day 2 - June 22, 2010

Conference venue: Bauman Moscow State Technical University

09:00Departure to the conference venue
10:00Institute Presentation: Bauman State Technical University
10:30Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

10:30"Compression of Few-Cycle Pulses in Dispersive Medium"
Olga Paseka
MSU, Russia
10:45"Filamentation of laser pulses with different wavelengths in air"
Vladimir Fedorov
MSU, Russia
11:00"Current and Magneto induced effects in second harmonic generation on Co/Si interface"
Sergey Mitryukovskiy
MSU, Russia
11:15"Quantum engineering dealing with photon losses: experimental approach"
Marcin Kacprowicz
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
11:30"Angular distribution of terahertz emission from a plasma chanel of femtosecond filament"
Vera Andreeva
MSU, Russia

11:45Coffee Break
12:00"Women in physics: a life choice or a life chance"
Dr. Irina Sorokina
NTNU, Norway
Women and Minorities OSA
12:00Short course on laser beam shaping
Dr Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
UC Santa Cruz
15:30Lab Tours at BMSTU
16:00Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

16:00"Investigations of energy transfer processes in dielectrics at extreme laser intensities ~1013W/cm2 by nonlinear pump-probe technique based on THG"
Fedor Potemkin
16:15"On the Dynamics of Optical Rogue Wave Formation"
Benjamin Wetzel
Université de Franche-Comté/FEMTO-ST, France
16:30"Speckle patterns in the second harmonic generation from a transparent crystal"
Can Yao
ICFO, Spain
16:45"Filament induced polarization variation of the probe beam"
Nikolay Panov
MSU, Russia

18:30Poster Session and Coffee Break

00:00Day 3 - June 23, 2010

Conference venue : Lomonosov Moscow State University

10:00“From University to Industry"
Dr. Torben Jacobson
Ibsen Photonics President
11:00“OSA Student Members: The Next Generation of Optics Leaders”
April Zack
OSA, Washington DC
11:30"Optics & Photonics Focus"
Armand Niederberger
ICFO/Optics&Photonics Focus
11:50Coffee Break
12:00Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

12:00"Influence of Quantum Dot Nuclear Spins on Coherent Population Trapping : Dragging of Dark Resonances"
Mena Issler
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
12:15"Impact of Higher-order aberrations in vision"
Elie de Lestrange
NUIG, Galway, Ireland
12:30"A Hartmann method for measuring surface shape of the cornea of the human eye"
Anastasia Vvedenskaya
School 7, Russia
12:45"Raman Analysis of DNA Damage to Live Horse Sperm Cells during Cryopreservation "
Ruby Raheem
University of Edinburgh, UK
13:00"Metallic Annular Aperture Arrays filled by nonlinear material for Second Harmonic Generation"
Elsie Barakat
FEMTO-ST Institut, France
13:15"Spectrally flattened, high output power erbium amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) fiber source"
Valentina Egolaeva
BMSTU, Russia
13:30"Integrated Optic Glass Microcantilevers with Bragg Grating Interrogation"
Lewis Carpenter
University of Southampton, UK
13:45"Experimental investigations of raster technique opportunities for studying dynamic characteristics of wind waves"
Stanislav Leonov
BMSTU, Russia

15:30Scientific Talks by IONS Participants:

15:30"Specifics of second and third harmonic generation using an all-fiber Q-switched ytterbium fiber laser"
Andrey Denisov
NSU/IA&E Novosibirsk, Russia
15:45"Non-contact methods for optical testing of large convex aspheric mirrors"
Vladislav Druzhin
BMSTU, Russia
16:00"Combinatorial Pulsed Laser Deposition: Making lasers with lasers"
Katherine Sloyan
University of Southampton, UK
16:15"Human Eye Modeling"
Alexey Tsapenko
BMSTU, Russia
16:30"MOEMS in Russia: developing future"
Alexander Polynov
BMSTU, Russia
16:45Numerical simulation of sphero-chromatic aberration measurement in optical system
Malwina Lewandowska-Soboń
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

17:00Competition on most creative presentations of student chapter activities

00:00Day 4 - June 24, 2010

Conference venue: Bauman Moscow State Technical University

10:00"Making the most of your presentation"
Dr. Jean-luc Doumont
12:00Coffee Break
12:15"Manuscript Preparation and Submission"
Dr. Rachel Won
Editor Nature Photonics
13:00Dmitriy Rogozhin
Eurasian patent organization (EAPO), Formal Examination Department Director, Russia
15:30Career as journal editor
Dr. Rachel Won
Editor Nature Photonics
16:15"Fluorescent Nanoscope – experience of transferring science to business"
Dmitriy Klimov
Stereonic LLC, President
17:30"Teaching Optics in North Uganda. The experience of Naples Student Chapter"
Lucio Rossi
University of Napoli, Italy
18:45Round table: Student Chapters Activities
19:15Discussion: The next IONS Conference
20:00Social dinner

00:00Day 5- Social day


Dr. James C. Wyant
2010 OSA President, University of Arizona

James C. Wyant is the dean of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He received a BS in physics from Case Western Reserve University and an MS and PhD in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

Wyant is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, and the Optical Society of India. He was the 1986 President of SPIE and has held many leadership positions in OSA. He has been an elected member of the OSA Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee, the Publications Long-Term Planning Group (chair), Fraunhofer Committee (chair), Adolph Lomb Committee, Education Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Ives Medal Committee, Investment Subcommittee, Fellows and Honorary Members Committee, and CLEO Optical Metrology Committee.

He has been involved in many journal activities, including the editorial advisory panel of Optics Letters, the associate editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA), associate editor of Applied Optics, topical editor of JOSA, topical editor of Applied Optics, topical editor of Optics Letters, editor of the Optical Technology Division of Applied Optics, associate editor of Optics Express, and editor-in-chief of Applied Optics.

He has received several awards for his technical work, including the OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award; SPIE Gold Medal; SPIE Technology Achievement Award; R&D 100 Award five times; and Photonics Circle of Excellence awards for optical products five times. He received the University of Rochester College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award and a Doctorado Honoris Causa from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica in Puebla, Mexico.

Wyant has also been involved in several entrepreneurial activities. He was a co-founder of the WYKO Corporation and 4D Technology and the president of WYKO from 1984 to 1997, when the company was sold to Veeco Instruments. He has served on several boards of directors, including WYKO (chair) from 1984 to 1997, ILX Lightwave from 1988 to the present, Veeco Instruments from 1997 to 1999, Optics 1 from 1999 to 2008, and 4D Technology (chairman) from 2002 to the present.

For his entrepreneurial activities, Wyant has received several awards, including the University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration Entrepreneurial Fellow; Arizona’s “Innovator of the Year” Product Award; the Tom Brown Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award; and the University of Arizona Technology Innovation Award.

Wyant is the author of more than 300 written publications and invited talks on interferometry, holography and optical testing. He has been the major advisor of 31 graduated PhD students and 25 MS students.

Dr. Vladimir M. Shalaev
Purdue University


* Ph.D. Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia), physics and mathematics, 1983;
* M.S. Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia), physics (with highest distinction), 1979.

Professional Career:

* Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University since 2004
* Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University since 2005
* Professor of ECE Department, Purdue University 2001-2004
* George W. Gardiner Professor of Physics, New Mexico State University 1997-2001
* Associate Professor, New Mexico State University 1993-1997
* Research Associate Professor, University of Toronto (Canada) 1991-1993
* Humboldt Foundation Fellow, University of Heidelberg (Germany) 1990-1991
* Director of Summer School on Physics & Math for gifted students at Krasnoyarsk State University 1983-1984
* Assistant Professor, Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia) 1983-1990
* Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk (Russia) 1983-1990

Professional Recognitions, Awards, and Honors:

* The 2010 Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America
* The 2010 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics
* Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
* The 2009 Herbert Newby McCoy Award - Purdue University's most prestigious research award
* The Acorn Award: Seed for Success, 2007
* The 2006 Top 50 Nano Technology Award Winner for "Nanorod Material"
* The 2006 College of Engineering Research Award
* Fellow of the American Physical Society
* Fellow of the Optical Society of America

* Fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
* Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004-pres
* George W. Gardiner Endowed Professorship, New Mexico State University, 1997-2001
* Program co-Chair for the 2009 CLEO/IQEC conference
* Chair of the OSA Technical Group "Photonic Metamaterials", 2008-2010
* Chair of the OSA Topical Group: Photonic Metamaterials: from Random to Periodic, 2004-2007
* Vice-Chair of the OSA Topical Group: Waves in Random and Periodic Media, 2002-2004
* Co-Editor of Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics
* Co-Editor for Advances in Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (Elsevier), 2006-2008
* Co-Editor for Series in Nanooptics and Nanophotonics, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.2008-
* Topical Editor for J. of Optical Society of America B, 2005-
* Editorial Advisory Board Member for Laser and Photonics Reviews, 2008-
* Editorial Advisory Board Member for Laser Physics Letters, 2006-
* Editorial Board Member for "Metamaterials" Journal, 2006-
* Editorial Board Member for Journal of Nanotechnology, 2008-
* Editorial Advisory Board Member for International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory, and Nonlinear Optics
* Editorial Advisory Board Member for The J. Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (JNOPM)
* Editor for Special Issue "Optics on the Nanoscale: Pronciples, Instrumentation and Applications" of Applied Physics B, v. 84, ##1 and 2, July/Aug. 2006.
* Guest Co-Editor for J. of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics special issue on Metamaterials, 2005.
* Associate Guest Editor for IEEE's Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE) on Nonlinear Optics, 2005
* Guest Editor/Coordinator for Journal of Optical Society of America B (JOSA-B) Focus Issue on Metamaterials, 2005
* Editor for Feature Issue of J. of the Optical Society of America A and B on "Photonic Metamaterials", v. 24, #10, 2007
* OSA Max Born Award Committee, Member, 2005, 2006
* Organizer of a number of symposia for ACS, OSA, APS, and CLEO/QELS Annual Meetings, 1997-2005
* Chair and Member of Program Committees and International Advisory Committees for a number of International Conferences, Symposia, and Schools
* Visiting Professorships (1999-2000; sabbatical year) at:
o Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris
o University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
o Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich
* The Associated Western Universities Faculty Fellowship (Sandia National Laboratories), 1995
* International Humboldt Foundation Scholar (Paris-Sud Universite, France), 1991
* Humboldt Foundation Fellow (Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France), 1990-1991
* USSR Academy of Science Grant for Young Investigators, 1988-1990
* 2nd Prize in the USSR Academy of Science Competition on Fundamental Studies, 1983

Research Interests:

Photonics and materials science. Optoelectronic properties of mesoscopic and nanostructured systems. Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy. Optical sensors. Optical properties of nanostructured materials. Metal-dielectric nanocomposites and thin metal films. Nanoparticles and their aggregates. Fractal and percolation composites. Optical communication and quantum electronics. Photonic crystals. Plasmonic nanomaterials.

Dr. Torben Jacobsen
Ibsen Photonics

Ibsen Photonics A/S:
About Ibsen Photonics

Ibsen Photonics is a global leader in holographic, transmission
gratings and spectrometer modules for a wide range of telecom, sensing and laser markets.

Ibsen Photonics is a privately held company with headquarter in Farum, Denmark. For more information please visit
Key skills:
• Management of high tech companies
• Commercial results of technical products
• Technical knowledge regarding optics, electronics, acoustics
• Sales & marketing
Areas of Key Interest:
• Combination of technology and business, especially for start-ups
Professional Experience:
Current: 2001 - CEO & President Ibsen Photonics, DK

Previous: 2000 - 2001 Managing director ADC Denmark, DK
1997 - 2000 Managing director Ibsen Micro Structures, DK
1993 - 1997 Division manager Dantec Dynamics, DK
1991 – 1993 Sales & Application Bruel & Kjaer, USA
1983 – 1981 International market manager Brüel & Kjær, DK
• 1982 HD Organization & Strategy, Copenhagen Business University
• 1979 PhD from DTU in Acoustics
• 1975 M Science (Civilingeniør), electronic DTU (Technical University of Denmark)
Board of Director positions:
Ferroperm Optics A/S, Nanofiber A/S, Stensborg A/S (Chairman),
Companies in relation to Ibsen Photonics. Advisory board DTU Fotonik.

Olicom A/S, Hymite A/S (Chairman), InnFond (Venture company)

Born: 15 May 1946
Civil status: Married with Nina Hesse. One adult daughter, who is medical doctor.
Languages: Danish, English
Interests: Running, golf, wine, skiing besides our second home in France.

Contact Info
Address: Private: Gedevasevej 43, 3520 Farum
Work: Ibsen Photonics A/S, Ryttermarken 15 – 21, 3520 Farum

Telephone: Work: +4544347002 Cell: +4540525491 Home: +4544953351

Dr. Jean-luc Doumont
Effective Communication in Science, Principiae

An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.

With his rational background, Jean-luc approaches communication in an original, engineering-like way that contrasts sharply with the tradition of the field, rooted in the humanities. He is thus well received by students and professionals in search of a method they can apply with the same rigor they have come to value in every other aspect of their occupations.

An articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker, Jean-luc successfully reaches a wide range of audiences around the world, in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish—as a trainer or invited speaker at an array of companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories, and international conferences.

Dr. Rachel Won
Nature Publishing Group

Working as an editor of Nature Photonics Rachel's main responsibility is to ensure that the journal publishes top-quality research in all areas of photonics. She assesses and selects high-quality work for peer review, and makes decisions on publications. She also plays an important role in shaping the journal's content by giving ideas on Focus issues, reviews, commentaries and Technology Focus issues. She commissions and edits news articles, and writes research highlights, interviews, editorials and press releases. Attending conferences and visiting research institutions worldwide are also essential in her role to keep her up-to-date with the latest photonics research progress and strengthen links with the scientific community.

Before joining Nature Photonics, Rachel worked for Aston University's Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a research commercialization officer commercializing research output of the university, particularly that of photonics research. She obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston's Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, she worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master's degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fibre sensing and a Bachelor's degree from the National University of Malaysia.

Dr. Irina T. Sorokina
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Women and Minorities OSA

Irina T. Sorokina was born in 1963 in Moscow, Russia. She received her Masters Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Lomonosov State University in Moscow and Ph.D. degree in Laser Physics from the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1992, and in 2003 a Habilitation degree in Quantum Electronics and Laser Technology from the Technical University of Vienna, where since 1991 she has been a researcher, since 1999 Hertha‐Firnberg Fellow and Lecturer, and since 2003 a University Lecturer (Univ. Doz.). In 2006 she was a visiting professor at the Universite Paris Sud in Orsay, France. In 2007 she became a full professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, where she is leading a Laser Physics group, concentrating on the development of femtosecond solid‐state and fiber lasers based on novel materials.
Irina T. Sorokina is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the leader of the Optical Interaction Science Division of OSA, member of the International and MES Councils at OSA, the board member of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of EPS.
In 2004 she was awarded the Snell Premium IEE Award for her contributions to the development of Cr:ZnS/Cr:ZnSe lasers. In 2009 she was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Dmitry Y. Rogozhin
Formal Examination Department Director, Eurasian Patent Office, Russia

Dmitry Rogozhin graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and High Law School “Adilet”.
In the sector of protection of industrial property since 1995. He worked at National Patent Office of Kazahstan and Intellectual Property Committee of Kazahstan Ministry of Justice.

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