International Photonics Workshop to be Held

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: January 29, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Cutting-edge research in photonics will be presented at the International Workshop on Photonics, being held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Jeanette Martin Room, 567 Capen Hall, North Campus.

Sponsored by the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, the workshop will feature speakers from Tohoku University in Japan, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the French Atomic Energy Commission.

Topics to be covered include organic nanocrystals and their composites for photonic applications, crystal and polymer waveguides and non-linear media. Paras N. Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences and executive director of the institute, will speak on "Nanophotonics and Biophotonics."

The workshop is chaired by Alexander Cartwright, associate professor of electrical engineering and director of the institute's lasers and photonics division. Jaylan Turkkan, vice president for research, will deliver opening remarks.

For more information, contact the institute at 645-6800, ext. 2102.