Plenary Speakers: Looking Ahead to the Next 40 Years of MEMS
Christopher J. Cannova M.D.
Aligned Orthopedic Partners, USA
IoT4Ag SENSORS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Cherie R. Kagan, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, USA
HYBRID LOW LOSS INTEGRATED PHOTONICS: FROM CHIPSCALE FREQUENCY COMBS, FREQUENCY AGILE LASERS, ERBIUM AMPLIFIERS TO CRYOGENIC QUANTUM INTERCONNECTS
Tobias Kippenberg, Ph.D.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), SWITZERLAND
Recent advances in attaining ultra low loss highly confining silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with loss in the dB-per-meter range, and their heterogeneous integration with MEMS and ferro-electrical PICs have opened up novel applications that benefit not only from scalable manufacturing, compact form factor and low power, but crucially have now reached a point where the performance is on par and even exceeding that of legacy optical systems. I will describe a range of novel advances, including photonic integrated circuit based frequency agile lasers with fiber laser phase noise, parametric traveling wave amplifiers, Erbium amplifiers on chip, as well as soliton frequency combs, with applications from coherent communications, LiDAR to cryogenic quantum interconnects. In addition, I will described novel ferro-electrical PICs based on Lithium Tantalate that offer ultra-fast optical modulation.
MICRO INNOVATIONS, MACRO IMPACT: MEMS AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR ENERGY FUTURE
Evelyn N. Wang, Ph.D.
Invited Speakers: 40 Years of MEMS Success
Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Michael Fonseca, Ph.D.
Joshua Windmiller, Ph.D.
The Civil War on Hilton Head Island: Local History, National Impact, Enduring Legacy
Lean Ensemble Theater