Our Most Recent Mini-Conference

Coherent/II-VI Foundation held an exciting, valuable virtual mini-conference on Friday, November 3, 2023 hosted by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Advancements in Optoelectronics for Sensing, Computing, and Communications

The keynote address was made by Lee Kendall, Diamond Process Engineer Coherent Corporation on ““CVD Diamond:  Emerging Applications and Challenges.”

Presentations were made by students from the following schools on these research projects:

  • “Polarization Control in VCSELs for Compact LiDAR and AR/VR Applications” presentation by Kevin Pikul and Leah Espenhahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Dallesasse, PI 

UIUC Buffalo Conference Presentation_2023_Distributed

  • “Plasmonic Transistors for Terahertz-Band Communication” presentation by Aarbaj Mundaganur and Shahabaj Mundaganur, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Jonathan Bird, PI

Buffalo Nov_3_2023_mini_conference presentation

  • “Recent Advances in Integrated Nonlinear Photonics and Diamond Color Center Research” presentation by Ian Briggs, University of Texas, Austin, Linran Fan, PI

UAz – UT Austin Conference Presentation

  • “High-Order Laguerre-Gaussian Beam Mode Locked VECSELs for Secure Free Space and Fiber Communications” presentation by Nathan Gottesman and Kelby Todd, University of Arizona, Mahmoud Fallahi, PI

      2023 UAz Fallahi Group Conference 2023 Presentation 

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