OSA/SPIE Seminar: OSA Traveling Lecturer Yannick Lize / Stratalight - Thurs. 11/20, 4pm, Ginzton AP 200

Rebecca Schaevitz rschaevitz at stanford.edu
Sun Nov 16 11:28:00 PST 2008


The Optical Society of America/SPIE Stanford Student Chapter presents:

"Optical Fibers: From next generation telecom networks and enabling devices,
to high power fiber lasers for industrial applications."
Speaker: Yannick Lize

Thursday, November 20
4:15pm, Ginzton Building, AP200
Refreshments at 4:00pm

Abstract: The most common application of optical fibers is in telecom
systems. From transoceanic and transcontinental to metropolitan
communications, fiber optic systems deliver voice and data content with at
high speed with unprecedented quality. Nowadays fiber optics usage is even
getting economical enough to be a serious contender to copper wires and
cable in intra-office communication and fiber to the home delivery. In this
presentation, we discuss next generation ultra high speed 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s
optical fiber communication systems and the devices that enable them from
the point of view of an optical sub-system company. We'll also discuss
alternative uses of optical fibers, such as high power fiber laser for laser
cutting and welding in industrial applications.

About our speaker: Dr Yannick Keith Lize obtained the BSc in Applied Physics
from Concordia University in Montreal and the M.Sc. in physics from École
Polytechnique. His PhD thesis on optical differential phase shift keying
(DPSK) generation, transmission and demodulation was done at École
Polytechnique de Montreal under Prof. Nicolas Godbout and Prof. Alan E.
Willner.
As a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Yannick has 20
peer-reviewed publications to his credit (15 as first author), 40 papers at
international conferences including 3 invited papers, as well as 5 patents.
He is currently Senior Optical Designer at Stratalight Communications in Los
Gatos, CA, developing 40Gb/s optical subsystems and transponders. He is a
member of the OSA, IEEE LEOS, IEEE ComSoc and SPIE. Yannick is a member of
the OSA Membership and Education Services (MES) council, the OSA Esther
Hoffman Beller Medal Committee, the OSA Young Professional Advisory Board
and an OSA travelling lecturer. He is on the technical program committees of
the IEEE 7th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks
(ICOCN 2008) and the IEEE LEOS Summer Topicals 2009.
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