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

Rebecca Schaevitz rschaevitz at
Wed Nov 19 13:46:29 PST 2008

Reminder for upcoming talk by an OSA Traveling Lecturer tomorrow (Thursday),
at 4:15pm (refreshments at 4pm) in AP200.

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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