The future is light – The full disruptive potential of photonics is only now becoming clear

Seminar: IVA Conference Center,
Grev Turegatan 16,
Stockholm
Thursday
September 20 2018,
17:00–19:00

New advances in optics and photonics will revolutionize illumination
technology, healthcare and provide new ways of detecting, treating and
even preventing illness.

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Participants: Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and inventor specializing in the field of semiconcoductor technology, especially LEDs (light emitting diode), and Fredrik Laurell, professor of Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in the fields of laser physics and photonics.

For more information, please contact Ingrid Jansson, Academy Coordinator, phone +46-8-791 29 92, e-mail ingrid.jansson@iva.se.

SEMINAR
New advances in optics and photonics will revolutionize illumination
technology, healthcare and provide new ways of detecting, treating and
even preventing illness.
In the future combining optics/photonics with nanotechnology, will play a key
role in the development of new types of solid-state light sources, sensors
and ICT technology. A development that is expected to outperform existing
technology in terms of efficiency offering substantial energy savings.
In addition to a broader area of applications where LEDs (light-emitting
diodes) and lasers will be used we will also see increased functionality due
to higher complexity enabled by shrinking element footprint.
In two lectures the recent developments of LEDs and lasers, respectively, in
a wide area of applications will be described – showing the fast evolution of
both incoherent and coherent light sources.

Hiroshi Amano is a Japanese physicist and inventor specializing in the field
of semiconcoductor technology, especially LEDs (light emitting diode). For
his work he was awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu
Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for ”the invention of efficient blue light-emitting
diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

Fredrik Laurell, professor of Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology
(KTH) in the fields of laser physics and photonics. Alongside his research and
teaching Laurell has been involved in a number of important assignments,
including for the Royal Academy of Sciences, Swedish Optical Society and
European Optical Society.

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