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Thursday, 23 November 2017

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Assignment of Best PhD Thesis AWARD 2013 17/02/2014
The Best PhD Thesis AWARD 2013,published by IEEE Photonics Society Italy, has been assigned to Dr. Fabio Acerbi, for his PhD Thesis entitled: “InGaAs/InP Single Photon Avalanche Detectors for the near infrared range". The research will be presented and the awards ceremony will take place in the frame of the 16° Edition of the Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, FOTONICA 2014, which will be held in Napoli, May 12th-14th 2014 (http://www.fotonica2014.it).
International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW) 18/01/2013
The first International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW) was held on October 22nd at the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP Institute) of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. The workshop was sponsored by the IEEE and by the COST Opticwise. IWOW attracted worldwide experts in optical wireless (OW) communications, to present and discuss the latest research results related to this technology, which allows communication using pulses of light transmitted through the free space. OW technology can be applied in different fields of application, and it attracting renewed interest thanks to the recent development of low- cost light emitting diodes (LEDs) for illumination applications: LEDs indeed can allows to exploit the synergy between illumination and wide band data transmission in indoor applications replacing or combining with the WiFi networks. Also the automotive industry can take advantage of the presence of the LEDs in the headlights to implement vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication for safety critical protocol, as a part of the intelligent transport system. Others field of applications for optical wireless include the outdoor free space data transmission for local area network, the satellite-satellite transmission and satellite- ground station transmission and submarine communications. IWOW2012 was jointly organized by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). Ernesto Ciaramella, of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna ,was the coordinator of the technical and organizational committees. During the workshop, 21 oral paper were presented to around 70 attendees. The IWOW proceeding can be found at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.js p?punumber=6335568
Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Optoelectronics 2012 10/01/2013
La Commissione Valutatrice del Concorso, valutate le domande presentate dai candidati entro il termine prescritto del 7 dicembre 2012 e presi in esame i contenuti scientifici degli elaborati, ha assegnato il Premio al Dr. Davide Visani, per la Tesi di Dottorato dal titolo: “Fiber-Optic Technologies for Wireline and Wireless In-building Networks”. Il Verbale di valutazione sarà messo agli atti della prossima riunione della giunta esecutiva dell' IEEE PhotSoc Italian Chapter. Ringrazio sentitamente tutti i partecipanti ed anticipo che l'edizione 2013 del Bando sarà destinata ai candidati dei Cicli di Dottorato XXV e XXVI. Cordialmente, Prof. Stefano Selleri Presidente
Prof. Gaetano Assanto nominato IEEE Fellow 30/11/2012
Il Prof. Gaetano Assanto, socio della IEEE Photonics Society e già membro del nostro Italian Chapter Executive Commitee, ha ricevuto in data 12 Novembre 2012 la nomina a IEEE Fellow. La Fellowship consegue il riconoscimento dei contributi forniti dal Prof. Assanto nell' ambito "dell' ottica non lineare in guida d'onda e dei solitoni spaziali". Al Prof. Assanto vanno le piÃą vive Congratulazioni da parte del Comitato Esecutivo, a nome di tutti i Soci della IEEE-Photonics Society Italia.
Distinguished Lecturer slides 23/10/2012
Le slide delle presentazioni del Prof Cheng sono disponibili su questo sito nel menu' events, archivio delle slides
Presentazioni Convegno Fotovoltaico 18/10/2012
Il convegno: "Tecnologie, tecniche impiantistiche e mercato del fotovoltaico", svoltosi a Mondello (PA) il 15 ottobre scorso, con piÃą di 150 partecipanti dall'industria, centri di ricerca ed università ha riscosso molto successo. Le slide delle presentazioni sono disponibili su questo sito nel menÃą events, archivio delle slides
New Officers 23/05/2012
Cari Soci, Vi comunico che, con una percentuale di votanti del 14%, si sono concluse le elezioni per il rinnovo delle cariche ufficiali del Chapter. Congratulazioni a:
Stefano Selleri - Presidente
Silvia Maria Pietralunga - Segretario
Auguro ai nuovi Officer buon lavoro!
Tiziana Tambosso (Past-Chair)
Votazioni rinnovo Officers IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter 29/04/2012
Si informano i membri votanti della IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter che la Commissione Elettorale, composta da Stefano Riva Sanseverino, Silvano Donati e Marina Meliga, ha completato le formalità di selezione delle candidature ammissibili per le posizioni di Officer del Chapter: - CANDIDATO "CHAIR" Stefano SELLERI - CANDIDATO "SECRETARY" Silvia Maria PIETRALUNGA Si potra' votare elettronicamente dalle ore 8:00 del 2 maggio 2012 alle ore 18:00 del 22 maggio 2012, accedendo al sito "voting.vtools.ieee.org" con il proprio User Id e password IEEE. Le biografie dei candidati sono consultabili sullo stesso sito. f.to IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter Chair Tiziana Tambosso
Petizione per rinnovo officer del Chapter 23/03/2012
Il Comitato Elettorale in risposta alla "Call for Nomination" ha ricevuto le seguenti candidature:
Candidato Presidente: Stefano Selleri
Candidato Segretario: Silvia Maria Pietralunga
Si apre ora la fase "Petition" prevista dalle IEEE Bylaws per la raccolta di firme per sottomettere all'attenzione del Comitato elettorale eventuali ulteriori candidature per ciascuna delle quattro posizioni di Officer in via di rinnovo (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). Seguono le modalita' per la presentazione delle candidature: a) Ciascuna candidatura dovra' tassativamente pervenire entro e non oltre le ore 24,00 del giorno 26.04.2012. Petizioni ricevute, in qualsiasi forma, oltre tale data o pervenute incomplete non saranno ritenute valide. b) Ciascun candidato proposto dovra' essere individuato attraverso il Nome, il Cognome e il Numero di IEEE Membership (obbligatorio). c) Ciascun proponente dovra' indicare il proprio Nome, Cognome e Numero di IEEE Membership (obbligatorio) e dovra' altresi' indicare chiaramente la posizione per la quale avanza la proposta di candidatura. d) Ciascuna petizione, per essere ritenuta valida, dovra' essere stata sottomessa da parte di non meno di 10 IEEE Graduate Student Members (o rango superiore) del IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter. e) La petizione si riterra' valida se inviata al Comitato Elettorale via e-mail (stefano.rivasanseverino@unipa.it, silvano.donati@unipv.it, marina.meliga@avagotech.com) come file pdf . Potranno essere inviati anche piÃą moduli di petizione distinti con numero parziale di firme e si riterranno accettabili anche le comunicazioni via email individuali, purche' contenenti tutti i dati obbligatori di cui ai precedenti punti b) e c). Al termine di questa fase seguiranno ulteriori istruzioni per la fase conclusiva "Ballot".
European Technical jobs 22/03/2012
Early in 2011, Intel put out the word that it planned to hire 1000 software engineers by the end of the year in the U.S. It beat its deadline. Now, it wants to do the same thing in Europe. Aiming to strengthen its R&D capacity in the greater Europe region (Europe, Russia, and Israel), Intel expects to hire about 1000 software engineers in 2012, with most of them based in Poland, Finland, France, Romania, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Intel is by no means the only company on the hunt for qualified applicants. Competition for technical talent on the continent “is fierce,” says Stephanie Lee, Intel’s Manager for European Staffing. Google, Siemens, Nvidia, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Huawei are among the dozens of other multinational firms each looking to fill hundreds of positions. European Aeronautics, Defense & Space (EADS), which is partially owned by the governments of Germany, France, and Spain, says it is looking for more than 2000 engineers and IT professionals in France, nearly 2000 in Germany, and about 500 in Spain and the UK—about the same numbers EADS hired in 2011. The fact that engineers are much sought after in Europe was evident in the most recent edition of the quarterly journal European Vacancy Monitor, which lists occupations in highest demand by country. Engineering ranked first in the UK and Bulgaria, and was second in demand in Germany, Romania, Norway, Ireland, and Spain. Engineering ranked fourth in Slovenia, fifth in Poland, and seventh in France and Sweden.
for more details see
http://careers.ieee.org/article/European_Job_Outl ook_0312.php
Planned downtime for IEEE renewal and join applications 27/02/2012
Colleagues, As IEEE prepares to launch its new e-commerce platform on 1 April, there will be two periods of downtime where the IEEE renewal and join applications will not be available. It is important that you are aware of this in planning any outreaches to members, and to address any inquiries you may get from members who are experiencing difficulty. The first period of downtime will be two days, 2– 3 March 2012, as we make updates to prepare for the official launch. We ask that you defer any outreaches for the period 27 February through 3 March 2012. The second period of downtime will be 29 March – 1 April 2012. This is when the platform upgrade will take place. We kindly ask that you not conduct any outreaches from 26 March through 2 April 2012, to avoid a frustrating experience for any member who attempts to renew during this time. After the new e-commerce platform is deployed, members and prospective members will benefit from a greatly enhanced user experience for joining and renewing memberships through a single-page application. In addition, members and customers will enjoy an enhanced ability to customize communication preferences, among other enhancements that make this new platform a simple, intuitive interface. In addition, new security procedures will be in effect after deployment. The first time users visit one of these newly designed services pages they will be prompted to change their account user name to a valid e-mail address and establish two security questions. IEEE will be communicating with members about these important updates immediately after the deployment has been completed, so stay tuned for more information in the coming months. The IEEE Contact Center will be prepared to assist members before, during and after the transition, though we expect this to be a smooth and seamless process for our members. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the IEEE member experience. Regards, John Day, Director - Membership Development
Elezioni Chapter 15/02/2012
Cari Soci,
quest'anno per il rinnovo degli Officer (Presidente, Vice-Presidente, Segretario, Tesoriere) del nostro chapter seguiremo la procedura stabilita dalla IEEE, utilizzando anche i nuovi strumenti elettronici messi a punto dalla IEEE a questo scopo.
La prima fase della procedura si chiama "Call for Nomination". Gli interessati possono proporre la propria candidatura inviando, entro il termine tassativo del 15 marzo 2012, per e-mail ai membri della Commissione Elettorale: Presidente della Commissione - Prof. Stefano Riva Sanseverino (stefano.rivasanseverino@unipa.it), Prof. Silvano Donati (silvano.donati@unipv.it) e Dott. Marina Meliga (marina.meliga@avagotech.com) la domanda corredata da:
- recapito (indirizzo, telefono, mail)
- Curriculum Vitae di 300 parole max, corredato eventualmente da foto (tessera)
- statement di 100 parole max del proprio programma di attivita' (non serve per Segretario e Tesoriere)
- dichiarazione di disponibilita' a servire la IEEE nel ruolo prescelto (per la descrizione del ruolo consultare sito IEEE)
Si prega di indicare come oggetto della mail: "Candidatura IEEE"
(f.to) Il Presidente
Tiziana Tambosso
IEEE Job Site: Where the Jobs Are 15/11/2011
Qualcomm is a global leader in next generation mobile technologies. With headquarters in San Diego, California, and more than 10,000 employees worldwide, the company has been on the Fortune list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for 13 consecutive years. It has also been on the Financial Times Most Valuable Global 500 Companies list since 2000.
Qualcomm currently has posted on the IEEE Job Site more than 900 positions in the United States, India, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, various EU countries, Israel, Singapore, Australia and elsewhere. Some of the job title categories include software engineer, application engineer, systems engineer, embedded software, design engineer and test engineer.
Members who are already registered with the Job Site can search Qualcomm jobs and apply online (http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/results/keyword/qualcomm). If you are not registered with the IEEE Job Site, please do so now (http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/user/login? rd=http%3A%2F%2Fjobs.ieee.org%2Fcareers%2Fjobseeker).
Resoconto Biophotonics 04/08/2011
Dall’8 al 10 giugno 2011 il Centro Congressi “S. Elisabetta”, presso il Campus dell’Università di Parma, ha ospitato il Workshop Internazionale BioPhotonics 2011. L’evento è stato organizzato dall’Università di Parma, da IEEE Photonics Society – Italian Chapter e da IEEE Italy Section, e patrocinato dal Comune di Parma, quale occasione di confronto fra ricercatori ed esperti operanti in diversi ambiti di ricerca, come la biologia, la chimica, la fotonica, la fisica, l’ingegneria, riuniti dalla natura intrinsecamente multidisciplinare della biofotonica. Tra gli scopi del Workshop vi era, infatti, anche quello di fornire un quadro di insieme delle numerose sfaccettature di questo tema, e di mostrare l’interdipendenza delle discipline coinvolte. Il Prof. Stefano Selleri dell’Università di Parma e il Prof. Roberto Pini dell’IFAC-CNR di Firenze sono stati i Chairmen della conferenza. Numerose istituzioni e società scientifiche hanno promosso l’iniziativa (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology – Italy Chapter; IEEE Nanotechnology Council – Italy Chapter; Divisione Chimica Analitica - Società Chimica Italiana; Photonics 4 Life; EOS - European Optical Society; SIEM - Società Italiana di Elettromagnetismo; SIOF - Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica), mentre diverse ditte del settore hanno fornito il loro supporto economico (Alfatest srl, Horiba Scientific, Lot Oriel Group, Hamamatsu, AMS Technologies, Poliambulatorio Dalla Rosa Prati). L’evento ha attratto un notevole numero di partecipanti, oltre 110, ben aldilà delle iniziali aspettative, segno del forte interesse e dell’attualità della tematica in questione. Oltre alla nutrita partecipazione italiana, il convegno ha richiamato quasi la metà dei delegati dal resto d’Europa, ma anche da USA, Canada, Giappone, Taiwan e Australia, coprendo praticamente ogni continente. Tutte le sessioni hanno visto lavori di altissimo livello e sono state arricchite da oltre 20 interventi invitati di relatori di fama internazionale. Ciascuna delle tre giornate del convegno è stata aperta da una sessione plenaria. Gli argomenti trattati hanno riguardato le diverse tecniche diagnostiche basate sulla luce, i cui campi di applicazione spaziano dalla medicina all’agricoltura, dalla tutela ambientale a quella del patrimonio artistico. In particolare, le varie sessioni del Workshop vertevano su Fiber-based Sensing Technologies, Sensing Platforms, Spectroscopy- Microscopy and Imaging Techniques, Optical Manipulation, Trapping and Ablation, Nano- Biophotonics and Materials, Optofluidic Platform, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications. Parte delle memorie presentate sono disponibili su IEEEXplore all’indirizzo http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp? punumber=1800424. Il Local Organizing Committee, formato da tutti i membri del gruppo di ricerca del Prof. Selleri presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione dell’Università di Parma (Dott.ssa Annamaria Cucinotta, Ing. Federica Poli, Ing. Enrico Coscelli, Ing. Michele Sozzi, Ing. Alessandro Candiani), ha arricchito le giornate di lavoro dei partecipanti a BioPhotonics 2011 con un piacevole programma sociale, con visita guidata al Battistero e al Duomo di Parma, e con cena sociale presso la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana ALMA di Colorno, ove gli intervenuti hanno gustato piatti e vini tipici tra i piÃą squisiti e raffinati. Visto il notevole successo dell’iniziativa e le insistenti richieste dei partecipanti a ripetere l’evento, con scadenza da definire, lo Steering Committee si impegna a investigare possibilità e modalità per riproporre il Workshop, e augura un caloroso arrivederci a tutti gli intervenuti.
Distinguished Service Award Winner 03/08/2011
Congratulazioni a Silvano Donati per aver vinto il riconoscimento IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2011 Distinguished Service Award. Con la seguente motivazione: "for continuous and wide-ranging contributions to the activity of the Society and for founding and developing the Italian Chapter."
Presentazioni Simposio del 27 maggio, Roma 03/06/2011
Le presentazioni del Simposio dell'IEEE Photonics Italy Chapter svoltosi alla Sapienza Univ. di Roma il 27 maggio scorso, sono disponibili su questo sito nel menÃą Events-Archive of Slides
The 8th International Conference on Group IV Photonics 18/04/2011
The IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics will be held in London (England), 14- 16 September 2011
Paper Submission Deadline 9 May 2011
Conference Website - http://www.photonicsconferences.org/GFP2011/
PHOS Distinguished Lecturer Award 2011-2012 14/04/2011
Congratulations to Lorenzo Pavesi awarded with the LEOS Distinguished Lecturer award second term (July 2011- June 2012) with the lecture: "Silicon photonics: a new technology platform to enable low cost and high performance photonics"
IEEE PHOTONICS 2011, Arlington, Virginia | 9 - 13 October 2011 02/04/2011
IEEE PHOTONICS 2011, Arlington, Virginia | 9 - 13 October 2011
The Annual Meeting of IEEE Photonics Society is on the web
http://www.photonicsconferences.org/PHOTONICS2011 /
Paper Submission Deadline 6 June 2011
New IEEE Journal on Photovoltaics 29/03/2011
JOURNAL SCOPE
Fundamentals and New Concepts – Editor: Prof. Steven Ringel, Ohio St. Univ.
Nanostructured materials, low-dimensional physics, multiple charge generation, up/down converters, thermophotovoltaics, hot-carrier effects, plasmonics, metamorphic materials, luminescent concentrators, novel light trapping, and rectennas.
Organic PV – Editor: Professor Alex K-Y. Jen, Univ. Washington
Polymer, hybrid and dye sensitized solar cells, new device concepts including QD, CNTs and graphene composites, tandem cells, modeling, synthesis and evaluation of new materials; high performance contacts; lifetime degradation and mechanisms.
Crystalline Silicon PV – Editor: Dr. Stefan Glunz, Fraunhofer Inst.
Solar Energy Systems Feedstock materials and crystal growth; defect characterization and passivation; advanced optics for light trapping and reflection control; new cell designs; device modeling; advanced measurement techniques; and solutions for large scale manufacturing
Amorphous, Nanostructured, and Film Si PV – Editor: Dr. Michio Kondo, Japan AIST
Microstructure characterization, light induced degradation, film oxidation; large throughput, large area, high deposition rates, novel processing routes; new thin silicon concepts, light trapping, multi-layers, plasmonic enhancement, photonic structures, TCOs; long- term reliability
Thin Film PV – Editor: Dr. Rommel Noufi, NREL
Including CdTe, CIGS, earth abundant and wide band gap absorbers, novel device structures, tandem structures, thin-film deposition, modeling, electrically active defects, substrates, TCOs, alternative buffers and contacts, process control, moisture barriers and other measures related to stability/reliability.
III-V, Concentrator and Space PV – Editor: Dr. Richard R. King, Spectrolab, Inc.
III-V systems including theoretical device modeling, epitaxy, solar cell processing, characterization, and system integration; lower concentration Si solar cells, novel concentrators and optics, reliability, and testing; space PV including reliability, environmental effects, protective materials, and cell qualification.
Photovoltaic Balance of Systems Editor: Prof. Angèle H.M.E. Reinders, Delft Univ. Tech.
PV module materials, durability and the performance of PV modules; irradiance resources and testing protocols, power conditioning of inverters, batteries and other BOS components; large scale grid-connected PV, BIPV and residential installations; system integrated PV.
PV Characterization – Editor: Prof. Clemens Heske, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas
Methods of characterization of PV materials and devices, including characterization of structural, optical, electrical, and electronic properties; novel methods ranging from state-of- the-art spectroscopy to advanced imaging; characterization methods from wafer to module scale; and in-line approaches.
PV Systems Control – Editor: Prof. Giovanni Spagnuolo, Univ. Salerno
Control circuits, systems and methodologies, MPPT-related issues, performance assessment, thermal hybrid systems control, grid-connected and stand alone systems control, grid connection and stability.
PV Systems-Grid Interactions – Editor: Benjamin Kroposki, NREL
PV systems, including modules, power conditioning, inverters, balance-of-systems components, monitoring and control of grid- connected PV installations, analyses and simulation of integrated PV systems.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Tim Anderson, Univ. Florida
The intent of J-PV is to publish original research results that are of primary interest to the photovoltaic specialist. Regular, Briefs, Review and Correspondence papers on these subjects are now being accepted. To submit a manuscript or learn more about J-PV visit the web site: http://eds.ieee.org/jpv.html.
Giornata di studio: Il futuro del silicio nel fotovoltaico 28/10/2010
La Giornata di Studio "Il futuro del silicio nel fotovoltaico", nata dalla collaborazione dei chapter IEEE Photonics e Nanotechnology con l'Università di Trento e la FBK-Fondazione Bruno Kessler, si e' svolta a Povo di Trento, gentilmente ospitata presso FBK, il giorno 28 ottobre 2010. L'evento ha avuto un notevole successo sia per l'affluenza sia per la partecipazione alla tavola rotonda. Quest'ultima ha visto l'intervento di importanti realta' industriali un operatore del settore e due start up.
Le slide delle presentazioni sono disponibili su questo sito nel menu' Events, Archive of Lectures Slides.
2010 Most Improved Chapter Award 24/08/2010
Congratulations to the Italy Chapter, this year’s winner for the Most Improved Chapter Award of the IEEE Photonics Society.
Best Doctoral Thesis Awards 2010 21/06/2010
E' stato pubblicato il Bando BEST DOCTORAL THESIS AWARD 2010, per Dottori di Ricerca del XXI e XXII ciclo, che abbiano conseguito il Dottorato presso una Università Italiana, discutendo una tesi su tematiche Fotoniche. Il testo del bando è scaricabile dalla sezione Awards
Distinguished Lecturer 08/04/2010
Congratulations to Lorenzo Pavesi awarded with the LEOS Distinguished Lecturer award (July 2010- June 2011) with the lecture: "Silicon photonics: a new technology platform to enable low cost and high performance photonics"
Distinguished Lecturer 12/03/2010
Congratulations to Gaetano Assanto awarded with the LEOS Distinguished Lecturer award second term (July 2010-June 2011) with the lecture: "Nematicons: Spatial Optical Solitons in Nematic liquid crystals
Giornata di Studio sul FV, Universita' di Padova, 21/01/10 25/01/2010
La Giornata di Studio "Tecnologie, tecniche impiantistiche e mercato del fotovoltaico", svoltasi a Palazzo del Bo', Universita' di Padova, il giorno 21 gennaio 2010 ha avuto un notevole successo, sia per l'affluenza (piu' di 150 persone) sia per la partecipazione ai momenti di discussione e alla tavola rotonda. Quest'ultima ha visto l'intervento di importanti realta' industriali del settore. Le slide delle presentazioni sono disponibili su questo sito nel menu' Events, Archive of Lectures Slides.
Video, podcast e slide del convegno La Ricerca nelle Telecomunicazioni 17/12/2009
Sono disponibili video, podcast e slide del convegno: La Ricerca nelle Telecomunicazioni. Il convegno si e' svolto a Villa Mondragone il 4 dicembre scorso ed e' stato promosso da: IEEE VT/Comsoc e Photonics Italy Chapters.
L'articolo con il resoconto della giornata di studio e le relative slide e' stato pubblicato su Key4biz (http://www.key4biz.it/News/2009/12/10/Tecnologie /Separazione_della_rete_IEEE_GTTI_Key4biz_Telespa zio_AlcatelLucent_Avaya_P2P_Banda_Larga.html).
The Photonics Journal (New on-line Journal) 17/11/2009
IEEE Photonics (www.photonicsjournal.org) the newest ELECTRONIC ONLINE JOURNAL of IEEE is now accepting submissions (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pj-ieee)
Journal Scope
Breakthroughs in the generation of light and its control and utilization have given rise to the field of Photonics: a rapidly expanding area of science and technology with major technological and economic impact. Photonics integrates quantum electronics and optics to accelerate progress in the generation of novel photon sources and in their utilization in emerging applications at the micro- and nano-scales spanning from the far-infrared/THz to the x-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
We welcome original contributions addressing issues ranging from fundamental understanding to emerging technologies and applications. The Journal will include topics in:
Photon sources from far infrared to x-rays
Photonics materials and engineered photonic structures
Integrated optics and optoelectronic
Ultrafast, attosecond, high field and short wavelength photonics
Biophotonics including DNA photonics
Nano-photonics
Magneto-photonics
Fundamentals of light propagation and interaction; nonlinear effects
Optical data storage
Fiber optics and optical communications devices, systems, and technologies
Solar Cells
Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems (MOEMS)
Microwave photonics
Optical sensors
The journal offers:
- Rapid publication of high quality research results on the broad, interdisciplinary area of photonics
- Open Access Option
- Highest standards of editorial quality and peer review
- No pages charges up to 10/14 pages for contributed/invited papers
IEEE Celebrates 2009 Nobel Prize Winners 08/10/2009
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, is proud to congratulate three of its Life Fellows: Dr. Charles K. Kao, Dr. Willard S. Boyle and Dr. George E. Smith, as recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics. Recognized for breakthroughs involving the transmission of light in fiber optics and inventing an imaging semiconductor circuit, the three scientists created the technology behind digital photography and helped link the world through fiber-optic networks.
http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/news/2009/7octobe r.html?WT.mc_id=hpn_nobelprize
Presentazioni Giornata di studio NGAN, 8 luglio 2009 10/07/2009
Le slide delle presentazioni della Giornata di Studio "Tecniche impiantistiche e tecnologie ottiche per l'accesso di nuova generazione", svoltasi alla FAST il giorno 8 luglio 2009 sono disponibili nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures Slides
Best Doctoral Thesis Award 30/06/2009
Il 30 giugno e' la deadline per la presentazione delle domande per il premio Best Doctoral Thesis Award assegnato ogni anno dal Photonics Italy Chapter alla miglior tesi di dottorato nell'ambito della fotonica
Vedi nel menu' awards i dettagli per la partecipazione.
Slide Conferenza 22 giugno 2009 23/06/2009
Le slide della presentazione del Dr. R.Paoletti sono da oggi disponibili sul sito, nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures Slides
Presentazioni Giornata di Studio, Sapienza Univ. di Roma, 29 aprile 2009 18/05/2009
Le slide delle presentazioni della Giornata di Studio "Tecniche impiantistiche e tecnologie ottiche per l'accesso di nuova generazione" del 29 aprile 2009 sono disponibili, nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures Slides.
I sommari e gli articoli relativi alle presentazioni sono disponibili nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures
New LEOS Distinguished Lecturer 27/04/2009
Congratulations to Gaetano Assanto awarded with the LEOS Distinguished Lecturer award for the year July 2009-June 2010 with the lecture:
"Nematicons: Spatial Optical Solitons in Nematic liquid crystals"
Slide Conferenza 22 aprile 2009 22/04/2009
Le slide della presentazione del Prof A. Sassella sono da oggi disponibili sul sito, nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures Slides
Slide Conferenza 8 aprile 09 10/04/2009
Le slide della presentazione dell'Ing Gabetta sono da oggi disponibili sul sito, nel menu' Events, sotto Archive of Lectures Slides
IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Becomes IEEE Photonics Society 10/04/2009
The IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), a leading global society in the field of photonics, lasers, and electro-optics, has officially changed its name to the IEEE Photonics Society. The new name reflects the expanding applications associated with the Society's field of interest and better represents its vision, mission and scope. Photonics has become widely used to describe the broad field of research and applications relating to the generation, control and detection of light, including optical fiber communications, lasers, CDs, DVDs, supermarket scanners and digital cameras. Read the full press release at http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/news/2009/9april. html.
Slides and audio presentation of Donati LEOS Distinguished Lecture 12/02/2009
The slides and audio presentation of Donati LEOS Distinguished Lecture are now available on the LEOS website, menu' Education, LEOS University, Distinguished Lecturer
HAPPY NEW YEAR 31/12/2008
BUON ANNO A TUTTI I MEMBRI DEL LEOS ITALIAN CHAPTER
Vice-Presidente del LEOS Italian Chapter 16/12/2008
Congratulazioni al nuovo Vice-Presidente del LEOS Italian Chapter - Mauro Varasi
New Senior Member 15/11/2008
Massimo A. Ghioni has been awarded the IEEE-LEOS Senior member status, congratulations!
LEOS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR 2008 17/09/2008
Scelto tra i 68 Chapter del LEOS l'Italian Chapter ha vinto il prestigioso Premio "Chapter of the Year 2008". Il premio verra' consegnato in occasione della Awards Ceremony dell' Annual Meeting LEOS 2008 in Newport Beach, California, USA il prossimo 10 Novembre
Con questo Premio salgono a 7 i riconoscimenti che il LEOS Chapter ha collezionato dalla sua costituzione nel 1997.
Il LEOS Italian Chapter ha vinto il Premio della Regione 8 -Chapter of the Year 2007 24/04/2008
Scelto tra oltre 400 Chapter della IEEE - Regione 8 (Europa, Medio Oriente, Africa), il LEOS Italian Chapter ha vinto il Premio CoTY - Chapter of the Year 2007, nella categoria Grandi Chapter.
L'asseganzione e' stato annunciata in occasione della riunione generale di primavera della Regione 8, tenutasi a Malta i giorni 24-25-26 aprile 2008. Il diploma e' stato consegnato al prof. S.Donati, in rappresentanza del LEOS Chapter Chair, dal Presidente Generale dell'IEEE Lewis Terman.
Con questo Premio salgono a 6 i riconoscimenti che il LEOS Chapter ha collezionato dalla sua costituzione nel 1997.
Follow up of the 2nd Workshop LEOS 30th 27/03/2008
Le slide delle presentazioni del secondo Workshop "Trent’anni di Fotonica ed Elettro- Ottica in Italia: tappe fondamentali e prospettive future" organizzato dal Chapter italiano per celebrare i trent'anni del LEOS si possono trovare su questo web (menu' Events, Archive of Lecture Slides).
Silvano Donati - LEOS Distinguished Lecturer for a second term 01/03/2008
The IEEE LEOS (Laser Electro Optics Society) has appointed Silvano Donati as Distinguished Lecturer for a second term (July 08 - June 09) Title of the talk is: "Coupling dynamics in semiconductor lasers and applications to self- mixing interferometry and chaotic cryptography" Papers on the topics covered by his lecture can be found on the website http://www.unipv.it/donati
Best LEOS Journal Paper Award 11/02/2008
LEOS Italian Chapter presents a new Award that recognizes distinguished papers by young researchers in the field of Optoelectronics. For the year 2008, one award will be presented with reference to papers published in 2007. Rules for participants can be found in the award section of this site.
Deadline 31 March 2008
Follow up of the Workshop LEOS 30th 02/02/2008
Le slide delle presentazioni del Workshop "Thirty years of electro-optics in Italy: milestones and perspectives" organizzato dal Chapter italiano per celebrare i trent'anni del LEOS si possono trovare su questo web (menu' Events, Archive of Lecture Slides). Il video degli interventi si puÃ˛' visionare sul sito www.uniroma.tv
Photonic Crystal Fibers 01/08/2007
By F. Poli, A. Cucinotta, S. Selleri (Univ. of Parma) a new book of the Springer Series in Material Science, 1st Ed. 248 p., July 2007.
Photonic crystal fibers, also known as microstructured or holey fibers, have recently generated great interest in the scientific community thanks to the new ways provided to control and guide light, not obtainable with conventional optical fibers. Proposed for the first time in the 90's, photonic crystal fibers have driven an exciting and irrepressible research activity all over the World, starting in the telecommunication field and then touching metrology, spectroscopy, microscopy, astronomy, micromachining, biology and sensing. This book is intended to provide an expert guidance through the properties of photonic crystal fibers, with a specific focus on the telecommunication aspects.
International PhD School EDEMOM 03/07/2007
It is open the call for applications to EDEMOM, the European PhD Course "European Doctorate in Electronic Materials, Optoelectronics and Microsystems", coordinatd by the University of Rome "Roma Tre" and consortiated with Univ. Paris VII in France, Univ. de Nice in France, Univ. of Prague in Check Republic, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid in Spain, Warsaw Univ. of Technology in Poland. The School is devoted to MSc graduates in Physics, Materials Sciences, Electronic Engineering or equivalent, and offers a wide range of research and education topics including monlinear optics, nanophotonics and nanotechnology, acoustoelectronics, optoelectronics, microelectronics. The call and the forms are visible on the official website of University Roma Tre at http://host.uniroma3.it/uffici/ricerca (official announcement at http://europa.uniroma3.it/dottorati_rm3/domande/b ando_XXIII.asp )
IEEE LEOS Winter Topicals 15/06/2007
The LEOS Topicals Series are and have been gaining world wide recognition as a prime conference for discussing research and industry hot topics and networking with the technology leaders in their respective fields in a small and selected way. The well established IEEE LEOS Summer Topical is now followed by a new series: IEEE LEOS Winter Topical whose first edition will take place in Sorrento - Italy, 14-16 January, 2008
Silvano Donati è stato insignito del LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award 07-08 06/06/2007
The IEEE LEOS (Laser Electro Optics Society) has appointed our Past-President Silvano Donati a Distinguished Lecturer for the period July 07 to June 08. Title of the talk is: "Coupling dynamics in semiconductor lasers and applications to self-mixing interferometry and chaotic cryptography" Summary: In this talk, after a brief theoretical introduction to mutual and self coupling phenomena in laser oscillator, two applications are described in details. The first is self-mixing interferometry for measurements of dimensional quantities (displacement, distance, vibration, and angle) and physical quantities (coupling factors, line width, alfa- factor). In this case, the laser undergoes self- injection at weak level, leading to an amplitude and frequency modulation driven by external optical path. The second application is optical chaos, which is generated by the laser source at strong level of injection. We describe mutual and self-injection generation of chaos, and the first step of development to cryptography, that is, synchronization. Then, we will review several schemes of coding and decoding of information, i.e., chaotic masking and CSK (chaos shift keying) and how they can be implemented, along with theoretical results and experimental trials carried out recently. Professor Donati is with University of Pavia, Department of Electronics, where he leads the Optoelectronic Group. Papers on the topics covered by his lecture can be found on the website http://www.unipv.it/donati
New Senior members 02/04/2007
Pietro Ferraro, Silvia M. Pietralunga, Franco Zappa have been awarded the IEEE-LEOS Senior member status, congratulations!

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