IEEE Albuquerque Section

IEEE
November 2nd, 2015

The IEEE Albuquerque section invites you to attend a special seminar by Dr. Salvatore Campione: Engineerable Phased-Array Sources Based on Nonlinear Metamaterial Nanocavities.

Dr. Campione is with the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia Nationals Labs.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Noon.
Location: UNM, CHTM Building, Room 101.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Campione is this year’s recipient of the IEEE Albuquerque Section Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

Please contact Doris Williams at 272-7764, dorisw@chtm.unm.edu or Gordon Keeler at 284-1314, gakeele@sandia.gov for more information.

This special seminar is sponsored by the IEEE Albuquerque Section, IEEE Photonics Society, OSE, SPIE and OSA Student Chapters, and UNM’s CHTM, ECE, and Physics & Astronomy.

Abstract: We propose a new concept for phased-array sources at infrared frequencies based on the second harmonic generation capacity of metamaterial nanocavities strongly coupled to a highly nonlinear semiconductor heterostructure comprising intersubband transitions in quantum wells (QWs). This system is attractive for the manipulation of the direction, shape, and polarization of optical beams. The metamaterial nanocavity is designed to support both a fundamental resonance and an orthogonally polarized resonance at the second harmonic frequency. The asymmetric QW structure is designed to provide a large second order susceptibility. Optical pumping of the nanocavity induces a localized, phase-locked, nonlinear resonant polarization that acts as a source feed for a higher order resonance of the nanocavity. Varying the nanocavity design enables the production of beams with arbitrary shape and polarization. Due to the sub-wavelength extent of our QW structure, we are not limited by phase matching conditions as one would have for a conventional nonlinear crystal. Upon continuous wave illumination at the fundamental frequency we observe second harmonic signals in both the forward and backward directions. We achieve very efficient overall second harmonic generation given the deep sub-wavelength dimensions of the QW structure (at mid-infrared, about 1/15th of the free space wavelength of 10 μm). We also demonstrate two second harmonic phased-array sources that perform two optical functions at the second harmonic wavelength (~5 μm): a beam splitter and a polarizing beam splitter. Such systems represent a viable strategy for designing easily fabricated phased-array sources across the entire infrared spectrum through proper choice of QW and nanocavity designs.

Biography: Salvatore Campione received a Laurea Triennale degree (cum laude) and a Laurea Magistrale degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He also received a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA, in 2009, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California Irvine, CA, USA, in 2013. He was a visiting scholar at the U.S. Army Charles M. Bowden Research Center, RDECOM, Redstone Arsenal, AL, USA in 2012 and at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA in 2012 and 2013. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2014, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Appointee. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 75 conference papers, 1 provisional patent, and 2 book chapters. His research interests fall in the general area of applied electromagnetics, including electromagnetic analysis and modeling of complex structures, antenna radiation, computational electromagnetics, metamaterials, plasmonics, nanophotonics, and optical devices for energy and optoelectronic applications. Among other awards, he has been selected as a 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar (3 awarded each year worldwide), recognizing his academic achievements and leadership in the field of communications and information science.


November 1st, 2015

IEEE Albuquerque Section Board Members are requested to VOTE for the following candidates to serve on the Board for the year 2016.

The e-ballot must be returned by cob Monday, 23 November 2015 to: hsa@unm.edu. Please include your IEEE member number on ballot for verification.

CHAIR: Jason Neely OR Write-in

VICE CHAIR: Larry Anderson OR Write-in

SECRETARY: David Rosewater: OR Write-in

TREASURER: Gilberto Zamora OR Write-in

Event Coordinator: Raymond Byrne OR Write-in

Thanks for your help!

Harjit S. Ahluwalia

for Nominations Committee


September 27th, 2015

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September 27th, 2015

The University of New Mexico’s IEEE Student Branch has a couple of new faces. The new branch president is Craig Robertson. The new Branch faculty advisor is Dr. Jane Leher (Dr. Jane Lehr, UNM Student Branch Faculty Advisor).

The UNM Student Branch is working very hard to revitalize its activities and also to get back its lounge which is now used as temporary storage after the ECE building flooded last Summer.

They are also looking for new branch members. They will be putting together a couple of activities aimed at recruiting. Please check with them if you are interested, simply curious, or would like to help them in any way.

Student Branch President: Craig Robertson, email: unm.ieee@ieee.org

Thank you,

Gilberto.
ABQ Section Chair.


September 27th, 2015

If you would like to know more at the New Mexico Tech’s IEEE Student Branch, participate in their activities, or know more about the EE program at Tech, they have general meetings every other week (September 24th, October 8th, and October 22nd, so far). They also have an officer’s meeting the day prior to the general meeting.

Please contact any of their officers for more information:

IEEE
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Student Branch
Socorro, NM
IEEE NMT Student Branch
nmt.ieee@gmail.com
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Chair: Connor Brashar cbrashar@nmt.edu
Vice Chair: Eric Steinbach esteinba@nmt.edu
Treasurer: Kelsea Cronin kcronin@nmt.edu
Secretary: Maya Robinson mrobinso@nmt.edu
Activities Dir.: Isaac Bamonte ibamonte@nmt.edu
Advisor: Dr. Hector Erives erives@ee.nmt.edu
Regional Rep.: Clint Janes cjanes@ee.nmt.edu

Thank you,

Gilberto.
ABQ Section Chair.


September 27th, 2015

On August 27th, the New Mexico Tech IEEE Student Branch held its first meeting of the new school year.

The meeting had the objective of introducing the branch members to the officers and explain their goals for the semester/year. They gave a preliminary slideshow detailing these aims, which include sending members to the ICCE in January and sponsoring teams for a drone competition to be held in the spring. Approximately 30 people were present for the entire meeting, with a couple others popping in for a few minutes.

Here are a couple of pictures of the meeting.

NMT_Meeting1

If you have any questions about the New Mexico Tech IEEE Student Branch, would like to participate in their activities, or would like to know more about the EE program at Tech, please contact any or their officers:

IEEE
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Student Branch
Socorro, NM
http://ee.nmt.edu/~ieee/ nmt.ieee@gmail.com
———————————————————
Chair: Connor Brashar cbrashar@nmt.edu
Vice Chair: Eric Steinbach esteinba@nmt.edu
Treasurer: Kelsea Cronin kcronin@nmt.edu
Secretary: Maya Robinson mrobinso@nmt.edu
Activities Dir.: Isaac Bamonte ibamonte@nmt.edu
Advisor: Dr. Hector Erives erives@ee.nmt.edu
Regional Rep.: Clint Janes cjanes@ee.nmt.edu

Thank you.

Gilberto.
ABQ Section Chair.


September 27th, 2015

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE would like to welcome the new officers of the New Mexico Tech’s IEEE Student Branch:

Chair: Connor Brashar cbrashar@nmt.edu
Vice Chair: Eric Steinbach esteinba@nmt.edu
Treasurer: Kelsea Cronin kcronin@nmt.edu
Secretary: Maya Robinson mrobinso@nmt.edu
Activities Dir.: Isaac Bamonte ibamonte@nmt.edu
Advisor: Dr. Hector Erives erives@ee.nmt.edu
Regional Rep.: Clint Janes cjanes@ee.nmt.edu

We with them the best.

Please contact them if you have any questions, would like to know more about this Student Branch, would like to participate in their activities, or if you are interested in the EE program at New Mexico Tech.

Gilberto.
Section Chair.


September 5th, 2015

The New Mexico Celebrates the International Year of Light event will include talks by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Roy Glauber and Leaders in Photonics. The event is scheduled on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Student Union Ballrooms A, B & C. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch (with a vegetarian option) will be provided. For more information on this event and to register, please go to http://www.optics.unm.edu/nmiyl2015.html.