The IEEE Kingston in collaboration with Queens University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is proud to sponsor the following seminar:
Fundamentals and applications of the temporal Talbot effect: from pulse repetition-rate control to passive waveform amplification
Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016.
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry B201, Queen’s University Campus
Speaker: Dr. José Azaña, Canada Research Chair, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada
Abstract: The temporal Talbot effect comprises a set of self-imaging phenomena in the problem of linear group-velocity dispersion of periodic waveform (pulse) trains. This seminar will provide an overview of the fundamentals of the temporal Talbot effect, and some of its most prominent applications, including energy-preserving pulse repetition rate control, clock recovery from data signals, and noiseless amplification of repetitive waveforms without using active gain.
Speaker Bio: José Azaña holds a Telecommunication Engineer degree and a PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. Presently, he is a Professor and a Canada Research Chair at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) in Montreal, Qc, Canada. His research interests include ultrafast photonics, optical signal processing, all-fiber and integrated-waveguide technologies, high-speed telecommunications, all-optical computing, measurement of ultrafast events, light pulse interferometry and broadband microwave signal generation and manipulation.
Prof. Azaña’s research outcome has been reported in more than 450 publications in top scientific journals and technical conferences, including nearly 200 contributions in high-impact peer-review journals (with most publications in the IEEE, OSA and Nature editorial groups), and many invited and co-invited journal publications and presentations in leading international meetings. Prof. Azaña is a Fellow of the OSA (Optical Society of America) and his research work has been recognized with several prestigious awards and distinctions, including the 2008 IEEE-Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, and the 2009 IEEE-MTT Society Microwave Prize.
This seminar is open to the general public with free admission.