IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Photonic Crystal Workshop 

Wednesday, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2005, 7:00-9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory - 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

This multi-speaker workshop is intended to provide a technical overview of the rapidly emerging field of Photonic Crystals from several different viewpoints. To provide the greatest benefit for an audience with a wide range of technical backgrounds, the workshop begins with a two-night long tutorial on the theory and principles of photonic band gap materials, which provides a common language and level of understanding to all participants. This is followed on the third night by a complete overview of the field by a world-renowned researcher who is an expert on photonic crystal fibers. The workshop concludes with two nights of multi-speaker talks on practical photonic crystal devices by representatives from local industry and the local research community.

Target Audience:
This workshop is targeted towards three over-lapping audiences. First, the engineer, scientist, or graduate student not familiar with photonic crystals, who wants to learn more about one of the key developing technologies that will enable the replacing of electrons by photons in the race towards the quantum limit in ever-faster and ever-smaller nano-sized information processing devices. Second, local industry professionals in the optical, materials science, electrical device engineering, and communications engineering fields, who want to meet other experts working in the quickly developing photonic band gap field, and exchange thoughts on new concepts, new devices, directions the technology is taking or will take, and where the emerging start-up ventures are going. Third, any student who wants to hear the world-famous MIT Independent Activities Period tutorial on Photonic Crystals, as presented by its very own creator, without having to first be an enrolled tuition-paying MIT undergraduate.

Printed copies of the speakers Power Point slides will be provided to all registered attendees in advance of the talks.

Mar 23, 2005

1st half of 4-hour tutorial on Photonic Crystals: Principles, Techniques, and Applications Slides

Prof. Steven G. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Mar 30, 2005

2nd half of 4-hour tutorial on Photonic Crystals: Principles, Techniques, and Applications Slides

Prof. Steven G. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Apr 6, 2005

New Age Fiber Crystals Slides

Prof. Philip Russell, University of Bath

Microstructured Optical Fiber Fabrication: An Integrated Parametric Approach Slides

Ms. Rosalind Wynne, Boston University, Boston, MA

Apr 13, 2005

Novel Photonic Crystal Quantum Cascade Lasers Slides

Prof. Marko LonĨar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Micro-fabricated Probes for Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy and Visible-Wavelength Photonic Crystal Slabs Slides

Prof. Ken Crozier, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Apr 20, 2005

Omni-Guide Photonic Crystal Fiber: From Theory to Production Slides

Dr. Marin Soljacic, Omni-Guide Communications Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Left-handed Electromagnetism in Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials Slides

Dr. Patanjali Parimi, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Matt Emsley (, Central New England LEOS Chapter Chair
2) Bill Nelson (, Photonic Crystal Workshop-Technical Program Committee Chair