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

April 20, 2005
7 PM

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

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


Abstract:  OmniGuide Communications Inc. recently introduced its first product, a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (the OmniGuide fiber) designed to transmit 10.6 micron laser light for medical and industrial applications. Preliminary veterinary and human clinical trials with this fiber have been very successful. OmniGuide also plans to develop a version of these fibers for telecom applications. In our talk, we present the physics of OmniGuide fibers, discuss their theoretical and experimental performance, and describe some of the manufacturing processes required for their production. We will also present results on some recent clinical trials of the fiber.


Biography:  Dr. Marin Soljacic received his undergraduate degrees from MIT (1996), and a PhD from Princeton (2000), with a thesis topic in nonlinear optics. After graduating, he joined MIT as a Pappalardo Fellow, and is currently a Principal Research Scientist at MIT. He has also been a consultant with OmniGuide Communications almost since its inception. Dr. Soljacic is an expert in photonic crystals and nonlinear optics. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific articles, is a co-inventor on 4 patents (10 more pending), and has given more than 40 invited talks at conferences and universities around the world.”


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