Appointed Vice Chair of the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group. Link
P.-A. Blanche et al., “Diffraction-Based Optical Switching with MEMS“, MDPI Applied Sciences, 2017, 7(4), 411. Link
Thanks to the NSF and the DOE for their support.
L. Ruiz Diaz et al., “Implementation of Solar Diffuse CIE Model in Ray Trace Program for Irradiance Calculations“, IEEE PVSC-44 conference, June 25-30, 2017, Washington, D.C. Link
Liliana Ruiz Diaz and I in front of our booth showcasing our technology for energy solution:
1. A solar trough that uses both IR for thermal and vis. for PV allowing constant energy production even at night when heat is converted back to electricity: “A CPV/CSP Hybrid Solar Energy Conversion System With Full Use of Solar Spectrum”
2. A solar panel that uses highly efficient micro PV cells with direct solar concentration on top of a Si panel that use the diffuse light. Win-win solution: “A High Efficiency Flat Plate PV With Integrated Micro-CPV Atop a 1-Sun Panel”
I had a fantastic time discussing technology and energy policy with some of the 2000+ participants.
The peer-review system of scientific publication relies on scholars to review manuscripts. Although we are doing it for the benefit of the entire community, it is still nice to be recognized with a certificate of appreciation as the ones I received from OSA and SPIE.
10/17/16: P-A Blanche et al., “Optical Implementation of Probabilistic Graphical Models“, IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC 2016), San Diego. Link
Watch Monia Ghobadi from Microsoft Research presents her research about ProjecToR: an Agile Reconfigurable Data Center Interconnect.
The architecture is taking advantage of the holographic switch developed at UA.
P.-A. Blanche et al., “Diffraction response of photorefractive polymers over nine orders of magnitude of pulse duration”, Scientific s, 6:29027, (2016). Link
P.-A. Blanche ed., “Photorefractive Organic Materials and Applications”, Springer 2016.
8 chapters, 312 pages.
09/01/16: Invited speaker at the SPIE “Organic Photonics + Electronics” symposium. “Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices III” conference. Link
Paper title “Mechanisms for the reciprocity failure in photorefractive polymers”.