10/04/17 P.-A. Blanche, Moderator for the Topical Session on Photonic Technology during the workshop on “Optical Computing“, San-Diego, October 2017.
07/13/17 P.-A. Blanche, “Phase MEMS for free space optical beam forming and steering“, to be presented at the Workshop on Free Space Optical Networks, Washington DC, July 2017. Link
Interviewed by Edd Gent on the recent Nature Photonics paper from the MIT about optical computing (Link). As reported, I am very excited about this new development which is complementary to my own research. Stay tuned!
Congratulation to the 2017 Engineering Capstone Team working on the avionic head up display for their hard work during the year, and receiving the “Edmund Optics Perseverance and Recovery” prize. Link
Team composed of Kade William Bowers, Abril Lopez Garcia, Savannah Paige Gaston, Bradley Jarrett Nees, Isaiah Brandon Strong.
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, SPIE, and Wiley.
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