Invited Research Lecture by Prof John Dudley

Date: 13 Dec 2012 - 13 Dec 2012

Venue: Training Room 1, Tower Block, Level 3, SIMTech, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075

Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the ability to generate and shape optical fields on ultrafast timescales.  
This talk will provide an overview on research on these topics at the CNRS FEMTO research institute, focusing on two specific areas: (i) the generation of femtosecond accelerating beams for micro- and nano- machining of glass, silicon and diamond;
(ii) the use of advanced real-time techniques to study optical instabilities and the use of optical fields to create analogues to the infamous and destructive "rogue waves" on the surface of the ocean.

1.30pm Registration
1.45pm Welcome & Introduction
2.00pm Lecture by Prof John Dudley
4.00pm End

About Prof John Dudley
Originally from South Auckland in New Zealand, John Dudley received B.Sc and  Ph.D. degrees from the University of Auckland in 1987 and 1992 respectively.In 1992 and 1993, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of St Andrews in Scotland
before taking a lecturing position in 1994 at the University of Auckland. In 2000, he was appointed Professor at the University of Franche-Comte in Besancon, France, where he heads the Optoelectronics and Photonics research group that currently consists of around 12 permanent staff & 20 contractual staff and/or graduate students. His research interests cover broad themes in nonlinear and ultrafast optics, and he is currently co-laureate of an European Research Council Advanced Grant with Professor Frederic Dias of UCD Dublin to study the physics of extreme waves in optics and hydrodynamics.
He was named a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2005 and elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007. He was an IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2008-2010 and is Past Chair of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society. In 2009, he was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Electronique Général Ferrié from the Société des Electriciens et Electroniciens (SEE). He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2011 and a Fellow of the European OpticalSociety in 2012.  He has served as Editor in Chief of Optical and Quantum Electronics and is currently a Deputy Editor of Optics Express.  In 2012 he was elected Vice President of the European Physical Society, and will serve as its President from April 2013.

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