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August 22, 2018

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August 29, 2018

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Physics and Applications of Mesoscopic Optics"

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Random scattering of light, e.g., in paint, clouds, and biological
    tissue, is a common process of both fundamental interest and practical
    relevance. The interference of multiply scattered waves also leads to
    remarkable phenomena in mesoscopic physics such as Anderson localization and
    universal conductance fluctuations. In applications, optical scattering is the
    main obstacle to imaging or sending information through turbid media. Recent
    developments of adaptive wavefront shaping and phase recording techniques in
    optics have enabled the experimental demonstrations of imaging and focusing
    light through opaque samples. By shaping the incident wavefront of a laser beam,
    we enhanced the total transmission through a diffusive system by more than one
    order of magnitude, and modified the intensity distribution inside the highly
    scattering structure dramatically. For application, we developed a chip-scale spectrometer with disordered photonic
    nanostructures. A broadband enhancement of spectral resolution is achieved via multiple
    scattering of light.

August 31, 2018

  • Welcome (back) Picnic

    Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Annenberg Center PlazaRain location: Theatre Arts Suite, Annenberg Center (Upper Mez level)

    Join members of the Theatre Arts Program faculty, staff and student body for food, drink and information on our upcoming year of classes, productions and other events. All Penn students are welcome!