The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that Dr. Eli Yablonovitch, Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will deliver the 2007 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture. The lecture will take place at the MIT campus on Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 4:00 PM, in the Hermann Anton Haus Room of the RLE Conference Center (Room 36–428).
The title of the lecture is, “Nano-Photonic Silicon Circuits as a Commercial Technology.”
Professor Yablonovitch’s investigations have spanned diverse fields, including nonlinear optics, laser-plasma interaction, infrared laser chemistry, photovoltaic energy conversion, strained-quantum-well lasers, and chemical modification of semiconductor surfaces. Techniques developed by Professor Yablonovitch are the basis of the majority of semiconductor lasers currently in production. Known as the “father of photonic crystals,” his pioneering discoveries in photonics have led to advances in higher-capacity optical fibers, nanoscopic lasers, and photonic-integrated circuits that hold tremendous promise for application to communication and other technologies. Professor Yablonvitch’s current interests are in optoelectronics, high speed optical communications, high efficiency light-emitting diodes and nano-cavity lasers, photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies, and quantum computing and communication.
The Hermann Anton Haus Lecture is RLE’s visiting lecturer program designed to bring the leading world researchers in fields intersecting RLE interests to RLE to share their thoughts and perspectives with the MIT community. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Haus, and continues the process of collaborative dialog that he promoted throughout his lifetime.