The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that Dr. Stephen E. Harris, the Kenneth and Barbara Oshman Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the 2008 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture. The lecture will take place Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 4:00 PM, in the Hermann Anton Haus Room of the RLE Conference Center (Room 36–428). The lecture is open to the general public.
The title of the lecture is, “Nonlinear Optics with Electromagnetically Induced Transparency.”
Professor Harris is known for his early work on spontaneous parametric emission, frequency conversion in metal vapors, invention of the tunable acousto-optic filter, techniques for lasers and nonlinear optics in the extreme ultraviolet, and for more recent contributions to lasing without inversion, electromagnetically induced transparency, and slow light. He has received awards and honors including the 1978 David Sarnoff Award of the IEEE, the 1985 Charles Hard Townes Award of the OSA, the 1994 IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award, the 1999 Frederic Ives Medal of the OSA, and the 2002 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science of the APS. Professor Harris is a Fellow of the APS, the IEEE, and the OSA. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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.