OSKar general meeting 2014 & board elections

On Wednesday, November 26, the regular annual meeting of OSKar was held. Even though the meeting started in the evening on a workday, almost 20 people came to summarize our last year achievements and discuss next year activities.
Patrik Rath - OSKar president

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Radwan - OSKar vice president

The meeting started with our President’s speech. Patrik Rath once again confirmed that OSKar is based not only on common scientific interest, but also on a strong friendship between members. Scientific conferences, industry excursions and career fairs are going together with lasertag, barbeque and traditional Stammtisch. The next speaker, our Treasurer Philipp Brenner, made a financial report, showing his outstanding skills in fund management.
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Then the election time has come. And if the President and Treasurer elections went smoothly (all those who came approved the extension of the term for Patrik and Philipp), then other positions were highly demanded, what made an atmosphere in the room to become tense. After several circles of voting, the renewed board was formed:

– President:   Patrik Rath
– Vice President:   Roman Szatkowski
– Treasurer:   Philipp Brenner
– Secretary:   Ralf Gao
– Public Relations & Publicity:   Daria Bezshlyakh
– Social Media & Outreach:   Aso Rehimzadegan
– Event coordinator:   Kovendhan Vijayan
OSKar membersPhilipp Brenner - OSKar treasurer

As the final part of the meeting, the budget for the next year and future events were planned. The most discussed questions were organization of IONS in Karlsruhe and special events for the International year of light. What we can say now, next year will be special and full of events for OSKar.

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A report by Daria Bezshlyakh

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Celebration – Day of Photonics 2014

The 31st Anniversary of the adoption of the current speed of light value by the General Conference of Weights and Measures was on 21st October 2014, the Day of Photonics 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDMze73OJho). The celebration was also held in Karlsruhe with beers, drinks, snacks and load of fun.

The General meeting of the OSKar was set-up on 21st October, 2014 to promote and create awareness among the local optical student society in KIT on PHOTONICS. The event was organized at the Light Technology Institute around 6 pm by the treasurer, Philipp Brenner. The VIPs for this event were the new Masters intake of KSOP.

The meeting started with the discussion about the organization of the travelling lecture program which is scheduled to take place on 27th October, 2014. The speaker Professor Lorenzo Pavesi from the University of Trento will enlighten us on ‘Silicon Photonics: is there light at the end of the tunnel?’. The new Masters student actively volunteered to take up different tasks to make the event a grand success.

Followed by that, we had discussion regarding the dates for the laser tag. Taking into account all the possibilities to have good turn up, 17th of November was finalized. Then we had a discussion on the ‘possible trip to Laser World of Photonics 2015’ in Munich. The eagerness of the new students to be part of this event made the ‘possible trip to Laser world of Photonics 2015’ as ‘OSKar in Laser world of Photonics 2015’.

The discussion about the chapter activities for the forth coming year started and there were handful of good innovative ideas like the one where someone suggested to organize the first IONS in Germany, just before the ‘Laser World of Photonics’, infact it turned out to be the best outcome. We also had ideas for the professional development events to hold student seminars in which the senior members would present their work in simple understandable way to the juniors. The other idea was about the classroom demonstration of the optical concepts which would increase the affinity towards photonics for the undergraduate and high school students.

The final touch to the meeting was the fun quiz conducted by the vice president Radwanul H. Siddique, that contained questions from the basics and general awareness of Photonics. Three prizes were distributed to the winners. Congrats Julian Dlugosch, Ralf Gao and Krochin Andrei for winning the fun optical gifts.

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A report by Kovendhan Vijayan -KSOP (EuroPhotonics) Master Student and an active OSKar member.

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SPIE Visiting Lecturer Lorenzo Pavesi talked about Silicon Photonics on 27th of October 2014

It was a pleasure for OSKar to welcome Professor Lorenzo Pavesi from the University of Trento on the 27th of October. He gave a talk entitled ,,Silicon Photonics: is there light at the end of the tunnel?” at 6 p.m. at the LTI lecture hall.  We heavily thank SPIE for sponsoring this event. The lecture was attended by more than 50 students, who had been really impressed about the tremendous progress which had gone on in Silicon Photonics in the last years. Now we now that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you Professor Pavesi for enlightening us!

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Abstract: The tremendous evolution of internet has urged the microelectronic and telecommunication industries to look for technologies to face the bandwidth, speed and power consumptions that internet requires. One technology, which is emerging as a comprehensive solution to this, is integrated photonics where complexity, reconfigurability and intelligence are thrusts. An ideal platform for such integration is provided by the same material that has permitted the success of microelectronics in the last century, i. e. silicon. Silicon photonics is a technology where photonics devices are fabricated by using standard silicon technologies. In this way it is possible to leverage on the capabilities of the silicon industry to mass manufacture cheap photonics devices. A key ingredient to achieve this goal is to exploit the high level of integration that parallel and planar processing allows. Still, integration in photonics is limited to few hundreds of different components in a single chip due to the complexity of integrated photonic circuits and to the needs of hybrid integration technologies to face all the different functionalities needed. Nowadays, all the different functions have been generated and integrated in silicon photonics by using silicon based materials or, when they are not possible, hybrid integration. An example of this is the signal source which is provided by a hybrid III-V on silicon laser in silicon photonics. In this talk I will review the state of the art and present some recent results.

Biography: Lorenzo Pavesi is Professor of Experimental Physics and head of the Department of Physics at at the University of Trento (Italy). Born the 21st of November 1961, he received his PhD in Physics in 1990 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne (Switzerland). In 1990 he became Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2002 at the University of Trento. He leads the Nanoscience Laboratory (25 people), teaches several classes at the Science Faculty of the University of Trento. He founded the research activity in semiconductor optoelectronics at the University of Trento and started several laboratories of photonics, growth and advanced treatment of materials. He was the first president and founder of the IEEE italian chapter on Nanotechnology. He has directed more than 25 PhD students and more than 25 Master thesis students. His research activity concerned the optical properties of semiconductors. During the last years, he concentrated on Silicon based photonics where he looks for the convergence between photonics and electronics by using silicon nanostructures. He is interested in active photonics devices which can be integrated in silicon by using classical waveguides or novel waveguides such as those based on dynamical photonic crystals. His interests encompass also optical sensors or biosensors and solar cells. In silicon photonics, he is one of the worldwide recognized experts, he organized several international conferences, workshops and schools and is a frequently invited speaker. He manages several research projects, both national and international. He advises EC on photonics and is a frequently invited reviewer, monitor or referee for photonics projects by several grant agencies. He is an author or co-author of more than 280 papers, author of several reviews, editor of more than 10 books, author of 2 books and holds six patents. He is chief speciality editor of the section Optics and Photonics of Frontiers in Materials, in the editorial board of Research Letters in Physics and he was in the editorial board of Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, in the directive council of the LENS (Florence), in the Board of Delegates of E-MRS. In 2001 he was awarded the title of Cavaliere by the Italian President for scientific merit. In 2010 and 2011 he was elected distinguished speaker of the IEEE- Photonics society. He holds an H-number of 50 according to the web of science.

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A report by Philipp Brenner

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OSA traveling lecturer talk at KSOP summer school

Within the framework of the OSA traveling lecturer program, OSKar invited Dr. Bruce Horwitz to give a talk on Intellectual Property. The talk took place on Monday 8th of September 2014 at 4:45 p.m. at the KSOP summer schooKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAl in Bad Herrenalb.

Abstract: What They Don’t Teach You at the University: IP for Engineering Students

You just had a major breakthrough in your thesis work that could lead to a valuable commercial product and you want to present your work as a poster at a conference. Should you? Might your breakthrough be a patentable invention? Do you have to get permission from the university? What happens to your invention after you graduate? Does it make a difference if you stay in academia or go to work for a start-up?

Many engineering students are left in the dark about what makes an invention patentable, what the process is for evaluating your invention, how you file for a patent, or what you really have once you get a patent. Most people know it’s expensive but have no idea about what their alternatives are or what they should be doing to maximize their (or their employer’s) return on this investment.

In this presentation I shed some light on these types of intellectual property issues from the perspective of the engineering student. Understanding the basics of intellectual property will make you a better employee if you leave the university after graduation or help you benefit from your research if you stay in academia.

Come prepared to ask questions – this is a seminar to help you deal with what has become an important asset to companies world-wide but is typically neglected by university curricula.

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A report by Philipp Brenner

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