Speaker: Andrea Blanco-Redondo, NOKIA Bell Labs
Title: Topological quantum photonics and novel soliton physics
Abstract: In this talk I will review our work on topological and nonlinear photonics. First, I will cover the latest developments in the field of topological quantum photonics with special emphasis on our experimental results on entangled states of topological modes in silicon waveguide arrays. Following I will unveil our most recent results on the recently discovered pure-quartic solitons, including our demonstration of the first pure-quartic soliton laser.
Bio: Andrea Blanco-Redondo is the Head of the Silicon Photonics department at Nokia Bell Labs and an OSA Director at Large. Prior to this, from 2015 to early 2019, she was the Professor Harry Messel Research Fellow of the School of Physics of the University of Sydney, in Australia, and from 2007 to 2014 she was a senior photonics researcher with the Aerospace and Telecom departments of Tecnalia, Spain. She got her PhD in photonics at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, and her MSc in Telecom Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. She is an Associate Editor with OSA Continuum and a member of the Editorial Board of APL Photonics. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Geoff Opat Award of the Australian Optical Society to the top Australian Early Career Researcher, and of the Spanish 2014 Ada Byron Award to the top Women in Technology.