State of Art in photonics
Carmen S. Menoni
Glassy amorphous oxides are fascinating materials in that their amorphous nature provides for enormous functionality. Amorphous SiO2, in particular, forms the backbone of fiber optics technologies that conform the vast optical network that supports the internet. In their thin film form transparent amorphous oxides, such as SiO2 or HfO2, are building blocks of photonics devices. I will describe the synthesis and characterization of amorphous oxides and showcase how it is possible to tailor their functionality for the engineering of mult dielectric structures for advanced photonics applications as in ultra-high intensity near infrared lasers and the ultrastable optical interferometers of gravitational wave detectors. The state-of-the-art of mult dielectric structures for these two applications and their future demands will be discussed.
Dr. Carmen S. Menoni is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She also holds appointments in the department of Chemistry, the School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Advanced Materials Discovery. Prof. Menoni’s expertise is in optics and material science. Her current research focuses on the synthesis of amorphous thin film materials by ion beam sputtering for the implementation of novel coating architectures for photonics applications. Through a combination of fundamental understanding of the optical and structural properties of amorphous oxides and device engineering, Prof. Menoni research is advancing the state-of-art in interference coatings for ultra-high intensity lasers. Menoni is a member of the international LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) collaboration where her work on thin film amorphous oxides is contributing to understand the origin of coating’s internal friction that limits the sensitivity of the interferometers. Menoni is also actively involved in using high-brightness coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as nanoscale imaging, and chemical composition mapping. Her work is described in over 300 archival publications and has been presented in 450 conference talks, including 120 invited presentations, at national and international conferences.
Prof. Menoni is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society (APS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the SPIE. Carmen Menoni is founding editor of IEEE Photonics Journal. Prof. Menoni is currently President of the IEEE Photonics Society. Menoni has extensive experience in managing research programs involving several organizations. She has also experience in collaborating with industry. As a result of this work she was the recipient of the Colorado Technology Award in 1998 and in 2000 for the development of products and processes that were transitioned to industry. Dr. Menoni and her group received in 2008, a R&D 100 award for the invention of a compact microscope that can image nanoscale s. Carmen Menoni has co-funded XUV Lasers where she serves as President.
Carmen S. Menoni博士是电气与计算机工程系的大学杰出教授。她还在化学系，生物医学工程学院和先进材料等学院任职。Menoni教授的专业是光学和材料科学。她目前的研究重点是通过离子束溅射合成非晶态薄膜材料，以实现用于光子学应用的新型涂层结构。通过对非晶态氧化物的光学和结构性质的基本理解以及器件工程技术的结合，Menoni教授的研究正在推进超高强度激光器干涉涂层的最新技术发展。Menoni是国际LIGO（激光干涉仪重力波天文台）合作的成员，她在薄膜非晶态氧化物上的工作有助于理解涂层内部摩擦的起源，从而限制了干涉仪的灵敏度。Menoni还积极参与使用波长在10至50 nm之间的高亮度相干光束进行光学应用，例如纳米级成像和化学成分映射。在300多个档案出版物中描述了她的作品，并在国家和国际会议上进行了450场会议演讲，其中包括120场受邀演讲。
Menoni教授是电气与电子工程师协会（IEEE），美国物理学会（APS），美国光学学会（OSA），美国科学促进协会（AAAS）和SPIE的会员。Carmen Menoni是IEEE Photonics Journal的创始编辑。Menoni教授目前是IEEE Photonics Society的主席。Menoni在管理涉及多个组织的研究计划方面拥有丰富的经验。她还具有与行业合作的经验。这项工作的结果是，她在1998年和2000年获得了科罗拉多技术奖，以表彰其产品和工艺的开发并已过渡到工业领域。Menoni博士及其小组在2008年因发明了可以对纳米级物体成像的紧凑型显微镜而获得了R＆D 100奖。卡门·梅诺尼（Carmen Menoni）与XUV Lasers共同出资担任总裁。