Along with nearly a dozen other early career leaders, Orad has been selected as a 2021 OSA ambassador, for participation as a founding member of the Harvard University Student Chapter, chapter advisor to the University of Ottawa Student Chapter and virtual community engagement through the Photonics Online Meetup.
Ultra-high-Q resonances in plasmonic metasurfaces, which was published in the February issue of Nature Communications, has received a lot of press. Below is a selected list of highlights:
- Light It Up: uOttawa Researchers Demonstrate Practical Metal Nanostructures (uOttawa Press Release — Version française)
- Researchers demonstrate practical metal nanostructures (Phys.org)
- Plasmonic Metasurfaces with Ultrahigh Q Factor (Optics & Photonics News)
- Light it up: uOttawa researchers demonstrate practical metal nanostructures (Eurekalert)
- Researchers Debunk Decade-Old Photonics Myth, Demonstrate Practical Metal Nanostructures (SciTechDaily)
- Other links provided by Nature metrics
This month, Orad was interviewed by the Anya Grushina of the Lithographer on his research and his involvement with POM. You can read the article here here.
Orad presented his research in 2 OSA Technical Group Webinars this Fall.
- Campfire Session: Zero–Index Metamaterials for the Optoelectronics Technical group (Oct 27, 2020).
- Nonlinear Plasmonic Metasurfaces Using Multiresonant Surface Lattice Resonances for the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group (Nov 23, 2020). This webinar can be viewed on-demand on the OSA website.
In collaboration with Professor Andrea Armani from USC, Orad will be co-chairing POM, the Photonics Online Meetup. The plan is to reduce the family burden of conference travel, reduce the carbon footprint and cost of participating in conferences, and make conferences more open and accessible to everyone. This project has been a joint collaboration with researchers from around the world — the organizing committee includes Igor Aharonovich from UT Sydney, Mikhail Kats from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rachel Grange from ETH Zurich, Riccardo Sapienza from Imperial College London, and Sylvain Gigan from Sorbonne Universite.
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Below is some press about POM:
- uOttawa Teaming up with Photonics Leaders to Launch Global, Online Academic Conference (uOttawa press release — version française)
- Virtual conferences get real (Nature Reviews Materials 5, 167 (2020))
- Photonics from afar (Nature Photonics 14, 137 (2020))
- Research intelligence: how to organise a virtual conference (Times Higher Education)
- Rethinking conferences (Nature Reviews Physics 2, 67 (2020))
- One of the world’s first global, online academic conferences to be held January 13, 2020 (Eurekalert)
- A Different Kind of Conference (Optics & Photonics News)
- SPIE Cancels DCS In-Person Conference, COVID-19 Leads to Surge in Online Conferences (Photonics.com)
- 3 Questions with Andrea Armani (Photonics.com)
- History-Making Online Photonics Conference Draws Participants From Around The World (USC press release)
- An international conference – without flight emissions (ETH Zurich press release)
- Physicists to hold free global online-only conference (Imperial College London press release)
- Photonics leaders team up to launch global, online academic conference (University of Wisconsin-Madison press release)
- Photonics Leaders Join Together for Global, Online Academic Conference (Photonics media)
- Universities urged to radically cut flights to help climate (Times Higher Education)
- Le photonique online meetup: Une expérience réussie de conférence virtuelle en photonique (photoniques.com)
Orad was interviewed by uOttawa students and featured on their website! Learn more about Orad and his research here:
Our article, Direct observation of phase-free propagation in a silicon waveguide, featured on the cover of November’s issue of ACS Photonics, has received substantial media coverage. This paper marks the first observation of an infinitely long optical standing wave, an especially accessible physics demonstration for the general public. Below is a selected list of highlights:
- A zero-index waveguide (Harvard SEAS press release)
- A zero-index waveguide: Researchers directly observe infinitely long wavelengths for the first time (Phys.org, selected as best of last week by ScienceX)
- A zero-index waveguide (EurekAlert!)
- Research News: Editor’s Choice (APS Physics)
- Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide (NanotechWeb)
- Silicon waveguide shows zero refractive index (Physics World)
- Harvard SEAS developers produce zero-index Si-photonics waveguide (Optics.org)
- Harvard researchers create zero-refractive-index waveguide (Laser Focus World, selected as a top post from October)
- A zero-index waveguide (NSF)
- the front pages of Reddit Science and Reddit Futurology
For his proposal titled “Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media”, Orad has been awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be carried out working under Robert W. Boyd at the University of Ottawa.
Our work “Extracting loss from asymmetric resonances in micro-ring resonators” was selected by the editors of the Journal of Optics as the “Paper of the Week” for the week of May 22, 2017.
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Hosted by Bialik High School in Montreal, 12 teams from Montreal and Toronto competed in the annual safe-cracking competition. Along with Professor Pereg-Barnea from McGill University and Professor Andrea Bianchi from l’Université de Montréal (pictured), Dr. Orad Reshef returned as a judge for the 3rd time. Congratulations to the winners, Bialik team B from Montreal, and Ulpanot Orot Team A from Toronto!
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Orad’s presentation titled “Nonlinear phase-matching in 2D integrated zero-index metamaterials” is awarded the Best Student Paper Award by NKT Photonics at MRS Fall Meeting 2015. The award was presented by Prof. Alexandra Boltasseva. (Photo credit Justus Ndukaife.)
On-chip zero-index metamaterials, which was featured on the cover of the November issue of Nature Photonics, has received a tremendous amount of press and international attention. Below is a selected list of highlights:
- To Infinity and Beyond (Harvard SEAS press release — one of Harvard’s most viewed stories ever, with more than 27,000 unique page views.)
- To infinity and beyond: Light goes infinitely fast with new on-chip material (Phys.org)
- Zero-Index Metamaterials Open New Possibilities for Optical Chips (IEEE Spectrum)
- How the tiniest light could supercharge computers (The Boston Globe)
- To infinity and beyond: Light goes infinitely fast with new on-chip material (NSF)
- Harvard creates a material that lets light go ‘infinitely fast’ (Engadget)
- Scientists Make Light Travel Infinitely Fast (Gizmodo)
- “Squeezed light” could increase the computing power a million times (Wired Germany)
- the front pages of Reddit Science, Reddit Technology and Reddit Futurology