Nestor Bareza Jr., a photonics member, participated in the 11th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR) organized by Optical Society of Korea held last August 24-28, 2015 at BEXCO, Busan, Korea. The aim of this conference is to exchange up-to-date research results and present the future tracks of lasers and electro-optics fields among researchers across the globe.
The paper entitled ‘Spatial mode projection technique in extracting nanofeatures’ authored by Mr. Bareza and Dr. Nathaniel Hermosa was accepted for poster presentation. In this paper, they proposed a method using spatial mode projection to characterize dimensions of nanofeatures.
The conference gathered around 100 invited talks and 600 contributed papers which covered wide disciplines ranging from laser physics to system engineering and applications. Some of the notable invited speakers for special lectures are 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics Hiroshi Amano who discussed the future prospects of Nitride-based light emitting diodes and current vice president of The Optical Society Eric Mazur who talked about emergent of different physical activities observed at different time scales. There are also 3 parallel short course lectures in which all participants can freely attend. Mr. Bareza attended the session of Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications lectured by Prof. Namkyoo Park from Seoul University, Korea. In his lecture, he discussed the development of metamaterials for 10 years up to now and presented some glimpses of its interesting advancements in the future.