2018-04-10: Fotonik kursen lockar “studenter” från industrin
[Nyheter text i engelska] This year's “SK2812 Photonics” course, given by ADOPT members, attracts five “students" from Finisar (Finisar Sweden AB). Finisar Sweden AB was formed in 2011 upon successful acquisition of Syntune AB (then a subsidiary of Ignis ASA) by Finisar Corporation. The Swedish branch, with over 120 employees, is a world leader in manufacturing tunable semiconductor lasers for data- and tele-communication systems. Currently their emphasis is production of lasers for 100 Gbit/s coherent optical communication modules. Noticeably, Syntune AB was founded by several persons connected to KTH and ACREO (now RISE) at Kista. Among them Pierre-Jean Rigole obtained his PhD degree from KTH in 1997. The parent company Finisar Corporation has a broader range of photonic system and component products. Noticeably, the company has lately received hundreds of millions of dollars from Apple Inc for developing VCSELs to perfect Apple’s FaceID function on their newest Iphones. Photo shows Richard delivering his lecture on “semiconductor laser”. The Photonics course at APHYS department is currently driven by Richard Schatz, Urban Westergren, and Max Yan. Next year the course will be re-organized for a more coherent coverage of both science and technologies of photonics.