On October 6th, students, professors, research staff, and industry professionals gathered at Goleta Beach Area D to catch up, talk about photonics, and make new connections while enjoying excellent food catered by SB Chicken Ranch. There was good conversation with industry members from Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions, Nexus Photonics, Freedom Photonics, Quintessent, HPE, Praevium, and Kyocera SLD. Newer students got a chance to interact with current grad students and network with industry representatives. The event was a great success, with over 100 attendees.
Thorlabs designs and produces a variety of optomechanical and optoelectronic components in 15 facilities around the globe. Thorlabs seeks to listen and serve its customers with over 20,000 products available.
Founded in 2018, Nexus Photonics has developed integrated photonics ready to scale. Smaller, lighter and faster, their platform outperforms industry benchmarks, and operates in an ultra-broadband wavelength range from ultraviolet to infrared to support a wide breadth of practical applications.