Following the Photons: A Photonics Podcast

Welcome to the Laser Focus World Podcast, where we dive deep into the fascinating world of photonics and optics. With a legacy dating back to 1965, Laser Focus World has been a trusted source for comprehensive global coverage of technologies, applications, and markets in these dynamic fields. Join us as we bring you the latest news and insights from the forefront of the photonics industry. Our episodes feature interviews and discussions with industry and research experts, providing valuable perspectives on the issues, technologies, and trends shaping the photonics community. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in photonics, this podcast is your go-to resource for staying informed and inspired. Tune in and stay laser-focused on the future of light-based technologies.

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Episodes

Lasers: A changing realm

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

With an eye on the business aspect of photonics in his role as co-CEO of Power Technology, William Burgess discusses the changing laser technology and regulations realms, and how the industry can continue advancing with the next-generation of engineers and technicians.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

This episode features Laurent Fulbert, Deputy Head of the Optics and Photonics division at France-based CEA-Leti. He has more 30 years of experience in various areas of photonics and offers his insight on everything from the state of the industry to spreading the word of its importance in our everyday lives.

Quantum: The future is here

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Don't miss this latest edition of Following the Photons, featuring Andrei Dragomir, founder and CEO of Aquark Technologies, a U.K.-based start-up bringing next-generation quantum technology from the lab to real-world applications. 
With a background in physics research - a passion that dates back to his elementary school years - Andrei has a super interesting perspective on the quantum industry, and what the future holds.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

In this episode, laser innovator Gregory Niven reminisces about his years in the laser industry, what the future holds for photonics, and his recent Academy Awards experience.

CVD Diamond Hits Next Level

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this episode, we talk with Thomas Obeloer, the International Sales Director at Element Six. From educating people on the benefits of using CVD and related products to initiatives he's involved with (including in the growing quantum realm), and much more, this 35-year industry veteran discusses his experiences and offers insight into where the industry is headed.

Episode 4: Dr. Noel Goddard

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Noel Goddard. She is CEO of Qunnect, … a startup company filled with scientists, engineers, and developers dedicated to advancing quantum technology. Dr. Goddard is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and formerly led two biotech startup companies before joining the Qunnect management team in 2020. 
Listen as she offers her unique perspective on the state of the industry, particularly in the quantum realm.
 
 

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Pierre-Mary Paul, VP and Director of the Advanced Laser Solutions Business Unit at Amplitude Lasers. He joined the company early on, with many years of research experience under his belt in various realms of laser photonics. He shares some unique perspectives, so don't miss it!
 
 

Episode 2: Gisele Bennett

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024


In this episode of Following the Photons, we talk with Gisele Bennett, a major player in the photonics and optics industry who has spent more than three decades in academia, industry, and research positions. She is a founder and managing member of startup software company MEPSS LLC, and was recently elected the 2024 Vice President of Optica.
 

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

In this inaugural episode of Following the Photons: A Photonics Podcast, we talk with optics industry powerhouse Alexis Vogt, endowed chair and professor of optics at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, where she also leads the only optical systems technology program in the U.S. 
 
 

Trailer

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Welcome to the Laser Focus World Podcast, where we dive deep into the fascinating world of photonics and optics. With a legacy dating back to 1965, Laser Focus World has been a trusted source for comprehensive global coverage of technologies, applications, and markets in these dynamic fields.
Join us as we bring you the latest news and insights from the forefront of the photonics industry. Our episodes feature interviews and discussions with industry and research experts, providing valuable perspectives on the issues, technologies, and trends shaping the photonics community.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in photonics, this podcast is your go-to resource for staying informed and inspired. Tune in and stay laser-focused on the future of light-based technologies.

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