By popular request, the slides for the 2/6/18 Event. Click on the link to view.

"Leveraging Advances in Computational Electrodynamics to Enable New Kinds of Nanophotonic Devices"
Speaker: Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, the Founder/CEO of Simpetus
IEEE Feb 6, 2018 Talk

Upcoming Event: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Attosecond Light Sources: Science and Engineering

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
8:00pm: Adjourn


Building SC-12
3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara, CA 95054

(Location: Take Montague Expy. OR Great America Exit off US 101; click to see instructions)

In order for chapter officers to estimate head count for food, Registration required! Register:


Attosecond Light Sources: Science and Engineering


Prof. Philip Bucksbaum, SLAC and Stanford


New VUV and X-ray light sources are reaching sub-femtosecond pulse durations, revealing the attosecond motion of electrons inside atoms and molecules. I will review the methods and opportunities in this new realm of science and engineering.


Philip Bucksbaum:

Phil Bucksbaum holds the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Chair in Natural Science at Stanford University, with appointments in Physics, Applied Physics, and in Photon Science at SLAC. He also directs the Stanford PULSE Institute ( Prior to coming to Stanford, Bucksbaum was on the faculty at the University of Michigan, and a member of the research staff at Bell Laboratories. He is a Fellow of the APS and the Optical Society, and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was president of the Optical Society in 2014, and will serve as president of the American Physical Society in 2020.