2021-2022 OSA-RS Speaker Series: Dr. Adam Heiniger, TOPTICA

  • April 12, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623


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Locally-sourced, lab-to-table lasers from TOPTICA Photonics, for the freshest science

Dr. Adam Heiniger, TOPTICA


Lasers enable diverse techniques in quantum technology, biology, and sensing. In this presentation, I will give examples of TOPTICA’s efforts to advance the state of the art in each of these areas: TOPTICA is improving SWaP of laser systems to help quantum sensors move from the laboratory to the field, and to help increase the processing power of quantum computers. We’re improving the performance and reducing the cost of ultrafast lasers that help to record neuronal activity in living brains. And we’re improving the speed and sensitivity of spectroscopic trace gas detection systems. In each of these cases, TOPTICA has rapidly commercialized new techniques in order to keep abreast of trends in research. 

About the speaker

Adam Heiniger is the Product Manager at TOPTICA Photonics for the TOPO, a cw optical parametric oscillator, and for TOPTICA's optical isolators. Dr. Heiniger studied physics at the University of Iowa and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics. There he studied communications and biosensing in photonic integrated circuits, and high-power fiber amplifiers. Adam began his career at TOPTICA in scientific sales before moving into product management and application science. He has led the development of TOPTICA products, and is the author of several publications, conference presentations, and patents.

LLE COVID policy

Surgical, N-95 or KN-95 Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals in LLE facilities.  Disinfectant wipes will be available for attendee use.

Pre-talk dinner 

Pre-talk dinner with guest speaker Dr. Adam Heiniger will be held at 5:15 PM at King and I Cuisine of Thailand, 1455 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester NY 14623, prior to the talk. Contact the House Committee by email for dinner reservations. Email: house@osarochester.org

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