Preparing for partnerships with research intensive multinationals


OTTN recently met up with John Weigelt, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada. He highlighted opportunities for academic researchers to work with Microsoft, including  short term technology licensing opportunities and longer term research partnerships. Getting the attention of such globally recognized brands requires effort though. Researchers need to differentiate themselves in order to get noticed on the global stage. OTTN has summarized a few tips for researchers based on our conversation with John and other industry representatives. Read more of this post

Laser à fibre femtoseconde portable

Portable Femtosecond Fiber Laser

The University of Ottawa is seeking partners in developing applications for its new femtosecond laser. This femtosecond (fs) laser brings the high power, ultra short pulses of a solid state fs laser into a fiber based system, enabling a substantial savings in size and cost. This opens up new possibilities in applications such as imaging, machining, and ophthalmology.

The specifications can be modified based on a user’s specific needs. Femtosecond fiber lasers based on this design will have the following advantages:

  • Lower operating costs

  • Portable due to 10 times size reduction (size of a desktop PC)

  • Robust lower cost system due to ease of manufacturing enabled by fiber optics

  • High power pulses appropriate for new and existing applications where pulses lower than 8 picoseconds are required

Researcher: Hanan Anis is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Previously, Hanan was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an optical networking company. She conducted pioneering research in various areas of photonics, including soliton generation and detection, non-linear propagation, tunable lasers, and high-end transmission systems while at Nortel.