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WHK Invited Talks (selected) 

“Nonlinear Optics: The Future Of Vision Correction” W.H. Knox, Invited talk at Nonlinear Optics (NLO) Topical Meeting, July 2017 Hawaii.


 "Ablation-free corneal refractive correction via ultrafast femtosecond laser induced refractive index modification," Scott MacRae, Daniel Brooks, Kaitlin Wozniak, Sara Gearhart, Daniel Savage, Jon Ellis, Wayne Knox and Krystel Huxlin, presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2017


"Bioanalogic Hydrogels As Special Materials For Implantable Lenses Post-Operatively Adjustable By Femto-Second Lasers," V. Petrák, V. A. Stoy, M. Dudič, G. A. Gandara-Montano, W. H. Knox, S. Johannsmeier,  D. Heineman, T. Ripken, P. Stodůlka,  presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2017


  "Femtosecond laser induced refractive index change in IOLs and contact lenses," Jay S. Pepose, Len Zheleznyak, Gustavo Gandara-Montano, Sam Butler, Geunyoung Yoon, Scott MacRae, Krystel R. Huxlin, Jonathan D. Ellis, Wayne H. Knox, presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2017




"Powering The Internet in the 2015 International Year of Light", Plenary talk at the American Physical Society's Annual Meeting of the MidAtlantic Section, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 2015.


"The Rochester Mourou Startup: WHK talk tribute to Gerard A. Mourou: 70th Birthday Symposium at the University of Michigan"

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"Femtosecond Micromachining of Ophthalmic Materials for Vision Applications" Knox, Wayne H. 2014 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, Paper# LM1D.1  View: PDF

Wayne H. Knox and Krystel R. Huxlin, "Noninvasive Vision Correction: A New Approach",  Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2013 Invited paper: FTh4H.3 OSA Technical Digest (online)

W.H. Knox "Femtosecond laser technology: New approaches for Non-invasive Vision Correction," Honors Invited Talk at the 2012 Ultrafast Photonics Symposium, Tokyo Japan.

W.H. Knox "The Future of Vision," Invited talk for the 90th birthday of Emil Wolf Symposium at the Frontiers in Optics Meeting October 2012, Rochester, NY.

W.H. Knox "Writing Gradient Index Lenses in Ophthalmic Polymers Using Near Infrared Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Invited talk at ICPEPA Rochester, NY August 2012.

W.H. Knox, "Noninvasive vision correction using high repetition rate femtosecond lasers: a new approach, "Invited Panel Speaker at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Market Focus session, May 2012.

W.H. Knox and K.R. Huxlin, "Writing 3D refractive index modifications in ophthalmic polymers & ocular tissue - a novel means of altering refraction & biomechanics with minimal cellular damage," Invited talk at Engineering the Eye III conference , Benasque, Spain (June 2011)

W.H. Knox and K.R. Huxlin, "Noninvasive Vision Correction," Invited talk at the Fourth International Conference on Applications of Femtosecond Lasers in Ophthalmology, Dana Point, California (2011)

W.H. Knox, "Ultrafast Science and Technology 2010" Plenary talk delivered in Guwahati, India for Photonics 2010 international conference Dec 2010

W.H. Knox, "The New Era of Ultrafast Manufacturing" Invited Tutorial presented in Guwahati, India for Photonics 2010 international conference Dec 2010

W.H. Knox, "Ultrafast Excitonic Optoelectronics: An Appreciation of Dave Auston on his 70th Birthday Talk," delivered by Skype at University of California Santa Barbara, CA Nov 2010

W.H. Knox, "Good Times at Bell Labs with Erich Ippen (and lots of femtosecond lasers)," 70th birthday symposium at MIT for Prof. Erich Ippen May 2010

W.H. Knox, "Femtosecond Micromachining of Ophthalmic Polymers: a new approach to IOL Surgery ?," Board of Directors, Lumetrics, Inc. May 2010

W.H. Knox, " Invited Optics from 3000 BC to 3000 AD," SUNY New Paltz, NY Mar 2010

W.H. Knox, "Optics for 3000 BC to 3000 AD," Colloquium at SUNY Geneseo (2009)

W.H. Knox, "Fused Microfiber Devices," Invited talk at the USA-Canada Cross-Border Workshop, Ottawa, Canada (2009)

W.H. Knox, "Ultrafast Science and Technology: Twelve Years since the Epiphany," Keynote talk at Photonics North, June 2, 2008.

W.H. Knox "Optics 3000BC to 3000AD: The amazing history and future of Optics" 2007 Boris Stoicheff Annual Lecture, University of Toronto December 2, 2007

W.H. Knox, "Chirped-pulse Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems: Inspired by and incorporating Chirped-Pulse Amplification", at OSA FiO Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Chirped-Pulse Amplifier, October 12, 2006 Rochester, NY.

W.H. Knox, "Growing up" with Lasers - DLS Banquet talk 2006, Rochester, New York FiO Meeting

W.H. Knox, "Future Fun with Fantastic Fibers", Plenary talk presented at the 2006 LEOS Summer Topical Meetings, Quebec City July 17, 2006.

W.H. Knox, "The New Era of Ultrafast Manufacturing", Keynote presentation at the Annual Lasers and Optoelectronics Marketplace Seminar at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA on January 26, 2004, 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm (co-located with Photonics West 2004).

W.H. Knox , "Managing an Optics Career in Turbulent Times", Education and Training in Optics & Photonics (ETOP) Conference, October 6-8, 2003 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Arizona USA. ETOP 2003 will be collocated with the Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science XIX Conference (pending).

W.H. Knox, "The New Era of Ultrafast Manufacturing", Plenary talk at the Femtosecond Technology Meeting, Chiba, Japan, July 16, 2003 http://www.festa.or.jp/meeting/t-program.html

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Technology, Commercialization and Education Opportunities”, Plenary talk OPTO-Canada, May 2002.

W.H. Knox, “The Exciting Future of Telecommunications, and prospects for a High Speed Global Digital Divide”, at the Foreign Policy Institute, Washington DC (2000).

W.H. Knox, “What can Ultrafast Technology do for Materials Science, and the Reverse”, at the Materials Research Society 2000 Meeting, Boston MA.

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Science and Technology : After the Epiphany”, CLEO tutorial (2000).

W.H. Knox “Radical Optics” DARPA April Meeting, Washington (2000).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Technology in Telecommunications”, Tutorial Optical Society Annual Meeting (1999).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Physics in Semiconductors”, APS Invited Centennial Lecture (1999).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Technology: What can it offer, and is it ready for the real world?”, MITI FST 98 Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan (1998).

W.H. Knox, “Bringing Ultrafast Technology to the Masses”, Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics, St. Andrews, Scotland (1998)

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Technology in Telecommunications”, CLEO Europe, Tutorial

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Epiphany: the rise of ultrafast science and technology in the Real-World”, Plenary Speaker, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Anaheim, CA (1996).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Optical Power Supplies”, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Tutorial, Baltimore, MD (1995).

W.H. Knox, “Transport in GaAs and Si probed with 8fs nonlinar THz spectroscopy”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, (1995).

W.H. Knox, “Dispersion measurement for ultrashort pulse generation and applications”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (1994).

W.H. Knox, “What will be the impact of ultrafast science and technology in the real world?”, Lasers and Electro- Optics Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (1994).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast quantum well optoelectronics”, Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA (1993).

W.H. Knox, “Status and limits of femtosecond optics”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (1992).

J.B. Stark, W.H. Knox and D.S. Chemla, “Femtosecond circular dichroism response of quantum well magnetoexcitons from zero to two dimensions”, International Quantum Electronics Conference, Vienna, 1992.

D.S. Chemla, J.B. Stark and W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond spectroscopy of magnetoexcitons”, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII Conference, Antibes, France (1992).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond spatio-emporal field measurements in GaAs quantum wells”, Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics Conference, Slat Lake City, UT (1991).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast Dynamical response of quantum well excitons in applied fields”, Workshop on optical properties of mesoscopic semiconductor structures, Snowbird, UT, 1991.

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond quantum well optoelectronics”, Gordon Conference on Nonlinear Optics, Wolfeboro, NH (1991).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond nonlinear excitations in GaAs quantum wells: applied fields”, XIV International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, Leningrad (1991).

W.H. Knox, “The revolution in femtosecond near-infrared pulse generation”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA (1991).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond real and virtual excitations in GaAs quantum wells: physics and applications”, 4th Binational US/USSR Symposium on optical phenomena and their use as probes of matter, Irvine, CA (1990).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond excitations in quantum wells in electric and magnetic fields: progress and prospects”, Walter Schottky Lecture Workshop, Aachen, Germany (1990).

W.H. Knox, “Ultrafast lasers and applications in femtosecond quantum well optoelectronics”, 2nd International Forum on the Frontier of Telecommunications, Tokyo, Japan (1990).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond bandedge excitations in GaAs quantum wells”, Hot Carriers in Semiconductors 6 Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (1989).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond sub-bandgap excitations in GaAs quantum wells”, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Baltimore, MD (1989).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond AC-stark effect in semiconductor quantum wells: extreme high and low intensity limits”, American Physical Society March meeting, St. Louis, MO (1989)

W.H. Knox, “Spectroscopy of nonthermal carrier distributions in semiconductor quantum wells”, Quantum Wells for Optics and Optoelectronics, Salt Lake City, UT (1989).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond nonlinear optical response of modulation-doped quantum wells”, Nonlinear Optical Properties of materials, Troy, NY (1988).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond real and virtual excitations in GaAs quantum wells”, 4th Brazilian School in Semiconductor Physics, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1988).

W.H. Knox, D.S. Chemla, D.A.G. Miller and S.Schmitt-Rink, “Femtosecond dynamics of non-thermal carrier distributions in GaAs MQWS”, Nonlinear Optical Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors, Bad Stuer, East Germany (1987).

W.K. Knox, “Femtosecond spectroscopic techniques for kilohertz-reate nonlinear spectroscopy in visible and near infrared spectral ranges”, International Laser Science III, Atlantic City, NJ (1987).

W.H. Knox, “High density excitation of nonthermal carriers in GaAs MQWS”, Hot Carriers in Semiconductors V, Boston, MA (1987).

W.H. Knox, “Techniques of femtosecond pulse generation and applications in spectroscopy”, American Physical Society Southeastern section annual meeting, Williamsburg, VA (1986).

W.H. Knox, “High repetition rate amplification of femtosecond optical pulses: recent developments and applications”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (1986).

W.H. Knox, “Femtosecond spectroscopic techniques into the single cycle regime and applications in ultrafast dynamical studies”, Glasgow Symposium on Nonlinear Waveguides and Fast Optical Switching, Glasgow, Scotland (1985).

W.H. Knox, “Amplification of femtosecond optical pulses at a 5-10 KHz repetition rate using copper vapor lasers”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (1985).

W.H. Knox, “Picosecond vibrational relaxation dynamics of superoxide ions in alkali halide hosts”, Enrico Fermi School, Varenna, Italy (1985).







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