Dr. Matthew D. Weed
Director of Research & Development at Luminar Technologies Inc
SPIE Involvement:
Information Technology Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Integrated photonics , Resonant structures , Meta-materials , Spectroscopy , Plasmonics , Optical materials
Profile Summary

I joined the Open Photonics team in 2013 in search of product development projects with real commercial impact. I have surveyed technology markets and lead product development teams to deliver on various OPI projects.

Prior to joining OPI, I conducted research into the integration and fabrication of chip-scale photonic devices at CREOL, the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida under Winston Schoenfeld. My scope of work at UCF included the full range of semiconductor fabrication – thin film growth and deposition, lithography, and packaging.

As a volunteer in the technology community, I am a Steering Committee member of the National Photonics Initiative and chair the NPI Taskforce on Education & Workforce Development. I am a member of SPIE's IT Committee, OSA, The Optical Society’s Public Policy Committee, and have been an active force in representing the high-tech community’s interests in Washington D.C. since 2008.

M.S. and Ph.D in Optics from CREOL – University of Central Florida
B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Publications (3)

SPIE Journal Paper | January 1, 2015
MGSP Vol. 10 Issue 01

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 19, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7764, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices VII
KEYWORDS: Finite-difference time-domain method, Photon polarization, Waveguides, Polarization, Cladding, Dispersion, Crystals, Photonic crystals, Photonic crystal devices, Quantum information

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7223, Photonic and Phononic Crystal Materials and Devices IX
KEYWORDS: Refractive index, Polarization, Cladding, Etching, Crystals, Gallium arsenide, Single photon, Photonic crystals, Transmittance, Photonic crystal devices

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