The optical response of graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon, exhibits distinctive properties from the THz to the ultraviolet. We review these features and describe recent advances in incorporating graphene into diverse photonic devices. 150-word Biography: Tony Heinz is the Rickey Professor in the Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. His research interests lie in the area of nonlinear optics and ultrafast spectroscopy, particularly as applied to surfaces, interfaces, and nanoscale materials. He has recently worked extensively on the optical properties and applications of nanoscale carbon in the form of nanotubes and graphene. Heinz received his BS degree in Physics from Stanford University and a PhD degree, also in Physics, from the UC Berkeley in 1982. Prior to joining Columbia University in 1995, Heinz was with the IBM Research Division in Yorktown Heights, NY. His research has been recognized by Optics Prize of the International Commission for Optics, a Research Award of the von Humboldt Foundation, and the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics. Heinz is a Fellow of the OSA and APS. He served as President of the OSA in 2012.

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