Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

CLEO 2016 Daily Wrap: Monday


CLEO: Technical Session Presenter (2015)

CLEO Short Courses

CLEO:2016 began with seven well-attended Short Courses, including SC149—which is recapped below. There are still seats available for courses on Monday and Tuesday. If you would like to add valuable, personal instruction to your attendance at the conference, consider adding a Short Course to your schedule.

SC149: Foundations of Nonlinear Optics

Attendees to Sunday’s “Foundations of Nonlinear Optics” Short Course were given an overview of the important concepts and phenomena related to nonlinear optics. Robert Fisher, of R. A. Fisher Associates, presented many of the core ideas that underlie the varied and expansive field of nonlinear optical effects.

Fisher’s course approached its concepts with intuitive demonstrations and descriptions that connected seemingly different effects by their common underlying physics. Discussions of self phase modulation followed naturally from those of optical Kerr effects, for example.

This overview course also covered Pockels effects, second harmonic generation, higher order effects, stimulated scattering effects, and photorefractors. With audio and visual illustrations to accompany governing equations of these effects, Fisher provided students with an applicable intuition of the nonlinear optics fundamentals.

Note: Short Courses require an additional fee to attend. Students receive a significant discount.

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Today's Not-to-Miss Programming

LIGO Video

This Morning: Special Symposium

Stain-free Imaging Microscopy for Basic Research and Clinical Applications

Monday, 6 June
08:00 – 10:00 & 10:30 – 12:30

Invited Speakers

  • Rohit Bhartia, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, US, Smoke, Mirrors, and Black Boxes: Imaging the Invisible World
  • Viktor Gruev, Washington University in St. Louis, US, Bio-inspired Polarization Imaging Sensor for Label-Free Applications
  • Myung Kim, University of South Florida, US, Holographic Techniques for Biomedical Microscopy
  • Richard Levenson, University of California Davis Medical Center, US, Slide-free (but not necessarily stain-free) Microscopy via UV Excitation
  • Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, US, Gradient Light Interference Microscopy (glim) of Optically Thick Specimens


This Afternoon: Short Course

SC439: Attosecond Optics

Monday, 6 June
12:30 – 15:30
Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, US

Since the invention of lasers in 1960, various techniques such as mode-locking have been developed to push the pulse duration down first to picoseconds and then to femtoseconds, which is the oscillation period of infrared and visible light.

This Evening: CLEO Plenary Session I

Colliding Black Holes & Convulsions in Space-time: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves by LIGO

Monday, 6 June
18:15 – 18:45
David Reitze, LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, US

After a forty-year-long quest, the recent detection of gravitational waves has opened up a new chapter in astronomy. Dr. Reitze will discuss the interferometers, the detection and the astrophysical implications for the future.

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