Technical Conference:
5-10 June 2016
CLEO: Expo
7-9 June 2016

CLEO QELS - Fundamental Science

CLEO: QELS – Fundamental Science is a descendent of the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), which has been traditionally collocated with CLEO.

QELS has long been a leading venue for presenting the newest research results in physics-related areas of optics, modern spectroscopy, atomic and molecular manipulation and control, quantum optics, optical materials, interactions of electromagnetic radiation with matter, ultrafast phenomena, and nonlinear optics. More recent additions include fields such as quantum information science, nanophotonics, and metamaterials.


  • Jun Ye
    Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, JILA, USA
    Making the World’s Best Atomic Clock

  • Xiang Zhang
    Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
    Recent Progress in Optical Metamaterials

  • Ursula Keller
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Attosecond Ionization Dynamics and Time Delays

  • Christoph Lienau
    Univ. Oldenburg, Germany
    Ultrafast Coherent Charge Transfer in Solar Cells and Artificial Light Harvesting Systems: Toward Movies of Electronic Motion

  • Stefano Lupi
    Universita di Roma, Italy
    Dirac Plasmons in Topological Insulators

Short Courses
  • Robert Fisher, R. A. Fisher Associates, USA
    Foundations of Nonlinear Optics

  • Axel Scherer, Caltech, USA
    Nano Photonics: Physics and Techniques

  • Federico Capasso, Harvard Univ., USA
    Quantum Cascade Lasers: Science, Technology, Applications and Markets

  • Marcos Dantus, Michigan State Univ., USA
    Introduction to ultrafast pulse shaping--principles and applications

  • Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cavity Optomechanics: Fundamentals and Applications of Controlling and Measuring Nano- and Micro-mechanical Oscillators with Laser Light

  • Mark Brongersma, Stanford Univ., USA

  • Rick Trebino, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Introduction to Ultrafast Optics

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