Technical Conference:
14 – 19 May 2017
16 – 18 May 2017

CLEO: Fundamental Science

CLEO: 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.


  • H. Jeff Kimble
    California Inst. of Tech., USA
    Quantum Matter built from Atoms and Photons in Nanoscopic Dielectric Lattices

  • Matthias Kling
    Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
    Attosecond Clocking of Scattering Dynamics in Dielectrics

  • Shriram  Ramanathan
    Purdue Univ., USA
    Phase Change Materials for Emerging Photonics

  • Asger Mortensen
    DTU Fotonik, Denmark
    Nanoplasmonics: Exploring Nonlocal and Quantum Effects

  • David Hsieh
    California Inst. of Tech., USA
    Revealing Hidden Orders in Correlated Electron Systems with Nonlinear Optics

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

  • Ben Eggleton, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
    Frontiers of Guided Wave Nonlinear Optics

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