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.


  • Andrea Alu
    University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Parity-time symmetry in metamaterials and metasurfaces

  • Anne L'Huillier
    Lund University, Sweden
    Versatile Sources of High-order Harmonics for Multiple Applications

  • Jennifer Dionne
    Stanford University, USA
    One photon, Two photons, Red Photons, Blue Photon: New Upconversion Schemes for Efficient Solar Harvesting and Biological Force Sensing

  • Jeffrey Shapiro
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Quantum Illumination: From Enhanced Target Detection to Gbps Quantum Key Distribution

  • Laura Na Liu
    Max Planck Inst for Gravitational Physic, Germany
    DNA based Plasmonics

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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