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Applications & Technology
Science & Innovations
QELS-Fundamental Science

Applications & Technology

A&T 1: Biomedical

Methods for Enhancing Visualization of Subsurface Tissue Structures in Real Time, Stavros Demos; Lawrence Livermore National Lab., USA

Searching for Biomarkers of Glaucoma using Adaptive Optics Scanning Ophthalmoscopy, Alfredo Dubra; Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Mueller Polarimetric Endoscopy, Daniel Elson; Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK

In Vivo Photothermal Optical Coherence Tomography of Drug Delivery in Tumors, Melissa Skala; Vanderbilt Univ., USA

Increasing the Diagnostic Yield and Accuracy of Bronchial Biopsy for the Assessment of Lung Cancer, Melissa Suter; Harvard Medical School, USA

Progress on Cellular Resolution Retinal Imaging: Setting the Stage for Translation between Clinical and Basic Science, Robert J. Zawadzki; Univ. of California Davis, USA

Photoacoustic Microscopy: Current Situation and New Ultrasonic Detectors, Hao Zhang; Northwestern Univ., USA

A&T 2: Environment/Energy

High Efficiency Solar Building Envelopes for Integrated Delivery of Environmental Control Systems, Anna Dyson; Rensselaer Univ., USA

Frontiers of Eco-Efficient Ultraviolet Water Treatment Technologies, Gordon Knight; Trojan UV, Canada

Artificial Photosynthesis - Helping Nature Regain Control of the Global Carbon Cycle, Thomas Moore; Arizona State Univ., USA

A&T 3: Government & National Science, Security & Standards Applications

Quantum Noise Reduction in the LIGO Gravitational Wave Interferometer by using Squeezed States of Light, Lisa Barsotti; MIT, USA

Infrared Digital Holography as New 3D Imaging Tool for First Responders Firefighters: Recent Achievements and Prospectives, Pietro Ferraro; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Italy

Nanowire Superconducting Single Photon Detectors Progress and Promise, Sae Woo Nam; NIST, USA

Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy using Superconducting Microcalorimeter Sensors , Joel Ullom; NIST, USA

A&T 4: Industrial

Ultra-short Pulse Lasers as Versatile Tools in the Fabrication of Medical Micro Implants, Nils-Agne Feth; Admedes Schuessler GmbH, Germany

Ultrafast Beam Modulation and Delivery for Printing and Embossing Applications, Guido Henning; Daetwyler Graphics AG, Switzerland

Ultrafast Laser Writing of Advanced Guided Wave Communications Components, Nicholas Psaila; Optoscribe, UK

Innovative Applications of Femtosecond Laser Induced Nanostructure, Yasuhiko Shimotsuma; Kyoto University, Japan

Science & Innovations

S&I 1: Light-matter Interactions and Materials Processing

Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Photo-excited Semiconductors Studied by Time and Angle-resolved Two Photon Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Jun'ichi Kanasaki; Osaka University, Japan

Ultafast Laser Plasma Spectroscopy, Vassilia Zorba; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., USA

S&I 2: Advanced Science and Technology for Laser Systems and Facilities

Advances in High Intensity Laser Science, Todd Ditmire; Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA

Cryogenic Composite Disk Laser for Peak and Average Power Scaling, Luis Zapata; MIT, USA

S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

Asymmetric Heterogeneously Integrated InP Microdisk Lasers on Si for Optical Interconnect and Optical Logic, Geert Morthier; Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium

Quantum Teleportation using Entangled LEDs, R. Mark Stevenson; Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, UK

Recent Progress in Near-infrared Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VECSEL) Grown by Metal Organic Vapour Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE), Wolfgang Stolz; Philipps Univ. of Marburg, Germany

Polariton Lasers and Quantum Effects in Novel Lasers, Yoshihisa Yamamoto; Stanford Univ., USA

S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

Sources and Diagnostics for Attosecond Science, Cord Arnold; Lund Univ., Sweden

Asynchronous Mid-infrared OPO Frequency Combs and Applications in Spectroscopy, Derryck Reid; Heriot-Watt Univ., UK

Room-temperature Bonding and its Applications to Solid-state Lasers and Wavelength-conversion Devices, Ichiro Shoji; Chuo University, Japan

New Applications and Devices for Quantum Frequency Conversion, Kartik Srinivasan; NIST, USA

S&I 5: Terahertz Technologies and Applications

The Development and Applications of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers, Edmund Linfield; Univ. of Leeds, UK

Sparse Imaging with Metamaterials at Terahertz Frequencies, Willie Padilla; Boston College, USA

Silicon-based Sources and Detectors for Terahertz Applications, Ulrich Pfeiffer; Univ. of Wuppertal, Germany

Colliding Quasiparticles with Intense Terahertz Fields, Mark Sherwin; Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA

S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

Semiconductor Plasmonic Devices for Interconnects, Meir Orenstein; Technion Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel

Nano-focused Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Imaging Reaching the Single Molecule Level, Markus B. Raschke; University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Si-based Microcavity Devices with Ge Quantum Dots, Jinsong Xia; Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China

S&I 7: Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices

Ga(In)N Nanowire Light Emitting Diodes and Single Photon Sources, Pallab Bhattacharya; Univ. of Michigan, USA

Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics in Quantum Dot–photonic Crystal Nanocavity Coupled System with Large g/ , Satoshi Iwamoto; University of Tokyo, Japan

Quantum Nonlinear Optics with Single Photons, Mikhail Lukin; Harvard Univ., USA

Nano-Optical Scan Probes: Opening Doors to Previously-Inaccessible Parameter Spaces , James Schuck; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., USA

Photonic Topological Insulators, Mordechai Segev; Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics, Optoelectronics and Applications

Isolated Attosecond Continua in the Water Window via High Harmonic Generation using a Few-cycle Infrared Light Source, Nobuhisa Ishii; Institute for Solid State Physics, Japan

Synthesizing Optical Fields of Arbitrary Shape, Andy Kung; National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Performance Scaling of Ultrafast Laser Systems by Coherent Addition of Femtosecond Pulses, Jens Limpert; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

S&I 9: Components, Integration, Interconnects and Signal Processing

Breaking the Conventional Limitations of Microring Resonators, Joyce Poon; University of Toronto, Canada

InP-Based 100 Gb/s Coherent Receiver Technologies, Hideki Yagi; Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan

S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

Shaping the Future of Biophotonics: Imaging and Manipulation, Kishan Dholakia; University of St Andrews, UK

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging for Biomedicine, Paul French; Imperial College London, UK

Computational Imaging and Sensing for Biophotonics Applications, Aydogan Ozcan; Univ. of California Los Angeles, USA

S&I 11: Fibers, Propagation and Nonlinear Effects, Lasers, Devices and Materials

The Photonic Lantern, Timothy A. Birks; Univ. of Bath, UK

Fiber Laser for Accelerators, Ingmar Hartl; DESY, Germany

Phase-locked Multicore Fiber Lasers, Akira Shirakawa; University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Tunable Sources from the Visible to Vacuum-UV based on Gas-filled Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fibers, John Travers; Max Planck Institute, Germany

Ultra-long Fibre based Random Lasers, Sergei Turitsyn; Aston University, UK

S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

Novel Fiber and Devices for Space-multiplexed Transmission, Guifang Li; Univ. of Central Florida, USA

Signal Regeneration Techniques for Advanced Modulation Formats, Francesca Parmigiani; Univ. of Southampton, UK

S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

Instantaneous Volumetric Combustion Diagnostics , Lin Ma; Virginia Tech Univ., USA

Solvent-driven Ionic Processes: Surface Adsorption and Cation-Cation Pairing, Studied by X-ray Absorption and UV-SHG Spectroscopy, Richard James Saykally; Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

S&I 14: Optical Metrology

High Sensitivity Gravity Measurement with Cold Atom Interferometry, Zhongkun Hu; Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China

Optical Atomic Clocks for a Future New Definition of the Second, Fritz Riehle; Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

S&I 15: LEDS, Photovoltaics and Energy-Efficient ("Green") Photonics

Auger Recombination in Light Emitting Materials, Emmanouil Kiopakis; Univ. of Michigan, USA

Nanowire-based LEDs and Photovoltaics, Lars Samuelson; Lund University, Sweden

QELS-Fundamental Science

FS 1: Quantum Optics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids

Building Quantum Networks with Ions in Optical Cavities, Tracy Northup; University of Innsbruck, Austria

Quantum Information and Networks with Spins in Diamond , Tim Hugo Taminiau; Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, Netherlands

FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

Atoms, Ions and Photons for Quantum Tasks: Strengths and Weaknesses, Julio Barreiro; University of California at San Diego, United States

Quantum Information Processing with Photons, Yuao Chen; Univ. of Science and Tech. of China  (USTC), China

FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

Densities of States, Dynamics and Intensity Profiles of Transmission Eigenchannels of Opaque Media , Azriel Genack; CUNY Queens College, United States

Thermal Emission Control with Surface Waves, Jean-Jacques Greffet; Institut d'Optique, France

FS 4: Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter

Observation of Floquet-Bloch States in Topological Insulators, Nuh Gedik; MIT, USA

Optoelectronics of 2D-Semicondcutors, Xiadong Xu; Univ. of Washington, USA

FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

Inducing Giant Nonreciprocal Effects in Metamolecules, Metasurfaces and Metamaterials, Andrea Alu; Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA

Optical Phenomena in Graphene/Boron Nitride Heterostructures, Feng Wang; Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

Coherent Plasmonics: Optimized for Sensing and Energy Transfer, Naomi Halas; Rice Univ., USA

Plasmonic Biosensors and their Analytical Applications, Jiri Homola; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attoscience

Lightwave Control of Plasma Mirrors, Rodrigo B. Lopez-Martens; Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, France

High Energy Ion Acceleration and Neutron Production using Relativistic Transparency in Solids , Markus Roth ; Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany