Invited Speakers

Fundamental Science/QELS

  • FS 1: Quantum Optics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids

    Ronald Walsworth, Harvard Univ., USA
    Nanoscale Magnetic Imaging using Diamond

  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Antonio Acin, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
    Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution

  • Julio Barreiro, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
    A Fermionic Quantum Computer: Fine Control of Individual Fermions

  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

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

  • Douglas Stone, Yale Univ., USA
    Coherent Perfect Absorbers and Coherent Control of Absorption

  • FS 4: Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter

    Adrian Cavalieri, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
    Attosecond Sources for Time-Bandwidth Balanced Spectroscopy

  • Kin Mak, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
    Manipulating the Valley Pseudospin in MoS2 Transistors

  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    Stephane Coen, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
    Temporal Cavity Solitons: From Fiber Resonators to Microresonators

  • Yuri Kivshar, Australian National Univ., Australia
    Nonlinear Effects Driven by Optically-induced Magnetic Response

  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Dmitri Basov, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
    Nano-photonic Phenomena in Atomically Thin van der Waals Crystals

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

  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attosciences

    Oren Cohen, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    Bright High Harmonics with Tunable Polarization

  • Omar Hurricane, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Getting Beyond Unity Fusion Fuel Gain in an Inertially Confined Fusion Implosion

Science & Innovations

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

    Cyril Hnatovsky, Australian National Univ., Australia
    Materials Processing based on Unconventional Femtosecond Laser Beams

    Yi Liu, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, France
    Optical Aspect of Ultrafast Laser Ablation on Transparent Dielectrics: Ciliary White Light

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

    John Collier, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
    Scaling Optical Parametric Amplification to High Energy High Average Power

    Alan Fry, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
    Laser Technologies and Challenges for XFEL Beamlines

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Raffaele Colombelli, Universite Paris Sud and CNRS, France
    Perspectives for Intersubband Polariton Lasers and Bose-Einstein Condensation of Intersubband Polaritons

    Gadi Eisenstein, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    Quantum Coherent Interactions in Room Temperature InAs/InP Quantum Dot Amplifiers

    Yong-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea
    Nanophotonics and Nanolasers

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Aleksandr Aleksandrovsky, L.V.Kirensky Institute of Physics, Russia
    Nonlinear Optical Processes and DUV Generation in Random Domain Structures of SBO

    Giuseppe Leo, Universite Paris-Diderot Paris VII, France
    AlGaAs Guided-Wave Optical Parametric Oscillator: Results and Perspectives

    Espen Lippert, Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt, Norway
    High Power and High Energy Infrared Parametric Sources

    Dmitry Strekalov, Jet Propulsion Lab, USA
    Nonlinear and Quantum Optics with Whispering Gallery Resonators

    S&I 5: Terahertz Technologies and Applications

    Jure Demsar, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Germany
    Probing Superconducting Gap Dynamics with THz Pulses

    Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto Univ., Japan
    Terahertz Nonlinear Magnetic Response in in Antiferromagnets

    Alessandro Tredicucci, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Coherent Absorption Control in Polaritonic Systems

    S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication, and Characterization

    Jonathan  Finley, Walter Schottky Institute, Germany
    Title to be Determined

    Delphine Marris-Morini, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, France
    Optical Interconnects based on Ge/SiGe Multiple Quantum Well Structures

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

    Keren Bergman, Columbia Univ., USA
    Integrated Hardware-Software Implementation of Silicon Photonic Interconnected Computing System

    Nader Engheta, Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
    Nanophotonic Metastructures: Functionality at the Extreme

    A. Mark Fox, Univ. of Sheffield, UK
    Integrated Photonic Devices with Single Quantum Dots

    Philip Russell, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    Optomechanical Nonlinearities in Microstructured Optical Fibers

    Fengnian Xia, Yale Univ., USA
    Two-Dimensional Material Nanophotonics

    S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics, Optoelectronics, and Applications

    Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, Germany
    Laser Acceleration of Non-relativistic Electrons at Dielectric Structures: Status and Outlook

    Robert Levis, Temple Univ., USA
    Filament-Based Impulsive Raman Excitation of Vibrational and Rotational Modes of Polyatomic Molecules

    Tim Paasch-Colberg, TOPTICA Photonics, Germany
    Solid State Light Field Sampling and Light Phase Detection

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

    Minghua Chen, Tsinghua Univ., China
    Silicon-photonics-based Signal Processing for Microwave Photonic Frontends

    Shayan Mookherjea, Univ. of California San Diego, USA
    Nonlinear Integrated Optoelectronics

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Nils Kronenberg, Univ. of St. Andrews, UK
    Micro-Cavity based Force Sensors - A Novel and Simple Interferometric Tool for Cell-Mechanical Investigations

    Giuliano Scarcelli , Harvard Medical School, USA
    Brilluoin Microscopy for Tissue and Cell Biomechanics

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    Ayman Abouraddy, Univ. of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    Multimaterial Chalcogenide Fibers and Devices for the Mid-IR

    Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
    Astrophotonics: The Future of Astronomical Instrumentation

    Jungwon Kim, Korea Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech., South Korea
    Ultralow-jitter Mode-locked Fiber Lasers and their Applications

    Patrick Windpassinger, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Germany
    Towards Nonlinear Optics with Cold Rydberg Atoms Inside a Hollow Core Fiber

    Andrew Yablon, Interfiber Analysis, USA
    Novel Technologies for High Precision Characterization of Fibers

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Takayuki Mizuno, NTT Network Innovation Lab, Japan
    Dense Space Division Multiplexed Transmission Technology

    Tiejun Xia, Verizon Communications Inc, USA
    High Speed and High Capacity Optical Transport Network Technology

    S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Bernhard Lendl, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
    Mid-IR Quantum Cascade Lasers as an Enabling Technology for Analytical Chemistry

    Frank Vollmer, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    Single Nucleic Acid Interactions monitored with Optical Microcavity Biosensors

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Kjeld Eikema, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Ramsey-comb Spectroscopy: Power and Precision Combined

    Hidetoshi Katori, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
    Frequency Comparisons of Sr, Yb, and Hg based Optical Lattice Clocks and their Application

Applications & Technology

  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    Stephen Boppart, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Finding Bugs in your Ear: Clinical Imaging of Middle-ear Infections and Biofilms using OCT

  • Robert  Campbell, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
    Engineering the next Generation of Optogenetic Reporters to Illuminate Neuronal Activity

  • Audrey Ellerbee, Stanford Univ., USA
    Title to be Determined

  • Nam Seong Kim, Lutronic, Inc, South Korea
    Medical Laser Market Overview and Optical Insights on the Laser-tissue Treatments using multiple Wavelengths in Single Medical Laser Equipment

  • Do-Hyun Kim, Food and Drug Administration, USA
    Multi-spectral Imaging for Determining End-point of Photo-thermal Damage on Tissue

  • Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Blood Coagulation Sensing at the Point of Care

  • Mark Schnitzer, Stanford Univ., USA
    Title to be Determined

  • Shy Shoham, Technion Israel Institute of Tech., Israel
    Photonic Interfacing with Large Scale Natural and Bioengineered Neuronal Networks

  • Yuankai Tao, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA
    Integrative Advances for OCT-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery and Intraoperative OCT

  • Ping Xue, Tsinghua Univ., China
    The Ultimate Road to Real Time 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

  • Yoshiaki Yasuno, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
    Quantitative Imaging of Tissue Polarization Property by Jones Matrix Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Seok-Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical School, USA
    The Cell Laser

  • A&T 2: Industrial Applications

    Ilya Bezel, KLA-Tencor Corp, USA
    High Power Laser-Sustained Plasma Lightsources for KLA-Tencor Broadband Inspection Tools

  • Mark Dugan, Translume, USA
    Microfabrication of Ion Trap Platforms with Integrated Optics and Three-dimensional Electrodes

  • Lukas Emmenegger, EMPA, Switzerland
    MIR Spectroscopy beyond Trace Levels - Environmental and Industrial Applications

  • Akira Endo, HiLase Center, Czech Republic
    Status and Potential of Laser based EUV Sources

  • Peter Herman, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
    Laser Processing of Optofluidic Devices for Lab-on-a-chip and Lab-in-fiber

  • Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics Corp, USA
    Lasers in the 2um SWIR spectral regime and their Applications

  • Seung-Woo Kim, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea
    Advanced optical distance measurements using femtosecond laser pulses.

  • Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    Ultrashort Pulse Lasers for Precise Processing: Results of a Recent German Research Initiative

  • Rainer Paetzel, Coherent GmbH, Germany
    Excimer Laser Annealing for LTPS on Large Substrates

  • Dimitrij Walter, MANZ, Germany
    Industrial Processing of Various Materials using Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Sources

  • A&T 3: Photonic Instrumentation & Techniques for Metrology & Industrial Process

    Christopher Chunnilall, NPL, UK
    Metrology for Quantum Communications

  • William Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc., USA
    Diode Laser Spectroscopy based Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying: Linking Measurements to Critical Process Parameters

  • Mark Witinski, EOS Photonics, USA
    Monolithic Quantum Cascade Laser Arrays for Broadband Portable Infrared Spectroscopy

  • A&T 4: Laser & Photonics Applications for Energy & Environment

    Roger Angel, Univ. of Arizona, USA
    High Concentration Solar Photovoltaic Systems using Glass Dish Collectors

  • Ronald Cohen, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
    Observing and Understanding How NO2 Controls the Chemistry of the Atmosphere

  • Peter Kozodoy, Glint Photonics, Inc., USA
    Self-Tracking Solar Concentrator Optics

  • Roland Winston, Univ. of California Merced, USA
    Title to be Determined