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

2016 Invited Speakers

Fundamental Science/QELS

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

    John Lawall, NIST, USA
    Symmetry Breaking in Membrane Optomechanics

  • Joerg Wrachtrup, Universität of Stuttgart, Germany
    Photon Storage and Correlation by Single Defect Spins

  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Oliver Benson, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    Establishing Quantum Hybrid Systems with Tailored Photons

  • Masato Koashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Principle and Demonstration of Quantum Key Distribution without Monitoring Disturbance

  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    Natalia Litchinitser, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Structured Light in Linear and Nonlinear Engineered Media

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

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

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

  • Ryo Shimano, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
    Ultrafast Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy of Quantum Condensates in Solids

  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

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

  • Shuang Zhang, Univ. of Birmingham, UK
    Spin Orbit Coupling of Light in Linear and Nonlinear Optics

  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ., USA
    Nanophotonic Control of Heat: New Fundamental Effects and Applications

  • Bert Hecht, Universität Würzburg, Germany
    Quantum-shot-noise-driven optical antennas

  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attosciences

    Ryan Coffee, SLAC National Accelerator Lab, USA
    Toward unifying spectroscopic function with diffractive structure using strong fields, x-rays, and electrons

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

Science & Innovations

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

    Joern Bonse, Federal Inst. for Materials Research, Germany
    Laser-induced Periodic Surface Structures (LIPSS) - A Scientific Evergreen

    Masaharu Nishikino, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
    Study on Initial Process of fs Laser Ablation Dynamics by using Soft x-ray Laser Probe

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

    Lynda Busse, US Naval Research Lab, USA
    Antireflective Surface Microstructures on Optics for Laser Applications

    Alexander Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics, Russia
    Key Technologies and Experiments of XCELS Project

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Shigehisa Arai, Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Japan
    GaInAsP/InP Membrane Lasers

    Felix Deschler, Cambridge Univ., UK
    Photophysics of Organic-inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites for Optically Pumped Lasing Structures

    Claire Gmachl, Princeton Univ., USA
    Title to be Determined

    Dan Wasserman, Univ. of Illinois, USA
    Mid-IR Lasers and LEDs Using Type I and II Materials

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Fabio Biancalana, Heriot-Watt Univ., UK
    New Developments in the Physics of Ultrashort Light Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Fibers

    Konrad Lehnert, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder JILA, USA
    Photon Efficient Electro-Optic Conversion via a Micromechanical Oscillator

    Marko Loncar, Harvard Univ., USA
    Diamond Nonlinear Photonics

    Dario Polli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Broadband Stimulated Raman Scattering with Fourier-transform Detection

    S&I 5: Terahertz Technologies and Applications

    Tyler Cocker, Univ. of Regensburg, Germany
    Taking sub-cycle THz nanoscopy to the Limits

    Michael  Johnston, Univ. of Oxford, UK
    Understanding Charge Dynamics in Perovskite Semiconductors using Non-contact THz Probes

    Jaime Gomez Rivas, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER); Eindhoven Univ. of Tech, The Netherlands, Netherlands
    Photo-generated THz Resonances and Surfaces Waves

    Miriam Vitiello, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
    Efficient Room-tempareture Terahertz Nano-detectors based on Novel 2D Materials

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

    Mitsuru Takenaka, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
    Si/III-V CMOS photonics for low-power electronic-photonic integrated circuits on Si platform

    Xiaomu Wang, Yale Univ., USA
    Optical Properties of Black Phosphorus and its Analogues

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

    Yanne Chembo, FEMTO-ST Inst., France
    WGM Resonators as Universal Nonlinear Scattering Platforms

    Tal Ellenbogen, Tel-Aviv Univ., Israel
    Shaping Light with Nonlinear Metasurfaces

    Shinji Matsuo, NTT Device Technology Lab, Japan
    Heterogeneously Integrated Photonic Crystal Laser on Si

    Thomas Mueller, Vienna Univ. of Tech., Austria
    Optoelectronics with Two-dimensional Atomic Crystals

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

    Mamoru Endo, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
    Multi-GHz Mode-Locked Lasers and Comb-Resolved Spectroscopy

    Bruno Schmidt, few-cycle Inc., Canada
    Towards all Yb based, High Repetition Rate FOPA Systems

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

    Ali Adibi, Georgia Inst. of Tech., USA
    Hybrid CMOS-compatible Material and Device Platform for Integrated Nanophotonics

    S. J. Ben Yoo, Univ. of California Davis, USA
    3D Integrated Photonic Technologies for Future Functional Microsystems

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Jessica Houston, New Mexico State Univ., USA
    Time-resolved Flow Cytometry using Frequency Domain as well as Hybrid Time-domain Approaches

    Laura Waller, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
    Computational Microscopy with Large Datasets

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    W. Andrew Clarkson, Univ. of Southampton, UK
    High Power Fiber Lasers with Radially and Azimuthally Polarized Output Beams

    Peter Krummrich, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany
    Design of Efficient Few Mode Optical Amplifiers for Fiber Capacity Increase

    Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering, LLC, USA
    Biomedical Fiber Optic Sensors & Applications

    Yasutake Ohishi, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
    Soft Glass Optical Fibers for Nonlinear Applications

    David Ottaway, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
    Erbium-doped Mid-Infrared Fiber Lasers

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    John Downie, Corning Inc., USA
    Quasi-single-mode Transmission for Long-haul and Submarine Optical Communications

    Mariia Sorokina, Aston Univ., UK
    Shannon Capacity of Nonlinear Communication Channels

    S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Frans J. Harren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Laser based Spectroscopic Sensing for Biological and Medical Applications

    Gerard Wysocki, Princeton Univ., USA
    Broadband, High-resolution Quantum Cascade Laser Multi-heterodyne Spectroscopy for In-situ and Remote Chemical Detection

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Richard Savage, LIGO Hanford Observatory, USA
    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory at the Beginning of a New Era in Astronomy

    Nicolas Treps, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
    Modal Analysis of an Ultrafast Frequency Comb: Application to Laser Dynamics and Quantum Metrology

Applications & Technology

  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Florescent Nanodiamonds for Biomedical Applications

  • Michael Choma, Yale Univ., USA
    Towards All-Optical Quantification of Ciliary Physiology

  • Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
    Development of a Pediatric Vision Screening Device for Remote Assessment of Binocular Fixation and Focus using Birefringence Properties of the Eye

  • Michael Jenkins, Case Western Reserve Univ., USA
    Infrared Control

  • Dayong Jin, Macquarie Univ., Australia
    Controlling Upconversion Nanocrystals for Emerging Nanophotonic and Biophotonic Applications

  • Woonggyu Jung, Ulsan National Inst of Science & Technology, Korea
    Large-scale Brain Imaging using Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Pablo Loza-Alvarez, ICFO - Inst. of Photonic Sciences, Spain
    Light Sheet Microscopy with wavefront coding for fast volumetric imaging of biological samples

  • Yujie Sun, Peking Univ., China
    Developing New Tools and Probes to Visualize Chromatin Dynamics

  • Kai Wang, HHMI Janelia Farms Research Campus, USA
    in vivo brain imaging with adaptive optical microscope

  • A&T 2: Industrial Applications

    Daniel Creeden, BAE Systems, USA
    High Power Mid-Infrared Laser Sources

  • Marc Fischer, nanoplus GmbH, Germany
    Interband Cascade Lasers in the MIR for Sensing Applications

  • Michael Helmbrecht, Iris AO, USA
    Mems-based Deformable Mirrors in Industrial Laser Systems

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

    William Challener, GE Global Research, USA
    Gas Sensing with Hollow Core Fiber for Leak Detection and Localization

  • Kevin Douglass, NIST, USA
    Precision Spectroscopy to Enable Traceable Dynamic Measurements of Pressure

  • David Michael Giltner, Zolo Technologies, Inc., USA
    Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) for Industrial Combustion Monitoring and Optimization

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

    Harry Atwater, California Inst. of Tech., USA
    Design for High Efficiency Full Spectrum Photovoltaics

  • Ian Coddington, NIST, USA
    Frequency Comb Measurement Through Turbulent Paths

  • Volker Ebert, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
    Absolute High-Speed Laser Hygrometry: From Aircraft Applications to Primary Validation

  • Waqidi Falicoff, LPI, USA
    Freeform and Thin-Film Optics for a 45% Conversion Efficiency Photovoltaic Concentrator

  • Dayle McDermitt, LICOR, USA
    Use of a Laser-Based Open Path Instrument to Provide Continuous Long-Term Measurements of Methane Emissions from Two Landfills

  • Carlos Molpeceres, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
    Laser based Processes for Product Customization in Building Integrated Photovoltaics

  • Daniel Wasserman, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA
    Mid-IR Lasers and LEDs Using Type I and II Materials

  • Emily Wilson Steel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
    A Low-Cost Miniaturized Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (Mini-LHR) for Near-IR measurements of CO2 and CH4 in the Atmospheric Column

  • Azer Yalin, Colorado State Univ., USA
    Open-Path Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Sensors for Atmospheric Measurements

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