Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

2017 Invited Speakers

Fundamental Science/QELS

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

    Ilja Gerhardt, Max Planck Inst for Solid State Research, Germany
    Single Photons from Single Molecules:Hong-Ou-Mandel Experiments and Beyond

  • Simon Gröblacher, University of Vienna, Austria
    Quantum Information Processing with Optomechanical Resonators

  • Benjamin Lev, Stanford University, USA
    Quantum Many-body Physics with Multimode Cavity QED

  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Shengwang Du, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
    Entangling Narrowband Photon Pairs

  • Claude Fabre, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
    Gaussian and non-Gaussian Highly Multimode Quantum Light

  • Hoi-Kwong Lo, University of Toronto, Canada
    Battling with Quantum Hackers.

  • Sae Woo Nam, NIST, USA
    Superconducting Single Photon Detector Science and Engineering

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

  • Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn, Germany
    Quantum Communication with Temporal Modes of Pulsed Light

  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA
    Oxides and nitrides for nanophotonics and energy applications

  • Alexander Khanikaev, City College of New York, USA
    Photonic Topological Insulators in Two and Three Dimensions

  • Viktor Podolskiy, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
    Engineering Optical Density of States with Nonlocal Metamaterials

  • Sebastien Popoff, Telecom-Paristech, France
    Wavefront Shaping in Complex Media: From the Compensation to the Harnessing of Disorder

  • Anatoly Zayats, King's College London, UK
    Nonlinear Optics of Plasmonic Metamaterials

  • Xiang Zhang, University of California Berkeley, USA
    Title to be Determined

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

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

  • Alexander Tartakovskii, University of Sheffield, UK
    Exciton-Polaritons in Atomically Thin Semiconductors and their Heterostructures

  • Bernhard Urbaszek, Institut National Polytechnique Toulouse, France
    Exciton Spectroscopy in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Van der Waals Heterostructures

  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    Govind Agrawal, University of Rochester, USA
    Temporal Waveguiding of Optical Pulses

  • Marcello Ferrera, Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Engineered Nonlinearities in Transparent Conducting Oxides

  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Martin Aeschlimann, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Plasmonics at the Space-Time Limit

  • Ritesh Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Novel Classical and Quantum Photonic Devices by Manipulating Light-matter Interactions in One and Two-Dimensional Systems

  • Yannick De Wilde, Langevin Institute, France
    Near-field Studies of Thermal Radiation and Local Density of States

  • Thomas Klar, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
    Strangely Shaped Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Luminescence

  • Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Light Vapor Interactions on a Chip

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

  • Domenico Pacifici, Brown University, USA
    The Role of Coherence in Plasmonic Interferometry

  • Arno Rauschenbeutel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Chiral Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics

  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attosciences

    Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Multidimensional Attosecond Spectroscopy

  • Xiaoming Ren, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    53-Attosecond X-ray Pulses Glancing Through the Water Window

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