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

2017 Invited Speakers

Science & Innovations

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

    Olivier Uteza, LP3-CNRS-AMU, France
    Exploring Energy Deposition of Ultrashort Lasers at the Surface of Dielectrics at the Femtosecond Scale

    Kazuhiro Yabana, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    First-Principles Description for Initial Stage of Femtosecond Laser Processing

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Mark Hutchinson, University of Adelaide, 
    The Importance of Knowing You are Sick: Biophotonics For The 'Other' Brain

    Heidi Ottevaere, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Optofluidic Chips for Raman Spectroscopy and Optical Trapping

    Juergen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
    Biophotonics - A Powerful Tool for Non-invasive and Labelfree Cell- and Tissue Screening

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    Guoqing Chang, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, Germany
    Advanced Ultrafast Laser Sources Harnessing Fiber-optic Nonlinearities

    Marcus Cicerone, NIST, USA
    Broadband Coherent Raman Imaging - Method Development and Application to Tissue Imaging

    Darren Hudson, Macquarie University, Australia
    Ultrafast Fiber Lasers in the Mid-IR Water Vapor Window

    Naoya Kuse, IMRA America Inc, USA
    Ultra-low Noise Robust Er Fiber-based Optical Frequency Combs with a Graphene Modulator

    Christian Petersen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
    Improved Mid-IR Supercontinuum Power Generation by Tapering Chalcogenide Photonic Crystal Fibers

    Benjamin Pulford, Air Force Research Lab, USA
    High Power Narrow Linewidth Microstructured Fiber Amplifiers

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Cristian Antonelli, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
    Nonlinear Propagation in Fibers for Space Division Multiplexing

    David Caplan, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, USA
    Next-generation Free-space Optical Transceivers for High-capacity Space-based Communications

    Michael  Hochberg, Coriant Advanced Technology, USA
    Emerging Opportunities in Silicon Photonics

    Ming-Jun Li, Corning Incorporated, USA
    Novel Optical Fibers for Space Division Multiplexed Transmission Systems in Data Centers

    Maurice O'Sullivan, Ciena Corporation, Canada
    Recent Progress of Digital Coherent Optical Communication Systems

    S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Jonathan Frank, Sandia National Labs, USA
    Probing the Spatial and Temporal Structure of Turbulent Combustion with Tomographic PIV and High-speed Imaging

    Nick Glumac, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Optical Absorption Spectroscopy in Optically Dense Detonation Products

    Hans-Peter Loock, Queen's University - Chemistry, Canada
    Waveguide Cavities for Sensing of Chemicals and Strain

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Jean-Daniel Deschênes, Universite Laval, Canada
    Digital Control and Processing of Optical Frequency Combs for Precision Measurement

    Thomas Legero, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
    1.5 µm Lasers with sub 10 mHz Linewidth

    Piotr Maslowski, Instytut Fizyki UMK, Poland
    Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy for Gas Metrology and Trace Gas Detection

    Thilo Schuldt, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
    Optical Frequency References for Space

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

    Nathalie Blanchot, CEA Cesta, France
    Overview of the 1.15 PW PETAL Laser in the LMJ Facility

    Erhard Gaul, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    High Energy, High Repetition Rate Nd:Glass Laser Technology

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Takashi Asano, Kyoto University, Japan
    Narrowband Thermal Emitters based on Photonic Crystals

    Kent Choquette, University of Illinois, USA
    Outlooks and Applications of Optically Coupled Microcavity Laser Arrays

    Russell Dupuis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Growth and Characterization of III-N Ultraviolet Lasers and Avalanche Photodiodes by MOCVD

    Tze Chien Sum, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Halide Perovskite Lasers

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Antoine Godard, ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, France
    Optical Parametric Sources for Atmospheric Sensing

    Scott Papp, NIST, USA
    Nonlinear Resonators and Waveguides for Frequency Metrology

    Nathalie Picque, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
    Nonlinear Optical Technologies for Frequency Comb Generation and Comb-based Molecular Sensing.

    Alejandro Rodriguez, Princeton University, USA
    Cavity-enhanced Second-harmonic Generation via Nonlinear-overlap Optimization

    Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
    Large Aperture Quasi-phase Matched Nonlinear Material for Functional Power Lasers

    Hong Tang, Yale University, USA
    Nonlinear optical frequency conversion in Aluminum Nitride photonic circuits

    S&I 5: Terahertz Technologies and Applications

    Richard Averitt, University of California San Diego, USA
    Dynamics, Control, and Metastability in Correlated Oxides

    David Burghoff, MIT, USA
    Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Frequency Combs

    David Cooke, McGill University, Canada
    Ultrafast Photophysics of Single Crystal Metal-organic Halide Perovskites Measured by Transient Multi-THz Spectroscopy

    Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University, Japan
    Injection-seeded THz Parametric Generator/amplifier

    Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University, Japan
    THz Wireless Communications

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

    Nathalie de Leon, Princeton University, USA
    New Color Centers in Diamond for Long Distance Quantum Communication

    Yeshaiahu Fainman, University of California San Diego, USA
    Effects of Dielectric Cladding on Si Nanophotonics

    Andrei Faraon, Caltech, USA
    Quantum Nano-photonic Devices based on Rare-earth Ions

    Harald Giessen, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
    3D Printed High-Performance Functional Micro-Optics

    Tony Heinz, Stanford University, USA
    Optical Properties of Atomically Thin Two-dimensional Materials

    Zhipei Sun, Aalto Yliopisto, Finland
    Nanoscale Nonlinear Optics with Low-dimensional Nanomaterials

    Martin Wegener, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
    3D Laser Printing for Photonics: Recent Progress

    Zongfu Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Light Management in Novel Optical Materials

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

    Christoph Becher, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    Coherent Control and Photonic Interfacing of Color Centers in Diamond

    Oskar Painter, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Title to be Determined

    Ming C. Wu, University of California Berkeley, USA
    High-Radix Silicon Photonic Switches

    Lan Yang, Washington University in St Louis, USA
    Whispering Gallery Micro-Cavities for Functional Devices

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

    Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan, USA
    Coherent Pulse Stacking Amplification – Extending Chirped Pulse Amplification by Orders of Magnitude

    Igor Jovanovic, University of Michigan, USA
    Scaling Mid-Infrared Ultrafast Parametric Sources to High Peak and Average Power

    Clara Saraceno, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
    Ultrafast Thin-disk Lasers: Trends and Perspectives

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

    Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA
    Photonic gauge potential and synthetic dimension with integrated photonics platforms

    Fabio Sciarrino, Univ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
    Implementation and verification of boson sampling with integrated photonics

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