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

Invited Speakers

Science & Innovations

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

    Nadezhda Bulgakova, HiLASE, Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech Republic
    Impacts of spatio-temporal Coupling in Ultrashort Laser Pulses on Laser Energy Absorption by Transparent Dielectrics in Bulk Modification Regimes

    Ci-Ling Pan, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Laser Ablation by Femtosecond Synthesized Waveforms

    Jeffrey Warrender, US Army, ARDEC RDECOM, USA
    Laser Hyperdoping Silicon for Infrared Optoelectronics

    Stephen Gray, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    Light-Matter Interactions in Hybrid Plasmonic Systems

    S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    Martin Divoky, Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech Republic
    Status and Development of High Average Power Lasers at HiLASE

    Aurelie Jullien, INLN - CNRS-Uns, France
    High-resolution Hyperspectral Imaging Based on Liquid Crystal Cells

    Christian Kraenkel, Center for Laser-Materials at the IKZ, Germany
    Novel Solid-state Laser Materials

    Chang Hee Nam, Gwangju Inst of Science & Technology, South Korea
    Performance of the 20fs, 4PW Ti:Sapphire laser at CoReLS

    Peter Veitch, University of Adelaide, Australia
    Hartmann Wavefront Sensors for Advanced LIGO

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Dan Botez, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    High-Power, High-Efficiency Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

    Eric Tournie, IES Université Montpellier 2, France
    Mid-IR Optoelectronic Devices (lasers and photodetectors) Epitaxially Grown on Silicon

    Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA
    Optimized Photonics: from on Chip Nonclassical Light Sources to Circuits

    Ralf Meyer , Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Recent Progress in GaSb-based VCSELs with Emission Wavelengths up to 4 µm

    Hiroshi  Nakajima , Sony Corp , Japan
    Recent Progresses in GaN-based Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers having dielectric Distributed Bragg Reflectors

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Solitons, Patterns, and Frequency Combs in Passive Nonlinear Resonators

    Christoph Marquardt, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    Generation of Quantum States in Nonlinear Whispering Gallery Resonators

    Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada
    Chalcogenide-based Devices for Waveguided Photonics in the Mid-infrared

    Konstantin Vodopyanov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    Optical Parametric Oscillation in a Random Polycrystalline χ(2) Medium

    Stefan Wabnitz, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
    Nonlinear Multimode Fiber Optics

    S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    Junichiro Kono, Rice University, USA
    Terahertz Strong-Field Physics without a Strong Field

    Andrea Markelz, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    Terahertz Light Fingerprints Biomolecular Dynamics

    Ben Ofori-Okai, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
    Developments and Applications of Single-shot Terahertz Spectroscopy

    Kaushik Sengupta, Princeton University, USA
    Chip-scale Silicon-based Programmable THz Systems

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

    Noel Giebink, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Toward Hybrid Organic-inorganic Perovskite Diode Lasers

    Jiansheng Jie, Soochow University, China
    Patterning of Organic Micro/Nano-crystals for High-Performance Optoelectronic

    Jifeng Liu, Dartmouth College, USA
    Epitaxy-free Direct Bandgap GeSn Materials and Devices for Facile 3D Photonic Integration

    Huiyun Liu, University College London, UK
    High-performance III-V Quantum-dot Laser Diodes Monolithically Grown on Silicon

    Milos Nedeljkovic, University of Southampton, UK
    Silicon and Germanium Based Waveguide Platforms for the Long Wave Infrared

    Dries VanThourhout, IMEC, Belgium
    New Materials for Silicon Photonics

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

    Yannick Dumeige, ENSSAT, France
    Physics and Applications of Active High-Q Microcavities

    Laurens Kuipers, FOM Inst for Atomic & Molecular Physics, Netherlands
    Nanoscale Optical Field Topology, from Fascination to Application

    Chaoyang Lu, Univ of Science and Technology of China, China
    Toward Demonstrating Quantum Computational Supremacy Using Single Photons

    Kresten  Yvind, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    InP Membrane Photonic Crystal Fano Devices

    Rajeev Jagga Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    CMOS Photonic Circuits for Trapped Ion Quantum Computing and Molecular Sensing

    Mark Thompson, University of Bristol, UK
    Scaling Quantum Photonic Technologies

    Chee Wei Wong, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Measurements of Thermodynamical Noise and Drift in Mesoscale Cavities with Quality Factors in Excess of 1 Billion

    Milos Popovic, Boston University, UNITED STATES
    Thin Film Silicon Photonics Monolithically Integrated by Deposition on Front-end Advanced CMOS

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

    Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
    Ultra-short Optical Pulses for Coherent Ultra-wide Band RF Signal Sampling

    Moti Fridman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Temporal Imaging in Three Dimensions

    Patrick Georges, Institut d'Optique, France
    High Power Femtosecond Amplifiers Based on Yb Doped Single Crystal Fibers

    Thomas Südmeyer, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Frontiers in Ultrafast Thin Disk Laser Oscillators

    Andrius Baltuška, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
    Isolated Pulse Parametric Frequency Conversion under Burst-Mode Pumping

    S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    John Bowers, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    Quantum Dot Photonic Integrated Circuits on Silicon

    Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada, Canada
    Subwavelength Engineered Metamaterial Devices for Integrated Photonics

    Po Dong, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Commercializing Silicon Microring Resonators: Technical Challenges and Potential Solutions

    Mohammad Soltani, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
    III-Nitride Integrated Photonics: Prospects and Challenges

    Alex Tait, Princeton University, USA
    Neuromorphic Silicon Photonics

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Alexandre Brolo, University of Victoria, CANADA
    Optofluidic Platforms for Applications in Cancer Research

    Raluca Niesner, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, GERMANY
    Longitudinal Intravital Multi-photon Imaging of the Femoral Marrow Based on an Implanted GRIN Microendoscope

    Pei-Yu Chiou , UCLA , USA
    Light Controled Cellular Surgery and Delivery

    David  Erickson, Cornell University, USA
    New Approaches to Diagnostic Systems for Nutrition and Infectious Diseases

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    Ole Bang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    MId-IR Supercontinuum Sources Using Double Cascading

    Sophie LaRochelle, Universite Laval, Canada
    Optical Fiber Designs for MIMO-less Space Division Multiplexing

    Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, UK
    Towards in-fiber Silicon Photonics

    Peter Rakich, Yale University, USA
    Brillouin-based Optomechanics

    Misha Sumetsky, Aston University, UK
    SNAP: Subangstrom Precise and Ultralow Loss Nanophotonic Platform

    Yoshiaki Tamura, Sumitomo Electric Industry, Japan
    Ultra-low Loss Silica Core Fiber for Long Haul Transmission

    Wolfgang Hänsel, Menlo Systems GmbH, GERMANY
    Precision Measurements with Ultra-low-noise Frequency Combs

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Erik Agrell, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
    Modulation and Detection for Multicore Superchannels with Correlated Phase Noise

    Nicolas Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Multimode and Coupled Core Amplifiers for Space-division Multiplexed Communications

    Motoharu Matsuura, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
    Optically-powered Radio-over-fiber Systems

    Vincent Urick, DARPA, USA
    Photonics at DARPA: Past, Present and Future

    Darko Zibar, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    The Benefits of Machine Learning in Photonics: from Components Characterization to System Design

    Antonio Mecozzi, University of L'Aquila, ITALY
    A Coherent Receiver Based on Phase Retrieval: the Kramers Kronig Receiver

    S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Hope Michelsen, Sandia National Labs, USA
    Probing Soot Formation and Chemical Evolution During Combustion

    Bahram Jalali, University of California Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
    Deep Learning Microscope

    Nicolas Le Thomas, Ghent University, BELGIUM
    Thermo-refractive Noise at High Frequency: Beyond the Conventional Model

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Katja  Beha, Menlo Systems, Germany
    Length,Time, and Frequency Metrology with Dual Frequency Combs

    Christian Lisdat, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
    Portable Optical Lattice Clocks

    Andre Luiten, University of Adelaide, Australia
    Spectroscopic Determination of Absolute Temperature

    Takeshi Yasui, Tokushima University, Japan
    Dual THz Comb Spectroscopy

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