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

Tutorial Speakers

Fundamental Science/QELS

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

    Peter Lodahl, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Chiral Quantum Optics
  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
    Large Scale Quantum Simulations Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices
  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    Stefan Rotter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
    Wave Engineering in Complex Media
  • FS 4: Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter

    Rupert Huber, Universität Regensburg, Germany
    Controlling Electronic Quantum Motion on Subcycle and Atomic Scales
  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    Moti Segev, Technion, Israel
    Topological Photonics
  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA
    Nanophotonic Control of Thermal Radiation for Energy Applications
  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attoscience

    Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa, Canada
    High Harmonics from Solids and Gases

Science & Innovations

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

    Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
    Creation of Structured Materials with Optical Vortices

    S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    Peter Moulton, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, USA
    Current State of the Art in High-power Ultrafast Lasers

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Thomas Wunderer, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
    III-Nitride Lasers – Challenges and Approaches to Expand the Emission Wavelength into the UV

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Elsa  Garmire, Dartmouth College, USA
    Stimulated Brillouin Scattering: Then and Now

    S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    Leif Oxenlowe, DTU Fotonik, DENMARK
    Gigabit THz Communication

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

    Harish Bhaskaran, University of Oxford, 
    Phase Change Photonics for Neuromorphic Computing and Information Displays

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

    Mikhail  Lukin, Harvard University , UNITED STATES
    Recent Advances in Quantum Information Science Using Quantum Optical Systems

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

    Franz X.  Kärtner, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), and University of Hamburg, GERMANY
    Terahertz Driven Accelerators and X-ray Sources

    S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    Alan Willner, University of Southern California, UNITED STATES
    Advances in Components and Integrated Devices for OAM-Based Systems

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Dennis Matthews, University of California Davis, USA
    Case Studies in Bringing Biophotonics Devices from Concept to Medical Product

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA
    Multimode Nonlinear Fiber Optics: New perspectives, Opportunities & Challenges

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Peter Winzer, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Capacity Scaling Disparities in Optical Networks – and How to Resolve Them

    S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Marcus L.E. Alden, Lunds Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
    Development and Application of Laser Diagnostic Techniques for Combustion Studies

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    William  Loh, MIT-Lincoln Labs, USA
    Synthesizing Ultrastable Radio Waves from Light

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