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

2017 Tutorial Speakers

Fundamental Science/QELS

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

    Matthew Sellars, Australian National University, Australia
    Introduction to the Spectroscopy of Rare-Earth Doped Crystals for Quantum Communications

  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Jeremy O'Brien, University of Bristol, UK
    Photonic Quantum Computing

  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Parity-time symmetry in metamaterials and metasurfaces

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

    Hrvoje Petek, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Ultrafast Microscopy of Electronic Excitations in Nanostructured Materials

  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
    Chip-Based Microresonator Combs

  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Romain Quidant, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
    Putting Nanophotonics to Work

  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attosciences

    Anne L'Huillier, Lund University, Sweden
    Versatile Sources of High-order Harmonics for Multiple Applications

Science & Innovations

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

    Pere Serra, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Laser Printing of Functional Materials

    S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    Katarina Svanberg, Lund Laser Centre, Sweden
    Applications of Laser Spectroscopy to Meet Challenges in Medicine

    S&I 11: Fiber Photonics

    Markus Schmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
    Nanowire-based Hybrid Optical Fibers: A Platform for Nonlinear Light Generation, Nanoscale Plasmonics and Single Nanoobject Detection

    S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Hamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc., USA
    Introduction to Free Space Laser Communications

    S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Kaoru Minoshima, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
    Optical Frequency Comb Applications beyond Frequency Metrology

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

    Irina Sorokina, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway
    Mid-IR Ultrafast Laser Technology for Science and Industry

    S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, USA
    Broadband, Tunable, and Monolithic Quantum Cascade Lasers

    S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Femtosecond 2D spectroscopy of nanomaterials and photovoltaics

    S&I 5: Terahertz Technologies and Applications

    Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Time-domain Quantum Electrodynamics

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

    John Rogers, University of Illinois, USA
    Recent Advances in Flexible/Stretchable Optoelectronics: From Next-Generation Displays to Skin-Mounted Wearables

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

    Masaya Notomi, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
    Integrated Nanophotonics for Optical Computation

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

    Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford, UK
    Beyond the Fringe: Interferometry for Ultrafast Optics

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

    Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia, Canada
    From Concept to a Working Silicon Photonic Chip

Applications & Technology

  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    Philip Sabes, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Title to be Determined

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

    Eli Yablonovitch, University of California Berkeley, USA
    Photovoltaics as a Branch of Opto-electronics:Solar Cells, Heat Engines, Electroluminescent Refrigerators

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