• Technical Conference: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

Invited Speakers

Select a track:

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

    • Hanna Le Jeannic
      Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
      Few-photon Scattering Induced by a Single Quantum Emitter Embedded in a Waveguide
    • Kihwan Kim
      Tsinghua University, China
      Tomography of Quantum States in a Phonon Network of Trapped Ions
  • FS 2: Quantum Information and Communication

    • Chaoyang Lu
      Univ of Science and Technology of China, China
      Quantum Computational Advantage Using Photons
    • Stefanie Barz
      Stuttgart University, Germany
      Quantum Correlations: Communication and Computation with Photonic Systems
    • Timothy Ralph
      University of Queensland, Australia
      Noiseless Linear Amplification of Multi-photon States
  • FS 3: Quantum Photonics

    • Rose Ahlefeldt
      Australian National University, Australia
      Microwave to Optical Frequency Conversion Using Rare Earth Crystals
    • Sara Ducci
      Université de Paris, FRANCE
      Quantum State Engineering and Quantum Communications with AlGaAs Chips
    • Sophia Economou
      Virginia Tech, USA
      Spin-photon Interfaces for Quantum Networks
  • FS 4: Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter

    • Inna Vishik
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Joshua Lui
      UC Riverside
      Optical Spectroscopy of Excitonic States in Two-dimensional Semiconductors and Heterostructures
    • Kenneth Burch
      Boston College, USA
      A Raman Perspective on Extreme Mobility in Topological Semimetals
    • Melanie Müller
      Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Germany
      Coherent Detection of Femtosecond THz Voltage Pulses and Nanoscale Carrier Dynamics in an STM Junction
    • Qihua Xiong
      Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      Title to be Announced
  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    • Andrew Weiner
      Purdue University, USA
      Frequency Bin Quantum Photonics
    • Mark Rudner
      Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark
      Spontaneous and Light-induced Chiral Plasmons without Magnetic Field
    • Mikko Huttunen
      Tampere University, Finland
      Controlling Nonlinear Interactions in Metasurfaces Using Collective Lattice Effects
    • Nathalie Vermeulen
      Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
      Unraveling and Predicting the Nonlinear-optical Refractive Response of Graphene
    • Tara Drake
      University of New Mexico, USA
      Kerr-microresonator Frequency Combs
  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    • Abdoulaye Ndao
      Boston University , USA
      Singularities of Non-Hermitian Systems and Immunoassay Sensing 
    • Ido Kaminer
      Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
      Free-electron Quantum Optics 
    • Lynford Goddard
      Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
      Gradient Index Subsurface Micro-Optics
    • Nahid Talebi
      Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
      Strong Exciton-Photon Interactions in the van der Waals Materials Probed by Electron Beam
  • FS 7: Ultrafast Science of Attosecond, X-Ray Free-Electron-Laser, and Ultra-Intense Light

    • Giuseppe Sansone
      Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
      Attosecond Metrology at Seeded Free-electron Lasers
    • Hamed Merdji
      Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France
      Attosecond Coherent Diffractive Imaging
    • Laura Cattaneo
      Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany
      Attosecond Photoionization Dynamics in Diatomic Molecules
    • Laura Rego
      Universidad de Salamanca, SPAIN
      Controlling the Temporal Evolution of Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum in Ultrashort Light Pulses
    • Shawn Sederberg
      University of Ottawa, Canada
      Reconfigurable Semiconductor Currents Driven by Ultrafast Coherent Control with Structured Light
  • FS 8: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    • Francesco Monticone
      Cornell University, USA
      Non-Hermitian Chrono-Metamaterials and Spectral Causality
    • Viktoriia Babicheva
      University of New Mexico, USA
      Multipole Resonances in Transdimensional Photonic Lattices
  • S&I 1: Light-matter Interactions and Materials Processing

    • Adela Ben-Yakar
      University of Texas at Austin, USA
      LEAD Fluorescence Microscopy Operating at 0.8 Million Frames Per Second
    • Henry Helvajian
      The Aerospace Corporation, USA
      Laser Based Cleaning and In-situ Verification of Bio-loading for Planetary Protection
    • Jean-Philippe Colombier
      Laboratoire Hubert Curien, France
      Sub-100nm Surface Self-organization by Ultrafast laser Irradiation
    • Vassilia Zorba
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & University of California at Berkeley, USA
      Combination of Femtosecond Filaments and Plasma Spectroscopy for Remote Isotope Sensing in Solids
  • S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    • Darryl Naidoo
      CSIR - NLC, South Africa
      High OAM purity from a Metasurface Laser
    • Jianqiang Zhu
      Shanghai Inst of Optics and Fine Mech, China
      Present Status and Future Perspectives of High Power Lasers at the NLHPLP
    • Nathan Ray
      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
      Robust Metasurfaces with Tailored Graded Index for High Power Laser Applications
    • Zsuzsanna Heiner
      School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin , Germany
      Multi-branch, 1-µm-pumped, Few-cycle mid-IR OPA System for Nonlinear Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    • Maki Kushimoto
      Nagoya University, Japan
      Deep UV Laser Diode with Compositionally Graded AlGaN p-cladding Layer
    • Maria Ana Cataluna
      Heriot-Watt University, UK
      Exploring New Ultrafast Operation Regimes in Quantum Dot Lasers and Amplifiers
    • Qing Hu
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Renmin Ma
      Peking University, China
      Topological Vortex Lasers Based on Spin-momentum-locked Edge Mode
  • S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    • Hiroaki Minamide
      RIKEN, Japan
      High-Brightness Backward Terahertz-wave Parametric Oscillators for 3D Nondestructive Applications
    • Irina Sorokina
      Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
      Generation, Nonlinear Conversion and Applications of Mid-IR Ultrashort Pulses
    • Olga Smirnova
      Max Born Institute, Germany
      Chiral Young's Double Slit Experiment and Polarization of Chirality
    • Sasan Fathpour
      CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA
      Progress in Nonlinear Integrated Photonics Based on Thin-Film Lithium Niobate
    • Silvia Soria
      Ist di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Italy
      PhoXonic Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators: Parametrical Optomechanic Oscillations and Its Applications
  • S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    • Chiara Ciccarelli
      University of Cambridge, UK
      Picosecond Spin-Seebeck Effect in Antiferromagnets
    • Lyubov Titova
      University of Alberta, USA
      2D MXenes: THz Conductivity and Applications
    • Mengkun Liu
      State University of New York, USA
      THz Near-field Microscopy of Graphene and Subwavelength Metal Structures
    • Steven Johnson
      ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      2D THz Spectroscopic Investigation of Ballistic Carrier Dynamics in Narrow-gap Materials
  • S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

    • Frank Koppens
      ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
      Polaritons and Ultrasmall Cavities in (Twisted) 2D Material Heterostructures
    • Jennifer Dionne
      Stanford University, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Jinsong Huang
      UNC, USA
      Metal Halide Perovskites for Radiation Detectors
    • Matthew Sheldon
      Texas A&M University, USA
      Optical Cooling and Other Opportunities for Anti-Stokes Photoluminescence from All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals
    • Roberto Paiella
      Boston University, USA
      Plasmonic Metasurfaces for Directional Light Emission and Photodetection
  • S&I 7: Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices

    • Anna Lena Giesecke
      AMO GmbH, Germany
      Integrated perovskite light emitters
    • Christian Koos
      Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Germany
      Title to be Announced
    • Marina Radulaski
      University of California Davis, USA
      Quantum Information Hardware Based on Color Center Nanophotonics
    • Mitsuru Takenaka
      University of Tokyo, Japan
      Germanium Mid-infrared Integrated Photonics on GeOI Platform
    • Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur
      McGill University, Canada
      Photonic Integration – from Switching to Computing
    • Ognjen Ilic
      University of Minnesota, USA
      Long-Range and Macroscale Manipulation Enabled by Photonic Metasurfaces
    • Paul Barclay
      University of Calgary, Canada
      Diamond Cavity Optomechanics: Interfacing Photons, Phonons, and Spins
    • Wim Bogaerts
      Ghent University – imec, Belgium
      Low-Power Electro-Optic Actuators for Large-Scale Programmable Photonic Circuits
    • Yikai Su
      Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
      Integrated Multiplexing and Switching in Wavelength, Polarization and Mode
    • Zhihong Huang
      Hewlett Packard Laboratories, USA
      Low energy APD Optical links 
  • S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics and Applications

    • Anthony Gonsalves
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
      Petawatt Laser Guiding and Electron Beam Acceleration to 8 GeV in Laser-heated Capillary Discharge Waveguide
    • Christoph Heyl
      Helmholtz-Institute Jena & Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany, Germany
      Multi-pass Post-compression of Ultrashort Laser Pulses at Extreme Parameter Scales
    • Jake Bromage
      University of Rochester, USA
      MTW-OPAL - a Technology Development Platform for Ultra-Intense All-OPCPA Systems
    • Jens Biegert
      ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
      Attosecond Soft X-ray Pulses for Condensed Phase Physics
    • Rocio Borrego Varillas
      Politecnico, Italy
      Title to be Announced
  • S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    • Dan-Xia Xu
      National Research Council Canada, CANADA
      Machine Learning and Inverse Design for High Performance Nanophotonics: Some Perspectives
    • Gunther Roelkens
      Ghent University - imec, Belgium
      Micro-transfer Printing for Heterogeneous Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits
    • Keijiro Suzuki
      Natl Inst of Adv Industrial Sci & Tech, Japan
      Large-scale Optical Switches Based on Silicon Photonics
    • Lin Yang
      Institute of Semiconductors of CAS, China
      Solving Interdisciplinary Problems with Inverse-designed Photonics Integrated Circuits
    • Meer Nazmus Sakib
      Intel Labs- Photonics Research, USA
      High-speed Optical Transceiver Based on Low-cost Silicon Ring Modulators and Detectors
    • Sonia Garcia-Blanco
      University of Twente, Netherlands
      Monolithic Integration of Active Materials Onto Passive Integrated Photonics Platforms
  • S&I 10: Photonic Innovations for Biological Sciences

    • Gail McConnell
      University of Strathclyde, UK
      Optical Mesoscopy with the Mesolens
    • Shwetadwip Chowdhury
      University of Texas at Austin, USA
      Computational Microscopy for Next-generation Bio-imaging
    • Sylvain Gigan
      Sorbonne Université , France
      Computational Imaging in the Multiple Scattering Regime Exploiting Linear Fluorescence Feedback
  • S&I 11: Fiber Photonics: Novel Phenomena, Lasers, Systems and Fabrication

    • Alessandro Tonello
      Université de Limoges, XLIM, France
      Spatial Evolution of Laser Beam Profiles in Nonlinear Multimode Fibers
    • Brian Mangan
      OFS Laboratories, USA
      Advances in Hollow Core Fibers
    • Dan Hickstein
      KMLabs, USA
      Ultrafast Vacuum-ultraviolet Light Sources at Megahertz Repetition Rates  
    • Davide Bacco
      DTU Fotonik, Denmark
      High Dimensional Quantum Communications with Spatial Degrees of Freedom
    • Demetri Psaltis
      Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
      Optical Computing Using Multi-mode Fibres
    • Francesca Parmigiani
      Microsoft Research, UK
      Optics for the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities
    • Nicolas Joly
      Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
      Fibre-based Pressure-controlled Sources for Quantum Optics
    • Pavel Sidorenko
      Cornell University, USA
      Turning Nonlinearity from Problem to Advantage in Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers
    • Xiaoying Li
      Tianjin University, China
      Engineering Quantum States by Fiber-based SU(1,1) Interferometers
  • S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    • Apostolos Argyris
      Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics, Spain
      Advances in Fiber-based Time-delay Reservoir Computing
    • Claudia Hössbacher
      ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
      Progress and Challenges of Plasmonics for Efficient and High-Speed Optical Communications
    • Lidia Galdino
      University College London, UK
      The Benefits and Challenges in Extending Optical Fiber Transmission Bandwidth Beyond C+L Band
    • Mable Fok
      University of Georgia, USA
      Bio-Inspired Photonics and Microwave Photonics for Dynamic and Smart RF Systems
    • Marija Furdek
      Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
      Physical Layer Security Management Through Machine Learning
    • Michael Galili
      Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
      Petabit per Second Data Transmission Using an Integrated Optical Frequency Comb and Multicore Fiber
    • Takuya Kanai
      NTT Corporation, Japan
      Future Long-reach Optical Access Network with Digital Coherent Technologies
  • S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    • Balpreet Ahluwalia
      UiT, The Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway
      Photonic Chip-based Optical Nanoscopy
    • Birgitta Bernhardt
      Graz University of Technology, Austria
      Electronic Fingerprint Spectroscopy
    • Judith Su
      University of Arizona, USA
      Ultra-sensitive and Selective Detection of DNA and Protein Biomarkers Using Frequency-locked Microtoroid Optical Resonators
    • Violeta Lazic
      ENEA, Frascaty, Italy
      Analysis of Traces by LIBS:  Methods to Maximize the Detection Sensitivity
  • S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    • Damir Aumiler
      Institute of Physics, Croatia
      Dual Species Frequency Comb Cooling
    • Felipe Guzman
      Texas A&M University, USA
      Optical Metrology for Gravitational Wave Observatories and Applications in Geophysics
    • Huseyin Cankaya
      University of Hamburg and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Germany
      Temporal and Spatial Challenges for Electron Acceleration inside Dielectric Laser Accelerators in the Relativistic Regime
    • Tara Cubel Liebisch
      Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
      Consequences and Perspectives of the Revised SI for Optical Metrology
  • S&I 15: : Quantum and Atomic Devices and Instrumentation

    • Ernst M. Rasel
      Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
      Coherent Matter-wave Optics on Ground and in Space
    • Holly Leopardi
      Space Dynamics Laboratory, USA
      Precision Measurements with Optical Frequency Combs: From Absolute Frequencies to Two-Way Time Transfer
    • Jason Hogan
      Stanford University, USA
      MAGIS-100: Fundamental Physics with Long-baseline Atom Interferometry
    • Kristin Beck
      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
      NISQ Ion-Trap Quantum Computers
    • Manuel Endres
      Caltech, USA
      Quantum Science with Tweezer Arrays
  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    • Ewa Goldys
      University of New South Wales, Australia
      Hyperspectral and Brightfield Imaging Combined with Deep Learning Uncover Hidden Regularities of Colours and Patterns in Biological Cells and Tissues  
    • Geethanjali Radhakrishnan
      Adiuvo Diagnostics, India
      Multispectral Auto-fluorescence Imaging to Detect and Classify Gram Type of Bacteria Along with Few Fungus on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    • Georg Widhalm
      Medical University of Vienna, Austria
      Improved Visualization of Brain Tumors with Innovative Fluorescence-based Techniques
    • Hafeez Dhalla
      Duke University, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Jiji Chen
      National Institutes of Health, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Milind Rajadhyaksha
      Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
      Emerging Advances in Reflectance Confocal Microscopy of Skin Cancers: Machine Learning-based Image Analysis, Imaging-guided Laser Ablation   
    • Niranchana Manivannan
      Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc, USA
      Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmic Diagnostics
    • Rupsa Datta
      Morgridge Institute for Research, USA
      Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy for Label-free Metabolic Imaging
    • Ryan Shelton
      PhotoniCare Inc., USA
      Through the Curtain: A Novel Application of OCT for Ear Health
  • A&T 2: Laser-based Manufacturing and Nanoprinting

    • Andrés Lasagni
      TU Dresden, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
      From Single to Multi-scaled Periodic Surface Structure: Towards Multifunctional Surfaces Using Laser Based Microfabrication Methods
    • Jorg Imbrock
      Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany
      Femtosecond Laser Writing of Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Photonic Structures
    • Natalia Trela-McDonald
      PowerPhotonic Ltd, UK
      Laser-written Freeform Optics for In- and Out-of-focus Beam Shaping
    • Richard Carter
      Heriot-Watt University, UK
      Industrializing Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Welding
  • A&T 3: Optical Instrumentation for Measurements and Monitoring

    • Andrew Schober
      Fibertek, Inc., USA
      Mission-Driven Design of Laser Systems for Space-Based Sensing and Communications
    • Garrett Cole
      Thorlabs Crystalline Solutions, USA
      Optical Metrology of Low-loss Substrate-transferred Crystalline Coatings
    • Jannick Rolland
      University of Rochester, USA
      Recent Advances in Freeform Optics
    • Masaki Tsunekane
      Canare Electric Co., Ltd, Japan
      Fluorescence Imaging Technology for High Power Laser Beam Profiling
    • Nathan Newbury
      National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
      Dual Frequency Comb Applications in Atmospheric Sensing, Ranging, and Timing
    • Neal Brock
      4D Technology Corporation, USA
      Micropolarizer Cameras, the Journey from Specialty to Ubiquity
    • Yunhui Zhu
      Virginia Tech, USA
      Deep Learning-based 3d Imaging for Advanced Inspection in Manufacturing and Material Science
  • A&T 4: Applications in Energy & Environment

    • Caroline Alden
      LongPath Technologies, USA
      Fielded Dual Frequency Comb Spectrometry for Methane Emissions from Oil & Gas
    • Erin Adkins
      NIST, USA
      High-Precision Cavity Ring-Down Measurements of the Oxygen A-Band and 2.06 µm Carbon Dioxide Band in Support of Remote Sensing Applications
    • Kevin Cossel
      National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
      Open-path Dual-comb Spectroscopy in the Mid-infrared
  • A&T 5: Quantum Technology in Transition

    • David Moehring
      Cambium Capital, USA
      A Venture Capital Perspective on Quantum Computing
    • Jason Amini
      IonQ, USA
      Lighting Up Ions for the Quantum Market
    • Mathieu Munsch
      Qnami AG, Switzerland
      Quantum Sensing from Lab to Market: the ProteusQ Scanning NV Microscope
    • Michael Foertsch
      Q.ANT, Germany
      Title to be Announced
    • Robert Bedington
      SpeQtral, Singapre
      Entanglement-based Quantum Communications from CubeSats’
    • Stepahnie Wehner
      Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
      European Quantum Internet Alliance – Towards a Quantum Internet
    • Winfried Hensinger
      University of Sussex and Universal Quantum , UK
      Building Practical Quantum Computers with Trapped Ions
  • A&T 6: Advances in Semiconductor Technology

    • Alexei Baranov
      University of Montpellier-CNRS, France
      InAs-based Quantum Cascade Lasers Grown on Foreign Substrates
    • Andrei Gorodetsky
      University of Birmingham and ITMO, UK
      Compact Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopic Systems Enabled by Quantum Dot Transceivers
    • Geert Van Steenberge
      Ghent University - imec, Belgium
      Integration Technologies for Silicon Photonics Packaging
    • Hideki Hirayama
      RIKEN, JAPAN
      Recent Progress of High Efficiency AlGaN UVC-LED
    • Larissa Juschkin
      Forschungszentrum Jülich, KLA Corporation, Germany, USA
      Light for the Nanoworld – Applications of EUV Compact Sources in Future Lithography and Metrology
    • Leon Shterengas
      Stony Brook University, USA
      GaSb-based Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers
    • Levon Asryan
      Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ, USA
      Optimizing the Quantum Dot Lasers for High-Speed Operation: Novel versus Conventional Designs
    • Maxim Odnoblyudov
      Ampliconyx Oy , Finland
      High Power Picosecond fFiber Lasers Based on Active Tapered Double Clad Fiber Amplifiers and Gain Switched Semiconductor Laser Diode as Seed Source
    • Michael Jetter
      Universität Stuttgart, Germany
      VCSEL in the Visible Red-spectral Range
    • Miriam Serena Vitiello
      Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
      Quantum Engineering of Broadband Quantum Cascade THz Lasers Operating as Fully Stabilized Optical Frequency Comb Synthesizers
    • Petteri Uusimaa
      Modulight, Inc., Finland
      Red laser Diodes and Arrays for Display and Printing Applications
    • Thomas Südmeyer
      Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
      Optical Frequency Combs from Semiconductor Lasers: Characterization, Stabilization, and Applications
    • Vadim Smirnov
      OptiGrate Corp, USA
      Volume Bragg Gratings - Robust and Efficient Elements for Spectral Brightness Enhancement of Lasers Diodes

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