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

Invited Speakers

Fundamental Science

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

    Mete Atature, Cambridge University, UK
    Spin-photon Quantum Interfaces in Solids
  • David Gershoni, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    Deterministic Generation of Entangled Photons and Photonic Cluster States
  • Stephanie Simmons, Simon Fraser University , Canada
    A Photonic Link for Donor Spin Qubits in Silicon
  • FS 2: Quantum Science, Engineering and Technology

    Ben Buchler, The Australian National University, Australia
    Stationary Light, Spinwave Engineering and Machine Learning in a Quantum Memory
  • Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary, Canada
    Interfacing Optical Schrödinger Cats with Polarization Qubits
  • Vahid Sandoghdar, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    High-fidelity Single-photon Sources Based on Planar Antennas
  • Christian Weedbrook, Xanadu, USA
    Quantum Computing Using Qumodes
  • Harald Weinfurter, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
    Handheld Quantum Key Distribution
  • Nicolas Menicucci, RMIT University, AUSTRALIA
    Continuous-variable Quantum Computing: Scalable Designs and Fault Tolerance
  • FS 3: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    Kevin MacDonald, University of Southampton, UK
    Coherent Control of Light-matter Interactions in Standing Waves
  • Otto Muskens, University of Southampton, UK
    New All-optical and Plasmonic Strategies for Controlling Light on a Silicon Chip
  • Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
    Adaptive Wavefront Shaping in Linear and Nonlinear Complex Media
  • Gennady Shvets, Cornell University, USA
    Active and Nonlinear Metasurfaces: From Graphene-Integrated to Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Haim Suchowski, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Nonlinear Optics on Demand
  • Xiaobo Yin, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
    To Be Announced
  • FS 4: Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter

    Alessandra Lanzara, University of California Berkeley, USA
    To Be Announced
  • Xiadong Xu, University of Washington, USA
    2D Magnets and Heterostructures
  • Jigang Wang, Iowa State University, UNITED STATES
    Quantum Manipulation of Competing Phases by Terahertz Pulses
  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    Gaurav Bahl, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Chirality and Nonreciprocity in Optomechanical Resonator Systems
  • Christoph Becher , Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    Single Photon Quantum Frequency Conversion as Tool for Quantum Networks
  • Dan Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    Integrated Low Linewidth Brillouin Lasers in Ultra Low Loss Si3N4 Waveguide Platform
  • Hui Cao, Yale University, USA
    Spatial Coherence Engineering of Lasers for Imaging Applications
  • Harald Schwefel, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Nonlinear and Quantum Optics within Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators
  • Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, University of New Mexico, USA
    Optical Refrigeration Advances: Solid-State Cryocoolers and Athermal Disk Lasers
  • Frank Wise , Cornell University, USA
    Spatiotemporal Phenomena in Multimode Fibers
  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    Claire Deeb, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France
    Nanogap Antennas: Impact of the High Confinement on the Optical Effective Index
  • Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada
    Quantum Plasmonic Metamaterials/Metasurfaces and Terahertz Acoustic Vibrations
  • Christie Landes, Rice University, USA
    Single Particle Tracking: Recent Advances in Methods and Applications
  • Dragomir Neshev, The Australian National University, Australia
    Nonlinear Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Nanoantennas and Metasurfaces
  • Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California, USA
    Microphotonic Materials for Temperature Regulation and Thermal Memory
  • Gary Wiederrecht, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    Broadband Hot Electron Creation in Nanoscale Gap Plasmon Metasurfaces
  • Val Zwiller, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
    Integrated Quantum Optics: From Emitters to Detectors
  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attoscience

    Rebecca Boll, DESY, Germany
    Femtosecond Response of Atoms and Molecules to Ultra-intense X-rays
  • Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    Approaching Attosecond keV X-ray Frontier
  • Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University, USA
    HHG in solids: Influence of Band Structure on Harmonic Spectral and Temporal Properties

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

    Mattias Beck, ETH Zurich, Germany

    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

Applications & Technology

  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    Paolo Cassano, Massachusetts General Hospital, UNITED STATES
    Photobiomodulation for Psychiatric Disorders: Past and Future Directions

  • Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, UNITED STATES
    Drug-free Annihilation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) via Staphyloxanthin Photobleaching

  • Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, CANADA
    Miniature Biomedical Optical Sensors and Imaging Systems

  • Aydogan Ozcan, University of California Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
    Mobile Microscopy, Sensing and Diagnostics for Point-of-Care Medicine and Global Health

  • Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute, GERMANY
    Progress in the Development of All-Solid-State Coherent Sources in the Mid-IR above 5 µm for Surgical Applications

  • Daniel Razansky, Technical University of Munich, GERMANY
    Interrogating Biological Dynamics in Five Dimensions with Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography

  • Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, UNITED STATES
    Brillouin Microscopy for Cell Biomechanics

  • Selim Unlu, Boston University, UNITED STATES
    Interferometric Microscopy for Detection and Visualization of Biological Nanoparticles

  • Martin Villiger, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, UNITED STATES
    Optical Coherence Polarimetry

  • A&T 2: Industrial Applications

    Duncan Hand, Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Ultrafast Laser Microwelding of Optical Materials

  • James Im, Columbia University, USA
    Laser Annealing of Si Films for Displays and Other Applications

  • Craig Siders, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Industrial Applications Enabled by Energetic Next-generation High Average Power Diode-pumped Solid-state Lasers

  • A&T 3: Optical Instrumentation for Measurements and Monitoring

    James Gord, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
    Translating Novel Optical Diagnostics to Air Force-Relevant Systems

  • James Fraser, Queen's University at Kingston, CANADA
    High-speed Coherent and Incoherent Monitoring of Laser Processing: from Closed-loop Keyhole Welding to Additive Manufacturing

  • Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino, ITALY
    Optical Sensing Systems for Industrial and Medical Process Monitoring

  • A&T 4: Applications for Energy & Environment

    Peter Kozodoy, Glint Photonics, Inc., UNITED STATES
    Optics for Stationary Concentrator Photovoltaics

  • Anna Michel, WHOI, UNITED STATES
    Bringing Laser Spectroscopy to the Deep Sea

  • Tracy  Tsai , Picarro, USA
    Recent Advancement in Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy in Measuring Effects of Natural Gas Industry

  • Anne  Perring, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, USA
    Real-time, Single-particle Detection of Fluorescent Bioaerosol Using a WIBS

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