• Technical Conference: 

    9 - 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    11 – 13 May 2021

2020 Invited Speakers

Select a track:

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

    • Helena Knowles
      Univ. of Cambridge, UK
      Spins in Diamond for Quantum Metrology
    • Jeff Thompson
      Princeton Univ. , USA
      Telecom Quantum Network Nodes Based on Single Er$^3+$ ions in Silicon Nanophotonic Devices
  • FS 2: Quantum Information and Communication

    • Alberto Politi
      University of Southampton, UK
      Generation of Quantum Light in Silicon Nitride
    • Lindsay LeBlanc
      Univ. of Alberta, Canada
      Atomic Quantum Memory in the Autler-Townes Regime
    • Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia
      PsiQuantum, USA
      Quantum Computing with Silicon Photonics
  • FS 3: Quantum Photonics

    • Akira Furusawa
      Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
      Large-scale Quantum Computing with Quantum Teleportation
    • Geoff Pryde
      Griffith Univ., Australia
      Photonic Entanglement Sharing and Conclusively Asymmetric Nonlocality with the Detection Loophole Closed
    • Igor Aharonovich
      Univ. of Technology Sydney, Australia
      Quantum Emitters in Hexagonal Boron Nitride
  • FS 4: Optical Interactions with Condensed Matter and Ultrafast Phenomena

    • Darius Torchinsky
      Temple Univ. , USA
      THz Emission Spectroscopy of Surface Photogalvanic Effects in a Chiral Weyl Semimetal
    • Paolo Vavassori
      Nanogune, Spain
      Amplification of Magneto-Optical Activity via Hybridization with Dark Plasmons
  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    • Antoine Runge
      University of Sydney, Australia
      High-order Dispersion Solitons in Mode-locked Lasers
    • Antonio Picozzi
      Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France
      Light Condensation in Multimode Fibers
    • Ewold Verhagen
      AMOLF, Netherlands
      Light-induced Breaking of Time-reversal Symmetry in Nano-optomechanical Networks
    • Martti Kauranen
      Tampere Univ., Finland
      Nonlinear Vector-Field Microscopy of Nanostructures
    • Natalia Berloff
      Univ. of Cambridge and Skoltech, UK; Russia
      Unconventional Computing with Liquid Light
    • Prashanta Kharel
      Yale Univ., USA
      Demonstration of High Quantum Cooperativities and Optomechanical Strong Coupling within a Bulk Crystalline Cavity Optomechanical System
    • Simon Hanna
      Univ. of Bristol, UK
      Optical Forces in Complex Nanostructures
  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    • Ajit Srivastava
      Emory Univ., USA
      Single Photons, Spins and Dipoles in van der Waals Materials  
    • Chengwei Qiu
      National Univ. of Singapore and NUS Suzhou Research Institute, NUSRI, Singapore
      Flat Optics for Vortex Generation, Multiplexing and Lasing
    • Jason Valentine
      Vanderbilt Univ., USA
      Flat Optics for Image Processing
    • Niek van Hulst
      ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
      Watching the Dialogue between Molecules and Nanoantennas
    • Stephan Link
      Rice Univ., USA
      Insights from Single Particle Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures
  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attoscience

    • Ayelet Uzan
      Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
      Attosecond Singularities in Solid State High Harmonic Generation
    • Igor Litvinyuk
      Griffith Univ., Australia
      Attoclock Experiments on Atomic and Molecular Hydrogen: Tunnelling Time and Electron Correlations
  • FS 8: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    • Alexey Yamilov
      Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology, USA
      Statistics of Individual Eigenchannels of Diffusive Random Medium
    • David Norris
      ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      Optical Fourier Surfaces
  • S&I 1: Light-matter Interactions and Materials Processing

    • Keith Nelson
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Maria Dinescu
      NILPRP, Romania
      PLD Deposition of HfO2 and PZT Ferroelectric Thin Films for THz Applications
    • Saulius Juodkazis
      Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia
      3D Laser Printing: High Resolution and Throughput
    • Tsing-Hua Her
      Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
      Femtosecond Laser-induced Breakdown of Monolayer Two-dimensional Materials
  • S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    • Ceri Brenner
      STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
      10 Hz Petawatt Lasers for Driving Extreme Beams of Particles and Photons for Applications in Science, Industry, and Security
    • Joseph Talghader
      Univ. of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA
      High Power Optical Breakdown and Design to Combat Dirt and Airborne Particles
    • Karoly Osvay
      ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd., Hungary
      Few Cycle, Phase Controlled Laser Developments for ELI-ALPS
    • Laszlo Veisz
      Umea Univ., Sweden
      Relativistic Nanoplasmonics
    • Stefan Bock
      Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
      Single-shot Diagnostics Development for High Power Laser Driven Relativistic Plasma Experiments at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
  • S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    • Boubacar Kante
      Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
      Topological Light Sources
    • Fumio Koyama
      Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
      High Power VCSEL Amplifier for 3D Sensing
    • Gottfried Strasser
      TU Wien, Austria
      Interband Cascade and Quantum Cascade Ring Lasers
    • Hiroyuki Ishii
      Furukawa Electric co., , Japan
      Recent Progress of Narrow Linewidth InP Tunable Lasers
    • Jerry Meyer
      US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
      Interband Cascade Lasers
  • S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    • Catherine Lee
      Lincoln Laboratory, USA
      Entanglement Distribution for Quantum Networks
    • Cornelia Denz
      Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany
      Ultrashort Laser Pulse-assisted Nonlinear Photonic Lattices
    • Guanshi Qin
      Jilin Univ., China
      Mid-infrared Supercontinuum Laser Source Based on Fluorotellurite Fibers
    • Michelle Sander
      Boston Univ., USA
      Nonlinear Infrared Photothermal Imaging
    • Shekhar Guha
      US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
      Characterization of Linear and Second Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Semiconductors
    • Thomas Schneider
      Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
      Stimulated Brillouin Scatering based Optical Signal Processing
  • S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    • Dai-Sik Kim
      Seoul National Univ., South Korea
      Terahertz Quantum Plasmonics at Nanometer and Picometer Scales
    • Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus
      Harvard Univ. , USA
      Terahertz Quantum Optics in the Time-domain: from Field Correlation Measurements on Vacuum Field Fluctuations in Free Space Towards Cavity Electro-optics
    • Jessica Boland
      Univ. of Manchester, UK
      Terahertz Lights up the Nanoscale:Revealing the Nanoscale Optoelectronic Properties of Low-dimensional Materials Via Terahertz Spectroscopy and Microscopy
    • Kyung Hyun Park
      Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, , South Korea
      Field Trials of Photonics Based Terahertz Non-Destructive Testing Technologies
    • Martin Mittendorff
      Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Germany
      Hot Carriers in Graphene: a Versatile Platform for THz Nonlinear Plasmonics
  • S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

    • Dan Buca
      Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
      Band Structure Engineering in SiGeSn/GeSn Heterostructures for Light Emitters on Si
    • Juejun Hu
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      What Makes the Best Chip-scale Photonic Sensor?
    • Lee Bassett
      Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
      Efficient Optical Characterization of Solid-state Defects for Quantum Information Science
    • Mikhail Kats
      Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
      Measurement and Engineering of Thermal Radiation
    • Rupert Oulton
      Imperial College London, UK
      Hot Carrier Optoelectronics with Titanium Nitride
    • Xiuling Li
      Univ. of Illinois, USA
      β-Ga2O3: MacEtch, Passivation, and Ultra-wide Bandgap Photonic Devices
  • S&I 7: Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices

    • Arseniy Kuznetsov
      IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore
      Active and Tunable Dielectric Nanoantenna Devices
    • Christelle Monat
      Ecole Centrale Lyon, France
      Hybrid Graphene Chip-based Nonlinear Optical Devices  
    • Krishna Coimbatore Balram
      Univ. of Bristol, UK
      Engineering Scalable, High-frequency Resonant Acousto-optic Modulators (AOMs) Using a MEMS Foundry Platform
    • Mark Fox
      Univ. of Sheffield, UK
      Chiral Quantum Photonics in Semiconductor Nano-photonic Waveguides
    • Mohammad Hafezi
      Joint Quantum Institute, USA
      Recent Advances in Quantum Topological Photonics
    • Sharon Weiss
      Vanderbilt Univ., USA
      Control of Light through the Addition of Deep Subwavelength Features in Photonic Crystals
    • Sylvie Menezo
      SCINTIL Photonics, France
      Integration of III-V on Silicon Gain Devices at the Backside of Silicon-on-Insulator Wafers for Photonic Fully Integrated Circuits
    • Wolfram Pernice
      Universität Münster, Germany
      Towards Photonic Neuromorphic Processing
  • S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics, Optoelectronics and Applications

    • Caterina Vozzi
      IFN-CNR, Italy
      High-order Harmonic Generation in Femtosecond Laser Micromachined Devices for Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy
    • Eiji Takahashi
      RIKEN, Japan
      Dual-chirped OPA for the Energy Scaling of Near-IR, Mid-IR, and Far-IR Pulses
    • Jeffrey Squier
      Colorado School of Mines, USA
      Advances in Spatial Frequency Modulation Imaging Techniques for Applications from Advanced Manufacturing to the Neurosciences
    • Mark Vrakking
      Max Born Institute, Germany
      Attosecond Science using High Average Power and High Peak Power Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifiers
    • Thoroh De Souza
      Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
      An Evolution to Simplicity: 2D Materials, a Tool to Ultrashort Pulse Generation
  • S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    • Gilbert Hendry
      Lightelligence, USA
      Deep Learning Inference Requirements on Analog Device Performance
    • Jelena Vuckovic
      Stanford Univ., USA
      Integrated Quantum Photonics
    • Liang Feng
      Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
      Exploring Integrated Photonics with Symmetry and Topology
    • Ming-Jun Li
      Corning Research & Development Corp, USA
      Novel Optical Fibers for Silicon Photonic Chip Packaging
    • Natalia Litchinitser
      Duke Univ., USA
      Topological Photonic Crystal Waveguides and Resonators
    • Qinghai Song
      Harbin Institute of Technology, China
      Controlling the Integrated Micro-lasers with Ultrahigh Speed and Ultralow Energy Consumption
  • S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    • Greg Cooksey
      National Institute of Standards and Tech, USA
      Repeated Single Cell Cytometry in an Optofluidic Chip
    • Menake Piyasena
      New Mexico Tech, USA
      Sensitive Flow Cytometry Detection of Phospholipases and Its Inhibitors by Hydrolysis of Spherical Supported Lipid Membranes
    • Song Hu
      Washington Univ. in St. Louis, USA
      Multi-parametric Photoacoustic Microscopy: Auscultation of Hemodynamics and Energy Metabolism at the Microscopic Level
    • Zhenpeng Qin
      The Univ. of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center , USA
      Manipulate Protein Activity and the Blood-Brain Barrier using Light and Nanoparticles
  • S&I 11: Fiber Photonics: Novel Phenomena, Lasers, Systems and Fabrication

    • Avi Zadok
      Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
      Forward Stimulated Brillouin Scattering and Its Applications
    • David DiGiovanni
      OFS Laboratories, USA
      Optical fibers: Challenges and Opportunities in SDM
    • Fabien Sorin
      Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
      Multi-material and Multi-functional Optical Fibers: Fabrication and Opportunities
    • Goëry Genty
      Tampereen Yliopisto, Finland
      Multispectral Ghost Imaging Using Broadband Supercontinuum  
    • Hiroki Takesue
      NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
      A Coherent Ising Machine Based on Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators
    • Ivana Gasulla Mestre
      Universitat Politècnica de València, SPAIN
      Space-division Multiplexing Fibers for Microwave Signal Processing
    • John Travers
      Heriot-Watt Univ., UK
      Optical Attosecond Pulses and Bright VUV Generation from Soliton Dynamics in Hollow Capillaries
    • Joseph Kahn
      Stanford Univ., USA
      Dynamic Mode Coupling In Mode-Division-Multiplexed Systems
    • Tomas Cizmar
      Leibniz-IPHT & ISI CAS, Czechia Digital Holographic Endo-microscopes Based on Multimode Fibres, Germany
      Digital Holographic Endo-microscopes Based on Multimode Fibres
  • S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    • Christina Lim
      Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
      Approaches to Improve Performance of 60 GHz Radio-0ver-Fiber Fronthaul Links
    • David Geisler
      Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, USA
      Coherent Architectures for Free-Space Optical Communications
    • Emmanuel Le Taillandier de Gabory
      NEC Corporation, Japan
      Optimized Multicore Amplifiers for Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission Systems
    • Oskars Ozolins
      RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
      300+ Gbps Short-Reach Optical Communications
    • Peter Andrekson
      Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
      Phase Sensitive Amplifiers in Fiber-Optic and Free-Space Optical Communication Links
    • Werner Klaus
      National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan
      Progress and Challenges in bringing SDM Technologies to Optical Networks
  • S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    • Genevieve Plant
      Univ. of Michigan, USA
      Data-driven Urban Methane Emission Estimates Based on Aircraft Observations: Sensing Considerations and Results  
    • Howard Milchberg
      Univ. of Maryland at College Park, USA
      Single Electron Detection by mid-IR Laser-Driven Avalanche Breakdown
    • Vassilia Zorba
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
      Emerging Femtosecond Laser Sampling Approaches in All-optical Plasma Spectroscopy
    • Vincenzo Palleschi
      Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
      Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. A Future Superstar?
  • S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    • Alessia Pasquazi
      Univ. of Sussex, UK
      Microcombs Based on Laser Cavity Solitons
    • Cecilia Clivati
      INRIM, Italy
      Optical Frequency Transfer over Submarine Fibers
    • Dylan Yost
      Colorado State University, USA
      High Precision 2S-8D Spectroscopy in Hydrogen
    • Masao Takamoto
      RIKEN, Japan
      Development of Transportable Optical Lattice Clocks for Geodetic Applications
    • Yanyi Jiang
      East China Normal Univ., China
      Optical Frequency Divider for Spectroscopy and Optical Frequency Measurement
  • S&I 15: : Quantum and Atomic Devices and Instrumentation

    • Anne Curtis
      NPL, UK
      A Compact Frequency Stabilized Laser Based on Gas-filled Hollow-core Fiber Cells with Applications in Satellite-based Gas Sensing
    • Arnaud  Landragin
      Observatoire de Paris, France
      Rotation Rate Measurements with a Large Area Cold Atom Interferometer
    • John Prestage
      NASA, USA
      Compact Ion Clocks for Navigation Applications
    • Jonathan Pritchard
      Strathclyde Univ., UK
      Towards Scalable Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms
  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    • Bryan Spring
      Northeastern University, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Conor Leahy
      Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc, USA
      Recent Advances and Trends in Ultra-Widefield Ophthalmic Imaging
    • Gabriel Popescu
      Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
      Phase Imaging with Computational Specificity (PICS)
    • Jeon Woong Kang
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Intra-needle Optical Sensor for Real-time Tissue Identification
    • Ramkumar Sabesan
      University of Washington, USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Ruth Sahler
      Perfect Lens, USA
      Femtosecond Laser Induced Hydrophilicity Change in Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Acrylic Polymer Materials
  • A&T 2: Industrial Applications

    • Christophe Moser
      Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
      Controlling femtosecond Light Propagation through a Multimode Fiber for imaging, subtractive and additive manufacturing
    • Jan Kleinert
      MKS|ESI, USA
      Ultrafast Laser Ablation of Silicon with ~GHz Bursts
    • Michael Withford
      Macquarie University, Australia
      Femtosecond Laser Written Photonics for High Speed Telecommunications
    • Wataru Watanabe
      Ritsumeikan University, Japan
      Classification of Femtosecond-laser-induced Modifications by LED-array-based Illumination and Machine Learning
  • A&T 3: Optical Instrumentation for Measurements and Monitoring

    • David Sonnenfroh
      Physical Sciences Inc., USA
      Compact Automated Lidars for Environmental Remote Sensing
    • Johannes Koeth
      nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany
      Single Mode Laser Diodes with 150nm Tuning Range at 2100nm and 2300nm
    • Peter Geiser
      NEO Monitors, Norway
      Industrial Gas Sensing Applications Enabled by Cascade Lasers
    • Peter Fjodorow
      Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
      Progress and Trends in Intracavity Absorption Spectroscopy for Combustion Diagnostics
    • Vijaysekhar Jayaraman
      Praevium Research, Inc., USA
      Recent Progress In Rapidly Tuned MEMS-VCSELs From Near To Mid-Infrared
  • A&T 4: Applications in Energy & Environment

    • Mark Zondlo
      Princeton Univ., USA
      Title to be Announced
    • Vasanthi Sivaprakasam
      US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
      Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Aerosol Point Detection
  • A&T 5: Quantum Technology in Transition

    • Benjamin Bloom
      Atom Computing , USA
      Individual Addressing and Manipulation of Neutral Strontium
    • Dylan Mahler
      Xanadu Quantum Technologies, Canada
      Integrated Platforms for Continuous Variable Quantum Optics
    • Imran Khan
      Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
      Making Quantum Key Distribution Attractive for a Mass Market
    • Joe Broz
      SRI International, USA
      The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)
    • John Martinis
      Google LLC, USA
      Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor 
    • Lora Nugent
      Honeywell, USA
      Honeywell’s Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer: Advanced Optics Solutions  
    • Mark Thompson
      PsiQuantum, USA
      Photonic Quantum Computing
    • Nan Yu
      Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
      Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation of Quantum Sensors in Space
  • A&T 6: Advances in Semiconductor Technology

    • Abderrahim Ramdane
      Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, France
      Electrically Injected Parity-Time Symmetric DFB Lasers for Telecom Applications
    • Bernd Sumpf
      Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
      High-brightness Wavelength Stabilized Diode Lasers for Sensor Systems and Non-linear Frequency Conversion
    • Dmitri Boiko
      Ctr Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique CSEM, Switzerland
      One-Picosecond Pulses in Edge-Emitting Laser Devices
    • Geert Van Steenberge
      Ghent Univ. - IMEC, Belgium
      Laser-Induced Forward-Transfer Printing for High-Speed Precision Assembly of Microchips
    • Graeme Malcolm
      M Squared Lasers Ltd, UK
      Recent Progress Towards Commercial Semiconductor Disk Lasers and Relevant Applications
    • Miriam Vitiello
      Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
      Quantum Engineering of Broadband Quantum Cascade THz Lasers Operating as Random Sources or Fully Stabilized Optical Frequency Comb Synthesizers
    • Regina Gumenyuk
      Tampere University, Finland
      The Hybrid Technology of Solid-state Laser Systems
    • Tatjana Gric
      Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universiteta, Lithuania
      Absorption Enhancement in Terahertz Photoconductive Antenna by Means of the Novel Types of Metamaterials

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