• Technical Conference:  5 – 10 May 2019
  • Exhibition: 7 – 9 May 2019

Invited Speakers

Select a track:

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

    • Kai-Mei Fu
      University of Washington, USA
      Integrated GaP-on-diamond Photonics for On-chip Quantum Networks
    • Lilian Childress
      McGill University, Canada
      Probing Spin Transfer Effects with Diamond Defects
  • FS 2: Quantum Information and Communication

    • Jim Franson
      UMBC, USA
      Limitations on the Use of the Heisenberg Picture in Quantum Information Applications
    • Peter Bierhorst
      Univ. of Colorado, USA

  • FS 3: Quantum Photonics

    • Jeff Lundeen
      University of Ottawa, Canada
      Crummy Measurements and Lousy Copies: Methods to Simultaneously Measure X and P In Order to Directly Observe the Quantum Wavefunction
    • Karl Berggren
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Microwave Plasmonic Properties of Superconducting Thin Films May Enable Improved Single-Photon Detection
    • Mirko Lobino
      Griffith University, Australia
      Lithium Niobate as a Platform for Continous Variable Quantum Optics
  • FS 4: Optical Interactions with Condensed Matter and Ultrafast Phenomena

    • Keshav Dani
      Okinawa Inst of Science & Technology, Japan
      Imaging the Motion of Charge with Time-resolved Photoemission Electron Microscopy
    • Xiaoqin Li
      University of Texas at Austin, USA
      Evidence for Moiré Excitons in Van der Waals Heterostructures
  • FS 5: Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

    • Eleftherios Goulielmakis
      Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
      Optical Picoscopy of Valence Electrons in Solids
    • Kerry Vahala
      California Institute of Technology, USA
      An On-chip Optical Brillouin Gyroscope
    • Marc Sorel
      University of Glasgow, UK
      Heterogeneous Integration of GaAs/AlGaAs Devices for Non-linear Applications
    • Nir Davidson
      Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
      Solving Hard Computational Problems with Coupled Lasers
    • Tal Carmon
      Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
      Irreversible Refraction Allows Fiber-compatible Isolators
    • Ulf Peschel
      Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
      Synthetic Dimensions, PT-Symmetry and Nonlinearity in Photonic Mesh Lattices
  • FS 6: Nano-Optics and Plasmonics

    • Aaswath Raman
      Univ. of Califorian Los Angeles , USA
      Nanophotonic Control of Low-temperature Thermal Radiation: Capabilities and Applications
    • Hiroshi Ujii
      Hokkaido University, Japan
      Plasmonic Waveguiding Spectroscopy and Microscop
    • Javier Aizpurua
      Mat Physics Ctr. CSIC-UPV/ and DIPC, Spain
      Quantum Approaches to Atomic-scale Plasmon-enhanced Molecular Spectroscopy
    • Remi Carminati
      ESPCI Paris, France
      Mesoscopic Correlations and Information in Reflected and Transmitted Optical Speckles Emerging from Complex Media
    • Teri Odom
      Northwestern University, USA
      Spatial and Temporal Coherence of Ultrafast Plasmon Nanolasers
    • Zhichao Ruan
      Zhejiang University, China
      Optical Computing of Cpatial Differentiation without Fourier Optics
  • FS 7: High-Field Physics and Attoscience

    • Robert Jones
      University of Virginia, USA
      Probing Electronic Binding Potentials with Attosecond Photoelectron Wavepackets
    • Yong Sing You
      Stanford, USA
      Dipole Phase of High-harmonics from Crystals
  • FS 8: Metamaterials and Complex Media

    • Bumki Min
      Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea
      Linear Frequency Conversion in Time-variant Metasurfaces
    • Manfred Eich
      Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
      High Temperature Optical Metamaterials
  • S&I 1: Light-matter Interactions and Materials Processing

    • Javier Solis
      Instituto De Optica 'Daza De Valdes', Spain
      Functionalizing Glass by Local Compositional Tuning with Ultrafast Lasers
    • Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten
      University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
      Non-equilibrium Structural Dynamics in Laser-driven Materials Studied with Time-resolved Diffraction
    • Lene Oddershede
      The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
      Optical Manipulation, Heating and Bio-medical Applications of HOT Nanoparticles
    • Richard Haglund Jr.
      Vanderbilt University, USA
      Picosecond Optical Switching in Silicon Photonics Using Phase-changing Vanadium Dioxide
  • S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    • Hanieh Fattahi
      Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
      Advanced Laser Technology for Attosecond and Femtosecond Spectroscopy
    • Holger Schlarb
      DESY, Germany
      Precision Synchronization for Large Scale Accelerators
    • Thomas Spinka
      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
      Laser Technologies for PW-Class Peak Power at Multi-kW Average Power
  • S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    • Åsa Haglund
      Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
      Blue and Ultraviolet Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Lasers
    • Benjamin Williams
      University of California Los Angeles, USA
      Terahertz Metasurface Quantum-cascade Lasers: Broadband and High-power Operation
    • James Gupta
      National Research Council Canada, Canada
      Novel Interband Cascade Lasers for the Mid-Infrared
    • Susumu Noda
      Kyoto University, Japan
      10 Watt-Class High-Power, High-Beam Quality Photonic-Crystal Lasers
  • S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    • Crina Cojocaru
      Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
      Nonlinear Light Propagation in Crystals with Spatially Randomized Domains
    • Irina Kabakova
      University of Technology Sydney, Australia
      Brillouin Microscopy for 3D Mechanical Mapping of Cells and Biomaterials
    • Marko Loncar
      Harvard University, USA
      Integrated Lithium Niobate Photonics and Applications
    • Peter Schunemann
      BAE Systems Inc, USA
      Quasi-phasematched Semiconductors for Nonlinear Optical Frequency Conversion
    • Yoshitomo Okawachi
      Columbia University, USA
      Coherent Supercontinuum Generation in a Silicon Nitride Chip
  • S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    • Aydin Babakhani
      UCLA , USA
      Laser-free Fully-electronic Picosesond Impulse Radiating Arrays for Precision Spectroscopy and Imaging
    • Hyunyong Choi
      Yonsei University, South Korea
      Terahertz Spectroscopy of Dirac Plasmons: Graphene and Topological Insulators
    • James Lloyd-Hughes
      University of Warwick, UK
      Hot Carrier Cooling in Tin- and Lead-based Metal Halide Perovskites
    • Vedran Jelic
      University of Alberta, Canada
      Recent Advances in THz Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  • S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

    • Barry Rand
      Princeton University, USA
      Efficient, Color Tunable, and Flexible Thin Film Perovskite Light Emitting Devices
    • Isabelle Staude
      Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
      Nonlinear and Tunable Semiconductor Metasurfaces
    • Nanfang Yu
      Columbia University, USA
      Beating the Heat Via Radiative Cooling: Tales of the Saharan Silver Ants, Comet Moth Silk Fibers, and Butterfly Wings
    • Oussama Moutanabbir
      Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
      Germanium-Tin Semiconductors for Silicon-Compatible Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics
    • Thomas Murphy
      University of Maryland at College Park, USA
      Terahertz and Nonlinear Optics in Graphene
  • S&I 7: Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices

    • Di Liang
      Hewlett Packard Labs, UCSB, USA
      Integrated Versatile Quantum Dot-based Photonics on Silicon
    • Femius Koenderink
      AMOLF, Netherlands
      Achieving Light-Matter Interaction at Microcavity Q yet Plasmonic Mode Volumes
    • Joyce Poon
      University of Toronto, Canada
      New Concepts in Silicon Photonics: From Optical Communications to the Brain
    • Marin Soljacic
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      A Few Novel Effects in Plasmonics
    • Mercedeh Khajavikhan
      University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
      Topological Phenomena in Active Photonic Platforms
    • Michael Watts
      Analog Photonics, USA
      Optical Phased Array LiDAR
    • Peter Bienstman
      Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium
      Photonic Reservoir Computing in Silicon Photonics
    • Rachel Grange
      ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      Beyond Metals and Semiconductors: Nano-Oxides for Nonlinear Photonic Devices
    • Ruth Oulton
      University of Bristol, UK
      Quantum dot spins in Micropillar Cavities
    • Yuichiro Kato
      RIKEN, Japan
      Single-carbon-nanotube Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics, Optoelectronics and Applications

    • Fabien Quéré
      CEA Saclay, France
      Controlling the Velocity of Ultrashort Laser Bursts in Vacuum
    • Francesca Calegari
      Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany
      Attosecond Tracking of Electron Dynamics in Large Molecules
    • Jan Rothhardt
      Helmholtz Institute Jena, Germany
      High Performance Nanoscale Imaging with Table-top XUV Sources
    • Maria Farsari
      IESL-FORTH, Greece
      Laser-based 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications
    • Nicolas Forget
      FASTLITE Ultrafast Sci Instrumentation, France
      High-average-power Mid-infrared Sources for Spectroscopy and Strong-field Physics at 100 kHz
  • S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    • Clint Schow
      University of California Santa Barbara, USA
      Low Power Analog Coherent Links for Next-Generation Datacenters
    • Delphine Marris-Morini
      Universite de Paris-Sud, France
      Ge-rich SiGe photonic Circuits for Mid IR Spectroscopy
    • Kei May Lau
      Hong Kong Univ of Science and Technology, USA
      III-V Lasers Emitting at 1.3 to 1.5 m grown on silicon by MOCVD
    • Lan Yang
      Washington University in St Louis, USA
      Explore Whispering-gallery Resonators for a Versatile Sensor Platform
    • Nicholas Harris
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
      Programmable Nanophotonics for Machine Learning Acceleration
    • Xiaoyi Bao
      University of Ottawa, Canada
      Random Fiber Gratings and Applications
  • S&I 10: Biophotonics and Optofluidics

    • Laura Marcu
      University of California Davis, USA
      Deciphering Bioengineered Tissues Functional Properties with Label-free Optical Techniques
    • Yuhwa Lo
      University of California San Diego, USA
      Two-dimensional Image-guided Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorter
  • S&I 11: Fiber Photonics: Novel Phenomena, Lasers, Systems and Fabrication

    • Angela Seddon
      University of Nottingham, UK
      Breaking Through the Wavelength Barrier: State-of-play on Rare-earth Mid-infrared Fiber Lasers at 4-9 um
    • Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
      University of Adelaide, Australia
      Novel concepts for sensing, imaging and mode generation in fibres using high-index glass 
    • Natalie Wheeler
      University of Southampton, UK
      Low Loss Hollow Core Photonic Crystal Fibres: Fabrication to Applications
    • Omer Tzang
      University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
      Controlling Nonlinearity in Multimode Fibers with Fast Real-time Wave-front Shaping 
    • Qiang Zhang
      Univ of Science and Technology of China, China
      Device Independent Quantum Information Processing----from Bell Inequality to Fiber QKD
    • Radan Slavik
      University of Southampton, UK
      Temperature Insensitive Fibers
    • Shai Maayani
      MIT, USA
      Integrated Fibre Detection Architectures for Distributed Quantum Magnetometry
    • Svetlana Aleshkina
      Fiber Optics Res. Ctr the RAS, RUSSIA
      Hybrid Fibres for Dispersion Management at 1 µ m
    • Yasuyuki Ozeki
      University of Tokyo, Japan
      Functional Pulsed Fiber Lasers for Multicolor Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy
  • S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    • Alexei Pilipetskii
      TE SubCom, USA
      Meeting Capacity Demand in Undersea Communications
    • Gabriella Bosco
      Politecnico di Torino, Italy
      Modeling and Mitigation of Nonlinear Effects in Uncompensated Coherent Optical Transmission Systems
    • Jose Capmany
      Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
      Programmable Integrated Photonics: Is it the right time for Field Programmable Arrays?
    • Linda Thomas
      US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
      Free Space Optical Networks
    • Michela Svaluto Moreolo
      Ctr Tecnològic de Telecom de Catalunya, Spain
      Programmable VCSEL-based Transceivers for Multi-terabit Capacity Networking
    • Roland Ryf
      Nokia Bell Labs, USA
      Recent Advances in Mode-multiplexed Transmission over Multimode Fibers
    • Victor Torres Company
      Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
      Coherent optical Communications with Microresonator Frequency Combs
  • S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    • Jana Jagerska
      UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
      Trace Gas Spectroscopy with Mid-Infrared Nanophotonic Waveguides
    • Robert Candler
      University of California, Los Angeles, USA
      Microscale Magnetic Devices for Ultra-Compact Free Electron Lasers
    • Xudong Fan
      University of Michigan, USA
      High-Performance Micro-Gas Chromatography and Optical Sensing
  • S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    • Aleksandra Foltynowicz Matyba
      Umea University, Sweden
      Precision Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Using Optical Frequency Combs
    • Erin Lamb
      OFS, USA
      Optical Frequency Measurements with a Silica Disk Microcomb
    • Helen Margolis
      National Physical Laboratory, UK
      Optical Atomic Clocks: from International Timekeeping to Gravity Potential Measurement
    • Yun Jhih Chen
      National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
      Point Source Atom Interferometry for Inertial Navigation and Precision Measurements
  • S&I 15: Quantum and Atomic Sensors, and their Applications

    • Ania Jayich
      UC Santa Barbara, USA
      Creating Highly Coherent NV Centers in Diamond
    • Christian Degen
      ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    • John Kitching
      NIST, USA
      Integrated Photonic-atomic Systems for Compact Precision Instrumentation
    • Mark Kasevich
      Stanford, USA
      Tests of quantum mechancis and gravity using atom interferometry
    • Morgan Mitchell
      ICFO, Spain
      Quantum Sensing with Interacting Atoms
    • Tanja Mehlstäubler
      PTB Germany, Germany
      Ultrastable Optical Atomic Clocks for Geodesy
  • A&T 1: Biomedical Applications

    • Abhishek Rege
      Vasoptic Medical Inc., USA
      Dynamic Measurement of Blood Flow Using Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging
    • Alon Greenbaum
      University of California Los Angeles, USA
      Towards Anatomical Profiling of Intact Bones with Tissue Clearing, Custom Microscopy and Algorithms
    • Anna-Karin Gustavsson
      Stanford University, USA
      Mapping Nanoscale Dynamics and Features Throughout Entire Mammalian Cells by 3D Single-Molecule Tracking and 3D Super-Resolution Imaging
    • Daniel Razansky
      Technical University of Munich, Germany
      Optoacoustic Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit
    • Hisataka Kobayashi
      National Institutes of Health, USA
      Near Infrared Photoimmunotherapy for Cancer
    • Kaushal Solanki
      Eyenuk LLC, USA
      Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Eye Screening: Roles and Challenges in Retinal Imaging
    • Paul Campagnola
      University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
      Polarization Resolved SHG Imaging of Ovarian Cancer
    • Praveen Arany
      University at Buffalo, USA
      Non-linearity in Photobiomodulation Therapy Dosing - A Photoceutical Approach to a Quantum Biological Process?
    • Scott Fraser
      University of Southern California, USA

    • Thomas Klein
      Optores GmbH, Germany
      Multi-MHz OCT with FDML Lasers
  • A&T 2: Industrial Applications

    • Jiyeon Choi
      Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, South Korea
      Femtosecond Laser Based Manufacturing of Tailored Flexible Electronics for OLED and OPV Applications
    • Kristian Cvecek
      Univ Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
      Glass Machining and In-situ Metrology
    • Onur Tokel
      Bilkent Universitesi, Turkey
      A New Dimension in Silicon: "In-chip" Photonic Devices and 3D Micro-structures Enabled with Nonlinear Laser Lithography
  • A&T 3: Optical Instrumentation for Measurements and Monitoring

    • Andrew Sappey
      Zolo Technologies, Inc., USA
      Diode Laser Spectroscopy for Optimization of Boilers and Furnaces
    • David Moore
      Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
      Exploiting Coherence for Trace Explosives Detection
    • Erik Novak
      4D Technology, USA
      Optical Systems for Industrial Shop Floor Surface Measurements To Improve Yield
    • Esther Baumann
      National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
      Imaging through Flames with Coherent Laser Ranging
    • Jake Li
      Hamamatsu Corporation, USA
      Photonics Technology Challenges of Automotive LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles/ADAS
  • A&T 4: Applications in Energy & Environment

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