• Technical Conference:  04 – 09 May 2025
  • The CLEO Hub: 06 – 08 May 2025

2024 Invited Speakers - Science & Innovations

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

    Robert Kaindl, Arizona State University, United States, Tutorial
    Advanced Ultrafast Probes of 2D and Quantum Materials

    Richard Averitt, University of California San Diego, United States
    Probing and Controlling Dynamics in Quantum Materials with Terahertz Light Waves

    Shima Gholam Mirzaeimoghadar, National Research Council Canada, Canada
    Strong-field Laser Driven Dynamics in Solids

    Esther Rebollar, CSIC,
    Effect of Film Thickness on Laser Induced Surface Structures Formation on Optically Transparent Polymer Films

    Wei Xiong, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China
    Ultrafast Laser Induced Fabrication of 3D Functional Micro/nanostructures

S&I 2: Laser Systems and Facilities

    Markus Roth, Focused Energy GmbH, Germany, Tutorial
    Lasers for Fusion

    Greta Bucyte, Light Conversion, Ltd., Lithuania
    Light Conversion for Ultrafast Spectroscopy

    Claudia Gollner, Stanford University, United States
    Strong, Mid-IR Driven THz Generation for Nonlinear Spectroscopy

    Dariusz Swierad, Fluence sp. z o.o., Poland
    All-Fiber Femtosecond Oscillators: Industrial-Grade Robustness for High Power Lasers

S&I 3: Semiconductor Lasers

    Connie Chang-Hasnain, Berxel Photonics, United States, Tutorial
    Commercializing High Contrast Grating VCSELs

    Zaijun Chen, University of Southern California, United States
    Large-scale Optical Neural Networks with VCSEL Arrays

    Christian Noelleke, TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany
    Highly Coherent Diode Lasers for Quantum Technologies

    Boon Ooi, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia
    Low-Coherence Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Wireless Communication and Low-Speckle Illumination

    Barbara Pietka, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
    Chiral and Edge-lasing with Perovskite Crystals of Arbitrary Shape

S&I 4: Nonlinear Optical Technologies

    Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Tutorial
    Ultra-low Loss Integrated Photonics: from Microcombs, Erbium and Parametric Amplifiers to Cryogenic Quantum Interconnects

    Ady Arie, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    The All-optical Stern-Gerlach Effect in Space and in Time

    Carlota Canalias, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
    PPKTP with Sub-µm Periods: Properties and Applications

    Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University, United States
    Nonlinear Integrated Photonic Material Platforms

    Peter McMahon, Cornell University, United States
    Optical Neural Networks Implemented using Linear and Nonlinear Optics

    Dmitry Skryabin, University of Bath, United Kingdom
    Multimode and Multioctave Chi-2 Photonics

S&I 5: Terahertz Science and Technology

    Jens Neu, Yale University, United States, Tutorial
    Contact Free Conductivity Measurements via Terahertz Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Optical Pump Terahertz Probe

    Ellen Adams, Technische Universität Dresden,
    Dynamics of Hydration Water in Protein Condensates

    Tal Ellenbogen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Controlled Generation of THz Waves from Nonlinear Metasurfaces

    Tom Seifert, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Driving and Sensing Terahertz Spin and Orbital Currents

    Ranjan Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    THz Topological Photonics

S&I 6: Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

    Gianlorenzo Masini, , United States, Tutorial
    Silicon Photonics Coming of Age

    Inga Fischer, Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Germany
    CMOS-compatible Metasurfaces

    Lan Fu, Australian National University, Australia
    III-V Semiconductor Nanowire Array Infrared Photodetectors by Selective Area Epitaxy

    Mo Li, University of Washington, United States
    Direct Write and Rewrite Photonic Integrated Circuits in Phase-change Materials

    Wenjing Liu, Peking University, China
    Topological Exciton Polaritons: Interweaving Light and Matters

    Mian Zhang, HyperLight Corporation, United States
    Lithium Niobate Integrated Photonics

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

    Satoshi Iwamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan, Tutorial
    Topological Photonics in Semiconductor Photonic Crystal Platforms: Potential and Issues

    Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
    Photonics Integrated Circuits for Distributed Radar Systems in Space

    Hao-Jing Chen, California Institute of Technology, United States
    High-Q Asymmetrical Microcavity Optics

    Wouter Diels, Lumiphase AG, Switzerland
    BTO Technology for Fast and Efficient Photonic Integrated Circuits

    Zubin Jacob, Purdue University, United States
    HADAR: Machine Perception Through Pitch Darkness Like Broad Daylight

    Chaitali Joshi, Google LLC, United States
    A Chiral Light-matter Interface with Superconducting Qubits

    Daniele Melati, CNRS, France
    Machine Learning Tools for the Multi-objective Design of Photonic Integrated Devices

    Farhan Rana, Cornell University, United States
    2D Materials for Integrated Photonics

    Amir Safavi-Naeini, Stanford University, United States
    Developing Quantum and Classical Nonlinear Photonic Devices using Thin-Film Lithium Niobate

    Chao Xiang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Heterogeneous Lasers for Advanced Integrated Photonic Platforms

    Siyuan Yu, University of Bristol, China
    Optoelectronic Devices and Integration

S&I 8: Ultrafast Optics and Applications

    Nathalie Picqué, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany, Tutorial
    Near-UV Photon-counting dual-comb Spectroscopy

    Laura Foglia, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste,
    Evolution of XUV Four Wave Mixing: from Transient Grating to Pulse Metrology and Structured Illumination Microscopy

    Marc Hanna, CNRS, France
    High-efficiency Generation of MIR Pulses through Intrapulse Difference Frequency Generation

    Havva Begüm Kabagöz, California Institute of Technology, United States
    Energetic Ultrafast Frequency Generation in Multimode Fibers

    Yu-Chieh Lin, RIKEN, Japan
    Spatio-temporal Control of Sub-cycle Pulses Through Carrier-envelope-phase tailoring

    Haochen Tian, National Institute of Metrology, China, Japan
    Phase Noise in Free-running Dual-comb Spectroscopy

S&I 9: Photonic Integration

    Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester, , Tutorial
    Scalable Fiber Packaging for Silicon Photonics

    Ingrid Barcelos, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil
    Polariton Engineering with Quantum Materials

    Paulo Dainese, Jr., Corning Research & Development Corp, United States
    Metasurfaces for Optical Communications Applications

    Klaus Jöns, Paderborn University , Germany
    Quantum Integrated Photonics

    Lan Li, Westlake University, China
    Flexible Integrated Photonic Devices and Applications

    Blair Morrison, Xanadu Quantum Computing,
    Scaling Photonic Quantum Computing

    Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California, United States
    Use of Symmetry Breaking for Design of Tunable Infrared Metamaterials

    Hong Tang, Yale University, United States
    Title to be Announced

    Jianwei Wang, Peking University, China
    Large-scale Silicon-photonic Circuits for Quantum Computing and Networking

    Nathan Youngblood, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Nonvolatile Platforms for Photonic Computing

S&I 10: Photonic Advances for Biosciences

    Aniruddha Ray, University of Toledo, United States, Tutorial
    Multi-modal Optical Imaging and Sensing Platforms, Based on Fluorescence, Interferometry, Non-linear Optics and Photoacoustics

    Johann Danzl, ISTA,
    Synapse-level Reconstruction of Brain Tissue with Light Microcopy

    Marie-Caroline Muellenbroich, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
    ARemote Focusing for 2-photon Microscopy to Follow Action Potential Propagation Transmurally in the Rabbit Heart

    Lingyan Shi, University of California San Diego,
    Multimodal Super Resolution Microscopy

    Chris Xu, Cornell University, United States
    Pushing the Imaging Depth and Speed of Multiphoton Microscopy

    Sixian You, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
    Exploring Multimode Fiber Sources for Nonlinear Microscopy

S&I 11: Fiber Photonics: Novel Phenomena, Lasers, Systems and Fabrication

    Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia, Tutorial
    Optical Fiber Fabrication: Emerging Methods Such as 3D Glass Printing and Future Perspectives

    Ksenia Abrashitova, ARCNL, Netherlands
    Multimode Fiber as a Nanometer-accurate Metrology Sensor

    Wonkeun Chang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Harnessing Cladding-wall Resonances in Antiresonant Fibers for Hollow-core Fiberized Devices and Mid-infrared Light Sources

    Maria Chernysheva, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Tech, Germany
    Mode-locked Fiber Lasers in the Short-wave Infrared

    Falk Eilenberger, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    Functionalizing Optical Fibers with 2D-Materials: Towards an Integrated Platform from Nonlinear Optics and Excitonics

    Tijmen Euser, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Hollow-core Optical Fibres as Optofluidic Microreactors

    François Leo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Temporal Solitons in Ring Resonators

    Grzegorz Sobon, Politechnika Wroclawska, Poland
    Compact, Ultrafast Fiber Lasers for Molecular Spectroscopy and Biomedical Imaging

    Ugur Tegin, Koc Universitesi, Turkey
    Scalable and Programmable Optical Computing with Spatiotemporal Fiber Nonlinearities

    Logan Wright, Yale University, United States
    Nonlinear and Quantum Optics with Many Degrees of Freedom

S&I 12: Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks

    Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Tutorial
    Optical Satellite Networks

    David Caplan, MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY, United States
    Power-Efficient & High-Performance Free-Space Optical Communications

    Lauren Dallachiesa, Nokia Bell Labs, United States
    Transmission in a Field-Deployed Multimode Fiber Cable

    Chaoran Huang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Silicon Photonics Neural Networks for Optical Communications

    Tomkos Ioannis, University of Patras,
    Towards Multi-Pbps Backbone Optical Networks in Support of Future 6G Networks

    Wang Ting, Institute of Physics CAS,
    Monolithically Integrated III-V Quantum Dot Comb Lasers on Silicon for Chip-to-chip Optical I/O

    Menno van den Hout, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Long-distance Transmission Using Multi-mode Fibers

S&I 13: Active Optical Sensing

    Madison Woodson, Freedom Photonics, , Tutorial
    Design and Optimization of Avalanche Photodiodes

    Malte Gather, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
    Microscopic Lasers as Exquisite Sensors for Biomedical Research

    Nazanin Hoghooghi, NIST Boulder, United States
    High Temperature Chemical Kinetics Studies with a GHz Mid-infrared Dual-comb Spectrometer

    Ibrahim Sadiek, INP, Germany
    Precision Frequency Comb Spectroscopy of Reactive Molecular Plasmas

S&I 14: Optical Metrology

    Lukas Emmenegger, EMPA, Switzerland, Tutorial
    Mid-IR Direct Absorption Laser Spectroscopy for Trace-gas Sensing

    Jennifer Black, NIST Boulder, United States
    Nanophotonic Resonators for Arbitrary Laser Conversion

    Ingmar Hartl, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany
    Metrology Challenges at X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

    Tao Liu, National Time Service Center, China
    Recent Progress on the Optic Fiber Time Distribution Network in China

    Jialiang Yu, PTB,
    Novel Noise Contributions in Crystalline Mirror Coatings

S&I 15: Quantum and Atomic Devices and Instrumentation

    David Hunger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, Tutorial
    Title to be Announced

    Kyle Arnold, National University of Singapore,
    Lutetium Atomic Clocks

    Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago, United States
    Quantum Networks with Atom Arrays as Processing Nodes

    John Chiaverini, MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY, United States
    New Techniques and Integrated Technologies for Trapped-ion Quantum Information Processing

    Valeria Saggio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
    Nanophotonics and Defects in Silicon