• Technical Conference: 

    15 – 20 May 2022

  • Exhibition: 

    17 – 19 May 2022

Novel Phenomena in Time-variant Photonics

Symposium Organizers

Maxim Shcherbakov, Cornell University and University of California Irvine, USA

Francesco Monticone, Cornell University, USA

John Pendry, Imperial College London, UK


Temporally modulated photonic materials represent a unique class of systems that drive many research fields in photonics, from nonlinear optics to non-reciprocal materials, from light dispersion engineering to topological photonics. An increasing number of studies utilize explicit dependence of refractive index on time to enable one-way propagation, photon acceleration, frequency conversion, synthetic dimensions, and other effects implemented through electro-optic, acousto-optic, optomechanical, and all-optical modulation. The recent progress in this field has been enabled by novel nanofabrication approaches, high-finesse cavities, and novel topology-inspired designs, opening up unique opportunities to tailor light fields. This symposium will serve as a diverse discussion platform on the fundamentals of temporal modulation in complex electromagnetic systems and its applications in signal processing, quantum photonics, and novel light sources. We also solicit contributed papers that advance all the aspects of the field of time-variant photonics.


Invited Speakers

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA

USA Broadband Ultrafast Dynamics of Refractory Metals and Conductive Oxides

Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, USA

High Quality Factor Phase Gradient Metasurfaces for Nonreciprocal Beam Steering, Lasing and Isolation

Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Effective Medium Concept in Temporal Metamaterials

Javier García de Abajo, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

Novel Electromagnetic Effects in Moving Media

Mário Silveirinha, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Homogenization of Space-Time Metamaterials