• Technical Conference: 

    15 – 20 May 2022

  • Exhibition: 

    17 – 19 May 2022

Space-Time Optics

Symposium Organizers

Ayman Abouraddy, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA

Emma Springate, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab., UK

 

The distinct communities of optical imaging and ultrafast optics are associated with the study of light in space and in time, respectively. ‘Space-time optics’ refers to a newly emerging paradigm of jointly manipulating the spatial and temporal degrees of freedom of an optical field. This paves the way to new behavior exhibited by free or guided fields, and novel modalities of interaction with matter. Rapid progress in strategies for sculpting light in space and time simultaneously, rather than addressing them separately, has led to recent breakthroughs including controllable group velocities of propagation-invariant wave packets in free space, beams with transverse orbital angular momentum, and new hybrid guided modes in multi-mode waveguides. This symposium will cover the new physics, applications and interactions with matter in this emerging field.

 

Invited Speakers

Ayman Abouraddy, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA

Space-time optics and photonics

 

Andy Chong, University of Dayton, USA

Transverse orbital angular momentum

 

Angela Dudley, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Structured Light

 

John Palastro, Rochester University, USA

Flying focus fields in plasmas

 

Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA

Laser mode-locking in space and time