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CLEO/Europe 2011 - Invited Speakers

EQEC 2011 - Invited Speakers

 

CLEO/Europe 2011:

CA - Solid State Lasers

       
Presenters

  • Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICREA-Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies & Radiant Light S.L., Spain
    Topic: Optical parametric oscillators spanning the ultraviolet to mid-infrared                   
  • Marc Eichhorn , German-French Research Institute Saint-Louis (ISL), France
    Topic:   Quasi-three-level solid-state lasers in the near and mid infrared        
  • Yoshihito Hirano, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation,  Japan   
    Topic: High performance planar waveguide lasers for applications from TV to space   
  • Junji Kawanaka, University of Japan,  Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka
    Topic:  Cryogenic Yb:YAG total-reflection active-mirror lasers               
  • Johannes Weitenberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Topic: High power ultrafast laser based on the Innoslab amplifier concept        


 

CB - Semiconductor Lasers

       
Presenters

  • Stefano Barbieri, Université Paris VII, Paris, France
    Topic: Mode-locked operation of THz Quantum Cascade Lasers     
  • Milton Feng,  University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
    Topic: The transistor laser            
  • Guillaume Huyet, Tyndall National Institute & Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Cork, Ireland
    Topic: Nonlinear dynamics of quantum-dot lasers         
  • Jifeng Liu, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
    Topic: The Germanium laser         
  • Anne Tropper, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK 
    Topic: Ultrashort pulse surface-emitting semiconductor lasers       
  • Siyuan Yu,  University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Topic:  All-optical signal processing functions using semiconductor ring lasers          


 

CC - Terahertz Sources and Applications

       
Presenters

  • Sukhdeep Dhillon,  Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
    Topic:  Phase seeding of a terahertz quantum cascade laser      
  • Martina Havenith, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany  
    Topic: THz spectroscopy a new tool to probe the interplay between water and biomolecules during biological function              
  • Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Topic:  Nonlinear THz spectroscopy and imaging with very intense THz pulses       


 

CD -  Applications of Nonlinear Optics

       
Presenters

  • David Moss,  CUDOS, University of Sydney, Australia
    Topic: High index glass CMOS compatible all-optical chips for telecom and optical interconnects          
  • Fabrice Raineri,  Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures ,Universite' Paris 7, Marcussis, France
    Topic:   Hybrid III-V/ Silicon on Insulator nonlinear Nanophotonics           
  • Alexei Sokolov, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
    Topic:  Toward sub-cycle field shaping by molecular modulation in gasses and solids: Raman coherence at work
  • David M. Villeneuve,  National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
    Topic: Following a chemical reaction using high harmonic spectroscopy         
  • Shinji Yamashita, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Topic:  Nonlinear photonics in carbon nanotubes and graphenes processing   


 

CE - Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

       
Presenters

  • Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Topic: Extruding Opals: Self-assembling Active Soft NanoPhotonics on the kilometre scale
  • Venkat Gopalan,  Center for Optical Technologies, Pennsylvania State University, USA  
    Topic: Domain Walls in Lithium Niobate and Lithium Tantalate: Local Structure and
    Properties
  • Valentin Petrov, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy,
    Berlin, Germany   
    Topic: Rare-earth doped double tungstate crystals for solid-state bulk, thin-disk and waveguide lasers 

 

CF - Ultrafast Optics and Applications

       
Presenters

  • Randy A. Bartels, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
    Topic: Development and characterization of stable fiber-based mid-infrared sources 
  • Volodymyr Pervak and Alexander Apolonskiy, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Garching, Germany
    Topic: Dispersive optics: paving the way to sub-cycle optical pulses   
  • Pavel Polynkin, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona , USA
    Topic:  Filamentation of beam-shaped femtosecond laser pulses in gases and liquids   
  • Christian Spielmann, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany
    Topic:  Laser-driven parametric amplification of soft X-rays   

    

CG - High-field Laser Physics and Attosecond Technologies

       
Presenters

  • Jérôme Kasparian,  University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Topic:  Laser-induced water condensation in the atmosphere     
  • Artem Rudenko, Max-Planck Advanced Study Group at CFEL,
    c/o Universität Hamburg, Germany
    Topic:  Recent experiments at LCLS   


 

CH - Optical Sensing and Metrology

       
Presenters

  • Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
    Topic:   Ultra-long range distributed fibre sensing using virtually transparent propagation 
  • Misha Sumetsky, OFS Laboratories,  New Jersey, USA
    Topic:   New optical fiber based microresonators: Theory and applications            


 

CI - Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage      


Presenters

  • Bill Corcora, CUDOS, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Topic:  Slow light enhanced nonlinearities in silicon waveguides for all-optical signal processing             

 

  • Francesca Parmigiani,  University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Topic: Potential and practical implementations of phase sensitive amplifiers for all-optical regeneration


 

CJ - Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

       
Presenters

  • David Binks, University of Manchester,  Manchester, UK
    Topic:  Two-micron tellurite fibre lasers    
  • Stefan Nolte,  Friedrich Schiller University,  Jena, Germany
    Topic: Femtosecond laser induced fiber Bragg gratings in active and multi mode fibers     
  • Roy Taylor,  Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Topic: High average power fibre integrated supercontinuum sources 
  •  Michael Withford,  Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
    Topic:  Ultrafast laser direct-write inscription of monolithic fibre and waveguide lasers  

 

CK - Micro- and Nano-Photonics

       
Presenters

  • Bert Hecht, University of Wuerzburg, Würzburg, Germany 
    Topic
    : Single crystalline optical antennas  
  • Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Topic: Nanocavities and Broad-Area Cavities
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
    Topic: Nanocrystalline silicon as a new platform to widen the scope of silicon photonics
  • Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
    Topic:  Photonic crystal cavities: nonlinear optics and emission control

 

CL - Biophotonics and Applications

       
Presenters
 

  • Paola Borri,  University of Cardiff,  UK
    Topic: Differential CARS microscopy with chirped femtosecond laser pulses           
  • Elliot Botvinick,  UC Irvine / Beckmann Laser Institute, Irvine, USA
    Topic: Tuning and measuring local mechanical properties within engineered tissue constructs  

 

        

CM - Materials Processing with Lasers

       
Presenters

  • Peter Kazansky, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Topic
    : Recent progress in femtosecond laser machining of transparent materials     
  • Emmanuel Stratakis, Laser and Applications division of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH), Greece
    Topic: Ultrafast laser micro/nano processing and diagnostics for microfluidic and tissue engineering applications  

 

EQEC 2011 Invited Talks

 

EA: Quantum Optics

 

Nonlinear quantum atom optics - sqeezing and interferometry

Markus Oberthaler, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Quantum light generation by semiconductor devices

Andrew Shields, toshiba research Europe Limited, Cambridge, UK

 

EC: Cold Atoms and Molecules

 

Polar molecules in the quantum regime
Silke Ospelkaus, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany


Controlling interactions and Rydberg dressing of quantum gases

Shannon Whitlock, Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 ED: Quantum Information and Cryptography

 

Cracking quantum cryptography

Vadim Makarov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


A semiconductor deterministic bright source of entangled photon pairs

Pascale Senellart, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, CNRS, Maroussis, France

 

EE: Precision Metrology and Fundamental Limits

 

The size of the proton

Randolph Pohl, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany


 

 EF: Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics

 

Generation and control of accelerating Airy beams in nonlinear photonic crystals

Ady Arie, Tel-Aviv University, Israel


Nonlinear optics in subwavelength plasmonic nanostructures

Nicolae C. Panoiu, University College of London, UK

 

EG: Ultrafast Phenomena and Frequency Combs

 

Fourier transform spectroscopy with infrared frequency combs

Nathalie Picqué, Université Paris-Sud, France


Advances in the generation of mid-infrared frequency combs
Kostantin Vodopyan, E.L. Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, USA

 

EH: Dynamics, Instabilities, and Patterns

 

Ubiquitous rogue waves
Nail Akhmediev, Insitute of Advances Studies, ANU, Canberra, Australia


Quantum fluid dynamics of polariton condensates

Daniele Sanvitto, Istituto Nanoscienza CNR/Italian Institute of Technology, Lecce, Italy

 

 EI: Light-matter Interactions at the nano-scale

   

Quantum optics with quantum dots in photonic nanowires
Jean-Michel Gérard, Lab. Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs, CEA, Grenoble, France


Polariton quantum optics and quantum collective phenomena: overview and perspectives

Vincenzo Savona, EPFL, Switzerland

 

 EJ: Plasmonics and Metamaterials

 

Integrated devices for active plasmonics and surface enhanced Raman scattering

Pol van Dorpe, IMEC, Leuwen, Belgium


Mid-infrared nanophotonics based on antennas and transmission lines
Rainer Hillenbrandt, CIC nanoGUNE, Nonoscience Cooperative Research Center, San Sebastian, Spain

 






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