JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort
Tucson, Arizona, 85745, USA
Technical Conference: 19-23 October 2014
Exhibition: 21-22 October 2014

Invited Speakers & Topics

FiO 1: Optical Design and Instrumentation
FiO 2: Optical Sciences
FiO 3: Optics in Biology and Medicine
FiO 4: Optics in Information Processing
FiO 5: Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
FiO 6: Integrated Photonics
FiO 7: Quantum Electronics
FiO 8: Vision and Color
Laser Science Topics

FiO 1: Optical Design, Fabrication and Instrumentation

1.1 General Optical Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Instrumentation

  • Evolution of a Linear Systems Formulation of Surface Scatter Theory, Jim Harvey; Photon Engineering, USA
  • Freeform Optics Enables High-performance Augmented Reality Displays, Hong Hua, University of Arizona, USA
  • See-through Three-dimensional Screen Using Holographic Optical Elements, Byoungho Lee; Seoul National University, Korea

1.2 Coherence, Interference, and Polarization

  • Polarization Controlled Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation: Physics and Applications, Federico Capasso; Harvard University, USA
  • The Polarization Ray Tracing Calculus, Russell Chipman; University of Arizona, USA
  • Controlling Light’s Handedness Inside Laser Resonators, Andrew Forbes; CSIR-National Laser Centre-South Africa, South Africa
  • Demonstration of an Optical Nano Beacon for Controlled Directional Emission and Coupling, Gerd Leuchs; Max Planck Inst. for the Science of Light at Erlangen, Germany

1.3  Three-Dimensional Optical Structure Design, Fabrication and Nanopatterning

  • Controlling Light using Three-Dimensional Spatially Variant Self-Collimating Photonic Crystals, Stephen Kuebler; University of Central Florida, USA
  • Integrated Impedance-matched Photonic Dirac-cone Metamaterials, Yang Li; Harvard University, USA
  • Miniature Steerable Optical Sources Beaming Photons with Angular Momentum, Qiwen Zhan, University of Dayton, USA

1.4  Wavefront Sensing and Adaptive Optics

  • Transverse Translation Diversity in Image-Based Wavefront Sensing, James R. Fienup; University of Rochester, USA
  • Beaconless Tomographic Wve-Front Sensing, Michael Hart; University of Arizona, USA

1.5  Freeform Optics

  • Design of Optical Imaging Systems Using Freeform Surfaces, James Burge; University of Arizona, USA

FiO 2: Optical Sciences

2.1. Novel Intense Attosecond Sources (joint with LS)

  • Production of Intense Isolated Attosecond Pulses for Non-linear XUV-XUV Pump-probe Experiments with 100 eV Photons, Boris Bergues; Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
  • High Photon Flux Atto-second Sources at the Lund Laser Centre, Anne Harth; Lunds Universitet, Sweden
  • High gain Frequency domain Optical Parametric Amplification, François Légaré; INRS - Centre Energie Materiaux Telecommunications
  • Tutorial: Plasma Mirrors as Attosecond Light Sources, Fabien Quéré; CEA Saclay, France
  • Generation of High-power Isolated Attosecond Pulses by an Infrared Two-color Gating, Eiji J. Takahashi; RIKEN, Japan

2.2. Coherent Combination of Laser Beams

  • Coherent Synthesis of Pulsed Waveforms and Energies Using Fiber-Array Combining and Pulse Stacking Techniques, Almantas Galvanauskas; University of Michigan, USA
  • Tracing and Controlling Attosecond Dynamics in Condensed Matter, Eleftherios Goulielmakis; Max-Planck_Institute fur Quantenoptik, Germany
  • Tutorial: High-energy Waveform Synthesis, Franz Kärtner; Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany
  • Fiber Components, Fiber Amplifiers and Phase Control for Coherent Combination, Hakan Sayinc; Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany

2.3. Frequency Combs in Novel Spectral Ranges

  • Tutorial: Intracavity High Harmonic Generation: Frequency Combs From IR to the XUV, R. Jason Jones; University of Arizona, USA
  • Broadband Comb-resolved Spectroscopy in the Midinfrared, Kevin Lee;  IMRA America, Inc., USA
  • Mid-Infrared Frequency Combs for Direct Molecular Spectroscopy, Albert Schliesser; Universityof Copenhagen, Denmark

2.4. Relativistic Light Sources

  • Tunable, Quasi-monoenergetic X-rays from Thomson Scattering with Laser-driven Electrons, Stefan Karsch; Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
  • Bright X-ray Pulse Generation by Laser Thomson-Backscattering and Traveling Wave Optical Undulators, Ulrich Schramm;  Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
  • Extreme Light: Driver for a Table-Top Electron Accelerator and Tunable Narrowband Hard X-Ray Light Source, Donald Umstadter;  University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA

FiO 3: Optics in Biology and Medicine

3.1  Fibers for Biomedical Applications      

  • Multimodality Fiber-based Endoscopes for Cancer Detection, Jennifer Barton; University of Arizona, USA             

3.2  Microscopy and OCT 

  • Acoustic Radiation Force Optical Coherence Elastography, Zhongping Chen; University of California, USA
  • 3D Full Morphometric Assessment by Holographic Imaging at Lab-on-Chip Scale for Biomedical Applications, Pietro Ferraro; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Italy
  • Multiscale Optical Imaging for Detection of Oral Cancer, Kristen Maitland;  Texas A&M University, USA
  • Imaging Cancer-associated Motility and Remodeling by Temporal Statistics of OCT Signals, Amy Oldenburg; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

3.3  Optical Trapping and Manipulation 

  • Do Holographic Optical Tweezers Work for Large Swimming Micro-Organisms?, Monika Ritsch-Marte; Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
  • Optical Trapping, Stretching, and Self-Assembly for Biological Measurements, Michelle Povinelli; University of Southern California, USA

3.4  Lab-on-a-chip and Optofluidics         

  • Colloidal Quantum Dots for Photo-sensing and Stimulation, Lih Lin; University of Washington, USA

FiO 4: Optics in Information Processing

4.1  Optical System Design for Information Optics 

  • Tutorial: Information Based Design for Compressive Imaging, Mark Neifeld; University of Arizona, USA
4.2 Coherence and Polarization Imaging
  • Tutorial: Passive and Active Polarization Imaging: Fundamentals, Phenomenology, and System, Scott Tyo, University of Arizona, USA
  • Engineering Spatial Coherence of Lasers for Speckle-Free Imaging, Hui Cao;Yale University, USA
  • Bio-Inspired Spectral-Polarization Imaging Sensors for Medical Applications, Victor Gruev; Washington University in St. Louis, USA

4.3  Information Bio-optics

  • Label-free Assessment of Mitochondrial Organization in Three-dimensional Tissues, Irene Georgakoudi; Tufts University, USA

4.4  Information Capacity of the Photon

  • Compressive Quantum Sensing, John Howell, University of Rochester, USA
  • High Information Capacity Image Recognition Using Correlated Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) States, Alexander Sergienko, Boston University, USA

FiO 5: Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

5.1 Enabling Technologies for High Speed Optical Communications

  • Cladding Pumped Erbium-doped Multicore Fiber Amplifiers for Space Division Multiplexing, K. S. Abedin; OFS Laboratories, USA
  • High Spectral Efficiency Submarine Transmission Systems, D. G. Foursa, TESubCom, USA
  • Wavelength-Selective Switches  for Space-Division Multiplexing, Roland Ryf, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Manufacturable Ultra-Low Loss Pure-Silica-Core Fiber for Trans-Oceanic Telecommunication, Masaaki Hirano; Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan

5.2 Optical Fiber Sensors            

  • Tutorial: Fiber Optic Gyroscopes: Past and Present, Michel Digonnet; Stanford Univ., USA
  • Tutorial: Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Monitoring, Eric Udd; Columbia Gorge Research, USA
  • Bragg Grating Sensors for Extreme Temperature Applications, John Canning; Univ. of Sydney, Australia
  • Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Techniques for Soil Slope Monitoring, Luigi Zeni, Second University of Naples, Italy

5.3 Long Wavelength (Mid-IR to THz) Fiber Devices

  • Nonlinear Properties of Silicon Optical Fibers from Telecoms to the Mid-infrared, Anna Peacock; Univ. of Southhampton, UK
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Mid-infrared Optical Fibers, Pierre Lucas; Univ. of Arizona, USA
  • New Materials and Structures: Expanding the Properties of Optical Fibres, Tanya Monro; Univ. of Adelaide, Australia   
  • Tutorial: Mid-Infrared Fiber Sources: Challenges and Opportunities, Stuart Jackson; University of Sydney, Australia

5.4 Frequency Comb Generation in Optical Fibers and Their Applications

  • Frequency Combs in Telecommunications Applications, Nilola Alic; UCSD, USA
  • Mean-field Numerical Modelling of Microresonator Frequency Combs, Miro Erkintalo; Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Noise Inhibited Frequency Generation in Wideband Parametric Mixers, Stojan Radic; Univeristy of California San Diego, USA   
  • Efficient Broadband Vacuum-Ultraviolet Generation in Gas-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers, John Travers; Max Planck Institute, Germany

5.5 Optical Interconnections for Data Centers

  • Efficient Interconnection for Modern Computing Systems, Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill Univ., Canada
  • Advanced Modulation Techniques for Optical Interconnects, Tafur Monroy, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
  • Optical Innovations in Data-centers Interconnects and Networking, Loukas Paraschis; Cisco, USA
  • Record Small and Low Loss Slow Light Delay Lines and Dispersion Compensators, Misha Sumetsky; Aston Univ., UK

5.6    Enabling Technologies for Astrophotonics (joint sith FiO 6)

  • Tutorial: A Green Astro-comb for Earth-like Exoplanet Searches, Chih-Hao Li; Harvard Univ., USA
  • Diffraction-limited Photonic Micro-Spectrographs for Astronomy, Sergio Leon-Saval; Univ. of Sydney, Australia
  • Dispersion Engineering in Silicon Nitride, Martin Roth; Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany   
  • Photonic Bandgap Fiber Laser for Sodium Guide Star Applications, Akira Shirakawa; University of Electro-Communications, Japan

FiO 6: Integrated Photonics                                                              

6.1 Silicon Photonics

  • Silicon Photonics: From Drawing Board to a Working IC, Pieter Dumon; University of Gent, Belgium
  • Filters and Spectrum Analyzers, and Their Applications in Classical and Quantum Telecommunications, Shayan Mookherjea; University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Integrated Nanophotonics Technology for Optical Interconnects, Wilfried Haensch; IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • CMOS Integrated Ge Detectors, Jason Orcutt; IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

6.2 Hybrid Integrated Photonics

  • High Performance Photonic BiCMOS – A Novel Technology for the Large Bandwidth Era, Dieter Knoll; IHP GmbH, Germany
  • Large-Scale and Low-Power Photonic Circuits, Michael Watts;  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Nanomembrane Integrated Silicon Photonics and Flexible Optoelectronics, Weidong Zhou; University of Texas, Arlington, USA

6.3 Waveguide Integrated Optics

  • Enhancing the Electrooptic Effect Using Modulation Instability, Bahram Jalali; University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Electro-optic Effects in Silicon Waveguides, Heinrich Kurz; AMO GmbH Aachen, Germany
  • Development of Photon Pair Sources Using Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN) Waveguides and Fiber Optic Components, Lee Oesterling; Battelle, USA
  • Silicon Optical Switches for ROADM Applications, Shigeru Nakamura; Green Platform Res. Labs., NEC Corporation, Japan
  • Laser-written Integrated Photonic Quantum Circuits, Alexander Szameit; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

6.4 Photonic Crystals

  • Silicon Nanomembrane Based Devices for Optical Sensing and On-chip Interconnects, Ray Chen; University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Novel Effects in Photonic Crystal Cavities, Thomas F Krauss; University of St Andrews, UK
  • Agile Silicon Photonic Systems for Sensing and Telecommunications, Axel Scherer; California Institute of Technology, USA

6.5 Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

  • Tutorial: Dealing with Losses in Plasmonics and Metamaterials, Jacob Khurgin; Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Quantum Electrodynamics with Plasmonic Waveguides, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Recent Progress in Plasmonic and Metallic Cavity Semiconductor Nanolasers, Cun-Zheng Ning;  Arizona State University, USA

6.6 General Integrated Photonics

  • Tutorial: III-V and Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit Technologies, Thomas L. Koch; University of Arizona, USA
  • PT Symmetry in Optics, Demetrios Christodoulides; University of Central Florida, USA
  • Integrated Photonics for Space-Division Multiplexing, Nicolas Fontaine; Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Silicon Nitride Optomechanical Crystals, Kartik Srinivasan; NIST, USA

FiO 7: Quantum Electronics

7.1 Integrated Quantum Optics

  • Ultrafast and Fault-Tolerant Quantum Communication over Long Distances, Liang Jiang; Yale Univ., USA
  • Deterministic Creation and Strong Purcell Enhancement of Long-lived Nitrogen-Vacancy Spin Qubits in Diamond Photonic Crystal Cavities, Tim Schröder, MIT, USA
  • Experimental Boson Sampling with Integrated Photonics, Fabio Sciarrino; Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
7.2 Quantum Communications
  • Manipulation of Photons and Cold Atoms: Scalable Quantum Communication,Computation and Simulation, Jian-Wei Pan; USTC, China

7.3 Quantum Optical Measurement and Quantum Technologies

  • Interfacing Optical Quantum Memories with Telecommunication Optical Fibres, Hugues de Riedmatten, ICFO Barcelona and ICREA, Barcelona, Spain
  • Quantum Motion and Microwave Fields, Tauno Palomaki, University of Colorado, USA
  • Entanglement and Simplified Quantum Information Operations, Geoff Pryde; Griffith Univ., Australia

7.4 Nonlinear Optics in Micro/Nano-Optical Structures

  • Modelocking and Synchronization of Chip-Based Frequency Combs, Alex Gaeta; Cornell Univ., USA
  • Interaction-free All-optical Switches for Quantum Applications, Yuping Huang, Northestern University, USA
  • Nanophotonic Structures for Extreme Nonlinearities On-Chip, Michal Lipson, Cornell University, USA
  • Microwave Generation Using Nonlinear Optics in High-Q Resonators, Kerry Vahala; Caltech, USA

7.5 Optics and Photonics of Disordered Systems

  • Resonant and Non-resonant Electromagnetic Fields at the Nanoscale with Active Photonic-plasmonic Nanostructures, Luca Dal Negro; Boston Univ., USA

FiO 8: Vision and Color

8.1 Wavefront Sensing and Adaptive Optics for the Eye

  • Wavefront Aberrations of the Eye During the Development of Refractive Error, Nancy Coletta; New England College of Optometry, USA
  • Evolution of Ocular Wavefront Sensing, Jim Schwiegerling; University of Arizona, USA

8.2 Analysis of the Eye from the Retina to the Visual Cortex

  • Polarimetric Imaging of the Human Retina for the Quantification of Neural and Blood Vessel Status, Ann Elsner; Indiana University, USA
  • The Use of Masks and Split-detection in Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopy, Yusufu Sulai, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • Progress on Cellular Resolution Retinal Imaging: Setting the Stage for Translation Between Clinical and Basic Science, Robert J. Zawadzki; University of Califorinia, Davis, USA

8.3 Applications of Visual Science and Physiological Optics

  • Night Myopia Revisited with Adaptive Optics, Pablo Artal; Murcia University, Spain

8.4  Low-cost ophthalmic instrumentation and imaging (Joint with FiO 1)

  • mobileVision: A Face-mounted, Voice-activated, Non-mydriatic “Lucky” Ophthalmoscope, Ashok Veeraraghavan, Rice University, USA
  • NETRA-G: Towards a Subjective Self-Refraction, Vitor Pamplona, CTO, EyeNetra, USA

Laser Science

1. Photonic Crystals: Fundamentals and Applications

  • Cavity QED in Quantum Dot-photonic Crystal Nanocavity Coupled Systems, Yasuhiko Arakawa; University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Nanocavity and Nanobeam Waveguide Optomechanics, Paul Barclay; University of Calgary, Canada
  • Waveguides Arrays in Hexagonal Photonic Crystals, Martijn de Sterke; University of Sydney, Australia
  • Spontaneous Emission of Er atoms in Metallic Nanocavity, Yong-Hee Lee; KAIST, Korea
  • Towards Few-photon Optoelectronics with Photonic Crystal Devices, Arka Majumdar; University of Washington, USA
  • Topological States of Photons in Nanostructures, Alexander Poddubny; Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russia
  • Nonlinear Quantum Optics and Precision Measurements in Mesoscopic High-Q Optical Cavities, Chee Wei Wong; Columbia University, USA

2. Optical and Laser-Based Approaches in Chemical and Biological Sensing

  • Bioimaging and Quantum Sensing Using Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds, Huan-Cheng Chang; Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Taiwan
  • Single-Beam Stimulated Raman Scattering for sub-Microgram Standoff Detection of Explosives, Marcos Dantus; Michigan State University, USA
  • Chemical Imaging of Single Nanoparticles by Photothermal Microscopy, Bogdan Dragnea; Indiana University, USA
  • Evanescent Wave Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy in Application to Chemical and Biological Sensing, King-Chuen Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Optical Cavity-based Detection of Magnetic Field Effects in Condensed Phases, Stuart Mackenzie; Oxford University, UK
  • Time Resolved Frequency Comb Spectroscopy for Studying Gas Phase Free Radical Kinetics, Mitchio Okumura;Caltech, USA
  • Sensing of Protein Reactions Using Pulsed Laser Based Transient Grating, Masahide Terazima; Kyoto University, Japan
  • The Making of 3D Multi-Resolution Motion Pictures for the Microscopic Worlds, Haw Yang; Princeton University, USA
  • Bio-light for Optical Sensing, Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, KAIST, Korea

3. Filamentation of Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses

  • Solitonic Self-compression of 100-uJ 1.7-um Pulses to a Single Optical Cycle in a Hollow-core Kagome Lattice Fiber, Andrius Baltuska, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Interaction of Fi laments with Their Surroundings, Jean-Claude Diels, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Resonant Radiation from Collapsing Light Pulses and Spatiotemporal Light Bullets, Daniele Faccio, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Fully Microscopic Studies of Strong-Field Atom Ionization, Stephan Koch, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Non-perturbative Time-domain Modeling of Light-Matter Interactions for Computer Simulation in Extreme Nonlinear Optics, Miroslav Kolesik, University of Arizona, USA
  • Stimulated Emission from Filaments in Air, Andre Mysyrowicz, LOA – ENSTA ParisTech, France
  • Rogue Events in the Atmospheric Turbulence of Multifilaments, Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born Institute. Germany
  • Laser Filament-induced Ice Multiplication under Cirrus Cloud Conditions, Jean-Pierre Wolf, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Role of Filamentation in THz Wave Air Photonics, Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester, USA
  • Air Waveguides Generated by Femtosecond Filaments, Jared Wahlstrand, University of Maryland, USA

4. Cold Atoms and Molecules - Exploring New Physics with Quantum Degenerate Gases

  • Clusters and Cascades: Vortex Motion in 2D Quantum Turbulence, Ashton Bradley; Univ. of Otago, New Zealand
  • Phase Slips and Weak Links: Experiments with Superfluid Atom Circuits, Gretchen Campbell; NIST/Univ. of Maryland, USA
  • Lightspeed at a Snail's Pace: Relativity Meets Ultracold Physics, Lincoln Carr; Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Probing Quantum Many-body Physics with Bright Matter-wave Solitons and Ultracold Polar Molecules, Simon Cornish; Durham Univ., UK
  • Experiments With Bose-einstein Condensates In A Spin-orbit Coupled Optical Lattice, Peter Engels; Washington State Univ., USA
  • Vortex Dynamics In Spin-orbit Becs, Alexander Fetter; Standford Univ., USA
  • Monopoles in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates, David Hall; Amherst College, USA
  • Simulating Many-Body Dynamics in Systems of Cold Atoms, Molecules, and Ions, Johannes Schachenmayer; JILA/Univ. of Colorado, USA
  • Spin-dependent Gauge Fields in Atomic Gases, Ian Spielman; NIST/Univ. of Maryland, USA
  • Coherent Optics Of Magnon Waves In A Spinor Bose-einstein Condensate, Dan Stamper-Kurn; Univ. of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Quantum Hydrodynamics and Turbulence in Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates, Makota Tsubota; Osaka City Univ., Japan
  • Quantum Vortex Microscope for Observing Two-dimensional Vortex Dynamics in Bose-Einstein Condensates, Kali Wilson; College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA

5. Attosecond EUV and X-ray Light Sources and Their Applications

  • Tabletop Nanometer Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging in an Extended Reflection Mode, Dan Adams, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • A 200 Tw Driving Laser For Generating Microjoule Level Isolated Attosecond Pulses, Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Generation of Bright Isolated Attosecond Soft X-Ray Pulses Driven by Multi-Cycle Mid-Infrared Lasers, Ming-Chang Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Attosecond Probing of Atomic & Molecular Structure, Louis DiMauro, Ohio State University, USA
  • Sub-10 fs DUV Laser Pulses and Their Application to Ultrafast Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Takayoshi Kobayashi, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Attosecond Electronic Band Dynamics, Stephen R. Leone, University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Waveforms for Optimal Enhancement of High-order Harmonics by Synthesizing Two- or three-color Laser Fields, Chii-Dong Lin, Kansas State University, USA
  • Probing Atomic and Molecular Processes by Intense Attosecond Pulses, Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN, Japan
  • Probing and Controlling Electron Dynamics in Atoms and Molecules with Attosecond Electron Wave Packets, Xinhua Xie, Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

6. Innovative Resonator-Emitter Coupled Systems

  • Coupling Spins in Quantum Dots to Photonic Crystal Cavities, Sam Carter; Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Quantum Nano-Photonic Devices Based on Rare-Earth Doped Crystals, Andrei Faraon; Caltech, USA
  • Diamond Quantum and Nonlinear Photonics, Marco Loncar; Harvard University, USA
  • Breaking the Mirror Symmetry of Spontaneous Emission Via Spin-orbit Interaction of Light, Arno Rauschenbeutel, Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Austria
  • A Nanophotonic Quantum Phase Switch with a Single Atom, Jeff Thompson, Harvard University, USA
  • Quantum Emitters in Optical Nanocavities: Physics and Applications, Jelena Vuckovic; Stanford University, USA
  • Coherent Control of Light-Matter Interactions Using a Quantum Dot in a Cavity, Edo Waks; Joint Quantum Institute, Univ. of Maryland, USA

7. Quantum Information with Photons

  • Squeezing Enhanced Quantum Operation, Ulrik Lund Andersen; Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Engineering Parametric Down-conversion in Multimode Nonlinear Waveguides, Konrad Banaszek; University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Harnessing the Time-frequency Structure of Ultrafast Quantum States, Benjamin Brecht;  University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Quantitative Quantum Communication: Practical Realizations of Exponential Quantum Advantage, Norbert Lütkenhaus; University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Practical Limits of an Optimized Quantum Receiver, Christoph Marquardt; Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
  • Raman Memories For Synchronized Quantum Photonics, Joshua Nunn; University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Bidirectional And Efficient Conversion Between Microwave And Optical Light, Cindy Regal, University of Colorado at Boulder, JILA, USA
  • Experimental Realisation of a Measurement-based Noiseless Linear Amplifiers, Thomas Symul; Australian National University, Australia
  • Quantum Communication in Space, Rupert Ursin; Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Australian Academy of Sciences, Australia

8. Semiconductor Nanooptics

  • Probing Electron-Photon Interactions at the Saddle Point in Graphene, Rolf Binder; University of Arizona, USA
  • Quantum Optical Experiments in Semicondcutor Quantum Well Systems, Steve Cundiff;  JILA, University of Colorado, USA
  • Coherent Bloch Oscillations Driven by Ultrastrong THz Excitation, Rupert Huber; University of Regensburg,Germany
  • Quantum-dot Microcavity Lasers with Superradiant Coupling and Non-classical Light Emission, Frank Jahnke; University of Bremen, Germany
  • Ultrashort-pulse Generation Using VECSELs and MIXSELs, Ursula Keller; ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Quantum Theory of Dropletons, Mackillo Kira; Philips-University Marburg, Germany
  • Terahertz Experiments on Microcavities, Yun-Shik Lee; Oregon State University, USA
  • Semiconductor Quantum Light Sources for Integrated Quantum Photonic Applications, Peter Michler; University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • VCESL Theory & Experiment, Jerry Moloney; University of Arizona, USA
  • Ge Nanowire Experiments, Ted Norris; University of Michigan, USA
  • Optical Control of Electron and Nuclear States, Duncan Steel; University of Michigan, USA


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