• Technical Conference:  17–21 September 2017
  • Exhibition:  19–20 September 2017

2016 Invited Speakers and Topics

FiO 1: Optical Design and Instrumentation

  • 1.1 Optical Design and Instrumentation

    Cristina Canavesi, University of Rochester, USA
    3D High-definition Wide Field-of-view Optical Coherence Microscopy Advancing Real-time in-vivo Cellular Imaging

  • John Rogers, Synopsys, USA
    Tolerance Eigenmode Analysis Of Optical Systems

  • 1.2 Optical Fabrication & Testing

    Dae Wook Kim, University of Arizona , USA
    Optical Metrology Systems Spanning the Full Spatial Frequency Spectrum

  • Tayyab Suratwala, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Optical Fabrication Science & Technology for High Energy Laser Optics

  • 1.3 Optics in Consumer Electronics

    Bernard Kress, Microsoft Corporation, USA
    Human Centric Optical Design Enabling Next Generation Wearable Displays

  • 1.4 Coherence, Interference, and Polarization

    Miguel Alonso, University of Rochester, USA
    Propagation-invariant beams: a ray-optical perspective

  • Yangjian Cai, Soochow University, China
    Generation and Propagation of a Partially Coherent Beam

  • 1.5 Three-Dimensional Optical Structure Design, Fabrication and Nanopatterning

    Michael Fiddy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
    Inverse methods and the design of subwavelength scattering elements for superresolution

  • Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK
    Reconfigurable photonics metasurfaces

  • 1.6 Wavefront Sensing, Wavefront Control and Adaptive Optics

    Martin Booth, Oxford University, UK
    Advances in Adaptive Optics for Microscopy and Nanoscopy

  • Michael Hart, University of Arizona , USA
    Tomographic wave-front sensing for terrestrial imaging over extended fields of view

  • 1.7 Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging

    Marc Christensen, Southern Methodist University, USA
    Imaging Beyond the Limits: active imaging for enhancing resolution, 3D information, and indirect imaging.

  • Euan McLeod, University of Arizona , USA
    Nanoparticle and Virus Sensing Enabled by Computational Lensfree Imaging

FiO 2: Optical Sciences

  • 2.1 Laser-Plasma Acceleration & Sources

    Marco Borghesi, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
    Recent advances in laser-driven ion acceleration research

  • Sven Steinke, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Staging of laser-plasma accelerators

  • 2.2 Combs, HHG & Attoscience

    Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    Attosecond Light Sources in the Water Window

  • Lucille Rutkowski, Umea University, Sweden
    Cavity-Enhanced Fourier Transform and Vernier Spectroscopy with Optical Frequency Combs

  • 2.3 Laser-Matter Interaction

    Baohua Jia, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Graphene oxide thin films for functional photonic devices

  • Eric Mazur, Harvard University, USA
    Laser Doping and Texturing of Silicon for Advanced Optoelectronic Devices

  • 2.4 Ultrafast Lasers & Applications

    Andrius Melninkaitis, Vilnius University Laser Research Center, Lithuania
    Time-resolved holographic imaging of femtosecond laser-induced damage process in dielectric thin films

  • Peter Norreys, Oxford University, UK
    Prospects for Multi-kJ Plasma Amplifiers

  • Oleg Pronin, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
    High-power femtosecond thin-disk oscillators for mid-infrared and extreme ultraviolet generation

  • 2.5 Exotic States of Light

    Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Quantum and classical properties of vector modes

  • Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
    Towards chiral materials science based on optical vortices illumination

  • Monika A. Ritsch-Marte, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Exotic States of Light for Microscopy

FiO 3: Optics in Biology and Medicine

  • 3.1 Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography

    Caroline Boudoux, École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
    Double-clad fiber couplers: novel devices for multimodal imaging.

  • Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts University, USA
    Unraveling Tissue Metabolism using Endogenous, Two-photon Imaging: Mechanisms and Diagnostic Biomarkers

  • Christine Hendon, Columbia University, USA
    Monitoring and Guidance of Arrhythmia Therapy with Optics

  • Irina Larina, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
    Live Imaging of Reproductive and Developmental Events in Mouse Model with Optical Coherence Tomography

  • 3.2 Diffuse Optics, Molecular Imaging and Hybrid Optical and Acoustic Methodologies

    Regine Choe, University of Rochester, USA
    Diffuse Optics for Monitoring Bone Healing and Cancer Treatments

  • Adam Thomas Eggebrecht, Washington University in St Louis, USA
    Bedside Mapping of Human Brain Function with High Density Diffuse Optical Tomography

  • 3.3 Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine

    Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University, USA
    Integrated Dual-modal Microscope for Imaging of Key Metabolic and Vascular Endpoints in Preclinical Cancer Models

  • Nicholas Stone, University of Exeter, UK
    Raman spectroscopic tools for medical applications.

  • 3.4 Novel Fiber-optics and Endoscopic Methodologies

    Jerome Mertz, Boston University, USA
    High Dynamic Range Imaging in Brain Tissue

  • Eric J. Seibel, University of Washington, USA
    Scanning Fiber Endoscope

  • 3.6 Photoactivation, Phototherapy and LightIinteractions withTissue

    Adela Ben-Yakar, University of Texas as Austin, USA
    Kagome Fiber Based Ultrafast Laser Microsurgery Probes

  • Jonathan Lovell, SUNY Buffalo, USA
    Chemophototherapy with Porphyrin-Phospholipid Liposomes: A Treatment Possibility for Solid Tumors

  • 3.7 Optics Meets Neuroscience

    Daniel C. Cote, Universite Laval, Canada
    Imaging Activity in the Spinal Cord

  • Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy
    Multi scale morpho-functional characterization of damage and rehabilitation after stroke

  • Shaoqun Zeng, Huazhong Univ of Science & Technology, China
    Chemical sectioning: high throughput imaging brain networks ex vivo at synaptic resolution

FiO 4: Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

  • 4.1 High-Capacity Optical Communications and Data Centers

    Fernando Guiomar, Politecnico di Torino , Italy
    Advanced Techniques for Digital Nonlinear Compensation in Multi-carrier Optical Transmission Systems

  • Hao Hu , Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    Ultra-broadband Nonlinear Optical Signal Processing for Optical Communications

  • Xiang Zhou, Google , USA
    Large-data Center Interconnect: Emerging Technologies And Scaling Challenges

  • 4.2 Optical Fiber Sensors

    Armando Ricciardi, Università del Sannio , Italy
    Lab-on-fiber Technology for Chemical and Biological Sensing

  • 4.3 Novel Light Generation and Manipulation in Fiber Devices

    Benjamin Wetzel, INRS Montreal , Canada
    The Inviscid Burgers' Equation in Nonlinear Fiber Optics

  • 4.5 Optical Fibers for Space Projects

    Jing Jin, Beihang University - Beijing , China
    Miniaturized Fiber Optical Gyroscopes for Space Applications

  • 4.6 High-Power Fiber Lasers and Beam Combining

    Angel Flores, Air Force Research Lab , USA
    Coherent Beam Combining and Nonlinear Suppression of Multi-kw All-fiber Amplifiers

  • Hakan Sayinc, Lazer Zentrum , Germany
    All-fiber Combining Concepts in the Wavelength Range Around 2 µm

FiO 5: Integrated Photonics

  • 5.1 Silicon Photonics

    Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA

  • Andrew Poon, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
    Single Nanoparticle Detection Using Silicon Nitride Two-Dimensional Coupled-Resonator Optical-Waveguides

  • Ming C. Wu, University of California Berkeley, USA
    New Opportunities with, and Future Challenges of, Optical Fibre Sensor Technology

  • 5.2 Hybrid Integration

    Jonathan Klamkin, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    3D Hybrid Integration for Silicon Photonics

  • Gunther Roelkens, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
    III-V-on-silicon Photonic Integrated circuits for optical Communication and Sensing

  • 5.3 Strongly Confined Nanoscale Waveguide and Resonator Devices

    Alfredo de Rossi, Thales Research & Technology, France
    High-Q photonic crystal resonators for nonlinear optics

  • Marko Loncar, Harvard University, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Amir Safavi-Naeini, Stanford University, USA
    Silicon optomechanical structures and coherent microwave-to-optical converters

  • 5.4 Plasmonics

    Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Plasmonics  -  Ultra-Fast Communications at the Microscale

  • Volker Sorger, George Washington University, USA
    Physical Scaling Laws of Nanophotonics

  • Kimani C. Toussaint, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Novel applications of plasmonic bowtie nanoantennas in the presence of heating

  • 5.5 Integrated Nonlinear Optics

    Mark Foster, John Hopkins University, USA
    An Unspoofable Ultrafast Silicon Photonic Physical Key

  • Kerry Vahala, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Soliton Mode Locking in Optical Microcavities

  • 5.6 Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics

    Sanjay Krishna, Center for High Technology Materials, USA
    Antimonid Based Mid-Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays

  • Graham Reed, University of Southampton, UK
    Mid IR Silicon Photonics

  • 5.7 General Integrated Photonics

    Shaya Fainman, University of California San Diego, USA
    Nanophotonics Technology and Applications

  • Sven Höfling, University of St. Andrews, UK
    Towards an Integrated Quantum Photonics Platform on GaAs

FiO 6: Quantum Electronics

  • 6.1 Integrated Quantum Optics

    Hui Cao, Yale University, USA
    Speckle-Based Spectrometers

  • Fabio Sciarrino, Univ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
    Implementation and certification of Boson Sampling with integrated photonics

  • Mordechai Segev, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    Artificial Gauge Fields and Photonic Topological Phenomena

  • Hong Tang, Yale University, USA
    Hybrid Silicon Photonic Circuits for Chip-Scale Quantum Optics

  • Anatoly Zayats, King's College London, UK
    Nonlinear Metamaterial Nanophotonics

  • 6.2 Quantum Communication and Networking

    Akira Furusawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Hybrid Quantum Information Processing

  • Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Optical Realisation of Communication Protocols with an Quantitative Quantum Communication Advantage

  • Christoph Marquardt, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    Practical continuous variable QKD in fiber and free space systems

  • Timothy Ralph, University of Queensland, Australia
    Boson Sampling with Continuous Variable Measurements

  • Wolfgang Tittel, University of Calgary, Canada
    Quantum Teleportation across the Calgary Fibre Network

  • Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
    Interference for Quantum Time-Bin States in Satellite Channels

  • 6.3 Quantum Optical Measurement and Quantum Technologies

    Markus Aspelmeyer, Universitat Wien, Austria
    New Frontiers in Quantum Optomechanics: From Levitation to Gravitation

  • Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa, Canada
    The Promise of Quantum Imaging

  • Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, UK
    First-Photon 3D Imaging with a Single-Pixel Camera

  • Nicolas Treps, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
    Quantum Networks with Optical Frequency Combs

  • Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Title to be Announced

  • Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford, UK
    Photonic Quantum Networks

  • Andrew White, University of Queensland, Australia
    Putting the Photon into Photonics

  • 6.4 Nonlinear Optics in Micro/Nano-Optical Structures

    Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Soliton Kerr Frequency Combs on a Chip

  • Natalia Litchinitser, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Nonlinear Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media

  • Eli Yablonovitch, University of California Berkeley, USA
    Optical Antenna Spontaneous Emission: How Much Faster Than Stimulated Emission?

  • Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK
    Gain Optical Nonlinearities and Non-volatile Switching in Photonic Metamaterials

  • 6.6 General Quantum Electronics

    Hanieh Fattahi, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
    Towards attosecond pulse generation in the X-ray regime

  • Evgenii Narimanov, Purdue University, USA
    Photonic Hyperctystals

FiO 7: Vision and Color

  • 7.1 Novel Design Concepts for Eye Correction and Vision Simulators

    Carlos Dorronsoro, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
    SimVis: See-through Simulation of Presbyopic Corrections

  • Earl Smith, University of Houston, USA
    Myopia Control Off-axis Correction Lenses

  • Marrie van der Mooren, Abbott Medical Optics, Netherlands
    New Technologies to Increase the Range of Vision of Intraocular Lenses

  • 7.2 Understanding Myopia Development

    Sally MacFadden, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Myopia Development in Guinea Pigs

  • Donald O. Mutti, Ohio State University, USA
    Control of Myopia Progression in Children: Inside and Outside

  • 7.3 Probing Ocular Biomechanics with Imaging Technologies

    Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland
    Air Puff OCT

  • Seok Hyun A. Yun, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Brillouin microscopy for ocular biomechanics

  • 7.4 Novel Applications of Fetosecond Lasers in Ophthalmology

    Jonathan David Ellis, University of Rochester, USA
    IRIS – A New Paradigm in Laser Refractive Correction

  • Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester, USA
    Multiphoton Retinal Imaging

  • 7.5 Optics Meets Neuroscience

    Bart Borghuis, University of Louisville Medical Center, USA
    Parallel Processing in the Visual System

  • Daniel C. Cote, Universite Laval, Canada
    Optical Metabolic Imaging Using Endogenous Two-photon Imaging

  • Ania Majewska, University of Rochester, USA
    Imaging Microglia in the Physiological Brain

  • Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy
    Multi Scale Morpho-functional Characterization of Damage and Rehabilitation After Stroke

  • Lawrence Sincich, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Cone Signals, Adaptive Optics, and the Brain

  • Shaoqun Zeng, Huazhong Univ of Science & Technology, China
    Chemical Sectioning: high throughput imaging brain networks ex vivo at synaptic resolution

Laser Science

  • 1. Advances in X-Ray and XUV Laser Science and Applications

    Zhensheng Tao, University of Colorado at Boulder, JILA, USA
    Influence of the Material Band Structure on Attosecond Electron Dynamics in Transition Metals

  • Thomas Brabec, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Strong Field Physics in the Condensed Matter Phase

  • Louis DiMauro, Ohio State University , USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University, USA
    HHG in Solids: Multi-band Couplings Leading to Multiple Plateaus

  • Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
    Extreme ultraviolet generation in Bulk solids: Linking multi-PHz Electronics and Photonics

  • Ulrich Huttner, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Germany
    Strong-Field High Harmonic and Sideband Generation in Solids and Atoms

  • David Reis, Stanford University, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Mark Stockman, Georgia State University, USA
    To be Determined

  • Giulio Vampa, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Plasmonic-enhanced High harmonic Generation from Bulk Silicon

  • 2. Multiphoton Effects

    Govind Agarwal, University of Rochester, USA
    Multiphoton Interactions in Nonlinear Optical Waveguides

  • Stavros Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Method for Transient Modulation of Refractive Index Under Exposure to High-Power Laser Pulses

  • Giovani Milione, NEC Labs, USA
    Medical applications of mid-IR fibre laser technologies.

  • Lingyan Shi, Columbia University, USA
    An in vivo Two-Photon Fluorescence Approach to Quantify the Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability for Drug Delivery in Brain

  • R.J. Taylor, Imperial College, UK
    Non-linear wavelength extension of fibre laser systems

  • 3. Advanced Nano-Photonic Lasers: Science and Application

    Wei Cao, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    Transient Wave Mixing Spectroscopy Using High Order Harmonic Attosecond Pulses and Few-cycle NIR Laser

  • Christopher Milne, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
    Opportunities for Research at the SwissFEL Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser

  • Pallab Bhattacharya, University of Michigan, USA
    InGaN/GaN Dot-in-Nanowire Lasers on Silicon

  • Hui Cao, Yale University, USA
    Spatial Coherence Engineering of Lasers

  • Hui Deng, University of Michigan, USA
    Coherent Polariton Lasing in a Designable Microcavity

  • Steven G. Johnson, MIT, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Peter McMahon, Stanford University, USA
    Combinatorial Optimization with Coherent Ising Machines based on Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators

  • Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan
    Recent Progress in Photonic Crystals

  • Marin Soljacic, MIT, USA
    Enhanced Lasing Through Tailoring of Photonic Density of States

  • Takashi Yabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Title to be Announced

  • 4. Quantum Light Sources

    Mete Atature, University of Cambridge, UK
    Title to be Announced

  • Chitraleema Chakraborty, University of Rochester, USA
    Quantum light from individual defects in atomically thin semiconductors

  • Han Htoon, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
    New Types of Artificial Atoms and Molecules for Quantum Information Technologies

  • Qiang Lin, University of Rochester, USA
    Quantum light on silicon photonic chips

  • Vincenzo Savona, EPFL (Switzerland), Switzerland
    Single photons from weakly nonlinear photonic structures

  • Tim Schroder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Single defect Centers in Wide-bandgap Materials: Stable, Bright and Pure Quantum Light Sources

  • Pascale Senellart, CNRS-LPN, France
    High performances integrated single photon sources

  • 5. Integrated Quantum Photonics

    Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Alberto Peruzzo, RMIT University, Australia
    Experimental photonic quantum state transfer and self-guided tomography

  • Milos Popovic, Colorado University-Boulder, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Stefan Preble, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    Quantum Silicon Photonics: Photon sources and Circuits

  • Kartik Srinivasan, NIST, USA
    Nanophotonic resonators for quantum frequency conversion

  • Mark Thompson, University of Bristol, USA
    Advances in Silicon Quantum

  • 6. Nanoreciprocal and Topological Photonic Devices

    Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Alexandre Khanikaev, Queen's College CUNY, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Sunil Mittal, University of Maryland, USA
    Robust Transport of Time-Bin Entangled Photons in a 2D Topological System

  • Mikael Rechtsman, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Majorana-like zero modes in a two-dimensional photonic topological insulator

  • Mordechai Segev, Technion, USA
    New Ideas on Photonic Topological Insulators

  • Gennady Shvets, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Mid-infrared Wavelength Conversion in Chalcogenide Optical Microfibers

  • Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago, USA
    Topological Cavity QED: Landau Levels in Curved Space to Microwave Chern Insulators

  • Bo Zhen, MIT, USA
    Topological Theory of Disallowed Couplings

  • 7. Nano-Plasmonics for Spectroscopy and Imaging

    Ralph Jimenez, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • Joanna Atkin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Nanoscale Characterization and Control of Functional Materials Using Near-field Spectroscopy

  • Carlos Baiz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Ultrafast Methods for Investigating Structure and Dynamics of Biological Systems

  • Hrvoje Petek, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Ultrafast Microscopy of Plasmonic Modes of Ag Nanocrystals Grown on Si Substrates

  • 8. Advances in X-ray and XUV Laser Science and Applications

    Jonathan Marangos, Imperial College London, UK
    HHG Generated Soft X-ray Supercontinuum for Absorption Spectroscopy

  • Yoann Pertot, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Title to be Announced

  • Kevin Prince, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
    Exploiting the Longitudinal Coherence of FERMI: Coherent Control with Multicolor FEL Pulses

  • Zhensheng Tao, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
    To be Determined

  • Wilfried Wurth, Universität Hamburg, Germany
    Time-Resolved XUV and X-Ray Spectroscopy at the Free-Electron Laser Facility FLASH

  • Andrew Aquila, Stanford University/SLAC, USA
    Single Particle Imaging at the Linac Coherent Light Source

  • Tetsuo Katayama, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) , Japan
    Frontiers of X-ray Science Developed with an XFEL Facility SACLA

  • William Schlotter, Stanford University/SLAC, USA
    Soft X-ray Free Electron Laser Science at LCLS and Opportunities at LCLS II

  • Josh Vura-Weiss, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne, USA
    Shrinking the Synchrotron: Tabletop Extreme Ultraviolet Absorption of Transition Metal Complexes

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