• Technical Conference:  16 – 20 September 2018
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  18 – 19 September 2018

2017 Invited Speakers and Topics

FiO 1: Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation

  • 1.1 Optical Systems for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

    Hong Hua, The University of Arizona, United States
    Toward occlusion-capable optical see-through head-mounted displays

  • David Luebke, NVIDIA Corporation, United States
    Title to be Announced

  • 1.2 Optical Systems for Automotive Applications

    Ira Moskowitz, The Innovation Institute at the MassTech Collaborative, United States
    The Photonics Supply Chain for Autonomous Vehicles - Technology, Tools and Talent

  • Yasuhiro Takaki, Tokyo Univ of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
    Flat-panel See-through Display for Augmented Reality Using Symmetric Integral Imaging System

  • 1.3 Fabrication and Instrumentation for Nanophotonics

    Euan McLeod, University of Arizona, United States
    3D Nanophotonic Systems for Biosensing and Integrated Photonics

  • Cun-Zheng Ning, Tsinghua University, Arizona State University, United States
    Semiconductor Nanolasers Based on 2D Monolayer Gain Media Integrated with Silicon Waveguides

  • 1.4 Design and Instrumentation for Optics in Computing

    Kelvin Wagner, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
    Deep Learning Optical Devices and Architectures

  • 1.5 Design, Instrumentation and Testing of Optical Devices and Systems

    Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University, Korea (the Republic of)
    Waveguide-type See-through 3D Head-mounted Displays Without Accommodation Vergence Mismatch

  • Junsuk Rho, POSTECH, Korea (the Republic of)
    Realization of 3D Metamaterial and Plasmonic Devices at Optical Frequencies

  • Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States
    How Freeform Optics Induced Optical Aberrations Matter

FiO 2: Optical Interactions

  • 2.3 Light-Matter Interactions

    Tyler Neely, University of Queensland, University of Queensland,
    Advanced Optical Trapping of Ultracold Atoms for Studying Superfluid Transport and Turbulence

  • Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, Dodd-Walls centre for photonics and quantum technologies, New Zealand
    Dispersion mapping for tissue differentiation in optical coherence tomography

  • Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, United States
    3D Computational Microscopy in Scattering Media

  • 2.4 Ultrafast Lasers and Applications

    Derryck Reid, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
    Chemical Sensing From 3–13 µm Using Femtosecond Optical Parametric Oscillators

  • 2.5 Complex States of Light

    Peter Banzer, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
    Exploring Exotic Polarization Topologies in Complex 3D Electromagnetic Fields

  • Hilton de Aguiar, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Paris, France
    Structural microscopy via engineered scattered light

  • Sile Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Inst of Science & Technology, Japan
    Higher Order Modes of Ultrathin Optical Fibers for Particle Manipulation

FiO 3: Quantum Electronics

  • 3.1 Quantum Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

    Sara Ducci, Université Paris Diderot, France
    AlGaAs photonic devices for quantum information

  • Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada
    Quantum State Engineering on Chip

  • Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, United States
    Exploring Many-Body Dynamics on a Programmable 50 Atom Quantum Simulator

  • Ekaterina Poutrina, Air Force Research Laboratory, UES, Inc., United States
    Nonreciprocal on the Nanoscale: Nonlinear Generation via Multipole Interference

  • 3.2 Applications of Quantum Electronics in Automotive and Other Mobile Systems

    Lute Maleki, OEwaves Inc, Strobe, Inc., United States
    Automotive LiDAR: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Ben Williams, University of Oxford,
    Laser-based measurements of combustion engines – inside and outside.

  • 3.3 Quantum and Classical Optical Computation

    Daniel Brunner, CNRS - FEMTO-ST, France
    Photonic Networks for Neuromorphic Computing

  • Remi Geiger, LNE-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, France
    Precision Inertial Measurements with Cold Atom Interferometers

  • Alexander Sergienko, Boston University, United States
    Quantum Simulation of Complex Hamiltonians with Directionally Unbiased Linear-Optical Multiports

  • Birgitta Whaley, University of California Berkeley, United States
    Single Photon Absorption by Single Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Systems

  • 3.4 Quantum Communication and Networking

    Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Ion-photon Interfaces for Quantum Networks

  • Rik van Gorsel, Boston Electronics Corp., United States
    New detectors and advanced electronics for quantum-based technologies

  • 3.5 General Quantum Electronics

    C. Martijn de Sterke, University of Sydney , Australia
    Propagation and Scaling of Pure Quartic Solitons

  • Thomas Gerrits, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States
    High-efficiency Superconducting Detectors and Their Applications in Quantum Optics

  • Virginia Lorenz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
    Multidimensional Tomography of Photon-pair Sources Using Stimulated Emission

  • Jean Pierre Wolf, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
    Creating and dissipating clouds in the atmosphere with ultrashort lasers

  • Adam Wyatt, STFC Central Laser Facility, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Attosecond Sampling of Arbitrary Optical Waveforms

FiO 4: Photonics

  • 4.1 Silicon Photonics and Hybrid Integration

    Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University, United States
    Title to be Announced

  • David A. B. Miller, Stanford University, United States
    Arbitrary and Self-configuring Optics – New Opportunities for Integrated Photonics

  • Joyce Poon, University of Toronto, Canada
    Progress on Multilayer Silicon Nitride-on-Silicon Integrated Photonic Platforms

  • Thomas van Vaerenbergh, Hewlett Packard, United States
    Silicon Photonics

  • 4.2 Nanoscale Waveguide and Resonator Devices

    Kerry Vahala, Caltech,
    Soliton Microcomb Physics and Applications

  • 4.3 Plasmonics and Metamaterials

    Nathalie de Leon, Princeton University,
    New Color Centers in Diamond for Long Distance Quantum Communication

  • Yuri Kivshar, The Australian National University, Australia
    All-dielectric Nanophotonics and Metasurfaces Govern by Mie Resonances

  • Sven Otte, Sicoya GmBH, Germany
    How Monolithic Photonic Integration Can Help to Overcome Frontiers in Optics.

  • 4.5 General Photonics and Fiber Optics

    Michel Digonnet, Stanford University, United States
    Title to be Announced

  • Oleg Sinkin, TE SubCom, United States
    High-Capacity Undersea Transmission

FiO 5: Biomedical Optics

  • 5.1 Integration of Optics, Vehicles, and Humans

    Angela Harrivel, NASA Langley Research Center, United States
    Functional NIRS for attention monitoring

  • 5.2 Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Applications for Sensing and Therapy in Biological Systems

    Francisco Robles, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
    Ultraviolet Hyperspectral Interferometric Microscopy

  • 5.4 Optics to Diagnose, Monitor, and Treat Disease

    Ken Chu, Duke University,
    Nanoscale phase imaging of live cells

  • Sylvain Gioux, Universite de Strasbourg, Harvard Medical School, France
    Real-time quantitative optical imaging for surgery

  • T. Joshua Pfefer, FDA Ctr Devices & Radiological Health, United States
    Towards Standardization of Clinical Biophotonic Device Technologies

  • Danuta Sampson, University of Western Australia, Lions Eye Institute, Australia
    Optical Coherence Tomography in Ophthalmology: Current Applications and Future Directions

FiO 6: Information Acquisition, Processing and Display

  • 6.1 Computational or Transformation Optics and Optics in Computing

    Ginni Grover, Intel Labs, United States
    Computational Optical Imaging for 3D Capture and Display Devices

  • 6.3 Display Technology for Automotive and VR or AR Applications

    Hirokazu Kato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    Next Challenge for Augmented Reality as a Smart Display Technology

  • Yuji Sakamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Head-mounted Holographic Display with Correct Depth-focusing for AR

  • 6.4 General Information Acquisition, Processing and Display

    Regine Choe, University of Rochester, United States
    Non-contact Scanning Diffuse Correlation Tomography for Blood Flow Monitoring During Bone Healing

  • Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States
    High Resolution Imaging with a Moving Coded Aperture

FiO 7: Vision and Color

  • 7.1 Mixed or Virtual Reality - Novel Challenges for Vision Sciences

    Emily Cooper, Dartmouth College, United States
    The Potential for Improving Impaired Vision with Augmented Reality

  • Joohwan Kim, NVIDIA Corporation, United States
    Perceptual considerations for building a foveated display for VR/AR

  • 7.3 Visual factors in Driving

    Carryl Baldwin, George Mason University,
    Visual and Multi-modal In-vehicle Collision Warnings

Laser Science

  • 1. Frontiers in X-ray laser spectroscopy

    Kelly Gaffney, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, United States
    Finding Intersections Between Electronic Excited States with Ultrafast X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy

  • Dennis Gardner, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
    First Demonstration of Sub-Wavelength Imaging at Short Wavelengths

  • Munira Khalil, University of Washington, United States
    Probing Electron Delocalization with Femtosecond X-ray Spectroscopy

  • Kazuhiko Misawa, Tokyo Univ of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo Univ of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
    Femtosecond Time-resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Liquids Using the SPring-8 Angstrom Compact Free-Electron Laser (SACLA

  • Philippe Wernet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
    Chemical and Bio-chemical X-ray Spectroscopy at Current and Future X-ray Lasers

  • 2. High-harmonic Generation: Time, Energy, and Complexity

    Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford University, United States
    Electron motion induced by HHG and strong fields

  • Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, United States
    New Generation Attosecond X-ray Light Sources

  • Oliver Gessner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
    Ultrafast X-ray Studies of Chemical and Interfacial Dynamics

  • Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Dual-comb Spectroscopy with One Unstabilized Semiconductor Laser

  • Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Attosecond Dynamics Without Dipole Approximation

  • Martin Schultze, Max Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Germany
    Attosecond Charge-transfer Dynamics in Condensed Matter

  • Vivishek Sudhir, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland
    Quantum Limits on Measurement and Control of a Mechanical Oscillator

  • Shuo Sun, University of Maryland, College Park, United States
    Nanophotonic Spin-photon Quantum Transistor

  • 3. Novel Lasers

    Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Simulating Spins with Coupled Lasers

  • Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States
    Advances in Microscale Parity-time-symmetric Lasers

  • Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, United States
    Random Lasers in the Mid-infrared and Terahertz

  • 4. Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

    Sergey Bozhevolnyi, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    Plasmon-empowered Single-photon Sources

  • Tal Galfsky, City University of New York, CUNY Graduate Center,
    Control of Light-matter Interaction Using Photonic Hypercrystals

  • Domenico Pacifici, Brown University, United States
    Title to be Announced

  • Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester, United States
    Title to be Announced

  • Gary Wiederrecht, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
    Broadband Hot Electron Creation and Ultrafast Optical Responses in Nanoscale Gap Plasmon Metasurfaces

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