CLEO/Europe 2019 Topics

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CA – Solid-state Lasers

Chair: Christian Kraenkel, University of Hamburg, Germany
Advances in solid-state lasers: novel solid-state lasers and amplifiers; high-power and high-energy lasers; power-scalable laser architectures; solid-state micro-chip lasers; crystalline waveguide lasers ns- and ps-pulse generation; short wavelength lasers; mid-infrared lasers; wavelength tuning techniques and tunable lasers; intracavity wavelength conversion; upconversion lasers; techniques for thermal management and beam quality control; amplitude and frequency stability; novel pump sources and pumping configurations; laser resonator design; spectroscopic characterisation of solid-state gain media; advanced laser crystals and glasses; laser characterisation and modelling; lasers for large-scale facilities.

CB – Semiconductor Lasers

Chair: Mariangela Gioannini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
New technology, devices and applications; UV lasers, visible lasers, near-infrared lasers; mid to far-infrared semiconductor lasers including quantum cascade and inter-subband lasers; quantum well, wire, dot and dash lasers; high power and high brightness lasers; vertical (extended) cavity surface emitting lasers; optically-pumped semiconductor lasers; photonic crystal semiconductor lasers, micro-cavity lasers, nanolasers, plasmonic lasers, polariton lasers; semiconductor ring lasers; short-pulse generation, mode locking; semiconductor optical amplifiers; novel characterization techniques; functional applications, including but not limited to: switching, clock recovery, signal processing; semiconductor lasers in integrated photonic circuits; laser dynamics, synchronization, chaos.

CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications

Chair: Jérôme Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sources for generating terahertz (far-infrared) radiation in the range from 200 GHz to 100 THz, based on various physical principles including ultrafast time-domain systems, direct generation using terahertz lasers, and sources based on nonlinear optical mixing and laser-created plasmas; applications using terahertz radiation for spectroscopy, nonlinear THz phenomena, sensing, and imaging; advances in terahertz communications; new terahertz measurement techniques and instrumentation, including advances in imaging, detector technologies, terahertz devices, terahertz imaging and environmental monitoring.

CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Chair: Gregor Knoop, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Novel applications of nonlinear optical phenomena and new devices; nonlinear frequency conversion for the UV, visible and IR; telecommunications applications and all-optical switching; all-optical delay lines and slow light; optical parametric devices such as optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators; nonlinear optics in waveguides and fibres, including photonic crystal structures and microstructured optical fibres; quasi-phasematched materials and devices; novel nonlinear materials; metamaterials and nanostructures; stimulated scattering processes and devices; applications of optical solitons and photorefractives; electro-optic and Kerr devices in crystals and semiconductors; Raman based devices including amplifiers and lasers; nonlinear probing of surfaces; multi-photon imaging and coherent Raman microscopy; quantum oriented applications.

CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterisation

Chair: Pier Sazio, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Fabrication of optical materials; new crystalline and glass laser materials in bulk, fiber and waveguide geometry; micro- and nano-fabrication and -engineering techniques; heterogeneous integration techniques; optical characterisation of laser and nonlinear materials, micro-structured fibre and photonic crystal waveguides, micro- and nano-crystalline materials, single defect centres, quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots, nano-tubes and nano-needles, innovative organic materials.

CF – Ultrafast Optical Technologies

Chair: Hans-Jakob Woerner, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Femtosecond and picosecond pulse generation from solid state, fiber and waveguide sources; mode-locked lasers; few-cycle optical pulses; pulse compression, carrier-envelope phase stabilization and pulse characterization; light waveform synthesis metrology; ultrashort-pulse semiconductor lasers and devices; ultrafast parametric amplifiers and parametric chirped pulse amplifiers; ultrashort-pulse mid-IR generation; supercontinuum generation; dispersion management; ultrafast electro-optics; pulse-shaping; carrier-envelope effects; ultrafast characterization methods and measurement techniques, ultrafast optoelectronic systems and devices; applications of ultrafast technology, technological aspects of ultrafast spectroscopy; ultrafast microscopic techniques; electro-optic sampling; ultrashort XUV and  x-ray pulse generation.

CG – High-Field Laser and Attosecond Science

Chair: Lukas Gallmann, University of Bern, Bern and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Strong-field and attosecond phenomena; attosecond pulse generation; strong-field ionization and ionization dynamics; novel technologies for high-field physics and attosecond science; probing of ultrafast dynamics with intense free-electron laser pulses; control of high-field and attosecond phenomena; laser-driven rescattering and recollision phenomena; high-harmonic generation; time-resolved XUV/soft x-ray spectroscopy, interferometry and microscopy; attosecond and femtosecond diffraction imaging with electrons or photons; molecular dynamics driven by strong fields or probed by high-field/attosecond methods; attosecond or strong-field driven electron dynamics in the condensed phase, bulk media, nanostructures, quantum-confined structures or at surfaces/interfaces; ultra-high-intensity laser physics and technology; laser-plasma interaction and particle acceleration; relativistic nonlinear optical phenomena.

CH – Optical Sensing and Microscopy

Chair: Marian Marciniak, National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland
Inspection of a wide range of objects, from the macroscopic to the nanometric scale; recent progress in all aspects of optical sensing and metrology, particularly in new photonic sensor technologies and applications ; plasmonic sensors; metamaterial sensors; biosensors; terahertz sensors; new trends in optical remote sensing; fibre sensors using conventional and photonic crystal fibres; active multispectral and hyperspectral imaging; sensor multiplexing; novel spectroscopic techniques, nanospectroscopy; applications and systems; novel measurement methods and devices based on interferometry; holography; diffractometry or scatterometry; critical dimension metrology; multiscale surface metrology; UV and DUV microscopy; resolution enhancement technologies in microscopy; inverse problems; adaptive optics; phase retrieval.

CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage

Chair: Alessandro Tonello, XLIM, Limoges, France
Fibre devices including dispersion compensating and nonlinear fibre, fibre propagation and polarization effects, fibre gratings; Semiconductor devices for generation, processing and detection of optical signals including laser sources, detectors and modulators, performance monitoring devices, switches, optical components for enabling WDM and OTDM systems including filtering and switching; Digital signal processing and coding techniques, forward error correction, coded-modulation, nonlinear Fourier transform, faster-than-Nyquist; Transmission techniques for submarine, core and metropolitan transport networks, communication and access networks; multi-core / multi-mode fibre for transmission, optical amplification and functions, multi-band (O,E, S, C, L) optical amplification and transmission. Optical sub-systems including clock recovery techniques, packet/burst switching subsystems, advanced modulation formats, subcarrier-multiplexing, receivers for coherent detection, radio-over-fiber and microwave photonic technologies, optical regeneration, optics in storage area networks, optical delays and buffering, holographic and 3D optical data storage, near-field recording and super-resolution.

CJ – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

Chair: Ammar Hideur, Université de Rouen, Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, France
Waveguide and fibre laser oscillators and amplifiers including novel waveguide and fibre geometries; power and energy scaling of waveguide and fibre lasers – including beam combination techniques (for both pump and signal beams) and new waveguide coupling approaches; up-conversion lasers; nonlinear frequency conversion and pulse generation and compression; advances in fibre waveguide materials; fabrication techniques for doped waveguide and fibre devices; active microstructured fibre and waveguide laser devices; novel waveguide and fibre sources for industrial applications.

CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics

Chair: Olivier Gauthier-Lafaye, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, France
Nanostructured materials and fabrication techniques for photonic applications; novel phenomena occurring when light is created, transported and detected in environments where either dimensionality or size are reduced and, in particular, when light-matter interaction occurs in regions smaller than or similar to the wavelength of light (nanophotonics). Periodic or quasi-periodic nanostructures (photonic crystals); issues related to order/disorder in nanostructured materials; photonic integrated circuits and applications advancing the integration of photonic devices for biology, lighting, communication, sensing and energy efficiency; optical MEMS; hybrid and 2D nanomaterials including in-/organic nano-layers/wires, nanocrystals and single molecules.

CL – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine

Chair: Varpu Marjomäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Emerging concepts in biophotonics: single particle/molecule detection and tracking; spatio-temporal manipulation of light fields for biomedicine; enhanced linear and nonlinear excitation and detection; micro-fluidics, optofluidics and micro-optics; new optical probes for local measurements including organic and inorganic nanoparticles, electric fields and temperature measurements; New routes and modalities for optical detection in biophotonics : spectroscopy; holography, adaptive optics, phase conjugation time reversal; optics in biological media: scattering; coherence; polarization; symmetry and invariance. Advanced light sources and geometries for microscopy, phototherapy, surgery, biomedicine.

CM – Materials Processing with Lasers

Chair: Roberto Osellame, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie – CNR, Milano, Italy
Fundamentals of laser-materials interactions: phase transformation, chemical reactions, diffusion processes, ablation; high-power laser-materials processing: welding, cutting, surface treatment; laser ablation; thin-film growth: PLD, LCVD; direct write techniques: MAPLE, LIFT, near-field techniques; 2D and 3D micro/nano structuring; plasma related processes; laser assisted nanosynthesis; femtosecond micromachining; ultrafast laser processing: volume modification, index engineering; laser-assisted manufacturing; additive manufacturing: two-photon polymerization and 3D laser printing.

EQEC 2019 Topics

EA – Quantum Optics and Ultracold Quantum Matter

Chair: Markus Hennrich, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Quantum light sources and applications; nonlocality and quantum interference; squeezing and entanglement; quantum correlations, coherence, and measurement; quantum fluid of light; multimode and mesoscopic quantum optics; single photon emission and absorption; quantum optics in cavities; slow light and quantum memories; quantum imaging and quantum lithography; quantum coherent effects in biology; Developments in few- and many-body phenomena with ultracold quantum gases of atoms and molecules; quantum simulation; superfluidity and thermodynamics in Bose and Fermi systems; dipolar physics with atoms and molecules; Efimov physics; atom interferometry; hybrid systems such as cold and trapped ion/atom setups, optomechanical devices.

EB – Quantum Information, Communication, and Sensing

Chair: Harald Weinfurter, University of Munich, Germany
Quantum computers and quantum communication systems ; quantum algorithms and communication protocols, quantum simulations, quantum key distribution, quantum logic gates, entanglement distribution and distillation, interfaces between static and flying qubits, quantum memories;  integrated quantum devices, quantum nano-mechanics, ion-trap arrays, superconducting structures, quantum dots, cavity QED systems.

EC – Topological States of Light

Chair: Alberto Amo, Laboratoire PhLAM, Lille, France
Advances in topological photonic lattices, topological edge states, topological pumps, synthetic dimensions, Dirac and Weyl points, topological lasers, topology and disorder, topology in non-Hermitian systems, probes of topological invariants, topological aspects of photonic quasicrystals, nonlinear topological effects, Floquet-topological photonics, spin-orbit coupling in photonic materials, non-reciprocity.

ED  – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs

Chair: Piotr Maslowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Precision interferometry and spectroscopy including frequency combs; quantum metrology; ultimate limitations of measurement precision as imposed by the nature of quanta; tests of fundamental symmetries; definition of basic units; measurement of fundamental constants; applications in different spectral ranges, including mid-infrared.

EE – Ultrafast Optical Science

Chair: Stefan Haacke, University of Strasbourg, CNRS IPCMS, France
Fundamental aspects of ultrafast science in all spectral regimes; propagation and instabilities of ultrashort pulses in linear and nonlinear media, supercontinuum generation, ultrafast filamentation and applications, extreme events, rogue waves and turbulence dynamics; ultrafast spectroscopy of molecules, solids and low dimensional structures; ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry and biology; propagation media: gas, liquid, and solid materials; free-space and waveguided geometries; coherent control using femtosecond pulses.

EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization

Chair: Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Nonlinear optical phenomena including dynamics and self-organization; frequency conversion, wave mixing, parametric processes, conservative and dissipative solitons, pattern formation, interaction between disorder and nonlinearities, complex behaviours and statistically heavy-tailed phenomena. Applications of nonlinear phenomena; nonlinear imaging and manipulation, novel optical materials, devices and systems. Fundamental aspects of nonlinear dynamics in single or coupled photonic devices, polariton condensates, micro and nano lasers, photonic crystals, optomechanical systems.

EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nanoscale

Chair: Niek van Hulst, ICFO, Castelldefelds, Barcelona, Spain
Fundamental aspects of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale: nanoantennas and nanophotonic architectures, classical and quantum models, detection, emission and manipulation of light and/or matter; quantum nano-optics: coherent, quantum and nonlinear optical effects; ultrafast and strong-field phenomena at the nanoscale: interactions with electrons/plasma and their applications, ultrafast dynamics; optical imaging and spectroscopy: nanoscopy, nano-optical forces and tweezers; nano-energy: radiative transfer, photovoltaics and catalysis.

EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Chair: Femius Koenderink, AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Metal nanophotonics from fundamentals towards applications and including all spectral regimes: plasmonic nanostructures, antennas, cavities and waveguides; metamaterials; hybrid materials; nonlinear structures and effects; active systems, systems with gain.

EI – Two-dimensional and Novel Materials

Chair: Thomas Mueller, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Fundamental aspects and applications of graphene and other two-dimensional materials in optics and optoelectronics; light-matter interactions in 2D materials; ultrafast dynamics and nonlinear phenomena in 2D and novel materials, and mode-locked lasers; light sources, modulators, detectors, and other optoelectronic devices; photovoltaics; smart windows and flexible displays; terahertz devices; tunable plasmonics and metamaterials; integration with cavities and waveguides; multi-layered 2D heterostructures; perovskites and perovskite optoelectronics; NV centres; phase change materials

EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics Modelling

Chair: Evangelos Siminos, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Predictive theoretical and computational approaches for all fields of optics and photonics: full and semi-analytical treatments; applied mathematics and numerical analysis of partial differential equations; high-performance computing, massively parallel codes, including utilization of hardware accelerators. Modelling of singular nonlinear processes, shocks, wave collapse, material processing; first principle calculations of optical properties in dielectrics, plasmas, semiconductors and plasmonic structures; modelling of artificial optical materials.

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019 Joint Symposia Topics

JSI – Neuromorphic Photonics

 Paul Prucnal, Princeton University, USA and Peter Bienstman, University of Ghent, Belgium
Photonic neurons, attojoule per bit optoelectronic devices, photonic synaptic devices, spiking and excitability, analog optical computing, reservoir computing, neuromorphic algorithms, neuromorphic hardware, optical neural networks architecture, complex systems, deep learning hardware accelerators, Ising machines.

JSII – Label-Free techniques for Molecular identification

Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, USA and Hanieh Fattahi, Max Planck Institute of Quan-tum Optics, Garching, Germany
The main focus of this symposium is to discuss novel lasers and methodologies for label-free molecular spectroscopy and imaging and Novel methods for mass-spectrometry. In addition to this topic the workshop covers the state of the art research on optical sensing, nonlinear spectro-microscopy, infrared spectroscopy and microscopy, Stimulated Raman (SRS) and CARS microscopy.

JSIII – Photonics for Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Svetlana Boriskina, MIT, Boston, USA and Jan Goldschmidt, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Advances in optics and photonics play an outsized role in reshaping the landscape of the next-generation energy-harvesting, conversion and saving technologies. Nanostructured devices and materials offer a way to overcome the conventional light absorption limits. Novel optical spectrum splitting and photon-recycling schemes boost the efficiency of optical energy-conversion platforms. Furthermore, optical design concepts are rapidly expanding into the infrared energy band, offering new approaches to harvest waste heat and to reduce the thermal emission losses in solar-thermal and solar water desalination platforms. Broadband engineering of the emission properties of optical materials and devices also paves the way to achieving noncontact radiative cooling of solar cells, electronic circuitries, buildings, and vehicles. Light–matter interaction enabled by nanophotonics and plasmonics underlie the performance of the third- and fourth-generation energy-conversion devices, including up- and down-conversion of photon energy, near-field radiative energy transfer, and hot electron generation and harvesting. Miniaturization of the energy harvesting photonic devices combined with the recent effort in developing optical materials for fully passive thermal regulation via radiation holds the promise to revolutionize wearable technologies. Low-loss optical communication networks help to reduce the growing energy demands and environmental heating effects. This symposium will put in the spotlight these recent advances in photonics and their applications to traditional and emerging applications in energy generation and sustainability. It seeks contributions offering transformative ideas on photon harvesting, spectral sorting, up- and down-conversion, emission control, and new applications beyond conventional solar cell technologies.

JSIV – Nanoscale Heat Processes

Co-Chairs: Sebastian Volz, Tokyo University, Japan and Roberto Li Voti, University Rome, Italy
Heat is one of the main forms of energy and its control is of critical importance to efficiently manage the energy resources of nature and global warming issues. Nanoscale heat transfer and management is an extremely “hot” research topic, challenging due to the continuous miniaturization of devices, and in rapid development as proven by many scientific articles published in the best journals and magazines of physics, material science, optics and chemistry.

The purpose of the “Nanoscale heat process” Symposium is to discuss the state of the art in the Nanoscale Heat Transfer and management, as well as the recent advances in the study of self-heating via electron-phonon interaction in nano devices, and of near field radiation, allowing to exchange relevant information, to promote collaboration among scientists and to provide the scientific basis to the newcomers.

The symposium will bring together scientists, technology developers and young researchers who are interested in the theoretical tools and in the development and investigation of a large variety of new materials and applications. Participants are encouraged to present their own results in the field.

JSVQuantum Sensing and Applications

Co-chairs: Sebastian Gleyzes, Collège de France, Paris, France and Michael Drewsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Based on the development in controlling and manipulating systems at the quantum level in the recent past, a whole new technology – quantum technology- has emerged. Its specific implementations span a large variety of systems ranging from single electronic spins over atomic systems to solid state structures at the nano- and micrometer scale, and it covers notably novel schemes for computation, communication and sensing.

The focus of the joint symposium is the latter aspect in its broadest sense including the application of quantum technology tools and protocols for high-resolution scientific investigations.

JSVI – 50 Years of Integrated Optics

Co-chairs: Trevor Benson, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom and Valdas Pasiskevicius, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Early developments of integrated optics. Advances in active and passive, linear and nonlinear integrated optical components. Numerical tools for integrated optical circuit design. Future directions in integrated optics. The symposium will only comprise invited talks.

Joint Session ECBO-CLEO®/Europe 2019

JS ECBO-CLEO®/Europe – Joint Session ECBO-CLEO/Europe
Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Varpu Majormäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Joint Session SPIE-Optical Metrology-EQEC 2019 – Computational photonics for metrology application

JS SPIE/OM/EQEC – Light and Structure
Bernd Bodermann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany
Evangelos Siminos, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden