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CLEO/Europe 2013 - Invited Speakers

IQEC 2013 - Invited Speakers

Joint Symposia

CLEO/Europe 2013:

CA - Solid-state Lasers
Chair: David Burns, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Collier John, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
High-Efficiency 10 J Diode Pumped Cryogenic Gas Cooled Yb:YAG Multislab Amplifier

Galzerano Gianluca, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - CNR, Milano, Italy
Mid-IR Solid-State Lasers for Spectroscopy and Metrology Applications

Rotermund Fabian, Ajou University, Korea
Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Saturable Absorbers: a New Generic Mode-Locking Technology?

Sheik-Bahae Mansoor, University of New Mexico, USA
Solid State Crycoolers: Developments and Prospective

CB - Semiconductor Lasers
Chair: Guido Giuliani, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy


Delfyett Peter J., CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA
Optical Frequency Combs using Ultrafast Diode Lasers: Techniques and Applications

Hader Jörg, University of Arizona, USA
Efficiency droop of GaN Lasers and LEDs

Heck Martijn, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Multi-wavelength Hybrid Silicon Lasers for Optical Interconnects

Hinkov Borislav, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Recent Progress on Single-mode Quantum Cascade Lasers


CC - Terahertz Sources and Applications
Chair: Jérôme Faist, ETH - Institute for Quantum Electronics, Zürich, Switzerland

Kadowaki Kazuo, Tsukuba University, Japan
THz Emission from Intrinsic Josephson Junctions in High Tc Superconductors for Imaging Applications

Koch Martin, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
THz Generation Using Non-linear Optics in VECSEL and Applications


CD - Applications of Nonlinear Optics
Chair: Ulf Peschel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany


Brunner Daniel, Instituto de Fisica Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

High Speed, High Performance All-optical Information Processing Utilizing Nonlinear Optical Transients


Fratalocchi Andrea, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Enlightening the Rules of Disorder: from Broadband Energy Harvesting to Many Body Solitons and Light Condensation Dynamics

Kartashov Daniil, TU Wien, Austria
Nonlinear Optics with High Power Femtosecond Mid-infrared Pulses

Piccardi Armando, Roma University, Italy
Electro-optic Routing of Spatial Solitons in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Rigneault Hervé,
Aix Marseille University, France
Label Free Nonlinear Imaging in Microscopy and Endoscopy


CE - Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization
Chair: Stefan Kück, Physikalisch- Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany

Christen Jürgen, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
Nano-scale Characterization of Semiconductors Using Helium Temperature Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Cathodoluminescence

Noginov M. A., Norfolk State University, USA
Optical Gain in Metamaterials and Plasmonic Systems: from Loss Compensation to Stimulated Emission

Pollnau Markus, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Engineering of Refractive Index and Doping Level of KY(1-x-y-z)Gd(x)Lu(y)Yb(z)(WO4)2 Layers for a Cladding-side-pumped Channel Waveguide Laser


Samuelson Lars, Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University, Sweden
III-V and III-Nitride Nanowires for LED Applications



CF/IE - Ultrafast Science and Technology (joint topic area with IQEC 2013)
Chair: Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Elsaesser Thomas, Max-Born Institute Berlin, Germany
Ultrafast Electronic Charge Dynamics in Solids Mapped by Femtosecond X-ray Diffraction

Renninger W.H.
, Cornell University, USA
High-performance Femtosecond Fiber Lasers Based on Self-Similar Pulse Propagation

Ropers Claus
, Göttingen University, Germany
Strong-field Photoemission of Electron Pulses from Sharp Metallic Tips

Takahashi Eiji, RIKEN, Japan
Generation of Gigawatt-scale Isolated Attosecond Pulses

Tyler Cocker, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Imaging Ultrafast Nanoscale Dynamics with a THz-pulse-coupled STM



CG - High-field Laser Physics and Attosecond Technologies
Chair: Matthias Kling, Max Planck Institute, Garching, Germany

Dudovich Nirit, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Looking Inside the Recollision Process

Santra Robin, CFEL, Hamburg , Germany
Non-linear FEL Science

Wheeler Jonathan, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, ENSTA-Paristech, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS UMR 7639

Single Attosecond Pulses from Plasma Mirrors




CH - Optical Sensing and Metrology
Chair: Tomas Nasilowski, Military University of Technology (MUT), Warsaw, Poland


Bagci Tolga, QUANTOP, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Optical Readout of Coupling Between a Nanomembrane and an LC Circuit at Room Temperature


Fleischer Jason W., Princeton University, USA
Phase-Space Measurement and Coherence Synthesis of Optical Beams

Newbury Nathan R., NIST Boulder, USA 
Precision Metrology with Coherent Dual Frequency Combs


CI - Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage
Chair: Stefan Wabnitz, Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Chandrasekhar Sethumadhavan
and LIU Xiang, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA
400G/1T Superchannels Enabling Next Generation Optical Communications

Vivien Laurent, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Low Energy Consumption and High Speed Germanium-Based Optoelectronic Devices

CJ - Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers
Chair: Thomas Schreiber, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany


Eidam Tino, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Mode Instabilities in Large Mode Area Fiber Amplifiers

Benabid Fetah, University of Bath, UK
Inhibited-coupling Guiding Hollow Core Photonic Crystal Fibers   

Haxsen Frithjof, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany
Investigations on Positively Chirped Pulses in a Thulium-Doped Fiber Laser


CK - Micro- and Nano-Photonics
Chair: Valerio Pruneri, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences and ICREA, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

Altug Hatice, Boston University, Boston, USA
Integrated Plasmonic NanoBiosensors

Matsuda Nobuyuki, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan

Ultra-Narrowband Nonlinear Wavelength Conversion Using Coupled Photonic Crystal Nanocavities

Sorger Volker, George Washington University, Washington, USA
Graphene, Plasmonic and Silicon Optical Modulators

Wale Mike, Oclaro Inc., UK
Integrated Photonic Devices in III-V Semiconductors for Optical Communications



CL - Biophotonics and Applications
Chair: Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Peterman Erwin, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Super Resolution Imaging of Single DNA-Protein Interactions

Joint session CL / ECBO:
Bowen Warwick, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Improved Precision in Optical Tweezers via Squeezed Light

Krafft Christoph, Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany
Combination of Optical Micromanipulation with Raman Spectroscopy for Cell Sorting


Bertolotti Jacopo, Complex Photonic Systems (COPS), MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Noninvasive Fluorescence Imaging through Strongly Scattering Layers



Brasselet Sophie, Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

Imaging Molecular Organization of Cell Membranes and Proteins Assemblies using Polarimetric Fluorescence Microscopy



CM - Materials Processing with Lasers
Chair: Boris Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Serra Pere, Universitat de Barcelona, Applied Physics and Optics, Spain
Film-Free Laser Microprinting of Complex Materials

Courvoisier François, Université de Franche Comté, Institut FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France
Femtosecond Laser Micro/Nano Processing with Nondiffracting Airy and Bessel Beams

See also CM / LIM Joint Session


IQEC 2013 Invited Talks


IA - Quantum Optics
Chair: Axel Kuhn, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

O'Brien Jeremy, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Photonic Quantum Technologies

Ritter Stephan, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany
Quantum Networks based on Single Atoms in Optical Cavities

Taylor Michael, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Biological Measurement Beyond the Quantum Limit



IB - Quantum Information, Communication, and Simulation
Chair: Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn, Germany


Kimble H. Jeff, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Quantum Networks Enabled by Quantum Optics
H. Jeff Kimble is the 2013 winner of the Herbert Walther award. He is the Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM). His talk will be given during the CLEO/Europe-IQEC Awards Ceremony on Tuesday morning May, 14th 2013.

Roos Christian
, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Trapped Ions for Simulating Interacting Spins

Sciarrino Fabio, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza", Italy
Quantum Simulation with Integrated Photonics


IC - Ultracold Quantum Matter
Chair: Giovanni Modugno, LENS / University of Florence, Italy


Donner Tobias, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Exploring Cavity-Mediated Long-Range Interactions in a Quantum Gas

Mueller Holger, UC Berkeley, USA
Matter-Wave Clocks: Measuring Time and Mass, and Testing General Relativity

 ID  – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs
Chair: Ekkehard Peik, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Braunschweig, Germany


Hinds Edward, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Is the Electron Round? Particle Physics with Cold and Ultracold Molecular Beams

Papp Scott, NIST Boulder, USA
Microresonator Frequency Combs

IE/CF - Ultrafast Science and Technology (joint topic area with CLEO/Europe 2013)
Chair: Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Elsaesser Thomas, Max-Born Institute Berlin, Germany
Ultrafast Electronic Charge Dynamics in Solids Mapped by Femtosecond X-ray Diffraction

Renninger W.H.
, Cornell University, USA
High-performance Femtosecond Fiber Lasers Based on Self-Similar Pulse Propagation in the Amplifier

Ropers Claus
, Göttingen University, Germany
Strong-field Photoemission of Electron Pulses from Sharp Metallic Tips

Takahashi Eiji, RIKEN, Japan
Generation of Gigawatt-scale Isolated Attosecond Pulses

 IF - Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics
Chair: Sophie Brasselet, Fresnel Institute, Marseille, France


Crespo Helder, University of Porto, Portugal
Broadband Deep-Ultraviolet Femtosecond Pulse Generation by Third-order Nonlinear Optical Processes in Thin Media

Guerin William, University of Tübingen, Germany
Optical Parametric Oscillation with Distributed Feedback in Cold Atoms


IG – Dynamics, Instabilities, and Patterns
Chair: Thorsten Ackemann, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Kaiser Robin, INLN, Valbonne, France
Synchronization of N coupled dipoles: From Anderson to Dicke

Lanco Loïc, Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, Marcoussis, France

Optical Nonlinearity with Few-Photon Pulses Using a Quantum Dot-Pillar Cavity Device

Marquardt Florian, University of Erlangen-Nüremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Collective Dynamics in Optomechanical Arrays



IH – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale
Chair: Jean-Jacques Greffet, Institut d’Optique, Palaiseau, France

Atature Mete, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Controlling Stationary and Flying Qubits for Solid-state Quantum Networks

Zia Rashid, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Accessing Forbidden Transitions: Magnetic Dipoles and Electric Quadrupoles for Nano-optics


 II – Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Chair: Stefan Maier, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Aizpurua Javier, CSIC, San Sebastian, Spain
Quantum Effects in Tunnelling Plasmonics

Peter, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Plasmonic Nanoantennas & Hot Electron Generation

JSI - Joint Symposium on Nuclear Photonics
Co-chairs: Franck Gobet, Centre Etudes Nucléaires, Bordeaux, France
                   Ken Ledingham, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Barty Chris P.J., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA
Nuclear Photonics with Extreme Gamma-ray Sources

Méot Vincent, CEA/Bruyères-le-Châtel, Arpajon, France
Nuclear Processes and Nuclear Decay Modifications in Plasmas


JSII - Joint Symposium on Photonics for Defence and Security
Eric Lallier, Thales Research and Technology, Palaiseau, France
                 Jerry Meyer, Naval Research Labs, USA
                 Joachim Wagner, Fraunhofer  IAF, Freiburg, Germany

Schunemann Peter, BAE Systems, Nashua, NH, USA
CW mid-IR OPO Based on OP-GaAs

Patel Kumar, Pranalytica Inc., Santa Monica, CA, USA
QCL Based Detection of Hazardous Substances


 JSIII - Joint Symposium on Dynamics of Random Waves and Extreme Events
Co-chairs: Goëry Genty, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
                   Stefan Skupin, Max Planck Dresden, Germany

Cao Hui, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Tailoring the Spatial Coherence of Random Laser

Conti Claudio, Università "La Sapienza" di Roma, Rome, Italy
Solitonization of the Anderson Localization

 JSIV - Joint Symposium on Quantum Coherent Effects in Biology
Co-chairs: Philipp Kukura, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

                          Marcus Motzkus, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Buchleitner Andreas, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Brisgau, Germany
Robust Design Principles for Quantum Enhanced Excitation Transport

Van Hulst Niek, ICFO, Castelldefels, Spain
Quantum Coherence Explored at the Level of Individual Light-Harvesting Complexes

 JSV - Joint Symposium on Superconducting Optics
Co-chairs: Franco Nori, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Saitama, Japan
                   Robert Hadfield, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Johansson Göran
, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
Producing Correlated Photons Using Superconducting Circuits

Sae Woo, NIST, USA
Superconducting Single Photon Detectors

CLEO®/Europe 2013 Joint session with LIM:

Precision Processing in Micro to Nano Scale by Ultrafast Lasers
Co-chairs: Michael Schmidt, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany (LIM chair)
Boris Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Hannover, Germany (CLEO CM chair)

Vitaly Konov, General Physics Insitute, Moscow, Russia
Delocalization of Focused Intense Ultra-short Laser Pulses in Air and Transparent Solids

Miyamoto Isamu, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Welding of Glass/Glass and Si/Glass Using Ultrashort Laser Pulses

von Freymann Georg, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Three-Dimensional Laser Lithography: Finer Features Faster

CLEO®/Europe 2013 Tech Focus Session jointly held with LIM:

Fibre and Solid-State Lasers - A Comparison from an Industrial Point of View - High Power
Co-chairs: Michael Schmidt, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany (LIM chair)
Clemens Hönninger, Amplitude Systèmes, Pessac, France (CLEO chair)

The session will comprise two sub-sessions (TF1 and TF2) including only invited speakers as follows:

Amler Hans, Photon Energy GmbH, Ottensoos, Germany
Ultrafast Solid State Laser with High Pulse Energy - New Applications

Gries Wolfgang, Directphotonics Industries GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Applications and Market Segments for Ultra-High Brightness Direct Diode Lasers

Grupp Michael, IPG Photonics GmbH, Burbach, Germany
Recent Developments in Fiber Lasers and their Applications

Hodgson Norman, Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA
Ultrafast Fiber Lasers and Bulk Lasers for Material Processing - A Comparison

Liebowitz Jay, TeraDiode, Inc., Wilmington, MA, USA
Introduction to and Applications for Ultra High Brightness Wavelength Beam Combined Direct Diode Lasers

Löffler Klaus, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany
The Power of Choice of Solid State Lasers for Successful Industrial Laser Applications





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