CLEO®/Europe Invited Speakers – EQEC Invited Speakers – Joint Symposia Invited Speakers

CLEO®/Europe 2019 Invited Speakers

CA – Solid-State Lasers

François Balembois, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Palaiseau, France
LED Pumped Transition Metal Lasers
Alan Kemp, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Titanium Sapphire: A Decade of Diode-laser Pumping
Xavier Mateos, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Femtosecond-Laser-Written Waveguide Lasers at ∼2 µm
Dingyuan Tang, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Rare-earth Doped Sesquioxide Ceramics for Hihgly Efficient Mid-Infrared Lasers

CB – Semiconductor Lasers

Malte Gather, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Flexible and Ultra-Lightweight Polymer Membrane Lasers
Mercedeh Khajavikhan, CREOL, Univ. Central Florida, USA
Nonhermitian Physics of Nanophotonic Molecule Lasers
Augustinas Vizbaras, Brolis Semiconductors Ltd., Lithuania
GaSb Swept-Wavelength Lasers for Spectroscopic Sensing Applications in the 1.7-2.5 micron Spectral Range
Zhixin WangETH Zurich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Zurich, Switzerland
Large Area Surface-Emitting Photonic Crystal Quantum Cascade Laser

CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications

Ileana Cristina Benea-Chelmus, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Spatial and Temporal Field Correlation Measurements on the Quantum Ground State of Electromagnetic Radiation
Michele De RegisINO, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR, Florence, Italy
Room-Temperature 1 to 7.5 THz Metrological Grade Terahertz Spectrometer
Tobias Kampfrath, Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany
Spintronics with Terahertz Radiation: Insights and Applications for Spin Dynamics and Terahertz Photonics

CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Ulrik Andersen, Technical University Denmark, Denmark
Demonstration of Distributed Quantum Sensing using Nonlinear Optics
Susobahn Das, Aalto University, Finland
Nonlinear Optics with Nanomaterials 

Thomas Feurer, University of Bern, Switzerland
Time-Domain Ptychography
Claudio Masciovecchio, FERMI, Italy
XUV Free Electron Laser based Nonlinear Optics

Marcus Motzkus, Heidelberg University, Germany
Nonlinear Imaging / Phase Controle
Krzysztof Switkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Optically Engineered Nonlinear Photonic Structures in Ferroelectrics
Thomas Zentgraf, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Phase Manipulation with Nonlinear Metasurfaces 

CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

Ludovica FalsiUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Giant Broadband Refraction in the Visible in a Nanodisordered Ferroelectric Perovskite
Manfred Fiebig, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy of Multiferroic Materials
Julian Gargiulo, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
The Light Cage – an on-chip hollow-core Waveguide Implemented by 3D Nanoprinting
Marco Loncar, Harvard University, USA
New Opportunities with Old Optical Materials
Charles Mackin, IBM-Research, USA
Neuro-Inspired Computing: From Resistive Memory to Optics
Angela Seddon, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mid-infrared (MIR) Glasses and Fibres for Medical Applications


 – Ultrafast Optical Technologies

Ming-Chang Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Realization of Polarization Control in High-order Harmonic Generation
Martin GebhardtFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
51 W, Multi-GW few-cycle Laser Spanning 1.2 – 2.2 µm Wavelength
Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Control in the Limits of Single Electrons and Virtual Photons
David Novoa, MPI Erlangen, Germany
Mastering Ultrafast UV Light in Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres
Valentina Shumakova, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Non-Linear Propagation of Ultrashort mid-IR Pulses

CG – High-field Laser and Attosecond Science

Reinhard Dörner, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Spin-and Angular Momentum in Strong-Field Ionization
Julia Anthea GessnerMax-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
Petahertz Magnetization Dynamics
Thierry Ruchon, LIDYL, CEA, CNRS, France
Transfer of Orbital Angular Momentum in High Harmonic Generation using Two Driving Beams


 – Optical Sensing and Microscopy

Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA
The Next Dimension of Detection: Biomechanical Analysis of Tissue Using Optical Elastography
Jian Jang Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Comparison of Thin-Film-Transistor and Photonic Crystal Protein Sensors
Hans Peter Loock, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
The Photonic Guitar Pick-up: a High-sensitivity, High-bandwidth Fiber Strain Sensor
Cristian Manzoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
A Hyperspectral Camera based on a Birefringent Ultrastable common-Path Interferometer
Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University, Germany
On-Chip Infrared Sensor Technologies for Chem/Bio Diagnostics: Quo Vadis?

CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage

Georg Böcherer, Huawei R&D, France
Probabilistic Shaping and its Applications for Optical Communications
Antonio Napoli, Infinera, Germany
Multi-Band Optical Systems to Enable Ultra-High Speed Transmissions

 – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

S.A. Babin, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Diode-Pumped Multimode Raman Fiber Lasers
David Lancaster, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
A Multiple-waveguide Mode-locked Chip-laser Architecture
Jens Limpert, Institute of applied Physics – Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
High Performance Ultrafast Thulium-doped Fiber Lasers
Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada
Chalcogenide Glass Fiber Components for the Fabrication of Mid-infrared Optical Sources
Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA
Spatiotemporal Mode-locking in Multimode Fiber Lasers

CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics

Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
Surface Plasmon Optoelectronics on Silicon
Patrice Genevet, CHREA, CNRS , France
Towards Semiconductor-based Metasurfaces
Hairun Guo, LPQM, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nanophotonic Supercontinuum based Mid-infrared Dual-comb Spectroscopy
Tobias Herr, CSEM, Switzerland
Frequency Combs in Synchronously-driven Optical Microresonators
Jer-Shing Huang, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
Plasmonic Doppler Grating and Photoluminescence-driven Directional Optical Nanoantennas

 – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine

Jérôme Wenger, Institut Fresnel CNRS, France
Optical Antenna Based Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Biomembranes

CM – Materials Processing with Lasers

Thomas Baumert, University of Kassel, Germany
Temporal Airy Pulses: High Aspect Ratio Nanomachining of Dielectrics, Cell Poration and Light Amplification in Excited Dielectrics
David Grojo, Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, France
Internal Structuring of Silicon by Ultrafast Laser Irradiation
Mangirdas Malinauskas, VU Laser Research Center, Lithuania
True 3D Additive-manufacturing of Glass-ceramics down to Nanoscale
Masaaki Sakakura, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Low-loss Geometric Phase Elements by Femtosecond Laser Writing in Silica Glass
Patrick Salter, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Diamond Functionalization by Ultrafast Laser Pulses

EQEC 2019 Invited Speakers

EA – Quantum Optics and Ultracold Quantum Matter

Severin DaissMax-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany
Shaping of Coherent State Superpositions via Deterministically Created Schrödinger-cat States
Peter Knight, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
The Journey from Manipulating Single Quantum Systems to Quantum Information Processing
Tom Peyrot, Institut d’Optique Paristech, France
Atomic Vapor Confined in a Nanoscale Geometry : from Mesoscopic to Collective Effects
Christine Silberhorn, University of Paderborn, Germany
Nonlinear Quantum Devices
Leticia Tarruell, ICFO, Castelldefelds, Spain
Solitons and Droplets in Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates

EB – Quantum Information, Communication, and Sensing

Erik BersinMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
Multi-qubit Registers of Individually Addressable Solid-state Defect Centers
Fedor Jelezko, University of Ulm, Germany
Diamond Light Matter Quantum Interface
Paolo Villoresi, University of Padova, Italy
Qubits in Space
Gregor Weihs, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Integrated Semiconductor Quantum Photonics

EC – Topological States of Light

Miguel Bandres, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Topological Insulator Lasers
Hannah Price
, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Exploring Topological Photonics in Synthetic Dimensions

ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs

Scott Diddams, NIST Boulder, USA
Infrared Electric-field Sampled Frequency Comb Spectroscopy

EE – Ultrafast Optical Science

Ellen Backus, MPI Heidelberg, Germany
Ultrafast SFG Study Towards Water Splitting on TiO2

Daniele Fausti, University of Trieste, Italy
Femtosecond Covariance Spectroscopy

Christoph P. Schmid, University of Regensburg, Germany
Lightwave Valleytronics at Multi-terahertz Clock Rates

EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization

Sara Ducci, University of Paris-Diderot, France
Generation and Manipulation of Quantum Frequency States of Light with AlGaAs Chips

Svetlana Gurevich, University of Münster, Germany
Light Bullets in Passively Mode-Locked Lasers: Dynamics and Instabilities

Yuri Kivshar, ANU Canberra, Australia
Nonlinear Mie-resonant Meta-optics and Metasurfaces

Alessia PasquaziUniversity of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Observation of Laser-Cavity Soltions in Micro-Resonators
Gilles RenversezAix-Marseille Univ, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
Experimental Demonstration and Numerical Study of Plasmon-soliton Waves

EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale

David Norris, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
The Next Generation of Quantum Emitters?
Silvia Vignolini
, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Colour Engineering: from Nature to Applications

EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Rupert Oulton, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Giant Nonlinear Response at a Plasmonic Nanofocus Drives Efficient Four Wave Mixing Over Micron Length Scales
Vinod Menon, City College of New York, USA
Control of Light-matter Interaction in Two-dimensional Materials

Timur Shegai, Chalmers University, Sweden
Strong Plasmon-Exciton Interactions at a Single Nanoantenna Level

EI – Two-dimensional and Novel Materials

Dmitri Efetov, ICFO, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Hybrid van der Waals Hetero-Structures for Quantum Sensing

Christian Schneider, University of Würzburg, Germany
Condensation and Expansion of Cavity Polaritons Based on Two-Dimensional Crystals

EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics

Luc Bergé, CEA-DIM, DIF, Arpajon, France
THz Emission Driven by Ionization Pressure in Relativistic Plasmas
Asger Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Quantum Phenomena in the Electrodynamics of Nanoplasmonic Structures

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019 Joint Symposia Invited Speakers

JSI – Neuromorphic Photonics

Daniel Brunner, Institut FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France
Reinforcement Learning in a Large Scale Photonic Network

Abu Sebastian, IBM, Zürich, Switzerland
In-memory Computing using Electrical and Photonic Memory Devices 

Bhavin Shastri, Queen’s University, Canada
Multiwavelength Neuromorphic Silicon Photonics

JSII – Label-free Techniques for Molecular Identification

Juergen Popp, University of Jena, Germany
The Potential of Linear and Non-Linear Raman Spectroscopy for Bedside and Intraoperative Medical Diagnosis and Therapy
Hervé Rigneault,
Institut Fresnel, France
From Coherent Raman Microscopy to Endoscopy
Sylvie Roke, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Probing Neuronal Membrane Potentials and Ionic Fluxes at the Single Cell Level by Means of Water

JSIII – Photonics for Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Ognjen Ilic, Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA
Control of Thermo-Photonic Energy Flows with Nano-Structured and 2D Materials
Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Tailored Disorder for the Light Management in Photovoltaics

JSIV – Nanoscale Heat Processes

Francesco BanfiFemtoNanoOptics group – Universitė de Lyon (iLM) – CNRS, Villeurbanne, France
Ultrafast Thermo-Optical Dynamics of Plasmonic Nanoparticles
Marc Bescond, CNRS, France & The University of Tokyo, Japan
Evaporative Electron Cooling in Asymmetric Double Barrier Semiconductor Heterostructures
Svend-Age Biehs, University Oldenburg, Germany
Magneto-Optical Control for Nanoscale Thermotronics
Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
Phonon Transport in Disordered 2D Phononic Crystals

JSV – Quantum Sensing and Applications

Nils J. Engelsen, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ultra-low dissipation mechanical resonators for cavity optomechanics
Svenja Knappe, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Magnetic Field Imaging with Microfabricated Optically-Pumped Magnetometer Arrays
Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Quantum Measurement of a Mechanical Resonator At and Below the Standard Quantum Limit
Guglielmo Tino, Università di Firenze, Italy
Gravitational Physics with Atomic Quantum Sensors

JSVI – Special JS 50 years of integrated optics

Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL, Switzerland
Photonic Chipscale Soliton Frequency Combs
Sergio Nicoletti, Optics & Photonics Dep., Leti Technology Research Institute, France
Challenges in the Miniaturization of Mid-IR Sensors Fully Integrated on Si
Francesco Prudenzano, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Numerical Techniques for Modelling Integrated Optical Circuit
Giancarlo Righini, Centro Fermi, Italy
Glass Integrated Optics: 50 Years and Still Growing Strong

Joint Session SPIE-Optical Metrology-EQEC 2019 – Computational Photonics for Metrology Application

Martin Hammerschmidt, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Numerical Optimization of Resonant Photonic Devices
Iacopo Mochi, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Lensless Metrology for Semiconductor Lithography at EUV
Thomas Pertsch, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Metrology for and with Nanooptics