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


CA – Solid-State Lasers

Mark Dubinskii US Army Research Laboratory, Maryland USA
“Low-phonon-energy rare-earth-doped laser gain materials: crystals vs. glasses”
Miftar Ganija School of Physical Sciences and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide
“Australia High-power Q-switched near infrared cryogenic lasers”
Eduardo Granados CERN, Geneva Switzerland
“Monolithically integrated widely tunable single-frequency diamond Raman lasers”
Zsuzsanna Heiner Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
“Broadband direct frequency down-conversion to wavelengths beyond 5 µm using wide-gap non-oxide crystals”
Valentin Petrov Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin Germany
“Towards few-optical-cycle generation from Thulium / Holmium mode-locked lasers”

CB – Semiconductor Lasers

Hui Deng  University of Michigan,  USA   
“Different Phases of Polariton lasers”
Åsa Haglund    Chalmers University, Göteborg,    Sweden   
“The quest for ultraviolet vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers”
Boubacar Kante, UC Berkeley, USA
“Scalable Berkeley surface emitting semiconductor laser”
Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan   
“Recent progress of photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers”

CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications

Cristina  Benea-Chelmus, EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jeremy A. Johnson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT USA
Hartmut Roskos, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Tobias J.   Kippenberg, EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne    Switzerland
“Hybrid Integrated Nonlinear Photonics: From Chipscale frequency combs, Traveling wave parametric amplifiers to cryogenic Quantum interconnects”
Marko Loncar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA   
“Nonlinear Photonics with Lithium Niobate”
Daria A. Smirnova, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia    –
“Yong    Zhang    Nanjing University    China    Nonlinear optics in 3D χ(2) structures”

CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

Michael Fokine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Roman Krahne, IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
Laeticia Petit, Tampere University, Finland


 – Ultrafast Optical Technologies

Laura Cattaneo, Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
“Liquid crystals meet strong-field physics: first attempts of HHG in soft matter”
Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel   
“Resolving light-driven solid-state dynamics via multiband high-harmonic spectroscopy”
Yangyang Liu, University of Central Florida, USA   
“Sampling Mid-infrared Waveforms in Time and Space”
Eiji Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan   
“Advent of a gigawatt-class, tabletop, isolated-attosecond-pulse light source”

CG – High-field Laser and Attosecond Science

Sangeeta Sharma, Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Berlin, Germany
“Femto- Phono- magnetism”
Paraskevas Tzallas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion, Greece   
“Generation of optical Schrodinger ‘cat’ states using intense laser-atom interactions”


 – Optical Sensing and Microscopy

Subhasis Adhikari, Leiden Institute of Physics, The Netherlands
“Imaging circular dichroism of single nanoparticles using photothermal microscopy”

Weidong Cheng, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France
“Chemical sensing (trace gas and particles) with optical cavities”

Jana Jagerska,
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway

“Trace gas absorption spectroscopy on a chip”
Ferruccio Pisanello, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Arnesano (Lecce), Italy    “Optical sensing in the brain with tapered optical fibers: from photoelectric free optrodes to implantable neuroplasmonics”

CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage

Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
“Highest-Speed Photonics – enabled by Plasmonics”
Francesco Poletti, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
“Optical Communications: a hollow future ahead?”
Andrew Shields, Toshiba Europe Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom
“Integrated Photonics for Quantum Secured Communications”

 – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

Ryszard Buczynski, University of Warsaw,Poland   
“Nanostructructured core fibres – ultimate solution for large mode area fibres for fibre lasers? “
Maria Chernysheva, Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technology, Jena, Germany   
“Omitting conventional saturable absorbers in mode-locked fibre lasers”
Jens Limpert, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
“Recent development of coherently combined fiber CPA laser system”
Jeff Nicholson, OFS Laboratories, Somerset, NJ, USA   
“Advances in mode scaling and TMI suppression in high-power fiber lasers”
Martin Rochette, McGill University, Montreal, Canada   
“Harnessing the nonlinear gain of soft glasses for all-fiber light sources”

CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics

Anais Dréau, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, CNRS, Montpelier, France   
“Photodynamics of single color centers in silicon”
Leif Oxenløwe, DTU Fotonik , Lyngby, Denmark   
Joyce Poon, Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
“Visible light integrated photonics on silicon”

 – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine

Keisuke Goda, University of Tokyo, Japan   
“Ultrafast optical imaging for biology”
Elisabeth M.C. Hillman, Columbia University, USA   
“Real-time volumetric microscopy of in vivo dynamics”

CM – Materials Processing with Lasers

Peter Zalden, European XFEL and University of Hamburg, Germany   
“The switching cycle of Phase-Change Materials: Time-resolved diffraction after laser excitation”
Leonid Zhigilei, University of Virginia, USA   
“Atomistic Modeling of Short Pulse Laser Induced Generation of Crystal Defects”
Ioanna Zergioti, National Technical University, Athens, Grece   
“Laser Induced Forward Transfer: Digital Additive Manufacturing solution for electronics”


EA – Quantum Optics and Ultracold Quantum Matter

Alexei Ourjoumtsev , CNRS, France
“Quantum engineering of light with an intracavity Rydberg superatom”
Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University, USA   
“Atoms Interlinked by Light: Programming Interactions and Probing Entanglement”

EB – Quantum Information, Communication, and Sensing

Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
“Applying Kerr squeezed light to interferometry”
Eugene Polzik, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark   
“Quantum state engineering of macroscopic oscillators”
Vlatko Vedral, Oxford University, United Kingdom
“Testing quantum gravity”

EC – Topological States of Light

Jacqueline Bloch, C2N (Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies), France
“Topological photonics in non-linear polariton lattices”

ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs

David Lucas, Oxford University, United Kingdom
“Entanglement of two spatially-separated optical clocks via a quantum network link”
Laura Sinclair, NIST Boulder, USA
“Precise comb-based time transfer over long distance terrestrial links”

EE – Ultrafast Optical Science

Roberto Morandotti, NRS Quebec, Canada
“Novel applications of microfrequency combs”

EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization

Tara Drake, University of New Mexico, USA   
“Physics and applications of soliton microcombs”
Alejandro Giacomotti, C2N (Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies), France   
“Symmetry breaking and zero modes in photonic crystal cavity arrays”
Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany   
“Optical vortex Brillouin lasers and isolators”

EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale

Ana Asenjo-Garcia, Columbia University, USA
“Many-body decay in waveguide quantum electrodynamics”
Costanza Tonninelli, LENS (European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy), Italy   
“Molecules for photonic quantum science and technologies”

EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Prineha Narang, Harvard University, USA   
“quantum plasmonics”
Mario Silveirinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal
“topological metamaterials”

EI – Two-dimensional and Novel Materials

Fang Liu, Stanford University, USA
“Top down exfoliation of 2D materials and creation of their artificial structures”

EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics

Thomas Pohl, Aarhus University, Denmark
“Quantum nonlinear optics with few-atom metasurfaces”


JSI - Free Electron Lasers

Daniela Rupp, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
“Imaging ultrafast dynamics in isolated nanoparticles”
Rebecca Boll, XFEL Schenefeld, Germany
“X-ray induced Coulomb explosion imaging of complex molecules”
Cristian Svetina, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
“X-ray Transient Grating experiments at Free Electron Lasers”

JSII - Infrared integrated photonics for astronomical applications

Session1: The photonic yield in astronomy
Sylvain Veilleux, University of Maryland
“Why photonic technologies are beneficial to astronomical instrumentation?”

Session2: Manipulating astronomical signals with photonics and future challenges
Kerriane Harrington, Univeristy of Bath, UK
“Fibre transitions for astronomical applications”
Nick Cvetojevic
, University of Nice, France
“Integrated optical functions on chip”


Bert Offrein, IBM Research GmbH-Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
“Motivation and challenges for applying photonic neuromorphic computing technologies”
Wolfram H. P. Pernice, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
“Photonic neuromorphic computing”
Daniel Brunner, Département d’Optique FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon, France
“Full hardware implementation of optical neural networks for scalability and competitive performance”


Dr. Rebecca Saive, University of Twente | MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology | Inorganic Materials Science (IMS), The Netherlands
“Diffused light concentration for enhanced solar energy yield”
Prof. Dr. Emiliano Cortés, Nanoscale Energy Conversion Faculty of Physics, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
“Plasmonic bimetallic metasurfaces for large-scale solar hydrogen production”
Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Greffet, Laboratoire Charles Fabry (LCF), Plasmonics and Quantum Nanophotonics Group
Institut d’Optique, Université Paris Saclay, France
“Incandescent metasurfaces”


Coming soon


Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti-Kimura, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS – Université Paris Saclay, FRANCE
Prof. Junichiro Shiomi, Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Ilaria Zardo, Department of Physics, University of Basel – SWITZERLAND