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

CLEO®/Europe 2021 Invited Speakers

CA – Solid-State Lasers

Jake Bromage, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA
Technology development for ultra-intense OPCPA systems
Mircea Guina, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
GaSb-based SESAM technology for mid-IR ultrafast lasers
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The Game of Light & Heat: Cryogenic Optical Refrigeration and Athermal Lasers
Ryo Yasuhara, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu, Japan
Tb-doped Materials for Visible Lasers

CB – Semiconductor Lasers

Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
High-power VCSEL beam scanners for 3D sensing
Key May Lau
, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
III-V components on a SOI platform by selective MOVPE without buffer layers for Si photonic integrated circuits
Shinji Matsuo
, NTT Device Technology Laboratories & NTT Nanophotonics Center, Japan
Heterogeneously integrated membrane lasers and photonic crystal lasers
Eric Tournié
, University of Montpellier II, France
Mid-IR lasers epitaxially integrated on on-axis Silicon

CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications

Matthias C. Hoffmann, LCLS, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Ultrafast structural dynamics of strongly-THz-driven materials
Emma Pickwell-MacPherson
, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector
Ranjan Singh
, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
On-chip THz topological photonics for 6G communication

CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Igal Brener, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Ultrafast and nonlinear semiconductor metasurfaces
Stefania Residori
, Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, France
Applications for interferometry and optical sensing with liquid crystal light valves
Kartik Srinivasan
, NIST, Gaithersburg and University of Maryland, USA

Nonlinear and quantum photonics in chip-integrated microresonators

CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization

Armin Dadgar, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Novel concepts for III-N-based vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
, University of Adelaide, Australia
Novel concepts for fabrication and applications of fibers using high-index glass
Hedi Mattoussi
, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
Compact quantum dots photoligated with multifunctional zwitterionic coating for immunofluorescence and imaging


 – Ultrafast Optical Technologies

Rupert Huber, University of Regensburg, Germany
Controlling condensed matter with lightwave fields and forces
John C. Travers
, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Progress in soliton dynamics in hollow capillary fibres
Jean-Pierre Wolf
, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Laser lightning rod or artificial fog formation

CG – High-field Laser and Attosecond Science

Giuseppe Sansone, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Attosecond metrology at Free Electron Lasers
Kazuhiro Yabana, Center for Computional Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ab initio description of ultrafast dynamics in solids


 – Optical Sensing and Microscopy

Ole Bang, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Denmark
Supercontinuum based mid-infrared OCT and hyperspectral imaging
Paola Borri, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Quantitative coherent Raman scattering microscopy for bioimaging
Maria García-Parajo, The Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), Spain
Super resolution fluorescence microscopy (to be confirmed)
Bernhard Lendl, Technical University of Wien, Austria
Mid-IR laser spectroscopy for protein analysis in aqueous solution
Federica Villa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Enhanced quantum imaging SPAD arrays

CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage

Robert Killey, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Towards 50G/100G passive optical networks with digital equalisation and coherent detection
Darko Zibar, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Denmark
Machine learning enabled Raman amplifiers

 – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

Cesar Jauregui-Misas, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany
Transverse mode instability in high-power fiber laser systems: a “Hot Topic”
Tawfique Hasan, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Manufacturing 2D material based saturable absorbers: from composites to printing
Katarzyna Krupa, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Latest experimental advances in nonlinear multimode fiber optics
Xueming Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Revealing the soliton buildup dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasers
Christos Markos, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Denmark
Mid-IR gas-filled hollow-core fiber lasers based on Raman gases

CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics

Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
silicon photonics/integrated photonics
Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Directional coupling of emitters into waveguides: A symmetry perspective
Isabelle Staude, JENA, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Germany
Metasurfaces and Mie‐resonant nanophotonics

 – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine

Ilaria Testa, Advanced Optical Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Science for Life Laboratory, KTH, Karolinska Institutet Science Park, Sweden
3D and parallelized RESOLFT for volumetric live cell imaging

CM – Materials Processing with Lasers

Airan Rodenas, University of Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
3D laser nanolithography of crystals
Hong Bo Sun, Tsinghua University, China
Applications of ultrashort pulsed laser processing in nanophotonics
Andrés Fabián Lasagni, University Dresden, Germany
Direct laser interference patterning

EQEC 2021 Invited Speakers

EA – Quantum Optics and Ultracold Quantum Matter

Jacqueline Bloch, C2N Palaiseau, France
Polariton quantum fluid
Benjamin Lev, Stanford, USA
Creating optical lattices with sound using confocal cavity QED

EB – Quantum Information, Communication, and Sensing

Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Fabio Sciarrino, University of Roma, Italy
The quest of quantum advantage with a photonics platform
Richard Warburton, University of Basel, Switzerland

EC – Topological States of Light

Alexander Szameit, University of Rostock , Germany
Photonic topological Z2 insulators

ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs

David R. Leibrandt, NIST Boulder, USA
Precision frequency comb spectroscopy of single molecular ions
Tanja Mehlstäubler, PTB Braunschweig, Germany
Optical atomic clocks for chronometric leveling

EE – Ultrafast Optical Science

Mary Matthews, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
High energy high harmonic generation (HHG) in liquids
Camille-Sophie Brès, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland United
Second order nonlinearity in Silicon Nitride waveguides via photo-induced self-organized gratings

EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization

Marco Piccardo, Harvard University, USA and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Nonlinear dynamics in semiconductor ring lasers: From phase turbulence to solitons
Germán J. de Valcárcel, University of Valencia, Spain.
Quantum coherence and fast-gain effects in laser modelocking: The coherent master equation
Mengjie Yu, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University Harvard, USA
Lithium-Niobate-Based frequency combs

EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale

Christophe Galland, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Atomic-scale, light-driven dynamics of plasmonic nanojunctions
Ana Predojevic, Stockholm University, Sweden
Entanglement generation in semiconductor nanostructures 

EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Humeyra Caglayan, Tampere University, Finland
Light-matter interaction control with multilayer epsilon-near-zero metamaterials
Francesco Monticone, Cornell University, USA
Emerging directions in local and nonlocal flat optics

EI – Two-dimensional and Novel Materials

Thomas Mueller, TU Wien, Austria
Ultrafast machine vision with 2D semiconductor photodiode arrays

EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA
Scalable photonics: an optimized approach

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021 Joint Symposia Invited Speakers

JSI – Nanophononics

Bartlomiej Graczykowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Heat and hypersound management in 2D Phononic Crystals

Mathieu Luisier, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Ab initio modeling of thermal effects in 2D van der Waals materials

JSII – High-field THz Generation and Applications

Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Generating THz fields and delivering them to samples for maximum effect

Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
High harmonic generation from low dimensional materials

JSIII – Attochemistry

Françoise Remacle, University of Liège, Belgium
Steering nuclear motion by ultrafast multistate non equilibrium electronic quantum dynamics in atto excited molecules
Stephen R. Leone, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Attosecond noncollinear four wave mixing

JSIV – Deep learning in photonics

George Barbastathis, MIT, USA
Optical physics and scene complexity: Toward interpretable inverse estimation through machine learning
Sylvain Gigan
, Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, ENS, Paris, France
Complex photonics for large scale machine learning

JSV – Flexible Photonics

Alessandro Chiasera, CNR-IFN, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Trento, Italy
Photonic glass systems fabricated by RF sputtering on flexible substrates
Lan Li, Key Laboratory of 3D Micro/Nano Fabrication and Characterization, Westlake University, Hangzhou, China
A universal approach for photonic integration on flexible substrates
Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), USA
Flexible hybrid semiconductor membrane photonic devices based on micro transfer printing process