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


CA – Solid-State Lasers

Ei Ei Brown, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, 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
“High-power Q-switched near infrared cryogenic lasers”
Eduardo Granados CERN, Geneva Switzerland
“A simple pathway to widely tunable single-frequency light using monolithic diamond Raman resonators”
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
“The Berkeley Surface Emitting Laser (BerkSEL): a scale-invariant laser?”
Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan
“Recent progress of photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers”
Andres Remis, University of Montpellier, France
“Monolithic integration of GaSb diode lasers on a silicon photonic circuit”

CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications

Cristina  Benea-Chelmus, EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Miniaturised terahertz photonic chips”
Jeremy A. Johnson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT USA
“THz Bandwidth Activation of Anharmonic Coupling in CdWO4”
Hartmut Roskos, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
“Holographic THz Imaging by Fourier-Domain Detection with Feld-Effect Transistors, and the Quest for Phase Retrieval by Physics-Informed”

CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics

Aurelien Houard, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, Paris, France
“Laser-guioded lightning using kHz filamentation at 1030 nm”
Michael Kues, Liebniz University Hannover, Germany
“Fully On-chip Laser-integrated Quantum Source of Entangled Photon States”
Marko Loncar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
“Nonlinear Photonics with Lithium Niobate”
Daria A. Smirnova, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
“Localized States in Nonlinear Topological Photonics”  
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
“Laser based 3D printing of fused silica glass”
Roman Krahne, IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
“Vibrations and Photophysics in White Light Emitting Two-Dimensional”
Laeticia Petit, Tampere University, Finland
“Glass-based materials for (bio)photonic applications”
Nathalie Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
“Post-2000 nonlinear optical materials and their characterization: data and best practices”


 – 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”
Yu-Chieh Lin, RIKEN Center for Advance Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan
“Arbitrary CEP Manipulation for Spatiotemporal Control of Sub-cycle Optical Vortex”
Shima Gholam Mirzaeimoghadar, National Researche Council and University of Ottawa, Canada
“Sampling Mid-infrared Waveforms in Time and Space”
Felix Ritzowsky, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Hamburg
“Single-Shot CEP Change Detection in a Nanoantenna Network”
Eiji Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan
 “Novel ultrafast laser technology for generating gigawatt-class isolated attosecond pulses”

CG – High-field Laser and Attosecond Science

Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel   
“Attosecond Interfermometry”
Paraskevas Tzallas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion, Greece   
“Engineering optical Schrödinger “cat” and entangled 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 Chen, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France
“Chemical sensing of trace gases and particulate matter with optical cavities”
Jana Jagerska,
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway
“Trace gas absorption spectroscopy on a chip”
Ronald K. Hanson, Stanford University, Stanford, USA (Recipient of the Applied Physics B Julius Springer Prize)
“Laser-based Sensing for Energy and Propulsion Sciences”
Korenobu Matsuzaki, RIKEN Center for advanced Photonics, Wako, Japan
“Ultrasensitive Concentration and Chirality Measurments Realized by Sub-Shot-Noise Absorption Spectroscopy Using Entangled Photon Pairs”
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
“Graphene Plasmonics – A Beyond 100 Ghz Technology”
Francesco Poletti, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
“Optical Communications: a hollow future ahead?”
Thomas Roger, Toshiba Europe Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom
“High-rate quantum key distribution over free-space links”

 – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers

Ryszard Buczynski, University of Warsaw,Poland   
“Development of active fibres with nanostructured cores”
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
“Coherently combined high power multicore fibers”
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   
“All soft glass fiber components and sources”   

CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics

Francesco Ceccarelli, Instituto di Fotonica e Nonotechnologie (IFN-CNR), Milano, Italy
“Femtosecond-Laser Written Universal Photonic Processors”
Anais Dréau, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, CNRS, Montpelier, France
“Photophysics of single color centers in silicon”
Leif Oxenløwe, DTU Fotonik , Lyngby, Denmark
“Optical Combs for High-Capacity Transmission and Energy-Optimization of Long-Haul Fiber Cables”
Joyce Poon, Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
“Lighting up the brain: Implantable neural probes using wafer-scale integrated photonics”

 – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine

Keisuke Goda, University of Tokyo, Japan
“Unconventional SERS: from meta/plasmon-free to wearable/flexible SERS”
Johann Danzl,
Institute of Science and Technology (ISTA), Austria
“Reconstructing brain tissue with light microscopy”
Hadrien M.L. Robert, Sorbonne Université, Paris
“Thermal wavefront shaping: Application in fluorescent microscopy”

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   
“Spatially and time resolved maps of transient nonequilibrium states in pulsed laser ablation in liquid from large-scale atomistic modeling”
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 , PSL University, Paris, France
“Quantum engineering of light with an intracavity Rydberg superatom”
Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University, USA   
“Graph States of Atomic Ensembles Entangled by Light”  

EB – Quantum Information, Communication, and Sensing

Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck, Institute for Experimental Physics and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Innsbruck, Austria (Recipient of the Herbert Walther Award)
“Quantum computation and quantum simulation with strings of trapped Ca+ ions”
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”

EC – Topological States of Light

Julius Beck, Institute for physics, University Rostock, Germany
“Three-dimensional topological light transport induced by lattice dislocations”
Jacqueline Bloch, C2N (Center for Nanoscience et de Nanotechnology), Plaiseau, France
“Topological photonics with cavity polaritons”

ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs

David Lucas, Oxford University, United Kingdom
“Entanglement-ehanced frequency comparison of two optical atomic clocks”
Laura Sinclair, NIST Boulder, USA
“Precise comb-based time transfer over long distance terrestrial links”


François Courvoisier, FEMTO-ST institute, Univ. Franche-Comte and CNRS, Besançon
“Ultrafast physics of Bessel beam interaction with solid dieletrics: dense plasma formation, second harmonic and THz radiation”
Mauro Nisoli, Department of Physics, Politecnico of Milano, Italy
“Ultrafast Dynamics in Donor-Acceptor Prototype Molecules by XUV-IR Attosecond Spectroscopy”

EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization

Tara Drake, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
“Thermal Effects in Kerr-Microresonator Optical Frequency Combs”
Alejandro Giacomotti, C2N Centre de Nanoscience et de Nanotechnology, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, Plaiseau, France
“Symmetry breaking and zero modes in photonic crystal cavity arrays”
Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale

Ana Asenjo-Garcia, Columbia University, New York, USA
“Many-body superradiance and dynamical symmetry breaking in waveguide QED”
Humeyra Caglayan, Tampere University, Finland
“Long-Lived Hot Electron dynamics via hyperbolic meta-antennas”
Prithu Roy, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, AMUTech, France
“Deep Ultraviolet Nanophotonics to enhance the sensitivy of autofluorescence spectroscopy on label-free proteins”

EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Nicolò Maccaferri, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
“Ultrafast nanophotonics and opto-electronics: From all-optical switching based on metamaterial-cavity electrodynamics to plasmon-driven polaritonic chemistry”
Mario Silveirinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal
“Topological Phases of Spacetime Crystals”

EI – Two-dimensional and Novel Materials

Bertrand Evrard, Institute of Quantum Electronics, EHT Zürich, Switzerland
“Lightshift of exciton and exciton-polarons in a 2D semiconductor”
Fang Liu, Stanford University, USA
“Top down exfoliation of 2D materials and creation of their artificial structures”
Joanna Wolff, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, France
“Optomechanics of suspend magnetic van der Waals materials”

EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics

Thomas Pohl, Aarhus University, Denmark
“Exploring interacting photons and quantum states of light with atomic metasurfaces”
José Miguel Pablos-Marín, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
“Complete computation of macroscopic high harmonic generation using artificial intelligence


JSI - Free Electron Lasers

Rebecca Boll, XFEL Schenefeld, Germany
“X-ray induced Coulomb explosion imaging of complex molecules”

Daniela Rupp, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
“Imaging ultrafast dynamics in isolated nanoparticles”

Cristian Svetina, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
“X-ray Transient Grating experiments at Free Electron Lasers”


Nick Cvetojevic, University of Nice, France
“Integrated optical functions on chip”
Kerriane Harrington, University of Bath, UK
“Fibre transitions for astronomical applications”
Syvestre Lacour, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
“What it takes to observe exoplanets with optical interferometry?”
Sylvain Veilleux, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
“Why photonic technologies are beneficial to astronomical instrumentation?”


Daniel Brunner, Département d’Optique FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon, France
“Scalable and autonomous photonic neural networks”

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, Germany
“Photonic neuromorphic computing”

Volker Sorger,
George Washington University, Washington and Optelligence, Upper Marlboro, USA
“Photonic Tensor Core and Convolution chip for machine learning acceleration”


Emiliano Cortés, Nanoscale Energy Conversion Faculty of Physics, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
“Plasmonic bimetallic metasurfaces for large-scale solar hydrogen production”
Jean-Jacques Greffet, Laboratoire Charles Fabry (LCF), Plasmonics and Quantum Nanophotonics Group
Institut d’Optique, Université Paris Saclay, France
“Incandescent metasurfaces”

Rebecca Saive
, University of Twente | MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology | Inorganic Materials Science (IMS), The Netherlands
“Diffused light concentration for enhanced solar energy yield”


Coming soon


Norberto Daniel Lanzillotti-Kimura, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS – Université Paris Saclay, France
“Optophononic engineering using semiconductor nanostructures”
Junichiro Shiomi, Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Tokyo, Japan
“Massive search space optimization of thermal radiation metamaterials”
Ilaria Zardo, Department of Physics, University of Basel , Switzerland
“Engineering thermal transport in low dimensional systems”