Invited Speakers

* All titles are provisional talk title.

C1. Solid State, Fiber, and Other Laser Sources

  • Ultrafast Laser Systems for High Repetition Rate XFEL Facilities Ingmar Hartl (DESY, Germany)
  • Above 20-GHz repetition-rate, Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers Yohei Kobayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Temporal solitons in coherently driven active fiber resonators Francois Leo (University of Brussels, Belgium)
  • Power Scaling and Ultrafast Performance of 3.5 um lasers David Ottaway (University of Adelaide, Australia)

C2. Ultrafast and Nonlinear Phenomena

  • Coherent electron dynamics induced by ultrashort UV pulses in complex molecules Francesca Calegari (CFEL, Germany)
  • High-Order Nonlinear Dipole Response Characterized by Extreme-Ultraviolet Ellipsometry Ming-Chang Chen (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)​
  • Core-electron complex dynamics measured by attosecond transient refraction spectroscopy Hiroki Mashiko (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • High harmonic generation for probing photochemical reactions Taro Sekikawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Attosecond electron dynamics in molecules, clusters and liquids Hans Jakob Wörner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

C3. Infrared and Terahertz Technologies and Applications

  • Recent progress in THz-quantum sensing Georg von Freymann (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, Germany)
  • Controlling the non-Hermitian graphene Dirac plasmons and its application to terahertz laser transistors Taiichi Otsuji (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Active demethylation of cancer cells using terahertz radiation for potential cancer treatment Joo-Hiuk Son (University of Seoul, Korea)
  • The Biological effects of Terahertz Radiation Vincent Wallace (University of Western Australia, Australia)

C4. High Power, High Energy Lasers

  • Versatile kW-Class ultrafast thin-disk lasers and their applications in material processing Marwan Abdou Ahmed (Institut fur Strahlwerkzeuge -IFSW, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Suppression of the temporal noise in SULF-10PW laser system Xu Yi (SIOM, China)
  • Generation of the highest laser intensity of 1023 W/cm2 by focusing PW laser pulses Jin Woo Yoon (APRI-GIST, Korea)

C5. Laser Processing and Innovative Applications

  • High depth of field and high speed variable focus for advanced laser processing applications Craig Arnold (Princeton University, USA)
  • Laser Synthesis and Processing of Atomically-Thin 2D Quantum Materials Masoud Mahjouri-Samani (Auburn University, USA)
  • Surface melting and smoothing of metals by ultrashort pulsed GHz bursts Andreas Michalowski (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)
  • Processing the bulk of silicon using IR ultrashort laser pulses - from waveguides to welding Stefan Nolte (Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Jena, Germany)

C6. Optical and Photonic Metrology

  • Diode-laser frequency-combs Steven Cundiff (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Wide-field mid-infrared imaging based on adiabatic frequency upconversion Kun Huang (East China Normal University, China)
  • Various methods of optical clock frequency comparisons toward the redefinion of the second Tetsuya Ido (NICT, Japan)
  • Precision field-resolved metrology of molecular vibrations Ioachim Pupeza (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)

C7. Quantum Optics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Information

  • Photonic quantum information processing with optical waveguides Nobuyuki Matsuda (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Photonic Quantum Machine Learning Philip Walther (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Silicon Photonic Quantum Devices and Applications Jianwei Wang (Peking University, China)
  • Efficient spin-photon interfaces for quantum networks Jorg Wrachtrup (Stuttgart University, Germany)
  • New optical techniques based on carbon: from chip making to quantum information Sen Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

C8. Micro and Nanophotonics, and Light Localization Effects

  • Quantum nanophotonics with hexagonal boron nitride Igor Aharonovich (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Topological quantum photonics Andrea Blanco-Redondo (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
  • Silicon nitride guided wave platform for applications in visible and infrared wavelengths Shankar Kumar Selvaraja (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India)
  • Non-Hermitian nanophotonics with photonic crystal cavities Kenta Takata (NTT Corporation, Japan)

C9. Optical Communication Systems and Networks

  • Stokes-space analysis of modal dispersion in fibers for space-division multiplexing with mode-dependent loss Cristian Antonelli (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
  • TBD Vivian Xi Chen (Nokia Bell labs, USA)
  • Towards >100 Tb/s ultra-wideband fiber communications systems Jeremie Renaudier (Nokia Bell Labs, France)

C10. Optical Fiber and Waveguide Technologies

  • Ultrafast parallel random number generation with a chip-scale semiconductor laser Hui Cao (Yale University, USA)
  • Time reversed optical waves by arbitrary vector spatiotemporal field generation Joel Carpenter (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Optical waveguides in crystals fabricated by femtosecond laser writing: recent advances and perspectives Feng Chen (Shandong University, China)

C11. Semiconductor and Integrated Optical Devices

  • Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit for Co-Packaged Optical-IO Yuliya Akulova (Intel Corporation, USA)
  • III-V-on-Silicon-Nitride mode-locked comb lasers Stijn Cuyvers (Ghent University - Imec, Belgium)
  • 256-Gbit/s PAM-4 directly modulated membrane lasers on SiC substrate Suguru Yamaoka (NTT Corporation, Japan)
  • Integrated lithium niobate photonics: when performance meets scalability Mian Zhang (HyperLight, USA)

C12. Silicon Photonics

  • Programmability strategies for materials and optical components using mid index waveguides Frederic Gardes (Southampton University, UK)
  • Accelerating AI with silicon photonics Nicholas C. Harris (Lightmatter, Inc., USA)
  • Bufferless micro- lasers and high-speed photodetectors by lateral III-V growth on patterned SOI Kei-May Lau (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • On-chip heralded single photon sources: physics and applications Lorenzo Pavesi (University of Trento, Italy)

C13. Optical Signal Processing

  • Programmable integrated photonics for optical communications and computing Jose Capmany (UPV Valencia, Spain)
  • Latest progress in optical eigenvalue communications Akihiro Maruta (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Integrated Microwave Photonics for Sensing Applications Giovanni Serafino (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)
  • Silicon photonics for artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing Bhavin J. Shastri (Queen's University, Canada)

C14. Advanced 2D and Nanocarbon Materials for Photonics and Energy

  • Probing the momentum-resolved dynamics of excitons in 2D semiconductors Keshav Dani (OIST, Japan)
  • Quantum Defects in Low Dimensional Systems Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ultrastrong and Cooperative Light-Matter Coupling Junichiro Kono (Rice University, USA)
  • Natural hyperbolic polaritons in 2D materials Hugen Yan (Fudan University, China)

C15. Biophotonics and Applications

  • Minimally-Invasive Lensless Computational Microendoscopy Mark A. Foster (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Line-illumination Raman microscopy for imaging biological samples Katsumasa Fujita (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Laser spectroscopic study on the Ion transporting mechanism of channelrhodopsin Keiichi Inoue (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Transcutaneous monitoring of hemoglobin derivatives using camera-based diffuse reflectance spectroscopy Izumi Nishidate (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
  • AI enabled auto-florescence imaging for rapid detection and classification of bacteria and biofilms on wounds Geethanjali Radhakrishnan (Adiuvo Diagnostics Pvt Ltd., India)

C16. Plasmonics and Metamaterials

  • High quality factor phase gradient metasurfaces: enabling a new generation of molecular sensors and spatial light modulators Jennifer A. Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • TBD Laura Na Liu (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Narrow-band perfect absorber in silicon metasurface Junichi Takahara (Osaka University, Japan)
  • 3D Laser Nanoprinting: Recent Progress Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

C17. Optical Sensors and Systems

  • Spectral-based image analysis of blood flow and blood components of rodent skin flap for understanding necrosis Hideaki Haneishi (Chiba University, Japan)
  • Informed learning of spectral super-resolution for mHealth applications Young L. Kim (Purdue University, USA)
  • Multi-contrast optical coherence tomography for functional imaging of living tissue Ruikang Wang (University of Washington, USA)

C18. Microwave Photonics

  • THz and photonics convergence for future access links Tetsuya Kawanishi (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Actuating Brillouin scattering in silicon nitride photonic circuits David Marpaung (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Multi-dimensional fiber-wireless transmission in the THz band Xianbin Yu (Zhejiang University, China)

C19. XFEL and Xray Lasers

  • Measurement and applications of high-intensity XFEL interactions with matter Ichiro Inoue (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Opportunities and challenges of a hard x-ray regenerative amplifier free-electron laser Gabriel Marcus (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Transitions in solid materials induced by intense X-ray radiation from free-electron lasers Beata Ziaja-Motyka (DESY, Germany)