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Photonic Materials & Devices

Photonic Materials & Devices

Symposium Chair

Loucas TsakalakosLoucas Tsakalakos
Manager - Photonics Laboratory
GE Global Research

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Guoan ZhengHigh-throughput gigapixel microscopy using cost-effective components
Guoan Zheng
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Michael LiehrHow Integrated Optics can Benefit from Nano-electronics
Michael Liehr
Vice President for Innovation and Technology, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, CEO, AIM Photonics

Anbo WangOptical Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometry
Anbo Wang
Clayton Ayre Professor, Virginia Tech, Founder, Sentek Instrument LLC

George PalikarasGeorge Palikaras
President & CEO
Metamaterial Technologies, Canada

Symposium Sessions

Wednesday May 25

8:30Photonic Sensors
10:30Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications I
1:30Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications II
Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Wednesday May 25

8:30Photonic SensorsChesapeake 1-2
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE. Global Research (bio)
8:30Optical Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometry (invited presentation)
A. Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
8:55On-chip and Label-free Glucose Sensing Using Mid-Infrared Waveguides
P.T. Lin, Texas A&M University, US
9:15Integrated photonic devices for ultrahigh-speed, space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography
Y. Huang, W. Sun, L. Yan, A. Nitkowski, A. Weinroth, N. Tansu, C. Zhou, Lehigh Universisty, US
9:35Optofluidic Temperature and Pressure Measurements with Fiber Bragg Gratings Embedded in Microfluidic Devices
G.A. Cooksey, J.D. Wright, Z. Ahmed, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
10:30Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications IChesapeake 1-2
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE. Global Research (bio)
10:30AIM Photonics - How Integrated Optics can Benefit from Nano-Electronics (invited presentation)
M. Liehr, AIM Photonics, US
10:55Applications of Silicon Nanophotonics: Space-division Multiplexing and Integrated Spectroscopy
A. Grieco, B. Hong, G. Porter, Y. Fainman, University of California, San Diego, US
11:15Micro-Opto-Mechanical Pressure Sensor (MOMPS) in Sin Integrated Photonics Platform
R. Jansen, V. Rochus, J. Goyvaerts, G. Vandenboch, B. van de Voort, P. Neutens, J. O’Callaghan, H.A.C. Tilmans, X. Rottenberg, imec, BE
1:30Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications IIChesapeake 1-2
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE. Global Research (bio)
1:30Metamaterial Technologies (invited presentation)
B. Kobrin, MetaMaterial Technologies, Inc., CA
1:55High-throughput gigapixel microscopy using cost-effective components (invited presentation)
G. Zheng, University of Connecticut, US
2:20Plasmonic Nanopillar Structures for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Applications
T. Rindzevicius, M.S. Schmidt, K. Wu, A.H. Thilsted, R.K. Lauridsen, T.S. Alstrøm, M. Palla, J. Yang, A. Boisen, Technical University of Denmark, DK
2:40Upconversion emission properties and un-expected white light emission from Er3+/Yb3+ doped Gd2O3 nano – phosphors
G. Bilir, O. Erguzel, G. Eryurek, İstanbul Technical University, TR
3:00Optical-base pressure sensing ability of Yb3+:Y2Si2O7 nanoparticles
M. Erdem, G. Eryurek, B. Dibartolo, Marmara University, TR
Photonic Materials, Devices & Applications: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Research of Transfer Technique of High-Quality Aluminum Thin-Film for Bio-Sensing
K-M Chang, Y-M Chen, K-J Lai, Y-X Zhang, C-H Lai, Y-L Lai, H-L Lai, F-C Lee, C-H Fan, National Chiao Tung University ; Chung Hua University, TW
Effect of Pressure and Excitation Power on Up-conversion Assisted White Light Emission in Yttrium Oxide and Silicate Nanophosphors
G. Eryurek, M. Erdem, G. Bilir, Istanbul Technical Unıversity, TR
Application of Angular Method to Correct Channel Spacing Between AWG Demultiplexed Channels
D. Seyringer, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, AT
Visual Film Sensors for Organic Vapors Based on Functional compounds-infiltrated SiO2 inverse opal photonic crystal
Y. Zhang, J. Qiu, L. Mu, Yan'an University, CN
The effects of the inverse parablic potential on transition rates in a cylindrical nanowire
M. Tshipa, University of Botswana, BW
Fabrication of gratings at the CNST NanoFab
R. Kasica, V. Luciani, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Aluminium Nitride Thin Film for Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics
P.T. Lin, Texas A&M University, US
Upconversion and White Light Generation Properties of Undoped and Yb3+ doped Yttrium Silicate Nano-Phosphors
H. Cinkaya, G. Eryurek, B.D. Bartolo, Boston College, US
Trapping and Amplification of Light in Coupled Plasmonic Nanocavity Arrays
W. Zhou, Virginia Tech, US

The field of Photonics is focused on developing novel devices, components, and sub-systems for controlling and using light, or more broadly electromagnetic radiation. A key aspect of photonics is the use of micro and nano structures as a means of achieving these technologies. These include photonic fibers, and on-chip or integrated photonic elements built in silicon or other substrate materials. Many companies and researchers are active in the development of micro/nano-enabled photon sources and optical elements for both generating and steering light all the way from the high energy X-ray regime through to the low energy THz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These core photonic materials/structures enable sub-systems and systems for a broadening application space.

This symposium is focused on novel photonic technologies and materials, and their use in the commercial space for various advanced applications. The symposium highlights industrial applications of photonics as well as emerging technologies within the research community that are poised to make the transition from the lab to applications. The event connects scientist and engineers around the country and world working in photonics or adjacent technologies for possible collaboration.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Photonic materials
  • Micro/nano photonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • On-chip/integrated photonic devices
  • Photonic circuits
  • Fiber optics
  • Data communications
  • Photonic sensors
  • Novel light sources
  • Novel detectors
  • Photonics manufacturing
  • Photonic components
  • Photonic systems and applications
  • Photonics commercialization
  • Other

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