Welcome to the 2015 Summer Topicals Meeting Series
13 - 15 July 2015
British Colonial Hilton
We look forward to welcoming you to Nassau, Bahamas!
The site of the 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series
The Topical Meetings of the IEEE Photonics Society are the premier conference series for exciting, new areas in photonic science, technology, and applications; creating the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders in an intimate environment. The meetings will be held at the British Colonial Hilton, the only beachfront hotel in downtown Nassau with a beautiful private beach.
The 2015 Summer Topical Meetings are focused on "Emerging Material and Integrated Optical Systems". The following six Topical meetings will be held:
- Functional Two-dimensional Materials (FTDM)
- Ultraviolet Lasers and Light Emitting Diodes (UVLED)
- On-chip optical interconnects (OCOI)
- Visible Light Communications (VisC)
- Mid Infrared Photonics (MIP)
- Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing (NOSP)
A unique aspect of the Topical Meetings is that IEEE Photonics Society member volunteers propose and organize these meetings. Hence, I would like to thank each of the Topical Chairs and the Program Committee Members who have volunteered and invested their time organizing these conferences. I also want to thank the plenary and invited speakers for giving us their perspectives on the exciting new developments and the challenges in these fields. Finally, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the IEEE Photonics Society Conference Staff for their professional organization and arrangements.
The topics to be discussed in this year's Summer Topicals span a broad range in related emerging and hot areas of research, from materials to devices, integrated photonics, and systems. The FTDM topic will cover recent advances in graphene and beyond graphene 2D atomic-layered materials and their device applications, particularly in the area of photonics. The UVLED topic will aims to provide an interdisciplinary setting to discuss the state-of-the-art advances, both fundamentally and technologically, in all aspects related to the development of UV optoelectronic devices and their emerging applications in lighting, water purification, diagnosis, and bio-agent detection. The OCOI topic aims to capture the latest advances in high-speed and high efficiency optical switching technology to examine the possibility of new regimes for hybrid electronic/photonic integration. The VisC topic aims to bring together device experts, communications engineers and those involved in applications to share the latest advances and to understand the challenges the community faces. The MIP topic will bring together photonic engineers along with optical physicists and application experts to assess the key scientific challenges associated with mid-IR photonics and chart the roadmap for technological developments that will best address the highly diverse application needs. The NOSP topic will cover both traditional and emerging materials, as well as various nanophotonic platforms and advanced format and algorithms used for NOSP.
In addition to the technical presentations, hallway discussions, and other networking, I hope that you have a chance to experience (and splash!) the beautiful tropical beach and wonderful culture/food in Nassau, Bahamas.
Look forward to seeing you in the Bahamas!
Weidong Zhou, 2015 General Chair