2014 Summer Topicals Meeting Series

14 - 16 July 2014

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2014 Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series

The Topical Meetings of the 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 Delta Montreal in the second largest French-speaking city in the world.

The 2014 Summer Topical Meetings are focused on "Functional Material Integration and Optical Systems". The following five Topicals meetings will be held:

  1. Functional Meta- and Two-dimensional Materials (FMTM)
  2. Nanowire Materials and Integrated Photonics  (NWIP)
  3. Midwave Infrared Integrated Photonics (MWIP)
  4. Nonlinear-Optical Signal Processing  (NOSP)
  5. Space-division Multiplexing technologies for high capacity transmission (SDMT)

A unique aspect of the Topical Meetings is that 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 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 FMTM topic will cover advances both in metamaterials, with focus on functional structures and device configurations, and in two-dimensional materials including graphene and other 2D materials, and their exciting potentials in photonics. NWIP topic will cover anything nanowire related, from materials, to devices, to heterogeneous integration. The MWIP topic will focus on integrated photonic technologies, optical physics, and emerging application trends of mid-IR photonics. The NOSP topic will cover both traditional and emerging materials, as well as various nanophotonic platforms and advanced format and algorithms used for NOSP. The SDMT community will reunion again to exchange and share the exciting advances in all areas related to SDM, from devices to system integration.

In addition to the technical presentations, hallway discussions, and other networking, I hope that you have a chance to experience (and taste!) some French culture and North American history contained within beautiful Montreal.

Look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

Weidong Zhou, General Chair

Plenary Speakers

Pallab Bhattacharya

University of Michigan, USA

III-nitride nanowire light sources

John Bowers

University of California-Santa Barbara, USA

Technology for Multispectral Infrared Laser Integration on Silicon

Claire Gmachl

Princeton University, USA

NSF MIRTHE center overview

Tony Heinz

Columbia University, USA

Novel optical and electronic properties of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides

Stojan Radic

University of California San Diego, USA

Signal Processing Beyond Conventional Limits

Vladimir Shalaev

Purdue University, USA

From Metamaterials to Metadevices

Lars Samuelson

Lund University, Sweden

Nanowire LEDs and solar cells

John Zavada

National Science Foundation, USA

Photonics Engineering Research Programs at NSF

David Richardson

University of Southampton, UK

Progress of Mode Gap Project

Yuichi Matsushima

Waseda University, Japan

Perspective for Deployment of 3M Technologies

Peter Winzer

Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Vision of SDM

Tutorial Speakers

Cun-Zheng Ning

Arizona State University, USA

Novel nanowire growth and devices

Govind Agrawal and René-Jean Essiambre

University of Rochester, USA and Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Nonlinear Limits of SDM Transmission



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