Invited Speakers

Session Chair: Virginijus Barzda, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Éric Potma, Department of Chemistry, University of California Irvine, USA
  • Kevin Stamplecoskie, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University, Canada

Invited Speakers:

Title: To be announced
Tessa Calhoun, University of Tenesse, USA

Title: To be announced
Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo, Canada

Sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy and imaging plant cell walls: Unveilling nano/meso/micro-scale structures of cellulose in its native state
Seong H Kim, Penn State, USA

Lossless Encoding Compressed Ultrafast Photography: Capturing Light-speed Scattering Dynamics in a Snapshot
Jinyang Liang, INRS, Canada

Determining the quaternary structure of membrane receptors using fluorescence-based probes
Valerica Raicu, University of Wisconsin, USA

Mueller Tensor Approach for Nonlinear Optical Polarization Analysis of Tissues
Garth Simpson, Purdue University, USA

Intravital Imaging of the Lacunar-Canalicular Network in Mouse Calvaria Using Third Harmonic Generation Microscopy
Danielle Tokarz, Harvard Medical School/Saint Mary's , USA

Title: To be announced
Mark Wilson, University of Toronto, Canada


Session Chair: Karin Hinzer, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Simon Fafard, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Rao Tatavarti, MicroLink Devices, Chicago, USA

Invited Speakers:

Devices by Design: The Potential of Operando Characterization
Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University, USA

Recent Progress on GaAs Nanowires for Photovoltaics
Ray Lapierre, McMaster University, Canada

Challenge for New Optical Energy Utilization
Masanori Ishigaki, Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc., Japan

Copper Indium Sulphide Quantum Dots: A Low Temperature Synthesis Route and Application in Photovoltaics and LED Display Technology
Siva Sivoththaman, University of Waterloo, Canada

Impact of Installation Parameters on Bifacial Photovoltaic System Performance
Fatima Toor, University of Iowa, USA


Session Chair: Arkady Major, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University, USA
  • Bernd Witzel, Laval University, Canada

Invited Speakers:

Circularly polarized harmonics with biochromatic circular intense laser pulses
Andre Bandrauk, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Ultrafast THz-STM of single molecular orbitals
Tyler Cocker, University of Regensburg, Germany

XUV coherence tomography with nanoscale resolution
Gerhard G. Paulus, Friedrich-Universität Jena, Germany

Electron beam driven high power tunable THz radiation source based on periodic surface lattices
Ivan Konoplev, University of Oxford, UK

High power mid-infrared optical parametric chirped pulse amplification for attosecond science
Chris Phillips, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nanocarbon saturable absorbers for ultrafast lasers
Fabian Rotermund, KAIST, Korea

Peak Power & Average Power scaling via Fourier domain OPA (FOPA)
Bruno Schmidt, few-cycle Inc., Canada

High Harmonic Generation from Nanostructured Solids
Murat Sivis, University of Gottingen, Germany

Laser-driven strong THz field generation
Ki-Yong Kim, University of Maryland, USA

Session Chair: Luca Razzari, INRS University, Canada
  • Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Alexander Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
  • Vinod Menon, City College of New York, UA

Invited Speakers:

Arbitrary Spatial and Spectral Shaping of Surface Plasmon Polaritons
Ady Aire, Tel-Aviv University, Israël

Title: To be announced
Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA

Kerr Instability Amplification
Thomas Brabec, University of Ottawa, Canada

Ultrafast THz Microscopy of Surface Polaritons, Nanostructures, and Single Molecules
Tyler Cocker, Universität Regensburg, Germany

Approaching the standard quantum limit of measurement and control of nanomechanical resonators using telecom wavelength light
John P. Davis, University of Alberta, Canada

Dynamic Plasmonics with Transparent Conducting Oxides
Marcello Ferrera, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Modification of Material Properties and Molecular Structure driven by QED phenomena
Francisco Garcia-Vidal, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Optical Phenomena in Metal Nanostructures with Hot Spots: Coherent Transfer of Plasmons, Hot Electrons and Heat Generation
Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA

Active Quantum Nanoplasmonics: From Single Molecule Strong Coupling to Stopped-Light Nanolasing
Ortwin Hess, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Quantum, Thermal and All-Dielectric Nanophotonics
Zubin Jacob, University of Alberta, Canada

Light-matter interactions with 2D materials polaritons
Tony Low, University of Minnesota, USA

Nonlinear Terahertz Behavior of Bi2Se3 Topological Insulators
Stefano Lupi, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza", Italy

Linearizing Nonlinear Optics
Bruno Schmidt, few cycle Inc., Canada

Novel nanophotonic light sources
Marin Soljacic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Session Chair: Jose Azana, INRS-ÉMT, Canada
  • Li Qian, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Colin McKinstrie, Huawei Technologies, Bridgewater, USA

Invited Speakers:

Free-Space High-Dimensional Quantum Cryptography with Structured Photons in Ottawa
Alicia Sit, University of Ottawa, Canada

Session Chair: Sylvain Cloutier, ÉTS, Canada
  • Juejun Hu, MIT, USA
  • Guangrui Xia, University of British Columbia, Canada

Invited Speakers:

Title: to be announced
Craig Arnold, Princeton, USA

Title: to be announced
Harish Bhaskaran, Oxford, UK

Design and engineering of Photonic-Plasmonic Resonant Interactions
Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, USA

Direct Bandgap GeSn Crystallized on Dielectrics towards Monolithic 3D Photonic Integration
Jifeng Liu, Dartmouth College, USA

InAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers on silicon substrates for silicon photonics
Huiyun Liu, University College London, UK

Phase-change materials for integrated photonics
Carlos Rios, University of Oxford, USA

Session Chair: Robert Corriveau, Photons Canada, Canada
Panel :

Title: to be announced
Stephen Anderson, SPIE, Canada

Title: to be announced
Peter Ficocelli, BDC, Canada

Global and Canadian Outlook for Optics and Photonics
Tom Hausken, The Optical Society of America, USA

Title: to be announced
Omur Sezerman, Oz Optics, Canada

Title: to be announced
Mike Walker, University of Ottawa, Canada


    Session Chair: Tigran Galstian, COPL, Canada
    • Mark Andrews, McGill University, Canada
    • Iam-Choon Khoo, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Invited Speakers:

    Optical Hierarchies in Diatoms: How Nature Informs Photonics
    Mark Andrews, McGill University, Canada

    Monolithic III-V semiconducteur photovoltaic power converting heterostructures with conversion efficiency over 60% and output voltage adjustable up to 24V
    Simon Fafard, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

    Glasses and Glass-ceramics for photonics: advances and perspectives
    Maurizio Ferrari, Instituto di Fotonica C. Nanotechnologie, Italy

    Femtosecond Laser Interferometric Processing inside Thin Transparent Film "Novel intra-film nanostructuring"
    Peter Herman, University of Toronto, Canada

    Advanced Processing of TCO thin-films by ultra-fast Annealing with Xe-Flash Lamps
    Manuela Junghähnel, Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, Germany

    New design of optical fibers and their properties
    Younès Messaddeq, Centre of Optic Photonic & laser, Université Laval, Canada

    The Glass Age - Applications in Displays, Communications and Electronics
    Waguih S.Ishak, Corning inc.

    Title: to be announced
    John Sheridan, University college Dublin, UK

    Optical Actuators Based on Liquid Crystalline Networks and Hybrid Semicrystalline Polymers
    Yue Zhao, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


    Session Chair: Pavel Cheben, National Research Council, Canada
    • Andrew Knights, McMaster University, Canada;
    • Jung Yui (Ray) Chen, University of Baltimore, USA

    Keynote Speakers

    Nonlinear Optics in AIGaAs: Past Present and Future
    Stewart Aitchison, University of Toronto, Canada

    Monte Carlo Simulation of Photon Diffusion and Trapping in Rare-Earth
    Safa Kasap, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    New dimensions of Si-Photonics device Research
    Richard Osgood, Columbia University, USA

    Silicon-based solutions for fiber-optics communications systems
    David Plant, McGill University, Canada

    Invited Speakers

    Near-IR and mid-IR subwavelength engineered Si photonics
    Carlos A Ramos,  University Paris Sacle and CNRS, France

    Integrated Frequency Combs for Flexible Optical Networks
    Prince Anandarajah, Dublin City University, Ireland

    Novel approaches in the development of highly doped Germanium materials for next generation CMOS optoelectronic devices
    Iain Crowe, University of Manchester, UK

    Theory and design of Bragg spectral filters in subwavelength grating waveguides
    Jiri Ctyroky, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

    High efficiency nanophotonic fiber-chip couplers
    Milan Dado, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

    Integrated arrays of open-access micro-cavities
    Ray DeCorby, University of Alberta, Canada

    Integrated rare-earth ion light amplification structures
    Sonia Garcia Blanco, University of Twente, Holland

    Simulation and design of silicon nitride waveguide structures for (bio)sensing applications
    Rainer Hainberger, Austrian Institute of technology, Austria

    Green photonics, energy, and related technologies
    Karin Hinzer, Coma, University of Ottawa, Canada

    Nanocrystal-Based Photodetector Technologies
    Richard J. Curry, The Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    Nonlinear effects in fiber optics
    Rottwitt Karsten, DTU Fotonik, Denmark

    Transform limited nanosecond mode-locked laser
    Michael Kues, INRS, Canada

    Multi-wavelength laser sources for sensing applications monolithically integrated on indium phosphide using generic photonic integration technology
    Sylwester Latkowski, COBRA Institute, Eindhoven University, Hollan

    Advanced optical nanomaterial characterization techniques
    Eva Majkova, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

    Guided-mode resonance device technology: Design, fabrication, applications and prospects
    Robert Magnusson, University of Texas in Arlington, USA

    Photonic crystal waveguides
    Liam O'Faolain, University of St. Andrews, UK

    Recent advances and future outlook in photonic design, simulation and optimization
    James Pond, Lumerical Solutions, Canada

    Sub-Nyquist Fourier-transform spectrometer design and development
    Alan Scott, COMDEV/Honeywell, Canada

    Design and fabrication of ultralow loss SNAP structures with sub-angstrom precision
    Misha Sumetsky, Aston University, UK

    Advanced modulation techniques in Silicon photonics
    David Thomson, University of Southampton, UK

    New design concepts for inorganic solar cells: from thin films to functional nanostructures
    Lidice Vaillant, University of Havana, Cuba

    Modeling of nonlinear optical frequency comb generation
    Stefan Wabnitz, Universita Degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

    Subwavelength metamaterial structures for integrated photonics
    Gonzalo Wanguemert-Perez, University of Malaga, Spain

    Advances in silicon photonics
    Danxia Xu, National Research Council, Canada

    Subwavelength engineered silicon photonic devices
    Oscar Yun Wang, McGill University, Canada

    Designing photonic functionalities into a multi project wafer platform
    Jessica Zhang, CMC Microsystems, Canada


    Session Chair: Benjamin Sussman, National Research Council, Canada
    • Duncan England, National Research Council, Canada
    • Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto, Canada

    Invited Speakers:

    Fiber-based microcavity for diamond photonics
    Lilian Childress, McGill University, Canada

    Spin orbit states of neutron beams
    David Cory, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Semiconductor Quantum Technologies for Quantum Secure Communications and Scalable Quantum Networks
    Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

    Generation of multimode non-classically correlated photons with tunable delay in a crystal
    Jean Etesse, Université de Genève, France

    Photons and Phonons: A Quantum Memory In Bulk Diamond
    Kent Fisher, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Quantum State Generation and Separation in Monolithic Photonics
    Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, USA

    On-chip frequency combs for scalable quantum state generation
    Roberto Morandotti, INRS, Canada

    Quantum nanophotonics with color centers in diamond
    Philip Walther, University of Vienna, Austria






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