Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS)

27 October - 01 November 2013
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center, Paris, France

The Mid-IR part of the spectra has become a region of increased emphasis in recent years. The mid IR spectral region is rich in spectroscopic finger prints of molecules which are used to identify pollutants, for chemical and medical diagnostics and for process control. The mid IR has also become important in military countermeasure applications. This meeting will present recent research into semiconductor sources (Principally Quantum cascade (QCL) and Interband cascade (ICL)) lasers emitting in the mid IR region as well as in the terahertz region, and will discuss frequency conversion techniques in semiconductors. The use of mid IR and Terahertz sources for remote sensing, spectroscopy, imaging, and Bio-medical applications will be presented.

Topics Categories

Research areas involving wavelengths close to and longer than 2 µm to THz range.

  • Frequency Conversion in Mid-IR Lasers
  • Mid-IR  Parametric Sources for  Frequency Comb Generation
  • Mid-IR Semiconductor Materials
  • Mid-IR Semiconductor Lasers
  • Mid-IR Solid-state and Fiber Lasers, Ultrashort Pulse Lasers
  • Mid-IR Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers
  • Mid-IR and THz Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Mid-IR THz Frequency Conversion Sources
  • Applications of Mid-IR and THz Sources



Research areas involving wavelengths close to and longer than 2 µm to THz range. The topics include, but are not limited to, mid-IR nonlinear and laser materials, mid-IR frequency conversion and laser sources, including OPOs, solid-state, fiber, and semiconductor sources, and applications:
  • Frequency Conversion in Mid-IR Lasers
  • Mid-IR Parametric Sources for Frequency Comb Generation
  • Mid-IR Semiconductor Materials
  • Mid-IR Semiconductor Lasers
  • Mid-IR Solid-state and Fiber Lasers, Ultrashort Pulse Lasers
  • Mid-IR Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers
  • Mid-IR and THz Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Mid-IR THz Frequency Conversion Sources
  • Applications of Mid-IR and THz Sources in:
    • Remote Sensing and Imaging
    • Spectroscopy, Trace gas detection, Breath analysis
    • Laser Surgery, Biomedicine
    • Optical microscopy, Biophotonics
Andrius Baltuska, Technische Universität Wien, Austria, Few-Cycle Multi-Millijoule Mid-IR Parametric AmplifiersPhase, Invited

Esther Baumann, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Coherent Comb-based Spectroscopy in the Mid and Near-infrared, Invited

Mikhail Belkin, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Broadly tunable room-temperature THz QCL sources, Invited

Suddapalli Chaitanya Kumar, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, High-Power, High-Energy Optical Parametric Sources for the Mid-Infrared, Invited

Andreas Hugi, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Towards an All Solid-state Dual-comb Spectrometer based on Mid-infrared QCL Frequency Comb Sources, Invited

Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc., United States, Ultrashort Pulse 2 Micron Fiber Lasers, Invited

Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany, Synthesis and Coherent Detection of Ultrabroadband Mid-Infrared Transients: From Atomic Field Amplitudes to the Quantum Regime , Invited

Jerry Meyer, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Interband Cascade Lasers with External Differential Quantum Efficiency > 50% at Room Temperature, Invited

Marcel Rattunde, Fraunhofer IAF, Germany, High-performance 2.X Micron Semiconductor Disk Lasers, Invited

Martin Schellhorn, Inst Franco-Allemand Recherches St Louis, France, High-pulse energy mid-IR ZGP OPO, Invited

Gerard Wysocki, Princeton University, United States, Mid-IR Molecular Dispersion Spectroscopy with Quantum Cascade Lasers, Invited
 

Chairs

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Irina Sorokina, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ , Norway

Member

Benoit Boulanger, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France
Arturo Chavez-Pirson, NP Photonics Inc,
Jérôme Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Fejer, Stanford University, United States
Frans J. Harren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
Stuart Jackson, Institute of Photonics and Optical Scien, Australia
Fredrik Laurell, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
Michel Lefebvre, Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aerospatiales,
Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute, Germany
Kathleen Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Peter Schunemann, BAE Systems Inc, United States
Carlo Sirtori, Universite Paris-Diderot Paris VII, France
Frank Tittel, Rice University, United States
Karl Unterrainer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Joachim Wagner, Fraunhofer IAF, Germany
 
Plenary Session
Serge Haroche, Ecole Normale Superieure and College de France, France
Gerard Mourou, IZESR, Ecole Polytechnique, France
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Conference Banquet
Charles Hirlimann, European Union Relationship CNRS International Cooperation Office, France, A Strange Instrument: the Fabry‐ Pérot Interferometer
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ASSL Industry Program Keynote Speaker
Eric Mottay, Amplitude Systemes, France, Industrial Ultrafast Lasers
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ASSL Industry Program Panel
These industry experts will discuss opportunities and the wide variety of applications in Medical Device, Aerospace and Automotive. In addition they will provide insight into new laser technology and successful business strategy from large business to small contract manufacturers.

Executive Speaker Series
OSA’s Corporate Associates invite you to a special Interview featuring Philippe Brégi, President and CEO, Egide Group.
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National Photonics Initiative
Gregory J. Quarles, Optoelectronics Management Network, USA
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OIDA Program on Industrial Lasers
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VIP Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Recent Graduates and Students
This session brings together Industry Executives to share their business experience – from how they started their careers and lessons learned along the way, to using their degree in an executive position.