OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference is the major international conference sponsored by The Optical Society in Latin America with the explicit objective to promote optics and photonics activities in that the region to enhance their development and impact.
Featuring a comprehensive technical program with recognized experts in fields critical to Latin America, the conference covers all major areas of optics and photonics, and features the latest research results that are making an impact in fundamental research and applications.

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP) covers all major areas of optics and features the latest research results that are having impact in fundamental research as well as applications. Meeting topics include:

  1. Optical Design, Instrumentation, Imaging Processing, Color and Vision
  2. Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies
  3. Laser Science and THz Technology
  4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
  5. Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing
  6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
  7. Photonic Integrated and Silicon Photonics
  8. Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
  9. Quantum and Nonliner Optics
  10. Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics

Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy
Daniel Felinto Pires Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Zero Area Single Photons
Martine Chevrollier, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil, Propagation of Photons in a Resonant Atomic Vapor
Philippe W. Courteille, IFSC-USP, Brazil, Inertial Sensing with in vivo Monitoring of Matter Waves
Horacio Failache, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, Spectroscopy of Atoms Confined to Micrometric Pores in Glass
Daniel Miranda, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fundamental Tests of Physics with Antihydrogen at ALPHA
Luis Adolfo Orozco, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, Optical Nanofibers: A platform for Quantum Optics
Johannes Schachenmayer, University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, USA, Exploring Quantum Many-Body Spin Dynamics with Truncated Wigner Methods
James P. Shaffer, University of Oklahoma, USAElectric Field Cancellation on Quartz by Rb Adsorbate-induced Negative Electron Affinity
Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
Javier Jo, Texas A&M University, USA, Early Detection of Oral Epithelial Cancer with Endogenous Fluorescence Lifetime Endoscopy, 
Edgar Mendoza, Redondo Optics, USA, Electrophoretic Plasmonic Nanopore Biochip Genome Sequencer

Laser Science and THz Technology
Elliott Brown, Wright State University, USA, THz Photoconductivity in GaAs:Er at 1550 nm, and Comparison with Cross-Gap Performance
Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Resonance Properties of Self-assembled Nanostructures at Terahertz Frequencies
Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, USA, Waveguide Devices for Terahertz Signal Processing
Stefan Wabnitz, Universita degli Studi di Brescia, Italy, Spatiotemporal Nonlinear Beam Shaping
Nick Whyborn, ALMA, Chile, An Overview of ALMA and its Terahertz and Photonics Technology
Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
Isabel C. Carvalho, Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Photonics with Special Optical Fibers and Nanoparticles
Roman Castaneda, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Christiano J. S. De Matos, Universidad Mackenzie, Brazil, Linear and Nonlinear Optics in Two-Dimensional Materials and Nanocomposites
Anthony Hoffman, University of Notre Dame, USA, Mid- and Far-infrared Nanophotonics: Learning to Live with Phonons
Lauro June Queiroz Maia, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil, Optical and Structural Properties of Crystalline Borate Materials and Random Laser Effect
Andrea Marini, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Nonlinear Optical Dynamics in Near-zero Index Media and in Graphene-based Random Meta-lasers 
David Schurig, University of Utah, USA

Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics
Alberto Alvarez-Herrero, National Institute of Aerospace Techniques (INTA), Spain, 
Tomas Belenguer Dávila, National Institute of Aerospace Techniques (INTA), Spain, The Inta Participation On Mars Exploration
J. Rufino Díaz Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, Corneal Topography by Specular Reflection: Some Challenges and Solutions
Jordi Martorell, ICFO, Spain
Luis Miguel González Fernández, National Institute of Aerospace Techniques (INTA), Spain, Integration and Testing of Optical Instrumentation for Space Applications
Nestor Uribe-Patarrollo, Harvard Medical School, USA, Clinical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography for Imaging Diagnostics

Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing
Alex Alvarado, University College London, UK, Adaptive Coded Modulation for Future Optical Networks
Alejandra Beghelli, Adolfo Ibáñez University, Colombia, Virtual Network Allocation in Elastic Optical Networks
Georg Böcherer Technische Universität München, Germany, Opportunities of Probabilistic Shaping for Fiber-Optic Communications
Arvind Kumar Mishra, Sterlite Technologies Limited, India
Anna Tatarczak, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Improving the Capacity of Short-Reach VCSEL-based MMF Optical Links
Olga Vassilieva, Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc, USA, Fiber Nonlinearity Mitigation in Coherent DWDM Systems

Optical Design, Instrumentation, Imaging Processing, Color and Vision
Maximino Avendaño Alejo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, Design of Fresnel Lenses by Uuing Arbitrary Surfaces
Alberto Cordero-Davila, Benemerita Univ Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, Free Online Optical Shop Software (FOOSS)
Susana Marcos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain, Unraveling Eye Crystalline Lens Optics, Structure and Function
Ivan Moreno Hernandez, Univ. Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico, Nonconventional illumination with LEDs
Rafel Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies
Paulo Dainese, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Theory and Observation of the Brillouin Scattering Self-Cancellation
Juan Hernández-Cordero, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, Mexico, Fabrication and Applications of Optical Fiber Micro-heaters
Mario Usuga Castaneda Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Advanced Optical Fiber Technologies using Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) Modes

Photonic Integrated and Silicon Photonics
Thomas F. Krauss, University of York, UK - TUTORIAL
Amin Abbasi, University of Gent(INTEC)-IMEC, Belgium, Above 40 Gb/s Direct Modulation of a Heterogeneously integrated III-V-on-silicon DFB Laser
Ahmed Mahmoud Heikal, Center for Photonics and Smart Materials, Egypt, New Trends in Computational Photonics
Amr S. Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada, Deterministic Quantum State Separation in Integrated Photonics
Chad Husko, Argonne National Lab., USA, Soliton Dynamics in Integrated Photonic Chips
Zhaowei Liu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Luc Sapienza, University of Southampton, UK, Bright and pure single-photon emission and efficient light confinement on a chip

Quantum and Nonliner Optics
Steven Cundiff, University of Colorado, USA - TUTORIAL
Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia TUTORIAL
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BrazilInvestigation of Stability and Instability Regions of Optical Vortex Solitons in a Saturable Focusing Medium
Raman Kashyap, Polytechnique of Montréal, Canada
Lazaro Padilha, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Nonlinear Light-Matter Interaction in Engineered Quantum Confined Semiconductors
Jose Roversi, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Non-Classical Effects of the Interaction between One or more Atoms Coupled to a Ring Resonator
Eric Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA, Extremely Nondegenerate Nonlinear Responses of Semiconductors

Idelfonso Tafur MonroyTechnical University of Denmark, Denmark, General Chair
Ana CardenasUniversidad de Antioquia, Colombia, Co-Chair

Local Organizing Committee Member

Ferney Amaya, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
Rodrigo Acuña, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Nelson Gomez, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
René Restrepo, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Ian Carlo Vélez, IRI Fotónica Ruta N, Colombia

Latin America Advisory Committee

Hugo L. Fragnito, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie , Brazil
Anderson S. L. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil 
Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Jose Javier Sánchez-Mondragón, Inst Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico 

Program Subcommittees

1. Optical Design, Instrumentation, Imaging Processing, Color and Vision
July Andrea Galeano, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia, Co-Chair
Maxime Jacquot, Université de Franche-Comté, CNRS FEMTO-ST, France, Co-Chair
Miguel A Alonso, University of Rochester, USA
Rufino Díaz Uribe, Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México, Mexico
Corinne Fournier, University Saint-Etienne, France
Luc Froelhy, Instituto Femto-ST, France
Jorge Ivan Garcia-Sucerquia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Johnson Garzon Reyes, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
Michał Józwik, Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
Frank Marzani, Université de Bourgogne, France

2. Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies
Jes Broeng, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark, Co-Chair
Cristiano Monteiro de Barros Cordeiro, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Co-Chair
Miguel Andres, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Gilberto Brambilla, University of Southampton, UK
Marcos Franco, IEAv - Institute of Advanced Studies, Brazil
Haroldo Hattori, University of New South Wales, Australia
Pedro Jorge, INESC PORTO, Portugal
Hanne Ludvigsen, Aalto University, Finland
Walter Margulis, Acreo, Sweden
Daniel May-Arrioja, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C., Mexico
Rogerio Nogueira, Instituto De Telecomunicacoes, Portugal
Pedro Torres, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

3. Laser Science and THz Technology
Pablo Acedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Co-Chair
Sascha Preu, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, Co-Chair
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Univ. Federal Pernambuco, Brazil
Enrique Castro-Camus, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Mexico
Juan Hernández Cordero, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Roberto Morandotti, INRS, Canada
Mauro Pereira, Univ. of Sheffield, Brazil
Victor Torres, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Stephan Winnerl, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
Jose W. Tabosa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Co-Chair
Enrique Mejía-Ospino, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, Co-Chair
Luís Araujo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas-UNICAMP, Brazil
Vanderlei Bagnato, Universidade de São Paulo-USP-SC, Brazil
Daniel Bloch, Université Paris XIII, France
Robin Kaiser, Institut Nonlinear de Nice-INLN, France
Julien Laurat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-UPMC, France
Claudio Lenz, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ, Brazil
Arturo Lezama, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Luis Marcassa, Universidade de São Paulo-USP-SC, Brazil
Paulo Nussenzveig, Universidade de São Paulo-USP, Brazil
Marcos Oria, Universidade Federal da Paraíba-UFPB, Brazil

5. Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing
Darli Mello, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Co-Chair
Juan Jose Vegas, Olmos Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Co-Chair
Jose Manuel Delgado Mendinueta, NICT, Japan
Neil Gonzalez Tyndall, National Institute, Ireland
Ramon Gutierrez-Castrejon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Nobuhiko Kikuchi Hitachi, Central Research Laboratory, Japan
Alan Lau, Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, Hong-Kong
Paulo Monteiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paolo Monti, KTH, Sweeden
Juliano Oliveira, PqD, Brasil
Nikos Pleros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Murilo Romero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Rakesh Sambaraju, Berk-Tek - A Nexans Company, USA
Marcelo Segatto, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Steven Shen, Soochow University, China
Chee Hing, Tan University of Sheffield, UK
Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
Laura M. Lechuga, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain, Co-Chair
Denise M. Zezell, IPEN - CNEN-SP - USP, Brazil, Co-Chair
Hatice Altug, EPFL, Switzerland
Luciano Bachmann, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Rui Mario Correia da Silva Vilar, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Carlos Lenz, UNICAMP, Brazil
Herculano Martinho, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Valerio Pruneri, ICFO, Spain
Sidney J.L. Ribeiro, São Paulo State University- UNESP, Brazil

7. Photonic Integrated and Silicon Photonics
Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, Co-Chair
Alvaro Casas-Bedoya, University of Sydney, Australia, Co-Chair
Daniel Orquiza de Carvalho, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Marek Chacinski, TE Connectivity, Sweden
Mircea Guina, Tampere University of Technology , Finland
Lucas Heitzmann Gabrielli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Geert Morthier, University of Gent, Belgium
Vitaly Rodriguez-Esquerre, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Salah Obayya, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
Boon S. Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Dries Van Thourhout, University of Gent, Belgium

8. Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez, University of Utah, USA, Co-Chair
Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO, Spain
Anderson Gomes, UFPE, Brazil
Juan Domingo Baena, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Cristina Masoller, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Roberto Merlin, Unviersity of Michigan, USA
Willie Padilla, Duke University, USA

9. Quantum and Nonliner Optics
Hugo L. Fragnito, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil, Co-Chair
Rodrigo Acuña, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia, Co-Chair
Hernando García, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, USA
Florencio Hernández, Univ. of Central Florida-CREOL, USA

10. Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics
Santiago Echeverri, Mellanox, Denmark, Co-Chair
Valerie Elisabeth Gauthier Umana¸ Universidad del Rosario, Colombia Co-Chair
Germán Cortes, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Amilcar Estrada, Universidad Javieriana, Colombia
Franklin Jaramillo, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
René Restrepo, Universidad Eafit, Colombia 


Pre-Conference Short Courses
All full conference attendees can choose to attend one short course on Monday, 22 August. Space is very limited and you must select your course during registration.

Poster Session
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussions between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with presenters.

OSA Meet the Professionals Networking Reception for Students and Recent Graduates
OSA invites students and recent graduates to come to a networking reception for an opportunity to meet fellow students and young professionals as well as leaders in optics community to learn more about career opportunities in optics. This session will be lead by OSA Ambassador Alvaro Casas Bedoya and UNAL OSA Student Chapter President Jose Pablo Montoya Velez. Food and drinks are complimentary for all RSVP’d attendees..

OSA Light the Future Speaker Series
Join OSA as we celebrate our 100th anniversary with the Light The Future speaker series featuring distinguished scientists, engineers and Nobel Laureates. Susana Marcos, Professor of Research, Instituto de Óptica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and OSA Fellow will present at LAOP.  Susana will discuss, "An Eye into the Future".  This event is open to the public.  A reception will follow at the Jartin Botanico from 19:00-20:00. 

Conference Banquet
Join your colleagues for a festive evening. The banquet is open to all full technical attendees. A limited quantity of extra banquet tickets will be available for purchase at the LAOP registration desk.  

Entrepreneurship in Colombia
After the conference stay for this special half day session to learn about how photonic technology can be developed in Colombia.  This session will  answer these questions:

  • Feasibility to create photonic industry in Colombia,
  • In what photonic fields it would be possible,
  • What is it needed to develop this type of industry and how attract investors?
  • Main obstacles to be overcome
  • Getting inputs for constructing a road map
  • Suggestions to conform a work team to encourage this initiative. 

        Colombian Oportunities and Challenges;
        Elkin Echeverri, Ruta N Medellin, Colombia

        Global Industry Trends On Optics And Photonics; 
        Gregory Quarles, The Optical Society, USA

      Forum: Roadmap For Creating  A Photonics Industry In Medellin, Antioquia
         Moderator: Danny García, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA; Grupo de
                           Macroeconomía Aplicada, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
             Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil 
             Eric Van Stryland, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA


Post Conference School on Ultrafast Optics
Andrew Weiner from Purdue University, USA will lead this course and present an introduction on ultrafast optics. It will discuss some key concepts like linear optical and Third-order nonlinear processes, pulse shaping, measurement of ultrashort pulses, and linear and nonlinear processes in ultrashort pulse lasers. These topics will be discussed and illustrated with examplesfrom the Weiner's laboratory. It is open to all LAOP conference attendees, but this item must be selected during registration to secure your spot. 

Gilberto Brambilla, Optoelectronics Research Centre, UK
Optical Fibres Devices for High Energies: From High Power Lasers to X-ray Detection
In addition to their numerous applications in the telecom wavelength range, optical fibre multiplexers and sensors have been successfully deployed in high power fibre lasers, X-rays and particles detectors and even for the excitation of optical angular momentum modes.

Debashis Chanda,CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA
Strong Light-Matter Interactions for Skin-like Flexible Color Displays
The talk will focus on enhanced light-latter interactions on nanostructured surfaces for plasmonic full-color displays on flexible substrates. The newly developed printing techniques enable large area printing of such nanostructured surfaces for low cost manufacturing.

David J. Hagan,CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA
Measuring the Impulse Response Function in Nonlinear Optics
We review advances in nonlinear optical materials characterization and the improvements in understanding that have resulted. In many cases, the “nonlinear” optical response can be analyzed in ways that are usually reserved for linear systems.  

Paras Prasad, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Emerging Directions in Photonics :Nanophotonics, Biophotonics and Metaphotonics 
On going research in our laboratory in Nanophotonics, Biophotonics and Metaphotonics will be presented, along with a discussion of their current status and future direction. Some specific topics covered are Silicon Quantum dots, Semiconductor Plasmonics, Upconversion Nanomaterials, Nonlinear Optical Bioimaging, Photodynamic Therapy, and then Chiral materials for Metaphotonics.

Philip Russell, Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Germany
Gas, glass and light: The multifaceted world of photonic crystal fibre (PCF)
PCFs offer remarkable control of light-matter interactions, e.g., optoacoustic mode-locking of fiber lasers at GHz rates, twisted PCFs that preserve the sign of orbital angular momentum and efficient generation of deep and vacuum ultraviolet light.

Andrew Weiner, Purdue University, USA
Ultrafast Arbitrary Optical Waveform Generation
The principles of femtosecond pulse shaping for generation of arbitrary optical waveforms are reviewed.  The broad range of applications is illustrated with examples of recent research at Purdue University.

Oral Presentations

Grand Prize: Indira S. V. Yepes, UFABC, Brazil
Runner Up: Amado M. Velázquez-Benítez, UNAM, Mexico

Poster Presentations

Grand Prize: Silvia Cortés-López, BUAP, Mexico
Runner Up: José P. Montoya, UNALMED, Colombia

SC1: Practical Holography
Instructor: Daniel Velásquez, EAFIT University, Colombia
The analogic holographic images have unique and unmatched characteristics compared to other 3D image methods. The realism obtained by the holograms is such, that seen from an optical perspective, the image registered in a hologram is indistinguishable from the real object. In this course, we pretend to approach from an experimental perspective and by creating holograms, the real possibilities of making and obtaining ultra-realistic images.

SC2: An Introduction to Passive Integrated Photonics
Instructor: Hugo Hernandez Figueroa, Unicamp, Brazil
We will open with a general vision of the passive integrated photonics area. Next, the theoretical fundamentals and numerical methods used to model integrated waveguides and components will be discussed, and finally, as an example a design project of a modern practical component will be presented, leaving some details to be completed as a homework activity.

SC3: Introduction to Nonlinear Optics
Instructor: Rodrigo Acuna, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
We will describe some optical nonlinear effects such as Supercontinuum generation in photonics crystal fiber, nonlinear pulse propagation in tapered fiber, and nonlinear characterization of substances by using the z-scan technic.

SC4: Graphene and 2d-Structures Applied to Communication Systems
Instructor: Thoroh De Souza, Mackgraphe Center, Brazil
We will show the preparation process of graphene and 2D materials and their characterization by Raman spectroscopy. Some possible uses of them in optical communication devices are described.

SC5: Advanced Modulation Fortmats for Short Range and Metro Access
Instructor: Anna Tatarczak, Rafael Puerta, Santiago Echeverri, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
This short course introduces recent developments and breakthroughs within photonic technologies for high capacity metro-access links. In particular advanced modulation formats such as CAP, DMT, M-PAM, multimode-WDM links, quad-polarization multiplexing, SDM, duo- and poly-binary modulation, and orbital angular momentum will be covered. 

SC6: Fiber to the Home and Radio-over-fiber Systems
Instructor: Juan Jose Vegas Olmos, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
This short course introduces fundamentals of fiber-to-the-home technologies and passive optical access networks. Also radio-over-fiber and its integration over passive optical networks supporting 5G wireless access and beyond will be covered.

SC7: Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (CQED) on a Cross Cavity
Instructor: José Javier Sánchez Mondragón, INAOE, Mexico; Julio César García Melgarejo, INAOE, Mexico
CQED on its own has been a full new age in Quantum Optics. Looking for new evidences of the CQED granularity of the field and new CQED experimental schemes the course will discuss a matter-field interaction model in a double perpendicular cavity,  this system is an x-cavity. The addition of the second degree of freedom of the field leads to interesting interpretations of the TLA as a dynamical beam splitter or as an entangling element of the x-cavity arms. 

SC8: Introduction to Visual Optics
Instructor: Mikel Aldaba Arévalo, Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain
This is an introductory course about Visual Optics. Firstly, the optics of the human eye will be briefly studied. Secondly, some optical techniques for the study of the visual system will be reviewed. Finally, an experimental setup for the optical quality of the eye will be developed.

SC9: Photon Pair Generation for Quantum Signal Processing 
Instructor: Raúl Rangel Rojo, Departamento de Óptica, CICESE, Mexico
Photon air generation with tailored entanglement characteristics are important for potential quantum information processing applications. In this course we show the basic concepts of entangled photon generation, and we also show how to engineer the two-photon state, in order to produce states with specific properties, i.e. noncorrelated factorable state. The course includes a short review of the basic concepts behind the photon, including electromagnetic field quantization.

Sponsoring Organization

 Universidad Eafit  



Corporate Sponsors

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