Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Novel Optical Materials and Applications

18 - 20 July 2016
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Optical materials are discussed as a subtopic in many of the current OSA conferences. At present, there is really no “one comprehensive” conference which focuses on all types of optical materials, even though optical materials are the key to advances in optical applications. This will be a comprehensive conference on advances in design, fabrication and applications of optical materials spanning the transmission spectrum from ultraviolet to terahertz and their utility for a variety of applications, including the most recent advances in optical materials for imaging systems, lasers, optical waveguides and fibers, solar energy, and sensors as well as any other cutting edge applications. 
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Ishwar Aggarwal
Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

Lynda Busse
US Naval Research Laboratory
United States


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W. Algar, University of British Columbia, Coupling Quantum Dots and Fluorescent Dyes Through Biopolymers and Energy Transfer: Concentric FRET and Its Applications, Invited

Craig Arnold, Princeton University, United States, Nanoparticle Enhanced Chalcogenide Glass, Invited

Debashis Chanda, University of Central Florida, United States, Imprinted Skin-Like Flexible Reflective Color Displays, Invited

Wallace Choy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Simultaneously Realizing Plasmon-Optical and Plasmon-Electrical Effects for High Efficiency Solar Cells, Invited

Ertugrul Cubukcu, University of California at San Diego, Title to be Announced, Invited

Andrei Faraon, Caltech, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada, Nonlinear Plasmonics: THz Resonances, Quantum Limits, Interband Enhancement and Aperture Metasurfaces , Invited

Shekhar Guha, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, Materials for High Power CW Mid-Infrared Generation, Invited

Zachary Hudson, University of British Columbia, Canada, Nanosegregation of Luminescence in Hierarchically-Assembled Soft Materials, Invited

Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, Reconfigurable Photonics with Phase-transition Materials, Invited

Mathias Kolle, MIT, Title to be Announced, Invited

Ho Wai Lee, Baylor University, United States, Electronically Tunable Conducting Oxide Metasurfaces , Invited

Ruiqing Ma, Universal Display Corp., United States, Material Challenges in Flexible OLED Displays, Invited

Ludvik Martinu, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, Challenges and Advances in Passive and Active-Smart Optical Coatings for Energy Saving and Security Applications , Invited

Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern University, United States, The Ultimate Sensitivity of Photon Detectors, and the Impact of Plasmonics and Optical Antenna, Invited

Claude Montcalm, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Ltd, Canada, Evolution of the of Optical Interference Coatings Manufacturing to Address the Needs of High End-applications or High Volume Consumer Products, Invited

Barry Rand, Princeton University, United States, Unlocking Efficient Perovskite-based Light Emitting Devices, Invited

Kevin Robbie, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, Nano-engineered Light Scattering in Fractal Thin Films, Invited

Bruce Wessels, Northwestern University, United States, Epitaxial BaTiO3 Thin Films for 50 GHz Electro-optic Modulators, Invited

Nikolai Zhitenev, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Nanoscale Characterization of Photovoltaic Devices , Invited

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Congress Special Events

Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Garibaldi Room
Join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk focused on transparent conductors using silver nanowires and their application to OLED and OPV on flexible substrates. Dr. Craig Arnold of Princeton University will present his talk ‘Silver Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Organic and Hybrid-Organic Devices’ as part of this technical group event. Includes lunch; RSVP required.

Contact to register, pending availability.