The Mid-IR spectrum covering wavelengths from ~2 µm up to THz has become a region of increased interest in recent years. The region is rich in spectroscopic fingerprints of molecules, which are used to identify pollutants for chemical, environmental and medical diagnostics, for process control, as well as for safety, security and defense applications. This meeting will be focused on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, including the latest developments in solid-state, fiber, and semiconductor materials, novel laser sources, nonlinear frequency conversion techniques and parametric devices, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in remote sensing, spectroscopy, frequency synthesis, imaging, and biomedicine.

Committee Members

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain , Chair

Irina Sorokina, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway , Chair

Giuseppe Leo, Université Paris-Diderot Paris VII, France , Program Chair

Benoit Boulanger, Neel Institute, France

Scott Diddams, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States

Marc Eichhorn, Inst Franco-Allemand Recherches St Louis, France

Magnus Haakestad, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway

Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada

Juliette Mangeney, Ecole Normale Superieure, France

Delphine Marris-Morini, Universite de Paris-Sud, France

Hiroaki Minamide, RIKEN, Japan

Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Richard Moncorge, Universite de Caen, France

Peter Moselund, NKT Photonics Inc, Denmark

Christian Pedersen, DTU Fotonik, Denmark

Peter Schunemann, BAE Systems Inc, United States

Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli, Radiantis, Spain

Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

Angela Vasanelli, University Paris Diderot,

Konstantin Vodopyanov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States


Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, SPAIN

Irina Sorokina

Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, NORWAY

Giuseppe Leo

Université Paris-Diderot Paris VII, FRANCE
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.