Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS)

Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS)

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

The next MICS meeting will be held in April 2016. For information about future MICS meetings, email info@osa.org.

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.

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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 Tech Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland, 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

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Welcome Refreshments
Sunday, 27 October
19:00 - 20:00
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Plenary Session (ASSL)
Monday, 28 October
08:30 - 10:00

Gérard Mourou, Can the Future of Accelerators Be Fibers? The Optics Road to GeV Scientific and Societal Applications, IZEST, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Serge Haroche, Juggling with Photons in a Box to Explore the Quantum World, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, France, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

OIDA Complimentary Program on Industrial Lasers
Monday, 28 October
19:15 – 20:15
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

VIP Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Recent Graduates and Students
Tuesday, 29 October
7:30 - 8:30
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

ASSL Industry Program Panel
Tuesday, 29 October
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Executive Speaker Series
Complimentary Networking Reception and Interview
Tuesday, 29 October
19:00 - 20:30
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Plenary Session (LS&C)
Wednesday, 30 October
08:00 - 10:00

Jean-Pierre Wolf, Use of High-Intensity Lasers for Atmospheric Analysis and Control, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland

Conference Banquet
Wednesday, 30 October
19:00 - 21:30
Off-siteThe Maison de la Chimie
28 Rue Saint-Dominique
Limited Bus Transportation provided
Metro stop: Assemblée Nationale

ASSL Industry Program Keynote Speaker
Thursday, 31 October
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

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