Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

20 - 22 March 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California United States

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.

Tor Raubenheimer,SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA, The Future of Compact Accelerator Technology for Compact EUV and Ex-ray Sources, Plenary

Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Compression of High Energy Pulses to the Sub-attosecond Regime: Route to Exawatt Laser Subatomic Physics, Plenary

Stefano Barbieri, Universite Paris-Diderot Paris VII, France, Dynamics of Ultra-broadband Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers for Comb Operation, Invited
Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, United States, Silicon-based Parametric Frequency Combs for the Mid-IR, Invited
Shekhar Guha, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, High-average-power Difference-frequency-generation in Mid-IR, Invited
Fritz Keilmann, LASNIX, Germany, Near-field Microscopy with MIR Combs, Invited
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Advances in Mid-IR Combs and Applications, Invited
Kevin Lee, IMRA America, Inc., United States, Narrow Linewidth Midinfrared Frequency Combs from Doubly-Resonant OPOs, Invited
Lute Maleki, OEwaves Inc, United States, Integrated Mid-IR Frequency Combs , Invited
Johan Rothman, CEA Grenoble, France, HgCdTe APDs for Low Photon Number IR Detection, Invited
Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, All-solid Chalcogenide Holey Fiber for Mid-IR Applications, Invited

Plenary Session

Sunday, 20 March, 08:00 - 10:00
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress will feature two highly regarded plenary speakers during this Congress wide session.

Tor Raubenheimer,SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA
Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

The OSA Centennial Celebration Reception

Sunday, 20 March, 18:30 - 20:00
The Optical Society (OSA) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, marking a century of innovation. Throughout the Centennial, OSA will honor the significance of these advancements and others while also empowering the next generation of optics and photonics leaders.  Come celebrate with us during the Congress reception with appetizers and drinks.  Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests.  

Poster Session

Monday, 21 March, 16:00 – 17:00
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.