OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

22 - 25 8月 2016
Ruta N, Medellin, Colombia

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.

Visit the local host committee's website for additional information. 


Philip Russell,
Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
Andrew Weiner,
Purdue University, USA
Paras Prasad,
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
 
Debashis Chanda,
CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
Gilberto Brambilla,
Optoelectronics Research Centre, UK
David J. Hagan,
CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA

 
Advanced Registration 25 7月 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 25 7月 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 2 8月 2016 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 2 8月 2016

Plenary Speakers

Gilberto Brambilla, Optoelectronics Research Centre, UK
Debashis Chanda, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA
David J. Hagan, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA
Paras Prassad, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Philip Russell, Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Andrew Weiner, Purdue University, USA

View the complete list of invited speakers

 

Pre-Conference Short Courses

Monday, 22 August, 14:00-18:00
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

Tuesday, 23 August, 16:00-17:30
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.


Light the Future with Margaret Murnane

Wednesday, 24 August
Join OSA as we celebrate our 100th anniversary with the Light The Future speaker series featuring distinguished scientists, engineers and Nobel Laureates. At LAOP we will be joined by Margaret Murnane, professor of physics at University of Colorado, JILA Fellow and OSA Fellow.  Below is information about her talk. 

Science at the timescale of the electron: how extreme nonlinear optics revolutionized tabletop X-ray lasers
Ever since the invention of the laser over 55 years ago, scientists have been striving to create an x-ray version of the laser. Advances in extreme nonlinear optics now make it possible to efficiently upshift tabletop femtosecond lasers into the ultraviolet (EUV) and soft X-ray regions of the spectrum, to wavelengths as short as 8Å. This unique high harmonic light source is ideally suited for host of applications in imaging and understanding how advanced materials function. A host of applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology have now been demonstrated, including full-field microscopes with record 14nm spatial resolution, quantifying how nanoscale energy flow differs from bulk, measuring how fast a material can change its electronic or magnetic state, and capturing the fastest motions of electrons in molecules and materials.
 

Conference Banquet

Wednesday, 24 August
Join your colleagues for a festive evening. The banquet is open to all full technical attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets in advance for their guest. This event will follow the Light the Future event. 
 

Post Conference School on Ultrafast Optics

Friday, 26 August and Saturday 27 August
 Andrew Weiner from Purdue University will offer this special two day course for a limited number of attendees on 25 & 26 August. You must select this item during registration to secure your spot.