OSA Incubator on Flat Optics: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities

OSA Incubator on Flat Optics: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities

26 Feb - 28 Feb 2020
OSA Headquarters
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

 

Hosts: 

  • Federico Capasso, Harvard University, United States
  • Wei-Ting Chen, Harvard University, United States
  • Paulo Dainese, Corning Inc., United States

Overview

The nascent field of flat optics focuses on the control of light using nanostructures. It is a multidisciplinary field spanning from fundamental research (including zero index materials, dispersion engineering, etc.) to hot applications in imaging, virtual/augmented reality devices, etc. Flat optics is about to takeoff, as indicated by World Economic Forum as one of top ten emerging technologies of 2019 and predicted by Lux Research for 10 billion market opportunity by 2030. This Incubator meeting will bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as program officers from government agencies to exchange ideas and share experiences.

Scope and Topics

The goal of this incubator is to provide a platform for attendees from academia, industry and government agencies to share recent advances and to establish new directions for the development of flat optics.

Through invited talks, panels, moderated discussion periods and informal networking, the program will explore the physics of metasurfaces and their applications, metasurface optical components, large metasurface simulation and optimization as well as industry challenges.

Meeting Schedule

The program, including breakfasts and lunches, will be held at OSA Headquarters, 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Dinners, which are also included in the registration fee, will be held at local restaurants. All times approximate, check back for a detailed agenda.

DAY 1

  • Lunch begins at 12:00 at OSA Headquarters
  • Program begins at 13:00
  • Dinner, location to be determined, begins at 18:00

DAY 2

  • Breakfast begins at 8:00 at OSA Headquarters
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • Dinner, location to be determined, begins at 18:00

DAY 3

  • Breakfast begins at 8:00 at OSA Headquarters
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • Adjourn

Are you interested in attending?

A limited number of spots have been set aside at this invitation only meeting for interested individuals to apply for. Please send a brief letter of interest along with a CV to the hosts at osaincubator@osa.org.

Additional Information

This page will provide you with information on receiving a letter of invitation if required for your visa as well as additional logistical and area information.