Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

Invited Speakers

Carlos Brito Cruz

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, Brazil
Science and Technology in Brazil

Abstract: We will show an overview of S&T in Brazil, considering funding, the role of universities and business, and illustrative results, including data for the areas of Optics and Photonics.

Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Novel Light-Matter Interactions in Glass Fibre Microstructures

Abstract: The talk will include recent results on giant optomechanical nonlinearities in dual nanoweb fibre, optothermal particle trapping in a gas-filled hollow core, and excitation of orbital angular momentum states in twisted solid-core photonic crystal fibre.


Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mid-infrared Generation with Two Color CPA Lasers

Abstract: With the help of nonlinear optics, laser radiation can now span the electromagnetic spectrum from X-rays to THz radiation. However the mid-infrared radiation region known to spectroscopists as the "fingerprint region" from 5 to 20 μm still has very few coherent sources. In the talk, I will describe efforts to fill in this region using difference frequency mixing. In particular I will discuss the development of two-color Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) laser systems that we have developed to generate mid-infrared wavelengths longer than 10μm.

Invited Speakers

LAOP 1: Optical Design and Instrumentation

Interferometry in Harsh Environments - Design Considerations and Case Studies, Armando Albertazzi Jr., Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

TBD, Cristiano Cordeiro, UNICAMP, Brazil

Active Optics techniques and complex instrumentation for future ELTs, Emmanuel Hugot, CNRS/AMU, France

Photonic Sensing Technology in the Energy Sector, Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC, USA

Biophotonics with Bloch Surface Waves on Photonics Crystals, Francesco Michelotti, SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Novel Applications, Joao Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

LAOP 2: Optics in Information Science

Mesoscale Optics: Sensing and Action, Aristride Dogariu, CREOL, USA

Advances in Fibre Optic Lasers and Amplifiers, John Harvey, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand

On the Foundational Equations of the Classical Theory of Electrodynamics, Masud Mansuripur, Univ. of Arizona, USA

Second-order Nonlinearity in Fibers and Applications, Walter Margulis, Acreo, Sweden

Quantitative Phase Imaging: Seeing Transparent Objects, Gabriel Popescu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

LAOP 3: Nonlinear Optics

TBD, Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes, Canada

Nonlinear Absorption in Quantum Confined Semiconductors, Lazaro Padilha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

THz Sensing and Imaging with Silicon Field-effect Transistors up to 9 THz, Hartmut Roskos, Univ. Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Complex Nonlinear Optofluidics - Optical Manipulation in Dense Suspensions, Moti Segev, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

TBD, Gustavo Wiederhecher, UNICAMP, Brazil

LAOP 4: Quantum Optics

Revealing Hidden Entanglement in the Covariance Matrix, Marcelo Martinelli, IFUSP-LMCAL, Brazil

LAOP 5: Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy

Compact Bright Soft X-ray Lasers: New Developments and Applications, Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique, France

Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices, Randall Hulet, Rice Univ., USA

Using Atomic Physics to Understand Condensed Matter, Steve Rolston, Univ. of Maryland, USA

Precision Measurements with ultra-cold Alkaline Earth Atoms, Jan Thomsen, Kobenhavns Universitet, Denmark

LAOP 6: Optical Communications

Overview of the Nonlinear Shannon Limit for Optical Fibers, René-Jean Essiambre, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, USA

448 Gb/s Dual-Carrier PDM-RZ-16QAM on 75-GHz Grid over 720 km with 10 Flexi-Grid ROADM passes, Julio César Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira, CPqD, Brazil

Open Foundry Processes for Silicon Photonics, Michael Hochberg, Univ. of Washington, USA

Advanced Optical Modulators using Silica-LiNbO3 Hybrid Configuration, Shinji Mino, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan

Photonic Technologies for Short Range Hybrid Optical Fibre-Wireless Data Links, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

LAOP 7: Micro and Nanophotonics

Totally Integrated Linear and Non-Linear Optics Multimodal Microscopy Platform to Understand Single Cell Processes, Carlos Ceser, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

High Contrast Metastructures for Integrated Optoelectronics, Connie Chang-Hasnain, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

Silicon Photonics-based Nanobiosensors for Lab-on-a-chip Integration, Laura Lechuga, CSIC CIN2, Spain

Terahertz Resonant Dipole Nanoantennas, Luca Razzari, Plasmonic Nanoantennas, IIT Genova, Italy

LAOP 8: Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications

Silicon Photonics: A New Paradigm in Multiplexed Biosensing, Ryan  Bailey, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Cell Surface Nanoscopy using Single Molecule Optical Nanotools, Maria Garcia-Parajo, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

LAOP 9: Laser Science and Technology

Modeling of Semiconductor Mode-Locked Lasers, Salvador Balle, Universitat de les Illes Balears & Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, IMEDEA , Spain

Coherent Nonlinear Interactions in 2D Photonic Crystals Nanocavities, Ariel Levenson, Laboratoire de Phottonique et de Nanostructures, France

The Optical Frequency Divider for High Spectral Purity Microwave Generation, Franklyn Quinlan, NIST at Boulder, USA

Bright High Average Power Table-top Soft X-Ray Lasers, Jorge Rocca, Colorado State Univ., USA