1. Photonic Devices  
    1. Active and passive photonic devices including lasers, modulators, detectors, isolators, amplifiers, switches, filters, waveguides fabricated from materials including
      • III-V and compound semiconductors
      • Silicon and other Group IV
      • Dielectric and polymers
      • LiNbO3 - and Other Pockels Effect based devices
    2. Materials, Fabrication and Characterization Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits and Devices
      • Characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      • Micro-machined and micro-optic components;
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Emerging packaging technologies.
      • Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques;
    3. Nanophotonics:  nanostructured photonic devices
      • Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources)
      • Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light
      • Sub-wavelength devices
      • Biological and chemical transducers
      • Nanostructured photovoltaics
      • Plasmonics
    4.  Nanofabrication Technology
      • Lithography and etching techniques
      • Growth and deposition approaches
      • Self-organized methods
      • Nanoscale structure characterization
  2. Integrated Photonics Applications
    1. Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
    2. Application of novel fabrication and material technologies for integrated photonics
    3. Photonic integrated circuits for telecom and Datacom applications
    4. Photonic integrated circuits for sensing
    5. Novel applications of photonic integrated circuits
    6. New functionality implemented in photonic integrated circuits
    7. Mode locked lasers
    8. Ultra-narrow linewidth oscillators
    9. On-chip optical trapping
    10. Optical references
  3. Integrated Nonlinear & Quantum Optics
    1. Frequency comb generation
    2. Solitons
    3. Harmonic generation
    4. Raman and Brillouin gain
    5. Super-continuum generation
    6. Frequency (up/down) conversion
    7. Infrared and ultraviolet generation
    8. Physics, theory and applications of linear and nonlinear processes in novel integrated structures
    9. Nonlinear switching, modulation, memories and logic,
    10. Nonlinear optics in metamaterials, and opto-mechanics
    11. Nonlinear dynamics
    12. Generation of single/entangled photons and squeezed states
    13. Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography
    14. Optical Quantum Computing
    15. Quantum state characterization (singe photon detectors, homo/heterodyne detection, etc.)
    16. Quantum memories
  4. New Materials for Photonics
    1. Novel Materials for Advanced Opto-Electronics
      • Active Graphene Photonics
      • Beyond Graphene: the new class of 2D materials
      • Giant index modulation in transparent conductive oxides
      • Epsilon Near Zero materials
      • Energy efficient Photonics materials and devices
      • Materials and devices for computational imaging
    2. Theory, simulation and novel physical insights:
      • Devices beyond conventional limits
      • Enhanced Light matter interactions
      • Computational analysis and methods
    3. Emerging Opto-electronic devices and platforms:
      • Plasmons and nanolasers
      • Ultra Compact Electro-optic Modulators
      • Nano-Photonic device Integration
      • Heterogeneous and hybrid Platforms   
      • Artificial optical materials and Metamaterials for Photonics integration
      • Bio-photonics platforms for integrated devices