Keynote Speakers:

Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides & Materials


Jacques Albert, Carleton UniversityCanada 
Tilted Fiber Bragg Gratings with Plasmonic and Near Zero Permittivity Coatings for Biochemical Sensing





Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Headshot of Keynote Speaker F. Omer IldayF. Omer Ilday, Bilkent UniversitesiTurkey 
Nonlinearity Engineering: From Mode-locked Lasers to Complex Laser-material Interactions





Headshot of Keynote Speaker Stefan MaierStefan Maier, Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom 
Charge Transfer in Nanoplasmonics as an Avenue for Control of Chemical SERS Enhancement and Molecular Self-assembly  




Photonic Networks and Devices

Headshot of Keynote Speaker Hamid HemmatiHamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc.United States 
Internet Connectivity for the World's 3.8 Billion Unconnected   





Tutorial Speakers:

 Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Dragomir NeshevDragomir Neshev, Australian National UniversityAustralia 
Optical Dielectric Metasurfaces - Fundamentals and Applications






Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Seok-Hyun YunSeok-Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical SchoolUnited States 
Light in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Surgery  






Specialty Optical Fibers

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Jonathan KnightJonathan Knight, University of BathUnited Kingdom 
Outperforming Conventional Optical Fibers using a Hollow Core






Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Jens LimpertJens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaGermany 
Ultra-large Mode Area Fibers for High Power Lasers