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16 November 2020 – 20 November 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (UTC + 00:00)


The Mid-IR spectrum covering wavelengths from ~2 µm up to THz has become a region of increased interest in recent years. 


The region is rich in spectroscopic fingerprints of molecules, which are used to identify pollutants for chemical, environmental and medical diagnostics, for process control, as well as for safety, security and defense applications. This meeting will be focused on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, including the latest developments in solid-state and fiber lasers, semiconductor and quantum cascade lasers, nonlinear materials, frequency conversion devices and parametric sources, high-energy and high-intensity lasers, integrated photonics for frequency combs and continuum generation, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in remote sensing, spectroscopy, frequency synthesis, imaging, and biomedicine.

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Committee Members

  • Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, SpainChair
  • Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, CanadaChair
  • Fredrik Laurell, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, SwedenProgram Chair
  • Giuseppe Leo, Université de Paris, FranceProgram Chair
  • Mikhail Belkin, Technische Universität Munchen, Germany
  • Benoit Boulanger, Neel Institute, France
  • Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Southern California, United States
  • Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • Richard Moncorge, Universite de Caen, France
  • Peter Moselund, NKT Photonics Inc, Denmark
  • Christian Pedersen, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
  • Peter Schunemann, BAE Systems Inc, United States
  • Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
  • Takunori Taira, RIKEN / IMS, Japan
  • Miriam Vitiello, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy


Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

Amr Helmy

University of Toronto, Canada

Fredrik Laurell

Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
Program Chair

Giuseppe Leo

Université de Paris, France
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

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