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, fiber, and semiconductor materials, novel laser sources, nonlinear frequency conversion techniques and parametric devices, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in remote sensing, spectroscopy, frequency synthesis, imaging, and biomedicine.

Committee Members

  • Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain , Chair
  • Irina Sorokina, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway , Chair
  • Giuseppe Leo, Université Paris-Diderot Paris VII, France , Program Chair
  • Benoit Boulanger, Neel Institute, France
  • Scott Diddams, National Inst. of Standards & Technology, United States
  • Marc Eichhorn, , Germany
  • Magnus Haakestad, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway
  • Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Juliette Mangeney, Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, France
  • Delphine Marris-Morini, Universite de Paris-Sud, France
  • Hiroaki Minamide, RIKEN, Japan
  • 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
  • Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Chaitanya Kumar Suddapalli, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
  • Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
  • Angela Vasanelli, University Paris Diderot, France
  • Konstantin Vodopyanov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States


Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, SPAIN

Irina Sorokina

Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, NORWAY

Giuseppe Leo

Université Paris-Diderot Paris VII, FRANCE
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.
Class5 Photonics


Active Fiber Systems GmbH 
Amplitude Laser
ARDoP Industrie
KMLabs, Inc.
LOT-QuantumDesign GmbH
UltraFast Innovations

Corporate Contributions

Euclid Techlabs
Luxel Corporation
Rigaku Innovative Technologies