Nonlinear Photonics (NP)

05 - 08 September 2016
SMC Conference & Function Centre , Sydney, Australia

The Nonlinear Photonics meeting is a venue for researchers interested in all aspects of nonlinear optical processes in structures, devices and systems. The meeting scope covers both fundamental and applied nonlinear photonics with topics including: temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal nonlinear effects, experimental techniques, nonlinear materials, nonlinear optical systems, novel optical fibers and waveguides, multimode nonlinearities, ultrafast processes, photonic chaos, mode-locking and ultrafast laser sources, solitons and rogue waves, frequency combs, supercontinuum generation, pattern formation and dissipative structures, nonlinearity in nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, 2D materials, optical communication systems, high field physics, quantum optics and filamentation.

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Alexander Gaeta
Alexander Gaeta
Columbia University
United States

General Chair
Yaroslav Kartashov
Yaroslav Kartashov
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

General Chair
Gian-Luca Oppo
Gian-Luca Oppo
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom

Program Chair
Andrey Sukhorukov
Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University

Program Chair
Stefan Wabnitz
Stefan Wabnitz
Universita degli Studi di Brescia

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University, United Kingdom
Nonlinear world of commercial photonic systems, Plenary

Joel Carpenter, University of Queensland, Australia
Principal modes in multimode fibre: Modes with minimal mode dispersion, Invited

Michele Celebrano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mode-matching in multiresonant nanoantennas for enhanced nonlinear emission, Invited

Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida, United States
Non-Hermitian photonics: Parity-time and other symmetries in optics, Invited

Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Frequency combs in quadratically nonlinear resonators, Invited

Alejandro Giacomotti, CNRS UPR 20, France
Spontaneous mirror-symmetry breaking in coupled nanolasers, Invited

Chad Husko, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Solitary pulses in nanophotonic waveguides, Invited

Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Invited

Alexandre Kudlinski, Universite de Lille 1, France
Soliton/dispersive wave interactions in photonic crystal fibers, Invited

Barry Luther-Davies, Australian National University, Australia
Thirty years of all-optical signal processing: materials and device challenges , Invited

Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes, Canada
Inviscid Burgers’ Equation and Riemann Waves in Optics , Invited

Ulf Peschel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Nonlinear Dynamics in Photonic Mesh Lattices , Invited

Marc Sciamanna, CentraleSupelec, France
Spatio-temporal dynamics of nonlinear Airy beam interactions, Invited

Nathalie Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Nonlinear optical functionalities of graphene integrated in silicon photonics, Invited

Anatoly Zayats, Univ of London King's College London, United Kingdom
Plasmonic metamaterials for nonlinear nanophotonics, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Welcome Reception
4 September 2016; 18:00 - 19:30
Marble Foyer
Join your fellow attendees for light fare and networking. The event is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest(s).

Tribute Session for the Late Professor John Love
6 September 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
A special session has been scheduled to pay tribute to the late Professor John Love. The session will include short talks from some of John’s colleagues celebrating his key contributions to Australian Photonics. Box lunches will be provided. RSVP required, please see registration.

Conference Banquet
6 September 2016, 18:00 - 20:30
Waterfront on the Rocks
Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening and another opportunity to network with your colleagues. Guest tickets are available for $90 USD, as extra guest tickets are limited, please check registration for availability.

OSAF Meet the Professionals Happy Hour
Hosted by OSA Ambassador Chad Husko
Location: Marble Foyer, SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
Date/Time: 7 September, 20:00 – 21:30
The Optical Society and OSA Foundation invite students and early career professionals who are OSA Members to attend a happy hour with leaders from the meeting fiber technology field. This is an opportunity to network with industry representatives, meeting chairs/committee members and exhibitors over light fare and drinks. RSVP online.

Symposium: Fiber Bragg Gratings - From Laboratory to the Real World

As a part of the 2016 BGPP Topical Meeting, papers are sought that describe efforts to transition the fiber Bragg grating, FBG, technology from a low technology readiness level to industrial application. Specifically, papers are being solicited that cover processes of moving the FBG technology from laboratories of academia through small R&D efforts to much broader industrial applications.

The topics of solicited papers include but are not limited to:
•Performance of FBG systems in real environments;
•Miniaturization efforts to make entire FBG systems suitable for on-board, in-flight, and other applications with space and weight limitations;
•Integration and packaging of the FBGs;
•Effects of harsh environments (temperature, pressure, etc.) on the performance of FBG systems;
•Signal processing of data from fiber Bragg gratings and system integration of FBGs with signal processing units; •Standardization efforts for different industries and applications;
•Specialized applications of FBGs in communication, oil and gas industry, aerospace missions, and other areas.

Symposium Organizers:
Greg Adamovsky, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Edgar Mendoza, Redondo Optics, USA

Sponsoring Organizations


Corporate Sponsors

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