12 November 2018 – 15 November 2018 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

Plenary Speakers

Aleksandra Boskovic

Corning Research & Development Corporation

To Be Announced

Abstract available soon.

About the Speaker

Dr. Aleksandra Boskovic is the Research Director for Optics, Surfaces and Integration Technologies at Corning Research & Development Corporation. In her role, Dr. Boskovic is responsible for oversight of research programs aimed at several business groups within Corning, such as the Telecommunications Business Group, Specialty Materials, Display Technologies and the Emerging Innovations Group. During her early career, she made several contributions to the Optical Communications Systems effort in Corning both as an individual contributor and as a team leader. Dr. Boskovic holds a Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College, UK.

Dr. Aleksandra Boskovic is the Research Director for Optics, Surfaces and Integration Technologies at Corning Research & Development Corporation. In her role, Dr. Boskovic is responsible for...

Jose Capmany

University of Valencia, Spain

Programmable Photonics: A New Paradigm for Integrated Optics

Programmable Integrated Photonics (PIP) is a new paradigm that aims at designing common integrated optical hardware configurations, which by suitable programming can implement a variety of functionalities that can be exploited as basic operations in many application fields. This talk will review some basic principles and recent salient results in the field.

Programmable Integrated Photonics (PIP) is a new paradigm that aims at designing common integrated optical hardware configurations, which by suitable programming can implement a variety of...

About the Speaker

José received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas in 2009. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UPM and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the Universidad de Vigo. Since 1991 he is with the Departamento de Comunicaciones, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), where he started the activities on optical communications and photonics, founding the Optical Communications Group (www.gco.upv.es). Since 2002, he is the Director of the ITEAM Research Institute, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. His research activities and interests cover a wide range of subjects related to optical communications including optical signal processing, ring resonators, fiber gratings, RF filters, SCM, WDM, and CDMA transmission, wavelength conversion, optical bistability and more recently quantum cryptography and quantum information processing using photonics. He has published over 450 papers in international refereed journals and conferences and has been a member of the Technical Programme Committees of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), the Integrated Optics and Optical Communications Conference (IOOC), CLEO Europe, and the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC). Professor Capmany has also carried out activities related to professional bodies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). Professor Capmany is the recipient of King James I award on novel technologies 2012, the highest scientific distinction in Spain. He has also received other awards including the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1992. 

José received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas in 2009. He holds a PhD in Electrical...

Andrew Chraplyvy

Nokia Bell Labs

Communicating With Light: From the Distant Past to the Faraway Future

The throughput of lightwave communication systems has increased exponentially for nearly four decades. What are some of the key breakthroughs and inventions that enabled such progress, and what new advances will be required to sustain such growth in the future?

The throughput of lightwave communication systems has increased exponentially for nearly four decades. What are some of the key breakthroughs and inventions that enabled such progress, and what new...

About the Speaker

Andrew R. Chraplyvy received the B.S. degree in physics in 1972 from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He joined the physics department at General Motors Research Labs in 1977 as a Senior Research Scientist where he studied vibrational modes of gases and impurity modes in solids using ultra-high resolution spectroscopy. Since 1980, he has been with Bell Laboratories, where he currently is Optical Technologies Research Vice President. He holds over 35 patents in the areas of lightwave systems and fiber optics. Along with Bob Tkach, Andy invented a new type of optical fiber, NZDF, that is widely deployed in intercontinental and long-haul terrestrial networks. In addition they are responsible for a number of inventions that greatly increased the capacity and speed of optical networks. These inventions and technologies are found in most high-capacity networks worldwide.
Andrew is a Fellow of The Optical Society and IEEE.

Andrew R. Chraplyvy received the B.S. degree in physics in 1972 from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University in 1975 and 1977...

Joseph Eberly

University of Rochester

To Be Announced

Abstract available soon.

About the Speaker

Joseph H. Eberly earned his PhD in Physics at Stanford University in 1962, and in 1979 joined the Institute of Optics faculty. A member of the UR physics faculty since 1967, he is the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and Professor of Optics. A fellow of OSA and APS, Professor Eberly is the recipient of the Townes Award and the Smoluchowski Medal, has been selected for a Senior Humboldt Award and elected a Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences of Poland. In 1995, with funding from the National Science Foundation, he founded the Rochester Theory Center (RTC), a research group focused on optical and quantum optical science with faculty from several UR departments. He served as president of The Optical Society in 2007 and was an instrumental co-chair of OSA's Centennial Advisory Committee which was charged with planning OSA's 100th Anniversary in 2016.

Joseph H. Eberly earned his PhD in Physics at Stanford University in 1962, and in 1979 joined the Institute of Optics faculty. A member of the UR physics faculty since 1967, he is the Andrew...

Alex Gaeta

Columbia University

To Be Announced

Abstract available soon.

About the Speaker

Alex Gaeta received his Ph.D. in 1991 in Optics from the University of Rochester. From 1992 to 2015 he was on the faculty at the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. In July of 2015, he joined the faculty at the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University where he is the David M. Rickey Professor of Applied Physics. He has published more than 200 papers in areas of integrated nonlinear optics, all-optical signal processing, nanophotonics, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and quantum effects in nonlinear optics. He co-founded PicoLuz, Inc. and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Optica. He is a Fellow of The Optical Society and of the American Physical Society.

Alex Gaeta received his Ph.D. in 1991 in Optics from the University of Rochester. From 1992 to 2015 he was on the faculty at the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. In...

Joseph Howard

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Current and Future NASA Space Telescopes

NASA's current space telescopes are summarized, along with the status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Future telescopes, including the Wide Field Infra-Red Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and concepts for the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astrophysics, are also discussed.

NASA's current space telescopes are summarized, along with the status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Future telescopes, including the Wide Field Infra-Red Survey Telescope (WFIRST...

About the Speaker

Joe Howard originally joined OSA as a student member in 1997, while he was pursuing graduate work in optical design at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY. After earning his Ph.D. in 1999, he started to work for NASA as a post-doc, and was hired full time in 2001. His primary job at NASA has been supporting the design and development of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. He also manages the Optical Design Lab at Goddard Space Flight Center, so he supports many proposal and design efforts for future NASA missions. Joe lives with his wife and two children in Washington, DC.

Joe Howard originally joined OSA as a student member in 1997, while he was pursuing graduate work in optical design at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY. After earning his Ph.D...

Laura M. Lechuga

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

Photonic Point-of-care Nanobiosensor Platforms for Universal Health Diagnostics

We present the point-of-care integration of extremely sensitive nanophotonic biosensors for the direct, label-free and multiplexed detection of biomarkers or pollutants directly in human or environmental samples. Advantages as miniaturization, relevant sensitivities, robustness, reliability, and mass production can be offered by our ultimate technology.

We present the point-of-care integration of extremely sensitive nanophotonic biosensors for the direct, label-free and multiplexed detection of biomarkers or pollutants directly in human or...

About the Speaker

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona, Spain. The principal focus of her research is the technological development of nanophotonic biosensors, their integration in lab-on-a-chip platforms and their application for real diagnostics. She has published more than 250 papers, has 8 families of patents and has delivered more than 300 invited talks at national and international conferences. She has co-founded two spin-off companies and has received several awards and distinctions.

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience...

Michal Lipson

Columbia University

Next Generation Photonics Based on 2D Materials

Two dimensional materials such as monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) are expected to have large changes in their optical sheet conductivity by controlling their carrier densities. We demonstrate a platform for waveguide-integrated phase modulators in the near-infrared regime based on Tungsten disulphide (WS2) gating.

Two dimensional materials such as monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) are expected to have large changes in their optical sheet conductivity by controlling their carrier densities. We...

About the Speaker

Professor Michal Lipson joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Columbia University in July 2015. She completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the Technion in 1998 followed by a Postdoctoral position at MIT in the Materials Science Department till 2001. In 2001 she joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. She was named Cornell Given Foundation Professor of Engineering in 2013. Lipson was one of the main pioneers in the field of silicon photonics and is the inventor of several of the critical building blocks in the field including the GHz silicon modulator. She holds over 20 patents and is the author of over 200 technical papers. Professor Lipson's honors and awards include the MacArthur Fellow, Blavatnik Award, IBM Faculty Award, R. W. Wood Prize, and the NSF Early Career Award. She is a fellow of OSA and IEEE. Since 2014, she has been named top 1% most cited by Thomson Reuter Award.

Professor Michal Lipson joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Columbia University in July 2015. She completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the Technion in 1998 followed by...

Fernando Mendoza

Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico

Optical Metrology: Measuring from Micrometers to Nanometers

Optical metrology methods and techniques based in interferometry concepts will be discussed as applied to the study of nanomaterial and biological samples. Current optical methodologies are used to analyze data from interferometrical setups using light and electrons.
 

Optical metrology methods and techniques based in interferometry concepts will be discussed as applied to the study of nanomaterial and biological samples. Current optical methodologies are used to...

About the Speaker

Fernando Mendoza Santoyo graduated as a Physicist in Mexico and obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in England, where he started his career as a researcher and lecturer. In 1983 he joined Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C., (CIO), León, México, and became its General Director for ten years (2002-2012). He now holds a full time Professorship and leads the Optical Metrology Division. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio and ITO-Stuttgart University, conducting research in Electron Holography and Optical Non Destructive techniques applied to novel nano materials and a wide variety of bio materials. He has organized and Chaired several international Conferences, was an ICO Vice President and President of the Mexican Academy for Optics, and created the very first OTT in Optics and Photonics in Mexico.  He has received several international awards and is currently in the Board of Editors Optics and Lasers in Engineering (Elsevier), and a Topical Editor for Applied Optics. He is an SPIE Fellow and a member of its Board of Directors 

Fernando Mendoza Santoyo graduated as a Physicist in Mexico and obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in England, where he started his career as a researcher and lecturer. In 1983 he joined Centro de...