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

Plenary Speakers

Aleksandra Boskovic

Corning Research & Development Corporation

Advances in Optics Research at Corning

Corning is an industrial research lab focused on materials and optics research. I’ll present an overview of our Research lab and highlight some our most recent advances ranging from optical communications to optical coatings for consumer electronics and more.

Corning is an industrial research lab focused on materials and optics research. I’ll present an overview of our Research lab and highlight some our most recent advances ranging from...

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...

Aydogan Ozcan

University of California Los Angeles

Deep Learning Optics

We will discuss applications of the state-of-art deep learning methods on optical microscopy and microscopic image reconstruction, which enable image enhancement and new transformations among different modalities of imaging, driven entirely by image data.

We will discuss applications of the state-of-art deep learning methods on optical microscopy and microscopic image reconstruction, which enable image enhancement and new transformations among...

About the Speaker

Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA and is also the Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. Dr. Ozcan holds 38 issued patents and >20 pending patent applications and is also the author of one book and the co-author of >500 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals and conferences. Dr. Ozcan is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Lucendi Inc. and Holomic/Cellmic LLC, which was named a Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum in 2015. Dr. Ozcan is a Fellow of the International Photonics Society (SPIE), The Optical Society (OSA), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has received major awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, International Commission for Optics Prize, Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, Rahmi M. Koc Science Medal, International Photonics Society Early Career Achievement Award, Army Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Navy Young Investigator Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award and Distinguished Lecturer Award, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award, National Academy of Engineering The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award and MIT’s TR35 Award for his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing and diagnostics.

Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA and is also the...

Ursula Gibson

Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ

Advances in Semiconductor-Core Fibers

Optical fibers excel in signal transmission, while semiconductor-core fibers are finding uses in non-linear optics and optoelectronics; as solar cells, optical sources, detectors and switches.  Laser processing of these materials is opening up intriguing possibilities.

Optical fibers excel in signal transmission, while semiconductor-core fibers are finding uses in non-linear optics and optoelectronics; as solar cells, optical sources, detectors and switches...

About the Speaker

Ursula Gibson received a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1982.  During her doctoral work she held a Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Program for Women grant, and spent two summers working at Bell Labs. After Cornell, she joined the faculty of the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center, and was promoted to associate professor before moving to the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 1990. She currently holds a professorship in the Physics department at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she has been since 2010.   She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Chemistry Department of Dartmouth College.

Her research on optical materials has been wide ranging, including polymers, protein crystals and semiconductors, with an emphasis on limited dimension structures such as thin films and waveguides.  She holds three patents and has authored 7 book contributions and over 100 refereed journal articles with 2300 citations.  Prof. Gibson’s present research is focused on semiconductor-core optical fibers and MBE-grown films for mid-infrared applications.

Ursula Gibson received a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1982.  During her doctoral work she held a Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Program for Women grant, and spent two...

Joseph Eberly

University of Rochester

Polarization and Complementarity - What's the Connection?

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

Chip-Based Frequency Combs and Random Number Generation

Not long ago, CMOS-compatible platforms based on Silicon were viewed as undesirable for integrated optics since lasers could not be created from such materials.  However, over the past decade silicon has emerged as an exceptional material for manipulating light and has led to realization of ultrahigh-performance photonic devices in fields from data communications to medicine.  I will discuss nonlinear photonics using silicon-based chips that can be used to create chip-based optical frequency combs and quantum random number generators.

Not long ago, CMOS-compatible platforms based on Silicon were viewed as undesirable for integrated optics since lasers could not be created from such materials.  However, over the past...

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...

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...