Photonic Materials & Devices

Photonic Materials & Devices

Symposium Chair

Loucas TsakalakosLoucas Tsakalakos
Manager - Photonics Laboratory
GE Global Research

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Bernardo CordovezThe Molecular NanoTweezer: A new and practical way to control and manipulate nanoparticles.
Bernardo Cordovez
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Optofluidics, Inc.
Andrew GilloolyPutting The World Into A Spin - The Global Rise Of Spun Optical Fibers For Fiber Optic Current Sensors
Andrew Gillooly
Technical Business Development Executive, Fibercore Limited
Koray AydinNanophotonic Materials and Devices for Solar Energy and Bio-sensing Applications
Koray Aydin
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
Siegfried JanzPhotonic wire biosensor microarray chip and instrumentation: application to serotyping of Escherichia coli isolates
Siegfried Janz
Group Leader, Optoelectronic Devices Group, National Research Council, Canada

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

4:30Strategic Partnership & Nanotech Opportunities in China
4:30TechConnect Poster Session I & Reception

Tuesday May 14

Photonic Materials & Devices - Posters 1:30

Wednesday May 15

10:30Photonic Materials & Devices I
2:00Photonic Materials & Devices II

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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4:30Strategic Partnership & Nanotech Opportunities in ChinaExpo Hall A
-Z. Xijun, Suzhou Nanotech Co., Ltd., CN
-C. Linsen, SVG Optronics Co., Ltd., CN
-C. Zheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
-W. Juinzuo, Mesolight LLC, CN
-H. Zhejun, Polynova Co., Ltd., CN
-L. Feng, NanoBrite Co., Ltd., CN
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4:30TechConnect Poster Session I & ReceptionExpo Hall A

Tuesday May 14

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Photonic Materials & Devices - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Mid-infrared Silicon Microphotonic Cavities with High Resonance of Q~10^5
P.T. Lin, V. Singh, Y. Cai, N.S. Patel, L. Kimerling, A.M. Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
-Plasmonic nanophotonics and its applications
K.R. Chen, J.S. Hong, A.V. Goncharenko, National Cheng Kung University, TW
-Photoconductivity of GaN Nanowires
K. Teker, A. Siemann, Istanbul Sehir University, TR
-Transient and steady-state dark current in amorphous selenium avalanche radiation detectors
M.Z. Kabir, S.-A. Imam, Concordia University, CA
-Fluorescent Microspheres as Tags for Anti-Counterfeiting of Textiles
O.S. Ivanova and T.A. Campbell, Virginia Tech, US

Wednesday May 15

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10:30Photonic Materials & Devices IChesapeake 7-9
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, US
10:30Photonic wire biosensor microarray chip and instrumentation: application to serotyping of Escherichia coli isolates (invited presentation)
S. Janz, D.-X. Xu, M. Vachon, N. Sabourin, P. Cheben, H. McIntosh, H. Ding, S. Wang, J.H. Schmid, A. Delâge, J. Lapointe, A. Densmore, R. Ma, W. Sinclair, S.M. Logan, R. MacKenzie, Q.Y. Liu, D. Zhang, G. Lopinski, O. Mozenson, M. Gilmour, H. Tabor, National Research Council, Canada, CA (bio)
10:55Nanophotonic Materials and Devices for Solar Energy and Bio-sensing Applications (invited presentation)
K. Aydin, Northwestern University, US (bio)
11:20Monolithic integration of (In,Ga)As nanowire light emitting diodes on Silicon
A. Tahraoui, E. Dimakis, M. Ramsteiner, U. Jahn, O. Brandt, H. Riechert, L. Geelhaar, Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, DE
11:40Surface Plasmons in Next-Generation Conjugated Polymer Optoelectronics: A Help or a Hindrance?
D.M.O. Carroll, B. Yu, C. Petoukhoff, J. Kohl, Rutgers University, US
12:00Analysis of Pulsed-laser Plasmon-enhanced Photothermal Energy Transfer with Applications
F. Alali, I. Karampelas, Y.H. Kim, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo, US
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2:00Photonic Materials & Devices IIChesapeake 7-9
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, US
2:00Photonic Materials & Devices Overview (invited presentation)
L. Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, US (bio)
2:25Putting The World In A Spin - Fibercore’s Spun Optical Fibers For The Current Sensor Industry (invited presentation)
A. Gillooly, Fibercore Limited, UK (bio)
2:50The Molecular NanoTweezer: A new and practical way to control and manipulate nanoparticles (invited presentation)
B. Cordovez, Optofluidics, Inc., US (bio)
3:15Structural Color Generation in Silicon Nanowires Enable Low-Cost Refractive Index Sensors
J. Walia, M. Khorasaninejad, N. Dhindsa, S.S. Saini, University of Waterloo, CA
3:35Mid-infrared Silicon Platform for Chip-scale Chemical Sensors
P.T. Lin, H.-Y.G. Lin, V. Singh, N.S. Patel, J. Hu, K. Richardson, I. Luzinov, J. Hensley, L. Kimerling, A. Murthy Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
4:10Mid-IR integrated nanophotonics for chip-scale quantum optics applications
W. Buchwald, University of Massachusetts Boston, US
4:30Digital Planar Holographic devices: a revolution for spectroscopy-on-chip
C. Peroz, G. Calafiore, A. Koshelev, V. Lacatena, S. Dhuey, I. Ivonin, S. Babin, A. Goltsov, S. Cabrini, V. Yankov, aBeam Technologies, US
4:50A New Class of Nonlinear Light Trapping for Photovoltaic Systems
S. Shepard, Louisiana Tech University, US
5:10Molecular Photonic Logic Gates that use Fluorescent (Förster) Resonance Energy Transfer: The Future of Biocomputing
J.C. Claussen, S. Buckhout-White, W. Russ Algar, M.G. Ancona, N. Hildebrandt, I.L. Medintz, Naval Research Laboratory, US

Symposium Description

The field of Photonics is focused on developing novel devices, components, and sub-systems for controlling and using light, or more broadly electromagnetic radiation. A key aspect of photonics is the use of micro and nano structures as a means of achieving these technologies. For those not familiar with the science of light, a photon is the fundamental particle of light. Indeed, light has both a dual wave and particle nature, and one can think of a photon as a wave packet that has zero mass but can still provide momentum. In short, photonics is the field of engineering and science that uses light for many important applications. Consider that without light we would only not have life (think photosynthesis, etc.), but also many of the technologies we use today would not be possible. Photons are critical to the manufacturing of all electronic chips used in cell phones, televisions, etc. via a process called photolithography. Also, all displays used in computers and phones use light sources and photonic structures to enable high brightness and compact products. Furthermore, in the tele-communications industry, fiber optics have been used as the primary means of moving data at high rates and over large distances, sometimes directly on the sea floor. There are many materials and structures that form the core of photonics technologies. These include the use of photonic fibers, as well as the use of on-chip or integrated photonic elements built in silicon or other substrate materials. Many companies and researchers are active in the development of micro/nano-enabled photon sources and optical elements for both generating and steering light all the way from the high energy X-ray regime through to the low energy THz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These core photonic materials/structures typically enable various sub-systems and systems for many application spaces.

This symposium will focus on various novel photonic technologies and how they are being used in the commercial space for various advanced applications. The symposium will seek to highlight various industrial applications of photonics as well as emerging technologies within the research community that are poised to make the transition from the lab to applications, i.e. the so-called “Valley of Death”. The symposium strives to connect with various scientist and engineers around the country and world working in photonics or adjacent technologies for possible collaboration.

Topics of interest include, yet are not limited to:
  • photonic materials
  • micro/nano photonics
  • metamaterials
  • plasmonics
  • on-chip/integrated photonic devices
  • photonic circuits
  • fiber optics
  • data communications
  • photonic sensors
  • novel light sources
  • novel detectors
  • photonics manufacturing
  • photonic components
  • photonic systems and applications
  • photonics commercialization

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.


Journal Submissions

Microelectronics Journal

Microelectronics Journal

Published since 1969, Microelectronics Journal is an international forum for the dissemination of research into, and applications of, microelectronics. Papers published in Microelectronics Journal have undergone peer review to ensure originality, relevance and timeliness. The journal thus provides a worldwide, regular and comprehensive update on microelectronics.

For consideration into the Microelectronics Journal please select the “Submit to Microelectronics Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to Sensors & Transducers” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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