Photonic Materials & Devices

Photonic Materials & Devices

Symposium Chair

Loucas TsakalakosLoucas Tsakalakos
Manager - Photonics Laboratory
GE Global Research

Confirmed Invited Speakers

David CrouseApplications and Industry/University Cooperative Research and Development of Metamaterials
David Crouse
Director, Center for Metamaterials, City University of New York (CUNY)
Bill ShinerThe Impact of Fiber Laser technology on the World Wide Material Processing Markets
Bill Shiner
Vice President of Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics Inc.
Thomas BifanoMEMS-based deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators
Thomas Bifano
Founder and CTO of Boston Micromachines Corporation, Boston University
George  FytasHypersonic Phononic Composite Materials
George Fytas
Professor, University of Crete, Greece

Symposium Sessions

Monday June 16

11:00Photonic Devices & Systems
1:30Photonic Sensors

Tuesday June 17

Photonic Materials & Devices - Posters 1:30
3:00Photonic Materials

Symposium Program

Monday June 16

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11:00Photonic Devices & SystemsPotomac 3
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE. Global Research, US (bio)
11:00MEMS-based deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators (invited presentation)
T. Bifano, Boston Micromachines Corporation, US (bio)
11:25The Impact of Fiber Laser technology on the World Wide Material Processing Markets (invited presentation)
B. Shiner, IPG Photonics Inc., US (bio)
11:50On-chip spectrometer for low-cost optical coherence tomography
A. Nitkowski, K. Preston, N. Sherwood-Droz, B. Schmidt, A. Hajian, Tornado Spectral Systems, US
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1:30Photonic SensorsPotomac 3
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research, US (bio)
1:30Applications and Industry/University Cooperative Research and Development of Metamaterials (invited presentation)
D. Crouse, City University of New York (CUNY), US (bio)
1:55Low-Cost Sensing Platforms Based on Tunable 1D Photonic Crystals Integrated with Organic Light-Emitting Diodes and Photodetectors
I. Pavlichenko, A.T. Exner, P. Lugli, G. Scarpa, B.V. Lotsch, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, DE
2:15Plasmon enhanced silver quantum cluster fluorescence for biochemical applications
S. Bernard, J.P. Kutter, K.B. Mogensen, Technical University of Denmark, DK
2:35Premises of Communication and Processing on Photons in Natural and Engineered Systems: Implication to Science and High-Technology Market
N. Nuzdina, Z. Mansurov, E. Aliyev and S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
2:55A snapshot hyperspectral image sensor
M. Willems, imec, BE
3:15Potential active sites for catalysis revealed by in situ measurement of localized surface plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles
P.A. Lin, J.M. Kohoutek, H. Lezec, R. Sharma, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US

Tuesday June 17

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Photonic Materials & Devices - Posters 1:30Expo Hall C
-Enhancement in optical and electrical efficiency of a Si nanocrystal light-emitting diode by indium tin oxide nanowires
C. Huh, T.-Y. Kim, B.-J. Park, E.-H. Jang, S.-H. Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, KR
-Polychromatic Light Emission from Electrically Driven Single Pyramid Micro LED
W. Chen, G. Hu, J. Jiang, M. Liu, Y. Yang, P. Xiang, G. Hu, Y. Lin, X. Han, Z. Wu, Y. Liu, B. Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Sun Yat-sen University, CN
-Near-field and Far-field Properties of Gold Spiky Nanoparticle Dimers
A. Li, S. Li, Nanyang Technological University, SG
-Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) sensitivity with nano- and micro- structuration of plasmonic films
A. Dhawan, M. Chamtouri, J. Singh, T. Ashok, M. Besbes, J. Moreau, H. Ghalila, M. Canva, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, IN
-Plasmonic Waveguides and Interconnects
A. Thomas, A. Dhawan, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, IN
-Clad-Modified Fiber Optic Gas Sensing Property Of Pure And Transition Metal Doped Lithium Tetraborate
R. Mohandoss, S. Dhanuskodi, Bharathidasan University, IN
-Investigation of secondary electron emission of a monocrystal diamond for creation microchannel devices with high quantum efficiency
V. Sadovoy, S. Terentiev, V. Bormashov, FSBI TISNCM, RU
-Density of States and Density of the Accumulated Light Energy in Finite Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Layers with Graded Parameters
A.H. Gevorgyan, A.N. Kocharian, California State University, US
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3:00Photonic MaterialsChesapeake 7-9
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE. Global Research, US (bio)
3:00Hypersonic Phononic Composite Materials (invited presentation)
G. Fytas, University of Crete, GR (bio)
3:25Multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials and their applications in controlling spontaneous light emission
D. Lu, L. Ferrari, J.J. Kan, E.E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, University of California, San Diego, US
3:45Single-crystalline 3C-SiC thin-film on large Si substrate for photonic applications
D. Massoubre, L. Wang, J. Chai, G. Walker, L. Hold, M. Lobino, S. Dimitriev, A. Iacopi, Griffith University, AU
4:05Blueshift of the silver plasmon band using controlled nanoparticle dissolution in aqueous solution
K.B. Mogensen, K. Kneipp, Technical University of Denmark, DK
4:25Plasmon-enhanced Optical Rotation in Nanostructured Metasurfaces
Y.H. Kim, F. Alali, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo, SUNY, US
4:45Nanoparticles-nanostructure Cavities as Plasmonic Substrates for Sensing Applications
Y. Sharma, A. Dhawan, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, IN
5:05Intelligent Material Solutions Advancing Technologies
J. Collins, H. Bell, Intelligent Material Solutions, Inc., 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 & Application Areas

  • 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
  • Other

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