Plenary Speakers

Chennupati Jagadish AC

  • Distinguished Professor, Australian National University (ANU)
  • Convenor, Australian Nanotechnology Network
  • Director (ACT Node), Australian National Fabrication Facility

Specialized Field: Compound Semiconductor Optoelectronics / Nanotechnology / Photovoltaics / Materials Science

Title: Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics and Energy Applications


Abstract :

Semiconductors have played an important role in the development of information and communications technology, solar cells, solid state lighting. Nanowires are considered as building blocks for the next generation electronics and optoelectronics. In this talk, I will introduce the importance of nanowires and their potential applications and discuss about how these nanowires can be synthesized and how the shape, size and composition of the nanowires influence their structural and optical properties. I will present results on axial and radial heterostructures and how one can engineer the optical properties to obtain high performance lasers, THz detectors and solar cells. Future prospects of the semiconductor nanowires will be discussed.

Eric Mazur

  • President, Optical Society of America(OSA)
  • Balkanski Professor, Harvard University
  • Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, SiOnyx

Specialized Field: Experimental Ultrafast Optics / Condensed Matter Physics

Title: Subcellular surgery and nanosurgery 


Abstract :

We use femtosecond laser pulses to manipulate sub-cellular structures inside live and fixed cells. Using only a few nanojoules of laser pulse energy, we are able to selectively disrupt individual mitochondria in live bovine capillary epithelial cells, and cleave single actin fibers in the cell cytoskeleton network of fixed human fibro-blast cells. We have also used the technique to micromanipulate the neural network of C. Elegans, a small nematode. Our laser scalpel can snip individual axons without causing any damage to surrounding tissue, allowing us to study the function of individual neurons with a precision that was not achievable before.

Eugene Arthurs

  • CEO, The international society for optics and photonics (SPIE)

Specialized Field: Generation / Measurement of Tunable Ultrashort Pulses

Title:Biophotonics: Problems Demanding Solutions


Abstract :

Shin-Tson Wu

  • Pegasus Professor, University of Central Florida (UCF)

Specialized Field: Liquid Crystal Research / Adaptive Optics /  Laser Beam Steering / Biophotonics / New Photonic Materials

Title: Challenges and prospects of AR and VR displays


Abstract :

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) displays are growing rapidly with numerous applications, such as entertainment, education, tourism, medicine, and simulated training. Microdisplay and imaging optics make critical impacts on both the ergonomics and optical performance of these head mounted (or glass-type) display systems. Some technical challenges including resolution, field of view, compactness and lightweight, latency, focus cue mismatch, and occlusion capability remain to be improved. Presently, three major microdisplay technologies used in VR and AR are organic light emitting diode (OLED) display, liquid crystal display (LCD; both transmissive and reflective modes), and MEMS. In this seminar, I will analyze the pros and cons of each microdisplay and imaging technology, review the latest progress, and discuss the future development directions.

Po Dong

  • Department head, silicon photonics research group, Bell Labs, Nokia, USA

Specialized Field: silicon and III-V photonic integrated circuits/ nonlinear optics/optical communications

Title: Silicon Photonics for Terabit Optical Data Links


Abstract :

The future data centers and data communication infrastructure will deliver tens of terabits data in a single optic fiber to provide service such as secure e-commerce transactions, low latency driverless transportation, high bandwidth AR/VR delivery, etc. In this talk, we will illustrate the advances of the emerging silicon photonics technology as a low cost highly integrated solution to power the tera-bit optical data links.

 Important Dates

Paper Submission Opening:3/2

Paper Submission Deadline:8/31

Paper Submission Deadline:9/20

Online Registration Beginning:8/2

Acceptance Notice:10/13

Acceptance Notice:10/17

Early-Bird Registration Deadline:10/20

Early-Bird Registration Deadline:10/30