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CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021

International conference to highlight new frontiers in lasers, photonics and optical science across a wide range of technical areas

The CLEO®/Europe-EQEC conference series has a strong tradition as a comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers in Europe.

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About & Highlights

About

2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe—European Quantum Electronics Virtual Conferences (CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021)

21–25 June 2021, CEST (Central European Summer Time) time schedule

CLEO®/Europe emphasizes applied physics, optical engineering and applications of photonics and laser technology whereas EQEC emphasizes basic research in laser physics, nonlinear optics and quantum optics.

CLEO®/Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas including laser source development, materials, ultrafast science, fibre optics, nonlinear optics, terahertz sources, high-field physics, optical telecommunications, nanophotonics, biophotonics.

EQEC will feature the fundamentals of quantum optics, quantum information, atom optics, ultrafast optics, nonlinear phenomena and self-organization, plasmonics and metamaterials, fundamental nanooptics, theoretical and computational photonics.

Conference management is provided by the European Physical Society, 6 rue des Frères Lumière, 68200 Mulhouse, France, Email: conferences@eps.org

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Highlights

The program features two plenary lectures, nine keynote and five tutorial speakers, invited talks, contributed talks and poster sessions within the different topics.

Furthermore, the conference will feature 12 short courses and joint symposia.

The speakers are:

CLEO®/Europe Plenary

Prof. Robert Boyd, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA & University of Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Dr. Robert Boyd
Prof. Dr. Robert Boyd

  • Robert Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York.
  • He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
  • His PhD thesis was supervised by Charles Townes and involved the use of nonlinear optical techniques in infrared detection for astronomy.
  • In 1977, Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the University of Rochester
  • In 2001, he became the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics

His research interests include studies of “slow” and “fast” light propagation, quantum imaging techniques, nonlinear optical interactions, studies of the nonlinear optical properties of materials, and the development of photonic devices including photonic biosensors.

Monday, 21 June 2021; 16:30–17:30 CEST

EQEC Plenary

Prof. Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Nirit Dudovich
Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Faculty of Physics
Prof. Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Faculty of Physics
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Prof. Nirit Dudovich

  • Born in Jerusalem, Prof. Nirit Dudovich served as an officer in the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces from 1989 to 1993
  • She earned a BSc in physics and computer science from Tel Aviv University in 1996
  • She received an MSc and PhD in physics from the Weizmann Institute in 1999 and 2004
  • She works at the forefront of laser physics and optics

Some of her most recent research addresses the challenges inherent in using laser light and photon energy to study static and dynamic properties of atoms and molecules, on ultrafast timescales demonstrated a new measurement scheme, frequency-resolved optomolecular gating, which resolves the temporal amplitude and phase of the harmonic emission from excited molecules.

Attosecond interferometry reveals the internal coherence in ultrafast electronic phenomena. I will describe advanced interferometry schemes, resolving a range of processes – from tunneling and photoionization in atomic systems to ultrafast chiral phenomena and attosecond scale currents in solids.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 08:30 – 10:30 CEST

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC Keynotes and Tutorials

Prof. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
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Prof. Andrea Armani
Prof. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
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University of Southern California, USA

Prof. Andrea Armani

  • Irani Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry
  • Director, Keck Photonics Cleanroom and O’Brien Nanofabrication Laboratory
  • PhD, Applied Physics, minor in Biology, California Institute of Technology.
  • BA, Physics, University of Chicago.

EQEC Keynote

By combining organic small molecules with exceptionally high optical nonlinearities with silica integrated resonators, ultra-low threshold cascaded Raman lasing and anti-Stokes generation with mW thresholds has been demonstrated.

Friday, 25 June 2021, 16:30–17:15 CEST

Prof. Toshihiko Baba, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
Prof. Toshihiko Baba
Prof. Toshihiko Baba

  • Toshihiko Baba (Member, IEEE) received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively
  • He has demonstrated PC-based devices such as slow-light waveguides, high-speed modulators, beam scanners, nanolasers, biosensors and LEDs
  • He also fabricated various Si photonics components including the first arrayed waveguide grating
  • Member of JSAP, IEICE, and OSA, as well as an Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan

CLEO®/Europe Tutorial

Some photonic crystal devices are approaching to practical use. This presentation demonstrates an application to a nonmechanical optical beam scanner and FMCW LiDAR sensor system based on a Si photonics platform and slow light effect.

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 11:00–12:00 CEST

Prof. Fabio Antonio Bovino, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
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Prof. Fabio Antonio Bovino
Prof. Fabio Antonio Bovino, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
© Prof. Fabio Antonio Bovino

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Fabio Antonio Bovino

  • Fabio Antonio Bovino was employed at Elsag, a Finmeccanica Company, in September 2001 (LEONARDO in January 2016)
  • Founder and the chief scientist of Quantum Optics Lab, founder and member of the teaching and scientific board of Second Level Master on Optics and Quantum Information - University of Rome "Sapienza".
  • Has participated to national and international research projects financed by MIUR, Italian Ministry of Defense and European Community.
  • Author of more than 100 publications in national/international journals and 14 patents in the fields of Foundation of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Computing.
  • Highlights are the first demonstration of a quantum cloning machine (2001), the first experiment beyond Bell’s Inequalities for entanglement characterization (2004), the design and the realization of the first Quantum Cryptography Italian product: the Q-KeyMaker® (2010)
  • Lecturer at ICTP and at Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for International Culture, where he was, in 2012, Director of course Advances in Nanophotonics.
  • Awarded in 2004 and 2012 with FINMECCANICA Innovation Prize, in 2005, 2006 with Elsag Innovation Prize and, in 2008, with Best Patent Prize, in 2010 with Selex-SI Innovation Prize

CLEO Keynote

Nanophotonics offers the platform for large-scale implementation of quantum processors. Multirail Architecture provides a novel class of small or intermediate-scale quantum processors, that, although far from fault tolerant, support the execution of heuristic quantum algorithms, which might enable a quantum advantage, for example, when applied to combinatorial optimization problems. This class of devices should allow for “quantum supremacy”, that is, solving a problem that is classicaly intractable in a reasonable time, with the advantage to be embedded as “quantum coprocessor” in the motherboard of a classical computer or a mobile device, opening the way to investigation on Quantum Based Artificial Intelligence, and production of new crypto-devices to implement quantum communication and cryptography protocols. The vision is to create “a reconfigurable light brain” able to learn and take autonomous decisions.

Friday, 25 June 2021, 11:00–11:45 CEST

Martina Havenith-Newen, Ruhr Universität Bochum
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Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum
Martina Havenith-Newen, Ruhr Universität Bochum
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Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum
Physical Chemistry II, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith

Martina Havenith holds the chair of Physical Chemistry II at Ruhr-University Bochum. She is the founder and speaker of the Excellence Cluster RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation), granted within the German Excellence Initiative in 2012 and 2018, and the Director of the research building ZEMOS (Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent Driv-en Processes). Her research pioneered terahertz (THz) spectroscopy as a sensitive method to study solvation of small solutes and biomolecules.

CLEO Keynote

In recent years terahertz (THz) technology has been stablished as a novel tool to study the dynamics of the most important solvent: water. Water has to be attributed a much more ac-tive role in the function of hydrated molecules, which we begin to understand via THz studies accompanied with novel theoretical insights. We developed nonlinear THz spectroscopy to record precise absorption of solvated samples with a precision of 0.2 %. This allowed to de-tect subtle changes in the dynamical (sub-psec) orientation of water molecules. Our study unravelled unknown phases of water under nanoconfinement and provided a local, label free probe on protonation state of amino acids. Both parameters are of importance to understand the enormous reactivity in cleft of enzymes compared to chemically designed catalyst.

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:15 – 12:15 CEST

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kling - Fakultät für Physik - LMU München
© Matthias Kling
Prof. Dr. Matthias F. Kling
Professor at LMU Munich & Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics,
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kling - Fakultät für Physik - LMU München
© Matthias Kling

Professor at LMU Munich & Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics,
Physics Department, LMU Munich & Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany

Prof. Dr. Matthias F. Kling

Matthias Kling graduated in physics from the University of Göttingen in Germany, where he also obtained in PhD in 2002. Between 2007 and 2012, after postdoctoral employments at UC Berkeley (USA) and AMOLF (The Netherlands), he led an Emmy Noether and Heisenberg research group at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany. Following a brief period as assistant professor at Kansas State University (USA), he was appointed in 2013 to his present position as professor in Ultrafast Imaging and Nanophotonics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in Germany. Since 2019 he holds a co-appointment as Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC Keynote

Studies of the interaction of high, and ultrashort laser fields with nanostructures provide insight into local fields and charge dynamics under extreme conditions. The relevant strong-field dy-namics unfolds on sub-cycle time scales. For sufficiently high fields, nanoplasmas can be generated. In the presentation, I will introduce the physics from the weak to the strong-field regime. Examples of joint experimental and theoretical work will illustrate different interaction regimes. The extreme conditions reached in high-intensity near-fields can also aid in molecular processes of adsorbed species on the nanostructures. Recent studies on near-field induced molecular dynamics will illustrate the unique conditions provided by the intense light-nanostructure interaction.

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 16:45-17:30 CEST

Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl, TU Berlin
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Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl
Professor at TU Berlin, Germany & dual appointment at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (FBH)
Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl, TU Berlin
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Professor at TU Berlin, Germany & dual appointment at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (FBH)
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Solid State Physics Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl

Michael Kneissl is a professor of “Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics” at TU Berlin, Germany and holds a dual appointment at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (FBH) in Berlin. His research interests include wide bandgap semiconductors and novel optoelectronic devices in particular UV-LEDs and laser diodes. He has co-authored over 400 publications and holds more than 55 patents in the area of group IIInitride device technologies. He is co-founder of UVphotonics NT GmbH and was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the development of wide bandgap semiconductor laser diodes and ultraviolet LEDs in 2016.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC Keynote

Driven by high volume applications like water purification, surface disinfection, and air treat-ment systems the development of AlGaN-based light emitting diodes in the deep ultraviolet spectral range (DUV-LEDs) has greatly accelerated. This presentation will provide an over-view of state-of-the art in DUV-LED device technologies and present recent advances in the development of high quality AlGaN materials by metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy. We will discuss different approaches to improve the quantum efficiency of UV light emitters, including the growth of low defect density AlN layers on sapphire substrates. High-power AlGaN quan-tum well LEDs near the germicidal effectiveness peak around 265 nm will be demonstrated and the wavelength limits of deep UV-LEDs with emission as short as 217 nm will be ex-plored. These far UV-LEDs are ideally suited for sensing applications like the monitoring of combustion engines or nitrates in water and may also be utilized for the inactivation of multi-drug-resistant bacteria without damaging the human skin. First applications of far UV-LEDs will be demonstrated including a spectrally pure 233 nm irradiation system for the in-vivo inac-tivation of hospital germs.

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 11:00-11:45 CEST

Prof. R.J. Dwayne Miller, University of Torono, Toronto, Canada
Prof. R. J. Dwayne Miller
Prof. R. J. Dwayne Miller

  • R. J. Dwayne Miller, FRSC is a Canadian chemist and a professor at the University of Toronto
  • His focus is in physical chemistry and biophysics
  • Most widely known for his work in ultrafast laser science, time-resolved spectroscopy, and the development of new femtosecond electron sources.
  • His research has enabled real-time observation of atomic motions in materials during chemical processes and has shed light on the structure-function correlation that underlies biology

CLEO Tutorial

An atomic level understanding of strongly driven phase transitions has led to the achievement of scar free surgery with intact molecular fngerprints for surgical guidance and new abilities to correlate molecular structure to cell/tissue function.

Monday, 12 June 2021, 18:00–19:00 CEST

William John Munro
© William John Munro
Prof. William John Munro
Senior Distinguished Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
William John Munro
© William John Munro

Senior Distinguished Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan

Prof. William John Munro

Bill is a Senior Distinguished Scientist with NTT Basic Research Laboratories and the director of it's Research Center for Theoretical Quantum Physics. His research interest range from foundational issues of quantum theory through to quantum information processing and its practical realization. In particular, he has focused on quantum networks and their design. Recently he has been exploring quantum multiplexing and aggregated quantum networks. His is also a fellow of the OSA and APS.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC Keynote

Quantum networking is known to enable the transmission of information in ways unavailable to us in the classical world and will be integrable part of many future non-local quantum technol-ogies ranging from distributed quantum computation to remote quantum sensing and various forms of quantum communication. They will rely on the creation entangled pairs between vari-ous parties on that lossy network (Alice, Bob, Charlie, ...) that can be either directly used or stored in quantum memories. The efficient creation of such entangled pairs will be a critical tasks going forward. Here we introduce the concept of quantum multiplexing which encodes more that a single qubit of information onto a photon. It allows one to create high fidelity en-tangled pairs in a shorter time with a significant reduction in both the number of photons and memories needed. We further show how the coherent aggregation of many quantum channels together opens new network possibilities unavailable with conventional telecommunication.

Monday, 21 June 2021, 08:30-09:15 CET

Prof. Edvardas Narevicius, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. Edvardas Narevicius
Prof. Edvardas Narevicius

  • Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1973, Dr. Narevicius began his career in science by winning the first place in two all-Soviet Union Chemistry Olympiads for high school students, in 1989 and 1990
  • Studied at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, earning a BSc summa cum laude in chemistry in 1995 and a PhD, also in chemistry, in 2002
  • From 2005 to 2008, he worked and studied as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Joined the Weizmann Institute faculty as a senior scientist in 2008
  • Dr. Narevicius designs experimental methods for slowing down and cooling molecules to explore fundamental questions in chemistry and physics
  • Investigates chemical reactions at temperatures several fractions of a degree above absolute zero, when quantum effects become dominant
  • Received the Weizmann Institute’s Scientific Council Prize in Chemistry in 2014 and the the Israel Chemical Society (ICS) Excellent Young Scientist Prize in 2014.

EQEC Tutorial

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 18:30 – 19:30 CEST

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, KIT
Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl
Professor for Theoretical Solid State Physics
Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, KIT

Professor for Theoretical Solid State Physics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl

Carsten Rockstuhl received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2004. His work there focused on investigating light fields around micro- and nano-optical structures. After a PostDoc period at AIST in Tsukuba, Japan, he has been since 2005 with the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany, first as a research assistant and later as a Junior Professor. In 2013 he was appointed full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. There, he is heading groups at the Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics and the Institute of Nanotechnology. He works on many aspects in the context of theoretical and computational nano-optics such as nanostructured pho-tonic materials, plasmonics, scattering theory, integrated photonics, quantum optics, and non-linear photonics. Carsten Rockstuhl is a fellow of the Optical Society of America. He serves the community as an editor with multiple journals, e.g., currently as Deputy Editor with Optics Letters. Moreover, he is the coordinate of the EUPROMETA, a doctoral school on Metamate-rials, and is the organizer or co-organizer of various conferences. He is a member of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, where he currently acts as the dean of study.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC Keynote

Computational Nanophotonics explores the interaction of light with nanostructured materials by numerical means. It does so out of intellectual curiosity to explore novel phenomena. For a long time, the development of various numerical methods to solve Maxwell’s equations has been the focus of interest. Nowadays, challenges and opportunities often derive from the in-terplay with other scientific domains and technological developments. A canonical example would be 3D additive manufacturing technology based on laser lithography. It has been estab-lished to structure materials in voxels with the smallest length of only 100 nm, while the total material may stretch across millimeters or even centimeters. Each of these voxels is a degree of freedom that can or cannot contain material. A challenge is to provide blueprints for material distributions to serve specific applications. Another example would be the field of multi-scale and multi-physics modeling, where the properties of a macroscopic photonic device are de-rived from a quantum-mechanical analysis of its very primary constituents. A similar ability is also important when explaining the circular dichroism from molecules coupled to dedicated cavities that preserve the helicity of light and strongly enhance the field. In this talk, I will give an overview of these developments.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:00 - 11:45 CET

Angel Rubio, Max-Plank Institute for the structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg Germany
Ángel Rubio
Ángel Rubio

  • Ángel Rubio is a Spanish theoretical physicist and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg and Distinguished Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ) of the Flatiron Institute research division of the Simons Foundation in New York City.
  • Studied physics at the University of Valladolid, which awarded him the Licenciatura in 1988 and a Doctorate of Science in 1991.
  • Has completed numerous research stays abroad as a visiting professor, including at the Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés of the École polytechnique in Palaiseau (2000-2001), at the Free University of Berlin (2005 as well as 2006-2007), at the University of Montpellier II (2007) and at the University of California at Berkeley in 2014.

We will review the recent advances in the first principles modeling of ultrafast phenomena in molecules and solids. We will treat light-matter interactions beyond perturbative regimes to account for novel hybrid-light matter states and describe strongly non liner phenomena.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 16:30 – 18:00 CEST

Prof. Wolfgang Peter Schleich, Universität Ulm
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich
Professor for Quantum Physics
Prof. Wolfgang Peter Schleich, Universität Ulm
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Professor for Quantum Physics
Universität Ulm, Germany

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich

Wolfgang P. Schleich is engaged in research on quantum optics ranging from the foundations of quantum physics via tests of general relativity with light and cold atoms to number theory.

He was educated at the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and studied with Marlan O. Scully at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching. Moreover, he was also a post doctoral fellow with John Archi-bald Wheeler at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Schleich is a member of several national and international academies and has re-ceived numerous prizes and honors for his scientific work such as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leib-niz Prize, the Max Planck Research Award, and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, and the Herbert-Walther Prize. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

His textbook, Quantum Optics in Phase Space, has been translated into Russian and a Chinese edition was published in 2010.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC Keynote

The one-atom maser of Herbert Walther has ushered in a new era in quantum optics and paved the way to quantum information science. In this talk we focus on three quantum phe-nomena motivated by the seminal work of Herbert Walther: The Quantum FEL, cold atoms in space and the connection between analytic continuation in complex analysis and entangle-ment in quantum mechanics illuminated by the Riemann zeta function ζ. The key ingredient of the three examples is the elementary interaction between light and matter that is also at the very heart of the one-atom maser.

The quantum regime of the free-electron laser (FEL) emerges when the discreteness of the momentum of the electron plays a dominant role in the interaction with the laser and the wiggler field. We discuss the quantum properties of the radiation which share features of the one-atom maser.

We summarize our activities on the interface between quantum and gravity and review exper-iments on Bose-Einstein condensates in the drop tower in Bremen, the MAIUS rocket, and on the International Space Station.

We present a quantum mechanical system which when measured appropriately yields ζ. For its representation in terms of a Dirichlet series interference suffices to obtain ζ. However, in order to create ζ along the critical line where the non-trivial zeros are located we need two entangled quantum systems in complete analogy to the interaction of the atom and the cavity field in the one-atom maser.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 14:30 - 16:00 CET

Professor Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge
©University of Cambridge
Professor Silvia Vignolini
Professor Silvia Vignolini

Prof Silvia Vignolini studied Physics at the University of Florence, Italy. In 2009, she was awarded a PhD in Solid State Physics at the European Laboratory for non-Linear Spectrosco-py and the Physics Department at the University of Florence. In 2010, she moved to Cambridge as a post-doctoral research associate working in the Cavendish Laboratory and the Plant Science Department. In 2013, she started her independent research becoming a BBSRC David Philip Fellow. Dr. Vignolini is currently an Professor at the University of Cam-bridge in Sustainability and Bio-inspired materials. Her research interest lies at the interface of chemistry, soft-matter physics, optics, and biology. In particular, her research focuses on the study of how natural materials (like cellulose) are assembled into complex architectures within living organisms and how the such materials can be exploited to fabricate a novel class of photonic pigments.

CLEO Keynote

The most brilliant colours in nature are obtained by structuring transparent materials on the scale of the wavelength of visible light. By designing the dimensions of such nanostructures, it is possible to achieve extremely intense colourations over the entire visible spectrum without using pigments or colorants. Colour obtained through structure, namely structural colour, is widespread in the animal and plant kingdom [1]. Such natural photonic nanostructures are generally synthesised in ambient conditions using a limited range of biopolymers. Given these limitations, an amazing range of optical structures exists: from very ordered photonic structures [2], to partially disordered [3], to completely random ones [4].

In this seminar, I will introduce some striking example of natural photonic structures [2-4] and share some insight on their development. Then I will review our recent advances to fabricate bio-mimetic photonic structures using the same material as nature. Developing biomimetic structures with cellulose enables us to fabricate novel photonic materials using low cost polymers in ambient conditions [6-7]. Importantly, it also allows us to understand the biological processes at work during the growth of these structures in plants.

Monday, 21 June 2021, 8:30–09:15 CEST

Prof. Linda Young, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prof. Linda Young
Prof. Linda Young

  • Linda Young is a distinguished fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and a professor at the University of Chicago’s Department of Physics and James Franck Institute.
  • Young is also the former director of Argonne’s X-ray Science Division.
  • For her contributions to the field, The Helmholtz Association—Germany’s largest scientific organization—awarded Young the Helmholtz International Fellow Award in 2017.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, has served on multiple scientific advisory boards.
  • Currently chairs the scientific advisory committee for the Photon Science Directorate of the Paul Scherrer Institute and has previously served on the European XFEL, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, and DESY Scientific Councils.

CLEO Turorial

This tutorial will describe how ultrashort x-ray pulses are generated using freeelectron lasers, including their spectral, temporal, coherence properties, and, their application to study photo-initiated electronic and nuclear dynamics in gas and liquid phase.

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 14:30 – 15:30, CEST

A series of prestigious EPS-QEOD, OSA and EOS Prizes and Awards will be presented in a special Plenary Ceremony during CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021 to take place on Tuesday morning, June 22, 2021 from 09:00 to 10:30.

Program schedule at a glance

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Topics, Chairs & Contact to the organizer

Chairs

CLEO® / Europe General Chairs

  • Valdas Pasiskevicius, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden
  • Concita Sibilia, La Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy

CLEO® / Europe Programme Chairs

  • Lukas Gallmann, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Marian Marciniak, National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland

EQEC General Chairs

  • Olivier Dulieu, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, Orsay, France
  • Thomas Udem, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

EQEC Programme Chairs

  • Rachel Grange, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Piotr Maslowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC Local Chair

  • Stefan Karsch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) & Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching, Germany

Conference topics

CLEO® / Europe 2021 conference topics

CA – Solid-state Lasers Nicolaie Pavel, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele, Romania
CB – Semiconductor Lasers Stephen Sweeney, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications Juliette Mangeney, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, Paris, France
CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics Mikko J. Huttunen, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterisation Daniel Milanese, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
CF – Ultrafast Optical Technologies Daniele Brida, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
CG – High-Field Laser and Attosecond Science Adrian Pfeiffer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
CH – Optical Sensing and Microscopy Crina Cojocaru, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Terrassa, Spain
CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage Alessandro Tonello, XLIM, Université de Limoges, Limoges, France
CJ – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers Bülend Ortaç, UNAM-Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics Olivier Gauthier-Lafaye, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
CL – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine Alexander Jesacher, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
CM – Materials Processing with Lasers Emmanuel Stratakis, IESL – FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

EQEC 2021 topics

EA – Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter Julien Laurat, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université P. et M. Curie, ENS, CNRS, Paris, France
EB – Quantum Information, Communication and Sensing Harald Weinfurter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
EC – Topological States of Light Alberto Amo, Laboratoire PhLAM, Villeneuve D’Ascq, France
ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs Aleksandra Foltynowicz, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
EE – Ultrafast Optical Science Daniele Faccio, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization Julien Javaloyes, Universitat de les Illes Ballears, Palma, Spain
EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nanoscale Paolo Biagioni, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy & Niek Van Hulst, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels, Spain
EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials Vassili Fedotov, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
EI – Two dimensional and Novel Materials Alexander Holleitner, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics Modelling Evangelos Siminos, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021 Joint Symposia Topics

JSI – Neuromorphic Photonics Roberto Li Voti, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy & Sebastian Voltz, University of Tokyo, Japan
JSII – High-Field THz Generation and Applications Peter Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark – DTU Fotonik, Lyngby, Denmark & Franz Kärtner, DESY, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
JSIII – Attochemistry Fernando Martin, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain & Mauro Nisoli, Politecnico di Milano, Mi-lan, Italy
JSIV – Deep Learning in Photonics Christophe Moser & Demetri Psaltis, EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland
JSV – Flexible Photonics Juejun HU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA & Giancarlo C. Righini, IFAC, CNR, Florence, Italy

Joint Session ECBO (European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, run by OSA, SPIE) – CLEO®/Europe 2021

Joint Session ECBO-CLEO®/Europe 2021 Alexander Jesacher, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (CLEO®/Europe chair) and Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US (ECBO chair)

Joint Session LiM (Lasers in Manufacturing) – CLEO®/Europe 2021

Joint Session LiM-CLEO®/Europe Benjamin Graf, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, Berlin, Germany and Michael Rethmeier, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany (LiM-Chair) and Emmanuel Stratakis, IESL- FORTH, Heraklion, Greece (CLEO®/Europe chair)

Short courses program

SH1 – Ultrashort Pulse Characterization Selçuk Aktürk, Bruker Nano Surfaces, Madison, USA
SH2 – High-power Fiber Lasers Andy Clarkson, University of Southampton, UK
SH3 – Optical Parametric Oscillators Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO, Castelldefels, Spain
SH4 – Laser Beam Analysis, Propagation, and Spatial Shaping Techniques James Leger, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
SH5 – Practical Quantum Optics Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
SH6 – Mid-infrared Semiconductor Lasers Jerome Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
SH7 – THz Measurements and their Applications Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
SH8 – Nonlinear Crystal Optics Benoît Boulanger, Institute Néel-CNRS, Grenoble, France
SH9 – Frequency Combs Principles and Applications Thomas Udem, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
SH10 – Silicon Photonics Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University, Belgium
SH11 – Optics in Graphene and other 2D Materials Coskun Kocabas, University of Manchester, UK
SH12 – Finite Element Modelling Methods for Photonics Atri Agrawal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

About the organizers

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021 is organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) in cooperation with the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD), the Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society.

About European Physical Society
Since 1968, the European Physical Society (EPS) has provided a forum for physicists from around Europe to meet and develop activities. Ranging from community building to promoting scientific excellence, from sponsoring the next generation of leaders in physics to policy input, the EPS welcomes all interested and motivated physicists to become members.

Find more information on the EPS website

About OSA—The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Find more information on the OSA website

About IEEE Photonics Society
The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) is the professional home for a vibrant, international network of scientists and engineers representing the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community. IPS provides its members and the community at large with professional growth opportunities, access to world-renowned archival publications, topical meetings, international conferences, and support for local chapter and student activities around the world.

Find more information on the IEEE Photonics Society website

Contact

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021
European Physical Society (EPS)
Tel.: +33 389 32 94 48
Fax: +33 389 32 94 49
E-mail: conferences@eps.org
www.cleoeurope.org

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