28 July 2022

Experts in Frequency Comb Stabilization, Raman Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics and Nanophotonics to Headline Optica’s Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference

Biennial conference promotes Latin American excellence in optics and photonics research

WASHINGTON – The biennial Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference will be held 07-11 August 2022 in Recife Pernambuco, Brazil. The conference will feature five dynamic plenary talks on the latest in fundamental research and applications. The joint plenaries are scheduled for Monday, 08 August, 08:00-10:00 Brasilia (UTC -03:00) and Tuesday, 09 August 10:30-12:30 Brasilia (UTC-3:00).

“The plenary and technical sessions will offer our attendees the opportunity to engage with recognized experts in fields critical to Latin America ranging in topics including, but not limited to, optical design, nanophotonics and atomic physics and laser spectroscopy,” said Anderson S. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, and Conference Chair.

Ursula Keller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Presentation: Single-cavity Dual-comb Modelocking and Applications
Dual-comb laser sources with two optical frequency combs with different comb spacings and their applications are of high interest for many applications. In this presentation, Keller will describe two breakthrough methods that enable record low-noise single-cavity dual-comb generation.

Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes, Canada

Presentation: Classical and Quantum Waveform Processing via On-chip Temporal Coherence Synthesis In this presentation, Morandotti will demonstrate how the shaping of optical pulses and of the joint spectral intensity of broadband photon pairs via temporal coherence synthesis in a low-loss, CMOS compatible on-chip interferometer.

Paras Prasad, University of Buffalo, United States

Presentation: Chiral Photonics: Linear, Nonlinear Optical and Magneto-optic Effects in Chiral Media
Chiral photonics expands the scope of metaphotonics and offers chiral control of both linear and nonlinear optical functions for applications ranging from optical switching, to negative- and near-zero refractive index metamaterials. Prasad will discuss his recent reports of plasmonic, excitonic and structural enhancement of linear and nonlinear optical activity.

Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State University, United States

Presentation: Amorphous Thin Films and their Impact in Laser Science
Amorphous oxides are prevalent in photonic technologies. They are transparent from the near ultraviolet to the midinfrared and offer a large refractive index contrast with substrates like silicon or among themselves, which is exploited to confine light.  In this talk Menoni will describe amorphous thin film materials and in the engineering of multilayer dielectric coatings for two impacting laser science efforts.

The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference themes are: Optical Design, Instrumentation and Metrology, Nonlinear Optics, Optics in Information and Quantum Science, Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy, Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications, Laser Science and Technology, Random Lasers and Random Fiber Lasers, Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing, Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies, Integrated Optics and Nanophotonics, Matamaterials and Metasurfaces, 2D Materials and Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics. 

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