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Optica Advanced Photonics Congress

Special Programs — Symposia

The Future of Nonlinear Photonics

Nonlinear photonics offers distinctive prospects for both fundamental research and practical applications, allowing the development of ultracompact nonlinear optical devices operating at low optical powers. It holds potential for various applications, including optical signal processing, wavelength conversion, nonlinear spectroscopy, sensing, quantum information, biophotonics and beyond. While a promising future lies ahead, there are still several challenges to overcome.

The special session will center on addressing these challenges and exploring the future trajectory of nonlinear photonics as a vibrant field of research.

Robert W. Boyd, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, USA; Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jaime Cardenas, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, USA
Alex Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
Eric Van Stryland, CREOL, USA
Nathalie Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Optical Fiber Sensors for SHM and Extreme Environments

Guillaume Laffont, CEA Saclay, France
Stephen Mihailov, NRC-CNRC, Canada
Matthieu Lancry, ICMMO, University Paris Saclay, France

Seeking submissions reporting on the latest research and development related to the use of fiber optic sensing technologies to perform monitoring and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) under harsh environments. These elements can be low or high temperatures (typically well outside of standards defined for telecommunications), high strain, high pressures, high voltage, high magnetic fields, vibrations, dust, explosive environments and aggressive chemical and biological environments.

Your expertise and knowledge in these areas would add a great value to the Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Optical Materials and Waveguides Topical Meeting (BGPP). Your involvement would be especially appreciated in order to reposition the BGPP meeting as a premier conference on Bragg gratings, waveguides, photosensitivity and irradiation effects in optical materials.

Jonathan Gaspar, Aix Marseille Université, France
Tobias Habisreuther, IPHT Jena, Germany
Paul Ohodnicki, Swanson School of Engineering — University of Pittsburgh, USA
Johannes Roths, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Radiative Cooling

Lan Fu, Australian National University, Australia
Alon Gorodetsky, University of California, Irvine, USA
Klaus Jager, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

This symposium, organized by NOMA and SOLED, delves into the forefront of radiative cooling — a groundbreaking concept for passively cooling objects below ambient temperature. The event explores this innovation through advanced nanophotonics, optics and novel materials. Join us as we bring together leading experts, researchers and innovators in the field.

Experience a plenary lecture by Prof. Shanhui Fan from Stanford University and gain insights from a tutorial lecture by Prof. Aaswath Raman from the University of California, Los Angeles — both distinguished pioneers in the field. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the convergence of innovation and the unfolding future of cooling.

Aaswath Raman, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Tutorial
Lili Cai, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Qiaoqing Gan, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Baohua Jia, RMIT University, Australia
Timothy Hebrink, 3M, USA
Po-Chun Hsu, University of Chicago, USA
Gan Huang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Guangming Tao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Zongfu Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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