Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers:

Title: Ultrafast Pulse Burst Ablation of Cartilage for Applications in Orthopaedic Surgery
Margarete Akens, University Health Network, Canada

Title: High speed, UHR-OCT for in-vivo morphological, functional and vascular imaging of the eye in health and disease
Kostadinka Bizheva, University of Waterloo, Canada

Title: To be announced
Caroline Boudoux, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Title: To be announced
Charlie Camp, NIST, USA

Title: To be announced
Daniel Côté, Université Laval, Canada

Title: To be announced
Cecil Fradin, McMaster University, Canada

Title: To be announced
Zhiwen Liu, Penn State University, USA

Title: To be announced
Mark Niedre, Northeastern University, USA

Title: Fruit dimers as sub-wavelength microwave resonators
Aaron Slepkov, Tent University, Canada

Title: Transient absorption microscopy hemes: contrast mechanisms and potential applications
Jesse Wilson, Colorado State, Fort Collins, USA
Invited Speakers:

Title: To be announced
Abderraouf Boucherrif, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Title: Optical Rectennas to Harvest Visible and Infrared Frequencies
David Duché, Université Aix-Marseille, France

Title: Microstructuring technologies for solar absorption in the field of CSP
Yves Jourlin, Université St-Etienne, France

Title: Perovskite Solar Cells: Probing Decomposition Mechanisms by in operando Grazing-Incidence Wide Angle X-ray Scattering
Timothy Kelly, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Title: To be announced
Nazir Kherani, University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Solution-Processed Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Sensing
Ghada Koleilat, Dalhousie University, Canada

Title: To be announced
François Lagugné Labarthet, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Title: To be announced
Jean Michel Nunzi, Queen’s University, Canada

Title: Self-assembled monolayers of electro- and photo-active small organic molecules for tuning the electrical and optical properties of surfaces
Lionel Patrone, Ecole d'ingénieurs des Hautes Technologies et du Numérique, France

Title: Photocatalytic properties of iron-doped barium titanate
Andreas Ruediger, INRS, Canada

Title: Near-field Termophotovoltaic Energy Conversion for Waste Heat Recovery
Raphael St-Gelais, University of Ottawa, Canada
Invited Speakers:

Title: Resolving Dynamics of Correlated Materials in the THz Regime
Jacob Burgess, University of Manitoba, Canada

Title: High-harmonic generation in gases and solids using waveform-synthesized mid-IR pulses
Kyung-Han Hong, MIT, USA

Title: Monitoring and Measurements of sub-picosecond and femtosecond separations of charged particle micro-bunches using THz radiation
Ivan Konoplev, University of Oxford, UK

Title: Molecular frame reconstruction using rotational wavepacket photoionization interferometry
Claude Marceau, NRC, Canada

Title: Adding an extra step to the three-step model of high-order harmonics
Tsuneyuki Ozaki, INRS, Canada

Title: Engineering of extremely narrow electromagnetic fields
Michel Piché, Université Laval, Canada

Title: Utlrafast thin-disk oscillators at 1 µm and 2 µm wavelengths
Oleg Pronin, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany

Title: Ultrafast structural dynamics: developments and applications
German Sciaini, University of Waterloo, Canada

Title: High-Power Fiber Lasers Based on Extreme Nonlinear Pulse Propagation
Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA
 
Invited Speakers:

Title: To be announced
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Large-Scale Programmable Photonic Circuits and Applications in Quantum Information Processing
Dirk Englund, MIT, USA

Title: Can SPDC pumped by spatially incoherent light produce entangled photons?
Robert Fickler, University of Ottawa, Canada

Title: To be announced
Eden Figueroa, Stony Brook University, USA

Title: Quantum networks: global, warm, biological?
Christoph Simon, University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Towards a solid-state optical atomic clock
Amar Vutha, University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Building quantum machines out of light
Ian Walmsley, Oxford, UK
Invited Speakers:

Title: Nonlinear Optical Metastructures
Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa, Canada

Title: To be announced
Erika Penzo on behalf of Stefano Cabrini, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Title: Advanced THz pulse shaping and applications
David Cooke, McGill University, Canada

Title: Advances in ultrafast terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy
Frank Hegmann, University of Alberta, Canada

Title: Recent Advances in Hybrid Plasmonics
Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Enhanced Sensing with Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Nanostructures exhibiting Exceptional Points
Boubacar Kante, University of California San Diego, USA

Title: Non-Hermitian Photonics: Optics at an Exceptional Point
Mercedeh Khajavikhan, CREOL University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Extreme nonlinear optics for table-top ultrafast magnetic imaging
François Légaré, INRS-EMT, Canada

Title: Nonlinear terahertz plasmonics based on Dirac electrons in 3D Topological Insulators
Stefano Lupi, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

Title: Nonlinear Nanophotonics via Metallic, Dielectric, and Semiconductor Nanostructures
Mohsen Rahmani, Australian National University, Australia

Title: Sieving Photons for Optical Wavefront Manipulation
Jinghua Teng, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR, Singapore

Title: Dynamics of Excitons and Surface Plasmon Polaritons in strongly coupled regime
Andrea Toma, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Title: Nanoscale control of high-harmonic generation from solids
Giulio Vampa, Stanford University, USA

Title: Topological phenomena in plasmonic arrays of interacting metallic nanoparticles
Guillaume Weick, University of Strasbourg, France
Invited Speakers:

Title: Quantum communication with photonic temporal modes
Vahid Ansari, Paderborn University, Germany

Title: Quantum multimode resources based on optical frequency combs and implementation of quantum complex networks
Syamsudar De, LKB Paris, France

Title: Controllable optical extreme events in the semiconductor laser output power
Frédéric Grillot, Télécom Paris Tech, France

Title: Mode multiplexing transmission and optical fiber optimization for low mode crosstalk
Sophie Larochelle, Laval University, Canada

Title: Planar Optical MEMS for Next-Generation Passive Optical Networks and Data Centers Micro Optical Circuit Switches to enable Energy Efficient Universal Access
Francois Menard, AEPONYX, Canada

Title: Silicon Photonics inverse tapers and bends
Nate Quitoriano, McGill University, Canada

Title: Muxer for orbital angular momentum mode division multiplexing
Filippo Romanato, University of Padova, Italy

Title: To be announced
Ben Sussman, NRC, Canada

Title: Quantum Communications and Fundamental Physics in Space
Giuseppe Vallone, University of Padova, Italia

Title: Free-Space and Underwater Optical Communications using Orbital-Angular-Momentum Multiplexing
Alan Willner, University of Southern California, USA

Title: Coherent radio over fiber for high-data rate wireless communications
Jiaping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada

Title: Ultracompact CMOS-compatible optical logic
Dusan Gostimirovic on behalf of Winnie Ye, Carleton University, Canada
Invited Speakers:

Title: Motile Bacteria at Interfaces of Liquid Crystals
Nicholas Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Title: Liquid crystal devices for optical shutter technology
Ethan Jull, University of Leeds, UK

Title: Origin of optical nonlinearity of photo-responsive liquid crystals revealed by transient grating imaging
Kenji Katayama, Chuo University, Canada

Title: Optical phase properties of a large diameter liquid crystal lens
Marenori Kawamura, Akita University, Japan

Title: Silicon-based Nanostructured Thin Films for Photonic Applications
Peter Masher, McMaster University, Canada

Title: Using liquid crystals to study the behavior of motile bacteria' and vice versa
Simon Rainville, Laval University, Canada

Title: Optochemical waves: from bio-inspired optics, 3-D printing to materials for all-optical encoding
Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, McMaster University, Canada

Title: Light-Driven Motions of Liquid Crystal Polymers
Yue Zhao, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Invited Speakers:

Title: SPIE Photonics Industry Update
Stephen Anderson, SPIE, USA

Title: Some challenges and solutions for a typical Photonics startup
George Atanasoff, AccuStrata, Inc., USA

Title: Looking for Trouble - or the art of finding markets for photonic technologies
Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, Photon etc., Canada

Title: To be announced
Nicholas Burgwin, Fibos, Canada

Title: Optonic : How the new Pole of Excellence in Optics-photonics will help the industry
Marie-Christine Ferland, Optonique, Canada

Title: The INO/Quebec City Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program : A summary
Pierre Galarneau, INO, Canada

Title: Using Machine Learning Techniques to Examine the Photonics Industry Sector in Canada
Stoyan Tanev, Carleton University, Canada
 
Keynote Speakers:

Title: Integrated microwave photonics
Jose Capmany, University of Valencia, Spain

Title: Optical circuits design
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Title: Ge implantation into silicon for trimming, wafer scale testing and programmable photonics
Graham Reed, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: Advances in silicon photonics
Laurent Vivien, CNRS, France

Title: Recent Progress on Sub-wavelength Engineered Waveguide Functional Elements
Hon Ki Tsang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Title: Heterogeneous photonic integrated circuits
S. J. Ben Yoo, University of California Davis, USA

Invited Speakers:

Title: Designing transmission spans with ultralong cavity and random distributed feedback Raman fiber laser amplification
Juan Ania-Castañón, Optics Institute, CSIC, Spain

Title: On-chip generation of high-dimensional entangled quantum states and their coherent control
Jose Azana, INRS, Canada

Title: On the modelling of femtosecond pulsed laser grating inscription in photonic crystal fibers
Tigran Baghdasatyan, B-Phot Brussels Photonics, Belgium

Title: Subwavelength grating waveguide-based sensors
Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: Analysis of disordered nonlinear domain statistics via second harmonic diffraction
Crina Cojocaru, Universitat Politecnica de Calatunya, Spain

Title: Design of Photonic Structures for High Efficiency Nanowire Quantum Dot Emitters
Dan Dalacu, National Research Council, Canada

Title: Multiplexing Systems Performance Enhancements With All-Optical Signal Processing
Ivan Glesk, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Title: Machine learning techniques for the design of photonic components
Yuri Grinberg, NRC Canada

Title: CORNERSTONE: UK Silicon Photonics Device Prototyping Capability
Callum Littlejohns, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: The Influence of Elemental Composition on the Optical Properties of SiCxNy Thin Films
Peter Mascher, McMaster University, Canada

Title: Wideband integrated optical delay lines
Daniele Melati, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Title: Generation of correlated photons
Roberto Morandotti, INRS, Canada

Title: Subwavelength grating metamaterial engineering in integrated optics
Alejandro Ortega-Monux, University of Malaga, Spain

Title: Integrated silicon photonic devices
Bo Peng, IBM, USA

Title: A compressive-sensing Fourier-transform on-chip Raman spectrometer
Hugh Podmore, York University, Canada

Title: Plasmonic Nanocavities for Enhanced Terahertz Light ' Matter Coupling
Luca Razzari, INRS, Canada

Title: Ultralow thermal sensitivity of phase and propagation delay in hollow-core fibres
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: All-dielectric metasurfaces
Isabelle Staude, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

Title: Microchip lasers
Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

Title: III-V – silicon integration
Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University, Belgium

Title: Dispersion Engineering in Symmetry Broken Photonic Crystals: from Flat-Band to Dirac Cones
Pierre Viktorovitch, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, INL/CNRS, Université de Lyon, France

Title: Theory and design of Bloch wave biosensors
Christoph Wächter, Fraunhofer Institut fur Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, Jena, Germany

Title: Hybrid photonic crystal devices for 3D integrated photonics
Weidong Zhou, University of Texas, Arlington, USA

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Important Dates

Abstract submission opening
November 16, 2017

Registration opening
November 16, 2017

Abstract submission deadline
February 26, 2018

Notice of acceptance
April 3, 2018

Date by which presenting authors must registered
May 7, 2018

Early bird registration
May 7, 2018

Conference
June 5-7, 2018

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