Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers:

Title: Photosynthetic Pigments and Protein Complexes as Dyes for Third Harmonic Generation Microscopy
Danielle Tokarz, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Title: Luminescent nanoparticles for cellular imaging and theranostics
Saulius Bagdonas, Vilnius University​, Canada
Title: OMCVD Gold Nanoparticles for Sensing: A Waveguide Transmission Sensor and an Ensemble Linewidth Narrowing Effect​
Silvia Mittler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Title: In-vivo, non-contat, cellular resolution imaging of the human eye with high speed UHR-OCT
Kostadinka Bizheva, University of Waterloo​, Canada
Keynote Speakers:

Title: Bifacial Photovoltaic Performance Optimization Using Ray Tracing and High Performance Computing
Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

Title: Bringing CPV Technology to the Next Level
Catherine Mailloux, St-Augustin Canada Electric Inc., Canada


Invited Speakers:

Title: Bifacial PV technology for Canada´s green energy market
Radovan Kopecek, ISC Konstanz, Germany

Title: UV LEDs: Thermal Management, Applications, and Future Prospects
Pratibha Sharma, Violumas Inc (Cofan Canada)​, Canada

Title: Increasing Efficiency in Mid-Infrared Light Emitting Diodes for Environmental Monitoring
John Prineas, University of Iowa, United States

Title: Mechanisms of heat propagation on nanostructured gold films mediated by propagative and localized surface plasmons
Jean-François Bryche, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Title: Evaluating and optimizing intermediate band solar cells
Jacob Krich, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

Title: Low-Dimensional Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Moisture and Thermal Stability
Ricardo Izquierdo, École de technologie supérieure, Canada

Title: Towards cost-effective III-V photovoltaics with nanoscale substrate engineering
Abderraouf Boucherif, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Optical Frequency Combs: From Labscale to Chipscale
Scott A. Diddams, NIST / University of Colorado, USA

Title: Frequency divide-and-conquer approach to producing super-octave mid-IR combs
Konstantin Vodopyanov, CREOL, USA


Invited Speakers:

Title: Novel mid-infrared lasers for pushing the attosecond science frontier
Zenghu Chang, CREOL/UCF, USA

Title: Attosecond Optoelectronic Metrology
Shawn Sederberg, University of Ottawa, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Title: Progress in passively mode-locked 2-micron Tm and Ho bulk solid-state lasers
Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Germany

Title: Efficient ultrashort pulse generation in the mid-infrared using fluoride fiber lasers and amplifiers
Simon Duval, Femtum and Laval University, Canada

Title: Ultrafast THz photonics: faster, higher, stronger
Jean-Michel Ménard, University of Ottawa, Canada

Title: 100-W class ultrafast thin-disk oscillator driven THz generation
Clara Saraceno, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Title: Laser-Plasma Induced Luminescence for Advanced Material Studies
Patrizio Antici, INRS-EMT, Canada

Title: Using opto-optical modulation to probe Stark-induced phase shifts
Marie Labeye, Louisiana State University, USA

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Photonics of Hybrid Nanostructures and Bio-assemblies: Coherent Transfer of Plasmons, Hot Electrons and Chirality
Alexander Govorov, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Ohio University, China

Title: Nonlinearity-driven non-reciprocal and topological photonics
Andrea Alu, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, United States


Invited Speakers:

Title: Applications of semiconductor-based Metasurfaces
Patrice Genevet, CNRS, France

Title: Barium Titanate-on-Insulator Optoelectronics
Aaron Danner, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Title: The art of trapping light in round(ish) objects
Pablo Bianucci, Concordia University, Canada

Title: Subwavelength silicon nanophotonics
Jens Schmid, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Title: Two-Dimensional Rewritable Polariton Optics with Phase-Change Materials
Michele Tamagnone, Harvard University, United States

Title: Hybrid Light-Matter States employing "Broad Absorption" Materials
Andrea Toma, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Title: Terahertz High-harmonic Generation in Graphene
Hassan A. Hafez Eid, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Title: Fiber-integrated 2D materials
Tsuneyuki Ozaki, INRS-EMT, Canada

Title: Subcycle Terahertz Nonlinear Optics
Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: Hybridizing all-dielectric metasurfaces with functional materials
Isabelle Staude, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany

Title: Tunable optical nonlinearity in biological suspensions
Zhigang Chen, Nankai University, China

Title: Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Bose Einstein Condensation in Plasmonic Lattices
Konstantinos Daskalakis, AALTO UNIVERSITY, Finland

Title: Optical skyrmions: a new texture of light
Guy Bartal, Technion, Israel

Title: Cascading quantum sources for biphoton shaping
Li Qian, University of Toronto, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Photonic Quantum Networks
Ian A. Walmsley, Imperial College, United Kingdom


Invited Speakers:

Title: Prototyping a magnetometer based on ensembles of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
David Roy-Guay, Institut  quantique  and  Département de génie électrique et informatique, Université de Sherbro, Canada

Title: Quantum optics approaches for quantum networks and other applications
Christoph Simon, University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Towards global quantum communications based on ground to space quantum links
Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo, Canada

Title: Rare-earth atoms in solids for quantum photonics
Elizabeth Goldschmidt, US Army Research Laboratory, United States

Title: Rydberg anti-blockade in an atomic ensemble for quantum nonlinear optics
Khabat Heshami, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

Title: Multiplexed Solid-State Quantum Memories
Hugues de Riedmatten, ICFO–Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology ICREA-Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats Barcelona, Canada

Title: Storing and manipulating light in a cold atomic quantum memory using Autler-Townes splitting
Lindsay LeBlanc, University of Alberta, Canada

Title: Exploring Quantum Memory via Optically Induced Bragg Structures
Joshua Nunn, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Title: Quantum Photonics in the Frequency Domain
Alexander Gaeta, Concordia University, United States

Title: High Q AlN microresonators from UV to mid-IR
Hong Tang, Department of Electrical Engineering, United States

Title: Towards Microwave to Telecom Wavelength Quantum Information Transfer using Cavity Optomechanics
John Davis, University of Alberta, Dept of Physics, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Ion Implantation of Ge into Si for applications from wafer scale testing to device trimming and programmable circuits
Graham Reed, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: Metamaterial integrated photonics
Pavel Cheben, NRC, Canada

Title: Silicon optical space and mode switches
Lin Yang, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Invited Speakers:

Title: Extended wavelength detection up to 3000nm using integrated germanium detectors on a silicon platform
Andrew Knights, McMaster University, Canada

Title: Photonic/Electronic Integrated Circuit Co-designed for Efficient Optical Data Communications
Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada

Title: Silicon photonics for coherent optical transmissions
Wei Shi, Université Laval, Canada

Title: Si Nanoplasmonic Waveguides for Nonlinear Light Generation
Abdulhakem Elezzabi, University of Alberta, Canada

Title: Recent progress in specialty optical fibers for guiding of OAM and cylindrical vector beams
Bora Ung, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada

Title: Controlling the optical properties of hybrid silicon-carbon-nanotubes photonic circuits
Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, France

Title: Photonic integrated devices and circuits for data center optical interconnects
David Plant, McGill University, Canada

Invited Speakers:

Title: Self-assembled monolayers as a smart strategy to organize small organic chromophores at surfaces
Lionel Patrone, IM2NP UMR CNRS 7334, France

Title: Light tunable azopolymers : photomechanical phenomena and multifunctional materials
Filippo Fabbri, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, Université Paris-Sud / Paris-Saclay / CNRS, France

Title: Approaches for Arrangement of Nanoparticles in PV Cells
Aleksei Tameev, Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Title: Biophotonic Applications of Liquid Crystals
Ismael Duchesne, Laval University, Canada

Title: Plasmonic nanoparticles for nanomedicine applications
Michel Meunier, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Title: Light induced self-organization in organic thin-films
Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen's University, Canada

Title: Super-resolution microscopy at near-infrared wavelengths using carbon nanotubes: From nanostructures to deep brain tissue imaging
Laurent Cognet, Univ. Bordeaux - CNRS, France

Title: Implementation of Novel Materials in Silicon Nanophotonics by Additive Processing
Jonathan Bradley, McMaster University, Canada
Invited Speakers:

Title: To be announced
TBA, TBA, Canada

Title: To be announced
TBA, TBA, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Chip-Based Nonlinear Photonics
Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, USA

Title: Molding the flow of light through subwavelength devices
I. Molina-Fernandez, ETSI Telecomunicacion, Malaga University, Spain

Title: Taming the Losses of Hybrid Plasmonic Devices
Amr Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada


Invited Speakers:

Title: Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: Architectures and Applications
Jelena Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Title: Half-etch slot waveguides: An emerging platform for introducing new materials and functionalities in silicon photonics
R. Orobtchouk, University of Lyon, France

Title: Optical access solutions for future wireless systems
Paulo Monteiro, UA/IT, Portugal

Title: High-performance surface grating couplers and spectral filters based on subwavelength Si engineering
Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, France

Title: Machine learning guided design and optimization in integrated photonics
Mohsen Kamandar Dezfouli, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Title: Microbubble resonators as efficient PhoXonic enhancement platforms
Silvia Soria, CNR-IFAC, Italy

Title: Next generation photonic design: from datacoms to LIDAR and quantum computing
James Pond, Lumerical Inc., Canada

Title: Chip-Based Nonlinear Photonics
Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, Canada

Title: Third harmonic generation from graphene in a parallel plate waveguide
Marc Dignam, Queen's University, Canada

Title: A universal device for manipulating parallel beams using a spatial light modulator
Jeff Lundeen, University of Ottawa, Canada

Title: Microwave Photonics
Antonella Bogoni, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy

Title: Silicon Photonics modulators for multiple wavelength bands
Graham Reed, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Title: Modelling of group IV mid-IR photonic devices
Goran Mashanovich, University of Southampton, UK

Title: Applications of Augmented Low Index Waveguides
Xiao Sun, University of Toronto, Canada

Title: Strain and Structure Engineering in Nanowires
Ryan Lewis, McMaster University, Canada

Title: Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission and the Laser Linewidth
Markus Pollnau, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Title: InAs/InP Quantum Dot Semiconductor Lasers for Future Optical Communications
Zhenguo Lu, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Title: Nanophotonic integration for astrophotonics and other applications  
Mario Dagenais, University of Maryland, United States

Title: Phase Mask Design for Exoplanet Imaging
Benjamin Gerard, University of Victoria, Canada

Title: Opto-Mechanics of Standard and Multi-Core Fibers: Principles and Applications
Avi Zadok, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Title: Miniature infrared-to-visible image upconverters
Juan Capmany, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain

Title: Phase sensitive optical amplifiers and their application in optical transmission
Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Title: Innovative Solutions for Ultra-Broadband Terahertz Spectroscopy
Yoann Jestin, INRS, Canada

Title: Localized Plasmonic Structured Illumination Microscopy
Anna Bezryadina, California State University Northridge, United States

Title: Light based Sensors for Health and Medicine
Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera, Photonic Engineering Group of University of Cantabria, CiBER-BBN and IDIVAL, Spain

Title: Optimization of polymeric fiber sensors for enhanced sensitivity
Rogerio Nogueira., Instituto de Telecomunicacoes - PT, Portugal

Title: Fiber Lasers Mode-Locked by Carbon Nanotubes for Generation of Soliton Pulses
Alex Rozhin, Aston University, United Kingdom

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April 22, 2019

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