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2016 Program

Monday, September 19
8:45 – 9:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tom Baer, SPRC
Photonics for the Internet of Things
Session Chair: Olav Solgaard
9 :00 – 9 :45
The Internet of Things: Its Vision and Technical Challenges
Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University
9:45 – 10:30
Microparticle Sensors: Infrared Detectors, Solar Driven Devices, and Sensing Inside Explosions
Joseph Talghader, University of Minnesota
10:30 - 11:00 Poster Introductions & Coffee Break  
Applications of Multimode Photonics
Session Chairs: Joe Kahn & David Miller
11:00 – 11:30
Learning from Examples in Optics
Demetri Psaltis, EPFL
11:30 – 12:00
Large-Scale Programmable Photonic Circuits and Applications in Quantum Information Processing
Dirk Englund, MIT
12:00 – 12:30
Direct-Detection Mode-Division Multiplexing Enabled by Convex Optimization-Based Phase Retrieval
Sercan Arik, Stanford University
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Poster Session Spilker 2nd Floor
Optics/Lasers for Environmental Sensing
Session Chair: Leo Hollberg
2:00 – 2:30
Dual-comb Spectroscopy for Atmospheric Gas Monitoring
Nathan Newbury, NIST
2:30 – 3:00
Robust IR Laser Absorptions Sensor for Gaseous Species in the Atmosphere and Industrial Exhaust
Ron Hanson, Stanford University
3:00 – 3:30
Make the Invisible Visible: Measure the Atmosphere to Manage Emissions
Phil DeCola, Sigma Space Corporation
3:30 – 4:00
Coffee Break
Applications of Infrared Combs
Session Chairs: Marty Fejer
4:00 – 4:30
Silicon-Chip-Based Mid-Infrared Frequency Combs
Alex Gaeta, Columbia University
4:30 – 5:00
Efficient Half-Harmonic Generation of Mid-IR Frequency Combs
Alireza Marandi, Stanford University
5:00 – 5:15
Simulton Formation in Synchronously Pumped Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators
Marc Jankowski, Stanford University
Reception & Banquet at Stanford Faculty Club
LIGO: Einstein, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves
Bob Byer, Stanford University
Tuesday, September 20
Session Chair: Audrey Bowden
9:00 – 9:30
Multiscale Optical Imaging for Early Detection of Oral Cancer
Kristen Maitland, Texas A & M Univ
9:30 – 9:45
Characterization of Cardiomyocytes Motion Using Quantitative Phase Imaging
Christy Cordeiro, Stanford University
9:45 – 10:15
Optical Coherence in All the Right (and Wrong) Places in Biomedical Optical Imaging
Michael Choma, Yale University
10:15 – 10:30
MOZART: High-resolution Optical Molecular Imaging System for Medical and Biological Applications
Orly Liba, Stanford University
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
Collective Properties of Quantum Systems
Session Chair: Monika Schleier-Smith
11:00 – 11:30
Topological Photonics: Twisted Resonators and Braided Circuits
Jonathan Simon, Univ of Chicago
11:30 – 11:45
Quantum Phase Magnification
Nils Engelsen, Stanford University
11:45 – 12:15
Generating Multi-Atom Entanglement Using Optical Fiber Cavities
Jakob Reichel, Laboratoire, Kastler Brossel de l’E.N.S.
12:15 – 12:30
Supermode-density-wave-polariton Condensation in a Multimode Cavity QED-BEC System
Alicia Kollar, Stanford University
12:30 – 2:00
Lunch & Poster Session
Spilker 2nd Floor
Multi-Petawatt Lasers
Session Chair: Alan Fry
2:00 – 2:30
Next Generation High Intensity Laser Systems
Constantin Haefner, LLNL
2:30 – 3:00
New Laser Driven Proton Accelerators with PW Lasers
Siegfried Glenzer, SLAC
3:00 – 3:30
Development of Future Laser Driven Accelerators with BELLA
Wim Leemans, LBNL
3:30 – 4:00
Coffee Break
Dielectric Laser Accelerators
Session Chair: Joel England
4:00 – 4:30
Acceleration of High Brightness Electron Beams in Laser-driven Dielectric Structures
Pietro Musumeci, UCLA
4:30 – 4:45
Recent Demonstration of Record High Gradients in Dielectric Laser Accelerating Structures
Kent Wootton, Stanford University
4:45 – 5:15
Diamond Field Emitter Array Cathodes and Possibilities for Employing Additive Manufactuing for Dielectric Laser Accelerating Structures
Evgenya Simakov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
5:15 – 5:30
Dielectric Laser Acceleration of Subrelativistic Electrons with Silicon Dual Pillars
Andrew Ceballos, Stanford University