San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Conference OP103
Active Photonic Platforms X
Sunday - Thursday 19 - 23 August 2018
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Megan Artz.
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Abstract Due:
7 February 2018

Author Notification:
16 April 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
25 July 2018

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Andrea Alù, The City Univ. of New York (United States)
  • Koray Aydin, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
  • Paul V. Braun, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • Che Ting Chan, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
  • Zhigang Chen, Nankai Univ. (China), San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
  • Dmitry N. Chigrin, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
  • Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ. (United States)
  • Didier Felbacq, Univ. Montpellier (France)
  • Joseph W. Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
  • Stephen Hughes, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
  • Boubacar Kante, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  • A. Femius Koenderink, AMOLF (Netherlands)
  • Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue Univ. (United States)
  • Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
Call for
Platforms comprising artificially patterned materials exploit the synergy between material photonic responses and structural form to enable transformative light-matter interactions which continually push forward the state-of-the art in light control capabilities. While tremendous progress has been made with only passive materials, such as metals and dielectrics, the potential of photonic platforms transcends into new unexplored domains when active material and/or material with tunable or dynamic photonic properties are incorporated. Examples of such material are gain or non-linear media, phase-change materials, magneto-photonic material, 2D materials, as well as quantum emitters. Structured material platforms with active components can enable entirely new regimes of light control that is crucial to a wide range of applications including chipscale all-optical computing and communications, nanoscale thresholdless lasers, modulator, thermal management and detector devices, as well as biological/chemical sensors.

The Active Photonic Platforms X conference aims to bring together scientists and engineers working in the newest developments in fundamentals and applications of structured-material platforms for active, dynamic, and tunable control of light. Topics will cover active photonic platforms functional across the EM spectrum, from THz to UV frequencies, as well as new exotic types of light propagation, which could open entirely new directions in active photonics. Contributions from industry, government, academia, and other research organizations are solicited in areas including:
  • theory and modeling approaches for non-linear and gain photonic media
  • non-linear optical phenomena, materials, and devices; novel SHG and THG phenomena
  • modeling and experimental realization of time-dependent photonic responses
  • tunable and dynamically changeable optical properties and photonic devices
  • nanolasers and integrable chipscale light sources
  • emission control in structured photonic environment: weak and strong coupling, cavity QED; polariton, quantum-dot, and random lasers
  • physics and applications of nanoscale sources (e.g. quantum dots, quantum wires, NV-centers etc.) for photonic devices
  • PT-symmetric, non-Hermitian and pseudo-Hermitian photonic systems
  • topological and non-reciprocal photonic platforms
  • phase-change materials for photonic devices
  • photonic memory and neuromorphic devices
  • photonic structures for quantum information: non-classical sources and detectors
  • graphene- and carbon-based materials for photonic and optoelectronic devices
  • atomically thin materials and heterostructures for photonics such as structures comprising monolayers of hBN or transition-metal-dichalcogenides
  • magneto-photonic platforms
  • advances in fabrication of photonic structures with active materials
  • novel absorption and thermal management platforms
  • photovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics, and photodetectors
  • chemical sensors and biosensors based on active control of light; opto-fluidic devices
This conference will confer a Best Student Paper Award. Only contributed papers both submitted and presented by a student are eligible for this award. The award will be presented with an original SPIE certificate and announced at the conclusion of the meeting. To view last year's winners click here (see section Awards in Active Photonic Platforms). To be considered for this award, student authors/presenters should include the phrase “Student contribution:” at the beginning of the abstract for technical review.
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