Clarion Congress Hotel
    Prague, Czech Republic
    15 - 18 April 2013
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    NFS Workshop Agenda

    Workshop Chairs:
    Henry Du,
    Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
    Jiří Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics (Czech Republic)

    Bringing together leading American, Czech and European academic researchers in photonics research and development to explore the next frontiers.

    Expert speakers will present the current state of the art in photonics, identify emerging areas and corresponding research needs, and establish new international collaborations. The workshop topics will include non-linear optics, EUV - soft x-rays, microstructured and specialty fibers, optical sensors, optical manipulators, metamaterials, and THz and Mid IR photonics.


    Opening Session 8.30 to 9.30
    Session Chairs: Henry Du, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States) and Jiří Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics (Czech Republic)

    8.30 to 8.45:
    Opening remarks and workshop objectives
    Henry Du, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
    Jiří Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

    8:45 to 9:00:
    NSF programs in photonics and International Collaborations, John M. Zavada, Dominique M. Dagenais, National Science Foundation (United States)

    9:00 to 9:15:
    Czech science foundation programs and international collaborations , Bohuslav Gas, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic

    9:15 to 9:30:
    Our role in supporting US-Czech scientific collaborations , Charles J. Holland, US Office of Naval Research Global/Prague Office (United States)


    Session 1: Nonlinear Optics 9.30 to 10.15
    Session Chair: Henry Du, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Nonlinear optics: applications and nanoscale phenomena, Joseph Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
    High-power fiber lasers and nonlinear optics research at Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Pavel Honzátko, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

    Coffee Break and Student Poster Session: 10.15 to 10.45


    Session 2: EUV—Soft X-rays 10.45 to 11.30
    Session Chair: Henry Du, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Development and applications of plasma-based X-ray lasers at PALS Center, Michaela Kozlová, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Extreme ultraviolet photonics: compact sources and applications for nanoscience and nanotechnology, Carmen Menoni, Colorado State Univ. (United States)



    Session 3: Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres 11.30 to 12.15
    Session Chair: Jiri Kanka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Multimaterial fibers from basic research to functional devices, Yoel Fink, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United Statews)
    Specialty optical fibers and components for fiber lasers, Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

    Session 4: Optical Sensors 12.15 to 13.00
    Session Chair: Jiri Kanka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Optical biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance, Jiří Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Plasmonic sensors, Miriam Deutsch, Univ. Oregon (United States)

    Lunch Break: 13:00-13:45

    Session 5: Optical Manipulators: 13.45 to 14.30
    Session Chair: Joseph Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Trapping and manipulating nano- and microparticles using plasmonics and photonics, Ken Crozier, Harvard Univ. (United States)
    Versatile optical resonant microcavities based on liquid droplets, Alexandr Jonas, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i.(Czech Republic)

    Session 6: Metamaterials 14.30 to 15.15
    Session Chair: Joseph Haus, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Quantum analogies of metamaterial surfaces, Lukáš Jelínek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Engineering phase: classical and quantum metamaterials, Rashid Zia, Brown Univ. (United States)

    Coffee Break and Student Poster Session: 15.15 to 15.45

    Session 7: Terahertz Photonics 15.45 to 16.30
    Session Chair: Pavel Honzátko, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Time domain THz spectroscopy and imaging, Ted Norris, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
    THz spectroscopy of nanostructured semiconductors, Petr Kužel, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

    Session 8: Mid IR Photonics 16.30 to 17.30
    Session Chair: Pavel Honzátko, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    Speakers & Discussion

    Mid-IR solid state lasers at FNSPE, Helena Jelínková, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Optical fibers and glasses for the mid-IR, Pierre Lucas, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
    Next-generation mid-IR photonics: sources, detectors, and materials, Dan Wasserman, Univ. of Illinois (United States)

    Discussion and Closing Remarks: 17:30-18:00
    18:00-19:00 Reception


    NSF Workshop on US- Czech Frontiers in Photonics
    Workshop Date: April 18, 2013 - Cost is €25
    Location:
    Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
    Contact:
    Dominique M. Dagenais, National Science Foundation,
                  Tel: (703) 292-8339