SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018 Plenary Presentations

SPIE presentations cover the latest research and promising breakthroughs in optics and photonics.

02 October 2018

The following plenary talks were presented at the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018 symposium in San Diego, California. Presentations consist of audio and slides. Length: 25 - 50 minutes each.

Metasurface flat optics: Unifying semiconductor manufacturing and lens making

SPIE Fellow Federico Capasso of Harvard UniversityFederico Capasso
Harvard University (USA)

Metasurfaces provide a new basis for recasting optical components into thin planar elements, leading to a major reduction in footprint, system complexity, and cost as well as the introduction of new optical functions.


Attosecond pulses generated in gases and solids

Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa (Canada)Paul Corkum
University of Ottawa and NRC (Canada)

Attosecond pulses are generated by electrons extracted from a quantum system by an intense light pulse and travel through the continuum under the influence of the electric field of the light.


Wave control with "time materials"

Mathias Fink, Institut ESPCI, CNRS (France) Mathias Fink
Institut ESPCI, CNRS (France)

Because time and space play a similar role in wave propagation, wave propagation is affected by spatial modulation or by time modulation of the refractive index.


Plasmonic nanostructures for molecular sensing and actuation

Mikael Käll, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) Mikael Käll
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Plasmonic nanostructures can detect nerve agents at super-low concentrations.


Structured light on the nanoscale

Natalia M. Litchinitser, Duke University (USA) Natalia M. Litchinitser
Duke University (USA)

Structured light and structured matter are two fascinating branches of modern optics that recently started having a significant impact on each other.


Remote sensing of weather, climate, and environment

K. Dieter Klaes, EUMETSAT (Germany)K. Dieter Klaes
EUMETSAT (Germany)

EUMETSAT has a total of 10 satellites under its responsibility. And with a project lifetime of 7.5 years per satellite a long-term perspective is critical.


Making smart windows smarter

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University (USA)Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo
Princeton University (USA)

A self-powered smart-window technology uses UV-harvesting organic solar cells for onboard power.


OLED, the future display is here!

Sang Deog “Eddie” Yeo, LG Display (Korea)Sang Deog "Eddie" Yeo
LG Display (Korea, Republic of)

LG Display is providing a whole new value and differentiated viewing experience with the most innovative OLED products.


Rapidly time-variant metadevices for linear frequency conversion

Bumki Min, KAIST (Korea)Bumki Min
KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

The basic principle of linear frequency conversion in a rapidly time-variant metadevice and various interesting properties and future prospects of rapidly time-variant metadevices.


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