San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
23 - 27 August 2020
Conference OP102
Active Photonic Platforms XII
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Abstract Due:
12 February 2020

Author Notification:
20 April 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
29 July 2020

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Andrea Alù, The City Univ. of New York (United States)
  • Koray Aydin, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
  • Harish Bhaskaran, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • 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)
  • Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Stephen Hughes, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
  • Boubacar Kante, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  • Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
  • Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue Univ. (United States)
  • Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
  • Yuri S. Kivshar, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
  • A. Femius Koenderink, AMOLF (Netherlands)
  • Aude L. Lereu, Institut Fresnel (France)

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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 XII 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 academia, government, industry, 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 harmonic generation and frequency mixing phenomena
  • modeling and experimental realization of time-dependent photonic responses
  • tunable and dynamically changeable optical properties and photonic devices
  • dynamically reconfigurable platforms and photonic effects
  • novel lasing platforms, 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
  • photonic platforms with atomically thin materials such as hBN or transition-metal-dichalcogenides or their heterostructures (e.g. Van der Waals heterostructures)
  • novel magneto-photonic phenomena and 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 and optomechanical tunable devices.
This conference will confer an award for the best oral presentation by a student author. Only contributed presentations both submitted by a student on or before 12 February 2020, and presented by a student author are eligible for this award (the submitting and presenting author should be a student at the time of the abstract submission). The award winner(s), announced at the conclusion of the meeting, will be presented with an original SPIE award certificate, and receive a special mention in the introduction of the conference proceedings volume. To view last year's winners click here.
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