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  • AOM2015
Xiang Zhang

Xiang Zhang

University of California,Berkeley, USA

Title:Parity-time Symmetry Photonics

Xiang Zhang is the Ernest Kuh Chaired Professor and Director of the Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Academia Sinica and foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research in optical metamaterials was selected by Times Magazine as Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in 2008. Xiang Zhang was a recipient of many awards including the NSF CAREER Award, Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecturerhip, Fitzroy Medal, Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, the Julius Springer Prize, the Max Born Award and A. C. Eringen Medal.

He received his BS/MS in physics in Nanjing University, China, and Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 1996 and was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University and UCLA prior returning Berkeley faculty in 2004.

 
Satoshi Kawata

Satoshi Kawata

Osaka University, Japan

Title:Plasmonic growth of plasmonic metamaterials

Satoshi Kawata has been a Professor of Applied Physics and Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University since 1993, and also a Chief Scientist in RIKEN from 2002 to 2012. He has served as the President for Japan Society of Applied Physics, the President for Spectroscopical Society of Japan, Editor of Optics Communications, and a Director of Board of OSA. Professor Kawata is one of pioneers in near field optics (the inventor of aperture-less near-field scanning optical microscope and tip-enhanced Raman microscopy), two-photon engineering (the inventor of 3D fabrication with two-photon polymerization, isomerization, photo-refraction, and reduction). He has published a number of papers and books on three-dimensional and nano-resolution microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, bio-imaging, signal recovery and photon pressure on nano-structures. The "8-micron bull" fabricated with his invented two-photon polymerization has been awarded in Guinness World Record Book 2004 Edition. He is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, IOP, and JSAP.

 
Federico Capasso

Federico Capasso

Harvard University, USA

Title:High performance Metaoptics

Federico Capasso is the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University, which he joined in 2003 after 27 years at Bell Labs where his career advanced from postdoctoral fellow to Vice President for Physical Research. He pioneered bandstructure engineering of semiconductor heterostructures, including the invention of the quantum cascade laser; investigated Casimir forces using micromechanics and performed the first measurement of the repulsive Casimir force. Recent contributions include wavefront control using metasurfaces and a new class of flat optical components such as high efficiency diffraction limited metalenses in the visible. He is the recipient of the 2016 Balzan prize for Applied Photonics. Other awards include the King Faisal Prize for Science, the IEEE Edison Medal, the American Physical Society Arthur Schawlow Prize, the SPIE Gold Medal, the Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Franklin Institute Wetherill Medal, the European Physical Society Quantum Electronics Prize, the Materials Research Society Medal, Jan Czochralski Award for lifetime achievement in Materials Science, the IEEE D. Sarnoff Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Europaea and a foreign member of the Accademia dei Lincei; he holds honorary doctorates from Lund University, University Paris-Diderot and University of Bologna

 
Gerd Leuchs

Gerd Leuchs

Max-Planck-Institut fr die Physik des Lichts, Germany

Title:The role of the electric field pattern of light in the interaction with nanoscopic particles

professor of physics, Institute for Optics, Information and Photonics, Univ. Erlangen. Founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen Winner of the Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physical Society (2005) and the ERC Advanced Grant (2013). Honorary doctoral degree from the Danish Technical University (DTU). Member of the German and of the Russian Academy of Science.

His research spans the whole range from classical via quantum optics to quantum communications. One project at the centre of his activity is the attempt to demonstrate time reversal of the process of spontaneous light emission from a single atom in free space. Once this challenging goal is achieved, one will have the technology to impedance match a single photon to an atom in free space without the help of a cavity, allowing for the implementation of broad band quantum gates operating at the few photon level. A unique feature will be the broad-band nature of the interaction in free space. Several other projects addressing technological, classical and quantum optical challenges are currently being tackled: (1) the creation of aberration-free in-going vectorial dipole waves; (2) the generation of single photon waveform of adjustable temporal shape; (3) the preparation of a single doubly ionized ytterbium ion and its precise location in space. Closely related is research on continuous variable quantum key distribution in optical fibers and via satellites and quantum hacking, on the generation of quantum light e.g. from whispering gallery mode resonators, on quantum discord and entanglement measures, as well as on shaping and characterizing tightly focused light field distributions.