The Nanophotonics Committee solicits papers and presentations addressing a broad spectrum of optics at the nanometer scale, covering technology and basic science. Novel optical phenomena and extreme responses of light-matter interactions at nanoscale hold promise for development of photonic technologies that are compact, fast and efficient. Topics of interest and focus but not limited are summarized below:
Optical Micro / Nano Resonators and Devices (OMND)
The Committee on Optical Micro/Nano Resonators and Devices encourages submission of papers on recent achievements in the field of optical micro/nano resonators, devices, optomechanics, and related phenomena. The committee is especially interested in contributions demonstrating significant advances in the performance, new resonance effects at micro/nano scale, innovative types and configurations, and new applications of optical and plasmonic microresonators.
Semiconductor Lasers and Sources (SLS)
The subcommittee on Semiconductor Lasers and Sources (SLS) solicits papers on recent advances in the growths, computational designs, new theoretical concepts, fabrications, and characterizations of semiconductor lasers and sources. The subcommittee covers the basic sciences, devices, integrated technologies, and system-level implementation of semiconductor lasers and sources. The laser devices, sources, and integrated technologies will cover emission wavelengths from extreme ultraviolet up to terahertz spectral regimes. The specific areas of interest covered by this subcommittee include:
Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging (PSS)
The subcommittee on Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging (PSS) solicits papers on all types of photodetectors, imaging, optical and electro-optical sensors, as well as their related materials, devices and systems. Topics of interest include:
Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics (NLUO)
The subcommittee on Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics solicits papers on recent discoveries, advances, and developments in the field of nonlinear optical interactions with materials and in the science and technology of ultrafast electronics, photonics, and optoelectronics. Topics of interest include new concepts and their implementations as well as significant advances are summarized in the following:
Photonic Materials, Processes, Integration and Packaging (PPIP)
Papers are solicited on the topic of photonic materials, processes, components, integration and packaging. Materials and processes cover all aspects of photonic materials, including materials science and technology, material growth and synthesis, monolithic and heterogeneous integration, material characterization; photonic devices include active and passive components; integration and packaging include innovations to assemable those devices to form photonic circuits on wafer or chip level for applications in high-speed communication, precision metrology, sensing, quantum and neuromporhic computing, etc. The subcommittee welcomes submissions in, but not limited to, the following areas:
Optical Communications and Networks (OCN)
This sub-committee solicits papers on analysis, modeling, demonstration, and implementation of digital optical networks and systems, ranging from telecom and datacom applications to radio-over-fiber and free-space. The topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
Optical Fiber Transmission Systems and Subsystems
Core and Metro Optical Networks
Access Optical Networks and Systems
Datacom and Computercom Networks and Systems
Radio-over-Fiber and Free Space Optical Systems
Radio-over-fiber and free-space optical systems, which are concerned with the development and improvement of broadband wireless communication systems and networks.
Optical Fiber Technology (OFT)
The subcommittee on Optical Fiber Technology encompasses all aspects of optical fiber technology. This includes designs, materials, processing, measurements, propagation properties, coatings, cables and connectors, passive devices and components, amplifiers and lasers and active components, specialty- (both silica and non-silica based), micro- and nano-fibers, sensors, and probes. Burgeoning applications, such as, the use of few- and multi-mode and multi-core optical fibers for space division multiplexing, endoscopic imaging, and encryption, the use of conventional and low loss optical fibers for quantum communication, and Rayleigh, Brillouin, and Raman based distributed acoustic, strain, and temperature sensing are welcome.
Optical Interconnects (OI)
The optical interconnects (OI) technical area is concerned with technical advances pertaining to the design and/or realization of components, devices, and architectures motivated to support high-speed optical communication at all levels – from digital to analogue, from intra-chip, chip-to-chip, board-to-board, to module-to-module technologies. The OI subcommittee solicits papers in the following topic areas:
Quantum Photonic Information Technologies (QPIT)
The topic focuses is on photonic engineering solutions and technologies for quantum information science. These encompass complex systems such communication links, high capacity quantum channels, optical networks and photonic processing circuits as well as components comprising such systems, such as quantum gates and memories, quantum encoders and transducers. We are interested in on-chip hybrid quantum photonic integration technologies and novel light-matter interactions paradigms as well as methods and approaches to creation, manipulation, storage, control and transmission of entangled quantum states. Novel applications of optical quantum processors and networks as well as technologies that enable these applications and functionalities in communication, sensing, metrology, distributed computing and quantum information processing.
Microwave Photonics & Avionics / Vehicle Fiber-Optics & Photonics (MWP-AVFOP)
In recent years there has been substantial progress in the field of fiber optic, free-space optical (FSO), and microwave photonic systems on a variety of commercial, mobile, and military platforms. With the advances in high-speed optical components, subsystems and photonic integration architectures, these trends are expected to increase. As applications expand, it is critical for the community to assess the opportunities and challenges associated with deploying microwave photonic and FSO systems in the field and on platforms while requiring operation in challenging and sometimes harsh environments. The AVFOP technical subcommittee solicits papers on recent advances in this multidisciplinary field, including:
Biophotonics and Optics (BIPO)
Biophotonics and biomedical optics describes the interaction of light with biological molecules, cells, and tissues. It covers diagnostic sensing and imaging applications as well as therapeutic uses of light. The Biophotonics subcommittee is soliciting papers in this multi-disciplinary field, covering the development, or refinement, of instruments and methods involving optics and photonics technology for applications in life sciences and biomedicine. The conference focuses on the technical and engineering aspects of new technologies and innovative approaches for sensing, imaging, signal and image processing, optical actuation, and therapy, rather than translation of biophotonics to biological and medical applications.
Specific topics of interest include instruments, devices, methods, algorithms, and materials for: