Tutorials

BIOPHOTONICS (BIO)

Sylvain Gigan, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France, “Optical Imaging in Complex Biological Media: a Tutorial”

MICROWAVE PHOTONICS (MWP)

Alwyn Seeds, UCL, UK, “THz over fiber for high capacity wireless transmission”
Abstract: The requirement for increased data transmission rates for new wireless systems such as 5G and above places heavy pressure on currently allocated wireless spectrum. THz over fibre offers a technology with the potential to meet future needs for short range high data rate communications.

OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS (OC)

Erik Agrell, Chalmers University, Sweden, “Information-theoretic Tools for Optical Communications Engineers”

Sethumadhavan Chandrasekhar, Nokia Bell Labs, NJ , USA, “Probabilistic Constellation Shaping: Key Enabler for Maximizing Transmission Capacity and Reach”, co-author: Cho, Junho

OPTICAL FIBER TECHNOLOGY (OFT)

John Ballato, Clemson University, USA, “Novel Material Approach to Advanced Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers”

PHOTODETECTORS, SENSORS, SYSTEMS AND IMAGING (PSSI)

David Ting, Jet Propulsion Lab, USA, “III-V Semiconductor Unipolar Barrier Infrared Detectors”
Abstract: Rapid advances in III-V semiconductor bulk and type-II superlattice infrared material and the advent of the unipolar barrier infrared detector device architecture in the past decade have led to a new generation of high-performance infrared detectors and focal planes, providing a viable alternative to HgCdTe.

SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS (SL)

Cun-Zheng Ning, Arizona State University, US, “Nanowire Lasers – Physics and Technologies”