By Howard Lee
Search the CLEO: 2014 Online Program for exciting talks and more
Now that the CLEO technical program is finalized, it is really convenient to use the “Itinerary Planner (IP)” available on the CLEO website to search for the research talks that you might be interested in. With IP, you can save all the talks you plan to attend and populate in a day by day format. It is also very easy to search for old colleagues, friends, college-mates, etc. with IP and see whether they are an author presenting and attending CLEO: 2014 or not.
Since my research expertise is aligned with nanophotonics and plasmonics, I searched the conference program with the keyword “Plasmonics” and “Metamaterials”. I found that there are quite a few talks/posters which are related to that, with a total of 160 talks/posters this year (Plasmonics: 107, metamaterials: 53). Therefore, I expect I will have a really enjoyable and busy schedule at this year’s CLEO.
My search of the online program/itinerary planner(IP) resulted in finding several topics and talks of interest, as outlined below:
Hyperbolic and Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterials
By making artificial materials with nanostructures which are smaller than the wavelength of light (metamaterial), the electromagnetic response of the material can be tailored and unusual optical properties can be observed in these materials. In the last 2-3 years, specific topics of hyperbolic and ENZ metamaterials have, in particular, attracted a lot of attention as light inside ENZ material experiences extremely large phase velocity and/or exhibits high local density of states, which enables unique optical functions such as tunneling of EM waves and enhancement of spontaneous emission. These metamaterials also have properties that make them ideal for nanoscale optical/quantum communication.
I found that there are several talks related to this topic, this year, that are worth attending. Selected talks are listed below:
Monday, 9th June
8:00am, FM1C.1. Wave Propagation in Magnetized Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterials Arthur Davoyan; Nader Engheta
9:00 am, FM1C.5. Enhancement of Radiative Emission using a Hyperbolic Metamaterial Nano-antenna Caner Guclu; Ting S. Luk; George T. Wang; Michael B. Sinclair; Filippo Capolino
9:45 am, FM1C.8. Visible-Frequency Unidirectional Transmission Device incorporating a Hyperbolic Metamaterial Ting Xu; Henri J. Lezec
5:15pm, FM4C.6. Tunable hyperbolic metamaterials using metal-insulator transition in VO2 Harish Krishnamoorthy; You Zhou; Shriram Ramanathan; Evgenii Narimanov; Vinod M. Menon
Tuesday, 10th June
12:30pm, FTu1C.6. Electrically Tunable Mid-Infrared Metamaterials Based on Strong Light-Matter Coupling Alexander Benz; Ines Montano; John F. Klem; Igal Brener
4:30pm, FTu3C.1. Stimulated emission of SPPs on top of hyperbolic metamaterials John K. Kitur; Thejaswi Tumkur; Lei Gu; Mikhail A. Noginov
6:00pm, FTu3C.6. Directional emission from quantum dots in a hyperbolic metamaterial Tal Galfsky; Harish Krishnamoorthy; Ward D. Newman; Evgenii Narimanov; Zubin Jacob; Vinod M. Menon
Wednesday, 11st June
11:00am, FW1C.2. Nanopatterned Multilayer Hyperbolic Metamaterials for Enhancing Spontaneous Light Emission Dylan Lu; Lorenzo Ferrari; Jimmy J. Kan; Eric E. Fullerton; Zhaowei Liu
11:30am, FW1K.2. Far field characterization of light propagation in hyperbolic metamaterial with multi metal-dielectric layers Xiangang Luo
1:30pm, JW2A.120. Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Epsilon-Near-Zero Multilayer Metamaterial Slabs Changyu Hu; Huixu Deng; Daniel Rosenmann; David A. Czaplewski; Xiaodong Yang; Jie Gao
Photonic Crystal Fiber
On the other hand, photonic crystal fiber (PCF), a special optical fiber with 2D micro-hollow structure running along the fiber, offers a unique platform with long interaction length and engineerable dispersion for studying of optical sciences, such as supercontinuum generation, optical sensing, frequency comb generation, gas-based nonlinear optics studies, optical tweezers, photochemistry, and so on.
There are also several very interesting invited/ contributed talks related to PCF in this year CLEO. Here’s a glimpse of what’s being presented:
Monday, 9th June
9:15am, SM1N.3. Ultra low-loss hypocycloid-core kagome hollow-core photonic crystal fiber for the green spectral-range applications Benoît Debord; Meshaal Alharbi; Aurélien Benoît; Madhoussoudhana Dontabactouny; Jean-Marc Blondy; Frédéric Gérôme; Fetah Benabid
9:45am, SM1N.5. Chalcogenide negative curvature hollow-core photonic crystal fibers with low loss and low power ratio in the glass. Chengli Wei; Robinson Kuis; Francois Chenard; Jonathan Hu
10:30am, SM2N.1. Optical Activity Enhanced by Orbital Angular Momentum Resonances in Helically Twisted PCFGordon K. Wong; Xiaoming Xi; Thomas Weiss; Philip St.J. Russell
1:30pm (Invited), SM3N.1. Tunable sources from the visible to vacuum-UV based on gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers John C. Travers; Ka Fai Mak; Alexey Ermolov; Francesco Tani; Philipp Hoelzer; Nicolas Joly; Philip St.J. Russell
2:30pm, M3N.4. Highly efficient wavelength conversion in CF4-filled hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers Lior Ben Yehud; Amiel Ishaaya
4:00pm, SM4N.1. Visible Light Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Small-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers Robert I. Woodward; Edmund J. Kelleher; Sergei V. Popov; James R. Taylor
Wednesday, 11st June
11:00am, SW1E.3. Self-Compression to Sub-Cycle Regime in Kagome Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber Frédéric Gérôme; Tadas Balciunas; Coralie Fourcade-Dutin; Fan Guangyu; Tobias Witting; Alexander A. Voronin; Aleksei Zheltikov; G.g Paulus; Andrius Baltuska; Fetah Benabid
Thursday, 12nd June
3:00pm, FTh3B.4. Frequency translation via four-wave mixing Bragg scattering in Rb filled photonic band-gap fibers Prathamesh Donvalkar; Vivek Venkataraman; Stéphane Clemmen; Kasturi Saha; Alexander L. Gaeta
5:30pm, STh4N.4. 0.7 MW Output Power from Coherently Combined Q-switched Photonic Crystal Fiber Laser Boris Rosenstein; Avry Shirakov; Daniel Belker; Amiel Ishaaya
Friday, 13rd June
11:30am, SF2N.4. High energy pulse compression regimes in hypocycloid-core kagome hollow-core photonic crystal fibers Benoît Debord; Frédéric Gérôme; Meshaal Alharbi; Clemens Hoenninger; Eric Mottay; Anton Husakou; Fetah Benabid
There are definitely a lot of very exciting topics, too many to list here. Make sure you take the time to search the itinerary planner for your favorite talks of interest before coming to San Jose. See you there in less than 40 days!
To access the Online Conference Program/Itinerary planner visit the CLEO website. Obtain abstracts, search by author, keywords and more.