Special Sessions

Should you be interested in organizing a Special Session at META 2019, contact us at contact@metaconferences.org. Sessions of similar topics may be proposed, if needed we will schedule them at different slots over the conference period.

See example of sessions proposed at META'17 here: META 2017 special sessions

SP1. "Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals for THz Science and Technology"

Organizer: Stephen Hanham and Miguel Navarro-Cía (University of Birmingham, UK)

The frequency range between 0.1 and 10 THz offers a myriad of applications ranging from security, communication, chemical spectroscopy and imaging. It is also a playground for fundamental studies of light-matter interactions. Unfortunately, manipulation of THz radiation has been proven to be challenging. Metamaterials and photonic crystals can well serve as underpinning technologies to stimulate further research in this frequency range. The session will discuss topics which include, but are not limited to:


  1. Sensing;
  2. Light-matter interaction;
  3. Absorbers;
  4. Quasi-optical components;
  5. Waveguides.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Paloma Arroyo-Huidobro, Imperial College London, UK
  2. Claudio Balocco, Durham University, UK
  3. Zheng Feng, Microsystem & Terahertz Research Center - CAEP, China
  4. Masayuki Fujita, Osaka University, Japan
  5. Stephen Hanham, University of Birmingham, UK
  6. Teun-Teun Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  7. Coskun Kocabas, The University of Manchester, UK
  8. Sergei A Kuznetsov, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS, Russia
  9. Willie Padilla, Duke University, USA
  10. Edik Rafailov, Aston University, UK
  11. Mehmet Unlu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

SP2. "Nanophotonic tools for exploring low-energy excitations in nanomaterials"

Organizers: Andrea Toma (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Luca Razzari (INRS Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Canada) and Andrea Perucchi (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)

Recent advances in the nanoscale manipulation of infrared radiation have opened exciting perspectives towards the local investigation of fundamental quasi-particle excitation. Collective modes like magnons and phonons as well as the infrared fingerprints of molecular species can be efficiently triggered by unique nanophotonic strategies. These innovative approaches, combined with the unconventional properties of quantum and topological materials promise the realization of novel groundbreaking applications. New pathways to activate material modification, smart infrared detection, magnetization control and ultrafast dynamics investigation will be covered in the present session. Both theoretical and experimental works bridging the gap between long-wavelength electromagnetic radiation and nanoscale materials will be considered.


  1. Vibrational Strong-Coupling;
  2. Nanoantenna Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy and beyond;
  3. Phonon Polariton / Plasmon Polariton nanoresonators;
  4. Plasmons in Dirac, topological and quantum materials;
  5. Optical Spin manipulation;
  6. Infrared and THz nanoscopy.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Dmitri Basov, Columbia University, USA
  2. Hans Bechtel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  3. Simone De Liberato, University of Southampton, UK
  4. Daniele Fausti, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy
  5. Vincenzo Giannini, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
  6. Frank Hegmann, University of Alberta, Canada
  7. Stefano Lupi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
  8. Alessandro Tredicucci, Università di Pisa, Italy
  9. Stephan Winnerl, Helmohltz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

SP3. "Parity-Time and related symmetries in Photonics, Plasmonics, Acoustics"

Organizers: Anatole Lupu (C2N/Paris-Sud University, France) and Henri Benisty (Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France)

The use of new symmetry properties in Photonics, Plasmonics, Acoustics has emerged in the recent years. They exploit unusual categories of states that open yet unexplored applicative and fundamental avenues. Parity-Time symmetric structures are a key example of such a class of non-Hermitian systems of renewed interest in optics and photonics (gain/loss structures), with features such as broken symmetries and nonreciprocal reflections. This special session will cover theoretical and experimental progress in the exploration and functionalization of systems exhibiting this class of special-symmetry-related features in the areas of photonics, plasmonics and acoustics.


  1. Non-Hermitian Photonics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Acoustics;
  2. PT-symmetry related functionalities enabled by gain-loss engineering: theory, devices, applications;
  3. Singularities, broken symmetries, topological states in non-Hermitian systems;
  4. Transformation and nonreciprocal optics using Parity-Time or related special symmetries.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
  2. Muriel Botey, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  3. Che-Ting Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  4. Pai-Yen Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  5. Romain Fleury, EPFL, Switzerland
  6. Li Ge, City University of New York, USA
  7. Vladimir Konotop, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Nikos Lazarides, University of Crete - FORTH, Greece
  9. Ming Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Beijing, China
  10. Ming-Hui Lu, Nanjing University, China
  11. Renmin Ma, Peking University, China
  12. Bjorn Maes, University of Mons, Belgium
  13. Ziad Muslimani, Florida State University, USA
  14. Marin Soljacic, MIT, USA
  15. Andrey Sukhorukov, Australian National University, Australia

SP4. "Fano resonances in optics and microwaves: Physics and application"

Organizers: Eugene Kamenetskii (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) & Almas Sadreev (Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

Being originated in atomic physics, Fano resonances have become one of the most appealing phenomena in the wave resonant scattering in optics and microwaves.The Fano resonances have been extensively studied in nanoparticles, plasmonic structures, and metamaterial systems. Strongly dispersive Fano phenomenon isexploited for ultrasensitive biosensing. Fano resonances in plasmonic and magnonic structures, Fano resonances and exceptional points, collapse of Fano resonances,bound states in continuum – all these  and many other problems related to the Fano resonances are the topics for discussions in the Session. It is very worthwhile toencourage the lightwave community and  the microwave community to meet and talk (or listen) to each other in the Session on the Fano-resonance phenomenon.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Tiago José Arruda, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. Ángela I. Barreda, University of Cantabria, Spain
  3. Dmitrii Bykov, Samara National Research University, Russia
  4. Carlo Forestiere, Universita degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
  5. Jonas Fransson, Uppsala University, Sweden
  6. Benjamin Gallinet, CSEM - Muttenz, Switzerland
  7. Nirmalya Ghosh, Institute of Science - Kolkata, India
  8. Alexander Gorbatsevich, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia
  9. Changzhi Gu, Institite of Physics Chinese Acad. Sci. Beijing, China
  10. Philippe Lalanne, Institut d’Optique Graduate School - Univ. Bordeaux, France
  11. Ya Yan Lu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  12. Anatole Lupu, CNRS - University Paris-Sud, France
  13. Dmitrii Maksimov, L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Russia
  14. Andrey Miroshnichenko, UNSW Canberra @ ADFA, Australia
  15. Chao Peng, Peking University, China
  16. Janne Ruostekoski, Southampton University, UK
  17. Almas Sadreev, L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Russia
  18. Keiji Sasaki, Hokkaido University, Japan
  19. Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, USA
  20. Mario Silveirinha, Technical university of Lisbon, Portugal
  21. Mehmed Emre Tasgin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  22. Andrea Toma, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Genova, Italy
  23. Yi Xu, Jinan University, China
  24. Farzad Zangeneh-Nejad, EPFL, Switzerland
  25. Simone Zanotto, NEST - Istituto Nanoscienze, Italy
  26. Gianluigi Zito, National Research Council - IBP, Italy

SP5. "Magneto-plasmonics"

Organizers: Ilya Razdolski (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Vasily Temnov (IMMM CNRS, France) and David Schmool (GEMaC - CNRS, France)

This session aims at evaluating the effects of a magnetic field in several merging research directions based on the magneto-photonic probing of hybrid nanostructures at the nanoscale. Recent advances in magneto-photonics, studies of the optical, electronic, acoustic and spin properties of magnetic nanostructures and their regular arrays will help to unveil the similarities between these seemingly disparate physical phenomena. Novel ultrafast and nonlinear-optical techniques for probing magnetization dynamics are welcome in light of identifying research and technological opportunities in the interdisciplinary branch of nanophotonics where magnetic effects play the dominant role.


  1. Magneto-plasmonics and its applications;
  2. Magnetic nanostructures for photonic devices;
  3. Magnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces;
  4. Nonlinear and THz magneto-photonics;
  5. Plasmon-assisted all-optical magnetization switching;
  6. Spin dynamics in metallic nanostructures;
  7. Ultrafast magneto-optics in plasmonic media;
  8. Magneto-acoustics at the nanoscale;
  9. Magneto-photonics for biosensing.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alexander Chekhov, Free University Berlin, Germany
  2. Curtis Furby, University of Alberta, Canada
  3. Joachim Herrmann, Max Born Institute Berlin, Germany
  4. Gervasi Herranz, ICMAB, Spain
  5. Darya Ignatyeva, Moscow State University, Russia
  6. Dmitry Kuzmin, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  7. David Navas, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  8. Evangelis Papaioannou, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  9. Jean-Marie Poumirol, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  10. Robert Stamps, University of Manitoba, Canada
  11. Vladimir Vlasov, Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia

SP6. "Metasurfaces and 2D Metamaterials in microwave region"

Organizers: Badreddine Ratni (Université Paris Nanterre, France) and Kuang Zhang (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)

Ultrathin periodic structures known as metasurfaces have recently attract great interest due to their ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves. Since, theoretical and practical applications have been achieved, including metalenses, generation of vortex beams, holograms, polarization control and invisibility cloaking. This session aims to cover recent advances on the design of metasurfaces and related applications in microwave region.


  1. Metasurfaces with novel properties in microwave region;
  2. Active and/or tunable metasurfaces;
  3. Beam manipulation based on metasurfaces;
  4. Metalenses and meta-mirrors;
  5. Effective medium theory for metasurfaces.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. André Barka, ONERA French Aerospace Lab, France 
  2. Qiang Cheng, Southeast University, China
  3. José Luis Gómez Tornero, University of Cartagena, Spain
  4. David Gonzalez Ovejero, Université de Rennes 1, France
  5. Badr Eddine Ratni , Université Paris Nanterre, France
  6. Kuang Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  7. Weiren Zhu , Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

SP7. "Advanced passive and active metasurfaces"

Organizers: Howard Lee (Baylor University and Texas A&M, USA) and Din Ping Tsai (Academia Sinica Taiwan and National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Metasurfaces are arrays of subwavelength anisotropic light scatters (optical antennas) that can produce abrupt changes in the phase, amplitude, or polarization of light. Within last few years significant progress, design of metasurfaces that refract and focus light, enabling many unique properties and applications such as holograms, optical vortex generation/detection, ultrathin focusing lens, perfect absorber, etc.

This technical session will cover the fundamental principles and technological applications of metasurfaces, and particularly aim to explore on new materials, structures, and advanced optical science/functionality of metasurfaces for applications spanning from imaging system, bio/chemical sensing, energy harvesting devices, communication system, and data storage.


  1. Active metasurfaces (via electrical, thermal, optomechanical, optical controls, etc);
  2. Nonlinear metasurfaces;
  3. Quantum metasurfaces;
  4. New materials for metasurfaces (e.g., 2D materials, oxides/nitrides, phase-change materials, high-index dielectrics);
  5. Passive metasurfaces with advanced optical properties and functionalities;
  6. Deep-learning design for metasurfaces;
  7. Metasurfaces for advanced optical imaging;
  8. New applications of metasurfaces.

This session has been upgraded to Symposium III

SP8. "Dynamic metamaterials"

Organizers: Nicolò Maccaferri (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Paolo Vavassori (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain) and Alexandre Dmitriev (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

A major challenge facing nanophotonics is the poor dynamic tunability. Several approaches have been explored so far including mechanical deformation, thermal or refractive index effects, and all-optical switching. Combining plasmonic/semiconductor/dielectric and active materials to devise various nano-optical systems that are controlled by the external stimuli represents an alternative way to reach a sizeable dynamic tunability of optical properties at the nanoscale, thus producing abrupt changes in the phase, amplitude, or polarization of light.

This session will cover the fundamental principles and applications behind the dynamic metamaterials, and will particularly aim to explore the new materials, structures, and advanced optical metasurfaces for applications spanning from communication, imaging and data storage to bio/chemical sensing and energy harvesting.


  1. Dynamic metasurfaces with electrical, thermal, chemical, optomechanical, magnetic and others external controls;
  2. Nonlinear dynamic and tunable metasurfaces;
  3. New materials to reach dynamic metasurfaces (2D materials, oxides/nitrides, phase-change materials, high-index dielectrics);
  4. Magnetophotonics and magnetoplasmonics at the nanoscale;
  5. Nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics for femtomagnetism;
  6. Optical metamaterials and nanoantennas for spintronics.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Gaspar Armelles, IMM-CNM - CSIC, Spain
  2. Vladimir Belotelov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  3. Vincenzo Caligiuri, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  4. Carl Davies, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  5. Michele Dipalo, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  6. Maria Grazia Manera, CNR, Italy
  7. Alexandra Kalashnikova, Ioffe Institute, Russia
  8. Vassilios Kapaklis, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
  9. Mikko Kataja, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  10. Kuniaki Konishi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  11. Alexei Kornyshev, Imperial College London, UK
  12. Amilcar Labarta, IN2 and University of Barcelona, Spain
  13. Jani-Petri Martikainen, Aalto University, Finland
  14. Mario Miscuglio, George Washington University, USA
  15.  Luke Nicholls, King's College London, UK
  16. Matteo Pancaldi, Stockholm University, Sweden
  17. Francesco Pineider, University of Pisa, Italy
  18. Eric Plum, University of Southampton, UK
  19. Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, China
  20. Giulia Tagliabue, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  21. Francisco Rodriguez Fortuno, King's College London, UK
  22. Tomas Taubner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  23. Vasily Temnov, IMMM-CNRS, France
  24. Jorik van de Groep, Stanford University, USA
  25. Ruggero Verre, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  26. Sanshui Xiao, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

SP9. "Transformation optics concept and applications"

Organizers: Shah Nawaz Burokur (Université Paris Nanterre, France)  and Jianjia Yi (Xidian University, China)

Transformation optics (TO) is a powerful tool that provides the conceptual design of novel, and otherwise unattainable devices by controlling wave propagation path and material properties. Such method is applied in various fields: electromagnetics, optics, acoustics, elastodynamics, heat flow, and so on. This section will cover all topics related to the use of TO and its application to the design of devices in the different fields of physics. Applications to wave and transport systems include microwave antennas, lenses, illusion devices, waveguide connectors, rotators, cloaking devices, acoustic waves and heat control (non-exhaustive list).


  1. Theoretical formulations for novel TO-based designs;
  2. Limitations and challenges of device realizations;
  3. Artificial metamaterials designs for transformation optics;
  4. Fabrication techniques and experiments on TO-based devices.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Mahsa Ebrahimpouri, KTH, Sweden
  2. Hossein Eskandari, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  3. Patrice Genevet, CNRS-CRHEA, France
  4. Mircea Giloan, Company for Applied Informatics, Romania
  5. Paul Kinsler, Lancaster University, UK
  6. Yun Lai, Nanjing University, China
  7. Yu Luo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  8. Jianjia Yi, Xidian University, China

SP10. "Chirality, magnetism, and magnetoelectricity: Separate phenomena and joint effects in metamaterial structures"

Organizers: Eugene Kamenetskii (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) and Tetsuya Ueda (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)

Chirality, magnetism, magnetoelectricity – three types of different phenomena. Whether they can be exhibited as joint effects, both in optics and microwaves? The goal of this session is to discuss such joint effects in metamaterial structures in a view of different aspects of the field-matter interaction. An incomplete list of topics suggested for discussions is the following:


  1. Chiral dichroism and magnetism;
  2. Chirality and magnetoelectricity;
  3. Chirality, magnetism, and topology;
  4. Time-reversal and space-inversion symmetry breakings and non-reciprocity;
  5. Magneto-plasmonic and magnonic metamaterial structures;
  6. Matter interaction with twisted EM fields;
  7. Magnetoelectric structures and magnetoelectric fields.

This session has been upgraded to Symposium IV

SP11. "Topology in photonic crystals, metamaterials, and metasurfaces: physics and design"

Organizers: Yang Li and Benfeng Bai (Tsinghua University, China) 

Topology—the mathematics about conserved characteristics under continuous deformation—has been widely adopted by the photonic community to create interfaces supporting novel states of light and to design various photonic structures inversely. The former field, topological photonics, explores many exotic physical phenomena, such as robust unidirectional propagation of light, with potential applications. The latter inverse-design tool, topology optimization, enables many unprecedented photonic properties and functional devices, transforming the design methodology from intuition-based methods to performance-oriented approaches. This session will cover both the novel physics provided by topological photonics and metastructures designed by topology optimization.


  1. Topological photonics;
  2. Photonic Dirac cone and its corresponding zero-index medium;
  3. ENZ, MNZ, and EMNZ medium: physics and applications;
  4. Inverse design in photonics: algorithms and applications;
  5. Photonic devices and systems for machine learning.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Humeyra Caglayan, Tampere University, Finland
  2. Jian-Wen Dong, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  3. Rasmus Ellebæk Christiansen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  4. Zin Lin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  5. Owen Miller, Yale University, USA
  6. Alejandro Rodriguez, Princeton University, USA
  7. Lei Shi, Fudan University, China
  8. Minming Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  9. Ruo-Yang Zhang, Hongkong Univeristy of Science and Technology, HK

SP12. "Modelling, simulation and optimization of metasurfaces"

Organizers: Patrice Genevet and Stéphane Lanteri (Côte d'Azur University, France)

The development of metasurfaces and their deployment in real world applications require new design method leading to high efficient and reliable devices, maintaining robust performances for a large number of devices. This Special Session will be the opportunity to present and discuss recent advances on theoretical modelling and practical developments of metasurface prototypes, and their impact on experimental design.


  1. Modelling of metasurfaces, e.g., through thin sheet transmission conditions;
  2. Numerical treatment, e.g., with finite difference/finite element/boundary element methods;
  3. Optimization and inverse design methodologies, e.g., with gradient-based, evolutionary or machine learning algorithms;
  4. Applications of advanced numerical methodologies to the design of metasurfaces.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Karim Achouri, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Mahmoud Elsawy, Inria and CNRS-CRHEA, France
  3. Didier Felbacq, University of Montpellier, France
  4. Nicolò Maccaferri, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  5. Hossein Mosallaei, Northeastern University, USA
  6. Jose A. Sanchez-Gil, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia - CSIC, Spain
  7. Sunae So, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
  8. Yiyang Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

SP13. "Metasurface-based Light Sources, Modulators, and Detectors"

Organizers: Yuanmu Yang and Benfeng Bai  (Tsinghua University, China)

The field of metasurface has been rapidly evolving in the last decade. Recently, there has been a growing interest in integrating metasurfaces with active elements to engineer light emission, propagation, and detection. This technical session will discuss topics which include, but are not limited to:


  1. Metasurface-based light sources (with the integration of light-emitting quantum dots, quantum wells, perovskites, 2D materials, etc., or through optical nonlinearity);
  2. Metasurface-based modulators (via electrical, optical, thermal, or mechanical stimulus);
  3. Metasurface-based detectors (with the integration of conventional semiconductors, quantum dots, quantum wells, perovskites, 2D materials, etc.);
  4. Exotic metasurface-related effects (non-reciprocity, spatial-temporal modulation, etc.); Novel metasurface design concepts.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Xianzhong Chen, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  2. Lingling Huang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  3. Howard Lee, Baylor University, USA
  4. Guixin Li, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  5. Peter Liu, State University of New York - Buffalo, USA
  6. Mohsen Rahmani, Australian National University, Australia
  7. Jun Suk Rho, POSTECH, Korea
  8. Jon Schuller, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  9. Shulin Sun, Fudan University, China
  10. Jason Valentine, Vanderbilt University, USA
  11. Cheng Zhang, NIST and University of Maryland, USA
  12. Hualiang Zhang, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

SP14. "Structural Color for Displays and Imaging"

Organizer: Debashis Chanda (College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA)

Structural color is produced through combinations of reflection, scattering and interference which eliminates color bleaching of pigmentation based absorptive color generation mechanisms. Plasmonic as well as dielectric metasurfaces/nanostructures offer the unique ability to control the propagation of light via phase/amplitude modifications on nanostructured surfaces, producing vivid structural color. Flexible, thin-film structural color holds great promise for next generation displays and prints.


  1. Transmissive/reflective structural color; 
  2. High contrast color; 
  3. Angle independent color generation; 
  4. Active and passive tunability; 
  5. Bio-inspired color; 
  6. Integrated devices.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Jay Guo, University of Michigan - Ann Arbo, USA
  2. N. Asger Mortensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  3. Andreas Dahlin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  4. Alasdair W. Clark, University of Glasgow, UK
  5. Magnus Jonsson, Linköping University, Sweden
  6. Valerio Pruneri, ICFO, Spain
  7. Pablo Manuel Cencillo Abad, University of Central Florida, USA

SP15. "Acoustic Metamaterials in the audible frequency range"

Organizer: Jean-Philippe Groby & Vicente Romero García (Le Mans University, France)

Acoustic Metamaterials have recently recived a great interest in the audible frequency range because of their ability to control, absorb, insulate and diffuse sound by subwavelength structures. Besides these applications, acoustic metamaterials are necessarily subjected to visco-thermal losses in this frequency range, which are not unavoidable and may appear as limiting factors in various applications, such as double negativity or zero-density materials. This session aims at sharing timely relevant advances in that field. Main Topics but not restricted to:


  1. Acoustic metamaterials for noise control;
  2. Acoustic metamaterials for perfect absorption;
  3. Metaporous and metaporoelastic surfaces/interfaces;
  4. Meta-surfaces for controlling waves reflection;
  5. Meta-surfaces for beam forming and in particular transmission properties
  6. Wave crystals for acoustic waves;
  7. Wave physics in the context audible acoustic waves (such as transformation acoustics, effective medium theory, topological acoustics and non-Hermitian acoustics).

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Yves Aurégan, Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans, France
  2.  Aurélien Merkel, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

SP16. "A bottom-up approach towards metamaterials and plasmonics"

Organizers: Dorota Pawlak (ITME, Poland) & Virginie Ponsinet (CNRS-Université de Bordeaux, France)

The session will cover all aspects of novel approaches to manufacturing of materials with special electromagnetic properties as metamaterials and plasmonic materials. The stress will be on bottom-up approach however the session aims to bring together also scientists applying novel ideas in top-down manufacturing methods. The session will include manufacturing, theory, characterization and application. The session aims to bring together material scientists, experts in electromagnetic theory and characterization as well as researchers presenting applications of the materials.


  1. Bottom-up fabrication routes for nanomaterials;
  2. New fabrication methods for nanophotonics;
  3. Self-assembled metamaterials;
  4. Disordered and non-periodic metamaterials and metasurfaces;
  5. Colloidal optical nanoresonators.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alexandre Baron, Univ. Bordeaux, France
  2. Sébastien Bidault, ESPCI, France
  3. Heonsu Jeon, Seoul National University, Korea
  4. Patrick Guenoun, CEA Saclay, France
  5. Won Park, University of Colorado, USA
  6. Richard Parker, University of Cambridge, UK
  7. Ullrich Steiner, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland
  8. Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  9. Flavia Timpu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

SP17. "Nanoparticle applications in biology and medicine"

Organizers: Yikuan Wang (Yancheng Teachers University, China)

Incorporation of a variety of nanostructures into disease diagnosis, control and treatment becomes an active field, and has shown promising in biomedical applications. This section will focus on strategic drug delivering, targeting and sensitive imaging for tumor treatment by using nanoparticles. This session aims to share exciting advances of nanotechnology relevant to human health. Topics might include:


  1. Gold/silver nanoparticles for drug loading, sensitive imaging and detection, and/or cancer treatment;
  2. Magnetic nanoparticles such as iron or iron oxides for cancer imaging and cancer treatment;
  3. Up-conversion nanoparticles for high resolution fluorescence imaging;
  4. Nanoparicle delivery of biological organism such as SiRNA and miRNA;
  5. Other nanoparticles for the cancer immune control and treatment.

SP18. "Synthesis and characterization of plasmonic nanostructures"

Organizer: Mohamed Boutinguiza Larosi (E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales de Vigo, Spain)

Plasmonic nanomaterials are receiving special attention as object of investigation in science and nanotechnology due their unique optical, electrical, magnetic and catalytic properties obtainable when operating at nanoscale. The fast development of this area has increased the applications of plasmonic nanomaterials, as well as the new methods of nanofabrication. This session includes, but it is not limited to: the following topics:


  1. Synthesis and processing of plasmonic nanomaterials;
  2. Functional plasmonic nanostructures;
  3. Characterization of nanomaterials;
  4. Plasmonic Nanofabrication.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Philippe Barois, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, France
  2. Francesco Bisio, Universitá di Genova, Italy
  3. Wolfgang Fritzsche, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
  4. Jürgen Ihlemann, Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V, Germany
  5. Tatiana Itina, University of Lyon, France
  6. Thomas Arno Klar, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria
  7. Yanjun Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  8. Juan Pou, Universidad de Vigo, Spain

SP19. "Light management in solar cells"

Organizer: Braulio Garcia-Camara and Ricardo Vergaz (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)

The improvement of the solar cells efficiency is a challenge race to place Photovoltaics as a realistic energy alternative. Besides huge efforts on the material research, the control of light inside the solar device, using integrated solutions, is widely extended. The design of efficient antireflection coatings, integrated optical resonators or metasurfaces comes to overcome the challenges of reducing the optical losses and increasing the optical path without drastic variations of the electric properties of the device neither the fabrication process. This session includes, but it is not limited, to the following topics:


  1. Plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials for solar cells;
  2. Metasurfaces and quantum dots in third generation solar cells;
  3. Optical nanoresonators;
  4. Antireflection coatings;
  5. Optical concentrators and light trapping techniques;
  6. Thin-film nanostructures in solar cells;
  7. Organic nanomaterials;
  8. Nano-carbon metamaterials in solar cells.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Javier Alda, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  2. Alexey Basharin, National University of Science and Technology, Russia
  3. Fiona Beck, Australian National University, Australia
  4. Christiane Becker, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  5. Anna Fontcuberta, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  6. Wakana Kubo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  7. Fernando Moreno, University of Cantabria, Spain
  8. Ivan Mora Sero, Universitat Jaume 1, Spain

SP20. "Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Based on 2D Materials: Graphene and Beyond"

Organizer: Pai-Yen Chen (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) and Mohamed Farhat (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST, KSA)

Graphene plasmonics is believed to be the ultimate light manipulation at “atomic” scale. The field-tunable, collective oscillation of massless Dirac fermions in graphene leads to the exciting electrically-tunable surface plasmon polaritons. This session will focus on recent development on many aspects of nanophotonics, nano-optoelectronics, and plasmonics based on graphene and related 2D materials.


  1. Promising 2D materials for plasmonic, photonic and optoelectronic devices;
  2. Electrodynamics and full/semi-classical modeling for light-matter interactions in 2D materials;
  3. Lasing and photodetection using 2D materials;
  4. Wave propagation, absorption and scattering in 2D materials and their micro/nano-structures;
  5. 2D material-based metamaterials and metasurfaces.

SP21. "Novel guided wave configurations with nanostructures for emerging applications"

Organizer: Alina Karabchevsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal)

Novel guided wave configurations utilizing artificial sub-wavelength structures made of plasmonic or all-dielectric metamaterials can pave the road to new devices with novel functionalities. These devices can be exploited to manipulate light on a chip in a well-controlled manner. This session will focus on the theory and implementation of advanced integrated photonics meta-devices. A wide range of techniques will be discussed including multipole decomposition, transformation optics, and others for the emerging application such as, but not limited to, the quantum computing, photonic hook, cloaking and sensing.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA
  2. Stas Derevenko, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  3. Sven Hoeflng, University of Würzburg, Germany
  4. Alexander, Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
  5. Oksana Shramkova, Technicolor S.A., France

SP22. "Biosensing using Metamaterials and Plasmonics"

Organizer: Mohamed Farhat and Khaled N. Salama (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST, KSA)

Sensing and more precisely Biosensing is believed to be one of the most successful outcomes of plasmonics. The ultra-high sensitivity of the surface plasmon resonance to environmental (optical) properties renders the realization of SPP-based biosensors for label-free, non-invasive detection a promising avenue, with already market shares and commercialization efforts. This session will focus on recent development on many aspects of nanophotonics and plasmonics for enhanced sensors applications.


  1. Fano Resonance based Sensing Applications;
  2. Acoustic Metamaterials for Sensing;
  3. Spoof Plasmons Polaritons Sensing;
  4. Recent Developments for Plasmonics for Enhanced SERS Sensing;
  5. Cloaking Sensors -Plasmonics for Gas Sensing Applications;
  6. Strong Light-Matter Interaction by Graphene Plasmonics for enhanced SPP Sensors;
  7. Promising 2D Materials for Biosensing.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Muhammad Amin, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
  2. Christos Argyropoulos, Nebraska University, USA
  3. Christin David, IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain
  4. Guillaume Herlem, FEMTO-ST, France
  5. Reda Yahiaoui, FEMTO-ST, France

SP23. "Photonics for space systems and propulsion"

Organizer: Artur Davoyan (University of California - Los Angeles, USA)

Photonics plays an important role in a wide range of aerospace applications with examples spanning from ultralight weight coatings for radiative cooling and thermal management, long range free-space optical communications systems to light-weight structures for solar power harvesting and novel photon driven space propulsion systems. This session focuses on advances in nanophotonics and metamaterials that offer novel solutions for air and space systems.


  1. Ultralight photovoltaics;
  2. Photon propulsion;
  3. Free-space long range communications;
  4. Thermal radiation management.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Firooz Aflarouni, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  2. Philip Hon, Northrop Grumman, USA
  3. Michael Kelzenberg, California Institute of Technology, USA
  4. Jeremy Munday, University of Maryland, USA
  5. Otto Muskens, Southampton University, USA
  6. Richard Osgood, NSRDEC, USA
  7. Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

SP24. "Exotic Meta-media – Spatial, Non-local and Other Novel Responses"

Organizer: Martin McCall (Imperial College London, UK), Jonathan Gratus (Lancaster University, UK) and Paul Kinsler (Imperial College London, UK)

Conceptual advances in metamaterials have slowed in recent years as focus has shifted towards implementations and engineering. By contrast this session will explore a range of radical new directions that become possible once the accepted tenets of conventional constitutive relations are supplanted. Our vision is to benefit the community by exposing new directions that challenge conventional thinking in electromagnetism and metamaterials.


  1. Beyond conventional electromagnetic responses;
  2. Spatio-temporal Interfaces and boundaries;
  3. Spatial dispersion with non-linearities and/or non-reciprocity;
  4. Spacetime transformation optics and inhomogeneities;
  5. Spatial dispersion with inhomogeneity/defects/boundaries;
  6. Homogenization with spatial dispersion;
  7. Controversies in electromagnetism: lessons from metamaterials.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Cristian Ciraci, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  2. Jonathan Gratus, Lancaster University, UK
  3. Sebastien Guenneau, Institut Fresnel, France
  4. Lieve Lambrechts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  5. Tom Mackay, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  6. Mehul Mekwana, Imperial College London, UK
  7. Karim Mnasri, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  8. Rebecca Seviour, University of Huddersfield, UK
  9. Sophie Viaene, Imperial College London, UK

SP25. "Structured and topological photonic fields"

Organizer: Jamal Berakdar (Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany) 

The spatial structure of the wave fronts of electromagnetic pulses as well as the distribution of the polarization state of photonics fields can nowadays be engineered to a high precision, resulting in photonics fields that carry a well defined amount of orbital angular momentum, or fields that trigger magnetoelectric transitions in matter, as well as optical fields with specific topological nature such as optical skyrmions. This session reviews recent advances in these areas of research with emphasis on the cross links and possible future applications.


  1. Beams carrying orbital angular momentum;
  2. Vector beams;
  3. Topological photonics;
  4. Optical skyrmions;
  5. Magnetoelectric photonics.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Andrei Afanasev, George Washington University, USA
  2. Antonio Ambrosio, Harvard University, USA
  3. Mohamed Babiker, York Univeristy, UK
  4. Guy Bartal, Technion, Israel
  5. Eugene Kamenetskii, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  6. Sang Soon Oh, Cardiff University, UK
  7. Jonas Wätzel, Martin-Luther University, Germany

SP26. "Nonreciprocal and Topological Photonics"

Organizer: Tiago A. Morgado and Sylvain Lannèbere (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal) 

It was recently realized that nonreciprocal and/or topological effects in electromagnetic systems could play a fundamental role towards the full control of electromagnetic waves even at the smallest scale. The study of these topics has not only the potential to provide robust light waveguiding insensible to fabrication defects and other sources of undesired reflections, but also to pave the way for a myriad of new and exciting technological possibilities. This session will cover and feature the most recent advances in the physics and applications of nonreciprocal and/or topological-type photonic systems.


  1. Topological photonics;
  2. Nonreciprocal metamaterials and metasurfaces;
  3. Symmetry-protected waveguiding;
  4. Optical isolation, topological/nonreciprocal quantum optics and other applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alberto Amo, Université de Lille 1, France
  2. Qiaolu Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  3. David Fernandes, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
  4. Maxim Gorlach, ITMO University, Russia
  5. Rongjuan Liu, Institute of Physics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  6. Enrica Martini, Universita degli Studi di Siena, Italy
  7. Matteo Seclì, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy

SP27. "Nanophononics and nanomechanics"

Organizer: Daniel Lanzillotti-Kimura (Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanostructures - C2N, France) and Pedro David Garcia (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia - ICN2, Spain)

Phonon engineering at the nanoscale enables the control of interactions of acoustic vibrations with other excitations in solids, and can be used for applications in optomechanics, material characterization, thermal transport and in the study of fundamental localization phenomena. In this sessions we will cover the broad spectrum of fields in which the phonon engineering unlocks a new control knob.


  1. Phonons in nanostructures;
  2. Cavity optomechanics;
  3. Nanomechanics;
  4. Topological effects in phononic systems;
  5. Brillouin and Raman scattering;
  6. Thermal transport;
  7. Phononic localization phenomena;
  8. Coupling of mechanical vibrations to other degrees of freedom;
  9. Acousto-plasmonics;
  10. Optophononic resonators.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Guillermo Arregui, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  2.  Jean-Charles Beugnot, FEMTO-ST, France
  3. Aurélien Crut, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  4. Juliane Doster,  Universität Konstanz, Germany
  5. Martin Esmann, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - CNRS, France
  6. Ivan Favero, MPQ - Universite Paris Diderot, France
  7. Antonio Garcia Martin, IMN - CSIC, Spain
  8. Yannick Gillet, Université de Bordeaux, France
  9. Zardo Ilaria, University of Basel, Switzerland
  10. Juliana Jaramillo, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  11. Vincent Juvé, Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, France
  12. Tielrooij Klaas-Jan, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  13. Anthony Kent, University of Nottingham, UK
  14. Philip Murphy-Armando, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
  15. Daniel Navarro-Urrios, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
  16. Bernard Perrin, Sorbonne Universités, France
  17. Verlot Pierre, University of Nottingham, UK
  18. Mika Prunilla, VTT, Finland
  19. Braive Rémy, Universite Paris Diderot, France
  20. Pascal Ruello, Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, France
  21. Alexey Scherbakov, TU Dormunt, Germany
  22. Sebastian Volz, CNRS, France-Tokio

SP28. "Non-Hermitian Complex Systems: Photonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials"

Organizer: Konstantinos Makris (University of Crete, Greece), Ramy El-Ganainy (Michigan Technological University, USA) and Sahin Ozdemir (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Exceptional points, non-orthogonal eigenmodes, PT-symmetric systems and many other general notions and concepts of Non-Hermitian physics have attracted a lot of attention lately. Such an interest was initially driven by PT-symmetric Optics and non-Hermitian Photonics and now has led to an amazingly high number of ground-breaking experiments with novel applications. From single mode PT-lasers, ultrasensitive microcavity sensors, optical isolators, unidirectional invisibility to broadband wireless power transfer, PT-metamaterials, and topological lasers, this new research field proves that the synergy of gain and loss distributions can be a different way for unprecedented control over light propagation and emission. This session will focus on the most recent theoretical and experimental advances in the physics of non-Hermitian complex systems and their potential applications.


  1. Non-Hermitian photonics, plasmonics and metamaterials;
  2. Non-Hermitian Topological Photonics and Lasers;
  3. Non-Hermitian quantum systems;
  4. Wave propagation in disordered non-Hermitian complex media;
  5. Exceptional points in optical and photonic systems and applications;
  6. Interplay Nonlinearity and Non-Hermiticity;
  7. Novel fabrication methods for non-Hermitian photonic structures.

SP29. "Thermal-photonics for information and energy applications"

Organizer: Qiang Li (Zhejiang University, China)

The ability to generate and control light and heat in the nanoscale has received huge attention. The ubiquitous absorption in metal and semiconductor materials provides an avenue for photo-to-thermal (optical absorption) and thermal-to-photo (thermal radiation) conversions. With photonic crystal, plasmonics and metamaterials to confine energy, the photo/thermal conversions can be significantly enhanced and artificially engineered. The photo/thermal conversions have triggered a variety of new information and energy related applications, including thermophotovoltaics, water processing, thermal camouflage, optical recording, radiative heating/cooling, material processing, etc. This special session will focus on recent development on photo/thermal conversions and their applications.


  1. Optical absorbers and thermal emitters;
  2. Hot electron in thermal photonics;
  3. Near-field radiative heat transfer;
  4. Thermal photonics for information applications, such as thermal camouflage, optical recording, sensing;
  5. Thermal photonics for energy applications, such as thermophotovoltaics thermal camouflage, radiative heating, radiative cooling;
  6. Thermal photonics for material processing;
  7. Tunable thermal photonics;
  8. Fabrication of large-scale thermal photonic devices;
  9. New materials including (2D materials, semiconductor materials) for thermal photonics.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alessandro Alabastri, Rice University, USA
  2. Takashi Asano, Kyoto University, Japan
  3. Tun Cao, Dalian University of Technology, China
  4. Mina Shiran Chaharsoughi, Linköping University, Sweden
  5. Xu Fang, University of Southampton, UK
  6. Jean-Jacques Greffet, Universite Paris-Saclay, France
  7. Chucai Guo, National University of Defense Technology, China
  8. Qiang Li, Zhejiang Univeristy, China
  9. Xianglei Liu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  10. Dong Liu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
  11. Tadaaki Nagao, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  12. Justus C. Ndukaife, Vanderbilt University, USA
  13. Michele Ortolani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  14. Ruwen Peng, Nanjing University, China
  15. Min Qiu, Westlake University / Zhejiang University, China
  16. Aaswath Raman, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  17. Raul A. Rica, University of Granada, Spain
  18. Thomas Schutzius, ETH, Switzerland
  19. Rosalia Serna, CSIC, Spain
  20. Vaibhav Thakore, Western University, Canada
  21. Angela Vasanelli, Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, France
  22. Peiheng Zhou, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  23. Linxiao Zhu, University of Michigan, USA
  24. Xiaolong Zhu, DTU, Denmark

SP30. "Metamaterials/Metasurfaces in Dirac/Kane Plasmons"

Organizer: Taiichi Otsuji (Tohoku University, Japan) and Frederic Teppe (CNRS-University of Montpellier, France)

Graphene is an exotic atomically thin 2D material featured by massless Dirac-Fermionic Plasmons. Recent study on topological insulators has brought a groundbreaking discovery on observation of massless Kane Fermions in HgCdTe (MCT) a zinc-blend bulk 3D crystal. Metamaterial/metasurface design enables controlling the topological phase state transitions at the surface/interface of 2D/3D materials, dramatically increasing the order of freedom in manipulating electromagnetic responses. This will also diversify the means to control the PT symmetry of metamaterials/metasurfaces. This session is dedicated to attract latest hot-topic papers related to those new trends and streams of metamaterials/metasurfaces.


  1. Active/passive metasurfaces in Dirac plasmons in graphene and graphene-based 2D heterostructures;
  2. Active/passive metamaterials in Kane plasmons in topological insulators;
  3. Metamaterial/metasurface design to control the topological phase state transitions at the surface/interface of 2D/3D materials;
  4. Controlling parity & Time-reversal symmetry by topological phase state transitions in Dirac/Kane plasmonic metamaterials/metasurfaces.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Paola Di Pietro, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy
  2. Georgy E. Fedorov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
  3. Sergey Ganichev, University of Regensburg, Germany
  4. Sergey S. Krishtopenko, Université de Montpellier, France
  5. Sergey Morozov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Russia
  6. Carlo Sirtori, Laboratoire de physique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure & CNRS, France
  7. Yijin Zhang, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany

SP31. "Towards High Efficiency Detectors and Sources for Field-Ready Quantum Nanophotonics"

Organizer: Döndü Sahin (University of Bristol, UK) and Khaled Mnaymneh (National Research Council, Canada)

Laboratory demonstrations of quantum optics promise next-generation technologies in quantum information processing. However, any practical effort at transitioning from the laboratory and into the field requires highly efficient, robust quantum sources and detectors. Realization towards field-ready loophole-free quantum schemes, such as teleportation and counterfactual communications, are challenging due to current inefficiencies in these active components. This session will cover recent activities towards practical implementations of quantum sources and detectors. Topics will include, but are not limited to,


  1. Detectors (based upon metamaterial, plasmonics and photonic crystals) of non-classical light;
  2. Integrated sources of non-classical light (quantum emitters, frequency conversion, etc);
  3. Quantum sources/detectors based upon topological and/or structured media;
  4. Integrated schemes for field-ready quantum information processing.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Angela Gamouras, National Research Council, Canada
  2. Sven Hofling, St Andrews University, UK
  3. Stephen Hughes, Queens University, Canada
  4. Leonardo Midolo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Masaya Notomi, NTT, Japan
  6. Alberto Politi, University of Southampton, UK
  7. Michael Reimer, University of Waterloo, Canada
  8. Gary Sinclair, University of Bristol, UK
  9. Val Zwiller, KTH, Sweden

SP32. "Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications"

Organizer: Hong Wei (Institute of Physics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

The excitation of surface plasmons in metal nanostructures enables manipulating light beyond the diffraction limit, which can be utilized for enhancing and tailoring light-matter interactions and developing ultra-compact high-performance nanophotonic devices for various applications. This session will cover recent advances in both the fundamentals and the applications of plasmonics.


  1. Plasmon-assisted processes: energy transfer, photon entanglement, hot carriers, nonlinear effects, optical forces, and spectroscopy (Raman, fluorescence, absorption, etc);
  2. Plasmon-exciton coupling, plasmon-mediated radiation of nanoemitters;
  3. Plasmonic nanogaps, plasmon coupling in composite nanostructures;
  4. Plasmonic nanocircuits, active and passive plasmonic components: waveguide, nanolaser, single-photon source, router, splitter, switch, modulator, amplifier, logic gates, coupler, detector, etc;
  5. Fundamentals for manipulating light at nanometer scale, quantum plasmonics, plasmonic spin-orbit interactions;
  6. Plasmonic nanoantennas, sensing, and imaging;
  7. Plasmochemistry;
  8. Plasmonic metamaterials and metasurfaces;
  9. Advanced nanofabrication and characterization techniques.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China
  2.  Emiliano Cortés, Imperial College London, UK
  3. Antonio De Luca, University of Calabria, Italy
  4. Ying Gu, Peking University, China
  5. Evan Kang, Linköping University, Sweden
  6. Tobias König, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  7. Uriel Levy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  8. Xiaoguang Li, Shenzhen University, China
  9. Ning Liu, University of Limerick, Ireland
  10. Alejandro Manjavacas, University of New Mexico, USA
  11. Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  12. Sang-Hyun Oh, University of Minnesota, USA
  13. Wounjhang Park, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  14. Jinwei Shi, Beijing Normal University, China
  15. Florian Steiner, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
  16. Wei Zhang, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, China
  17. Peter Zijlstra, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

SP33. "Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits"

Organizer: Jian Wang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Recently, silicon photonics has emerged as the most promising technology due to the possibility of high-quality, low-cost and high-volume production of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) foundries. Silicon photonic integrated circuits enable ultra-compact and energy-efficient optical signaling, interconnection, processing, switching and detection, which have seen wide applications in optical communications, optical imaging, optical phased array and LiDAR. This session focuses on silicon photonic integrated circuits and their diverse applications including but not limited to:


  1. Building blocks of silicon photonic integrated circuits;
  2. Active devices (lasers, modulators, amplifiers, detectors, etc.);
  3. Passive devices (waveguides, microring resonators, photonic crystal nanocavities, etc.);
  4. Hybrid silicon photonic devices (III-V/silicon, LiNbO3/silicon, organic/silicon, plasmon/silicon, graphene/silicon, etc.);
  5. Hybrid integration of electronics and silicon photonics integrated circuits;
  6. Towards large-scale silicon photonic integrated circuits;
  7. Applications of silicon photonic integrated circuits (optical interconnects/communications, imaging, LiDAR, etc.).





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