Opening Remarks: Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney, “Enabling Technologies in Photonics”
Abstract: This track will address enabling technologies for photonics. Topics include: microwave optics and RF photonics, higher level devices and integrated systems for photonics, and position navigation and time technologies, as well novel fabrication and characterization methods that enable advanced functionality in photonics.
Opening Remarks: Ruth Pachter, Air Force Research Laboratory, OH, USA “Emerging Materials and Manufacturing Directions in Photonics”
Abstract: We overview emerging materials for innovative directions in photonics applications, for example, for quantum photonics or nonlinear optics. Advanced materials will be discussed, e.g. metallic and semiconducting nanostructures, bulk materials and thin films, and oxides. Scalable manufacturing and rapid prototyping for photonics will be outlined.
Opening Remarks: Robert Magnusson, “Optical Emitter/Detector Devices and Integrated Photonics”
Abstract: We review integrated photonics including pertinent emitter and detector concepts. We discuss devices and materials enabling imaging and sensing platforms. Topics including silicon photonics, subwavelength structures, nanolasers and emitters, detectors and focal plane arrays, UV optoelectronics, and design and fabrication methods are addressed.
Opening Remarks: Nader Engheta, U Penn, USA, “Metaphotonics: Where do we go from here?”
Opening Remarks: Dalma Novak, Pharad, LLC, “Photonics for Defense Systems – Opening Remarks”
Abstract: Photonic technology provides enhanced capabilities, performance improvements, and design flexibility for a variety of RF/microwave systems. Its signal remoting and distribution capabilities, along with advanced processing functionalities, offer the potential for increased insertion into military platforms. This talk introduces some defense applications of photonics.
Opening Remarks: Rajesh Naik, Air Force Research Laboratory, “Wearable Technologies for Human Performance and Health”
Abstract: Wearable sensing technologies can be used for monitoring the health and performance of our warfighters, to assess operator readiness and be an enabler for human-machine teaming. Challenges reamin with the implementation of wearables in a military domain to include device robustness, data analytics and augmentation strategies.
Opening Remarks: Michael Eismann, AFRL, OH, USA, “Airforce S&T Directions in Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology”
Opening Remarks: Ric Wehling, Air Force Research Laboratory, “Why should engineers be interested in vision in animals, especially arthropods?”
Abstract: Nature provides an astonishing array of approaches to the vision problem: extracting information vital for life processes from the electromagnetic radiation field. Our human-engineered optical systems designs could benefit by considering the knowledge being discovered in these systems.
Opening Remarks: Dmitri Basov, Columbia University, NY, USA, “Nano-optical Phenomena in Quantum Materials”
Opening Remarks: Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, IN, USA