Event highlights


Event highlights

3,500 lectures and posters were presented at this year’s World of Photonics Congress. In addition 4 award presentations took place to honor outstanding research in photonics. Get an overview of the highlight sessions and lecture of the program and find more details to the award presentations.

Awards

  • WLT Award Ceremony
  • Herbert Walther Award by OSA and DPG
  • OSA Fellow Member Recognition
  • Prizes of the EPS Quantum Electronics and Optics Division by EPS

Lectures

An overview of all plenary sessions is given here.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Laser Frequency Combs for Molecular Spectroscopy
    Dr. Nathalie Picqué, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, DE

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Ultrafast Photonics Time-Frequency Signal Processing
    Prof. Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University, US

    TUTORIAL EQEC 2017
    Chiral Quantum Optics
    Prof. Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technical University Vienna, AT

  • MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Quantum Simulations with Quantum Gases
    Prof. Tilman Esslinger, ETH Zurich, CH

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    New Trends in Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics
    Prof. John Dudley, University of Franche-Comté, FR

    TUTORIAL JOINT SYMPOSIA AND JOINT SESSIONS CLEO®/EUROPE-EQEC 2017
    If it quacks like a laser and swims like a laser...The Physics of free-electron lasers
    Dr. Agostino Marinelli, SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory, US

    TUTORIAL JOINT SESSION ECBO-CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Multi-spectral optoacoustics
    Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technical University of Munich, DE
    Dr. Paul Hilton, TWI, Cambridge, UK

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Whispering Gallery Microcavities
    Prof. Lan Yang, Washington University, US

    INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES BY CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    The European Quantum Technologies Flagship Program
    Tommaso Calarco, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
    Time for Quantum Technologies?!
    Wilhelm Kaenders, Vorstand TOPTICA Photonics AG, Gräfelfing, Germany

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Parametric Amplification of Few-optical-cycle Pulses
    Prof. Uwe Morgner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    The Dawn of Quantum Networks
    Prof. Ronald Hanson, QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, NL

    HERBERT WALTHER AWARD LECTURE BY CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Formation of matter-wave soliton trains by modulational instability
    Prof. Randall G. Hulet, Rice University, Houston, USA

    TUTORIAL EQEC 2017
    Plasmonics with Atomically Thin Materials
    Prof. Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ES

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Ultrashort Pulse Laser Materials Processing
    Prof. Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, DE

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Launching the Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
    Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Integrated Quantum Optics
    Prof. Ian Walmsley, Oxford University, GB

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Infrared Materials and Fiber Optics
    Dr. Jas Sanghera, Naval Research Laboratory, US

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Laser Frequency Combs for Molecular Spectroscopy
    Dr. Nathalie Picqué, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, DE

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Ultrafast Photonics Time-Frequency Signal Processing
    Prof. Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University, US

    TUTORIAL EQEC 2017
    Chiral Quantum Optics
    Prof. Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technical University Vienna, AT

  • MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Quantum Simulations with Quantum Gases
    Prof. Tilman Esslinger, ETH Zurich, CH

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    New Trends in Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics
    Prof. John Dudley, University of Franche-Comté, FR

    TUTORIAL JOINT SYMPOSIA AND JOINT SESSIONS CLEO®/EUROPE-EQEC 2017
    If it quacks like a laser and swims like a laser...The Physics of free-electron lasers
    Dr. Agostino Marinelli, SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory, US

    TUTORIAL JOINT SESSION ECBO-CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Multi-spectral optoacoustics
    Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technical University of Munich, DE
    Dr. Paul Hilton, TWI, Cambridge, UK

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Whispering Gallery Microcavities
    Prof. Lan Yang, Washington University, US

    INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES BY CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    The European Quantum Technologies Flagship Program
    Tommaso Calarco, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
    Time for Quantum Technologies?!
    Wilhelm Kaenders, Vorstand TOPTICA Photonics AG, Gräfelfing, Germany

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Parametric Amplification of Few-optical-cycle Pulses
    Prof. Uwe Morgner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    The Dawn of Quantum Networks
    Prof. Ronald Hanson, QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, NL

    HERBERT WALTHER AWARD LECTURE BY CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Formation of matter-wave soliton trains by modulational instability
    Prof. Randall G. Hulet, Rice University, Houston, USA

    TUTORIAL EQEC 2017
    Plasmonics with Atomically Thin Materials
    Prof. Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ES

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

    TUTORIAL CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Ultrashort Pulse Laser Materials Processing
    Prof. Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, DE

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Launching the Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
    Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

    KEYNOTE EQEC 2017
    Integrated Quantum Optics
    Prof. Ian Walmsley, Oxford University, GB

    KEYNOTE CLEO®/EUROPE 2017
    Infrared Materials and Fiber Optics
    Dr. Jas Sanghera, Naval Research Laboratory, US

INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

We would like to draw your attention to a special event at the World of Photonics Congress. The event will take up a current and highly important topical issue which experiences national and European funding to a significant extent. The issue involves quantum technologies whose value and foreseeable industrial use will be examined in two practice-oriented presentations:

INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

The European Quantum Technologies Flagship Program
Tommaso Calarco, Ulm University, Ulm, DE

Time for Quantum Technologies?!
Wilhelm Kaenders, President, TOPTICA Photonics AG, Gräfelfing, DE

Quantum Technologies: an industry perspective
Thomas Strohm, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, DE

Social & Networking events

Exchanging information, receiving fresh ideas, getting to know new colleagues and making contact with key players in the industry: No problem at the World of Photonics Congress!

Poster sessions
Each conference held as part of the World of Photonics Congress will also feature at least one poster session. Take this opportunity of meeting colleagues researching the same subjects or of getting to know new research projects.

Happy hour
At the happy hour you can end the congress day among colleagues with “pretzels and beer”.

Student programs
The scientific committees are particularly keen on supporting young acadamics which is why special programs for students are offered.

The details and dates of the individual events will be available here well in advance before the World of Photonics Congress 2019.

Students program

The conference partners offer a lot of events for students and recent graduates during the World of Photonics Congress. Get new input by meeting scientists and other students and learn more about your career options. Use this opportunity to make new contacts to exchange ideas with!

The students program will be available here as of spring 2019.

Respice SME Workshop on “Aligning Education with Innovation”

The RespiceSME workshop focus on ‘Best Practices’ examples of knowledge exchange relating on various forms of interactions between universities/institutes and the industry. The goal is also to analyse the challenges for improving the curricula of photonics courses and therewith, the educational offer in photonics (and related subjects) for students. Furthermore, it will be discussed and shown what tools and measures can be used in order to better scope the requirements of the industry (in particular SMEs) for improving and updating the curricula of physics / photonics courses.

 
 
 
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That was World of Photonics Congress 2017

Exciting lectures, full conference rooms and a new record number of attendees—the photonics research summit offered knowledge transfer at the highest level.

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That was World of Photonics Congress 2017

Exciting lectures, full conference rooms and a new record number of attendees—the photonics research summit offered knowledge transfer at the highest level.

That was World of Photonics Congress 2017

Exciting lectures, full conference rooms and a new record number of attendees—the photonics research summit offered knowledge transfer at the highest level.

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Review program highlights 2017

Eight plenary talks, a dozen of keynotes and a couple of award ceremonies. Experience the highlights of the 2017 congress all over again.

Plenary Speaker at World of Photonics Congress

Review program highlights 2017

Eight plenary talks, a dozen of keynotes and a couple of award ceremonies. Experience the highlights of the 2017 congress all over again.

Review program highlights 2017

Eight plenary talks, a dozen of keynotes and a couple of award ceremonies. Experience the highlights of the 2017 congress all over again.

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Over 3,000 lectures and posters were presented. In the event database you will find all topics, lectures and speakers.

Audience at one of the conferences held as part of the World of Photonics Congress

Congress program at our event database

Over 3,000 lectures and posters were presented. In the event database you will find all topics, lectures and speakers.

Congress program at our event database

Over 3,000 lectures and posters were presented. In the event database you will find all topics, lectures and speakers.