University of Rochester to Host Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science 2008

October 9, 2008

From October 19-23, the University of Rochester will host this year's annual Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science 2008 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Chairs of the conference include Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics Lukas Novotny (photo left) and Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics Lewis Rothberg (photo right), as well as Karl Koch of Corning, Inc. and John Kitching of NIST.

The plenary speakers will be John C. Mather, Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, whose topic is "From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize and on to James Webb Space Telescope"; and Anton Zeilinger
Professor of Physics, University of Vienna, and Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, whose topic is "Photonic Entanglement and Quantum Information."

James Bergquist of NIST will receive the 2008 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science and speak about "Single-Atom Optical Clocks." Peter Knight of Imperial College in London will receive the 2008 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Endowment Award and speak about "Light, Photons and Nonclassicality."

Short courses will include:

  • SC196 Light Emitting Diodes and Solid-State Lighting, E. Fred Schubert; Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., USA.
  • SC321 Principles of Far-Field Fluorescence Nanoscopy, Andreas Schoenle; Max Planck Inst. for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany. SC322 Silicon Nanophotonics, Jelena Vuckovic; Edward L. Ginzton Lab, Stanford Univ., USA.
  • SC323 Latest Trends in Optical Manufacturing, Paul Dumas; QED Technologies, USA.
  • SC235 Nanophotonics: Materials, Fabrication and Characterization, Joseph W. Haus, Andrew Sarangan, Qiwen Zhan; Univ. of Dayton, USA.
  • SC306 Exploring Optical Aberrations, Virendra N. Mahajan; Aerospace Corp., USA.
  • SC320 Polarization Engineering of Optical Fields, Thomas G. Brown; Inst. of Optics, Univ. of Rochester, USA.
  • SC324 Plasmonics, Stefan Maier; Experimental Solid State Group, Dept. of Physics, Imperial College London, UK.

For details, see the main conference webpage, the conference program page, and the student information page.