Monday 25th June 2012, 9.00 - 14.00
Lecture Theatre 4.08, Rankine Building, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LT
Taking the format of short, high-impact talks, this workshop aims to identify critical problems in the area of Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics which could be addressed by collaborations between SU2P partners. Coffee and lunch breaks will be scheduled with ample time to allow networking and follow-up of topics introduced in the presentation sessions.
Two forms of contribution are invited:
- Academic staff and industrial researchers are invited to deliver 5-minute presentations, with an additional 2-minutes provided for questions. Presentations should highlight a promising scientific or technical capability, or alternatively should define an important unsolved problem in the theme area.
- Students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to submit posters for display during the coffee and lunch breaks
- Places are strictly limited and early registration is essential.
- Registration including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch is free for SU2P partner organisations.
- The registration deadline is extended to 5pm, Friday 8th June 2012.
- Participants will receive email confirmation by 15th June 2012.
- 9.00 Registration and Coffee
- 9.30 Keynote: Professor Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques "Nonlinear Photonics: After 50 Years"
- 10.00 Session 1: Chair Derryck Reid (10 off 7-minute presentations)
- 11.15 Coffee and posters
- 11.45 Session 2: Chair Iain Ross (10 off 7-minute presentations)
- 13.00 Lunch, Networking and posters
- 15.00 Close
ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences
Nonlinear Photonics: After 50 Years
Since its birth 50 years ago, Nonlinear Optics has had a profound impact on the field of Photonics. The discovery, understanding and manipulation of nonlinear optical phenomena have led to major scientific and technological breakthroughs, and nonlinear processes have become vital enabling tools for a multitude of disciplines, not only in Photonics, but also in the broader fields of knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.
In this talk, I will provide an overview of some of the key advances in Nonlinear Photonics, with emphasis on the latest developments and innovations in parametric frequency conversion technology. I will also briefly address some of the main applications as well as commercial realization of nonlinear frequency conversion and parametric sources.