The International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics/ International Conference on Lasers, Applications and Technologies 2016

Minsk, Belarus
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ICONO-2016 Program Topics

1. Quantum and Atom Optics

Quantum optics of atoms, molecules and solids. Generation and properties of nonclassical light, squeezing. Mulimode quantum states. Quantum imaging and tomography. Entanglement in quantum systems: Characterization, creation and detection; metrology using entanglement. Quantum correlations, stochasticity and thermodynamical analogies.

2. Quantum Information Science, Engineering, and Technologies

Quantum information theory; quantification and witnessing of bipartite and multipartite entanglement; distillation of entanglement; quantum teleportation; quantum discord; quantum non-locality; measures of non-classicality.Quantum communication and networking; quantum key distribution; device-independent and measurement-device-independent QKD; fiber-based and free-space QKD systems; quantum secret sharing; quantum voting; light sources for quantum cryptography, including single photon sources.Quantum memory and quantum repeaters; interfaces between photons and atom-like qubits.Physical embodies of scalable quantum computers (trapped ions, atoms in molasses, linear optics, cluster states, hybrid systems); quantum algorithms; quantum error correction; quantum simulations; quantum walks; optics for low energy computing.Single quantum objects (molecules, atoms, solid state impurities, quantum dots, electrons, electron and nuclear spins): detection, control and manipulation; integrated and on-chip quantum devices; single photon detectors; quantum sensors. 

3. Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Optics with subwavelength resolution; linear and nonlinear spectroscopy of nanostructures, single atoms and molecules in solid hosts; near-field optics; nanocavities and nanoapertures; light in confined structures; nanolithography; coupled nanosystems (photonic dots, quantum dots, etc);  non-Hermitian nanophotonics, plasmon and polariton nanooptics;  all-dielectric nanophotonics, ultrafast plasmonics, nanostructures for sensing; plasmic nano lasers; quantum nanophotonics, metasurfaces, active nanophotonic devices, soft nanophotonics.

4. Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

Fundamental aspects of  nonlinear optics; novel nonlinear-optical effects and scenarios; new nonlinear-optical systems and materials; supercontinuum generation and multioctave, microwave-to-X-ray optical waveforms; extreme UV and X-ray generation; nonlinear optics in the mid-IR; systems with enhanced optical nonlinearities; high-resolution nonlinear-optical microscopy; nonlinear-optical standoff detection; local-field effects; frequency-comb spectroscopy; near-field and subwavelength nonlinear optics; nonlinear optics in chemistry, biology, and geosciences.

5. Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics, Instabilities, and Patterns

Evolution of temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal excitations in nonlinear conservative and dissipative optical systems; spatial and temporal self-trapping, soliton formation; self-similar propagation, shock and rogue waves; filamentation, optical turbulence, and collapse; instabilities in conservative and dissipative systems; nonlinear interactions in optical cavities and microresonators; exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities and waveguides; dynamics and mode locking in novel systems, such as quantum dot lasers, micro-lasers, semiconductor, fiber and other types of lasers; OPOs and OPAs; nonlinearity and beam shaping in nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and novel materials; nonlinear effects in disordered media; chaos and synchronization; X-waves, non-diffracting and accelerating beams; surface waves and topological states; nonlinear effects in photonic crystals and interactions in periodic structures; parity-time symmetric structures. 

6. Symposium “Diamond and Silicon Carbide Based Quantum Technologies”

Symposium will focus on new applications of optically active defects in solids (diamond and silicon carbide) for quantum information processing and quantum metrology. Topics covered by symposium with span material sciences aspects of nanoengineering of quantum materials, properties of single defects, creation of quantum registers based on colour centres, light-matter interfaces and novel protocols for quantum sensing and metrology.


7. Symposium “Beyond Non-Linear Optics: High & Extreme Optical Field Physics”

Topics include, but are not limited to, fundamental aspects of extreme field optical science; atoms and molecules in a high optical field: from ionization to attoseconds; new frontiers in electron and ion acceleration in plasmas; novel X-ray and gamma sources with femtosecond lasers; interaction with structured and tailored targets; nuclear phenomena with extreme optical fields; new trends in extreme fields generation & characterization.

8. Symposium “Topological States and Hall Physics with Light”

Berry’s gauge fields and topological effects in optics; Linked and knotted light beams; Topological effects in bianisotropic metamaterials; Topologically protected edge states; Photonic spin Hall effect; Photonic topological insulators; Optical properties of electronic topological insulators, photocurrents.


9. Symposium “Spectroscopy and Nanoscopy down to Single Molecules and Atomic Resolution”

The aim of this symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to share their experience, exchange information, and report their recent findings and developments in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and below the classical diffraction limit. The topics include but not limited to basic research in the field of spectroscopy and imaging of single molecules, quantum dots and nanoparticles; as well as various “true” and optical reconstruction super-resolution techniques (AFM, STM, PALM, STORM, SNOM, FLIM) and their applications.

10. Symposium “Quantum Optomechanics”

Modern developments in quantum optomechanics from experimental and theoretical standpoints, including optomechanical cooling and entanglement; quantum limits on measurement precision and how to overcome them via back-action evading measurements; feedback control; single photon and nonlinear optomechanics; optomechanical synchronization; coupling of optomechanical systems to microwave circuits and two-level systems, such as atoms and superconducting qubits; and optomechanical tests of gravitational decoherence.

LAT-2016 Program Topics

1. Laser System and Materials 

R&D of new type of solid-state lasers; applications of SSL; new active, passive and nonlinear materials of SSL; laser systems for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF); high-power gas and solid-state lasers; high-efficient diode pumping systems for high-power lasers; experimental methods for laser plasma diagnostics; fiber lasers and amplifiers; new materials and structures of optical fibers.

2. Laser Remote Sensing and Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy

Different laser techniques and applications for remote sensing of environmental objects and phenomena; new spectroscopic approaches for environmental applications; short laser pulse ranging; novel methods for soil and water surface characterization; laser induced plasma spectroscopy for chemical analysis of environmental objects.

3. Ultra-Fast Diagnostics in Laser Research

High-speed imaging & videography, CCD techniques, diagnostics and applications; pump-probe techniques; ultrafast spectroscopy, interferometry and holography; high-speed cameras, streak tubes, sensors and circuits; X-ray, visible and near IR image-tube high-speed photography; image processing, data analysis and visualization; computer modeling in charge particle imaging; application of laser-oriented high-speed instrumentation in biophysics, medicine, detonics, ballistics, impact, shook-waves investigation, flow visualization, plasma and laser fusion imaging, high-energy physics, airspace research, sport science.

4. Biophotonics and Laser Biomedicine

NANOBIOPHOTONICS (Metal-enhanced fluorescence. IR-nanophotosensitizers. Ultrafast lasers and nanoparticle interaction. Nanoparticles contrast agents for medical diagnostics. Multiphoton spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging. Fluorescence lifetime and two-photon imaging.) CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS (Optical instrumentation and devices, including microscopes and endoscopes for fluorescence imaging. Optical fibers and waveguides. THz spectroscopy and imaging. Bioimplants for permanent tissue imaging and controlling ) PHOTOTHERANOSTICS (Fluorescence-guided resection and therapy various neoplasms. Immunophotonics in theranostics. Phototherapy with Cerenkov radiation.) NEUROPHOTONICS (Neurosurgery navigation. Photodynamic therapy in neurosurgery. Stereotactic technology. Scaffolds for brain theranostics. Neural regeneration.)

5. Nanomaterials for Lasers

Quantum dots (0D); carbon nanotubes, carbon nanoribbons (1D); graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and other materials (2D) for ultrafast photonics; ultrafast modulators of laser beams: dynamics of electronic excitations, optical non-linearities, optical gain.