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Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Kerry Vahala, Caltech, USA:
    New Applications of Brillouin Scattering in Microcavities
    Abstract: The advent of high-Q microcavity systems is giving birth to new technologies and phenomena derived from the control of Brillouin scattering. After a brief overview, the generation of highly coherent light in Brillouin microlaser systems will be examined, beginning with fundamental limits to laser coherence caused by microwave-rate thermo-mechanical quanta. The application of these microlasers to highly stable microwave generation, rotation sensing and as high-coherence reference lasers is then described.
  • A/Prof. Gaurav Bahl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA:
    Brillouin Optomechanical Systems and Non-Reciprocity
  • A/Prof. Peter Rakich, Yale University, USA:
    Control of coherent information by mixing light and sound in nanophotonic circuits
  • Mr Johannes Köhler, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany:
    Optomechanical nonlinear phenomena in the dual-nanoweb fiber
  • Mr Raphaël van Laer, Ghent University, Belgium:
    Towards silicon phononics: exploiting Brillouin scattering and cavity optomechanics in photonic nanowires
Invited Speakers Biographies