25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) • 16th International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
1. Optical Engineering, Design and Lithography +
Keynote Jannick Rolland-Thompson (University of Rochester and LighTopTech, USA)
The rise of freeform optics

We will introduce freeform optics and highlight emerging design methods. We will then present success stories that we anticipate will stimulate knowledge-building in freeform optics and its application in a wide range of future instruments.

Curriculum Vitae
Jannick Rolland is the Brian J. Thompson Professor in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester. She directs the Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO) and received the 2020 Joseph Fraunhofer Award /Robert M. Burley Prize.

Invited Talk Stephen Fantone (2020 OSA President, Optikos Corporation, USA)
Invited Talk Ulrike Fuchs (Asphericon GmbH, Germany)
Aspheric and freeform optics as game changers in life science
Invited Talk Stefan Keij (ASML, Advanced Semiconductors Materials Lithography, Netherlands)
Invited Talk Johannes Ruoff (Carl Zeiss SMT, Germany)
Optics for EUV lithography: The past, the present and the future
Invited Talk Yuzuru Takashima (The University of Arizone, USA)
MEMS-based Imaging Lidar
Invited Talk Christoph Zaczek (Carl Zeiss SMT, Germany)
Precision manufacturing of optics for EUV lithography
2. Display and Vision +
Visionary Keynote Federico Capasso (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
Multifunctional Flat Optics with Metasurfaces
Keynote Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
3D measurement and display for augmented reality

We investigate several 3D acquisition and display approaches that could potentially be used in augmented reality applications. Volumetric objects can be acquired by Fourier ptychography and visualized with tomographic synthesis.

Curriculum Vitae
Byoungho Lee (keynote speaker) is a Professor at Seoul National University, Korea. He is a Fellow of SPIE, OSA, and IEEE. He was the 2019 President of the Optical Society of Korea.

Keynote Karl Leo (TU Dresden, Germany)
Organic semiconductors for flexible solar cells and IR detectors

In this talk, I will present an overview over the key features of solid-state organic solar cells and discuss recent progress in the field. Such devices can be also used for efficient infrared detectors.

Curriculum Vitae
Will follow soon.

Invited Talk Pablo Artal (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Optical technologies to improve vision
3. Optical MEMS and Micro-Optics +
Invited Talk Jürgen Brugger (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Polymer-based micro-optical systems engineering
Invited Talk Zbigniew Jaroszewicz (Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland)
Lenses with extended depth of focus (EDOF) and their usefullness for presbyopia compensation
Invited Talk Guoqiang Li (Versatile Research LLC and Ohio State University, USA)
Adaptive optical elements for smart eyewear and imaging
Invited Talk Robert Minasian (University of Sydney, Australia)
Tunable integrated and micro optic microwave photonic signal processors
Invited Talk Yves-Alain Peter (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Tailoring bulk physical properties of glass using ultrafast lasers
Invited Talk Olav Solgaard (Stanford University, USA)
Light Sheet Microscopy Enabled by MEMS Phased Arrays
Invited Talk Hans Zappe (University of Freiburg, Germany)
4. Optical Sensing +
Invited Talk Manuel De la Torre (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico)
Simultaneous surface and internal measurements using a combined speckle based optical system.
Invited Talk Arie den Boef (Advanced Semiconductors Materials Lithography - ASML, Veldhoven, Netherlands)
Optical metrology in lithography: challenges and opportunities
Invited Talk Jorge Garcia-Sucerquia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellin, Colombia)
Invited Talk Silvia Soria Huget (IFAC-CNR Institute of Applied Physics Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)
Microbubble resonators as photo-acoustic flow cytometres
Invited Talk Takeo Minamikawa (University of Tokushima, Tokushima-ken, Japan)
Invited Talk Heidi Ottevaere (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Biosensing: measuring the devil inside
Invited Talk Pavel Pavlicek (Joint Laboratory of Optics, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Coherence scanning interferometry with active optical elements
Invited Talk Amartya Sengupta (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Breaking Barriers in Optical Spectroscopy: Challenges of experiments for extreme conditions
Invited Talk Eugene Serabyn (Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, )
Searching for Exoplanets and Life with Novel Optical Techniques
Invited Talk John T. Sheridan (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Invited Talk George A. Stanciu (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)
Quantitative analysis of images collected with near field optical microscopy
Invited Talk Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand)
Sensing and Systems for Agriculture 4.0 with Photonics
Invited Talk Ahmadou Wague (Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal)
Detection of pollutants in Urban Zones by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Invited Talk Abbie Watnik (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., USA)
Sensing and imaging of non-line-of-sight thermal objects
5. Computational Metrology +
Invited Talk Daniel Adams (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA)
Invited Talk Chau-Jern Cheng (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
Deep learning-based holographic imaging and metrology
Invited Talk Cosme Furlong (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA)
Recent advances in the development of high-speed optical metrology for the acoustic, hearing, and speech sciences.
Invited Talk Myung K. "Paul" Kim (University of South Florida, Tampa, USA)
Digital holographic microscopy and applications in metrology
Invited Talk Nikolay Petrov (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Terahertz pulse time-domain holography for computational metrology of broadband single-cycle wavefronts
Invited Talk Joseph Rosen (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel)
Recent progress in optical imaging by coded aperture correlation holography
Invited Talk Enrique Tajahuerce (Universitat Jaume, Spain)
Computational imaging with single-pixel detection: application to mapping the optical properties of turbid media
Invited Talk Eriko Watanabe (The University of Electro-Communications - UEC Tokyo, Japan)
Invited Talk Chao Zuo (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)
6. Optical Information Processing and Optical Imaging +
Keynote Bahram Jalali (University of California Los Angeles - UCLA, USA)
Physics-AI Symbiosis: how to utilized physics to accelerate artificial intelligence
Keynote YongKeun (Paul) Park (KAIST, Daedeok, Korea)
Holotomography and artificial intelligence: from label-free live cells imaging to medical applications exploiting cell phenotypes.
Keynote Demetri Psaltis (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Deep Learning Tomography

We describe imaging of 3D object using optical diffration tomography aided by methods from deep neural networks. We demonstrate that these learning based methods can improve the imaging fidelity.

Curriculum Vitae
Demetri Psaltis is Professor of Optics at EPFL and is an IEEE, OSA, EOS and SPIE fellow. He received the ICO Prize, the Humboldt Award, the Leith Medal, the Gabor Prize and the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize.

Invited Talk Yuhong Bai (Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, , China)
Nature Light, How to make a successful journal in Photonics ...
Invited Talk George Barbastathis (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
On the use of machine learning for computational imaging.
Invited Talk Andrew Forbes (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Bridging Africa’s digital divide with free-space optics
Invited Talk Sylvain Gigan (Sorbonne Université - CNRS, Frtance)
Light in complex media : computational imaging and optical computing
Invited Talk Yoav Shechtman (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Volumetric and multicolor nanoscopy via machine-learned wavefront shaping
Invited Talk Jun Tanida (Osaka University, Japan)
Modern roles of optical computing in information photonics
Invited Talk Hendrik Paul Urbach (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Achieving highly sensitive retrieval of deep subwavelength information from far field data using tailored illumination of resonant structures
Invited Talk Ashok Veeraraghavan (Rice University - Houston, USA)
Computational Imaging: Going beyond the limits of conventional optics using computation
7. Quantum and Nonlinear Optics +
Visionary Keynote Rainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Keynote Tobias Kippenberg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Invited Talk Kai Bongs (National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology, UK)
Invited Talk Héctor Manuel Moya-Cessa (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica , Mexico)
Quasiprobability distribution functions from fractional Fourier transforms
Invited Talk Goutam K. Samanta (Physical Research Laboratory, India)
Nonlinear interaction of beams carrying orbital angular momentum
Invited Talk Urbashi Sinha (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India)
An alternative to quantum state tomography for quantifying entanglement in qudits
Invited Talk Andrew White (Centre for Engineered Quantun Systems (EQUS), The University of Queensland, Australia)
8. Ultrafast Phenomena and Ultrafast Optics +
Invited Talk Yves Bellouard (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Invited Talk Jens Biegert (The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology - Castelldefels, Spain)
Opportunities for Light Science in Quantum Dynamics: Coherent X-rays and Applications
Invited Talk Daniele Brida (Université du Luxembourg - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Invited Talk Matteo Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)
Attosecond non-equilibrium effects in dielectrics
Invited Talk Dmitry Skryabin (University of Bath, UK)
Chi-2 nonlinearity for frequency comb applications
9. High Power Lasers, X-Ray and High-Energy Optics +
Invited Talk Felix Büttner (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
X-ray imaging and optical manipulation of chiral magnetic materials
Invited Talk Parviz Elahi (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
High efficient laser-material processing at GHz repetition rates in ablation-cooled regime
Invited Talk Klaus Löffler (TRUMPF Laser Technique, Ditzingen, Germany)
Invited Talk Claudio Masciovecchio (FERMI Free Electron Laser, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
New research opportunities with Free Electron Lasers
10. Nano-Optics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials +
Keynote Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Engineering single-photon emission: beyond the Purcell effect

Plasmon-empowered single-photon sources are considered with the emphasis on engineering polarization characteristics of emitted single photons along with the Purcell enhancement. Numerical simulations and experimental results on metasurface-enabled generation of circularly polarized photons are reported.

Curriculum Vitae
Sergey I Bozhevolnyi (M.Sc.’78, PhD’81, Dr.Sci.’98) is a Professor and Head of Centre for Nano Optics at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). His research interests include linear and nonlinear nano-optics, plasmonics and nanophotonics.

Invited Talk Harald Gießen (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Topological plasmonics: Ultrafast vector movies on the nanoscale of plasmonic skyrmions
Invited Talk Jacob Khurgin (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
Nonlinear Optics with Epsilon near zero materials – physical principles and applications
Invited Talk Kevin MacDonald (University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK)
Nano-motion in Photonic Metamaterials
Invited Talk Hitoshi Tabata (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Terahertz Plasmonics for Bio-Medical Application
11. Photonic Crystals, Nanostructures and Functions +
Keynote Boris Luk'yanchuk (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
High order Fano-resonances and extreme effects in field localization - Giant magnetic fields in dielectric microspheres
Invited Talk Trisha Andrew (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Invited Talk Goery Genty (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Invited Talk Mercedeh Khajavikhan (University of Southern California, USA)
12. Fiber Optics +
Invited Talk Islam Ashry (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
Distributed optical fiber sensors for oil/gas and agriculture industries
Invited Talk Gilberto Brambilla (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton Southampton, UK)
Invited Talk Georgios Kakarantzas (National Hellenic Research Foundation - Athens, Greece)
Functionalization of optical fibers: The role of new materials
Invited Talk Siddharth Ramachandran (Boston University, USA)
Structured Light in Fibres: Principles and Applications
Invited Talk Yun-Jiang Rao (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)
Recent progress in distributed optical fiber sensing.
Invited Talk Marcelo A. Soto (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile)
Invited Talk Luc Thévenaz (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Optoacoustic amplification in gases: a novel high performance tool for photonics
13. Optical Communications and Photonic Network +
Invited Talk Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabi)
A Light in Digital Darkness: Optical Wireless Communication to Connect the Unconnected
Invited Talk Haoshuo Chen (Nokia Bell Labs, Holmdel, USA)
Phase retrieval receiver for optical coherent communications
Invited Talk Nan Chi (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Invited Talk Christoph Glingener (ADVA Optical Networking SE, Planegg, Germany)
Optical Networks – there will be light everywhere
Invited Talk Rogério Nogueira (Campus Universitário, Portugal)
Photonics processors for satellite communication
Invited Talk Hossam Shalaby (Alexandria University, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt)
Power Efficient Modulation Techniques for High Speed Optical Communication Networks.
14. Optoelectronics, Terahertz-Photonics and Silicon Photonics +
Invited Talk Aparajita Bandyopadhyay (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Challenges of THz Spectroscopy and Imaging in Biological Applications
Invited Talk Sasan Fathpour (CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA)
Rejuvenating a versatile photonic material: Lithium niobate.
Invited Talk Ryan Hamerly (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
Computation by Photodetection: Deep Learning and Optimization with Coherent Photonic Signals
Invited Talk Janos Helbling (MTA-PTE High-Field Terahertz Research Group, University of Pécs, Hungary)
Generation and application of THz pulses with extremely high field strength
Invited Talk David Marpaung (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Invited Talk Boon S. Ooi (KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Invited Talk Yan Zhang (Capital Normal University, China)
Terahertz metasurface wave front modulators
Invited Talk Mourad Zghal (University of Carthage, Tunisia and Institut Mines-Telecom, France)
Investigating nonlinear coupling between WDM channels
15. Microscopy, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Advanced Imaging +
Keynote Pietro Ferraro (Istituto di Scienze applicatae Sistemi Intelligenti, Italy)
Living cells as biological lenses: from imaging to lithography

A new intriguing archetype has recently emerged in bio-photonics where biological cells can be exploited as optics and photonic components. Surprising as well as exciting applications will be illustrated and discussed, from imaging to lithography.

Curriculum Vitae
Director Research at CNR. His interests include holography, microscopy, biomedical optics and materials science. He published more than 600 publications. He is OSA Fellow, SPIE Fellow and received the SPIE Gabor Award

Keynote Gabriel Popescu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , USA)
Phase imaging with computational specificity (PICS) for nondestructive cell biology
Invited Talk Martin Booth (University of Oxford, UK)
Universal Adaptive Optics for Microscopy
Invited Talk Alberto Diaspro (University of Genoa, Italy)
Multimessenger optical microscopy to decrypt chromatin organization and function in living cells
Invited Talk Mark Foster (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Invited Talk Paul French (Imperial College London, UK)
Open source microscopy for fluorescence lifetime imaging, super-resolved imaging and high content analysis
Invited Talk Elizabeth M. C. Hillman (Columbia University, New York, USA)
High-speed volumetric microscopy
Invited Talk Colin Sheppard (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Volumetric and multicolor nanoscopy via machine-learned wavefront shaping
Invited Talk Chris Xu (Cornell Neurotech – Engineering, USA)
Tentative title: Imaging deeper, wider, and faster with multiphoton microscopy
Invited Talk Ping Xue (Tsinghua University, China)
Ultrahigh Speed Optical Coherence Tomography Powered By All-Optical Computing
Invited Talk Abdrew G. York (Calico Labs, San Francisco, USA)
16. Biomechanics, Optical Elastography and BioBrillouin +
Keynote Giuliano Scarcelli (Maryland University, USA)
Biophysical contrast mechanisms for biomedical imaging.

We developed microscopes probing the interaction between photons and acoustic phonons within materials to provide label-free contrast mechanisms related to mechanical and physical properties of biological cells, tissues and biomaterials.

Curriculum Vitae
Giuliano Scarcelli obtained a joint PhD in quantum optics from University of Bari, Italy and UMBC, USA. He then switched to biophotonics at Harvard Medical School before joining the University of Maryland in 2015.

Invited Talk Irina Kabakova (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Mechanical assessment of 3D bioprinted models by Brillouin microscopy
Invited Talk Brendan Kennedy (University of Western Australia, Australia)
In vivo assessment of residual breast tumour using optical coherence elastography
Invited Talk Tijana Lainović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy: a novel tool for dental research
Invited Talk David Sampson (University of Surrey, UK)
How imaging local vectorial birefringence may unlock the power of polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography
Invited Talk Peter Török (Nayang Technological University, Signapore)
Brillouin microscopy
Invited Talk Frederique Vanholsbeeck (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Invited Talk Vladislav V. Yakovlev (Texas A&M University, USA)
17. Biomedical Optics +
Invited Talk Martin Leahy (NUI - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
How to create a biophotonics app with 500 million users
Invited Talk Sudipta Maiti (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mu, India)
Single Molecule Photobleaching and Plasmonics in Understanding the Toxic Oligomer in Amyloid Diseases
Invited Talk Brian W. Pogue (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA)
Optical systems in Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Invited Talk Stephen P. Morgan (University of Nottingham, UK)
Applications of Optical Fibre Sensing in Critical Care
Invited Talk Francesco Saverio Pavone (University of Florence, Italy)
High resolution human brain mapping
Invited Talk Francisco (Paco) Robles (Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, USA)
Epi-illumination tomographic quantitative phase imaging in thick scattering samples
Invited Talk Natan T. Shaked (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Three-dimensional imaging of sperm cells during human in vitro fertilization
Invited Talk Benjamin Vakoc (Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Boston, Israel)
Principles and Applications of Circular-Ranging Optical Coherence Tomography
Invited Talk Jun Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Design of a spectral domain optical coherence tomography system for ultra-wide field retinal imaging
18. Nanobiophotonics, Optogenetics and Nanosensing +
Visionary Keynote Min Gu (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)
Holography empowered by artificial intelligence

While holography has been identified as a key information technology platform, artificial intelligence has heralded a disruptive horizon for new technology. I will show artificial intelligence enabled vectorial holography as well as all-optical machine learning.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Gu is Professor of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. He was Distinguished Professor at RMIT University and Laureate Fellow of the ARC. He was a winner of the 2019 Dennis Gabor SPIE

Keynote Keisuke Goda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Intelligent Image-Activated Cell Sorter 2.0

I introduce Intelligent Image-Activated Cell Sorter 2.0, a technology that performs deep-learning-powered image-based sorting of single cells on a microfluidic chip with a high throughput of >2000 cells/s, enabling a new class of biomedical applications.

Curriculum Vitae
Keisuke Goda is a professor at University of Tokyo and an adjunct professor at UCLA and Wuhan University. He obtained a PhD from MIT. He is an editor of APL Photonics and Cytometry Part A.

Invited Talk Vincent Daria (ANU- The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
Decoding the computing power of neurons using light
Invited Talk Malte Gather (University of St Andrews, UK)
Invited Talk Irina V. Larina (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Integration of optical coherence tomography, second harmonic generation microscopy, and optogenetics for investigation of developmental mechanism
Invited Talk Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
Invited Talk Adam Packer (University of Oxford, UK)
Technologies for all-optical interrogation of neural circuits in behaving animals


Important Dates

16 May 2020
Celebration of 60 anniversary of the LASER

31 August - 04 September 2020
25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO)
16th International Conference and 30 Years Anniversary of the International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

Important Information

A Special Issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2020 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.springeropen.com


TU Dresden
01062 Dresden, Germany