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
Jannick Rolland (University of Rochester, USA)
The rise of freeform optics

Abstract
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
Manuel F M Costa (University of Minho, Center of Physics of the Universities of Minho and Porto, Braga, Portugal)
Photocatalysis and Smart Asphalt Mixtures

Abstract
The application of photocatalytic semiconductors into asphalt mixtures give it better performance an new capabilities such as photocatalytic, superhydrophobic, self-cleaning, deicing/anti-ice, self-healing, thermochromic, and latent heat thermal energy storage.

Curriculum Vitae
PhD in Physics from the University of Minho where works since 1985 teaching and researching in optical metrology, image processing and material sciences in the production and characterization of thin films and nanostructures. EOS' fellow

Summary
Invited Talk
Ulrike Fuchs (Asphericon GmbH, Germany)
Aspheric and freeform optics as game changers in life science

Abstract
Aspherical and freeform surfaces enable numerous new applications due to a higher number of degrees of freedom. But they also bring new challenges. How these can be overcome is demonstrated using several examples.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Fuchs is VP Strategy and Innovation at asphericon, named as inventor on numerous patents and an OSA Fellow. In 2018 Fuchs was the inaugural winner of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award.

Summary
Invited Talk
Toralf Gruner (Carl Zeiss SMT, Germany)
Optics for EUV lithography: The past, the present and the future

Abstract
2019 was the year where EUV lithography entered high-volume production. I will review the history of EUV optics starting from simple 2-mirror systems reaching the current HVM systems and outline the path towards future systems.

Curriculum Vitae
1993 Physics diploma at University of Leipzig (Quantum field theory)
1997 PhD at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (Quantum optics)
Since 1997 simulation and layout of lithographic projection lenses at Carl Zeiss Oberkochen

Summary
Invited Talk
Georgii Gvindzhiliia (Johannes Kepler University, Institute of Applied Physics, Linz, Austria)
Transient absorption depletion for optical nanolithography

Abstract
Inspired by the success of STED lithography in breaking the resolution limit, we performed sub-50nm lateral and sub-80nm axial feature sizes by using a depletion wavelength within the absorption spectrum of the photoinitiator's transient states.

Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D. student - STED laboratory, Institute of Applied Physics, JKU Linz. (2019 - to date).
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Institute of Applied Physics, JKU Linz. (2021 - to date).

Summary
Invited Talk
Gladys Mínguez-Vega (University Jaume I, Instituto de Nuevas Tecnologías de la Imagen, Castellón, Spain)
Nanomaterials synthesized by pulsed lasers in liquids

Abstract
We review the fundamentals of pulsed laser synthesis of nanomaterials in liquids and show different optical configurations to improve the productivity of this technique and its applications in the fields of biomedicine and sunlight absorption.

Curriculum Vitae
Gladys Mínguez-Vega is an associate professor at the University Jaume I where she leads the team of the Photonics Research Group investigating in ultrafast lasers and the laser synthesis of nanomaterials

Summary
Invited Talk
Christophe Moser (EPFL, STI/IEM, Switzerland)
Volumetric printing in scattering resins

Abstract
In Volumetric printing by tomographic projections, we demonstrate that, by controlling light scattering in the resin by computing pre-distorted projection patterns, we are able to printing objects whose size exceeds the scattering mean free path.

Curriculum Vitae
Christophe Moser obtained his PhD in optical information processing from Caltech.He co-founded and was the CEO of Ondax prior to joining EPFL where he is Associate Professor and Director of the MicroEngineering section.

Summary
Invited Talk
Christoph Zaczek (Carl Zeiss SMT, Germany)
Precision manufacturing of optics for EUV lithography

Abstract
In 2019 EUV lithography had its breakthrough in high volume manufacturing of chips in the semiconductor production. The presentation gives some top level insights in the precision manufacturing of EUV optics @ ZEISS.

Curriculum Vitae
Christoph Zaczek is ZEISS Fellow, got his PhD in physics in 2005 while working for ZEISS since 1998, is an optics process technology expert with focuses on coating, cleaning, optics processing, lifetime and their interaction.

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

Abstract
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.

Summary
Keynote
Bahram Javidi (University of Connecticut, USA)
Automated Disease Identification with Multidimensional Digital Holography and Classification Algorithms

Abstract
This Keynote overviews rapid sensing and analysis of blood-cells with low-cost field-portable multidimensional digital holography for disease identification. Statistical and/or deep learning algorithms analyze the reconstructed cells. Applications for rapid COVID-19 detection will be presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Bahram Javidi is a University of Connecticut professor. His interests in imaging are recognized by Optica Emmett-Leith Medal, C.E.K. Mees Medal; Fraunhofer Award, IEEE William-Streifer Award, SPIE-Gabor Award, and with 1100 publications (Google-Scholar Citation=41700, h-index=103).

Summary
Invited Talk
Pablo Artal (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Optical technologies to improve vision

Abstract
A better understanding of the optical properties of the eye allowed to develop new technologies to improve vision. I will revise the different experiments we developed based in the use of adaptive optics.

Curriculum Vitae
Pablo Artal is a professor of Optics. He received the Land medal, the Tillyer award, the King Jaime I award and the Juan de la Cierva Spain National research award.

Invited Talk
Ray-Hua Horng (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Institute of Electronics, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Size Effect on MicroLEDs and Related Display Technology

Abstract
Based on the VR or AR requirement, the side of LED should be reduced below 100 um x 100 um. In this talk, the size effect on microLED and related display technology will be presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Ray Hua Horng is a professor at Natinal Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Now she is the Vice-President of Taiwan Photonics Society. She is also the fellows of IEEE, OPTICA, SPIE.

Invited Talk
Guoqiang Li (Zhejiang Lab, Optical Imaging and Sensing Group, Hangzhou, China)
Adaptive Optical Elements for Smart Eyeware and Imaging

Abstract
In this talk, we will present our recent work on adaptive optical elements with tunable amplitude modulation and tunable focus, and their applications in vision care and imaging.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Guoqiang Li is currently a Professor at Zhejiang Lab. He was a faculty member and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University, USA. He is a Fellow of Optica and SPIE.

3. Optical MEMS and Micro-Optics
Invited Talk
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz (Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland)
Lenses with extended depth of focus (EDOF) and their usefulness for presbyopia compensation

Abstract
Different EDOF lenses proposed for presbyopia compensation are presented and compared. Among them the lens with angular modulation of optical power seems to offer the best uniformity of imaging within the assumed defocus range.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor at the Institute of Applied Optics and at the National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland. Member of board of the Photonics Society of Poland. Areas of interest include diffractive optics and its applications.

Summary
Invited Talk
Deb Kane (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
The micro-optics of the orb webs of certain spider species

Abstract
Some spiders’ orb webs include micro-optical fibres - the silks, and transparent sticky droplets and junction cement. An overview of quantitative evaluation of the optical materials and optics of these elements will be presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Deb Kane is Hon. Professor (physics), Australian National University; an Optica Fellow, and, Fellow Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP). Current interests: photonics dynamical systems, optics of spider webs and silks, and laser materials interactions.

Invited Talk
Robert Minasian (University of Sydney, Australia)
Tunable integrated and micro optic microwave photonic processors

Abstract
Microwave photonics offers new paradigms for processing signals. Recent advances are presented, including versatile beamforming systems for phased arrays, tunable microwave photonic filters, and photonic sensing systems that provide new capabilities for high-performance signal processing.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Minasian is Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory, University of Sydney. He received the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of OSA.

Summary
Invited Talk
Yves-Alain Peter (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Sensing and Tuning with Optical Microresonators on Chip

Abstract
On chip optical microresonators are compact, robust and can be integrated with micro electro-mechanical components as well as microfuidics. They can efficiently sense acceleration, gases, refractive index, living cells, as well as tune lasers.

Curriculum Vitae
Yves-Alain Peter graduated from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is now Professor of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. His current research interests include microphotonics and micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems.

Invited Talk
Thilo Sandner (Fraunhofer, IPMS, Dresden, Germany)
Vacuum Wafer Level Packaged Translatory MEMS Actuator with Large Stroke for compact NIR-FT spectrometers

Abstract
A translatory MOEMS actuator with VWLP and 700µm large stroke of a 5mm mirror is presented - especially developed for fast optical path-length modulation in miniaturized FT-spectrometers (FTS) in NIR spectral region (800 nm…2500 nm).

Invited Talk
Olav Solgaard (Stanford University, USA)
Optical Imaging and Sensing Enabled by MEMS Phased Arrays

Abstract
Optical phased arrays have the ability to angularly scan, focus, and synthesize arbitrary optical fields. These characteristics are used to create optical imaging and sensing systems with unique capabilities.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Olav Solgaard (Ph.D. Stanford 1992) joined UC Davis in 1994 and moved to Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 1999. His research interests include optical MEMS, Photonic Crystals, optical sensors, microscopy and ultrafast science.

Invited Talk
Yuzuru Takashima (University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Unlocking potential of TI-DMD for AR display and lidar engine: Image and beam steering by MEMS Spatial Light Modulators

Abstract
In this invited talk, we introduce a new method to convert MEMS SLM, Texas Instruments Digital Micromirror Device (TI-DMD) into a beam steering device for lidar, and image steering device for AR optical engine.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Yuzuru Takashima is a full professor at James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, pioneering on MEMS-based lidar and AR display systems. He received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

4. Optical Sensing
Invited Talk
Arie den Boef (Advanced Semiconductors Materials Lithography - ASML, Veldhoven, Netherlands)
Optical metrology in lithography: challenges and opportunities

Abstract
We present some optical metrology techniques for measuring critical dimension and overlay in semiconductor chips. Some metrology challenges will be shown along with the progress that is made in dealing with these challenges.

Curriculum Vitae
Arie den Boef joined ASML in 1997 where he is exploring optical wafer metrology. He became part-time full professor in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam where he has started research on optical metrology.

Summary
Invited Talk
Wilhelm Kaenders (TOPTICA Photonics AG, Graefelfing, Germany)
Laser Guide Stars for Atmospheric Corrections

Abstract
The current status of artificial guide star lasers, their current use in astronomy as well as upcoming applications in free space optical communication are reviewed and new developments of diode-fiber-based solutions are presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Wilhelm Kaenders is the founder of TOPTICA Photonics AG, a laser company based in Munich, Germany focusing on diode and fiber-based laser solutions. He has worked on cold atoms in the field of quantum optics and laser and laser system developments.The company today is a key enabler for quantum technology based on atoms and ions.

Invited Talk
Lucia Kleint (University of Geneva, Dept. of Computer Science, Carouge, Switzerland)
Observing the Sun at the highest resolution

Abstract
The Sun is our closest star and an ideal laboratory to study astrophysical processes. However, it is a notoriously difficult target to study because it requires highly specialized telescopes and optics, which wil be presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Lucia Kleint is an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva. Her research focuses on astronomy, image analysis using methods from computer science, and astronomical instrumentation.

Invited Talk
Jeff Kuhn (University of Hawaii, Institute of Astronomy, Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Technologies to make optics for the masses: What laser satellite constellations and hyper telescopes for detecting exo-life have in common

Abstract
What‘s possible if the cost of diffraction-limited optics drops from present 250,000 to 10,000euro/m^2? This talk will describe exciting current efforts to design buildable telescopes at the km scale with new optics and mechanics technologies

Curriculum Vitae
Jeff's PhD is in physics from Princeton in 1981. He was the founding director of the University of Hawaii's Advanced Technology Research Center. He's a Sloan Foundation Fellow and recipient of the Senior Humboldt award.

Invited Talk
Timothy Lee (University of Southampton, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom)
Laser Processed Reflector Fibre with Enhanced Backscatter for Distributed Sensing

Abstract
Low loss point reflectors were fabricated in optical fibre by femtosecond laser writing to enhance and control the backscattering signal, for low noise and high resolution distributed acoustic sensing based on optical time domain reflectometry.

Curriculum Vitae
Timothy Lee is a Senior Research Fellow of laser material processing at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, where he obtained his PhD in 2013, with over 100 papers published in journals and conferences.

Summary
Invited Talk
Takeo Minamikawa (University of Tokushima, Tokushima-ken, Japan)
Optical-frequency-comb microscopy for imaging with amplitude and phase of light wave

Abstract
We propose a novel optical microscopy employing optical-frequency-comb (OFC). OFC microscopy realizes unique spectroscopic imaging with amplitude and phase of light wave, such as phase-contrast laser scanning microscopy, scan-less confocal microscopy, and so on.

Curriculum Vitae
PhD in Engineering (2010) and PhD in Medicine (2021). Assoc. Prof. Tokushima University from 2015, Visiting Director National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center from 2021, Visiting Associate Professor Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.

Summary
Invited Talk
Kaoru Minoshima (The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan)
Single pulse three-dimensional imaging using ultrafast information conversion with chirped optical frequency comb

Abstract
With optical frequency comb, pulse-to-pulse interferometric measurement between chirped pulse train realized ultrafast information conversion between space, time, and color. It was applied to 3D measurements of microscopic to large-scale objects and capturing dynamic phenomena.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor and Vice-President of University of Electro-Communications. Vice-President of ICO, Fellow of OPTICA and Japan Society of Applied Physics, Member of Science Council of Japan, Director of Laser Society of Japan, Associate Editor of OPTICA.

Invited Talk
Heidi Ottevaere (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Biosensing: measuring the devil inside!

Abstract
We present the design and fabrication of optofluidic systems with integrated optics combining absorption, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Their proof-of-concept will be demonstrated for environmental monitoring as well was for medical applications.

Curriculum Vitae
Heidi Ottevaere is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel since 2009 and responsible for the Instrumentation and Metrology platform at the Photonics Innovation Center and for the biophotonics research unit of the Brussels Photonics Team.

Invited Talk
Pavel Pavlicek (Joint Laboratory of Optics, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Coherence scanning interferometry with active optical elements

Abstract
An optical measurement method based on coherence scanning interferometry that measures without the mechanical scanning is introduced. Instead of the object, the reference plane moves. An electrically tunable lens ensures sharp image during the measurement.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Pavel Pavliček is a researcher at the Joint Laboratory of Optics in Olomouc. He received his Ph.D. from University Erlangen (1999). The research interests of Pavel Pavliček are optical 3D measurement methods.

Summary
Invited Talk
Bernhard Roth (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, HOT - Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Online Detection of Microplastics using a Portable Raman Spectroscopic Measurement System

Abstract
We developed a mobile Raman spectroscopic measurement system for the reliable detection of microplastics in water resources with added particulate and fluorescent contaminants streaming with 1 l/h through a customized flow cell.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor at the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies HOT and Member of Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD, both Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany. Areas of interest include applied optics and photonics, biomedical optics and laser measurement.

Summary
Invited Talk
Eugene Serabyn (Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
Searching for Exoplanets and Life with Novel Optical Techniques

Abstract
The question of whether life exists beyond the Earth can be investigated in two quite different ways: in situ microscopy on our solar system’s Ocean Worlds, and remote high-contrast spectroscopy of exoplanets around nearby stars.

Curriculum Vitae
Gene Serabyn is a Senior Research Scientist at JPL working on high-contrast coronagraphic and interferometric techniques for exoplanet detection, and on microscopic techniques for remote life detection.

Summary
Invited Talk
John T. Sheridan (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Fast subpixel motion detection

Abstract
The development of fast accurate noncorrelation based methods to determine subpixel displacements is introduced. Methods are compared with advantages and drawbacks of the proposed methods being discussed. Applications are presented, e.g. stitching and frequency variation.

Curriculum Vitae
Head of the UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Professor of Optical Engineering. A fellow of SPIE, Optica/OSA and the IMA, with over 500 publications. Founder/director of www.equilume.com, bio-optimised lighting products for horse.

Invited Talk
George A. Stanciu (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)
Quantitative analysis of images collected with near field optical microscopy

Abstract
In our work we used an apertureless scanning near filed optical microscope (a-SNOM) for nanoscale investigations of the surface optical parameters. Using the SNOM images a quantitative analysis of the images was performed.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. George A. Stanciu is Professor of Physics at University Politehnica of Bucharest. He is head of Center for Microscopy-Microanalysis and Information Procesing (www.cmmip-pub.org). From 1995 he is Senior Member of IEEE.

Summary
Invited Talk
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand)
Sensors and Systems for Agriculture 4.0 with Photonics

Abstract
Combination of photonics and digital plays a very significant role in sensors and systems for agriculture 4.0. This paper highlights photonic-based prototypes that have been in field tested operation or practically deployed for agriculture.

Curriculum Vitae
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn is a NSTDA’s Research Fellow, Thailand, where he applies photonics to solve problems for a wide range of applications. He is a recipient of ICO/ICTP Award, and a Fellow of OSA and SPIE.

Summary
5. Computational Metrology
Keynote
Allard P. Mosk (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Shaping light with information – Shaping information with light

Abstract
Shaping the optical wavefront, using information to match the light to specific modes of an complex system, can drastically change its propagation in terms of direction, intensity and even time delay.

Curriculum Vitae
Allard Mosk studies and aims to control the interaction of light with complex systems, such as strongly scattering media. He has introduces methods of adaptive wavefront shaping to achieve focusing and imaging through strong scatterers.

Invited Talk
Daniel Adams (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA)
Next Generation Computational Imaging and Massively Multiplexed Metrologies

Abstract
In this talk I will review the state-of-the art in computational imaging and discuss improvements that have led to current, massively multiplexed metrologies. Exciting developments have produced a new form of three-dimensional single-shot computational imaging

Curriculum Vitae
Daniel Adams received his PhD from the Colorado School of Mines in 2010 specializing in ultrafast spatio-temporal dynamics. His interests range from nonlinear optics to phase retrieval with attention toward coherent diffractive imaging of plasmas

Invited Talk
Lars Büttner (TU Dresden, Germany)
Closed-Loop and Neural Network Aberration Correction Schemes using Fresnel Guide Stars for Microfluidics

Abstract
A closed-loop adaptive-optical image correction system using a deformable membrane mirror and a field-programmable system-on-chip-based real-time signal processing system is presented for flow measurements through a fluctuating air-water interface.

Curriculum Vitae
Lars Büttner studied physics and received his Ph.D. in 2004 at University of Hanover. At TU Dresden he is leading a research group on adaptive laser- and ultrasound-based measurement techniques and microfluidics.

Summary
Invited Talk
Myung K. "Paul" Kim (University of South Florida, Tampa, USA)
Digital holographic microscopy and applications in metrology

Abstract
An overview is given of the development of digital holographic mciroscopy and its applications in metrology, contributing to progress in diverse areas of science and technology, including micro/nano-fabrication, materials characterization, and microbiological processes.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor of physics at University of South Florida. PhD in physics from UC Berkeley in 1986. Elected Fellow of the Optical Society in 2010 and fellow of SPIE in 2017.

Summary
Invited Talk
Robert Kuschmierz (TU Dresden, Germany)
Fast 3D micro endoscopic imaging using wavefront shaping and self-calibration

Abstract
Coherent fiber bundles enable minimally invasive, micro-endoscopic access for instance for caner diagnostics in the brain. I discuss recent progress towards robust 3D micro-endoscopy using digital optics, 2 Photon Polymerization and Deep neural Networks.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Kuschmierz received his PhD for interferometric in process metrology in 2017. He is currently heading a research group focused on computational and adaptive fiber endoscopic systems.

Summary
Invited Talk
Nikolay Petrov (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Terahertz pulse time-domain holography for computational metrology of broadband single-cycle wavefronts

Abstract
Terahertz pulse time-domain holography is a strong technique that provides the possibilities to analyze spatio-temporal and spatio-spectral evolution of arbitrary shaped THz wave trains during its propagation in free space and interaction with obstacles.

Curriculum Vitae
Nikolay V. Petrov (Ph.D. 2011, Dr. Sci. 2020). Since 2016 he is the head of the Laboratory of Digital and Display Holography at ITMO University. He is working in holography, femtosecond optics, and terahertz imaging.

Summary
Invited Talk
Enrique Tajahuerce (Universitat Jaume, Spain)
Computational imaging with single-pixel detection: application to mapping the optical properties of turbid media

Abstract
We review different imaging techniques based on structured light and single-pixel detection. In particular, we describe a diffuse optical imaging (DOI) technique for the spatial characterization of the absorption and scattering properties of turbid media.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Tajahuerce coordinates the Photonics Research Group at University Jaume I. He has developed research in diffractive optics, adaptive optics, optical security and encryption, digital holography, and computational imaging with structured light and single-pixel detection.

Summary
6. Optical Information Processing and Optical Imaging
Keynote
Demetris Psaltis (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Deep Learning Tomography

Abstract
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.

Summary
Invited Talk
Percival Flavier Almoro (National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
Phase Retrieval Using Unordered Propagations: Principles and Techniques

Abstract
Principles of the unordered propagation phase retrieval algorithm are reviewed. The problem of local phase errors due to lack of intensity variation in certain sampled regions is addressed using a technique based on phase perturbation.

Curriculum Vitae
Percival Flavier Almoro is a professor at the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests include theory, techniques, and applications of wavefront reconstruction.

Invited Talk
Mitchell A. Cox (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Bridging Africa’s digital divide with free-space optics

Abstract
Connectivity in the digital age is not a luxury, impacting on education, social wellness and health. Here we outline how to bridge Africa's lack of connectivity - the digital divide - using free-space optics.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr Cox is the co-founder of the Wits Optical Communication Lab where he works on improving the capacity and range of free-space optical communications using structured light, with the vision of bridging the digital divide.

Invited Talk
Aydogan Ozcan (UCLA, Los Angeles, )
Diffractive Optical Computing

Abstract
We discuss diffractive optical networks designed by deep-learning to implement various functions as the input light diffracts through spatially-engineered surfaces. These diffractive processors will find applications in all-optical image analysis, object classification and computational imaging.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor and the Volgenau Chair for Engineering Innovation at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA.

Invited Talk
Pascal Picart (Le Mans Université, France)
Holographic imaging of acoustic fields

Abstract
The characterization and control of waves in acoustics is of great interest because resulting technological innovations may impact several domains. We demonstrate the proof-of-concept of using digital holography for full-field imaging of acoustic field.

Curriculum Vitae
Pascal Picart is Professor at Le Mans Université and received his PhD in Physics from the University Paris XI in 1995. He is author of 112 journal papers, 24 invited talks, and 162 communications.

Invited Talk
Guohai Situ (Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai, China)
PhysenNet: a physics-enhanced deep neural network for computational imaging

Abstract
We report a new method for computational imaging by incorporating a complete physical model representing image formation into a conventional deep neural network. It can be used to solve various CI problems without training beforehand.

Summary
Invited Talk
Jun Tanida (Osaka University, Japan)
Modern roles of optical computing in information technologies

Abstract
With the recent progress in information technologies, optical computing is expected to play an important role in a variety of applications. Functional sensing, information encoding, and computation are presented as promising examples.

Curriculum Vitae
Jun Tanida was graduated in 1981 and received PhD of Engineering in 1986 from Osaka University. He is a professor of Osaka University and fellows of the Optical Society and Japan Society of Applied Physics.

Summary
7. Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
Keynote
Tobias Kippenberg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Hybrid Integrated Nonlinear Photonics: From Chipscale frequency combs to cryogenic interconnects

Abstract
The development of optical frequency combs1, and notably self-referencing, has revolutionized precision measurements over the past decade, and enabled counting of the cycles of light. Frequency combs, have enabled dramatic advances in timekeeping, metrology and spectroscopy. In 2007, it was discovered that such combs can also be generated using an optical microresonator2 using parametric frequency conversion. …

Curriculum Vitae
Tobias J. Kippenberg is Full Professor at EPFL Switzerland / Institute of Physics. His research interests are the Science and Applications of ultra high Q microcavities; in particular with his research group he discovered chip-scale Kerr frequency comb generation and observed radiation pressure backaction
effects in microresonators that now developed into the field of cavity optomechanics (Nature and Science).

Summary
Keynote
Jun Ye (University of Colorado and NIST, JILA, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America)
Precision engineering of light-matter interactions for fundamental physics and applications

Abstract
Study of light-matter interaction has enabled numerous scientific breakthroughs. Recent innovations in optics are creating new opportunities for exploring quantum complexity, advancing measurement frontier, testing fundamental laws, searching for new physics, and inspiring novel applications.

Curriculum Vitae
Jun Ye is a Fellow of JILA and NIST, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His works on developing new tools for light-matter interaction with applications in precision measurement and quantum science.

Summary
Invited Talk
Maria Chernysheva (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Thuringia, Germany)
Self-mode-locking phenomenon and broadband filterless tuneability in Tm-doped ultrafast fibre lasers

Abstract
Thulium-doped fibre can perform three roles in laser cavities: gain, saturable absorber and wavelength tuning. We explore the influence of rare-earth concentration, fibre glass matrix and gain excitation on soliton formation in highly-integrated laser design.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr Maria Chernysheva is currently a leader of junior research group "Ultrafast Fibre Lasers" at Leibniz-IPHT. Earlier she was Marie S.-Curie and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellows at Aston University (UK).

Invited Talk
Markus Gräfe (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
Quantum imaging

Abstract
Exploiting the quantum properties of non-calssical states of light can lead to new imaging approaches beyond classical limits.Thi involves entangled and correalted photon pairs as well as quantum coherence.

Invited Talk
Michèle Heurs (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany; Max Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Hannover, Germany)
Non-classical light for gravitational wave detection and quantum metrology

Abstract
Current-generation gravitational-wave detectors are already widely limited by quantum noise; non-classical light is already used to circumvent this. This talk gives results and (future) options for quantum noise reduction in laser interferometry and quantum metrology.

Curriculum Vitae
Michèle Heurs is a professor of experimental physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover, where she leads the "Quantum Control" group. Her research interests include high-frequency squeezed light, quantum noise reduction schemes, and quantum optomechanics.

Invited Talk
John Howell (Chapman University, Department of Physics, Orange, California, United States of America)
Doppler Gyroscopes: Frequency vs Phase Estimation

Abstract
I will discuss the role of frequency vs phase in a gyroscope, the fundamental limits of precision and a new gyroscope whose sensitivity is orders of magnitude better than the standard quantum limit for phase estimation.

Curriculum Vitae
John Howell is a professor of physics at Chapman University. His areas of expertise are in precision measurements, entanglement, entanglement measures, fundamental quantum and digital signal processing.

Invited Talk
Giovanna Morigi (Saarland University, Germany)
Reservoir-engineering shortcuts to adiabaticity

Abstract
We propose a protocol that achieves fast adiabatic transfer between two orthogonal states of a qubit by coupling with an ancilla. The qubit undergoes Landau-Zener dynamics, whereas the coupling realizes a time-dependent Hamiltonian, which is diagonal in the spin's instantaneous Landau-Zener eigenstates. The ancilla (or meter), in turn, couples to a thermal bath such that the overall dynamics is incoherent. We analyze the protocol's fidelity as a function of the strength of the coupling and of the relaxation rate of the meter. When the meter's decay rate is the largest frequency scale of the dynamics, the spin dynamics is encompassed by a master equation describing dephasing of the spin in the instantaneous eigenbasis. In this regime, the fidelity of adiabatic transfer improves as the bath temperature is increased. Surprisingly, the adiabatic transfer is significantly more efficient in the opposite regime, where the timescale of the ancilla dynamics is comparable to the characteristic spin timescale. Here, for low temperatures the coupling with the ancilla tends to suppress diabatic transitions via effective cooling. The protocol can be efficiently implemented by means of a pulsed, stroboscopic coupling with the ancilla and is robust against moderate fluctuations of the experimental parameters.

Curriculum Vitae
Giovanna Morigi made her undergraduate studies in Pisa and got her PhD at the University of Innsbruck. She is professor of theoretical quantum physics at Saarland University since 2009.

Invited Talk
Héctor Manuel Moya-Cessa (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica , Mexico)
Circular optical lattices and the Pegg-Barnett phase operator

Abstract
Inspired by the fact that the Fourier transform (FT) of position yields the momentum operator, we show that the discrete FT of the number operator in an (s+1)-dimensional Hilbert space produces the Pegg-Barnett phase operator.

Curriculum Vitae
Researcher at Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Tonantzintla, Pue., Mexico. ICO-ICTP prize recipient in 2006. Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Summary
Invited Talk
Gerd Leuchs (FAU Erlangen, Germany)
Quantum interferometry using the optical Kerr effect

Abstract
We report on a novel and robust set-up allowing for reliably generating >5dB of two-mode squeezing. Manipulating the two-mode squeezed state using standard linear optic unitary transformations, we demonstrated the enhancement of interferometric sensitivity.

Curriculum Vitae
Gerd Leuchs has a diploma in physics from Cologne University and a PhD from Munich University. As emeritus at Erlangen (MPI and University) he works on optical solitons, quantum noise, and efficient photon-atom-coupling.

Invited Talk
Goutam K Samanta (Physical Research Laboratory, India)
Nonlinear interaction of beams carrying orbital angular momentum

Abstract
We will discuss some of our recent results on nonlinear interaction of various OAM carrying structured beams, direct transfer classical nonseparable state into hybrid entangled states, and the increasing dimensionality of the entangled states.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Goutam Samanta, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, working in nonlinear optics and quantum optics, has 120 technical contributions in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a recipient of the Gallieno Denardo award, ICO/ICTP 2017.

Summary
Invited Talk
Wolfgang Tittel (Delft University of Technology, QuTech, Delft, Netherlands)
Quantum network technology - the second life or rare-earth crystals

Abstract
I will present our recent work towards single-photon sources and optical quantum memory using cavity-enhanced interaction between light and rare-earth ions doped into cryogenically cooled crystals

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Tittel is a full professor at QuTech/TU Delft. He has engaged in groundbreaking research in the field of quantum communications from the early stages on, bringing it from the laboratory into the real world.

Invited Talk
Andrew White (University Of Queensland, Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, Brisbane, Australia)
Rise of the Machines: Making better photons by getting rid of experimentalists

Abstract
We explore using machine learning (ML) to optimise production, coupling, routing, and circuitry for single photons produced by quantum-dots coupled to a micropillar cavity.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Andrew White is Director of the Centre of Engineered Quantum Systems, https://equs.org, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, see http://quantum.technology/andrew .

Summary
Invited Talk
Vladislav V. Yakovlev (Texas A&M University, Texas, United States of America)
8. Ultrafast Phenomena and Ultrafast Optics
Keynote
Alexander Gaeta (Columbia University, USA)
Synchronization of Chip-Based Frequency Combs

Abstract
I describe recent work on the synchronization of chip-based optical frequency combs and its application to coherent comb combining, ultralow-noise microwave generation, and spectral shaping.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Gaeta is the David M. Dickey Professor of Applied Physics at Columbia University. He is a fellow of Optica, APS, and IEEE and is a recepient of the Townes Medal.

Invited Talk
Yves Bellouard (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
On the use of femtosecond laser for tuning materials properties

Abstract
We discuss how femtosecond laser-matter interaction can be used as a means for tailoring a variety of physical properties in materials, including heat conductivity, thermal expansion, Young modulus and stress state surrounding laser-affected zones.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Yves Bellouard heads the Galatea Lab at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. His research interest includes multiscale manufacturing and processing methods based on ultrafast laser exposure.

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

Abstract
Water-window attosecond soft x-ray pulses simultaneously access electrons and lattice via x-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy. We validate this approach with an identification of the σ and π orbital contributions to the density of states.

Curriculum Vitae
Jens Biegert is ICREA professor of Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics group at ICFO. His research focus lies on the investigation of the real-time quantum dynamics of electrons and nuclei in atoms, molecules and solids.

Summary
Invited Talk
Daniele Brida (University of Luxembourg, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Attosecond Electron Transport Driven by Single-cycle Laser Pulses

Abstract
The peak electric field of single-cycle optical pulses with minute pulse energy drives ultrafast electron transport in nanostructured gold circuits with attosecond temporal resolution.

Curriculum Vitae
Daniele Brida is Professor at the University of Luxembourg. His research activities are the generation of ultrashort optical pulses in a broad frequency range and their use to investigate ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter systems.

Invited Talk
Sangam Chatterjee (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Spectroscopy & Optics, Giessen, Germany)
Ultrafast gain recovery in model semiconductor w-type quantum structures

Abstract
The excitation and gain dynamics after stimulated emission in W-type near-infrared InGaAs/GaAs/GaAsSb heterostructure reveal that the physical limit for the highest possible laser repetition rate for this material system is in the range of 100GHz.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Chatterjee holds the chair for optics and spectroscopy at the Institute of Experimental Physics I at Justus Liebig University Giessen. His research interests include ultrafast quasiparticle dynamics and growth of advanced semiconductor quantum structures.

Invited Talk
Hanieh Fattahi (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light - MPL, Erlangen, Germany)
Femtosecond Fieldoscopy: A novel spectro-microscopy technique

Abstract
We report on the first field-resolved detection of molecular response when excited by near-infrared femtosecond pulses. Our novel scheme paves the path towards label-free spectro-microscopy at higher sensitivity, dynamic range, and spatial resolution.

Curriculum Vitae
Hanieh Fattahi leads an independent research group at Max Planck Institute for the science of Light. Her research is focused on femtosecond spectro-microscopy and strong-field physics by employing ultrashort pulses and field-resolved metrology.

Invited Talk
Matteo Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)
Attosecond non-equilibrium effects in dielectrics

Abstract
We used attosecond transient reflectivity to study sub-cycle exciton dynamics in MgF2 driven into dynamical Franz-Keldysh regime by infrared pulses. We found the excitonic contribution to delay the instantaneous system response up to 1 femtosecond.

Curriculum Vitae
Matteo Lucchini obtained a PhD in Physics at Politecnico di Milano in 2012. He is assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano where he leads part of the attosecond research center investigating ultrafast dynamics in solids

Summary
Invited Talk
Uwe Morgner (University of Hannover, Germany)
Strong-field Ellipsometry: New vision into the atomic world

Abstract
A laser pulse hits a target - electrons are moving synchronously through the neighboring attractive and repulsive forces and transform them into new radiation. Analyzing this light unveils a tomographic image of the environment.

Curriculum Vitae
Uwe Morgner is professor of physics at the Leibniz University of Hannover. He is spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD and head of the School of Optics and Photonics.

Summary
Invited Talk
Clara Saraceno (RUHR UNIVERSITY BOCHUM, Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science, BOCHUM, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
High-power ultrafast lasers open new opportunities for THz science and technology

Abstract
We will review recent progress in high-average power ultrafast sources in the THz domain. We will present the state-of-the-art, technology challenges in scaling THz average power and application domains for these novel sources.

Curriculum Vitae
Clara Saraceno is a Full Professor of Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science at the Ruhr University Bochum. He research efforts are focused on high-average power ultrafast lasers and their applications in Terahertz science and technology.

Invited Talk
Günter Steinmeyer (Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany)
The carrier-envelope phase --- an elusive parameter in optics

Abstract
This talk reviews the ongoing challenge to measure and stabilize the relative phase between carrier and envelope of an ultrashort pulse from early approaches some 20 years ago to ultimate limitations due to quantum effects.

Curriculum Vitae
Günter Steinmeyer is a department head at the Max-Born-Institut and a professor of physics at Humboldt University. He is a Fellow of Optica, the American Physical Society and the International Union of Radio Scientists.

Summary
9. High Power Lasers, X-Ray and High-Energy Optics
Invited Talk
Filippo Bencivenga (FERMI Free Electron Laser, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
New research opportunities with Free Electron Lasers

Abstract
We will discuss the new opportunities offered by the extension of non-linear spectroscopies in the vacuum ultraviolet to soft X-ray energy range allowing for a new class of experiments with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution.

Curriculum Vitae
Filippo Bencivenga is a senior scientist and user program coordinator at the FERMI free electron laser facility, his main scientific achievements are related to the development of the nanoscale transient grating approach

Summary
Invited Talk
Tsuneyuki Ozaki (NRS-EMT, Varennes, Québec, Canada)
Intense femtosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses via high-order harmonic generation from gaseous solids

Abstract
I will first review our past works on intense high-order harmonic generation from laser ablation plume, and then present our recent studies on the involvement of autoionizing states in generating such intense harmonics.

Curriculum Vitae
Tsuneyuki Ozaki is a Professor at the INRS-EMT near Montreal, Canada, and the past Director of the Advanced Laser Light Source. His main research interests include high-intensity THz radiation and intense HHG.

Invited Talk
Bastian Pfau (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
X-ray imaging and optical manipulation of chiral magnetic materials

Abstract
Chiral magnetic materials can host topological solitonic spin-wave states, so-called skyrmions. This talk will focus on the excitation of these nanometer-sized solitons with femtosecond laser pulses and coherent x-ray imaging of such dynamics.

Curriculum Vitae
Bastian Pfau is department head at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy in Berlin since 2018. His research focuses on ultrafast magnetization dynamics investigated with coherent x-rays on the nanometer scale.

10. Nano-Optics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Invited Talk
Boris Chichkov (Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Quanum Optics, Hannover, Germany )
On the origin of photon mass, momentum, and energy in a dielectric medium

Abstract
The controversy concerning the momentum of light in a dielectric medium (Abraham vs Minkowski) is well-known an is still not fully resolved. We discuss the origin of both momenta in the frame of special relativity.

Invited Talk
Mona Jarrahi (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
High-Efficiency Optical-to-Terahertz Conversion through Plasmon-Coupled Surface States

Abstract
This presentation describes how coupling light to semiconductor surface states enables optical-to-terahertz conversion with 4-orders-of-magnitude higher efficiencies compared to nonlinear optical processes through a compact, passive platform insensitive to optical alignment and focus.

Curriculum Vitae
Mona Jarrahi is a Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA and the Director of the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory. Her researched is focused on terahertz optoelectronics devices and systems.

Invited Talk
Jacob Khurgin (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
Nonlinear Optics with Epsilon near zero materials – physical principles and applications

Abstract
In epsilon near zero (ENZ) materials, such as transparent oxides, nonlinear optical phenomena get enhanced. I will describe the physics of enhancement and its relation with slow group velocity as well as potential applications.

Invited Talk
Stefanie Kroker (TU Braunschweig, Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology LENA, Braunschweig, Germany)
Bulky Systems Go Compact – Nanophotonics for integrated and robust quantum technological platforms

Abstract
This contribution illustrates the potential of nanophotonics and chip-based light control as enabling technology for robust and compact systems for atom chips, atomic clocks, and ion trap-based quantum computers.

Curriculum Vitae
Stefanie Kroker is professor for “Optical Quantum Metrology” at TU Braunschweig and research group leader at PTB. She works in nanophotonics and their applications in high-precision metrology and quantum technologies.

Invited Talk
Graciana Puentes (University of Buenos Aires, Physics, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Spin-Orbit Interactions of Light in Photonic Materials and Applications

Abstract
We report recent advances in Spin Orbit Interactions (SOIs) of light in photonic materials. Furthermore, we present an overview of exciting future directions for applications of SOIs of light in next-generation photonic devices.

Curriculum Vitae
Graciana Puentes completed her a PhD degree in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at Leiden University (NL), in 2007. Her thesis examined quantum scattering phenomena in photonic systems. Upon graduation, she was appointed Research Fellow at University of Oxford (UK), and the Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO,Barcelona). She was an Oxford Trinity College Fellow (UK), a Marie-Curie COFUND Fellow (SP), an ICFONest Fellow (SP), and a Senior Research Fellow at Philips Research (NL). Since 2014 she holds an Independent Senior Researcher position at the National Research Council (CONICET-Argentina). In 2018, she was appointed Associate Professor at University Paris-Saclay (FR). In 2019, she was appointed Chair of OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group (US) and ERA Chair in Quantum Optics and Photonics, by Horizon 2020 (EU). She was elected the IBM Champion 2022.

Summary
Invited Talk
Carsten Rockstuhl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
A T-matrix Approach to Describe them All: Materials, Metamaterials, and Metasurfaces

Abstract
We present a unifying framework to explore photonic nanomaterials made from scattering objects. Artificial photonic nanostructures and molecules can be considered as building blocks, opening the door to exploring hybrid photonic materials with unprecedented properties.

Curriculum Vitae
Carsten Rockstuhl got his Ph.D. 2004 from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. After PostDoc and Senior Scientists positions in Japan and Germany, he became 2013 Professor for Theoretical Solid State Physics at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.

11. Photonic Crystals, Nano Structures and Functions
Keynote
Boris Lukiyanchuk (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
Optical generation of magnetic fields in dielectric spheres

Abstract
Weakly dissipating dielectric spheres can support high order Fano resonances associated with internal Mie modes. These resonances yield field-intensity enhancement factors. We analyze the emergence of magnetic nanojets which might be attractive for photonic applications.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Boris Luk’yanchuk graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He got his PhD from P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Academy of Sciences of USSR, 1979. He published 5 monographs and above 280 original papers.

Invited Talk
Sasan Fathpour (University of Central Florida, USA)
Advances in Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Integrated Photonics

Abstract
Thin-Film Lithium niobate has emerged as a compact and efficient integrated photonic platform for electro-, nonlinear- and quantum-optic applications. Recent progress and future directions of devices and circuits on this versatile platform is reviewed.

Curriculum Vitae
Sasan Fathpour is a professor at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida. He is a coauthor of about 200 publications and a fellow of Optica.

Invited Talk
Hitoshi Tabata (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Terahertz Plasmonics for Bio-Medical Application

Abstract
THz plasmonic resonance enables us a direct detection of biological specific chemical bindings without any fluorescent labeling. Here we have demonstrated direct detection between lection and sugar chain by this technique.

Curriculum Vitae
He graduated form Kyoto University in 1988. He was a professor of Nano-science and Nano-technology Center at Osaka University from 2002. After 2006, He is a professor at The University of Tokyo.

12. Fiber Optics
Invited Talk
Georgios Kakarantzas (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)
Functionalization of optical fibers: The role of new materials

Abstract
We demonstrate optical fiber functionalization with two examples a) the integration of chiral cellulose nanocrystals on fiber facets and b) the realization of a thermally tuned variable attenuator with a PDMS polymer embedded microfiber.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. George Kakarantzas is Senior Researcher (Grade B) and head of the Photonics Laboratory, Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece. Research interests: Optical fiber devices, photonic materials.

Summary
Invited Talk
Mariusz Klimczak (University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw, Poland)
Magnetically sensitive optical fiber probes with step index, suspended core or hollow core microstructures

Abstract
Optical fibers with nitrogen-vacancy center-containing nanodiamonds are discussed for three approaches involving standard and hollow core microstructures. Magnetic sensing is demonstrated with the best sensitivity of 500 nT/sqrt(Hz) achieved for 24 cm long fibers.

Curriculum Vitae
Mariusz Klimczak obtained his PhD from Warsaw University of Technology in 2010 and his DSc (habilitation) from Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw in 2016. He is currently with University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.

Summary
Invited Talk
B. S. Ooi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
Distributed optical fiber sensors for oil/gas and agriculture industries

Abstract
For oil/gas industry applications, we deploy a standard multimode fiber for distributed and simultaneous measurement of vibration and temperature. Additionally, we present an optical fiber based method for the early detection of red palm weevil.

Summary
Invited Talk
Siddharth Ramachandran (Boston University, USA)
Structured Light in Fibres: Principles and Applications

Abstract
We describe the linear and nonlinear properties of light in fibres that manifest complexity, spatially as well as in polarization, and their applications in a wide range of areas including quantum communications, machining and imaging.

Curriculum Vitae
Siddharth Ramachandran (Fellow, IEEE, OSA, SPIE) started his professional career at Bell Labs and is now a Professor at Boston University, in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Physics and Materials Science.

Summary
13. Optical Communications and Photonic Network
Keynote
Alan E. Willner (University of Southern California, USA)
Optical Communications: Innovations and Applications Abound

Abstract
Exciting advances and applications abound in optical communications, especially in areas explored for the past ~50 years yet only recently emerging. This talk will highlight free-space optical communications, optical signal processing, and photonic integrated circuits.

Curriculum Vitae
US National Academy of Engineering, Fellow UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from White House, IEEE Sumner Award, Optica Forman Award, IET Thomson Medal. Was President of Optica and IEEE Photonics Society.

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
Polina Bayvel (UCL, Optical Networks Group, LONDON, United Kingdom)
Increasing capacity of optical fibre communications networks

Abstract
The global digital communications infrastructure is underpinned by optical fibre networks, which are nonlinear. How can optical network throughput be increased to support and adapt to capacity and delay needs of new applications?

Curriculum Vitae
Polina Bayvel is the Head of the Optical Networks Group, UCL which she set up in 1994. Her interests are in optical networks at the nonlinear limits. She is Fellow of the Royal Society.

Invited Talk
Nan Chi (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Artificial intelligence in visible light communications: algorithms and applications

Abstract
We summarize the latest progress on the application of artificial intelligence algorithms and structures in VLC system. It is envisaged that VLC will become an indispensable part of 6G given its high-speed transmission advantages.

Curriculum Vitae
Nan Chi is a professor of Fudan University, China. She is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers and has been cited more than 7000 times. She is a fellow of the OSA.

Summary
Invited Talk
Jörg-Peter Elbers (ADVA, Martinsried, Germany)
Optical Networks - there will be light everywhere

Abstract
Modern optical networks are the foundation of our connected society. This talk will review latest market and technology trends of optical networks and its underlying components. Future research directions, challenges and opportunities will be outlined.

Curriculum Vitae
Jörg-Peter Elbers is Senior Vice President and globally responsible for technology strategy, research, standardization and IPR management at ADVA.
He has more than 25 years of experience in packet-optical communications and networking.

Invited Talk
Joyce Poon (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. Halle, Germany)
Silicon integrated photonics for future “computing”

Abstract
I will discuss how foundry silicon photonics in the visible spectrum can be an enabling technology for future computing, addressing applications such as displays, neural implants, and quantum computing.

Curriculum Vitae
Joyce Poon is the Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. She specializes in integrated photonics on silicon.

Invited Talk
Hossam Shalaby (Alexandria University, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt)
Power Efficient Modulation Techniques for High Speed Optical Communication Networks

Abstract
We study several modulation techniques that maintain both power and spectral efficiencies above traditional QAM schemes. The maximum achievable power efficiency under a constraint on spectral efficiency is determined and compared to that of QAM.

Curriculum Vitae
Hossam Shalaby received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Maryland in 1991. He has been with Alexandria University, Egypt since 1983 and with Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology since 2010.

Summary
Invited Talk
Deepa Venkitesh (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
Optically Aided Signal Processing

Abstract
Advanced optical coherent communication is made possible with a significant digital signal processing at the transmitter and the receiver. This talk details about how processing in the optical domain can aid/augment digitial signal processing.

Curriculum Vitae
PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Professor in Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Research interests include advanced optical communication, microwave photonics, optical signal processing.

Invited Talk
Elaine Wong (University of Melbourne, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Melbourne, Australia)
Expediting Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Decisions in Federated Converged Access Networks

Abstract
We review a federated learning framework that harnesses shared learning between multiple converged access networks to expedite bandwidth allocation decisions in support of latency-sensitive human-to-machine/robot applications. Time-savings of up to 80% is achieved.

Curriculum Vitae
Elaine Wong (Optica Fellow and FIEAust) is currently Associate Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne.

Summary
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

Abstract
With increasing availability of advanced systems and techniques, THz range shows great promise in many fields. This talk explores opportunities of biological applications and the physical factors which pose serious challenges in realizing optimal solution.

Curriculum Vitae
Aparajita Bandyopadhyay is the Terahertz Vertical Coordinator at Joint Advanced Technology Center at IITD, India. Her current research spans across THz spectroscopic imaging and Raman mapping towards agri-photonics, material study and security related applications.

Invited Talk
Ryan Hamerly (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
Computation by Photodetection: Deep Learning and Optimization with Coherent Photonic Signals

Abstract
We propose a novel scheme for optical neural-network acceleration based on balanced homodyne detection, analyze its performance on speed and energy-efficiency benchmarks, and outline the prospects for realization in integrated photonics.

Curriculum Vitae
Caltech B.S. 2010, Stanford PhD 2016 (Mabuchi group). Past work: quantum feedback control, coherent Ising machines, quantum annealer benchmarking. R.H. is a scientist at MIT and NTT working on photonic AI accelerators and related topics.

Summary
Invited Talk
Janos Hebling (MTA-PTE High-Field Terahertz Research Group, University of Pécs, Hungary)
Generation and application of THz pulses with extremely high field strength

Abstract
Single-cycle THz pulse sources based on LiNbO3 slab with structured surface, and their application for electron and ion acceleration are considered. Simulations predict high THz beam quality, and up to 50 MV/cm peak electric field.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. János Hebling, OSA Fellow, leads the MTA-PTE High-Field Terahertz Research Group at the University of Pécs, Hungary. He is the recipient of the Széchenyi award, author of 120 articles and inventor of 11 patents.

Summary
Invited Talk
Boon S. Ooi (KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabi)
Heterogeneous and hybrid integration of GaN-based structures on dissimilar substrates for optoelectronic applications

Abstract
Heterogeneous integration of GaN- and Ga2O3-based materials and devices onto dissimilar substrates such as silicon, metal or quartz with 2D interlayer such as graphene, TiNx or MXene will be discussed.

Curriculum Vitae
Boon S. Ooi is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research focuses on the study of optoelectronic materials and devices for applications in sensors and optical communications.

Summary
Invited Talk
Seung-Han Park (Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
High-Speed Multi-Modal Nonlinear Microscopy and its Applications to Bio-Medical Imaging

Abstract
High-speed and high-resolution multimodal laser scanning microscopes, designed for acquiring and tracking dynamic cell images in live organisms, will be introduced. In addition, in-vivo and label-free images from various bio-medical samples will be demonstrated.

Curriculum Vitae
Seung-Han Park received Ph. D. degree from Optical Sciences Center at University of Arizona, in 1988. He is currently a professor in the Department of Physics at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Invited Talk
Mathias B. Steiner (IBM Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Materials Discovery for Climate & Sustainability – Optical Characterization of Carbon Dioxide Trapping at Rock Pore Scale

Abstract
In this presentation, I will report our team's research and development of optical methods, including lab-on-chip micro-spectroscopy, for materials characterization in carbon dioxide capture and geological storage.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Mathias Steiner combines computational and experimental research for driving the development of scientific discovery tools and technologies. He is currently leading IBM Research's global initiative in Materials Discovery for Climate & Sustainability.

https://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=br-mathiast

Invited Talk
Yan Zhang (Capital Normal University, China)
Terahertz metasurface wave front modulators

Abstract
Based on the metasurface, several kinds of terahertz functional devices are designed and fabrication, their performances are characterized with a terahertz focal plane imaging system. Experiment results demonstrate the validity of the proposed devices.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dr. Yan Zhang is a full professor in Departement of Physics, Capital Normal University and dean of Beijing Key Lab for Metamaterials and Devices.He is a fellow of OSA.

Summary
15. Microscopy, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Advanced Imaging
Keynote
Pietro Ferraro (CNR, CNR-ISASI Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, Pozzuoli, Italy)
Living cells as biological lenses: from imaging to lithography

Abstract
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

Summary
Keynote Talk
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman (Columbia University, New York, USA)
High-speed 3D microscopy for life-science applications

Abstract
Single objective light sheet techniques combine the light-efficiency benefits of light-sheet imaging with a simple form factor capable of ultra-fast 3D microscopy in diverse samples. I will describe technical approaches and applications across the life-sciences.

Curriculum Vitae
Elizabeth Hillman is Herbert and Florence Irving Professor at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology. She completed undergraduate and PhD degrees in Physics and Medical Physics at University College London.

Keynote
Michael Totzeck (Carl Zeiss AG, Germany)
When the trend is your friend: On the mutual reinforcement of optical imaging and major technology trends

Abstract
Technology trends like digitalization, smartification, miniaturization, and automation are in a positive feedback loop with optical imaging. They are enabled by optical imaging and at the same time have a huge impact on it.

Curriculum Vitae
Michael Totzeck joined ZEISS in 2002. He is ZEISS Fellow and honorary professor at the University of Konstanz. His research interests include all kinds of innovations in optics, particularly imaging, metrology, lithography, quantum technology and digitalization.

Invited Talk
Miguel A. Alonso (Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix Marseille Université, Centrale Marseille, Marseille, France)
Geometry and topology in 3D Polarization

Abstract
The generalization of the Stokes parameters and the Poincaré sphere nonparaxial light are discussed, as well as fields that cover a wide range of polarization. An application of this formalism in superresolution microscopy is presented.

Curriculum Vitae
Miguel A. Alonso is Research Director at Centrale Marseille and researcher at Institut Fresnel, as well as professor at the University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of Optica and Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters.

Invited Talk
Martin Booth (University of Oxford, UK)
Universal Adaptive Optics for Microscopy

Abstract
Adaptive optics (AO) corrects detrimental effects of specimen aberrations in microscopes. We present a framework of tools that enable application of AO across many microscope modalities with applications from cell biology to neuroscience.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof Booth has introduced a wide range of adaptive optics methods for microscopy, laser fabrication and other applications. He has over 125 journal papers, numerous patents and was awarded the ICO Prize in 2014.

Invited Talk
Cornelia Denz (University of Münster, Münster, Germany)
Topologies in photonic graphene and beyond

Abstract
Photonic refractive index structures allow mimicking condensed matter materials and their band structure. Employing femtosecond laser machining in fused silica, we demonstrate molding of light in artificially created graphene, twisted bilayer materials, or fractal lattices.

Curriculum Vitae
With a PhD and tenure from Darmstadt University of Technology, Cornelia Denz is professor at the Institute of Applied Physics, University of Muenster. Since 2022, she is President of PTB, the German Metrology Institute, Braunschweig.

Invited Talk
Alberto Diaspro (University of Genoa, Italy)
Multimessenger optical microscopy to decrypt chromatin organization and function in living cells.

Abstract
Different visible light-matter interactions are the starting point for the realization of a multi-messenger image scanning microscope - including super-resolved fluorescence, fluorescence lifetime, and polarization - to study chromatin organization in living cells.

Curriculum Vitae
AD is full professor at UNIGE, PI at IIT, with > 400 articles, H=60. Research is focused on optical nanoscopy and nanoscale biophysics. AD received the Gregorio Weber Award for excellence in fluorescence, 2022.

Invited Talk
Mark A. Foster (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Compressive imaging systems for high-speed microscopy and minimally-invasive microendoscopy

Abstract
Compressive imaging systems maximize the information collected with each measurement. This efficiency dramatically improves performance for measurement constrained scenarios. Here we discuss our research results for two such scenarios, high-speed multiphoton microscopy and minimally-invasive microendoscopy.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Mark A. Foster is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on advanced optical signal processing for imaging, sensing, communications, and computation.

Invited Talk
Paul French (Imperial College London, UK)
Open source microscopy for fluorescence lifetime imaging, super-resolved imaging and high content analysis

Abstract
I will present our work developing open source, modular, automated microscopy platforms for high content analysis, including fluorescence lifetime imaging for Förster resonant energy transfer of protein interactions and single molecule localisation microscopy.

Invited Talk
Jan Huisken (Georg-August-University Göttingen, Multiscale Biology, Göttingen, Germany)
Flamingo: shareable, modular light sheet microscopy

Abstract
We have developed Flamingo, a modular, portable and shareable microscopy framework, which makes it easy to customize LSFM instrumentation for specific applications, to share the technology with collaborators and to allow remote access.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Jan Huisken is an Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. Jan is best known for his interdisciplinary work at the interface of gentle 3D light sheet microscopy, optical manipulation, and quantitative developmental biology.

Invited Talk
Ori Katz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Microscopic imaging through complex media: from scattering turbid samples to optical fibers

Abstract
I will describe our recents efforts to undo the effects of light propagation through complex media by physical wavefront-shaping and computational approaches.

Curriculum Vitae
Ori Katz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He heads the Advanced Imaging Lab, with research focused on optical and acoustic imaging and sensing.

Invited Talk
Michael Kempe (Carl Zeiss AG, Corporate Research and Development, Jena, Thuringia, Germany)
The Challenging Path to Innovations in Biophotonics: Two Advanced Imaging Cases

Abstract
In biomedical optical imaging, confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography have been successful innovations in life sciences and ophthalmology, respectively. We discuss recent developments of these technologies and compare their paths to become successful innovation.

Curriculum Vitae
Michael Kempe is a Fellow of the Carl Zeiss AG and Head of Innovation Management in the Corporate Research and Technology Group Function. His work is focused on innovations for ophthalmology and life sciences research.

Invited Talk
Nektarios Koukourakis (TU Dresden, Germany)
Investigation of human organoid retina with digital holographic transmission matrix measurements

Abstract
The optical transmission matrix contains rich information on the structural properties of a scattering sample. Its evaluation allows distinguishing pathologic changes in retinal organoids towards the development of label-free biomarker.

Curriculum Vitae
Nektarios Koukourakis studied electrical engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum and received his Ph.D. in 2008. At TU Dresden he is leading a research group on Biophotonics concentrating on wavefront shaping and holographic techniques.

Invited Talk
Malgorzata Kujawinska (Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Warszawa, Poland)
Metrological aspects of 3D Quantitative Phase Imaging methods

Abstract
We present the methodology and suitable microphantoms, which allow to determine measurement accuracy in 3D Quantitative Phase Imaging systems applied for biomedical studies at cellular and subcelullar levels.

Curriculum Vitae
Malgorzata Kujawinska is Professor at Warsaw University of Technology and expert in full-field optical metrology with applications in biomedicine, engineering and cultural heritage. She is SPIE Fellow and reciepient of 2021 SPIE Dennis Gabor Award.

Invited Talk
Michel Meunier (Polytechnique Montreal, Engineering Physics, Montreal, Québec, Canada)
Imaging cytology samples using immunoplasmonics biomarkers

Abstract
We present the development of an experimental side-illumination and hyperspectral imaging setup for quantitative multiplexed cytology analysis based on the application of spectrally distinctive plasmonic NPs biomarkers.

Curriculum Vitae
PhD (MIT, 1984); Professor (1986- ); Fellow CAE, SPIE, OSA. His intense research activities focus on the development of new optical nanomaterials, nano-optical devices and laser technology for nanomedicine applications

Summary
Invited Talk
Lisa Miccio (CNR-ISASI, Pozzuoli , Italy)
Single cell imaging by label-free microscopy

Abstract
Strategies for label-free single-cell imaging are presented and their projections on next future biomedical applications discussed. Static or in-flow configurations combined with Quantitative Phase Microscopy figure out morphology-dependent issues. Recent results and perspectives are reviewed.

Curriculum Vitae
Researcher at Italian CNR (ISASI). Her interests are in Quantitative Phase Microscopy and Tomography developing label-free approaches for biomedical imaging. She published more than 100 peer-review papers and attended more than 50 international conferences.

Invited Talk
Yukitoshi Otani (Utsunomiya university, CORE, UTSUNOMIYA, Japan)
Quantitative differential interference contrast (Q-DIC) video microscope using a polarization camera

Abstract
A quantitative differential interference contrast (Q-DIC) microscope by a polarization camera is proposed to analyze quantitative phase and to reconstruct 3D images of a transparent sample without any staining.

Curriculum Vitae
Yukitoshi Otani is a director of Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE) and a professor of Graduate Program in Optical Engineering at Utsunomiya University. He is intersted in techniques for polarization imaging.

Invited Talk
Marek Piliarik (Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague, Czech Republic)
Label-free Interferometric scattering microscopy of the dynamics of single-proteins

Abstract
Label-free imaging of single proteins has revolutionized microscopy in many ways. Here we watch single proteins at work and track their machinery at high-speed to unravel the nanoscopic functions of the living matter.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Marek Piliarik leads the Nano-optics team at the Institute of Photonics and Electronics in Prague, focusing on ultrasensitive microscopy techniques for single-molecule biophysics.

Invited Talk
Adrian Podoleanu (University of Kent, Kent, United Kingdom)
Advances in optical coherence tomography

Abstract
The lecture will present how advances in different sectors of OCT technology are interrelated.

Curriculum Vitae
Professor of Biomedical Optics, Head of the Applied Optics Group, University of Kent, UK, Fellow of IOP, Optica, SPIE

Summary
Invited Talk
Juergen Popp (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany)
Molecular spectroscopic imaging for applied clinical diagnosis

Abstract
Molecular spectroscopic imaging concepts with focus on Raman spectroscopy either in a microscopic or endoscopic setting for applied clinical diagnosis are presented. In combination with innovative artificial intelligence approaches real-time image analysis is achieved.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Popp holds a chair for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena. His core research focus is Biophotonics.

Invited Talk
Monika Ritsch-Marte (Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Fast wavefront shaping correction for deep tissue imaging

Abstract
We present fast converging algorithms for non-invasive scattering compensation in deep tissue imaging and demonstrated the achieved advancement in the context of two-photon fluorescence imaging in mouse brain.

Curriculum Vitae
Monika Ritsch-Marte received a PhD in Quantum Optics in 1988, but then changed her field of research to Biomedical Optics. She has been Head of the Institute of Biomedical Physics in Innsbruck since 1998.

Invited Talk
Francisco E. Robles (Georgia Tech, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Epi-illumination tomographic quantitative phase imaging in thick scattering samples

Abstract
We describe a novel method called quantitative oblique back-illumination microscopy (qOBM) that yields quantitative phase contrast in thick scattering samples in 3D, providing unprecedented access to cellular and subcellular structures in thick tissues.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Robles is an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. His lab focuses on developing label-free optical imaging technologies with molecular and functional contrast for biomedical applications.

Summary
Invited Talk
Amartya Sengupta (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Physics, New Delhi, India)
Breaking Barriers in Optical Spectroscopy: Challenges of experiments for extreme conditions

Abstract
Modern age technological frontier demands advanced material engineering suitable for diverse environmental conditions including high P-T. Optical spectroscopy is a versatile tool for in-situ investigations of such engineering aiding in the understanding of their characteristics.

Curriculum Vitae
Amartya Sengupta is with the Physics Dept at IIT Delhi. His main research expertise is in Raman and THz spectroscopy and his group presently works in diverse areas of material sciences, agri-photonics and biophysics.

Summary
Invited Talk
Anupam Sengupta (University of Luxembourg, Physics of Living Matter Group, Luxembourg)
Microbial ecology under the lens of polarization optics

Abstract
Polarizing optical microscopy is used extensively in materials research, yet remains underexplored in biophysical studies of microorganisms. Here we discuss current trends and prospects of micro-scale polarized imaging in studying the physical ecology of microbes.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Anupam Sengupta heads the Physics of Living Matter Group at the University of Luxembourg. His team leverages advanced optical and microfluidic techniques to uncover emergent structures and functions in living matter systems.

Invited Talk
Colin Sheppard (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Confocal microscopy with a detector array – Image scanning microscopy

Abstract
Confocal microscopy with a small pinhole results in improved resolution, but with limited signal. If the pinhole is replaced by a detector array, after scanning and processing, the signal is increased and resolution improved.

Curriculum Vitae
Colin Sheppard is Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia, and External Collaborator and Visiting Scientist, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy. He has served as Vice-President of ICO (1999-2002) and President of OWLS (1998-2000).

Invited Talk
Frederique Vanholsbeeck (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Toward dynamic imaging of articular cartilage to unravel their mechano-structural properties using polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Abstract
Non-invasive monitoring of articular cartilage damage is paramount for osteoarthritis researchers. Using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography under controlled loads, we use birefringence to gain insights into the physiology and onset of degeneration of joint tissues.

Curriculum Vitae
A.-Prof. Vanholsbeeck’s research focuses on biomedical optics with a focus on optical coherence tomography to study soft tissue and fluorescence spectroscopy to monitor bacterial activity. She has been awarded the NZAS Hill-Tinsley medal in 2020.

Invited Talk
Kai Wicker (Carl Zeiss AG, ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany)
Polarised Illumination Coded Structured Illumination Microscopy (picoSIM)

Abstract
Coding illumination patterns in polarization rather than intensity allows structured illumination microscopy (SIM) in a single exposure, enabling fast sectioning in life science and material applications. Here, I present the concept and first experimental results.

Curriculum Vitae
Kai Wicker is a physicist with a PhD in super-resolution microscopy from King’s College London. He’s been with ZEISS in various roles since 2013 and is currently heading the ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden.

Invited Talk
Chris Xu (Cornell Neurotech – Engineering, USA)
Imaging deeper, wider, and faster with multiphoton microscopy

Abstract
By pushing the boundaries of imaging depth and speed, multiphoton microscopy enables large-scale, non-invasive monitoring of brain activity in live animals, and is poised to play a major role in understanding how brains work.

Curriculum Vitae
Chris Xu is IBM Chair Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, the founding co-Director of Cornell Neurotech, and director of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics. Before Cornell, he was a MTS at Bell Laboratories.

Invited Talk
Chao Zuo (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China)
Transport-of-intensity diffraction tomography (TIDT)

Abstract
We present a new label-free 3D microscopy technique, termed transport of intensity diffraction tomography (TIDT), which retrieves the 3D refractive index (RI) distribution of biological specimens from 3D intensity-only measurements.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Chao Zuo a professor at the department of Electronic and Optical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), and the group leader of the Smart Computational Imaging Laboratory (SCILab: www.scilaboratory.com) at NJUST.

Summary
16. Biomechanics, Optical Elastography and BioBrillouin
Invited Talk
Kareem Elsayad (Medical University of Vienna, Division of Anatomy, Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology, Austria)
Uncovering life’s hidden dynamic structure with Brillouin Microspectroscopy

Abstract
I will discuss ways in which more information can be extracted from Brillouin Microscopy studies that can give insight into, and at times hint at a direct physiological relevance, of the measured regime.

Curriculum Vitae
Kareem Elsayad runs the Laboratory for High-resolution Optical Microspecroscopy Applications (LAHOMA) at the Medical University of Vienna, where his team develop novel optical techniques/approaches and explore the biomedical potential thereof.

Summary
Invited Talk
Brendan Kennedy (University of Western Australia, Australia)
In vivo assessment of residual breast tumour using optical coherence elastography

Abstract
Techniques are needed to improve tumour margin assessment in breast surgery. Here, compression-based optical coherence elastography techniques are described. Results are presented from excised specimens and in-vivo, in the surgical cavity, using a handheld probe.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr Kennedy is Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at The University of Western Australia, Laboratory Head at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Chief Scientific Officer at OncoRes Medical.

Invited Talk
Kirill V. Larin (University of Houston, USA)
Multimodal optical elastography of ocular tissues

Abstract
In this presentation, I will overview recent progress made in the area of passive (heartbeat) elastography of the cornea with OCE and multimodal (Brillouin and OCE) elastography of the lens.

Summary
Invited Talk
Francesca Palombo (University of Exeter, Physics and Astronomy, Exeter, United Kingdom)
Brillouin spectra of biomedical samples as signatures for viscoelasticity on a micro-scale

Abstract
This paper summarises the state-of-the-art in applications of Brillouin spectroscopy and microscopy to biomedical samples. It highlights the most significant findings from our studies as well as from other prominent works in this emerging field.

Curriculum Vitae
I am an Associate Professor in Biomedical Spectroscopy at the University of Exeter, UK. My research is focused on developments of Brillouin, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy methods for applications to biology and medicine.

Summary
Invited Talk
Peter Török (Nayang Technological University, Signapore)
High resolution spontaneous Brillouin microscopy – Looking back 10 years on
17. Biomedical Optics
Invited Talk
Ata Chizari (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands)
Addressing movement artefacts in handheld laser speckle contrast perfusion imaging

Abstract
A successful handheld laser speckle contrast perfusion imaging requires understanding of the underlying reasons of movement artefacts. We shed light on this challenge and propose methods to create robustness against it.

Curriculum Vitae
Ata Chizari is a postdoctoral researcher at biomedical photonic imaging group, university of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests include laser speckle contrast imaging, laser Doppler perfusion imaging and speckle metrology.

Summary
Invited Talk
Dana Cialla-May (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology , Germany)
Application of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in bioanalytics

Abstract
In order to achieve molecular specific responses accompanied with a high sensitivity, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is applied in biosensing detection schemes such as detection of co-factors, drugs and metabolites in complex biological matrices.

Curriculum Vitae
Dana Cialla-May received her Ph.D. degree in 2010. Since 2011, she is research group leader at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena. Her research focuses on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in biosensing.

Invited Talk
Scott Fraser (University of Southern California , USA)
Optimizing multidimensional multiplex light imaging
Invited Talk
Julius Heitz (Becker-Hickl, Berlin, Germany)
Time is of the essence: Fluorescence lifetime imaging for rapid cancer detection

Abstract
Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) maps the metabolic state of biological samples from spatial variations of autofluorescence lifetimes. This metabolic imaging identifies cancer-typical metabolism in minutes, with revolutionary potential for rapid personalized treatment.

Curriculum Vitae
He obtained his PhD in physics at the Free University Berlin, Germany. Currently, he works as application specialist for Becker & Hickl GmbH in Berlin and is always happy to talk about TCSPC and FLIM.

Invited Talk
Martin Leahy (NUI - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
How to create a biophotonics app with 500 million users

Abstract
A decade on from the birth of App Stores and our invention of the heart rate app, this paper will discuss what we have learned about biophotonics, smartphones, apps, user acquisition and monetization.

Curriculum Vitae
Chair of Applied Physics and a serial entrepreneur having been technical and/or managerial lead of several successful spin-out companies in biophotonics and energy. Director of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform and BIGSS Summer School.

Invited Talk
Sudipta Maiti (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mu, India)
Neurotransmitters can Signal by Modulating Membrane Mechanics

Abstract
Neurotransmitters such as serotonin can interact with the vesicular membranes resulting in a change in membrane mechanical properties. This suggests a novel mechanism for the control of exocytosis by the vesicular content.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dr. Sudipta Maiti (Ph.D. in Biophysics, Univ. of Pennsylvania) is a professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and is engaged in research on protein aggregation, Neurotransmitter dynamics, Fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy techniques

Summary
Invited Talk
Stephen P Morgan (University of Nottingham, UK)
Applications of Optical Fibre Sensing in Critical Care

Abstract
Optical fibre sensors are a highly versatile technology that can be used to add measurement functionality to existing medical devices used in critical care. Physical, physiological and pharmacological measurement examples on indwelling catheters are described.

Curriculum Vitae
Stephen Morgan is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nottingham and a Royal Society Industry Fellow. His research interests involve the development of new healthcare technologies based on optical fibre sensing.

Invited Talk
Roberto Pini (CNR, Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)
Cost-effective nanoplasmonic platforms for optical detection and monitoring of diseases

Abstract
Recent advances will be presented in the development of home-made, low-cost and fast-response plasmonic sensors using silver nanowires for SERS detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, as well as gold nanorods for genetic biosensing

Curriculum Vitae
Roberto Pini is the director of the Institute of Applied Physics of the CNR in Florence. His main research interests are in biomedical optics and biophotonics, including advanced microscopy and spectroscopy, optical nanosensors, nanomedicine

Summary
Invited Talk
Maria Vinas-Pena (Harvard Medical School, USA; Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
Light-based technologies to develop novel therapeutical approaches for the eye

Abstract
Biophotonics technologies allow further understanding of the visual process and the development of novel ocular treatments. We show different applications of visual simulation, microscopy and elastography techniques for eye research.

Curriculum Vitae
PhD in Physics (Complutense University Madrid, 2016). Currently ERC-Marie Sklodowska Curie research fellow at Harvard Medical School. Founding partner of a spin-off company to develop visual simulators. OPTICA Ambassador. European young researcher award EYRA

Summary
18. Nanobiophotonics, Optogenetics and Nanosensing
Invited Talk
Malte Gather (University of St Andrews, UK)
Nanolasers and ultrathin organic LEDs for monitoring and controlling the activity of cells and tissue

Abstract
By monitoring resonance shifts of optical micro-cavities and lasers, we resolve pN cellular forces and refractive index changes down to 10^-5 RIU. Using pixelated organic micro-LEDs, we control neuronal activity with unprecedented local specificity.

Curriculum Vitae
Malte Gather is Professor at University of Cologne and University of St Andrews. He works on nanobiophotonics since joining Harvard Medical School in 2009 and currently holds an Alexander von Humboldt professorship.

Invited Talk
Irina V. Larina (Baylor College of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Houston, Texas, USA)
Integration of optical coherence tomography, second harmonic generation microscopy, and optogenetics for investigation of developmental mechanism

Abstract
Toward investigation of congenital heart defects, we established optical approaches for live, high-resolution imaging and manipulation of mouse embryo cardiodynamics.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Larina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. Her team investigates questions in developmental biology through technological advancements of biophotonics.

Summary
Invited Talk
Caroline Murawski (Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik Meinsberg e.V., Waldheim, Saxony, Germany)
Multi-Colored, Patterned Light Sources for Optogenetic Control of Drosophila melanogaster Larvae

Abstract
We developed high-brightness, bicolor organic light-emitting diodes and investigated smartphone displays for optogenetics. Applying these light sources to Drosophila melanogaster larvae, we activated and silenced neurons with high spatial precision.

Summary
Invited Talk
Cather Simpson (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Diagnosing Skin Lesions – Malignant and Benign – with Ligh

Abstract
The combination of light-based interrogation and high information content data manipulation and analysis is leading to transformative changes in our ability to identify or diagnose disease states. I will present our recent work upon skin lesions and prostate cancer implementing new probe technologies.

Special Sessions
Invited Talk
Jingze Yuan (Ciomp, Light: Science & Applications, Changchun, China)
Nature Light, How to make a successful journal in Photonics

Abstract
In 2012, LSA was launched as a fully open access and peer review journal. We publish paper from all areas of light, and manage to be a highly visible source in optics community.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Jingze Yuan is an academic editor of journal Light: Science & Applications (latest impact factor is 20.257). Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE), University of Cambridge.

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Important Dates

24 April 2022
Extended Deadline for papers

May 2022
Abstract acceptance / grants application

June 2022
Program issue

17 July 2022
Deadline for post-deadline paper submission

28 August 2022
2nd Early bird registration deadline

5 - 9 September 2022
ICO-25 - OWLS-16

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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-2022 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.edpsciences.org

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