Prof. Ady Arie
School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University

Lecture Title:
Nonlinear Optical Holograms for Shaping of Light Beams

Prof. John Ballato
Sirrine Endowed Chair of Optical Fiber and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Clemson University, South Carolina

Lecture Title:
Materials Development for Advanced Optical Fibers

Dr. Sergey Babin
Novosibirsk State University; Institute of Automation and Electrometry SB RAS, Novosibirsk

Lecture Title:
Beam Cleaning Effects in Multimode LD-Pumped GRIN-Fiber Raman Lasers

Prof. Polina Bayvel
Optical Networks Group, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London

Lecture Title:
Transforming Optical Networks: Maximising Capacity and Speed

Dr. Christopher Doerr
Acacia Communications

Lecture Title:
Highly Integrated Silicon Photonic Subsystems for Real World Applications

 Prof. Liang Dong
Clemson University

Lecture Title:
Challenges in Further Power Scaling of Single-Mode Fiber Lasers

 Prof. Yeshaiahu (Shaya) Fainman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of California, San Diego

Lecture Title:
Integrated Nanophotonics Technology and Applications

Dr. Ofer Firstenberg
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Lecture Title:
New Frontiers for Light Storage at Room Temperature

 Prof. Valery Filippov
Tempere University of Technology and Ampliconyx, Finland

Lecture Title:
Amplifiers and Lasers with Active Tapered Double Clad Fibers

 Mr. Eric Geoffrion
Thorlabs (formerly IR-Photonics), Canada

Lecture Title:
Bringing Mid-Infrared Fiber Components to the Market

Prof. Mircea Guina
Optoelectronics Research Centre
Physics Unit / Photonics
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Tampere University

Lecture Title:
The Myths, the Reality, and the Unexplored Potential of SESAM Technology for Modelocking

Prof. Peter Hommelhoff
Physics Department,
Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, EU

Lecture Title:
Photonics-Based Laser Particle Acceleration – Toward the Accelerator on a Chip

Prof. Matthias Jaeger 
Leibniz IPHT Institute
Jena, Germany

Lecture Title:
Large Mode Area Fiber Designs for Megawatt Peak Power Generation in REPUSIL-Based Tapered Amplifiers

Dr. Alina Karabchevsky
Electrooptics and Photonics Engineering Department
​Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Lecture Title:
All-Optical Monitoring of Cancer Treatment Efficiency with Overtone Absorption Spectroscopy On

Dr. Stefan Kessler
Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies, and Image Exploitation
IOSB Department of Optronics Group Manager Sensor Simulation
Ettlingen, Germany

Lecture Title:
Performance Assessment of Electro-Optical Imagers: TRM4 Model and Imaging Simulation

Prof. Thomas Kirchartz
Inst. for Technology of Nanostructures
Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Lecture Title:
Experimental Realization and Theoretical Understanding of High Open-Circuit Voltages in Lead-Halide Perovskites

Prof. Jonathan Knight
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Vice Chancellor’s Office
Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials. University of Bath

Lecture Title:
Silica-Based Hollow-Core Optical Fibres: A New Paradigm for the Mid-Infrared

Dr. Kobi Lasri
V-Gen Ltd., MKS Spectra-Physics

Lecture Title:
An overview of the Israeli Consortium on Advanced Laser Technologies for Industrial Applications (ALTIA)

Prof. Efrat Lifshitz
Dept. of Chemistry
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Sergey Mirov 
University Professor of Physics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Physics
Birmingham, AL, USA

Lecture Title:
Fiber-Bulk Hybrid Mid-Infrared Lasers Based on Transition Metal Doped Ceramic Chalcogenides

Prof. Johan Nilsson
Optoelectronics Research Centre
University of Southampton
Southampton, England

Lecture Title:
Unconventional High-Power Fiber Lasers for Improved Wavelength Coverage

Prof. Dan Oron
Dept. of Complex Systems
Weizmann Inst. of Science

Prof. Scott Papp
NIST and University of Colorado

Lecture Title:
Kerr-Microresonator Solitons for Ultraprecise Measurements

Prof. Tenio Popmintchev
Physics Department, University of California San Diego, USA

Dr. Oded Raz
Department of Electrical Engineering, TU/Eindhoven

Lecture Title:
Exploring 2.5 and 3D Integration to Meet the Bandwidth Density Challenge

Prof. Gabby Sarusi
Photonics and Electro-Optics Engineering Unit and Ilse Katz Center for Nano-Scale Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Lecture Title:
SWIR to Visible Up-Conversion Devices Development

Dr. Tal Schwartz
Physical Chemistry Department and Tel Aviv Center for Light-Matter Interaction
Tel Aviv University

Lecture Title:
Revealing the Motion of Hybrid Light-Matter Excitations by Ultrafast Microscopy

Prof. Natan T. Shaked
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Tel Aviv University

Lecture Title:
Stain-Free Quantitative Phase Imaging of Sperm Cells for In Vitro Fertilization

Prof. Joseph A. Shaw
Optical Technology Center at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA

Lecture Title:
Atmospheric Optics: Beauty and Science

Prof.  Alphan Sennaroglu
Departments of Physics and Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Lecture Title:
Femtosecond Pulse Generation by Using Single-Layer Graphene and Voltage-Controlled Graphene Supercapacitor Structures

Prof. Klaus Suhling
Department of Physics King’s College London

Lecture Title:
Wide-Field Time-correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) Microscopy

Dr. Liron Stern

Prof. Andreas Tünnermann
Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Center of Excellence in Photonics
Jena, Germany

Lecture Title:

Prospects in Power Scaling of Coherently Coupled Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Prof. Philip Walther
University of Vienna

Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher
Dept. of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics,
Swiss Inst. for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research,
Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Lecture Title:
Stability Studies of Perovskite PV Materials and Devices Using Concentrated Sunlight

Prof. Sharon Weiss
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Vanderbilt University

Lecture Title:
On-Chip Silicon Photonic Biosensors

Prof. Frank Wise
Department of Applied Physics
Cornell University

Lecture Title:
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Optical Pulse Propagation in Multimode Fibers

 Prof. Ben Yoo
Next Generation Networking Systems Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis, California

Lecture Title:
Advanced 2D and 3D Photonic Integrated Circuits for Very Compact High-Resolution Imaging Systems