Sessions and Invited Speakers

Medicine and Biology
Session Chair: Dr. Dror Fixler, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Prof. Klaus Suhling, s King’s College London, UK
“Wide-field Time-correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) Microscopy”

Prof. Sharon Weiss, Vanderbilt University, USA
“On-Chip Silicon Photonic Biosensors”

Solar Energy
Session Chair: Prof. David Cahen, Bar-Ilan University & Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel

Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel

Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher, Swiss Inst. for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel

Prof. Efrat Lifshitz, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel

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

Non – Linear optics
Session Chair: Dr. Haim Suchowski, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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

Lasers and Application
Session ChairDr. Ariel Bruner, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (SNRC), Israel

Prof. Liang Dong, Clemson University, USA
“Challenges in Further Power Scaling of Single-Mode Fiber Lasers”

Dr. Kobi Lasri, V-Gen Ltd., Spectra-Physics Lasers
“An Overview of the Israeli Consortium on Advanced Laser Technologies for Industrial Applications (ALTIA)”

IFLA-  Fiber Lasers and Applications
Session ChairsYoav SintovSoreq Nuclear Research Center (SNRC), Israel, Dr. Ami Ishaaya, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Prof. Jonathan Knight, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials. University of Bath, UK
“Silica-Based Hollow-Core Optical Fibres: A New Paradigm for the Mid-Infrared”

Dr. John Ballato, Clemson University, USA
“Materials Development for Advanced Optical Fibers”

Optical Engineering
Session ChairDr. Hanni Inbar, Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel

Prof. Ady Arie, Tel Aviv University, Israel
“Nonlinear Optical Holograms for Shaping of Light Beams”

Prof. Polina Bayvel, Optical Networks Group, University College London, UK
“Transforming Optical Networks: Maximising Capacity and Speed”

Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
“Photonics-Based Laser Particle Acceleration – Toward the Accelerator on a Chip”

Prof. Gabby Sarusi, Photonics and Electro-Optics Engineering Unit and Ilse Katz Center for Nano-Scale Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
“SWIR to Visible Up-Conversion Devices Development”

Spectroscopic and Optical Sensing
Session Chair: Dr. Ayala Ronen, Israel Institute of Biological Research, Israel

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

Micro and Nano Optics
Session Chair: Prof. Koby Scheuer, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Scott Papp, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA
“Kerr-Microresonator Solitons for Ultraprecise Measurements”

Electro Optics in Industry
Session Chair: Dr. Rami Cohen ELOP, Elbit Systems-ISTAR, Israel

Ultrafast Phenomena
Session Chair: Prof. Oren Cohen Technion, Israel

Prof. Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA
“Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Optical Pulse Propagation in Multimode Fibers”

Dr. Tal Schwartz, Tel Aviv Center for Light-Matter Interaction, Tel Aviv University, USA
“Revealing the Motion of Hybrid Light-Matter Excitations by Ultrafast Microscopy”

Photonics in Defense
Session Chairs: Dr. Joelle Schlesinger, Rafael, Dr. Ami Yaacobi, Rafael, Israel

Prof. Ben Yoo, Next Generation Networking Systems Laboratory, University of California, Davis, California, USA
“Advanced 2D and 3D photonic integrated circuits for very compact high-resolution imaging systems”

Atomic and Quantum Optics
Session Chair: Dr. Barak Dayan, Weizmann Inst. Of Science, Israel

Electro Optics Devices
Session ChairProf. Dan Marom, Hebrew University, Israel