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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous PHOTOPTICS conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Strong Light-Matter Coupling and Polariton Lasing in Metallic and Dielectric Metasurfaces    
Jaime Gomez Rivas, Applied Physics and Science Education, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

(Non-)Reciprocity and Nanotechnology: Demonstration of a Nonlinear Optical Diode    
Olivier Martin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Optical Tomographic Imaging of Acoustically Levitated Biological Samples
Monika Ritsch-Marte, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria


Graphene and Layered Materials for Photonics and Optoelectronics
Andrea Ferrari, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

All-Optical Modulation via Metamaterials
Humeyra Caglayan, Physics, Tampere University, Finland

Synthesis and Applications of Plasmonic Nanostructures    
Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, CINBIO, University of Vigo, Spain

Towards the Increase of Sensitivity and Resolution of Fabry-Perot Cavities  
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal


Deeply Subwavelength Layered Metamaterials: From Hyperbolic Dispersion Metasurfaces to Fano Resonance Optical Coatings  
Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, USA, and CNR-NANOTEC, University of Calabria, Italy

Dielectric Nanophotonics for Reconfigurable Planar Optics and Biosensing
Romain Quidant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Electro-Optic Metal-Oxides for Miniaturised Telecom and Sensing Devices  
Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Optical Nanomaterial Group, Switzerland

Topological Plasmonics: Ultrafast Vector Movies of Plasmonic Skyrmions on the Nanoscale  
Harald Giessen, 4. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Germany


Tailoring Light Emission with Metasurfaces    
Jean-Jacques Greffet, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris-Saclay, France

Quantum Optical Heat Machines: Engines, Refrigerators, Transistors  
Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Nonlinear, Tunable and Light-Emitting All-Dielectric Metasurfaces    
I. Staude, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Optical Tweezers on Nanostructures    
Onofrio M. Maragò, CNR-Istituto Processi Chimico-Fisici, Italy

Infrared Signatures of Interactions between Molecules and Free Charge Carriers in Nanostructures  
Annemarie Pucci, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Ultrafast Dynamics of Two-dimensional Materials  
Giulio Cerullo, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Holographic Micro-endoscopy based on Multimode Waveguides  
Tomáš Čižmár, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany

Organic-inorganic Hybrids for Green Photonic Components Development and IoT
Rute S. Ferreira, Department of Physics and CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal

All-optical Control of Magnetism: From Fundamentals to Nanoscale Engineering  
Alexey V. Kimel, Radboud University, Netherlands

Overcoming Losses of Plasmonic Nanoantennas and Gaining Some New Optical Properties
Pablo Albella, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Cantabria, Spain


Glass-based Photonic Structures - Advances and Perspectives    
Maurizio Ferrari, Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy

The Physics and Technology of Metadevices and Metasystems  
Kevin MacDonald, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

The Optical Characterisation of the Cold, Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas used for Medical Applications  
Bill Graham, Queens University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Enhancing and Controlling Light with Plasmonic and Non-Plasmonic Nanoantennas - Potential Applications in Medicine, (Bio-) Sensing or Spectroscopy    
Pablo Albella, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Cantabria, Spain


New Paths in Optical Sensing  
José L. Santos, Physics Department, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Infrared Glasses and Fibers for Optics and Photonics  
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France

Emerging Fibre Technology for Optical Communications    
David J. Richardson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


Light-matter Interactions in Whispering-gallery-mode Microresonators    
Giancarlo C. Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy

Microgel Photonics - A New Avenue for Multiresponsive Optical Fiber Nanoprobes  
Andrea Cusano, Engineering Dept, University of Sannio, Italy

Surface Dimensional Metrology by Optical Triangulation  
Manuel F. Costa, Centro de Física, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Fundamentals and Applications of Plasma Filaments  
Ludger Wöste, Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

New Advances in Fabry-perot Cavity for Sensing Applications     
Orlando Frazão, UOSE, INESC Porto, Portugal

Nonlinear Optics in Silicon Photonics    
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Varying Speed of Light, Cosmic Structure and the Quest for Quantum Gravity  
João Magueijo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

FiberLab – A Multi-sensing Approach in a Single Optical Fiber  
Wolfgang Schade, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany


Photon Wave Fronts - Frontiers in Photonics    
David Andrews, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Multifunctional Nanoscale Oxide Conductors and Semiconductors    
Elvira Fortunato, Independent Researcher, Portugal

Simply..circumventing the Diffraction Limit - Fluorescence Optical Microscopy at the Nanoscale  
Alberto Diaspro, Independent Researcher, Italy

Dielectric Waveguide Amplifiers and Lasers  
Markus Pollnau, Integrated Optical MicroSystems Group, University of Twente, Netherlands

Cells as Bits - Biomedical Diagnostics Inspired by Data Communication Techniques  
Bahram Jalali, UCLA, United States


Fabrication of Guided-Wave Optical Devices by Laser Direct Writing and Applications
Paulo Marques, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FCUP / INESC Porto, Portugal

Some Relations between Visual Perception and Non-Linear Photonic Structures  
José A. Martín-Pereda, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Versatile, All-fibre based Sources  
Roy Taylor, Femtosecond Optics Group, Physics Department , Imperial College London, United Kingdom