Europhoton 2020 Speakers

Solid-State Laser Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Ferenc Krausz, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
From tracking electronic motions to detecting cancer

Invited Speakers

Pierre-Alexis Chevreuil, J. Pupeikis, N. Bigler, L. Gallmann, C . R. Phillips and U. Keller ETH Zurich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Switzerland
High-harmonic generation in the water window with a high-average power mid-infrared OPCPA at 100 kHz

Christina Hofer
1,2, D. Gerz1,2, M. Högner1, T. P. Butler3, C. Gaida4 , T. Heuermann5,6, M. Gebhardt5,6, N. Karpowicz8, J. Limpert5,6,7, F. Krausz1,2, I. Pupeza1,2  ; 1Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany ; 2Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Garching, Germany ; 3University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA ; 4Active Fiber Systems GmbH, Jena, Germany ;  5Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Centre of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena, Jena, Germany ; 6Helmholtz-Institute Jena, Jena, Germany ;  7CNR NANOTEC Institute of Nanotechnology, Lecce, Italy ;  8Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany
Mid-infrared electric field sampling approaching single-photon sensitivity

Katalin Varjú
, ELI-HU Laser Institute, Szeged, Hungary
ELI ALPS – The next generation of attosecond sources

Fibre and Waveguide Devices Speakers

Invited Speakers

Oliver Heckl, University of Vienna, Austria
Flexible all-PM NALM Yb:fiber laser design for low-noise frequency comb applications and single-cavity dual-comb generation

Alexander Heidt, University of Bern, Switzerland
Ultra-low-noise ultrafast fiber lasers

Havva Begüm Kabagöz, Aku Antikainen and Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Time-locked multi-color single-aperture fiber sources via soliton self-mode conversion

Joshua P. Lourdesamy1, Antoine F. J. Runge1, Tristram J. Alexander1, Darren D. Hudson2, Andrea Blanco -Redondo3, C. Martijn de Sterke1,4 ;  1Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), The University of Sydney, Australia ; 2CACI Photonics Solutions, Florham Park, NJ, USA ; 3Nokia Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, USA ; 4The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano), The University of Sydney, Australia
Polychromatic soliton molecules from a fiber laser

Special Symposium “Lasers for Space”

Keynote Speakers

Nelson Christensen, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France  
Lasers and optics for the laser interferometer space antenna – LISA

Invited Speakers
Georg Kirchner, Space Research Institute, Graz, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria  
Laser ranging for satellites and space debris

Ivan Prochazka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Laser-based time transfer through free-space links

Paolo Villoresi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
New photonics for improved space quantum communications

Summer School Lectures

The conference includes a one-day and a half Summer School to be held from Sunday 30 August (afternoon) to Monday 31 August (all day) 2020. PhD Students and Postdocs who have paid the conference fee are especially invited to attend the Summer School. They will receive free entrance to the Summer School. The lecture program will be presented by lecturers who are internationally renowned in their research subjects. It will give students a chance to get introduced into various laser related subjects, covering the basics up to the latest research results.  
The Summer Schools will take place with the zoom platform on live streaming.


Rüdiger Paschotta, RP Photonics Consulting GmbH, Bad Dürrheim, Germany

Sunday 30 August, 14:00 – 16:00
SS1:”Power Scaling of Lasers”

The concept of “power scaling” and “scalability” of laser architectures can provide important insight for the evaluation of the future performance potential of different laser architectures, and for identifying long-lasting solutions as well as technological bottlenecks. For this purpose, the general concept of scaling must be applied to laser technology in a meaningful way. The talk presents a way to do this and demonstrates that it helps to analyze various issues in the context of high power lasers.



Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia

Sunday 30 August, 16:15 – 18:15
SS2:”Double-clad fibers for high-power fiber lasers”

The invention of cladding pumping within a double-clad active fiber structure enabled high-power operation of fiber lasers. This tutorial will review principles of efficient pump absorption in double-clad fibers, fiber fabrication and characterization, pump and signal combiners, large mode area fibers, as well as practical limitations and emerging technologies.


Rich Mildren
, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Monday 31 August, 08:30 – 10:30
“Diamond optics and lasers”


Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Monday 31 August, 10:45 – 12:45
SS4: “Short pulse generation in fiber lasers”

2-D materials have been successfully employed as an all-fiber saturable absorber. We review mode-locking and Q-switching schemes in fiber lasers based upon novel saturable absorbers.

OCIS codes: (060.2320)   Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators; (140.3510) Lasers, fiber; (160.4236) Nanomaterials




Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born Institue, Berlin, Germany

Monday 31 August, 14:00 – 16:00
SS5: “Ultrashort pulse characterization”

Methods for measurement and characterization of femtosecond laser pulses are reviewed, starting with simple autocorrelation measurements, expanding on second-generation methods like FROG, SPIDER and d-scan, which allow reconstruction of phase and amplitude. Finally, third-generation methods are discussed, which additionally enable reconstruction of coherence properties of unstable pulse trains.


Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

Monday 31 August, 16:15 – 18:15
SS6:”Progress in optical parametric oscillators”

This lecture will provide an overview of optical parametric oscillators (OPOs), from basic operating principles to advanced devices. The course will include a description of fundamental concepts in parametric generation, followed by discussion of different system architectures, an overview of the latest advances in the field, and applications of OPO technology


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