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8 September 2015 Front Matter: Volume 9546
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  • Adams, Wyatt, 1M

  • Alù, Andrea, 0K

  • Amann, Markus-Christian, 0K

  • Amoah, Timothy, 0F

  • Andrews, David L., 0O

  • Antonosyan, Diana A., 1J

  • Ballato, John, 0E

  • Basiri, A., 1H

  • Belkin, Mikhail A., 0K

  • Bianco, Federica, 1T

  • Boehm, Gerhard, 0K

  • Boriskina, Svetlana V., 1U

  • Bradshaw, David S., 0O

  • Buranasiri, P., 21

  • Canet-Ferrer, J., 0D

  • Cazzanelli, Massimo, 1T

  • Chen, Gang, 1U

  • Clowes, Steven K., 07

  • Danckaert, Jan, 1Q

  • Demmerle, Frederic, 0K

  • Deparis, Olivier, 1N

  • Dowling, Jonathan P., 03

  • Fan, Shanhui, 1G

  • Felbacq, Didier, 16

  • Feng, Liang, 0Z

  • Florescu, Marian, 07, 0F

  • Foroughi Nezhad, Vahid, 1S

  • Ginis, Vincent, 1Q

  • Gomez-Diaz, Juan Sebastian, 0K

  • Gordon, Reuven, xv

  • Granier, Christopher H., 03

  • Güney, Durdu Ö., 1M

  • Gwamuri, Jephias, 1M

  • Haddadpour, Ali, 1S

  • Herman, Aline, 1N

  • Hsu, Wei-Chun, 1U

  • Huang, Xiaopeng, 1U

  • Hughes, S., 1A

  • Hugonin, J.-P., 1C

  • Jo, Dong-Hyun, 15

  • Kang, Kwang-Sun, 15

  • Karbasi, Salman, 0E

  • Kim, Byoung-Ju, 15

  • Kim, Do-Kyoon, 15

  • Koch, K. W., 0E

  • Kottos, T., 1H

  • Lalanne, P., 1C

  • Lavdas, Spyros, 1Z

  • Lee, Jongwon, 0K

  • Leeder, Jamie M., 0O

  • Lim, Se-Han, 15

  • Llorens, J. M., 0D

  • Loomis, James, 1U

  • Lorenzo, Simón G., 03

  • Lysak, T. M., 25

  • Ma, Ren-Min, 0Z

  • Mafi, Arash, 0E

  • Martínez-Pastor, J. P., 0D

  • Mayer, Alexandre, 1N

  • Muller, Jérôme, 1N

  • Muñoz-Camúñez, L. E., 0D

  • Muñoz-Matutano, G., 0D

  • Nookala, Nishant, 0K

  • Osgood, Richard M., 1Z

  • Panoiu, Nicolae C., 1Z

  • Park, Jin-Young, 15

  • Pavesi, Lorenzo, 1T

  • Pearce, Joshua M., 1M

  • Postigo, P. A., 0D

  • Prieto, I., 0D

  • Ripalda, J. M., 0D

  • Reuven, Gordon, xv

  • Robles, C., 0D

  • Roy Choudhury, Kaushik, 1A

  • Sauvan, C., 1C

  • Schilling, Jörg, 1T

  • Schriever, Clemens, 1T

  • Solntsev, Alexander S., 1J

  • Sukhorukov, Andrey A., 1J

  • Sweeney, Stephen J., 07

  • Taboada, A. G., 0D

  • Tassin, Philippe, 1Q

  • Tong, Jonathan K., 1U

  • Trofimov, Vyacheslav A., 25

  • Tymchenko, Mykhailo, 0K

  • Veretennicoff, Irina, 1Q

  • Veronis, Georgios, 03, 1S

  • Vitebskiy, I., 1H

  • Vora, Ankit, 1M

  • Waché, Rémi, 07

  • Wang, Yuan, 0Z

  • Weinstein, Lee, 1U

  • Wicharn, S., 21

  • Wong, Zi Jing, 0Z

  • Xu, Yanfei, 1U

  • You, Jie, 1Z

  • Yu, Zongfu, 1S

  • Yuan, Luqi, 1G

  • Zhang, Xiang, 0Z

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University (Japan)

  • Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University (United States)

Symposium Co-chairs

  • David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

  • James G. Grote, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

  • Stavroula Foteinopoulou, The University of New Mexico (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Koray Aydin, Northwestern University (United States)

  • Paul V. Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

  • Kurt Busch, Humboldt-Universtät zu Berlin (Germany)

  • Shanhui Fan, Stanford University (United States)

  • Didier Felbacq, Université Montpellier 2 (France)

  • Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue University (United States)

  • Yuri S. Kivshar, The Australian National University (Australia)

  • Michal F. Lipson, Cornell University (United States)

  • Cefe López, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)

  • Michelle L. Povinelli, The University of Southern California (United States)

  • Jörg Schilling, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

  • Andrey A. Sukhorukov, The Australian National University (Australia)

  • Kosmas L. Tsakmakidis, University of California, Berkeley (United States)

  • Georgios Veronis, Louisiana State University (United States)

  • Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (Germany)

  • Daniel M. Wasserman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

  • William Whelan-Curtin, University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Session Chairs

Opening Remarks

Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

  • 1 Tailoring IR Light I: Novel Emitters, Sources, and Detectors

    Michelle L. Povinelli, The University of Southern California (United States)

  • 2 Tailoring IR Light II: Extra-Ordinary Beam Control

    Sanjay Krishna, The University of New Mexico (United States)

  • 3 Photonic-Crysal-Based Active Devices

    Arash Mafi, The University of New Mexico (United States)

  • 4 From Order to Disorder: Molding Light by Breaking Periodic Order

    Susumu Noda, Kyoto University (Japan)

    NanoScience + Engineering Plenary Session

    Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University (Japan)

    David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

  • 5 Advances in Fabrication for Active Photonics

    Simeon Bogdanov, Purdue University (United States)

  • 6 Dynamic Control of Optical Systems

    Rupert F. Oulton, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

  • 7 Single Photons and Photonic Quantum Information Platforms

    Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

  • 8 New Lasing Paradigms

    Immo Söllner, Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark)

  • 9 Quantum Dots: New Functionalities and Fabrication

    Arthur J. Fischer, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

  • 10 Weak and Strong Coupling

    Stephen Hughes, Queen's University (Canada)

  • 11 New Platforms and Theoretical Methods for Spontaneous Emission

    Gennady B. Shvets, The University of Texas at Austin (United States)

  • 12 Topological Effects and Effective Gauge Fields in Photonics

    Hakan E. Tureci, Princeton University (United States)

  • 13 Exotic Transport and Amplification by Synergy of Gain and Loss

    Stavroula Foteinopoulou, The University of New Mexico (United States)

  • 14 Extreme Light Control for Energy Applications

    Svetlana V. Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

  • 15 Tunable EM Phenomena and Devices

    Michael J. Naughton, Boston College (United States)

  • 16 New EM Phenomena and Modeling Methods of Atomically Thick Materials

    Durdu O. Guney, Michigan Technological University (United States)

  • 17 Extraordinary Nonlinear Phenomena and Systems

    Philippe Tassin, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

    Award Announcement and Closing Remarks

    Stavroula Foteinopoulou, The University of New Mexico (United States)

    Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)


2015 has been proclaimed by the United Nations as “the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies” to celebrate the extra-ordinary technologies we have available in our everyday lives thanks to the progress in the science of light. Light is a key protagonist in overcoming barriers in a vast range of applications, from telecommunications, to medical diagnosis and treatment, to energy management and computing.

To make use of the tremendous potential of light, we must be able to sculpt the landscape of light from the micro- to the nano-scale, while also being able to tame and trap light in time. Research with clever designs of complex structured materials continues to bring about new phenomena and capabilities with light. Pairing such extra-ordinary manmade photonic materials with active or dynamically tunable materials as well as quantum emitters unleashes new unexplored directions.

The Active Photonic Materials VII conference brought together the current developments in this exciting and growing field with new types of EM behaviors and devices being reported. Many exciting talks focused on new paradigms of light amplification, spontaneous emission, and lasing. These were enabled by a vast range of proposed mechanisms, such as by cleverly exploiting judiciously designed plasmonic resonances, exciting slow-light modes, exciting photonic defect states in periodic photonic crystals, and by utilizing light localization in randomly structured media. There were a number of interesting talks that also reported on the developments of new suitable theoretical tools necessary to properly understand and predict the behavior of emitters in these complex EM environments. A growing direction in the field of active photonic materials is that of controlling the system’s behavior by utilizing a synergistic interplay between gain and loss that manifests itself in the parity-time (PT) symmetric properties of the system. A number of related fascinating and counterintuitive EM phenomena were presented, such as loss-induced light amplification and lasing.

Inspired by electronic systems, a number of talks also reported photonic states with new non-trivial topologies that are resistant to scattering from defects and can find applications in photonic circuitry and quantum information processing. Quantum information processing has also been the central theme of many engaging presentations reporting exciting new results in controlling the transmission of single photon states, creating entangled photonic states, or photon counting detectors with photonic integrated circuits.

Moreover, there were interesting reports on the progress of fabrication of active photonic environments with controlled incorporation of quantum dots or the incorporation of materials with dynamically tunable properties, such as Al-doped zinc oxide. Last, but not least, several interesting presentations focused on extraordinary tailoring of the absorptive and emissive properties of materials that are relevant to applications, such as energy harvesting, passive radiative cooling, and textiles for personal thermal management.

This year, we also introduced in our conference the Best Student Paper competition. We would like to thank all student contributors for the enthusiasm with which they participated in this competition, presenting outstanding and interesting results! The jury committee for this conference award determined three student papers that tied in the first place, which were presented with a SPIE-Best Student Paper award certificate in the closing of the conference. These are:

“Ultrafast dynamics of Al-doped zinc oxide under optical excitation” [9546-23], by Nathaniel Kinsey, Purdue University (United States) (presentation only) Co-Author(s): Clayton T. DeVault, Jongbum Kim, Purdue University (United States); Marcello Ferrera, Purdue University, (United States), Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom); Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University (United States)

“Single mode parity-time laser” [9546-35], by Zi Jing Wong, University of California, Berkeley (United States) (see paper 95460Z in this proceedings volume) Co-Author(s): Liang Feng, Renmin Ma, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang, University of California, Berkeley (United States)

Improving emission in nanorod arrays using quasi-aperiodic inverse design” [9546-47], by P. Duke Anderson, University of California, Berkeley (United States) (presentation only)

Co-Author(s): Michelle L. Povinelli, The University of Southern California (United States)

Active Photonic Materials VII has brought together theorists and experimentalists to exchange state-of-the art results in this rapidly evolving area of research. As conference chairs, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all the participants of the 9546 conference who contributed their presentations as well as manuscripts to make this conference a stimulating and vibrant event.

Stavroula Foteinopoulou

Ganapathi S. Subramania

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