The Photonics Institute Opening Ceremony and International Photonics Workshop at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Photonics Institute (TPI) Opening Ceremony and International Photonics Workshop are taking place on 30-31 Oct 2014 at NTU Singapore. All are welcome to attend.

The Photonics Institute Opening Ceremony
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9.15 am at Nanyang Executive Centre Auditorium

9.15 AM: Arrival of Guests
9.45 AM: Guests to be seated
10.00 AM: Welcome Remarks / Speeches
10.30 AM: Official Opening of The Photonics Institute
10.40 AM: Tour of Exhibition Gallery / Reception
11.10 AM: Tour of The Photonics Institute and Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies
1.00 PM: Special Session: The Century of Light
3.00 PM: End of Programme


International Photonics Workshop by The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University

Friday, 31 October 2014
Nanyang Executive Centre Auditorium

8.45 AM Welcome Remarks

Technical Session 1 ( Presider: Wang Qijie)
9.00 AM Semiconductor lattice engineering for photonic integration
Yoon Soon Fatt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

9:45 AMPolarization control of light by symmetry-controlled materials
Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, University of Tokyo, Japan

10.30 AM Tea/coffee break

Technical Session 2 ( Presider: Volkan Demir)
11.00 AM Technology Development for Future High Capacity Optical Networks
Alex Wai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

11:45 AM Photonics circuits in the new information age: Faster, smaller and smarter
Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia

12.30 PM Lunch

Technical Session 3 ( Presider: Anand Asundi)
1.30 PMThe Laser Response to the Grand Scientific and Societal Challenges
Gerard Mourou, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

2.15 PM Complex functional plasmonics: from fundamentals to applications
Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany

3.00 PM Tea/coffee break

Technical Session 4 ( Presider: Shen Zexiang )
3.30 PMExtreme Photonics
Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, USA

4:15 PM Silicon Photonics - A developing technology
Graham Reed, Univ of Southampton, UK

5.00 -6:00 PM Panel Discussion
Photonic Technologies into the future
Presider: David Payne, University of Southampton, UK

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From 30 Oct 2014
Until 31 Oct 2014
Nanyang Executive Centre Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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