Rethinking Sensing – Developing Next Generation Camera Technology

Is the title of the presentation by invited speaker Peter Banzer, University of Graz, Austria. He is an experimental physicist by training and heads the group ‘Optics of Nano and Quantum Materials’ at the University of Graz. Together with his team he is studying the interactions of structured light and structured matter at nanoscale dimensions. Engineered light fields are an intriguing playground paving the way for the exploration of novel fundamental effects and phenomena as well as versatile applications in the field of nanometrology, sensing, imaging and beyond.

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Integrated optical interfacing using a freeform 3-D coupling platform

is the title of invited speaker Tian Gu, Research Scientist, Juejun Hu Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is a research scientist at the Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where he is the co-investigator of the Photonic Materials Research Group.  His research interests involve nano-/micro-optics, integrated photonics, and photonic materials, focusing on the areas of metasurface flat optics, imaging and sensing, on-chip spectroscopy, optical phase change materials, data communications, photovoltaics, flexible photonics, and 2-D materials integrated photonics.

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