Invited Speakers


Prof. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Laser Cooling of Solids: a journey into the cryogenic regime 

Prof. Kazunari Matsuda, Kyoto University, Japan
Novel Optical Excited States of Nano-carbon and Atomically Thin Two-dimensional Materials 

Prof. Javier Aizpurua, Center of Materials Physics, San Sebastian, Spain 
The quantum realm of nanoplasmonics for active control of optoelectronics and ultraresolved spectroscopy

Prof. Fedor Jelezko, Ulm University, Germany
Qubits in diamond: solid state quantum registers and nanoscale sensors


Invited Lectures: 

Dr. Roman Pisarev, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St-Petersburg, Russia
Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of exciton states in model semiconductors GaAs and ZnO

Prof. Jean-Claude Bünzli, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland  
Controlling energy transfer and radiative lifetimes in luminescent lanthanide complexes and materials           

Prof. Patrice Camy, CIMAP, Caen, France
Photon conversion in the mid-infrared for gas sensing

Prof. Michel Orrit, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Optical microscopy and spectroscopy of single molecules and single plasmonic gold nanoparticles

Prof. Martin Vacha, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Single-Molecule Study of Conformation-Related Photophysics in Conjugated Molecular Complexes and Organic Dye-Gold Nanoparticle Structures

Prof. Hong Zhang, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Energy Migration Upconversion in Spatially Separated Doping Nanostructures 

Prof. Xueyuan Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, China
Lanthanide-doped luminescent nano-bioprobes for in vitro detection of tumor markers

Prof. Xiaogang Liu, Singapore National University, Singapore
Controlling Photon Upconversion in Lanthanide-doped Nanocrystals

Prof. Dmitri Yakovlev, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Spin dynamics of charged and neutral excitons in colloidal nanocrystals

Prof. Alicia de Andrés, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain
Raman sensing and imaging by interference and surface enhancement processes

Dr. Ryusuke Matsunaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Collective Higgs amplitude mode in superconductors studied by strong terahertz pulse 

Prof. Nick van Hulst, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
Coherent Energy Transfer in Light Harvesting Complexes: addressing single molecules on fs time scale

Dr. Vincent Kemlin, ICPMS, Strasbourg, France
Transient two dimensional infrared spectroscopy in a vibrational ladder

Dr. Yong Zhang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Intrinsic optical properties of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite MAPbI3 and its multiple stages of spontaneous and photo-induced structure transformation

Dr. Gilles Ledoux, ILM, Lyon, France
Harvesting light through upconversion for photocatalysis applications

Dr. Mikael Afzelius, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Optical quantum memory based on rare-earth-ion doped crystals 

Prof. Rémi Carminati, Institut Langevin, Paris, France
Local density of states and energy transfer in nanophotonics

Dr. Kosuke Yoshioka, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mid-infrared absorption imaging of a quantum degenerate exciton gas in cuprous oxide at 100 mK

Prof. Andrey Naumov, Institute of Spectroscopy RAS, Troitsk, Russia 
Mapping of local fields in solids by phononless fluorescence spectromicroscopy of single dye molecules 

Prof. Eric ChronisterUniversity of California at Riverside, USA
Pressure induced mechano-chemistry in molecular solids
Dr. Sergey Omelkov, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia
Hot intraband luminescence under different types of excitation


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