Nano-Optoelectronic Workshop (NOW)

August 21-23, 2005, UC Berkeley
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About CONSRT

CONSRT is a ground-breaking, DARPA-funded, nano-opto center (7/2004– 7/2008) with 10 professors from 6 universities and expertise ranging from materials, physics, chemistry, and devices. CONSRT’s vision is to advance nanostructured optoelectronic materials and devices to enable breakthrough functionalities in sensing, imaging, processing and communication microsystems with greatly reduced power, size, and weight.

Workshop Scope

This Workshop is to provide a forum to present the latest progress in nano-optoelectronic materials and devices research performed in CONSRT, as well as a networking platform to bring together researchers of nano-opto community. Five distinguished invited speakers will discuss nano-opto research funded by DARPA, recent advances of quantum dots research in Europe and Japan, and possible bio/medial applications. A panel of eminent scientists and industry leaders will lead in the discussion of “where is the light going?”, hopefully offering plenty of food for thought.

The CONSRT professors will present tutorial-style talks providing broad overviews of their research in the nano-opto area, rather than limited to that funded by the DARPA University Photonics Research Program. The CONSRT students will present posters at the Workshop. The program is designed to provide ample time for in-depth discussion. A team-building wine-tasting tour is schedule for Monday afternoon, followed by a gala dinner in a renowned gourmet restaurant in Napa Valley.

The topics include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Nanostructured materials synthesis, physics, characterization and theory of quantum dots (QD), nanowires, nanotubes and ZnO quantum wells.
  • Advances in physics, design, modeling, fabrication and characterization of ultrahigh speed VCSEL, QD lasers, mode-locked lasers, and ultrahigh Q resonators.
  • Physics and application of ultraslow light and coherent phenomenon.

We expect exciting discussions, invigorating debates and many interacting opportunities, which hopefully will stimulate future collaboration possibilities and spark a few new ideas for future breakthroughs.

We sincerely wish you will join us in this special event!

Program

 

Saturday, August 20th, 2005 (Wozniak Lounge, 430 Soda Hall)

 

6:00pm

8:00pm

Registration, Wine and Cheese Reception

Adjourn

 

Sunday, August 21, 2005 (Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall)

 

8:00am

9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks - Connie Chang-Hasnain, UC Berkeley

 

Session 1: Quantum Dots I (Chair: Connie Chang-Hasnain)

 

9:15am

Keynote Speaker: Photonics Technology at DARPA: Nanotechnology and Heterogeneous Integration at Work - Robert Leheny, Deputy Director, DARPA (Invited)

 

10:00am

Self-organized Quantum dots for optoelectronics - Pallab Bhattacharya, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

10:45am

Coffee and Tea Break

 

11:15am

All-epitaxial quantum dot VCSELs and microcavities based on new MBE growth techniques - Dennis Deppe, U. Texas, Austin

 

12:00pm

Advances in quantum dots and photonic crystal for single photon sources - Yasuhiko Arakawa, U. Tokyo (Invited)

 

12:45pm

Lunch

 

Session 2: Quantum Dots II (Chair: Ming Wu)

 

2:00pm

Quantum dots for degradation-robust 1.3-1.5 micron lasers on GaAs - Nikolai Ledentsov, NL-Nanosemiconductor, Technische Universitaet Berlin (Invited)

 

2:45pm

QDs Research Worldwide – an impression from CLEO 2005 - Dr. Herwig Kogelnik, Lucent Bell Labs (Invited)

 

3:30pm

Coffee and Tea Break

 

Session 3: Poster Session (Chair: Pallab Bhattacharya)

 

4:00pm

Poster Introduction (All students; 4 min. each poster presentation)

 

6:00pm

Buffet Dinner and Poster Viewing

 

Rump Session (Chair: : Connie Chang-Hasnain)

 

8:00pm

Where is the light going?

Panel Members: Ivan Kaminow (Berkeley), Ken Iga (JSPS), Waguih Ishak (Agilent), Larry Lembo (NGST), Andy Yang (OIDA)

  • Telecom has been the primary application for optoelectronics; as telecom industry still suffer from the bursted bubble, what are other promising applications?
  • III-V has been the primary material system for optoelectronics. Without a great demand for directly-modulated diode lasers, III-V may become more of a niche field. Is the threat of Si optoelectronics real? Are we taken over by the dark side?
 

10:30pm

Adjourn

 

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 (290 Hearst Mining Building)

 

Session 4: Ultrahigh Q Resonator (Chair: Hailin Wang)

 

8:30am

High Q Si Microdisk Resonators - Ming Wu, UC Berkeley

 

9:15am

Quantum Dot based Optical Frequency Comb Generation - Peter Delfyett, U. Florida

 

10:00am

Coffee and Tea Break

 

Session 5: Slow Light (Chair: Dennis Deppe)

 

10:15am

Ultraslow Light in Semiconductor Nanostructures - Connie Chang-Hasnain, UC Berkeley

 

11:00am

EIT in semiconductors - Hailin Wang, U. Oregon

 

11:45am

Room Temperature Slow Light Using Semiconductor Devices - Shun-Lien Chuang, UIUC

 

12:30pm

Lunch

 

Excursion: Wine Country

 

1:45pm

Team-building Wine-tasting Tour: Bus will depart from Soda Hall to Napa Valley. ALL are invited. Rutherford Hill and Merryvale: Tour and Tasting

 

6:45pm

Gala Dinner (Brix Restaurant, Napa Valley)

 

9:00pm

Bus return from Napa Valley

 

10:30pm

Adjourn

 

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 (290 Hearst Mining Building)

 

Session 6: Wide Bandgap Nano-Materials (Chair: Peter Delfyett)

 

8:30am

Semiconductor Nanowires for Subwavelength Photonic Integration - Peidong Yang, UC Berkeley

 

9:15am

Epitaxial Growth and Optoelectronic Properties of ZnO - Jamie Phillips, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

10:00am

TBD - Alex Zettl, UC Berkeley

 

10:45am

TBD (Biological and Medical Applications of Nano-materials) - Speaker from NIH

 

11:30am

Coffee and Tea Break

 

11:30am

TAB Meeting (TAB Members only)

 

12:30pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm

PI meeting (CONSRT Professors only)

 
 

Adjourn (All Attendees)