Plenary Speakers

Lihong Wang
California Institute of Technology, USA

Lihong Wang is Bren Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Published 470 journal articles (h-index = 118, citations = 58,000). Delivered 460 keynote/plenary/invited talks. Published the first functional photoacoustic CT, 3D photoacoustic microscopy, and compressed ultrafast photography (world’s fastest camera). Served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. Received the Goodman Book Award, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, OSA Mees Medal, IEEE Technical Achievement and Biomedical Engineering Awards, SPIE Chance Biomedical Optics Award, IPPA Senior Prize, OSA Feld Biophotonics Award, and an honorary doctorate from Lund University, Sweden. Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

Speech title: World’s Deepest-Penetration and Fastest Cameras: Photoacoustic Tomography and Compressed Ultrafast Photography

Abstract: We developed photoacoustic tomography to peer deep into biological tissue. Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) provides in vivo omniscale functional, metabolic, molecular, and histologic imaging across the scales of organelles through organisms. We also developed compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) to record 10 trillion frames per second, 10 orders of magnitude faster than commercially available camera technologies. CUP can tape the fastest phenomenon in the universe, namely, light propagation, and can be slowed down for slower phenomena such as combustion.

Xiang Zhang
University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China

Professor Xiang ZHANG is the inaugural Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chair Professor at UC Berkeley and the Director of Nano‐scale Science and Engineering Center(SINAM). He also served as the Director of Materials Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He is appointed as the 16th President and Vice‐Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. Professor Zhang is an elected member of US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Academia Sinica, foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of four scientific societies: APS (The American Physical Society), OSA (The Optical Society of America), AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science), and SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering). Professor Zhang received PhD from UC Berkeley (1996) and MS from University of Minnesota and MS/BS from Nanjing University, China. He was an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University (1996‐1999), and associate professor and full professor at UCLA (1999‐2004) prior to joining Berkeley faculty in 2004. Professor Zhang’s current research focuses on materials physics, metamaterials and nano‐photonics. He has published over 320 journal papers including 70 publications in Science and Nature family series. He has given over 320 Keynote, Plenary and Invited talks at international conferences and institutions. Professor Zhang is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (1997); SME Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Engineer Award (1998) and ONR Young Investigator Award (1999). He was awarded Chancellor’s Professorship by UC Berkeley(2004‐2009), Rohsenow Lecturer at MIT (2009) and William Reynolds Lecturer at Stanford (2012), and in 2017, Pearsall Distinguished Lecture at Duke, Hall Engineering Lecture at Vanderbilt, and Towers Distinguished Lecturer at Michigan Tech. In 2011, he was awarded Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship by Materials Research Society (MRS), Miller Professorship by UC Berkeley, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist (DVS) by the University of Toronto. He was awarded Fitzroy Medal in 2014, Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award in 2015, Max Born Award from Optical Society of America in 2016, the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics in 2016, Excellence Award in Scientific Leadership in 2016, and A. C. Eringen Medal from Society of Engineering Science in 2017.

Speech title: Photonics beyond Diffraction Limit

Abstract: Compared with electronics that is already at nanoscale today, photonic circuits remain rather bulky due to optical diffraction limit. I will discuss physics in scaling down of photonics that is important for both optical sciences and modern information technology. We proposed a new optical cavity design using indefinite medium that exhibits an anomalous scaling law than conventional cavities which was confirmed experimentally. I will further present nanoscale waveguide and laser circuits using hybrid plasmons that can be multiplexed into a single waveguide‐an effort towards integrated photonics at nano‐scale. Finally, I will discuss non‐Hermitian optics that is capable to sort color simultaneously at nano‐scale for potential ultrahigh resolution imager.

Leping Wei
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC, China

Leping Wei graduated from Tsinghua University and received his master degree in communications and electronic system at Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. He was a visiting scholar to Canada and Israel in programs funded by the state, and carried out many ground-breaking and forward-looking tasks for the strategic transformation of telecommunications network. He won the second prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award three times, was granted special government expert allowance, and was awarded with the title of National Outstanding Returned Overseas Talent as well as Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions. He has published more than 100 papers and 9 books. He was the chief engineer of China Telecom, and is now the deputy director of Communications Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In addition, he is the director of Science and Technology Committee of China Telecom, dedicating to technical development strategy research and decision-making consultation for the industry and the company.

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Invited Speakers

Zhengyan Li
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title: Control and Diagnosis of Laser Plasma Dynamics in Laser Wakefield Accelerators and High Harmonic Sources
Yongzhen Huang
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Speech Title: Single Mode Operation and Optical Bistability for Coupled-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers
Fei Xu
Nanjing University, China

Speech Title:Nonlinearity of 2D Materials with Silica Microfibers
Yi Yang
Wuhan University, China

Speech Title: Otofluidic Chip for Biological/Chemical Analytic Devices
Dong Wu
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Speech Title: SLM-based High-Efficiency 3D Femtosecond Laser Microfabrication for Microoptical and Microfluidic Devices
Jianxin Tang
Soochow University, China

Speech Title: Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diodes by Minimizing the Waveguide and Plasmonic Losses
Jianping Liu
Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, CAS, China

Speech Title: Development of GaN-based Blue and Green Laser Diodes
Lin Yang
State Key Laboratory of Integrated Optoelectronics, CAS, China

Speech Title: High-speed Silicon Optical Modulators for Data Center Networks
Zhiyuan Li
South China University of Technology, China

Speech Title: Mesoscopic and Microscopic Strategies for Engineering Plasmon Enhanced Raman Scattering
Junle Qu
Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Guangdong Province, Shenzhen University, China

Speech Title: Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and its Applications in Cellular Microenvironment Measurement and Auxiliary Diagnosis
Jian Ye
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Speech Title: Gap-enhanced Raman Tags (GERTs) for Intraoperative Cancer Imaging and Therapy
Jun Qian
State Key Laboratory for Modern Optical Instrumentation, Zhejiang University, China

Speech Title: NIR-II Fluorescence in Vivo Functional Bio-imaging
Dan Zhu
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title: A Large, Switchable Optical Clearing Skull Window for Cerebrovascular Imaging
Xunbin Wei
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Speech Title: Noninvasive Monitoring of Nanoparticle Clearance and Aggregation in Blood Circulation by in Vivo Flow Cytometry
Long Jin
Jinan University, China

Speech Title: Photoacoustic Imaging with Fiber-laser-based Ultrasound Sensors
Chengbo Mou
Shanghai University, China

Speech Title: Short Pulses Fiber Lasers based on Tilted Fiber Gratings
Xiaobo Xing
South China Normal University, China

Speech Title: Three-dimensional Manipulation based on Hybrid Photothermal Waveguides
Shifeng Zhou
South China University of Technology, China

Speech Title: Multicomponent Glass and Fiber for Photonic Applications
Liangcai Cao
Tsinghua University, China

Speech Title: Resolution Enhancements for Three Dimensional Holographic Display
Zhaowei Zhang
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Speech Title: Ultra-Short-Pulsed Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillators
Xiaohui Li
Shaanxi Normal University, China

Speech Title: Ultrafast Fiber Lasers and Their Applications
Gordon K. P. Lei
MTel Telecommunication Company Limited, China

Speech Title: The Evolution of A New ISP and Recent Development in 5G Technology
Kan Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Speech Title: All-Optical Thermo-Optic Devices Based on 2D Materials
Robert Woodward
Macquarie University, Australia

Speech Title: Mid-Infrared Technologies and Opportunities Using Dysprosium-Doped Fluoride Fiber
Zhenzhou Cheng
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Speech Title: Monolithically Chip-Integrated Germanium Photonic Devices for Mid-Infrared Applications
Linsen Chen
Soochow University, China

Speech Title: The Principle and Realization of No Visual Fatigue 3D Display with Glasses-Free based on Nanotechnologies
Yongqian Li
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Speech Title:Optical Properties of Dielectric Nonspherical Nanoparticles
Juqing Liu
Nanjing Tech University, China

Speech Title:Carbon Electronics for Information Storage and Displays
Liyang Shao
Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title:Advanced Distributed Fiber Sensing System and Its Application
Yu Yu
THuazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title:Chip-Scale Mode Division Multiplexed System
Xiangping Li
Jinan University, China

Speech Title:Regulating Structural Freedom for Multifunctional Metasurfaces: Holograms and Color Prints
Han Lin
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Speech Title:Fast Laser 3D Printing at Nanoscale
Changxi Xue
Changchun University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title:Theory and Ultra Precision Manufacturing Technology on Imaging Diffractive Optical Elements
Daoxin Dai
Zhejiang University, China

Speech Title:Silicon Nanophotonics for On-Chip Light Manipulation
Zhengqian Luo
Xiamen University, China

Speech Title:Ultrafast All-fiber Mid-IR lasers
Fei Yi
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title:Tailoring the Responses of Thermal Detectors Using Optical Antennas
Jinzhang Wang
Shenzhen University, China

Speech Title:2 µm Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Lasers

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