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30th International SAOT Workshop – “Functional Optical Imaging in Medical Engineering”

November 29-30, 2018, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Taner Akkin (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Prof. Oliver Friedrich (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Prof. Song Hu (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Prof. Robert Huber (University of Lübeck, Germany)
  • Dr. Dominik Jüstel (TU München, Germany)
  • Dr. Nektarios Koukourakis (TU Dresden, Germany)
  • Prof. Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg (University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Prof. Michael Schmitt (FSU Jena, Germany)
  • Prof. Valery Tuchin (Saratov State University, Russia)
  • Prof. Zeev Zalevsky (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

While the SAOT covers nearly the entire spectrum of optical technologies, the workshop will concentrate on functional optical imaging. About ten experts are going to teach basic concepts and present research topics in the presence of an audience of doctoral candidates with a strong background in optical technologies and biophotonics.

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29th International SAOT Workshop – “Simulation and Design of Solid-State Lasers”

October 11-12, 2018, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Christian Kränkel, Leibniz-Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin, Germany
  • Dobroslawa Kasprowicz, Institute of Materials Research and Quantum Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Jochen Speiser, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Laeticia Petit, Photonic Glasses, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Aachen, Germany
  • Ramon Springer, Chair for System Simulation, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Martin Smrz, HiLASE Centrum, Czech Republic
  • Bernd Eppich, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Optoelektronik, Berlin, Germany
  • Oleg Pronin, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Munich, Germany
  • Jan-Hinnerk Wolter, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Stuttgart, Germany

Advanced laser systems play a major role in ranges such as material processing, metrology, medicine and communication. However, there are still a vast number of challenges that need to be solved with respect to novel laser systems that operate powerful and precisely. Simulations are required in order to shift the state of the art in laser development beyond current limitations. At the same time a profound understanding of amplification dynamics is necessary to create new concepts for advanced solid-state lasers. In detail, the present workshop includes novel simulation techniques, recent progress in crystal growth, challenges in experimental development and future tasks for simulations.

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28th International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Particle Characterization”

April 3-4, 2017, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Sorensen, Christopher M. – Kansas State University, USA
  • Wriedt, Thomas – University of Bremen, Germany
  • Yon, Jérôme – University of Rouen, France
  • Daun, Kyle J. – University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Bengtsson, Per-Erik – Lund University, Sweden
  • Nirschl, Hermann – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Tse, Stephen – Rutgers University, USA
  • Tropea, Cameron – TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Reich, Oliver – University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Segets, Doris – FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Scheffold, Frank – University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Nano- and micron-sized particles are widely employed and produced in industrial, combustion and research applications. The scope of the workshop is to give an overview over modern optical particle diagnostics. The topics of the presentations cover a wide range of particle characterization: from fundamental theory and modeling of scattering to soot particle measurement techniques and methods for particle characterization in aerosols and suspensions.

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27th International SAOT Workshop – “Modeling Laser Material Processing”

December 12-13, 2016, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Bachmann, Marcel – Department of Component Safety, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin, Germany
  • Delanaye, Michel – geonX, Gosselies, Belgium
  • Fabbro, Rémy – Processes and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris, France
  • Graf, Thomas – Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, Universität of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Kaplan, Alexander – Manufacturing System Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • King, Wayne E. – Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
  • Mergheim, Julia – Chair of Applied Mechanics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Na, Suck-Joo – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
  • Ploshikhin, Vasily – Airbus Endowed Chair for Integrative Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Rüde, Ulrich – Chair for System Simulation, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Schmidt, Michael – Institute of Photonic Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Although experimental investigations of laser material processing still represent the most widely used technique to increase process understanding and to establish process models, the interest in numerical process simulations has strongly increased within the last years. Their main advantages are that in contrast to experiments, they offer access to variables that are very hard to measure or cannot be experimentally quantified at all and allow for the selective manipulation of individual process and material parameters. The goal of this workshop is to present the fundamentals and current research topics of both empiric process models and numerical process simulations of various laser material processing techniques such as laser beam welding and cutting and laser based additive manufacturing.

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26th International SAOT Workshop – “Computed Tomography”

July 25-26, 2016, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Norbert Pelc – Shiram Chair of Bioengineering, and Professor of Bioengineering and of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Paurakh Rajbhandary, Picha Shinhavanich, Sarah Divel, Scott Hsieh – Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Andreas Maier – Professor of the Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Kerstin Müller – Radiological Sciences Laboratory, Stanford University
  • Jang-Hwan Choi – Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea
  • Zijia Guo, Yanye Lu, Jennifer Maier, James Sanders, Frank Schebesch, Oliver Taubmann, Mathias Unberath, Jens Wetzl, Yan Xia, Tobias Würfl, Bastian Bier, Maro Bögel, Andre Aichert, Christian Riess, Johannes Bopp, Shiyang Hu, Sebastian Käppler, Felix Lugauer – Members of the Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

This workshop will focus on new imaging applications and technologies in Computed Tomography (CT) reconstruction. International experts and scientists from the Pattern Recognition Lab will present their current work covering the design of new hardware, data simulation, image enhancement and phase contrast imaging.

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25th International SAOT Workshop – “Laser Based Additive Manufacturing”

November 23-24, 2015, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dimitrov, Dimiter – Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Hand, Duncan P. – School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Krakhmalev, Pavel – Department of Engineering and Physics, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Leyens, Christoph – Thermal Surface Technology / Additive Manufacturing and Printing, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS, Dresden, Germany
  • Meiners, Wilhelm – Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, Aachen, Germany
  • Overmeyer, Ludger – Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany
  • Pinkerton, Andrew – Department Engineering, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Schmidt, Michael – Institute of Photonic Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Smurov, Igor – Rapid Manufacturing and Innovative Multimaterial Multifunctional Coatings, Ecole Nationale d’Ingeneurs de Saint Etienne, France
  • Toyserkani, Ehsan – Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Van Hooreweder, Brecht – Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section, University of Leuven – KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Yadroitsau, Ihar (Yadroitsev, Igor) – Research Chair in Medical Product Development through Additive Manufacturing, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Zeng, Xiaoyan – Laser Materials Processing Department, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Töppel, Thomas – Fraunhofer Institut IWU, Dresden, Germany

While the SAOT covers nearly the whole spectrum of optical technologies, this workshop will concentrate on material processing, in particular on laser based additive manufacturing. About twelve experts will relate fundamentals and present research topics in the presence of an audience of doctoral candidates with a strong background in optical technologies. The focus is on Laser Beam Melting of metals in powder bed and on Laser Metal Deposition.

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24th International SAOT Workshop – “Design, Modelling and Simulation of Lasers and Amplifiers”

June 18-19, 2015, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Richardson, Martin – CREOL, Orlando, USA
  • Liang, Xiaoyan – SIOM, Shanghai, China
  • Mackenzie, Jacob – University of Southampton, UK
  • Eichhorn, Marc – ISL, Saint-Louis, France
  • Jirauschek, Christian – TUM, Munich, Germany
  • Huber, l – University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Zapata, l – MIT, Massachusetts, USA
  • Vladimirov, Andrei – WIAS, Berlin, Germany
  • Rainer Hartmann – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

While the SAOT covers nearly the whole spectrum of optical technologies, this workshop will concentrate on design, modelling and simulation of lasers and amplifiers. About ten experts will relate fundamentals and present research topics in the presence of an audience of doctoral candidates with a strong background in laser simulation.

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23th International SAOT Workshop – “In Situ Optical Diagnostics for Process Technology”

March 23-24, 2015, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Kiran, Erdogan – Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, USA
  • Di Maio, Ernesto – Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Kazarian, Sergei – Imperial College London, UK
  • Aymonier, Cyril – Institute de Chimie de la Matiére Condensee de Brodeaux, France
  • Cubillas, Ana – Max Planck Institute for the science of light, Erlangen, Germany
  • Buback, Michael – Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Signorell, Ruth – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lafond, Patrick – Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Schicks, Judith – Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
  • Braunschweig, Björn – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Van Sint Annaland, M. – Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Tse, Stephen – Rutgers University School of Engineering, Piscataway, USA

The scope of this workshop is to give an overview over optical, non-invasive diagnostics for process technology applications. It additionally aims to connect the community of process technology with the community of optical diagnostics.

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22nd International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Metrology “Optical Spray & Engine Diagnostics”

March 16-17, 2015, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Berrocal, Edouard – Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Ewart, Paul – Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • Kaiser, Sebastian – University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
  • Leipertz, Alfred – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Linne, Mark – University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Manin, Julien – CRF, Sandia National Laboratories, CA, USA
  • Miles, Paul – CRF, Sandia National Laboratories, CA, USA
  • Peterson, Brian – University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Sick, Volker – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Wensing, Michael – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Zhang, Yuyin – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Zigan, Lars – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

The scope of the workshop is to give an overview over modern spray and engine diagnostics. The topics of the presentations cover a wide range of optical diagnostics for engine and spray investigations, applications and injection characterisation.

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21st International SAOT Workshop – “Optics in Medicine”

November 25-26, 2013, Neunkirchen am Brand

Speaker

  • Matthews, Dennis – NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology,University of California, USA
  • Popp, Jürgen – Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Jena, Germany
  • Tunnell, James W. – Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, USA
  • Mazilu, Michael – SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Mermut, Ozzy – INO (Institut National d’Optique), Canada
  • Durduran, Turgut – ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences Mediterranean Technology Park, Spain
  • Sandoghdar, Vahid – Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
  • Macdonald, Rainer – Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Department of Biomedical Optics, Germany
  • Friedrich, Oliver – Institute of Medical Biotechnology, FAU Erlangen, German
  • Zalevsky, Zeev – Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Leahy, Martin – School of Physics,National, University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

While the SAOT covers nearly the whole spectrum of optical technologies, this workshop will concentrate on medical diagnostics based on optical methods. About ten experts will relate fundamentals and present research topics in the presence of an audience of doctoral candidates with a strong background in optical technologies and biophotonics.

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20th International SAOT Workshop – “Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Handwriting Analysis”

June 14-15, 2013, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Bromm, Gudrun, Mannheim Laboratory for Script and Document Analysis, Germany
  • Frenz, Thomas, University of Passau, Germany
  • Gärtner, Kurt, University of Trier
  • Gottfried, Björn, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Krafft, Otfried, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Lawo, Matthias, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany
  • Lladós, Josep, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Maleczek, Werner, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manmatha, Raghavan, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Sablatnig, Robert, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Schomaker, Lambert, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Srihari, Sargur, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Stokes, Peter: King’s College London, UK
  • Stutzmann, Dominique, French National Center for Scientific Research, France
  • Wagendorfer, Martin, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Wolf, Lior, Tel Aviv University

The number of historical documents that are in digital form has dramatically increased during the last five to ten years. Consequently, there has also been a significant growth in the development of computerized tools for supporting the analysis of such documents. The goal of this symposium is to bring together the world’s leading experts on historical document analysis from a diverse set of fields, such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History.

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19th International SAOT Workshop – “Laser Based Additive Manufacturing”

April 29-30, 2013, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Bartolo, Paulo – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
  • Bergmann, André – Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin, Germany
  • Campbell, Ian – University of Loughborough, School of Design Research, UK
  • Das, Suman – Georgia Institute of Technology, George Woodruff School, USA
  • Levy, Gideon N. – CDRsp – Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • Palm, Frank – EADS Innovation Works, Ottobrunn, Germany
  • Rehme, Olaf – Siemens AG, Berlin, Germany
  • Schmidt, Michael – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Smurov, Igor – Directeur du laboratoire DIPI ENISE, France
  • Tromans, Graham – G.P. Tromans Associates, UK
  • Zäh, Michael – Technical University of Munich, IWP, Germany

The workshop is intended to discuss research and industrial aspects of Additive Manufacturing. The focus is on fundamentals and applications of Laser Based Additive Manufacturing processes such as Laser Beam Melting in powder bed, Stereolithography and Laser Metal Deposition.

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18th International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Engine Diagnostics”

March 18-19, 2013, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Arai, Masataka – Gunma University, Japan
  • Beyrau, Frank – Imperial College, London, UK
  • Böhm, Benjamin & Dreizler, Andreas – TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Corcione, Felice, G. Valentino et al. – CNR-Instituto Motori, Naples, Italy
  • Lai, Ming-Chia – Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • Leipertz, Alfred – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Linne, Mark – Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Ma, Lin – Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, USA
  • Paciaroni, Megan – Metropolitan State University, Denver, USA
  • Su, Wanhua – Tianjin University, China
  • Trost, Johannes – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Zhang, Yuyin – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Zigan, Lars – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

The Scope of the workshop is to give an overview over modern Engine Diagnostics. The topics of the presentations cover a wide range of optical diagnostics for Engine and Spray investigations, Applications and Injection characterisation. The workshop will address

  • Development of Optical Measurement Techniques
  • New Applications inside of IC Engines

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17th International SAOT Workshop – “Microchip Plasmonics: Enabling Optics Beyond the Diffraction Limit”

August 29-31, 2012, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Javier García de Abajo, Institute of Optics, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
  • Mario Agio, National Institute of Optics and LENS, Florence, Italy
  • Ulrik Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Darrick Chang, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain
  • Cyriaque Genet, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC Nanogune, Ikerbasque, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Kobus Kuipers, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Albert Polman, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Romain Quidant, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain
  • Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Mark I. Stockman, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
  • Xiang Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Valerie Zwiller, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

We invite all fellow researchers on plasmonics and all interested students to visit us in Erlangen and discuss possible future directions of our field with the scope of “microchip plasmonics” and a special focus on the topics

  • Subwavelength plasmonic nanocircuitry
  • Probing the nanoscale
  • Active and nonlinear plasmonics
  • Quantum plasmonics

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16th International SAOT Workshop – “Continuous Variable Quantum Information Processing”

April 27-30, 2012, Frederiksdal, near Copenhagen, Denmark

Speaker

  • Jens Eisert, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Radim Filip, University of Palackeho V Olomouci
  • Jaromir Fiurasek, University of Palackeho V Olomouci
  • Raul Garcia Patron, Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optic
  • Elisabeth Giacobino, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, ENS/CNRS
  • Christian Kothe-Termen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Natalia Korolkova, University of St. Andrews
  • Sébastien Kunz-Jacques, SeQureNet
  • Peter van Loock, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light
  • Gerd Leuchs, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light
  • Matteo Paris, University of Milan
  • Stefano Pirandola, University of York
  • Eugene Polzik, Niels Bohr Institute
  • Tim Ralph, University of Queensland
  • Roman Schnabel, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Max-Planck-Institute
  • Anders Sørensen, Niels Bohr Institute
  • Rosa Tualle-Brouri, Institut d’Optique
  • Andreas Wallraff, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • Nicolas Cerf, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Paul Jouguet, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • Alessandro Zavatta, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

15th International SAOT Workshop – “All-Optical Signal Regeneration”

September 28-29, 2011, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Ernesto Ciaramella, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  • Dr. Lars Gruener Nielson, OFS Denmark
  • Dr. Radan Slavik, University of Southampton
  • Prof. Michael Vasilijev, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Dr. Colja Schubert, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications/Heinrich Hertz Institute
  • Prof. Franko Kueppers, TU Darmstadt
  • Dr. Sonia Boscolo, Aston University
  • Prof. Jean-Claude Simon, FOTON Enssat
  • Dr. Roderick Webb, University College Cork
  • Dr. habil. Georgy Onishchukov, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Prof. Masajuki Matsumoto, Osaka University

The workshop, organized by the Chair of Microwave Engineering (LHFT), the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and the School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), will address topics in

  • current status and prospects of all-optical signal regeneration
  • components and subsystems for optical signal processing
  • signal regeneration of advanced modulation formats

The workshop aims to bring together international experts to discuss fundamental aspects, potential applications, and technological challenges in these fields.

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14th International SAOT Workshop – “Fiber Lasers, Sensors and Materials”

July 27-29, 2011, Reichenschwand

Speaker

  • Prof. Johann Troles, Université de Rennes
  • Prof. Axel Schülzgen, University of Central Florida
  • Prof. Yoel Fink, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn, Aston University
  • Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer IOF Jena
  • Prof. José Miguel López Higuera, Universidad de Cantabria
  • Prof. Valerio Pruneri, ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques
  • Dr. Alexander Argyros, The University of Sydney
  • Prof. Clemens Kaminski, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Vittoria Finazzi, ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques
  • Prof. Soren Keiding, Aarhus Universitet
  • Dr. Ayman Abouraddy, University of Central Florida
  • Prof. Stefano Selleri, University of Parma
  • Prof. James Taylor, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Joseph Zyss, D’Alembert Institute

The workshop, co-organized by the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the Cluster of Excellence „Engineering of Advanced Materials“ (EAM), and the School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), will address current topics in

  • new fiber optic materials and structures, such as materials for infrared applications, photonic crystal fibers (PCF), polymer fibers, multi-material fiber structures, and highly nonlinear materials
  • fiber optic sensors, such as PCF-based chemical sensors and FBG-based sensors
  • fiber-based light sources such as high-power lasers and supercontinuum sources

The workshop aims to bring together international experts to discuss fundamental aspects, potential applications, and technological challenges in these fields.

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13th International SAOT Workshop – “Nonlinear Optics and Interfaces”

April 26-27, 2011, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Sylvie Roke, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research
  • Dr. Patrick Koelsch, University of Heidelberg
  • Prof. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University
  • Dr. Jerry Dadap, Columbia University
  • Prof. Steven Baldelli, University of Houston
  • Prof. Kenneth Eisenthal, Columbia University
  • Prof. Pierre Francois Brevet, Laboratoire de Spectromé Ionique et Moléculaire
  • Prof. Markus Raschke, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Prof. Manfred Fiebig, Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und Kernphysik
  • Prof. Garth Simpson, Purdue University
  • Prof. Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology
  • Prof. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois

The workshop will address fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics, advanced optical techniques for the characterization of interfaces, and the characterization of nanoparticles and colloids using nonlinear optics.

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12th International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Engine Diagnostics”

March 28-29, 2011, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Graham Wigley, Loughborough University
  • Dr. Benjamin Petersen, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Prof. Volker Sick, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Dr. Paul Miles Sandia, National Laboratories
  • Dr. Felice Corcione, Instituto Motori Neaples
  • Prof. Yannis Hardalupas, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Ming-Chia Lai, Wayne State University
  • Prof. Manolis Gavaises, City University London
  • Dr. Jin Wang, Argonne National Laboratories

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11th International SAOT Workshop – “Laser Based Micromanufacturing”

January 10-11, 2011, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Université du Québec
  • Prof. Dieter Bäuerle, University of Linz
  • Prof. Michel Meunier, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Prof. David Bourell, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Prof. Andreas Ostendorf, Ruhr- Universität Bochum / Fakultät Maschinenbau
  • Prof. Igor Smurov, École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne
  • Prof. Martin Wegener, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Prof. Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart
  • Prof. Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Prof. Paul Leiderer, Universität Konstanz
  • Dr. Michael Wiltshire, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Boris Chichkov, Leibniz Universität Hannover und Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

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10th International SAOT Workshop – “Spray Diagnostics”

October 12-13, 2010, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Mark Linne, Chalmers University Göteborg, Sweden
  • Prof. Hajime Fujimoto, Doshiba University Kyoto, Japan
  • Dr. Frank Beyrau, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Yannis Hardalupas, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Terrence Meyer, Iowa State University, USA
  • Dr. Frederic Grisch, ONERA, France
  • Dr. Graham Wigley, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dr. Seoksu Moon, Argonne National Laboratories, USA
  • Dr. Edouard Berrocal, Lund University, Sweden
  • Prof. Jonathan Reid, University of Bristol, UK

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9th International SAOT Workshop – “Advanced THz Applications and Systems”

June 11, 2010, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Giacomo Scalari, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Patrick Leisching, TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany
  • Prof. Jan Stake, Chalmers University Göteborg, Sweden
  • Dr. Klaus Jacobs, Universität Köln, Germany
  • Prof. René Beigang, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Prof. Hartmut Roskos, Universität Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dr. Dirk Nüßler, FGAN, Germany

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8th International SAOT Workshop – “Development and Simulation of Advanced Laser Systems”

April 19-20, 2010 Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta, RP Photonics Consulting GmbH
  • Dr. Mikhail Zervas, SPI Lasers UK Limited
  • Dr. Ivo Zawischa, Trumpf Laser GmbH & Co. KG
  • Prof. Jens Limpert, Universität Jena
  • Prof. Bernd Witzigmann, Universität Kassel
  • Dr. Steffen Erhard, Trumpf Laser GmbH + Co. KG
  • Prof. Ursula Keller, ETH Zürich
  • Dr. Joachim Piprek, NUSOD Institute LLC

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7th International SAOT Workshop – “Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy”

July 15-16, 2009, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Vasa, Indian Institue of Technology Madras
  • Dr. Adams, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Prof. Schulz, University Of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Kohse- Hoeinghaus, Bielefeld University
  • Prof. Hardalupas, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Ewart, Oxford University
  • Prof. Martin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Prof. Smallwood, National Research Council Canada
  • Prof. Hanson, Stanford University
  • Dr. Kaminski, University of Cambridge

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6th International SAOT Workshop – “Advanced Optical Methods for Assessment and Monitoring of Clinical Therapy and Surgery”

June 12-13, 2009, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Priezzev, Moscow State University
  • PhD Dirceu, University Sao-Paolo
  • Prof. Georgakoudi, Tufts University
  • Prof. Kakihana, Kagoshima University
  • Prof. Szmacinski, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Prof. Cote, Laval University
  • Prof. Vitkin, University of Toronto
  • Prof. Prahl, Oregon Medical Laser Center
  • Prof. Weersink, University of Toronto
  • Prof. Gryczynski, University of North Texas
  • Prof. Steiner, Ulm University
  • Prof. Whelan, Prince Edward Island University, Canada
  • Prof. Loschenov, General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Science

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5th International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Diagnostics for Engine Combustion Research”

March 23-24, 2009, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Drake, General Motors R&D Center, Warren
  • Prof. Bruneaux, IFP, Rueil-Malmaison
  • Prof.Sick, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Prof. Arcoumanis, City University London
  • Dr.Kaiser, Sandia National Laboratories Livermore
  • Prof. Wang, Argonne National Laboratories
  • Prof. Sjoberg, Sandia National Laboratories Livermore
  • Prof. Corcione, Instituto Motori Neaples

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4th International SAOT Workshop – “Retina Image Processing”

March 9-10, 2009, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Fujimoto, Massacusetts Institue of Technology
  • Prof. Abrámoff, University of Iowa and Veterans’ Administration Medical Centers
  • Prof. Tobin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Prof. Ishikawa, University of Pittsburgh
  • Prof. Nyúl, University of Szeged
  • Prof. Izatt, Duke University
  • Prof. Hitzenberger, Medical Universityb of Vienna
  • Prof. Chauhan, Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Prof. Jan, Brno University of Technology
  • Prof. Ruggeri, University of Padova
  • Dr. Zangwill, University of California, San Diego
  • Prof. Cabrera DeBuc, Bascom Palmer Eye Institue

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3rd International SAOT Workshop – “Non-Linear Spectroscopy”

May 22-23, 2008, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Thomas Weigel, Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • Prof. Peter Barker, University College London
  • Prof. Per-Erik Bengtsson, Lund Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Richard K. Chang, Yale University
  • Prof. Arnulf Materny, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Prof. Marcus Motzkus, Philipps University of Marburg
  • Prof. Hiro Hamaguchi, University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Aleksei Zheltikov, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Prof. Robert Lucht, Purdue University

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2nd International SAOT Workshop – “Electromagnetic Field Simulation and its Application in Optics”

May 5-6, 2008, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Prof. Peter Monk, University of Delaware
  • Dr. Peter Toeroek, Imperial College of London
  • Prof. Frank Wyrowski, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
  • Prof. Thomas Weiland, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Fernando Teixeira, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Helmut Stiebig, Malibu GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Philippe Lalanne, CNRS Paris
  • Prof. Ulrich Lemmer, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Dr. Frank Schmidt, Zuse Institute Berlin
  • Prof. Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology

This two days workshop is intended to introduce modeling basics and theoretical framework of various numerical methods for electromagnetic field simulation such as Finite Element, Finite Difference and Finite integration method. The lectures address practical and innovative aspects of present and future simulation technology.

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1st International SAOT Workshop – “Optical Diagnostics for Flow and Combustion Research”

August 19-21, 2007, Erlangen

Speaker

  • Dr. Clemens Kaminski, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Paul Danehy, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Prof. M.B. Long, Yale University
  • Prof. Volker Sick, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Prof. Paul Ewart, Oxford University
  • Prof. R.W. Dibble, University of California Berkeley
  • Dr. Dimitrii Kozlov, General Physics Inst. Russian Academy of Science
  • Dr. J.W. Fleming, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Prof. R.B. Miles, Princeton University

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