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Xiaoyi Bao

 University of Ottawa, Canada

Nonlinear optics effects in fiber optic technology

Xiaoyi Bao is the Canada Research Chair professor (Tier I) in Fiber Optics and Photonics. Her research interests range from study of nonlinear effects in fibers to make distributed fiber sensors for various physical parameters, random fiber lasers, to realize optical logic gates for optical signal processing, nano- and micro-fibers for sensors and lasers, as well as high resolution optical spectrometer.  Dr. Bao has co-authored over 230 refereed journal and 200 conference proceeding papers, 9 book chapters, and 6 IPs/patents  from her group have been transferred to industries.  She is a fellow of Royal Society of Canada (RSC), OSA and SPIE. She has received following awards and honors since 2010: honorary Doctor Degree from the University of Lethbridge (Canada) in 2015, the Canadian Association of Physics (CAP) Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics (2013); CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics (2010).

 

 

Benjamin J. Eggleton

 CUDOS, University of Sydney, Australia

Nonlinear photonic circuits for the new information age: Faster, smaller and smarter

Benjamin Eggleton is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and Director of the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). He obtained the Bachelor's degree (with honors) in Science and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Postdoctoral Member of Staff, and in 2000, he was promoted to Research Director within the Specialty Fiber Business Division of Bell Laboratories, where he was engaged in forward-looking research supporting Lucent Technologies business in optical fiber devices. Eggleton has made pioneering contributions to nonlinear optics and all-optical signal processing with recent breakthrough achievements in the nonlinear optics of periodic media, slow-light in photonic crystals and ultrafast planar waveguide nonlinear optics. His research into new classes of nonlinear waveguides has created a new paradigm for photonic chip based ultrafast optical signal processing and his group holds various world records. He is the author or coauthor of more than 390 journal publications with over 13,000 citations and over 150 invited presentations. Prof. Eggleton is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, IEEE and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).  He was President of the Australian Optical Society and is currently Editor-in-Chief for Optics Communications.

 

 

Min Gu

 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Information photonics at the nanoscale: storage and display

Min Gu is a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council as well as is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capacity), Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics and University Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a sole author of two standard reference books and has over 400 publications in nano/biophotonics. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science as well as the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is also an elected fellow of the AIP, the OSA, the SPIE, the InstP, and the IEEE. He was President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences, Vice President of the Bureau of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) (Chair of the ICO Prize Committee) and a Director of the Board of the Optical Society of America (Chair of the International Council). He served on the Young Scientist Prize Committee in Optics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He was awarded the Einstein Professorship (Chinese Academy of Science, 2010) and the W. H. (Beattie) Steel Medal of the Australian Optical Society (2011). He was the recipient of the 2014 Ian Wark Medal and Lecture of the Australian Academy of Science.

 

 

Chinlon Lin

 Lightel, USA

Impact of Photonics R&D on Broadband Information Infrastructure - A Perspective in the International Year of the Light (IYL2015)

Chinlon Lin received his BSEE from National Taiwan University, Ph. D. from University of California, Berkeley. He joined AT&T Bell Labs’ Laser Sciences Research Department, Electronics Research Labs, in Holmdel, NJ, in 1974. At Bell Labs, his research included studies of nonlinear optics in fibers, self-phase-modulation, and four-wave-mixing for optical frequency conversion, supercontinuum generation, tunable fiber Raman lasers, near IR Raman amplification in fibers, and optical frequency chirp studies in high-speed semiconductor laser modulation. He was responsible for the first idea and demonstration of both dispersion-shifted fibers (DSF) and dispersion-compensating fibers (DCF) widely used in the modern global fiber network infrastructure. In 1984 he was on leave from Bell Labs as a Visiting Guest Professor at the Tech. Univ. of Denmark. In1986 he was Director of Broadband Lightwave Systems Research at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research) group working on broadband optical access architectures and technologies such as FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home), FTTC, HFC systems, DWDM tunable filters and EDFAs for high-capacity digital and analog lightwave video systems. He then worked at Tyco Submarine Systems R & D Labs (formerly AT&T Submarine Systems) on DWDM long-haul undersea fiber networks. From 2003 to 2007 he was with Chinese University of Hong Kong as Professor of Photonics and Director of Center for Advanced Research in Photonics. From 2008 to April 2010 he was a Nanyang (Visiting Chair) Professor and Director of the Photonics Research Center at School of EEE, NTU in Singapore. Professor Lin has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, and was on the TPC for OFC and ECOC and OECC. He has edited two books in photonics, the second one being “Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the Home” by Wiley. He was a Guest Chair Professor of National Chiao-Tung University and National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan and Bao Yu-Gang Guest Chair Professor of Zhejiang University in China. After semi-retirement, he was a short-term visiting professor at KTH, Sweden in 2011, Tech. Univ. Berlin, Germany in 2012, and Inst. Femto-ST in France in 2013. Prof. Lin is now retired. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE Photonics Society and a Fellow Emeritus of OSA.