Platforms comprising artificially patterned materials exploit the synergy between material photonic responses and structural form to enable transformative light-matter interactions which continually push forward the state-of-the art in light control capabilities. While tremendous progress has been made with only passive materials, such as metals and dielectrics, the potential of photonic platforms transcends into new unexplored domains when active material and/or material with tunable or dynamic photonic properties are incorporated. Examples of such material are gain or non-linear media, phase-change materials, magneto-photonic material, 2D materials, as well as quantum emitters. Structured material platforms with active components can enable entirely new regimes of light control crucial to a wide range of applications including chipscale all-optical computing and communications, nanoscale thresholdless lasers, modulator, thermal management and detector devices, as well as biological/chemical sensors.

The Active Photonic Platforms (APP) 2022 conference aims to bring together scientists and engineers working in the newest developments in fundamentals and applications of structured-material platforms for active, dynamic, and tunable control of light. Topics will cover active photonic platforms functional across the EM spectrum, from THz to UV frequencies, as well as new exotic types of light propagation, which could open entirely new directions in active photonics. Contributions from academia, government, industry, and other research organizations are solicited in areas including:

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Conference OP102

Active Photonic Platforms (APP) 2022

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 9 February 2022
Author Notification: 18 April 2022
Manuscript Due: 27 July 2022
Platforms comprising artificially patterned materials exploit the synergy between material photonic responses and structural form to enable transformative light-matter interactions which continually push forward the state-of-the art in light control capabilities. While tremendous progress has been made with only passive materials, such as metals and dielectrics, the potential of photonic platforms transcends into new unexplored domains when active material and/or material with tunable or dynamic photonic properties are incorporated. Examples of such material are gain or non-linear media, phase-change materials, magneto-photonic material, 2D materials, as well as quantum emitters. Structured material platforms with active components can enable entirely new regimes of light control crucial to a wide range of applications including chipscale all-optical computing and communications, nanoscale thresholdless lasers, modulator, thermal management and detector devices, as well as biological/chemical sensors.

The Active Photonic Platforms (APP) 2022 conference aims to bring together scientists and engineers working in the newest developments in fundamentals and applications of structured-material platforms for active, dynamic, and tunable control of light. Topics will cover active photonic platforms functional across the EM spectrum, from THz to UV frequencies, as well as new exotic types of light propagation, which could open entirely new directions in active photonics. Contributions from academia, government, industry, and other research organizations are solicited in areas including:

  • theory and modeling approaches for non-linear and gain photonic media
  • non-linear optical phenomena, materials, and devices
  • novel harmonic generation and frequency mixing phenomena
  • modeling and experimental realization of time-dependent photonic responses
  • tunable and dynamically changeable optical properties and photonic devices
  • dynamically reconfigurable platforms and photonic effects
  • novel lasing platforms, nanolasers; polariton, quantum-dot, and random lasers
  • emission control in structured photonic environment, integrable chipscale light sources
  • weak and strong coupling: cavity QED; phonon polaritons; exciton polaritons
  • physics and applications of nanoscale sources (e.g. quantum dots, quantum wires, NV-centers etc.) for photonic devices
  • PT-symmetric, non-Hermitian and pseudo-Hermitian photonic systems
  • topological and non-reciprocal photonic platforms
  • phase-change materials for photonic devices
  • photonic memory and neuromorphic devices
  • photonic structures for quantum information: non-classical sources and detectors
  • graphene and carbon-based materials for photonic and optoelectronic devices
  • photonic platforms with atomically thin materials: hBN, transition metal dichalcogenides, Van der Waals heterostructures, twisted Van der Waals heterostructures
  • novel magneto-photonic phenomena and platforms
  • advances in fabrication of photonic structures with active materials
  • novel absorption and thermal management platforms
  • photovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics, and photodetectors
  • chemical sensors and biosensors based on active control of light
  • opto-fluidic and optomechanical tunable devices.
Conference Chair
Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Conference Chair
The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Program Committee
Andrea Alù
The City Univ. of New York (United States)
Program Committee
Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Harish Bhaskaran
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Program Committee
Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
Program Committee
Zhigang Chen
Nankai Univ. (China), San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Program Committee
Stanford Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. Montpellier (France)
Program Committee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Program Committee
Stephen Hughes
Queen's Univ. (Canada)
Program Committee
Boubacar Kante
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Program Committee
Mercedeh Khajavikhan
Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Program Committee
Purdue Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Program Committee
AMOLF (Netherlands)
Program Committee
Institut Fresnel (France)
Program Committee
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Program Committee
Liam O'Faolain
Tyndall National Institute (Ireland), Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Program Committee
Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Ruwen Peng
Nanjing Univ. (China)
Program Committee
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Program Committee
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)
Program Committee
Lab. Charles Fabry (France)
Program Committee
Jörg Schilling
Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Program Committee
Cornell Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The George Washington Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Isabelle Staude
Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Program Committee
The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Program Committee
Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Program Committee
National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Program Committee
Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Program Committee
Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)