International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLE (IQEC / CLEO Pacific )

Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Aug 28, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
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The Conference combines four major national and international meetings in the field of lasers and their scientific and technological applications, including optics:
• The International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC)
• The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Pacific Rim
• The Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS)
• The Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT)

The event will bring together international research leaders who span the spectrum of laser development, optical devices, and photonics, with applications to such fields as optical communications, laser spectroscopy, ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics, high field physics and quantum/atom optics. A full list of the Conference topics is located on the Conference website.

There will be seven internationally renowned plenary speakers complemented by oral presentations over seven concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The confirmed plenary speakers include: Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn – University of Sydney, Australia, Professor Ken-ichi Kitayama – Osaka University, Japan, Professor Ferenc Krausz – Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany, Dr Ed Moses – National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, Associate Professor Oskar Painter – California Institute of Technology, USA, Professor Jun Ye – University of Colorado, USA

In co-operation with:
• The Optical Society (OSA)
• Electronics Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
• Communications Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
• Japan Society of Applied Physics
• Optical Society of Korea
• Photonics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

General Chair:
Professor Ken Baldwin (Australian National University)

IQEC Program Co-Chairs:
Professor John Harvey (University of Auckland)
Professor Prem Kumar (Northwestern University)
Professor Gerd Leuchs (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen)
Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (University of Queensland)

CLEO Pacific Rim Program Co-Chairs:
Professor Ben Eggleton (University of Sydney)
Professor Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University)
Professor Martijn de Sterke (University of Sydney)
Professor Alex Wai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Organising Committee Treasurer: Professor Simon Fleming (University of Sydney)
Exhibition Chair: Dr Chris Vale (Swinburne University of Technology)
Publicity Chair: Dr Matt Davis (University of Queensland)

International Advisory Board:
Professor Bob Boyd (Canada)
Professor John Dudley (France)
Dr Wilhelm Kaenders (Germany)
Professor Satoshi Kawata (Japan)
Professor Sir Peter Knight (UK)
Professor Cheng-Chung Lee (Taiwan)
Professor Paul Lett (USA – IQEC 2009)
Professor Chang Hee Nam (Korea)
Professor Rong Hui Qu (China – CPR 2009)
Professor Mike Raymer(USA – IQEC 2009)
Professor Ken-ichi Ueda (Japan – ICQE Chair)
Professor Alan Willner (USA)

The topics covered in the program include:
CLEO Pacific Rim topics -
Applied nonlinear optics
Fiber amplifiers, lasers, sensors
and devices
High power laser technology and high energy density physics
Information optics, optical storage and displays
Infrared and THz technology and astrophotonics
Integrated and guided-wave optics and thin film optics
Laser chemistry, biophotonics and applications
Laser metrology and remote sensing
Laser processing, laser microfabrication and industrial applications
Optical communications and networking
Semiconductor and electrooptics devices
Solid-state laser and other lasers, and laser materials

Joint CLEO Pacific Rim / IQEC topics -
Ultrafast laser science
Ultrafast optics and photonics

IQEC topics -
Cold atoms and molecules
Fundamentals of nonlinear optics
Precision measurements and fundamental tests Quantum information and cryptography
Quantum optics Quantum science in atoms,
molecules and solids

The symposia include:
Green photonics
Super resolution

The half day workshops are:
Sunday 28 August morning
Modulation format to approach the Shannon limit
Metamaterials for cloaking: fundamental curiosity or breakthrough technology?

Sunday 28 August afternoon
Quantum computing: photons, ions or solid state?
What is the best nonlinear material for photonics?


Additional Information

Call for Abstracts opens in February 2011. Registration opens in May 2011.