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4th International Conference on Photonics , will be organized around the theme “Thriving to Change the Research Cycle in Photonics Technology”

Photonics 2016 is comprised of 14 tracks and 117 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Photonics 2016.

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The term biophotonics denotes a combination of biology and photonics, with photonics being the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light. Photonics is related to electronics and photons. Photons play a central role in information technologies such as fiber optics the way electrons do in electronics. Biophotonics can also be described as the "development and application of optical techniques, particularly imaging, to the study of biological molecules, cells and tissue". One of the main benefits of using optical techniques which make up biophotonics is that they preserve the integrity of the biological cells being examined. Biophotonics has therefore become the established general term for all techniques that deal with the interaction between biological items and photons. This refers to emission, detection, absorption, reflection, modification, and creation of radiation from biomolecular, cells, tissues, organisms and biomaterials. Areas of application are life science, medicine, agriculture, and environmental science. Similar to the differentiation between "electric" and "electronics" a difference can be made between applications, which use light mainly to transfer energy via light (like Therapy or surgery) and applications which excite matter via light and transfer information back to the operator (like diagnostics). In most cases the term biophotonics is only referred to the second case.

  • Track 1-1Minimally invasive diagnostics methods and systems including spectroscopy
  • Track 1-2High-resolution three-dimensional bioimaging techniques including single cell and intracellular imaging
  • Track 1-3Microscopy and optical tomography techniques
  • Track 1-4Advanced photonics therapeutic techniques including laser and photodynamic therapy
  • Track 1-5Ultrashort laser tissue treatment, novel fiber-optic based surgical and tissue ablation techniques
  • Track 1-6Emerging fields including neurophotonics and optogenetics

Electro-optical sensors are electronic identifiers that change over light, or an adjustment in light, into an electronic sign. They are utilized as a part of numerous modern and buyer applications, for instance: Lamps that turn on naturally because of dimness. Position sensors that enact when an article interferes with a light bar. Optical sensors have numerous applications in R&D, national safeguard and business markets, for example, medicinal diagnostics and procedure control. But since of the expansiveness of utilizations for optical sensors, the difficulties to the configuration and working of an optical sensor for a specific application requires information of optical, material, and ecological properties that influence sensor execution. SENSORS addresses all parts of optical sensors from source and identification advances, sensor arrangements, and preparing ways to deal with applications. These optical sensors range from smaller scale tests to expansive gadgets utilized for standoff observing of modern and ecological species.

  • Track 2-1Optical sensor systems and networks
  • Track 2-2Endoscopic systems and applications
  • Track 2-3Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications
  • Track 2-4Interaction between Light-tissue
  • Track 2-5Flourescent probes and molecular imaging
  • Track 2-6Nano- and Biophotonics Imaging, Sensing and Manipulation
  • Track 2-7Nonlinear optical microscopy
  • Track 2-8Applications of optical systems and technologies to biology and medicine
  • Track 2-9Optical resonator biosensors
  • Track 2-10Infrared sensors and equipments
  • Track 2-11Opto-electronic sensors and Acousto-optic sensors
  • Track 2-12Optical coherence tomography and applications
  • Track 2-13Environmental monitoring and LIDAR technologies
  • Track 2-14Photon migration and diffuse optical/fluorescence imaging and Photo-acoustic imaging

The exertion of nanostructure substance for optoelectronic gadgets, including light-discharging diodes, laser diodes, photodetectors, and photovoltaics, has pulled in significant consideration as of late because of their novel geometry. Nanostructures in little measurements can be superbly coordinated into an assortment of mechanical stages, offering novel physical and synthetic properties for the elite optoelectronic gadgets. The misuse of new nanostructures and their optical and electrical properties is fundamental for their rising down to earth gadget applications.

  • Track 3-1Integrated optical modulators
  • Track 3-2Quantum Dots and nano-wires
  • Track 3-3Optical manipulation and Optofluids
  • Track 3-4Plasmonics
  • Track 3-5Light-sensitive semiconductor materials and Metamaterials
  • Track 3-6Photonic crystals
  • Track 3-7VCSELs and optical transceivers
  • Track 3-8Semiconductor lasers and amplifiers
  • Track 3-9Ultrafast lasers
  • Track 3-10On-chip optical interconnect and Si photonics
  • Track 3-11Advanced optoelectronic materials, structures and devices

Optical sensors have significant applications crosswise over different segments, for example, business, resistance, medicinal gear, and innovative work. Expanding sending of optical sensors over the aforementioned portions is required to fuel the interest for optical frameworks at the worldwide level. There are different favorable circumstances of optical sensors for these applications including more prominent affectability, electrical lack of involvement, opportunity from electromagnetic obstruction, wide element range, both point and disseminated design, and multiplexing capacities. Inferable from these elements, the optical sensor business sector was considered by BCC Research to be a critical zone for study.

  • Track 4-1Importance and role of optical fibers
  • Track 4-2Specialty fibers for sensors
  • Track 4-3Miscellaneous sensors
  • Track 4-4Acoustic and vibration sensors
  • Track 4-5Displacement and position sensors
  • Track 4-6Rotation sensors and Pressure sensors
  • Track 4-7Electrical and magnetic sensors
  • Track 4-8Biomedical sensors and Strain sensors
  • Track 4-9Promising new optical sensor technologies
  • Track 4-10Temperature sensors
  • Track 4-11Chemical sensors
  • Track 4-12Advantages and disadvantages of Optical Sensors
  • Track 4-13Light sources and Detectors

Nanophotonics or Nano-optics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale, and of the interaction of nanometer-scale objects with light. It is a branch of optics, optical engineering, electrical engineering, and nanotechnology. It often (but not exclusively) involves metallic components, which can transport and focus light via surface plasmon polaritons. The term "nano-optics", just like the term "optics", usually concerns ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light (free-space wavelength around 300-1200 nanometers).

  • Track 5-1Basic science of strong light-matter interaction
  • Track 5-2Optical properties of nanostructures and structured surfaces
  • Track 5-3Linear, nonlinear and ultrafast spectroscopy at the nano-scale
  • Track 5-4Quantum dots
  • Track 5-5Plasmonics and metal optics
  • Track 5-6Photonic bandgap structures, nanocavities and nanoapertures
  • Track 5-7Microscopy and imaging with sub-wavelength resolution
  • Track 5-8Optical nano-biosensors

Optical interconnect is a way of communication by optical cables. Compared to traditional cables, optical fibers are capable of a much higher bandwidth, from 10 Gbit/s up to 100 Gbit/s. The technology is currently being introduced as a way to link computers to mobile devices, as well as on motherboards and devices within computers.

  • Track 6-1Optical interconnect architectures for supercomputers, datacenters, and other high performance applications
  • Track 6-2Novel optical interconnect fabric technologies, including guided wave and free-space concepts
  • Track 6-3Novel hybrid and monolithic integration and packaging concepts for optical interconnects
  • Track 6-4Nano-photonic technology platforms and devices for optical interconnects, including those based on Silicon, III-V materials, silica, and hybrid approaches
  • Track 6-5Emerging standards for optical interconnects

Photonics is the science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing. Though covering all light's technical applications over the whole spectrum, most photonic applications are in the range of visible and near-infrared light

  • Track 7-1Display Technology and Holography
  • Track 7-2Fiber optic sensors, instrumentation, and techniques
  • Track 7-3Plasmonic Structures and Quantum dots
  • Track 7-4Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Track 7-5Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Track 7-6Power Photonics
  • Track 7-7Photonics for Energy
  • Track 7-8MOEMS-MEMS and Nanophotonics
  • Track 7-9MOEMS-MEMS and Nanophotonics
  • Track 7-10Optogenetics
  • Track 7-11Organic and Bio-photonics
  • Track 7-12Optical biosensors

An optical switch may operate by mechanical means, such as physically shifting an optical fiber to drive one or more alternative fibers, or by electro-optic effects, magneto-optic effects, or other methods. Slow optical switches, such as those using moving fibers, may be used for alternate routing of an optical switch transmission path, such as routing around a fault. Fast optical switches, such as those using electro-optic or magneto-optic effects, may be used to perform logic operations; also included in this category are semiconductor optical amplifiers, which are optoelectronic devices that can be used as optical switches and be integrated with discrete or integrated microelectronic circuits.

  • Track 8-1Energy efficiency
  • Track 8-2Nanophotonic metamaterials and devices for switching and routing
  • Track 8-3Tunable receiver technologies
  • Track 8-4Tunable laser technologies
  • Track 8-5Silicon photonic switching technologies using monolithic and heterogeneous integration
  • Track 8-6Fast MEMS switches
  • Track 8-7Photonic memory and optical buffers
  • Track 8-8Optoelectronic and all-optical switching and flip-flops
  • Track 8-9Optical reconfiguration techniques and technologies for computing systems
  • Track 8-10Data Center enabling technologies
  • Track 8-11All-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic technologies

The functionality of any switch can be described in terms of the connections it can establish. As stated in Telcordia GR-1073,  a connection is the association between two ports on a switch and is indicated as a pair of port identifiers (i, j ), where i and j are two ports between which the connection is established. A connection identifies the transmission path between two ports. An optical signal can be applied to either one of the connected ports. However, the nature of the signal emerging at the other port depends on the optical switch and the state of the connection. A connection can be in the on state or the off state. A connection is said to be in the on state if an optical signal applied to one port emerges at the other port with essentially zero loss in optical energy. A connection is said to be in the off state if essentially zero optical energy emerges at the other port.

  • Track 9-1Data Center subsystems
  • Track 9-2Optoelectronic and all-optical wavelength conversion technologies
  • Track 9-3Hybrid wavelength conversion technologies
  • Track 9-4Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal processing
  • Track 9-5Photonic memory and optical buffering functionality
  • Track 9-6Optical pre-compensation and pre-distortion
  • Track 9-7RF over optical processing and transmission

In optics, an image-forming optical system is a system capable of being used for imaging. The diameter of the aperture of the main objective is a common criterion for comparison among optical systems, such as large telescopes. The two traditional systems are mirror-systems (catoptrics) and lens-systems (dioptrics), although in the late twentieth century, optical fiber was introduced. Catoptrics and dioptrics have a focal point, while optical fiber transfers an image from one plane to another without an optical focus. Isaac Newton is reported to have designed what he called a catadioptrical phantasmagoria, which can be interpreted to mean an elaborate structure of both mirrors and lenses.

  • Track 10-1Systems and network performances
  • Track 10-2Photonics in computing systems
  • Track 10-3Optical cross-connects
  • Track 10-4Photonic packet switching and routers
  • Track 10-5Photonic burst switching routers
  • Track 10-6Photonic circuit switching
  • Track 10-7Optical time domain multiplexed systems
  • Track 10-8Optical multiple access systems (WDMA, TDMA, and CDMA)
  • Track 10-9Parallel data links and space division multiplexing

Optical networking is a means of communication that uses signals encoded onto light to transmit information among various nodes of a telecommunications network. They operate from the limited range of a local-area network (LAN) or over a wide-area network (WAN), which can cross metropolitan and regional areas all the way to national, international and transoceanic distances. It is a form of optical communication that relies on optical amplifiers, lasers or LEDs and wave division multiplexing (WDM) to transmit large quantities of data, generally across fiber-optic cables. Because it is capable of achieving extremely high bandwidth, it is an enabling technology for today’s Internet and the communication networks that transmit the vast majority of all human and machine-to-machine information.

  • Track 11-1Convergence fixed-mobile networks
  • Track 11-2Migration from fixed to flexi-grid
  • Track 11-3Rapidly reconfigurable networks
  • Track 11-4Software defined optical networks and Open Flow
  • Track 11-5Wavelength routing and assignment
  • Track 11-6Next-generation GMPLS, ASON, Photonic MPLS, OpenFlow
  • Track 11-7Optoelectronic label switching networks
  • Track 11-8IP-over-optical architectures

Photonics is an emerging technology, comparable to semiconductor technology. Many functions in technical applications are currently realised by semiconductor products. The expectation is that photonic devices will partially replace existing semiconductor devices, but on top of that will also complement these in a qualitative way. The unique characteristics of photonic devices create an additional dimension like enlarged bandwidth, energy saving and larger communication distances. In addition, photonic devices are less sensitive to interference and have unique physical characteristics.

  • Track 12-1Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Imaging
  • Track 12-2SFG/SHG Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Track 12-3Biological Imaging and Sensing Applications
  • Track 12-4Imaging through Multi-mode Fibers

Semiconductor lasers or laser diodes play an important part in our everyday lives by providing cheap and compact-size lasers. They consist of complex multi-layer structures requiring nanometer scale accuracy and an elaborate design. Their theoretical description is important not only from a fundamental point of view, but also in order to generate new and improved designs. The description can be done at various levels of accuracy and effort, resulting in different levels of understanding. It is common to all systems that the laser is an inverted carrier density system.

  • Track 13-1Visible and short-wavelength lasers
  • Track 13-2Long-wavelength and quantum cascade lasers
  • Track 13-3Vertical cavity and other surface-emitting lasers
  • Track 13-4Optical communication lasers and transmitters
  • Track 13-5On-chip laser sources for photonic integrated circuits

Microwave photonics is an interdisciplinary area. that studies the interaction between microwave and. optical signals, for applications such as broadband wireless. access networks, sensor networks, radar, satellite communi- cations, instrumentation, and warfare systems.

  • Track 14-1Components for analog systems (including low noise lasers, modulators and photodetectors for microwave, millimeter wave and terahertz frequencies)
  • Track 14-2Subsystems for signal processing (including photonic filtering, analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters)
  • Track 14-3Photonic signal generation for microwave, millimeter wave and terahertz applications
  • Track 14-4Microwave Photonic and Radio-over-fiber subsystems (including high performance photonic links, up- and down-conversion techniques, and novel encoding and decoding techniques)