Attention: The time schedule corresponds to UTC+02:00 (CEST).

Friday, September 17, 2021

09:15 – 09:30Opening session
09:30 – 10:30Do photons show gender bias? (Keynote talk)
Prof.Ursula Keller
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
10:30 – 11:00III-V nanophotonic devices monolithically integrated on silicon (Invited talk)
Dr. Kirsten E. Moselund
IBM Research Europe Switzerland
11:00 – 11:15Break (15min)
Session I – High Power Semiconductor Lasers
Chaired by Prof.Johann Peter Reithmaier
11:15 – 11:30Impact of vertical structure on thermal lensing and lateral beam quality in high-power broad-area diode lasers
Mohamed Elattar, Juliane Rieprich and Paul Crump
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Straße 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany
11:30 – 11:45Cascaded polarization-coupling of high-power broad-area semiconductor lasers
M. Radziunas
Weierstrass Institute (WIAS), Mohrenstrasse 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany
11:45 – 12:00Changes of high-power laser diode characteristics with stress-induced reduction of the degree of polarization
A. Maina, C. Coriasso*, S. Codato, R. Paoletti
Convergent Photonics – Via Schiaparelli, 12 -10148 Torino (Italy)
12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break (1h30)
Session II – Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Devices & Applications
Chaired by Prof. Maria Ana Cataluna
13:30 – 14:00Sub-kHz-linewidth visible VECSELs for cold-atom quantum technology (Invited talk)
Dr.Jennifer E. Hastie
University of Strathclyde, Scotland
14:00 – 14:15Neural network computing with large-area VCSELs
X. Porte1,*, A. Skalli1, N. Haghighi2, S. Reitzenstein2, J. A. Lott2, D. Brunner1
1) Institut FEMTO-ST, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté CNRS UMR 6174, Besançon, France
2) Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany
14:15 – 14:30 Weight Adjustable Photonic Synapse by Non-Linear Gain in a Vertical Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
Juan A. Alanis, Joshua Robertson, Matěj Hejda, and Antonio Hurtado
Institute of Photonics, Dept. of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
14:30 – 14:45Oxide-Confined vs. Buried Tunnel Junction VCSELs
A. Gullino*,1, S. Pecora1, A. Tibaldi1,2, F. Bertazzi1,2, M. Goano1,2, P. Debernardi2
1) Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
2) CNR-IEIIT, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
14:45 – 15:001.5 GHz VECSEL-based Laser System for Ultrafast Multicontrast Nonlinear Imaging
Thibault A.G Bondaz1,2*, R. Jason Jones1, Jerome V. Moloney1 and John G. McInerney2
1) Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 85721 Tucson, USA
2) Department of Physics and Tyndall Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
15:00 – 15:15Break (15min)
Session III – Frequency Combs & Semiconductor Laser Applications
Chaired by Prof. Mariangela Gioannini
15:15 – 15:45Frequency-modulated combs in quantum cascade lasers: origins and opportunities (Invited talk)
Prof.David Burghoff
University of Notre Dame, USA
15:45 – 16:00Measuring the Linewidth Enhancement Factor during Frequency Comb Operation
Nikola Opačak1,*, Florian Pilat1, Dmitry Kazakov1,2, Sandro Dal Cin1, Georg Ramer3, Bernhard Lendl3, Federico Capasso2, Gottfried Strasser1 and Benedikt Schwarz1,2
1) Institute of Solid State Electronics, TU Wien, Gusshausstrasse 25-25a, 1040 Vienna, Austria
2) John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
3) Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, TU Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/164, A 1060 Vienna, Austria
16:00 – 16:15Gain-switched Optical Frequency Combs with comb spacing down to 5 MHz
C. Quevedo-Galán*, P. López-Querol, A. Pérez-Serrano, J.M.G. Tijero and I. Esquivias
CEMDATIC – E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
16:15 – 16:30Investigation of the wavelength tuning of an integrated laser system on InP for Optical Coherence Tomography
J. Hazan1,* T. Couka2, R. Pajkovic1, K.A. Williams1, E.A.J.M. Bente1
1) Photonic Integration Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
2) Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, FRANCE
16:30 – 16:45A Technique for Extracting the Carrier Lifetime of a Reversely Biased Semiconductor Optical Amplifier with Two Free Running Lasers
L. Nielsen1,*, M. Heck1,2
1) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University
2) Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
16:45 – 17:00Free-space video broadcasting with a packaged, air-cooled, mid-infrared quantum cascade laser
Pierre Didier1,*, Olivier Spitz1, Frédéric Grillot1,2
1) LTCI Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 19 place Marguerite Perey, Palaiseau, 91120, France
2) Center for High Technology Materials, University of New-Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Session IV – Nonlinear Dynamics
Chaired by Dr.Alfredo De Rossi
09:00 – 09:30Stable-cavity broad-area semiconductor laser for ultrafast parallel random bit generation (Invited talk)
Dr.Stefan Bittner
CentraleSupélec, France
09:30 – 09:45Numerical training of a convolutional neural network for self-mixing interferometry displacement sensing
Robin Matha1,2, François Gustave1 and Stéphane Barland2
1) DOTA, ONERA, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91123, Palaiseau, France
2) Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS, Institut de Physique de Nice, 1361 route des Lucioles, F-06560, Valbonne, France
09:45 – 10:00Dynamics and CW stability of a III-V/Si hybrid laser with a frequency selective mirror
C. Rimoldi1,*, L. L. Columbo1, J. Bovington2, S. R. García3, M. Gioannini1
1) Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2) CISCO Systems, San José, CA, USA
3) CISCO Systems, Nuremberg, Germany
10:00 – 10:15Effect of the filtered feedback on the memory capacity in a photonic reservoir computer
G. O. Danilenko1, A. V. Kovalev1,*, A. Locquet2,3, D. Rontani4, and E. A. Viktorov1
1) ITMO University, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
2) Georgia Tech-CNRS IRL 2958, Georgia Tech Lorraine, F-57070 Metz, France
3) School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
4) Chair in Photonics, LMOPS EA 4423 Laboratory, CentraleSupélec & Université de Lorraine, F-57070 Metz, France
10:15 – 10:30Dual-section passively mode-locked quantum-dot laser with continuous-wave optical injection
A. F. Ribeiro*, A. F. Forrest, and M. A. Cataluna
Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom
10:30 – 10:45Bound Pulse States in a Multiple-Quantum-Well Laser Subject to Delayed Optoelectronic Feedback
Md Shariful Islam1, 2, *, A.V. Kovalev3, E. A. Viktorov3, A. Locquet1, 2, and D. S. Citrin1, 2
1) Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI 2958, Georgia Tech Lorraine, 2 Rue Marconi, 57070 Metz, France
2) School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
3) ITMO University, Birzhevaya Liniya 14, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
10:45 – 11:00Break (15min)
Session V – Innovative Light Emitting Structures & Applications
Chaired by Dr.Stefan Bittner
11:00 – 11:30Nanoscale Photonic Sources of Coherent Light (Invited talk)
Dr.Alfredo De Rossi1, S. Combrié1, F. Bretenaker2 and F. Raineri3,4
1) Thales Research and Technology 
2) Lumin, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay
3) Université de Paris
4) Centre de Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
11:30 – 11:45Narrow-linewidth semiconductor Fano laser
Y. Yu1,2,*, A. Sakanas1,2, A. R. Zali1,2, E. Semenova1,2, K. Yvind1,2, and J. Mørk1,2,*
1) DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
2) NanoPhoton – Center for Nanophotonics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
11:45 – 12:00InP based quantum dot laser at 1.3 μm
V. Joshi*, S. Bauer, V. Sichkovskyi, and J. P. Reithmaier
Technical Physics, Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), CINSaT, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
12:00 – 12:15Time-symmetric and symmetry-broken pulse sequences in a spiking micropillar laser with optical delayed feedback
V. A. Pammi1, S. Terrien2, N. G. R. Broderick2, R. Braive1, G. Beaudoin1, I. Sagnes1, B. Krauskopf2, S Barbay1,∗
1) Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, UMR9001, Palaiseau, France
2) The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
12:15 – 12:30(Cancelled) Ultra-Short Optical Pulse Generation in a Micro OLED
Daan Lenstra1, Alexis Fischer2,3, Amani Ouirimi2,3, Alex Chamberlain Chime2,3,4, Nixson Loganathan2,3, Mahmoud Chakaroun2,3
1) Institute of Photonics Integration, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513,
5600MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2) Universite Sorbonne Paris Nord, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR CNRS 7538,
99 avenue JB Clement, 93430 Villetaneuse-F
3) Universite Sorbonne Paris Nord, Centrale de Proximite en Nanotechnologies de Paris
Nord, 99 avenue JB Clement, 93430 Villetaneuse-F
4) Universite de Dschang, IUT-FV de Bandjoun, Cameroon
12:30 – 12:45Thermal Crosstalk Effects in Monolithically Integrated DBR Lasers
Jessica César Cuello1,*, Alberto Zarzuelo2, Robinson C. Guzmán1, Luis G. Guerrero1, Guillermo
1) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid. Spain
2) SENER Aeroespacial, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
12:45 – 14:00Lunch Break (1h15)
Session VI – Mid-infrared Quantum Devices
Chaired by Prof. David Burghoff
14:00 – 14:30Mid-infrared photonic integration on InP (Invited talk)
Prof.Mikhail Belkin
Walter Schottky Institute, TU Munich, Germany
14:30 – 14:45Mid-Infrared saturable absorbers with ultra-low saturation intensities in the 10-kWcm-2 range
M. Jeannin1,*, J.-M. Manceau1, M. Soubigou1, S. Pirotta1, M. Malerba1, L. Li2, A. G. Davies2, E. Linfield2, G. Biasiol3, and R. Colombelli1
1) Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS UMR 9001, Université Paris-Saclay, 91120 Palaiseau, France
2) School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
3) Laboratorio TASC, CNR-IOM, Area Science Park, S.S. 14 km 163.5, Basovizza, I-34149 Trieste, Italy
14:45 – 15:00Optical injection of mid-infrared extreme events in unilaterally coupled quantum cascade lasers
Olivier Spitz1, Andreas Herdt2, Wolfgang Elsässer2, Frédéric Grillot1,3
1) LTCI Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 19 place Marguerite Perey, Palaiseau, 91120, France
2) Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstrasse 7, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany
3Center for High Technology Materials, University of New-Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
15:00 – 15:15Improving the performance of interband cascade lasers: the influence of intersubband transitions in the valence band
H. Knötig1,*, R. Weih2, N. Opacak1, J. Koeth2, G. Strasser1, B. Schwarz1
1) Institute of Solid State Electronics and Center for Micro- and Nanostructures, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
2) nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Gerbrunn. Germany
15:15 – 15:30Efficient double-side detection in the mid-IR, with a QWIP MIM architecture on a transparent substrate
Mario Malerba1,*, Mathieu Jeannin1, Stefano Pirotta1, Lianhe Li2, Alexander Giles Davies2, Edmund
Linfield2, Adel Bousseksou1, Jean-Michel Manceau1 and Raffaele Colombelli2,*
1) Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS UMR 9001, Université Paris-Saclay, 91120 Palaiseau, France
2) School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
15:30 – 15:45InAs-based quantum cascade lasers for spectroscopy of methane
K. Kinjalk1,*, D. Andres Diaz-Thomas1, Z. Loghmari2, A. Meguekam1, M. Bahriz1, R. Teissier2, and A.N. Baranov1
1) IES, University of Montpellier, CNRS, 34095 Montpellier, France
2) Mirsense, 91120 Palaiseau, France
15:45 – 16:00  Best Student Paper Award