IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Emerging Optical Materials Workshop PDF

Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2017, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02420, USA

New lower-dimensional optical materials, enabled by recent advances in nano-fabrication technologies, are advancing photonic technology beyond that allowed by conventional three-dimensional bulk optical materials. These emerging optical materials are of new compositions, or traditional compounds fabricated in lower dimensional geometries on a micro and nanoscale, specially customized for particular usages. Examples are: carbon nanotubes; two-dimensional photonic crystals and meta material surface coatings; and low dimensional Van-der-Waals systems such as graphene, silicene, germanene, and boron nitride. Carbon, either as two-dimensional graphene, or one-dimensional nanotubes, are of great interest for their unusual optical as well as electronic properties. Topological insulators, where a thin two-dimensional conducting sheet is formed on an insulator by its topology, is an emerging material with spintronics applications. Three-dimensional printing and mask-less lithography of materials is incorporating these lower-dimensional materials in new novel applications. These synthetic lower-dimensional photonic materials bridge the microscopic quantum world and the mesoscopic world, enabling advances in photonic devices for communication, sensing, bio-medicine, optical interconnects, quantum computation, medical diagnostics, and compact low-cost manufacturing.

This workshop will bring together the leading experts in this field to discuss the latest research in lower-dimensional optical materials and their future technological applications. This workshop also aims to foster communication and collaboration through networking among the individual engineers and researchers attending. Learn more about the rapid advances of novel lower-dimensional optical materials directly from the foremost researchers in the different specialties involved, by registering for and attending this local Boston Emerging Optical Materials Workshop.

April 5, 2017

Chalcogenide Glasses In Integrated Photonics Slides

Prof. Juejun (JJ) Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Topological Cavity QED: Photonic Landau Levels In Curved Space Slides

Prof. Jonathan Simon, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

April 12, 2017

Atomic Engineering of III-V Semiconductor for Quantum Devices from Deep UV(200nm) up to THZ(300 microns) Slides

Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Diamond Photonics Slides

Prof. Marko Lončar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

April 19, 2017

Putting Spin in Lasers Slides

Prof. Igor Zutic, University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Photonic Topological Physics In Two And Three Dimensions Slides

Prof. Mikael C. Rechtsman, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

April 26, 2017

Recent Progress In Photonic crystals Slides

Prof. Takashi Asano, and Prof. Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Optoelectronic Physics in the van der Waals Heterojunctions of 2-dimensional Materials Slides

Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

May 3, 2017

Metaoptics: High-performance Planar Photonic Components beyond Refractive and Diffractive Optics Slides

Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Solid State Sensors: Magnetometry with Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in Diamond Slides

Dr. Danielle A. Braje, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The workshop expenses have
been generously supported by:



For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Keisuke Kojima, (, Emerging Optical Materials Workshop Co-Chair
2) Farhad Hakimi, (, Emerging Optical Materials Workshop Co-Chair
3) Bill Nelson, (, Emerging Optical Materials Workshop Co-Chair
4) Dean Tsang, (, Emerging Optical Materials Workshop Co-Chair
5) Jade Wang (, Emerging Optical Materials Workshop Co-Chair
6) Ajay Garg, (, Boston Photonics Society Chair