The MPC-EQP Sumer School on Extreme and Quantum Photonics

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018

Ottawa, Canada

The Max Planck - uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics organised and hosted a summer school designed as an in-depth introduction to a wide variety of subjects in Photonics including twisted light, metamaterials, entanglement with photons, and ultrafast laser pulses.

Lecturers included internationally recognized Canadian and International leaders in the fundamental and applied aspect of this field. Talks were specifically designed for senior undergraduates and masters students. Each day typically had two 120-minute talks and one 120-minute lab. Topics were developed from basic principles to an introduction in advanced research topics.

Topics and speakers include

  • Ultrafast Photonics
    • Lora Ramunno, (Computational nano-optics)
    • Paul Corkum, (Attosecond pulses, HHG)
  • Nonlinear optics and Plasmonics
    • Robert W. Boyd, (NLO, zero index materials)
    • Pierre Berini, (Plasmonic sensing, metamaterials)
  • Photonic Materials and Structured Light
    • Jean-Michel Ménard, (THz generation)
    • Ebrahim Karimi, (Twisted Light)
  • Nano Photonics
    • Ksenia Dolgaleva, (Active integrated-optics)
    • Antonio Badolato, (Silicon photonics)
  • Quantum Photonics
    • Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute For the Science of Light
    • Jeff Lundeen, (Intro to quantum optics)