Programme Schedule

Poster session listings are included in the full PDF version, downloadable via the link above.

A special Industry & Entrepreneurship session will be held on the morning of Wednesday 5th September. Anyone from industry interested in attending only this half-day event can register for FREE. (Full conference attendees are automatically registered.)

See here for venue layout and floor plan.

Monday, 3rd September 2018

08:00

08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00

09:00-09:15 [Room 1]

Welcome

Conference Chairs

09:15

09:15-09:40 [Room 1]

Opening Address

Dr. Ciarán Seoighe

Deputy Director General, Science Foundation Ireland

09:40

09:40-10:25 [Room 1]

Plenary Talk

Prof. Malte Gather

University of St Andrews, UK

A Laser in a Living Cell – Cellular scale photonics for optical sensing, tracking and manipulation

10:25

10:25-10:45 [Room 1]

Introduction from the Hosts

Dr. Barry O’Connor

President, Cork Institute of Technology

Prof. Ray O’Neill

Vice-President for Research & Innovation, Maynooth University [TBC]

10:45

10:45-11:15

Tea/Coffee Break

[Session A1: Room 1] Imaging

Session Chair: Dr. John Healy (UCD)

11:15

11:15-11:45

Invited Talk

Prof. Brian W. Pogue

Dartmouth, USA

Optical Imaging in Medicine: Current Status & Future Needs

11:45

11:45-12:00

Contributed Talk

Haroon Zafar

NUI Galway

Non-invasive intravascular imaging using photoacoustic imaging

12:00

12:00-12:15

Contributed Talk

Carlos Reyes

Tyndall National Institute

Linear sweep of a telecoms laser for OCT applications

12:15

12:15-12:30

Contributed Talk

Zhengyuan Tang

Maynooth University

A review of recent advances in quantitative phase imaging

12:30

12:30-12:45

Contributed Talk

James Ryle

UCD

Accelerated Digital In-Line Holographic Microscopy: Reconstruction using Intel Multicore and Many Integrated-Core CPU

[Session A2: Room 2] Optical Communications & Networks I

Dr. James O’Gorman Memorial Session

Session Chair: Prof. Liam Barry (DCU)

11:15-11:45

Invited Talk

Dr. Jochen Schröder

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Optical Frequency Combs for Ultra-High Capacity Communications

11:15

11:45-12:00

Contributed Talk

Marco Della-Santa

Tyndall National Institute

PAM4 interleaved detection system for extended power budget in passive optical networks

11:45

12:00-12:15

Contributed Talk

Xing Ouyang

Tyndall National Institute

Orthogonal chirp-division multiplexing as an advanced modulation technique for high-speed fibre-optic systems

12:00

12:15-12:30

Contributed Talk

Sean Ahearne

Tyndall/UCC

Software defined control of tunable optical transceivers using NETCONF and YANG

12:15

12:30-12:45

Contributed Talk

Colm Browning

DCU

Investigation of laser source requirements for optical heterodyne millimetre-wave communications

12:30

12:45

12:45-13:45

Lunch

[Session B1: Room 1] Photonic Devices I

Session Chair: Brian Corbett (Tyndall)

13:45

13:45-14:15

Invited Talk

Dr. Antonio Hurtado

U. Strathclyde, UK

Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowire lasers

14:15

14:15-14:30

Contributed Talk

Kevin Murphy

DIT

Temperature switchable holographic diffractive diffusers recorded in a photopolymer layer

14:30

14:30-14:45

Contributed Talk

Guarav Jain

TCD

Athermal operation of multi section comb PIC

14:45

14:45-15:00

Contributed Talk

Sharon Butler

CIT

Direct frequency modulation of a photonic crystal laser with integrated microheater

15:00

15:00-15:15

Contributed Talk

Kevin Shortiss

UCC/Tyndall

Integrated optical demultiplexing by injection locking

[Session B2: Room 2] Laser-Material & Laser-Plasma Interactions

Session Chair: Dr. Gerard O’Connor (NUIG)

13:45-14:15

Invited Talk

Prof. Dermot Brabazon

DCU

Nanoparticle Functionalized Laser Patterned Substrate: Innovative Route Towards Low Cost Biomimetic Platforms

13:45

14:15-14:30

Contributed Talk

Simon Corbett

TCD

CCD-Thermoreflectance – Improvements And Adoption To Laser Induced Heating

14:15

14:30-14:45

Contributed Talk

Adriona Kelly

NUI Galway

A Functional Analysis of Nanotopographically Modified Platinum Iridium Electrodes

14:30

14:45-15:00

Contributed Talk

Katarzyna Siewierska

TCD

Pulsed Laser Deposition Produced Silver Nanoparticle Films As SERS Substrates

14:45

15:15

15:15-15:45

Tea/Coffee Break

[Session C: Room 1] Biophotonics

Sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland Photonics Chapter

Session Chair: Prof. Martin Leahy (NUIG)

15:45

15:45-16:15

Invited Talk

Prof. Daniel Razansky

TU Munich & Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany

Multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) enables imaging of ultrafast biological dynamics and precision clinical diagnostics

16:15

16:15-16:30

Contributed Talk

Rabah Mouras

UL

Is there a link between melatonin reduction and biominerals concretions in pineal gland: A Raman study

16:30

16:30-16:45

Contributed Talk

Xin Fan

Maynooth University

Opto-digital staining of biological cells by simulated Rheinberg illumination with digital holographic microscopy

16:45

16:45-17:00

Contributed Talk

Jacqueline Gunther

Tyndall National Institute

Measuring Scattering Matrix for Multi-Pass Phase Conjugation Setup

17:00

17:00-17:15

Contributed Talk

Junaid Zafar

GCU, Lahore, Pakistan

Intracoronary optical coherence tomography image analysis for automated plaque characterization using deep learning classifiers

17:15

17:15-18:30

Poster Session I

Sponsored by SPIE

(Download PDF programme for full listing)

18:30

Tuesday, 4th September 2018

08:30

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00

09:00-09:55 [Room 1]

Plenary Talk

Prof. Miles Padgett

U. Glasgow, UK

How many pixels does your camera have? Ours has only one!

[Session D1: Room 1] Nanophotonics & Plasmonics

Sponsored by Institute of Physics in Ireland

Session Chair: Prof. Louise Bradley (TCD)

09:55

09:55-10:30

Invited Talk

Prof. Jesper Mørk

TU Denmark

Photonic Crystal Fano lasers and Fano switches

10:30

10:30-10:45

Contributed Talk

David McCloskey

TCD

Mechanism of Large Optical Nonlinearity in Gold Nanoparticle Films

10:45

10:45-11:15

Tea/Coffee Break

[Session D1 continued: Rooom 1]

11:15

11:15-11:30

Contributed Talk

Victor Kotlyar

Samara NRU, Russia

Spiral meta-lens for sharp focusing of laser light

11:30

11:30-11:45

Contributed Talk

Naveen Balla

Aix-Marseille U., France

Polarization resolved nonlinear optical microscopy of 2D materials

11:45

11:45-12:00

Contributed Talk

Stephen Cunningham

TCD

VO2 as a phase change material for tunable plasmonic structures

12:00

12:00-12:15

Contributed Talk

Juan Morales

CIT

Emission Dynamics in Nanowire/Nanopillar Lasers Grown on Si

12:15

12:15-12:30

Contributed Talk

Simone Iadanza

CIT

Silicon Nitride 1D-Photonic Crystal Cavity for Optical Sensing in the Near-Infrared Spectrum in Air and Liquid

12:30

12:30-12:45

Contributed Talk

Gaozhong Wang

TCD

Slow-Saturable Absorption of Few-Layer MoSe2

[Session D2: Room 2] Quantum Optics & Quantum Technologies

Session Chair: Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi (Tyndall)

11:15-11:45

Invited Talk

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Langbein

Cardiff University, UK

Coherent exciton dynamics in colloidal quantum dots

11:15

11:45-12:00

Contributed Talk

Petr Klenovsky

Masaryk University, Czech Rep.

Effects of second order piezoelectricity on built-in dipole and excitonic structure of strain-tuned InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots

11:45

12:00-12:15

Contributed Talk

Simone Varo

Tyndall National Institute

Site-Controlled Pyramidal Dots: From Quantum Light To Quantum Devices

12:00

12:15-12:30

Contributed Talk

Andreas Ruschhaupt

UCC

Quantum Control with Shortcuts to Adiabaticity

12:15

12:30-12:45

Contributed Talk

Shumithira Gandan

CIT/Tyndall

Carrier dynamics of InGaAsN: H/GaAs site-controlled quantum dots for single photon sources

12:30

12:45

12:45-13:45

Lunch

[Session E: Room 1] Photonic Devices II

Session Chair: Dr. Bryan Kelleher (UCC)

13:45

13:45-14:15

Invited Talk

Prof. Andrea Fiore

TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

When a photon is born – Controlling radiative emission in semiconductors

14:15

14:15-14:30

Contributed Talk

Haroon Asghar

UCC/Tyndall

Stabilization of self-mode-locked QDash lasers using simultaneous continuous-wave (CW) optical-injection and optical feedback

14:30

14:30-14:45

Contributed Talk

Prajwal Lakshmijayasimha

DCU

Expansion and phase correlation of a wavelength tunable gain switched optical frequency comb

14:45

14:45-15:00

Contributed Talk

Michael Dillane

UCC/Tyndall

The Neuromorphic Dynamics Of Quantum Dot Lasers Under Optical Injection

15:00

15:00-15:15

Contributed Talk

Benjamin Lingnau

TU Berlin, Germany

Ultrafast Gain Recovery and Strong Nonlinear Phase Response of Submonolayer Quantum-Dots

15:15

15:15-15:45

Tea/Coffee Break

[Session F1: Room 1] Photonic Materials

Session Chair: Prof. David McCloskey (TCD)

15:45

15:45-16:15

Invited Talk

Prof. Isabelle Ledoux-Rak

ENS Paris-Saclay, France

Optofluidic polymer-based optical microresonators for a rapid, specific, highly sensitive detection of chemical and biochemical species

16:15

16:15-16:30

Contributed Talk

William Abbott

TCD

A Comparison of Ti Adhesion Layers for Thermoplasmonic Applications

16:30

16:30-16:45

Contributed Talk

Martyn Pemble

UCC/Tyndall

Large Area Colloidal Photonic Crystals For Light Trapping In Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Modules Applied Using A Roll-To-Roll Langmuir-Blodgett Method Applications

16:45

16:45-17:00

Contributed Talk

Saroj Kanta Patra

Tyndall/UCC

Theoretical And Experimental Analysis Of Carrier Localization Effects In GaN/AlGaN QWs

17:00

17:00-17:15

Contributed Talk

Muhammad Irfan

DIT

Investigation of temperature response of photonic structures recorded in polymer and nanocomposites for holographic sensors/indicators

[Session F2: Room 2] Optical Communications & Networks II

Session Chair: Dr. Fatima Gunning (Tyndall)

15:45-16:15

Invited Talk

Dr. Elias Giacoumidis

DCU

Fuzzy-logic based machine learning for high-speed optical networks of the future

15:45

16:15-16:30

Contributed Talk

Giuseppe Talli

Tyndall National Institute

Coherent Transmission in Metro-scale PON Using SOAs

16:15

16:30-16:45

Contributed Talk

Niamh Kavanagh

Tyndall National Institute

Injection locking at 2 μm

16:30

16:45-17:00

Contributed Talk

Meysam Khanghah

Tyndall National Institute

A new PAM4 Clock and Data Recovery Circuit for Short Reach Optical Interconnects

16:45

17:00-17:15

Contributed Talk

Derek Cassidy

UCD

Creation and ethernet test analysis of SWW with the use of 850nm and 1300nm

17:00

17:15

17:15-18:30

Poster Session II

Sponsored by SPIE

(Download PDF programme for full listing)

18:30

18:30-19:30

Bus to Dinner

19:30

19:30-22:00

Conference Dinner

Haulbowline Naval Base, Ringaskiddy

22:00

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

08:00

08:00-09:00

Registration

[Session G: Room 1] Industry & Entrepreneurship

Sponsored by CIT Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA)

Session Chair: Dr. Liam Lewis (CIT)

09:00

09:00-09:20

Opening Address

Gearoid Mooney

Enterprise Ireland

09:20

09:20-10:05

Plenary Talk

Dr. Joost van Kerkhof

COO, LioniX International, Netherlands

Silicon Nitride (TriPleX™) Photonic Integrated Circuits; from design to volume production

10:05

10:05-10:25

Invited Talk

Dr. Sonia Ramirez

Technology Innovation Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Title TBC

10:25

10:25-10:55

Tea/Coffee Break

10:55

10:55-11:15

Invited Talk

Prof. John T. Sheridan

UCD / Equilume Ltd

Commercialisation and Industry Engagement: Optical Engineering

11:15

11:15-11:40

Invited Talk

Dr. Pascal Doguet

Co-founder, Synergia Medical, Belgium

When neurostimulation and photonics meet: a short story of an excellent collaboration

11:40

11:40-12:00

Invited Talk

Hillary Cronin

Operations Manager, Metabolomic Diagnostics Ltd / H2020 Evaluator

Title TBC

12:00

12:00-12:45

Industry Panel Session

12:45

12:45-13:45

Lunch

13:45

13:45-14:05

Invited Talk

Dr. Andrew Brown

Senior Director, Global Business Development, SPIE

SPIE Photonics Industry Update

[Session H1: Room 1] Student Chapters Session

Session Chair: Brian Murray (Tyndall)

14:05

14:05-15:35

Session organised by Irish OSA/SPIE Student Chapters

 

"Professional development: career paths after the PhD"

 

Speakers/Panel Members:

Prof. William Scanlon (CEO, Tyndall)

 

Dr. Andrew Brown (SPIE)

 

Dr. Jelena Pesic (Nokia Bell Labs, France)

 

Dr. Michael McAuliffe (CIT)

 

Dr. Maria Kotlyar (CIT)

 

Dr. Brian Kelly (Eblana Photonics)

[Session H2: Room 2] Optical Sensing & Spectroscopy

Session Chair: Akhil Kallepalli (IEEE)

14:05-14:35

Invited Talk

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lendl

TU Wien, Austria

New analytical sensing schemes for gases and liquids enabled by advanced mid-IR laser technology

14:05

14:35-14:50

Contributed Talk

Abi Thampi

U. Aukland, New Zealand

Integrated optical sensors to predict meat quality

14:35

14:50-15:05

Contributed Talk

Kevin O’Dwyer

Maynooth University

Analysis of microparticles in unconstrained microfluidics via multimodal CARS

14:50

15:05-15:20

Contributed Talk

Valentyn Maidannyk

Teagasc Moorepark

Nanodiamonds as a tracer in spray drying technology of high protein liquids

15:05

15:20-15:35

Contributed Talk

Kamil Gradkowski

Tyndall National Institute

From pluggable freespace connectors to consumable photonic sensors

15:20

15:35

15:35-16:00

Tea/Coffee Break

[Session J1: Room 1] Photonics Integration & Packaging

Sponsored by PIXAPP EU Pilot Line

Session Chair: Dr. Peter O’Brien (Tyndall)

16:00

16:00-16:30

Invited Talk

Dr. Peter Ossieur

IMEC / Ghent University, Belgium

Design and integration of high-speed electronics for photonic integrated circuits

16:30

16:30-16:45

Contributed Talk

Muhammad Billah

KIT, Germany

3D Additive Nanofabrication for Photonic Integration and Packaging

16:45

16:45-17:00

Contributed Talk

Muhammad Umar Khan

IMEC / Ghent University, Belgium

The MORPHIC Project: Enabling large scale programmable photonic circuits using MEMS

17:00

17:00-17:15

Contributed Talk

Ruggero Loi

Tyndall National Institute

Transfer printable InP lasers for Si photonics

17:15

17:15-17:30

Contributed Talk

Padraic Morrissey

Tyndall National Institute

PIXAPP – The World’s First Open-Access Pilot Line for Photonic Packaging & Integration

[Session J2: Room 2] Novel Photonic Technologies

Session Chair: Dr. Bryan Hennelly (Maynooth University)

16:00-16:30

Invited Talk

Dr. Jonathan Ward

OIST, Okinawa, Japan

Enhanced Nanoparticle Detection with Quasi-Droplet Modes

16:00

16:30-16:45

Contributed Talk

Joshua Robertson

U. Strathclyde

Generation of electrically-controlled photonic spiking regimes in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

16:30

16:45-17:00

Contributed Talk

Dzianis Saladukha

CIT/Tyndall

Germanium band structure under in-plane biaxial tensile strain

16:45

17:00-17:15

Contributed Talk

Suzanne Martin

DIT

Stacked holographic optical elements for solar concentration

17:00

17:15-17:30

Contributed Talk

Sergey Alexandrov

NUI Galway

Novel method for depth resolved imaging of structural alterations based on optical coherence tomography

17:15

17:30

Conference Close (Chairs)

17:45