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51.  Prof. Masafumi Kimata, Ritsumeikan Univ., JAPAN
Invited Talk: IRFPA development in Japan
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Speaker Biography: Masafumi Kimata joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1976, where he was involved in research and development of silicon-based infrared focal plane arrays, including Schottky-barrier cooled IRFPAs and SOI diode uncooled IRFPAs. In 2004, he retired from Mitsubishi Electric, and presently he is a professor at Ritsumeikan University, where he continues his research on MEMS-based uncooled IRFPAs and type-II superlattice IRFPAs. He is a fellow of SPIE and has been serving as a program committee member of SPIE's conference on Infrared Technology and Applications since 1992.

52.  Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, GERMANY
Plenary Talk: The Success Story of Two-Dimensional Electron Systems
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Speaker Biography: Klaus von Klitzing is a German physicist known for discovery of the integer quantum Hall Effect, for which he was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1962, von Klitzing passed the Abitur at Artland Gymnasium in Quakenbrück, Germany, before studying physics at the Braunschweig University of Technology, where he received his diploma in 1969. He continued his studies at the University of Würzburg, completing his PhD thesis Galvanomagnetic Properties of Tellurium in Strong Magnetic Fields in 1972, and habilitation in 1978. This work was performed at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford and the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory in France, where he continued to work until becoming a professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1980. Von Klitzing has been a director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart since 1985. Today, von Klitzing's research focuses on the properties of low-dimensional electronic systems, typically in low temperatures and in high magnetic fields.

53.  Dr. Gregor Koblmüller, Walter Schottky Institut, GERMANY
Late-Breaking Results: Optical properties of (In,Ga)As Nanowire arrays on Silicon
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Speaker Biography: From 2001-2004, G. Koblmüller was a Graduate Student Researcher at Infineon Technologies, Corporate Research, and received a Dr. Tech. in Technical Physics, Technical University Vienna in 2005. From 2005 and 2008, Dr. Koblmüller worked at UC Santa Barbara’s Materials Department as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as an Assistant Project Scientist. In 2009, Dr. Koblmüller joined the Walter Schottky Institute, Technical University Munich as Group Leader in III-V Materials, Staff Scientist and Lecturer. Dr. Koblmüller is the recipient of the Young Investigator MBE Award (Intl. MBE Conference, Berlin, 2010); Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (2009); and IUPAP Young Author Best Paper Award (ICPS, Vienna, 2006).

54.  Prof. Anthony Krier, Lancaster Univ., UK
Late-Breaking Results: Dilute Nitride Materials for Mid-infrared Optoelectronic Devices
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Speaker Biography: Tony Krier obtained his PhD in 1983 and joined Lancaster University in 1989, where he founded the mid-infrared optoelectronics research group. He was promoted to Reader in 1999 and then to Professor of Physics in 2003. He is currently head of the condensed matter research division and has published more than 170 papers. In 1996 he founded the international mid-infrared materials & devices conference (MIOMD) and in 2006 he edited a specialist book on mid-infrared optoelectronics. His recent work concerns antimonide nanostructures and dilute nitride alloys for use in mid-infrared lasers and photodetectors.

55.  Prof. Sanjay Krishna, Univ of New Mexico, USA
Invited Talk: Bio Inspired Infrared Retina Using Superlattices and Quantum Dots
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Speaker Biography: Sanjay Krishna is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Center for High Technology Materials at the University of New Mexico. Sanjay received his Masters in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1996, MS in Electrical Engineering in 1999 and PhD in Applied Physics in 2001 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He joined the University of New Mexico as a tenure track faculty member in 2001. His present research interests include growth, fabrication and characterization of selfassembled quantum dots and type_II InAs/InGaSb based strain layer superlattices for mid infrared detectors. Dr. Krishna has received various awards including the Gold Medal from IIT, Madras, Early Career Achievement Award from SPIE, NAMBE and IEEE-Nanotechnology Council and the UNM Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Krishna has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index=29) and has six issued patents. He is a fellow of SPIE and a senior member of IEEE.

56.  Dr. Andrey Krysa, Univ of Sheffield, UK
Invited Talk: Metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy of GaInAs/AlInAs and GaAs/AlGaAs quantum cascade laser structures
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Speaker Biography: Andrey Krysa received the Ph.D. degree from the Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Acad. Sci., Moscow, Russia, in 1997. In 1995, he joined the Dept. of Optoelectronics at the Lebedev Institute and performed research on II-VI compounds. During 1999-2000, he was at the Institut für Halbleitertechnik, RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he was engaged in epitaxy of ZnSe-based structures. Since joining the National Centre for III-V Technologies, Sheffield, UK, in 2001, he has been engaged in MOVPE of the group III arsenides and phosphides. His current research interests include development of quantum cascade lasers and structures based on InP quantum dots. Dr. Krysa was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship in 1999 and holds the IET Optoelectronics Award 2008.

57.  Mr. Pierre Laffaille, Université Montpellier 2, FRANCE
Late-Breaking Results: Continuous Wave Operation of InAs/AlSb QCLs
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Speaker Biography: Pierre Laffaile is currently a PhD student in the NANOMIR group of the IES laboratory of the University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France. He is working on the development of mid-infrared InAs/AlSb quantum cascade lasers. In particular, he fabricated and studied distributed feedback InAs-based QCLs operating between 3 and 4 μm. The main goal of his PhD work is the realization of mid-infrared QCLs in this material system operating in the continuous wave regime at room temperature.

58.  Dr. Mikhail Lebedev, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RUSSIA
Late-Breaking Results: Modification of InAs(100) and GaSb(100) Surfaces with Alcoholic Sulfide Solutions
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Speaker Biography: Mikhail V. Lebedev received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute in 1986 and Ph.D. in Physics of Semiconductors from the same Institute in 1989. Now he is a Senior Research Associate of the Center of Nanoheterostructure Physics of A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. His scientific interests are surface modification of semiconductors; relationship between atomic and electronic structures of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces; surface chemical processes; chemical and electronic properties at semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces.

59.  Prof. Jean-Pierre Leburton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Soft THz Parametric Resonance for Hot Carriers in Graphene
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Jean-Pierre Leburton is the G. Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is also Professor of Physics and a full time Research Faculty in the Beckman Institute. Dr. Leburton joined the University of Illinois in 1981 from Germany where he worked as a research scientist with the Siemens A.G. Research Laboratory in Munich. In 1992, he held the Hitachi LTD Chair on Quantum Materials at the University of Tokyo, and was a Visiting Professor in the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2000. He is involved with research in nanostructures modeling and in quantum device simulation. His present research interest encompasses non-linear transport in quantum wires and carbon nanotubes, and molecular and ionic transport through semiconductor nanopores for biomolecule manipulation and sensing.

60.  Prof. Keon Jae Lee, KAIST, KOREA
Invited Talk: Bio-Integrated Flexible GaN LED
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Speaker Biography: Prof. Keon Jae Lee received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2006. During his Ph.D course at UIUC, he was involved in the first co-invention of "High Performance Flexible Single Crystal Electronics", called microstructured silicon and GaN. From 2006 to 2008, he conducted a joint research project of Unisantis (Japan) and IME (Singapore) in the field of three dimensional surrounding gate nano-transistors (SGT) for the future logic technology. Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor in MSE at KAIST. His current research interests are flexible and nanobio devices for health, self-powered energy, and electronic applications.

61.  Dr. Bernhard Lendl, Technische Univ Wien, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk: New approaches and applications for the analysis of liquids using mid-IR quantum cascade lasers
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Speaker Biography: Bernhard Lendl obtained his PhD in 1996 at TU Vienna. Since 2001 he is associated professor for Analytical Chemistry at the same university. During a sabbatical leave from 2003/4 he stayed at the University of Córdoba in Spain. Currently he develops robust mid-IR analyzers for liquids as well as stand-off Raman systems for the remote detection of explosives. In 2008 he co-founded QuantaRed Technologies GmbH, which concentrates on the development and commercialization of mid-IR laser (QCL) based analyzers with focus on applications in the petrochemical industry. His scientific work is summarized in 160 peer reviewed publications and 8 international patents.

62.  Mr. Tomer Lewi, Tel Aviv Univ., ISRAEL
Poster: Silver halide integrated waveguides for mid-infrared range
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Speaker Biography: Tomer Lewi is a member of the applied physics group in the school of physics and Astronomy at Tel-Aviv University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Physics. His research interests include infrared materials, fiber optics, integrated optics and micro-photonic circuits for sensing and detection applications.

63.  Dr. Rafal Lewicki, Rice Univ., USA
Late-Breaking Results: Carbon monoxide detection using a high power CW 4.6 μm DFB Quantum Cascade Laser based QEPAS sensor
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Speaker Biography: Rafal Lewicki received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in Electronics from Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland in 2005 and 2011, respectively. In December 2005, he joined the Laser Science Group at Rice University, Houston TX as a visiting scholar and currently he is holding a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. His research interest is focused on trace gas detection using laser based spectroscopic techniques. His current activities is the implementation of quantum cascade laser based sensor platforms, enabling high resolution, selective and real time spectroscopic measurements for applications in environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, and industrial process control.

64.  Prof. Yaoyao Li, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: Ridge-width dependence on distributed feedback quantum cascade lasers at 7.5 μm
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Speaker Biography: Li Yao-yao was born 1980 in Shandong province of China. He received his B.S. in Physis from Qufu Normal University in 2003 and received his Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIMIT, CAS), China in March, 2008. Since then he has been appointed by SIMIT as an associate researcher faculty and continue his research in the field of Middle-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers.

65.  Prof. Ai-Zhen Li, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: Activities on Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics at SIMIT
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Speaker Biography: Li Ai-zhen: graduated from Fudan University in 1958, then joined the Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy, CAS (named SIMIT since 2001). She was appointed as a full professor in 1988, and an authorized Advisor for Ph.D. graduate students. She has been engaged in research on III-V semiconductor materials and devices for both optoelectronic and electronic devices applications. Li was a visiting scholar and visiting professor of Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and Max-Planck Society, Germany. She has served on numerous committees for the International Conference. She was a recipient of the Third World Academy of Sciences 2004 Prizes in Engineering Sciences. She was elected as a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States of America in 2007.

66.  Prof. Hao-Hsiung Lin, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN
Late-Breaking Results: Study on the Structural Properties of InP0.52Sb0.48 grown on GaAs
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Speaker Biography: Hao-Hsiung Lin received Ph.D. degree from National Taiwan University in 1985. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University since 1980, and was promoted to be a full professor in 1992. His research area is the molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-V compound semiconductors. He proposed edge-thinning structure (i.e., ledge structure) for HBT in 1985 and reported the first InAsN mid-infrared quantum well laser operating at 2.4 μm in 2003. His current research interests are on the MBE growth of dilute nitrides, mid-infrared semiconductors, and nano-hetero-epitaxy of compound semiconductors. Dr. Lin is a member of the Chinese Institute of Engineers and a senior member of IEEE.

67.  Dr. Feng-Qi Liu, Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: Growth of Quantum Cascade Lasers: From Mid-infrared to THz
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Speaker Biography: Feng-Qi Liu received the M.S. degree in solid state physics from University of Science and Technology of China, in 1990, and the Ph.D.degree in condensed matter physics from Nanjing University, China, in 1996. He joined Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1996, where his work has concentrated on the MBE growth and fabrication of high-performance mid-infrared and terahertz quantum cascade lasers.

68.  Dr. Grégory Maisons, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab, FRANCE
Late-Breaking Results: Monolithic tunable single source in the Mid-IR for Spectroscopy
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Speaker Biography: Grégory Maisons: is born in 1983. He graduated from the University of Paris Sud XI Orsay (Physics) in 2007 and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Grenoble (nano and micro opto-electronics). Then he graduated from the University of Joseph Fourier in 2010 (PhD degree in Condensed Matter and Optical Radiation). He was engaged, since 2011, in the development of novel quantum cascade laser devices for spectroscopy and chemical sensing at the III-V lab. His current research interests include optical simulations of single frequency quantum cascade lasers, monolithically integrated new functionalities and novel processing of diodes.

69.  Mr. Mohamad Ali Malakoutian, University of Tehran, IRAN
Poster: Terahertz Field Generation by Photoconductive Antennas Based On LT-GaAs, SI-GaAs and SiC
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Speaker Biography: Mohamad Ali Malakoutian received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, in 2009. He started his M.Sc. degree at the University of Tehran in 2009. In December 2009, he joined the Device and Process Modeling and Simulation Laboratory and Measurement Laboratory in University of Tehran, where he is working on High-Voltage LDMOS and VDMOS modeling and Simulation, Fabrication and characterization of Optical Switches such as Photoconductive THz antenna, Electron Beam Lithography and SEM Imaging.

70.  Dr. Markus Mangold, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Tes, SWITZERLAND
Late-Breaking Results: Novel gas cell design for CO2 isotopic composition measurements using mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy
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Speaker Biography: Markus Mangold has studied Nanotechnology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, from where he graduated in 2007. He obtained the degree as a Master of Science for his studies on the electrical conductance of organic molecules incorporated in gold nanoparticle networks. Markus continued his education at the "Technische Universität München", Germany. During his PhD he studied the optoelectronic properties of gold nanoparticle arrays and electrically contacted organic molecules. Recently, he turned to mid-infrared spectroscopy. As a post-doctoral fellow at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, he develops a gas sensing platform, suitable for trace gases, including high-precision CO2 isotope ratio measurements.

71.  Dr. Tariq Manzur, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, USA
Late-Breaking Results: HOT silicon carbide (SiC) wide band detector for MWIR/LWIR
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Speaker Biography: In 1988 Dr. Manzur received his Ph.D from University of Connecticut in the area of material Science and Engineering from Institute of Materials Science (IMS) and Engineering. Dr. Manzur holds three patents on fiber and fiber laser and detector technology. He has over twenty years hands-on experience in research, product development, technology transfer in the area of engineering of electro-optics, manufacturing of crystal laser, fiber laser, nanosecond fiber laser, EDFA, spatial and spectral beam coupling development of opto-electronic material and other photonics based technologies for industrial, telecommunications, scientific, medical and defense applications, imaging, EW and EO/laser devices etc. Dr. Manzur is a Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP). He is also author and co-author of more than 10 refereed journal articles, two book chapters, 2 patents awarded and 3 applied/pending, and over 30 invited conference presentations.

72.  Mr. Jan-Michael Masur, Fraunhofer-IAF, GERMANY
Late-Breaking Results: Bandgap Engineering for InAs/GaSb Superlattice Detectors for the Long-Wavelength Infrared Spectral Regime
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Speaker Biography: Jan-Michael Masur was born 1982 in Ravensburg, Germany. He earned his Diploma degree in Microsystems Engineering at the IMTEK, Department of Microsystems Engineering of the University Freiburg, Germany, in 2009. Since January 2010 he has been working as a Ph.D. student at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid-State Physics (IAF). His general research interest is on InAs/GaSb superlattice detectors for the long-wavelength infrared spectral range. In this field, he has been focusing on the processing, modeling, and electro-optic characterization of homo- and heterojunction superlattice detector materials and devices.

73.  Dr. Boris Matveev, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RUSSIA
Poster: Photocurrent crowding in InAsSbP based front surface illuminated photodiodes
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Speaker Biography: Boris A.Matveev is a leading researcher at Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, division - Center of Nanoheterostructure Physics (St.Petersburg, Russia) and scientific consultant at Ioffe spin-off company - IoffeLED. He graduated from V.I.Ulyanov/Lenin/ Electrical Engineering Institute ("LETI") in 1977 and at the same year he joined Ioffe Institute.. His Ph.D. work (1987) was devoted to investigation of deformation in narrow gap III-V semiconductor heterostructures, his doctor dissertation (2010) was devoted to mid-IR-lasers, LEDs and photodiodes.

74.  Dr. Jerry Meyer, Naval Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: Corrugated-Sidewall Interband Cascade Lasers Emitting > 50 mW cw in a Single Spectral Mode
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Speaker Biography: Jerry R. Meyer completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Brown University in 1977. Since then he has carried out basic and applied research at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, where he is the Navy Senior Scientist for Quantum Electronics (ST) and Acting Head of the Quantum Optoelectronics Section. His investigations have focused on semiconductor optoelectronic materials and devices, such as the development of new classes of semiconductor lasers and detectors for the infrared. He is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE, IOP, and SPIE. He has co-authored over 340 refereed journal articles, 14 book chapters, 27 patents (4 licensed), and over 130 invited conference presentations.

75.  Prof. Maya Mikhailova, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RUSSIA
Poster: Type II heterojunctions in the system of GaSb-InAs: physical properties and devices
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Speaker Biography: Maya P. Mikhailova was born in Leningrad on August, 10, 1931. She received the M.Sci. degree in Physics from the Leningrad State University in 1954 and joined Ioffe Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. She received Doctor Sci. Degree in 1984. Her Doctor thesis was devoted to impact ionization and carrier heating processes in III-V semiconductors. She discovered and studied a resonant impact ionization in III-V semiconductors. After 1990 she start to study interface optical and quantum magnetotransport phenomena in type II heterostructures in the system GaSb-InAs. In 2005 she was awarded by Ioffe Prize for these investigations. She has published more than 200 papers and about 20 inventions. The results of her fundamental studies were applied for design of optoelectronic sensors for ecological monitoring. At present time she is Principal Researcher and Professor in the Infrared Optoelectronic Laboratory of Ioffe Institute.

76.  Dr. Manabu Mitsuhara, NTT Corporation, JAPAN
Late-Breaking Results: High responsivity InGaAsSb/InP p-i-n photodetectors operating at wavelengths exceeding 1.8 μm
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Speaker Biography: Manabu Mitsuhara: He received the B.E. and M.E. in applied physics and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from Osaka University in 1989, 1991, and 2000, respectively. In 1991, he joined NTT Optoelectronics Laboratories. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for new business development in the area of e-Learning at NTT Communications Corporation. He is currently engaged in research and development of semiconductor photonic devices. His research interests include development of midinfrared lasers using strained InGaAs quantum wells and InGaAsSb, InGaAsN infrared photodetectors.

77.  Prof. Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: Antenna-Enhanced Infrared Sensors and Emitters
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Speaker Biography: Mohseni is a recipient of National Science Foundation's CAREER Award in 2006, and Young Faculty Award from Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) in 2007. He was selected by NSF as a US delegates in US-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program on Nanotechnology in 2006, and US-Korea Nano-manufacturing Exchange program in 2007. He has served as the Advisory Board, Program Chair and Co-chair in several major conferences including IEEE Photonics, SPIE Optics and Photonics, and SPIE Security and Defense. Dr. Mohseni has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles, and holds 13 issued US and International patents on novel optoelectronic devices and nanoprocessing. He has presented more than 42 invited and keynote talks at different commercial, government, and educational institutes. He is a Fellow of SPIE, and Senior Member of IEEE.

78.  Mr. Lee Murray, University of Iowa, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Tunnel junction design and performance for cascaded InAs/GaSb superlattice light emitting diodes
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Speaker Biography: Received his B.S. in physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa studying growth of III/V semiconductors using molecular beam epitaxy, with a focus on InAs/GaSb superlattice light emitting diodes.

79.  Dr. Audrey Nelson, GE sensing, USA
Poster: Optical NDIR gas sensing and 4.26 μm RCLED
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Speaker Biography: Audrey Nelson is a Senior Scientist in the advanced sensing division of General Electric Company. She has developed many sensor instruments in her 13 year industrial career. Among other accomplishments, she developed a unique 4.26 um resonant-cavity light emitting diode for a CO2 sensor; she also developed the first infrared-based commercial absolute humidity sensor, and the dual channel CO2 + H2O sensor. In addition to multiple publications, she has two patents, and a book chapter on Gas sensing. Audrey Nelson received her Ph.D in physics at University of California at Santa Barbara and did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago. She has worked with several large international physics groups, including research experience at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Nobel-winning physicist.

80.  Dr. Binh-Minh Nguyen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Design of radial p-i-n Si nanowires for high performance solar cells
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Speaker Biography: Binh-Minh Nguyen: Binh-Minh Nguyen received an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France and a doctoral degree from Northwestern University, USA in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Prior to joining Los Alamos National Lab as a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in 2012, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Quantum Devices, Northwestern University. His research interests include band structure modeling, epitaxial growth and device physics of semiconductor optoelectronic/electronic devices. Currently, he is working on exploring transport mechanisms in one-dimensional Si/Ge core/shell nanowire structures, and developing novel electronic/optoelectronic devices based on this material system.

81.  Prof. Linda J. Olafsen, Baylor University, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Nonlinear Temperature Variation of Resonant Pump Wavelength in Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Semiconductor Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Linda J. Olafsen grew up in Mount. Holly, New Jersey and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Princeton University in 1991. She then went to graduate school in Physics at Duke University, earning her Master’s degree in 1994 and completing her Ph.D. in 1997. Dr. Olafsen accepted a National Research Council postdoctoral research associateship at Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. for two years before taking a faculty position at the University of Kansas in 1999, first as an Assistant Professor, receiving an ONR Young Investigator Award in 2001, and being promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2005. She joined the faculty at Baylor University as an Associate Professor in 2006, where she has continued her research in mid-infrared semiconductor lasers, particularly through a novel tunable/resonant optical pumping technique. An active member of the Materials Research Society, she currently chairs the Book Review Board for the MRS Bulletin and is vice-chair of the Congressional Visits Day subcommittee, having visited Congress annually since 2007 to discuss the importance of sustained and predictable funding for basic research. She also is a member of APS, IEEE, OSA, DEPS, and ACS, and she has been a member of the Laser Electro-Optics Technology and Nanotechnology Advisory Committee at Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX) since 2009.

82.  Mr. Benjamin Olson, University of Iowa, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Vertical transport in short-period InAs/GaSb superlattices
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Speaker Biography: Recieved his B.S. in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa studying III/V semiconductors. His focus has been the use of ultrafast lasers to investigate carrier recombination dynamics and transport in mid-wave and long-wave infrared InAs/GaSb superlatiices.

83.  Dr. Andrew P. Ongstad, Air Force Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: High-peak power from optically-pumped mid-IR semiconductor lasers
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Speaker Biography: Andrew P. Ongstad received his Ph. D. degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. In 1991 he joined the Directed Energy Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. He is one of the principle experimental scientist in the mid-infrared semiconductor research group. His current research interests include semiconductor laser physics, infrared spectroscopy, atomic and molecular chemistry, and optics.

84.  Prof. Kumar Patel, UCLA/Pranalytica Inc, USA
Plenary Talk: Advances in high power quantum cascade lasers and applications
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Speaker Biography: C. Kumar N. Patel is the President and CEO of Pranalytica, which is the premier designer, manufacturer and supplier of high power quantum cascade lasers and sensors for the detection of chemical warfare agents, explosives and toxic industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants. He is also a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA. He is the inventor of the carbon dioxide lasers and has been active in the area of lasers since 1961. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering. In 1996, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by the president of the United States of America. In 2012, he was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the carbon dioxide laser.

85.  Prof. Mauro Pereira, Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK
Poster: Intersubband Dispersive Gain Media
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Speaker Biography: Mauro F. Pereira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and received the BSc and MsC in Physics at PUC/RJ and a PhD at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona. His research is focused on a Nonequilibrium Many Body Physics description of transport and optics. He is a Professor at the Materials and Electrical Engineering Research Institute of Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and been elected a Fellow of SPIE in 2011 for achievements in theory of semiconductor materials and optics.

86.  Mr. Andrey Petukhov, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RUSSIA
Poster: High-temperature luminescence of mid-IR LEDs based on an InGaAsSb/GaAlAsSb heterostructure
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Speaker Biography: Mr. Andrey Petukhov is currently a graduate student at Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute RAS. He received his BS (2005) and MS (2007) degrees from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. In 2009 he joined the laboratory of infrared optoelectronics in Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute

87.  Prof. Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona, USA
Invited Talk: NIR Tunable Short Pulse Fiber Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Nasser Peyghambarian is a Professor at the College of Optical Sciences and also at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is the Chair of Photonics and Lasers and serves as Director of the NSF Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN). He is Chairman of the Board and Founder of NP Photonics, Inc and TIPD, LLC. He received his Ph.D. in solid-state physics from Indiana University in 1982, specializing in optical properties of semiconductors before joining the optics program at the University of Arizona. He is the recipient of the International Francqui Chair, Belgium 1998-1999. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, Society of optical engineers, SPIE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

88.  Dr. Christian Pflügl, EOS Photonics, USA
Invited Talk: Monolithic Quantum Cascade Laser Arrays for Spectroscopy and High Power Applications
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Pflügl is a co-founder and current Vice President of Research and Development at Eos Photonics. Dr. Pflügl received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria and his M.S. in Applied Physics from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 2002. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Research Associate at Harvard University in the group of Prof. Federico Capasso. Dr. Pflügl has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers and more than 90 conference proceeding papers/presentations. He has also authored or co-authored numerous granted and provisional patents.

89.  Dr. Richard Phelan, Eblana Photonics Ltd., IRELAND
Late-Breaking Results: In0.75Ga0.25As/InP Multiple Quantum Well Discrete Mode Laser Diode Emitting at 2 μm
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Speaker Biography: Richard Phelan: is responsible for product design and development of novel single frequency laser diodes at Eblana. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 where he worked on the characterization and application of widely tuneable laser diodes in gas sensing applications. Subsequently he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His current research interests are focused on the design and fabrication of novel MID-IR single mode laser diodes for future telecom networks and sensing applications

90.  Dr. Kamil Pierscinski, Institute of Electron Technology, POLAND
Late-Breaking Results: Thermal characteristics and power roll-over of GaAs/AlGaAs quantum cascade lasers
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Speaker Biography: Kamil Pierściński received the M.Sc. & Eng. degree in physics from the Warsaw University of Technology in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in semiconductor laser physics from the Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw, Poland in 2009, where he is currently employed. His research interests focus on optical spectroscopy of semiconductor materials and devices. Current research topics include electrical, spectral and thermal characterization of semiconductor lasers with emphasis on QCLs and VECSELs. He is also involved in photoluminescence study of type-II GaSb-based superlattices for detector applications.

91.  Prof. B.M. Azizur Rahman, City University, UK
Late-Breaking Results: Design of Low-loss THz Waveguides and Guided-wave Devices by using the Finite Element Method
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Speaker Biography: B M A Rahman: In 1982, B. M. Azizur Rahman received his PhD degree in Electronics from University College London and joined UCL as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 1988, he joined City University, London, as a lecturer, where he is now a Professor. At City University, he leads the research group on Photonics Modelling, specialised in the use of rigorous and full-vectorial numerical approaches to design, analyse and optimise a wide range of photonic devices. He has published over 400 journal and conference papers, and his journal papers have been cited more than 1900 times. Prof. Rahman is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA), and members of the SPIE, Optical Society of America, and IET (UK), and a Chartered Engineer. He is also the Assistant Dean (Internationalization) for the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

92.  Dr. Ari Handono Ramelan, Univ. Sebelas Maret, INDONESIA
Late-Breaking Results: n-Type doping GaSb using DMTe by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Ari Handono Ramelan received his M.Sc. (Honours) degree in Physics from Macquarie University, Australia in 1992 and Ph.D. degree also in Physics from Macquarie University in 2002. Dr. Ramelan is a senior lecturer at Sebelas Maret University (UNS) in Indonesia. His current research is focused on the design and fabrication of photodetectors, nano-materials for photovoltaics, and ferroelectrics materials for ultrasonic transducers and memory applications. Dr. Ramelan's group at Sebelas Maret University has an ongoing research and development program on GaSb and GaN quantum dots grown using a MOCVD reactor.

93.  Prof. G. R. C Reddy, National Institute of Technology Goa, INDIA
Late-Breaking Results: Erasure dynamics of Bragg gratings in hydrogen loaded and non hydrogen loaded fibers
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Speaker Biography: G. R. C Reddy: Graduated from Osmania University with majors in mathematics, physics and chemistry. He obtained his MSc. (Technology) in Engineering Physics and PhD. (Optical Information Processing) from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, NIT (REC) Warangal. He joined as a faculty in NIT Warangal in the year 1979 and became full professor in 1995 in the Department of Physics. During 2005 to 2010 he was a director of NIT Calicut and at present he is the director of NIT Goa. He was an investigator in a number of research projects sanctioned by CSIR, MHRD, and DRDO etc. He published over 80 research papers in various National and International journals / Conference proceedings. He is a specialist in Optical Information Processing. He is a Fellow of Optical Society of India, Member of SPIE and Member of OSA.

94.  Prof. Jean-Baptiste Rodriguez, U. Montpellier 2, FRANCE
Invited Talk: Mid-IR laser diodes epitaxially grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy on silicon substrates
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Speaker Biography: Dr Jean-Baptiste Rodriguez is 34 years old; he obtained his PhD from the University of Montpellier in 2005. After a two year post-doctorate at the Center for High Technology Materials (Albuquerque, USA), he was recruited as junior CNRS researcher in the NANOMIR group of the IES in 2008. He has about ten years of experience in the development of ABCS-based optoelectronic devices and study of new epitaxial techniques by MBE. His current interests include the strain relaxation of ABCS on highly mismatched substrates (GaAs and silicon), and developments of InAs/GaSb superlattice infrared photodetectors. He is author or co-author of more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings.

95.  Prof. Antoni Rogalski, Military University of Technology, POLAND
Invited Talk: HgCdTe versus other material systems: a historical look
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Speaker Biography: Antoni Rogalski is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He is a leading researcher in the field of infrared (IR) optoelectronics. During the course of his scientific career, he has made pioneering contributions in the areas of theory, design, and technology of different types of IR detectors. In 1997, he received an award from the Foundation for Polish Science (the most prestigious scientific award in Poland) for achievements in the study of ternary alloy systems for infrared detectors. In 2004, he was elected as a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

96.  Mr. Dorian Sanchez, Université Montpellier 2, FRANCE
Late-Breaking Results: Single-mode CW Monolithic GaSb-VCSEL operating up 70°C
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Speaker Biography: Dorian Sanchez received the B.Sc. degree in EEA in 2007, and the M.Sc. degree in Electronic devices from University of Science, Montpellier, France, in 2009. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the University of Science, Montpellier, France. His current research interests include GaSb-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for Mid-Infrared applications.

97.  Dr. Stéphane Schilt, Université de Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND
Late-Breaking Results: Frequency Noise of a 4.6 µm DFB Quantum Cascade Laser measured from 130 K to 300 K
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Speaker Biography: Dr Stéphane Schilt obtained his master degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and his PhD in technical sciences in 2002 from the same institution for his work in trace gas sensing by laser spectroscopy. After a 3-year post-doc where he worked on photoacoustic spectroscopy and stabilized lasers, he joined the company IR Microsystems in Lausanne to develop low-cost gas sensors based on NIR lasers. Since 2009, he has been senior scientist at Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where his research interest is focused on optical frequency combs for time and frequency metrology and QCL frequency-stabilization. He has published more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journal and has co-authored over 50 contributions in international conferences.

98.  Mr. Brian Simolon, FLIR Systems Inc., USA
Late-Breaking Results: Two-color 640 x 512 CMOS ROIC for SLS detectors
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Speaker Biography: Brian Simolon received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, in 2001 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2004. He has been an integrated circuit (IC) design engineer at FLIR Systems since 2004. At FLIR he has designed mixed signal CMOS devices for infrared read out integrated circuits (ROICs) and read in integrated circuits (RIICs). He has worked on a wide variety of infrared ROICs including large and small format arrays, one and two-color arrays, and arrays for detectors operating at cryogenic temperatures. He has also designed arrays for microbolometers operating over large temperature ranges.

99.  Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Invited Talk: Overview of MBE HgCdTe for Advanced Infrared Technology
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan is a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Director of the Microphysics Laboratory (MPL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), is the founder and CEO of EPIR Technologies Inc., the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sivananthan Laboratories Inc. Dr. Sivananthan has pioneered the MBE growth and characterization of II-VI narrow- and wide-gap semiconductors, hetero- and homojunctions, and multiple-quantum-well structures on CdZnTe, GaAs and Si substrates. He has more than 25 years experience in MBE growth kinematics and characterization, giving him a clear understanding of transport and structural properties, encapsulation, interface formation and quantum-well structures. He has organized several national and international conferences, and is the author of more than 200 refereed journal articles as well as numerous presentations, including several invited papers. Dr. Sivananthan is an SPIE Life Member, APS Fellow & Life Member and a senior member of IEEE. Over the course of his academic career, he has advised 27 graduate (Ph.D and Masters) students and has served on a total of 56 Ph.D. and M.S. thesis committees. He is currently advising six graduate and two undergraduate students.

100.  Prof. Steven Slivken, Northwestern University, USA
Poster: High power, single-mode quantum cascade lasers and wide, monolithic tunig capability
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Speaker Biography: Steven Slivken is a Research Associate Professor within the Center for Quantum Devices at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2002. His expertise is the design, growth, fabrication, testing, and packaging of semiconductor lasers. He was responsible for the successful demonstration and development of the quantum cascade laser during his tenure at the Center for Quantum Devices and has 15 years of experience in this specific area. He has authored or co-authored more than 69 papers in refereed journals.


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