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1.  Dr. Can Bayram, IBM Watson Labs, USA
Late-Breaking Results: AlGaN-based engineered intersubband devices
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Speaker Biography: Can Bayram is working as a Research Scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree in Solid State and Photonics from Northwestern University, USA. His current research interests are the development of high efficiency III-V solar cells, III-N light emitting diodes, and novel growth and fabrication technologies.He is the recipient of Boeing Engineer of the Year and Dow Sustainability Innovator Awards, IBM and Link Foundation Energy Fellowships, and top awards form IEEE, SPIE, and ICDD. He has (co-)authored 27 high-impact journal papers with 56 scientific contributions, and an active reviewer for journals&agencies.

2.  Dr. Ryan Briggs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Carbon monoxide monitoring for low-power spacecraft fire detection systems using quantum cascade laser sources at 4.6 µm
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Speaker Biography: Ryan M. Briggs received his PhD in Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, working in the area of silicon photonics and hybrid integration with plasmonic structures and phase-change materials. He received his BS in Engineering Physics at Colorado School of Mines, where he also completed an MS thesis on genetic algorithms for determining the atomic structure of semiconductor surface reconstructions. Presently, he works at JPL, focusing on the design and fabrication of space-qualified infrared semiconductor laser sources for atmospheric gas detection, including distributed-feedback diode lasers operating in the 2 to 3 µm wavelength range and mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers.

3.  Dr. Gail Brown, Air Force Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: Electrical and Optical Studies on InAs/InGaSb VLWIR Superlattices
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Gail J. Brown is a Principal Physicist with the Electronics and Optical Materials Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. She has worked on developing semiconductor materials for infrared detector applications since 1980. Dr. Brown is the program manager for very long wavelength infrared detector materials and for quantum semiconductor materials. In addition she leads a research team studying the epitaxial growth, theoretical modeling and property characterization of InAs/Ga(In)Sb superlattices for infrared detection. Dr. Brown has co-authored over 200 papers and is a AFRL Fellow as well as a SPIE and APS Fellows.

4.  Mr. Yuan-yin Cao, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: InP-based InAs/InGaAs quantum well lasers at 2 μm
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Speaker Biography: Cao Yuan-ying: was born in Jiangxi province, China, in 1986. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China in 2009. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in Micro-electronic & Solid Electronics at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests are on the optoelectronic devices.

5.  Dr. Jianxin Chen, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: MWIR and LWIR InAs/GaSb Superlattice Infrared Photodetectors Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
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Speaker Biography: Jianxin Chen was graduated from Shanghai Institute of Metallurgy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been working III-V compounds for about 20 years. He was with EPFL, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Princeton University from 2000 to 2009. He is now with Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CAS.

6.  Prof. Weidong Chen, Université du Littoral Cote d'Opate, FRANCE
Late-Breaking Results: Quantum Cascade Laser based Instrument for Fast Simultaneous Measurements of HONO and CH4 at 8 µm
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Speaker Biography: Weidong Chen is full Professor of Physics at the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO), France. He received his PhD degree in 1991 from the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL) in France. Prior to joining the ULCO in 1993, he was an assistant professor at the USTL where he conducted research focused on the development of laser sideband-based heterodyne THz spectrometer and its application to molecular rotation spectroscopy. His current research interests include developments of photonic (QCL, LED, optical parametric source etc) instrumentation for spectroscopic detection of trace gas molecules. He co-authored over 90 refereed technical papers.

7.  Dr. Timothy Day, Daylight Solutions, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Late Breaking Results with Ultra Broad Tuning in External Cavity Quantum Cascade Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Timothy Day: is a co-founder of Daylight Solutions and serves as the CEO and CTO for the company. Daylight Solutions is a manufacturer of advanced molecular detection and imaging products, serving markets that include Industrial Process Control, Medical Diagnostics, Defense and Security, and Fundamental Research using mid-IR lasers and sensor systems. Dr. Day has over 20 years' experience in both technical and business management in the photonics industry. He has led engineering, research, product development, manufacturing, and marketing operations. He started his career as a co-founder of New Focus, where he served from 1990 through 2004. During his time at New Focus, he was involved in all aspects of the company’s history, concluding with his work on the sale of the company to Bookham Technology PLC for $338M. While at New Focus he also contributed to the raising of over $500M though public and private equity offerings. From 1990 to the present, while at New Focus and Daylight Solutions, Dr. Day has developed extensive patent and product portfolios and transferred numerous products into production, both onshore and overseas.

8.  Dr. Gregory C Dente, GCD Associates, USA
Late-Breaking Results: A New Solution Method for Mixed Boundary Value Problems: Applications to Current Injection in Semiconductor Lasers
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Speaker Biography: Gregory C. Dente received the Ph. D. degree in physics from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. In 1979 he joined the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Danbury, CT. Five years later he moved to Albuquerque, where he began his own consulting business in 1985. Since completing his doctoral research in the area of quantum electrodynamics, his research experience has covered physical optics phenomena, laser theory, resonator and optical design and optical metrology. His current research efforts are in the areas of semiconductor lasers and optics.

9.  Dr. Henry Everitt, Army' Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Double Resonance Spectroscopy for Remote Sensing of Trace Molecular Gases
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Everitt is the chief scientist of the Army's Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Weapons Sciences Directorate. There, he leads two active research groups and advises the Army and DoD on a variety of emerging technologies. One lab focuses on plasmonics and the ultrafast optical characterization of wide bandgap semiconductor heterostructures and nano structures. Another lab focuses on developing THz spectroscopic and imaging techniques, serving as an honest broker for the Army in emerging THz technologies.

10.  Dr. Alban Gassenq, Photonics Research Group, Ghent University-IMEC, BELGUM
Late-Breaking Results: Laser and photodetector integration on Silicon-on-insulator waveguide circuits: towards a fully integrated SWIR spectrometer
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Speaker Biography: Born in Montpellier in 1983, he received his diploma in opto-electronic engineering from the University of Montpellier 2 (UM2) in 2006. He then worked towards a PhD degree in the Nanomir group of the Institut d'Electronique du Sud at UM2. He got the PhD degree in Semiconductors for MidIR applications in 2010. Now, he works in the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University - IMEC in Belgium on Mid-IR integrated optics.

11.  Mr. Tobias Gruendl, Technische Univ Muenchen, GERMANY
Late-Breaking Results: Type-II Quantum Wells for InP based mid-IR Devices
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Speaker Biography: Tobias Gruendl was born in Tegernsee/Bavaria Germany (1981). He received the Dipl.-phys. degree in semiconductor physics from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany, in 2007. He is currently working towards his PhD degree in Prof. Amann's group at the Walter Schottky Institute in Garching. He is mainly engaged in the design and manufacturing of InP-based high-power, high-speed short-cavity vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-lasers (SC-VCSELs) and Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System devices (MEMS VCSELs). He received three times the first price at international workshops/conferences (iNow 2010/2011 and IPC 2011) and has authored and co-authored 11 papers in leading scientific journals and 30 proceedings including 4 invited papers.

12.  Prof. Yi Gu, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CHINA
Late-Breaking Results: InAlAs metamorphic buffer with digital alloy intermediate layers for InP-based 2–3 μm devices
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Speaker Biography: Gu Yi: received the B. S. degree in physics from Nanjing University, China, in 2004 and the Ph. D. degree in microelectronics and solid state electronics from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, in 2009. He is currently an assistant professor at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, working on design and MBE growth of semiconductor optoelectronic devices, including InGaAs PIN and APD photodectors, QCLs, InP-based MIR lasers and so on.

13.  Dr. Sarath Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Modulation Transfer Function of Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
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Speaker Biography: Sarath Gunapala received his PhD in physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Since then he studied infrared properties of III-V compound semiconductor hetero-structures and the development of quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) for infrared imaging at AT&T Bell Laboratories. In 1992, Dr. Gunapala joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology where he is a senior research scientist, a principal member of the engineering staff, and the director of the Center for Infrared Sensors. Dr. Gunapala has authored over 250 publications, including eleven book chapters, and holds twenty two U.S. patents. He has received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and is a fellow of the SPIE society.

14.  Prof. Mark Hersam, Northwestern University, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Infrared Optoelectronic Properties and Applications of Monodisperse Carbon Nanomaterials
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Speaker Biography: Mark C. Hersam is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Medicine at Northwestern University. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1996, M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UIUC in 2000. His research interests include nanofabrication, scanning probe microscopy, semiconductor surfaces, and carbon nanomaterials. Dr. Hersam is a Fellow of MRS and SPIE in addition to serving as the Chair of the AVS Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division and as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.

15.  Mr. Robert Hinkey, Univ of Oklahoma, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Dark current modeling of interband cascade infrared photodetectors
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Speaker Biography: Mr. Robert Hinkey was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 2007 from Loyola College in Maryland. Since 2008, he has worked in the OU Quantum Devices group under Prof. Rui Yang, conducting research on semiconductor devices based on quantum structures. He received a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Engineering Physics, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D degree, which he aims to complete in 2013. His doctoral dissertation topic is the design, modeling, and characterization of interband cascade structures for mid-infrared photodetectors and photovoltaic devices for energy conversion. He also collaborates with other members of the group on the development of long-wavelength interband cascade lasers.

16.  Prof. Eduard Hulicius, Czech Technical University, CZECH REPUBLIC
Late-Breaking Results: Superlinear electroluminescence from deep Al(As)Sb/InAsSb/Al(As)Sb quantum wells
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Speaker Biography: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Eduard Hulicius, PhD Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Education and professional career: Graduated from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1973. He was granted the PhD degree in 1981, Associated Prof. at Czech Technical University in Prague from 2005. Affiliation: Inst. of Phys., Czech AS; Head of MOVPE lab. Fields of scientific activity: Semiconductor lasers, LED and laser structures especially for mid-infrared wavelength region. MOVPE technology, AIIIBV nanostructures. Characterisation of optical, electr. and structural prop. of semiconductors.

17.  Prof. Shanthi Iyer, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Heteroepitaxial Growth of Dilute InSbN on GaAs by Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Long Wavelength Infrared Applications
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Speaker Biography: Dr. Shanthi Iyer completed her doctorate in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 1983. Her dissertation work was focused on transparent and conducting oxides by spray pyrolysis and transparent conducting oxide/Si solar cells. She joined the faculty rank in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University in 1981 and since then has been working on compound semiconductors. Currently she holds a joint faculty appointment with Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Greensboro. Prof. Iyer has been responsible for the initiation and development of NCA&TSU’s state of the art Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Laboratory and associated academic and research programs. Her current research work in the MBE growth, characterization and nanostructured device fabrication is based on novel dilute nitride antimonide narrow band gap compound semiconductors for infrared sources and detectors, encompassing a wide infrared wavelength region from 1 μm to 20 μm. She was also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancements at NCA&TSU, which focused on developing technologies for environmentally stable flexible panel displays. The other research projects in progress include transparent amorphous oxide thin film transistors on plastic substrates for flexible electronics.

18.  Mr. Ehsan Kamrani, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, CANADA
Late-Breaking Results: Near Infra-Red Light Detection Using Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes: Design Challenges in Standard CMOS Technology
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Speaker Biography: Ehsan Kamrani: Ehsan received his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical engineering from SBMU, Iran, in 2002 and his Masters degree in Electrical and Control Engineering from TMU, Iran, in 2005. He has been with the Institute of Medical Engineering, Salamat-Pajooh-Bartar (05-09), MetaCo. (03-04), Ferdowsray (00,04), Saadat Co. (98-04) and Imen-Ijaz Inc. (99-00) working on design and development of biomedical imaging and real-time monitoring systems. From 2005 to 2009 he has been an Academic Member-Instructor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Lorestan, Iran. His expertises are on Analog integrated circuits, smart CMOS image sensors, wireless networked sensors, web-based control systems and biomedical signal/image processing. He published more than 30 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2009 he has been doing his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at Polystim neurotechnologies Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. He is working on design and implementation of an fNIRS photo receiver for real-time brain monitoring. From March 2012 he has joined Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA working in an active bio-optics project for developing novel innovative technologies by integration of photonics and biological system aiming at developing a novel diagnostic optical instrument for medical applications.

19.  Dr. Ron Kaspi, Air Force Research Lab. USA
Late-Breaking Results: Ultra-low beam divergence and increased lateral brightness in optically pumped mid-infrared laser
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Speaker Biography: Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1962, Dr. Kaspi received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, his master’s degree in Materials Engineering from Rutgers University in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991. With expertise in the area of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of semiconductor heterostructures, Dr. Kaspi’s early research focused on surface segregation of alloys, interfacial mixing, and in-situ sensing during MBE. More recently, Dr. Kaspi has concentrated his efforts in the area of semiconductor mid-infrared lasers. He has developed and advanced the optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL), designed to emit in the mid-IR wavelengths using the antimonide family of semiconductors. Dr. Kaspi is currently a senior research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, where he leads a group of scientists in developing semiconductor mid-infrared lasers that provide high brightness for a variety of applications. Dr. Kaspi is a fellow of the OSA.

20.  Dr. Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), JAPAN
Late-Breaking Results: Development of type II superlattice detector for future space applications at JAXA
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Speaker Biography: The author obtained Ph.D in 2003 at Osaka University, Department of Earth and Space Science. From 2003, he works at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as an engineer. From 2006, he is involved in the research and development of earth observation sensors.

21.  Mr. Sean Keuleyan, University of Chicago, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Mid-IR HgTe Colloidal Quantum Dots
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Speaker Biography: Sean is a fourth year graduate student in the Chemistry department at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the development of colloidal materials for applications in the mid-infrared. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry with a second major in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2008.

22.  Mr. Amir Khiar, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AUSTRIA
Late-Breaking Results: Mid-infrared optically in-well pumped VECSEL
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Speaker Biography: Amir Khiar received the master degree in physics from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürch, in 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as a research associate at Laboratory for Solid State Physics at ETHZ. There he dealt with the fabrication and optimization of lead-salt mid-infrared VECSELs. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His research interests are to fabricate high operating temperature long wavelength tunable VECSELs for infrared spectroscopic applications and in particular, to develop mid-IR VECSELs based on PbTe Dots in CdTe.

23.  Mr. Hoo Kim, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Late-Breaking Results: Effect of square holes to reduce thermal mass in dipole patterned resistive sheets metamaterial microbolometer.
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Speaker Biography: Hoo Kim is a current Ph.D. student of Electromagnetics Device Group in Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elecrrical Engineering from POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He worked as an officer and a full-time instructor in Korea Air Force Academy from 2006 to 2009 as well. His research interests are 3D multispectral microbolometer, its wavelength selective characteristics and application of frequency selective surface and metamaterials for microbolometer.

24.  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).

25.  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.

26.  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.

27.  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.

28.  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.

29.  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.

30.  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.

31.  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.

32.  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.

33.  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.

34.  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.

35.  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.

36.  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.

37.  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.

38.  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.

39.  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.

40.  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.

41.  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.

42.  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.

43.  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.

44.  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.

45.  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

46.  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.

47.  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

48.  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.

49.  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.

50.  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.

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