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PECS-IV: International Workshop on

(Jointly Sponsored By PECS-IV and IPAM)

IPAM Fall 2002

October 28 - 31, 2002


Abstract Book

Call for Abstracts


Flow of Light

Conference Committee

Shawn Lin, Chair (Sandia National Laboratories)
John D. Joannopoulos, Vice Chair (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Eli Yablonovitch, Vice Chair (UCLA)
J.G. Fleming, Secretary (Sandia National Laboratories)
T. Baba (Yokohama National University) 
J.D. Dowling (NASA JPL)
K.M. Ho (Iowa State University)
Thomas Krauss (University of Glasgow)
Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota) 
Axel Scherer (California Institute of Technology)

PECS-IV Workshops

PECS is an international series of workshops in this area and information about previous and subsequent workshops can be found at:  

PECS-I: http://www.ee.ucla.edu/~wecsdsap/
PECS-II: http://www-user.riec.tohoku.ac.jp/~pecs/index.html
PECS-III: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~pecs/
PECS-V: http://www.kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~lab05/pecs-v.html


Photonic bandgap structure is poised to meet the needs for high-bandwidth communication network and optically connected computing for switching, multiplexing, interconnects and efficient laser sources. A dream of the technologists is to create a highly integrated micro-photonic device on a chip that can produce, switch, process light and send it to various optical interconnects, thus eliminating the need for copper or aluminum circuit connections.

Over the past 15 years, basic photonic crystal structures operating in infrared and optical wavelengths have been theoretically investigated and experimentally realized. The new challenges in making passive and active photonic bandgap devices are many. For one, new directions must now be set to understand fundamental photon-matter interactions and thus realize active photonic components such as lasers, optical amplifiers and optical switches for system applications.

While recent successes demonstrate the effectiveness of photonic bandgap structures in certain applications, clearly what is needed is a design tool for creating customized devices. The opportunity for mathematical research that could have great impact in this technology is ever present. The tools fashioned by mathematicians, such as abstract spectral theory, numerical methods for Maxwell's equations, functional analysis, wave propagation in highly heterogeneous media, have important roles in this effort.

Program Organization

It is the aim of this conference to bring together scientists, engineers, theoreticians and experimentalists worldwide to review and discuss state-of-the-art developments and future trends of photonic bandgap materials and devices. It is also planned to have several special sessions devoted to the more mathematical and computational aspects. We encourage authors to submit abstracts demonstrating their research achievements concerning, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

New Photonic Band Gap Materials

  • Nano-fabrication of two-dimensional and three-dimensional photonic-crystals 
  • Colloidal photonic-crystals and assembly of periodic nano-materials
  • 2D and 3D metallic photonic-crystals and nonlinear effects in photonic-crystals
  • Low cost, low defect, high throughput fabrication technologies for IR/Visible

Photonic Crystal-based Components

  • Passive photonic-crystal devices; waveguides, cavities, channel-dropping filters, prisms, polarizers, rotators
  • Active photonic-crystal devices; LEDs, lasers, photo-detectors, amplifiers, optical switches, antenna
  • Photonic-crystal optical fibers 
  • Novel phenomena in photonic-crystals

Active-Passive Photonic Integration and Photonic Chips

  • Design, modeling and realization of active-passive device integration for optical subsystem applications 
  • Approaches and process recipe for monolithic integration of active-passive devices
  • Applications of photonic-crystal devices in infrared technology 
  • Applications of photonic-crystal cavities in cavity QED and quantum computation

Numerical Methods

  • Numerical methods for the analysis of photonic bandgap devices 
  • Fast numerical tolls for design and modeling 
  • Novel approaches to computational problems in photonic-crystals

Program Schedule

The first day of PECS-IV consists of Tutorials which will be held at IPAM on the UCLA campus and the last three days consist of Technical Talks which will be held at Covel Commons (also on the UCLA campus). When you register online, you will choose which of these two parts you plan to attend.

  • Tutorials (October 28 at IPAM)

    The Tutorials are intended to provide an introduction and overview to the field of photonic crystals. It covers the experimental, theoretical physics as well as mathematical aspects. The speakers are Prof. Axel Scherer of California Institute of Technology, Prof. Sajeev John of Toronto University and Prof. Alex Figotin of UC-Irvine.

  • Technical Talks (October 29 - 31 at Covel Commons)

    The technical talks will cover all aspects of the state-of-art research in photonic crystal. Click here for a list of the invited speakers. The advanced program will be available online by June 30.

Partial List of Confirmed Invited Speakers

Habib Ammari (Ecole Polytechnique & CNRS, France)
Jeremy Baumberg (University of Southampton)
Henri Benisty (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Che Ting Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Edmond Chow (Agilent Technologies)
V.L. Colvin (Rice University)
Alexander Figotin (University of California at Irvine)
Yoel Fink (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jim Fleming (Sandia National Laboratory)
Kai-Ming Ho Ho (Ames Laboratory / Iowa State University)
JD Joannopoulos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sajeev John (University of Toronto)
Thomas Krauss (University of Glasgow)
Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M University)
Jerry Meyer (United States Naval Research Laboratory)
Susumu Noda (Kyoto University)
David Norris (University of Minnesota)
Masaya Notomi (NTT Basic Research Lab)
Stanley Osher (IPAM)
John Pendry (Imperial College, London, UK)
Han-Youl Ryu (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Kazuaki Sakoda (Hokkaido University)
Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota)
Axel Scherer (California Institute of Technology)
Shelly Schultz (University of California at San Diego)
Marin Soljacic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Edwin Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Andrew Turberfield (Oxford University)
Eli Yablonovitch (UCLA)
Amnon Yariv (California Institute of Technology)

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