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Plenary & Invited Speakers

Cold atoms on atom chips
E Hinds, Imperial College London (UK)

Metamaterials, Negative Refraction, and a New Design Paradigms in Optics
J Pendry, Imperial College London (UK)

Keeping a tight focus on light

P Russell, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

The optics of microscopy
C J R Sheppard, National University of Singapore (Singapore)


Optics and Photonics 2006

Advanced imaging
Making light work harder: new developments in 3-D microscopy
R Juskaitis, University of Oxford (UK)

Diffractive optics
M Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt University (UK)

Environmental optics
Lidar remote sensing of the atmosphere
G Vaughan, University of Manchester (UK)

EUV and X-ray optics
P Doyle, University College London (UK)

FASIG 1: Shape and Measurement
Resolution enhanced technologies in optical metrology
W Osten, University of Stutttgart (Germany)

Fibre Optic sensors and systems
Ultra-sensitive strain detection in optical fiber resonators
P Ferraro
Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (INOA) del CNR (Italy)

Optical fibre sensors
Challenges in construction monitoring using optical fibre sensor techniques
K Grattan, City University (UK)

Instrumentation and measurement
Characterisation of granular and particulate materials through digital imaging
Y Yan, University of Kent (UK)

Optical environmental sensing I
Lidar remote sensing of the atmosphere
G Vaughan, University of Manchester (UK)

Optical environmental sensing II
Aeroengine exhaust emissions monitoring
M Hilton, University of Reading (UK)

Optical tweezers
Optical micromanipulation takes hold
K Dholakia, University of St Andrews (UK)

Optical vortices
C Paterson, Imperial College London (UK)

Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Multidimensional fluorescence imaging
P French, Imperial College London, UK

Structured Optical Materials
M Schubert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA


QEP-17

Advances in laser science
Control and measurement of attosecond pulses
P Corkum, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)

Coherent atom manipulation
Manipulating molecules using intense light fields
P Barker, Heriot-Watt University (UK)

Building multi particle neutral atom systems one by one - a bottom-up approach for quantum information processing
D Meschede, Universität Bonn (Germany)

Laser spectroscopy of molecular interactions
Laser spectroscopy of molecular interactions
K Müller-Dethlefs, University of Manchester (UK)

Metamaterials
Negative refractive-index metamaterials in optics
V Shalaev, Purdue University (USA)

Microstructured photonic materials
Origins and limitations of photonic bandgap fibres

J Knight, University of Bath (UK)

Nonlinear optics
Dissipative Lattice Solitons in Bose-Einstein Condensates and Nonlinear Optics
G-L Oppo, University of Strathclyde (UK)

FTDT optics and meta-optics
R Ziolkowski, University of Arizona (USA)

Nanophotoics and Plasmonics
Surface plasmon waveguides and resonators
K Krenn, Karl-Franzens University (Austria)

Nano-Scale Circuit Elements and Circuit Theory in Optics: Concepts and Potentials
N Engheta, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Quantum degenerate gases
Quantum degenerate gases
J Dalibard, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (France)

Formation of bright matter wave solitons during the collapse of attractive Bose-Einstein condensates
S L Cornish, Durham University (UK)

Quantum dots
Optically probing charge and spin excitations in quantum dots and molecules
J Finley, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Quantum information processing
Technologies for Optical Quantum Logic

J Rarity, University of Bristol (UK)

On the distribution of polarisation entanglement in optical fibres
A Poppe, University of Vienna (Austria)

Quantum optics
Exploring the Quantum with Atoms and Cavities
J-M Raimond, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (France)

Semiconductor dynamics
Polariton Simulation and its Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Microcavities
L Viña, Autónoma University in Madrid (Spain)

Semiconductor optoelectronics
Tailoring the extreme band structure of dilute nitride alloys for optoelectronic device applications
E O'Reilly, The Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)


Tutorial Speakers

Quantum information processing
S Barnett, Strathclyde University, UK

Biophotonic medical imaging
Hugh Barr, Cranfield Postgraduate Medical School, UK

Adaptive optics
Gordon Love, University of Durham, UK



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Photon 06 is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the EPSRC, as well as all the key UK organisations of the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics (UKCPO).


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