4th Annual Summer Workshop

 Fourth Annual CRI Summer Conference

The Physics of Microresonators

June 6 - 9, 2007

UNC Charlotte Campus

Grigg Hall Applied Optics Facility
Dr. Michael A. Fiddy
Optoelectronics Center
Full Program in PDF (1.1 MB) Dr. Vasily Astratov
Associate Professor,
Physics and Optical Sceince

Your hosts for the 2007 Event, Drs. Mike Fiddy and Vasily Astratov, welcome this year's participants to the Fourth Annual Charlotte Research Institute Workshop, the second to be held at UNC Charlotte's New Applied Physics and Optics Facility, which houses The Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, and will serve as the location for all workshop activities unless noted otherwise.

Guests arriving Wednesday afternoon will have a chance to relax and enjoy a reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks being held from 7pm to 9pm in the Witherspoon Residence Hall lounge area. The conference will begin officially the following morning and will occupy two full days, Thursday and Friday, and include a wrap up session Saturday morning followed by a lunch outing on the Catawba Queen Riverboat.

After the first full day of meetings, a special dinner is being held Thursday evening at the Duke Mansion in uptown Charlotte. Transportation will be provided to and from the Mansion; indeed, once guests arrive on campus for the workshop, all food, accommodation and transportation is taken care of by the Charlotte Research Institute. The only thing you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a thirst to share in a community for the expansion of knowledge on The Physics of Microresonators.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Wednesday, June 6th
7pm - 9pm

Reception at Witherspoon Residence Hall

Horsd'oeuvres and Drinks Buffet
Thursday, June 7th
7:30 - 8:30am


8:30 - 9am Robert Wilhelm, UNC Charlotte Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9am Mike Fiddy, UNC Charlotte Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9am Vasily Astratov, UNC Charlotte Opening Remarks
9 - 9:30am Andrey B. Matsko, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Applications of crystalline WGM resonators in microwave photonics
9:30 - 10am Shayan Mookherjea, University of California San Diego Slow Wave Structures in Micro and Nano Photonics
10 - 10:15am


10:15 - 11am Kerry Vahala, Caltech Nonlinear Optics and Optomechanics using High-Q Micro-resonators
11 - 11:45am Jeremy J. Baumberg, University of Southampton, UK Excitonic and Plasmonic Strong-coupling in Microcavities
11:45 - 12 Rongqing Hui, National Science Foundation NSF and its photonics program overview
12pm - 1pm


1 - 1:45pm Michal Lipson, Cornell University Ultra-fast modulation of high confinement structures on a silicon chip
1:45 - 2:15pm Misha Sumetsky, OFS Laboratories Micro/nanofibers and microfiber coil resonators
2:15 - 2:45pm David D. Smith, NASA Coherence Phenomena in Coupled Optical Resonators
2:45 - 3pm John T. Prater, Army Research Office Multifunctional Materials Research Interests
3 - 3:15pm


3:15 - 4pm Allen Taflove, Northwestern University Photonic Nanojets
4 - 4:30pm Vasily Astratov, UNC Charlotte Optical transport phenomena in coupled spherical cavities
4:30 - 5pm Alexander L. Burin, Tulane University Bound Modes in Arrays of Spherical Particles

Depart for Duke Mansion

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Cocktails at Duke Mansion


Dinner at Duke Mansion

Friday, June 8th
7:30 - 8:30am


8:30 - 9:15am Yurii A. Vlasov, IBM Silicon integrated nanophotonics for on-chip optical interconnects
9:15 - 9:45am Tomoyuki Yoshie, Duke University Photonic crystal microcavity: from weak to strong coupling
9:45 - 10:15am Ilya Fushman, Stanford University Photonic Crystals for Quantum and Classical Information Processing
10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11am Ali Adibi, Georgia Tech Ultra-high Q Resonators for On-Chip Si Photonics Applications
11 - 11:30am Frank Vollmer, Harvard University High-Q Microcavities for Biosensing and Light Manipulation
11:30 - 12 Michelle L. Povinelli, Stanford University Optical Forces and Slow Light in Microresonators
12 - 1pm


1 - 1:45pm L. Jay Guo, University of Michigan Polymer Microring and Glass Microtube Resonators and Their Sensor Applications
1:45 - 2:15pm Xudong (Sherman) Fan, University of Missour-Columbia Optofluidic ring resonators: properties, characterization, and applications
2:15 - 2:45pm Eric G. Johnson, UNC Charlotte Spectral and spatial filters for passive and active devices
2:45 - 3pm Kirankumar R. Hiremath, UNC Charlotte Perturbations of WGMs in microcavities caused by embedded nanoparticles
3 - 3:15pm


3:15 - 4pm Albert T. Rosenberger, Oklahoma State University Whispering-Gallery Chemical Sensors and Quantum-Dot Microlasers
4 - 4:30pm Mikhail A. Noginov, Norfolk State University Feedback in random lasers
4:30 - 5pm Marco Liscidini, University of Toronto Nonlinear optical properties of planar microcavities and 1D photonic crystals
5 - 5:30pm Markus Testorf, Dartmouth College Resonating Microstructures: a Fourier optics perspective
5:30 - 5:45pm Seungmoo Yang, UNC Charlotte Whispering gallery resonances in semiconductor micropillars

Dinner in Courtyard on Campus

"Beach Party" Theme (Catered)
Saturday, June 9th
7:30 - 8:30am


8:30 - 10:30am Wrap Up  

Depart for Catawba Queen

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12:30 2:30pm

Lunch on the Catawba Queen


Disembark and Depart for Campus


Arrive on Campus