BaCaTeC-Summer School 2006
Advances in Photonics
BaCaTeC Summer School, August 13 - 18, 2006, Berkeley
BaCaTeC and CONSRT invites you to attend the BaCaTeC - Summer School on Advances in Photonics 2006 jointly with the Nano-Opto Workshop (NOW) of the Center for Optoelectronic Nanostructured SemiconductoR Technologies CONSORT-center.
The Summer School is featuring internationally renowned scientific and industrial leaders as speakers to provide a panoramic view of the latest ground-breaking advances in optoelectronic devices, physics and synthesis of nano-opto materials, applications and market prospects. Ample time for interaction and in-depth discussions will be available through student poster presentations, two rump sessions, a team-building dinner-cruise with champagne and music on San Francisco Bay enjoying the breathtaking sights of the beautiful San Francisco Bay while discussing recent advances in nano-photonics.
Scope of Workshop and Summer School
This joint Workshop / Summer School is to provide a forum to present the latest progress in nano-optoelectronic materials and devices research as well as a networking platform to bring together researchers of nano-opto community in US, Germany, Japan, China, Sweden and other countries. A panel of eminent scientists and industry leaders will lead in the discussion on upcoming applications and markets for nano-photonics, hopefully offering plenty of food for thought.
The invited speakers will present tutorial-style talks providing broad overviews of their research in the nano-opto area. Two international student poster sessions will be held to provide exposure of work by approximately 20 CONSRT students, 10~15 German students and several from Japan and other countries. The program is designed to provide ample time for in-depth discussion. A team-building dinner-cruise is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, followed by champagne and music on a chartered-boat to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Two rump sessions will also be held to discuss upcoming applications for nano-photonics.
The topics of Workshop/Summer School include, but not limited to, the following:
- Nanostructured materials synthesis, physics, characterization and theory of quantum dots (QD), nanowires (NW) and quantum wells (QW).
- Advances in physics, design, modeling, fabrication and characterization of ultrahigh speed VCSEL, QD lasers, mode-locked lasers, etc.
- Physics and applications of ultraslow light and coherent phenomenon.
- Markets and applications of optoelectronics and nano-optoelectronics
We expect exciting discussions, invigorating debates and many interacting opportunities, which hopefully will stimulate future collaboration possibilities and spark a few new ideas for future breakthroughs. We sincerely wish you will join us in this special event!
For the first time, the summer school of the Bavaria-California Technology Center, BaCaTeC, was held at the University of California in Berkeley. The summer school was organized in conjunction with the Nano-Optoelectronic Workshop by CONSRT (Center for Optoelectronic Nanostructured Semiconductor Technologies), a ground-breaking, DARPA-funded, nano-opto center at the UC Berkeley, which employs professors from 6 universities and expertise ranging from materials, physics, chemistry, and devices.
The 5-day conference was a great success for all participants and organizers. The joint Workshop/ Summer School provided a forum to present the latest progress in nano-optoelectronic materials and devices research as well as a networking platform to bring together researchers of nano-opto communities in US, Germany, Japan, China, Sweden and other countries. A panel of eminent scientists and industry leaders guided the lively discussions on upcoming applications and markets for nano-photonics. The invited speakers presented tutorial-style talks which allowed for many questions and interactions with the experts from leading research centers across the world. Two international student poster sessions were held to provide exposure of work by young international scholars.
From Germany, 5 leading experts in their field and 10 of their students were invited to participate and supported by BaCaTeC funds. The program provided ample time for in-depth discussions and social networking, for example during catered lunch breaks at the conference venue and at the dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay. On August 17, 2006, BaCaTeC organized a Wine & Cheese reception for the workshop und summer school speakers, guests and BaCaTeC project partners in California. The event, hosted at the Faculty Club of the Berkeley University, provided an excellent opportunity for networking and planning of future collaborations.
The program and more information can be found at: http://laser.eecs.berkeley.edu:8080/index.html