Photons Electrons and Bands SYMPOSIUM at UC Berkeley on January 27, 2012

Organizers

  • Hong-Wen Jiang, UCLA
  • Ming C. Wu, UC Berkeley
  • Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley

Symposium Support

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Program

MORNING

        

Introductory Remarks by Organizers 

Solar Energy:

  •         

    Shanhui Fan, Stanford University

    The Influence of the 4n2 Factor on Solar Cells   

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    Richard Swanson, Sunpower Corp.

    The Future of PhotoVoltaics   

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    Harry Atwater, Caltech; Co-Founder, Alta Devices, Inc.

    Really High Efficiency Solar Cells   

Nano-Opto-Electronics:

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    Axel Scherer, Caltech; Co-Founder, Luxtera, Inc.

    Silicon Nano-Photonics   

  •         

    Jim Coleman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    The Impact of Strained Quantum Well Lasers   

AFTERNOON

Metal Optics:

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    John Pendry, Imperial College

    Inside the Wavelength: Seeing Really Small Objects with Light   

  •         

    Dan Sievenpiper, University of California, San Diego

    Materials and Components With a Negative Frequency Derivative of Reactance   

  •         

    Ming C. Wu, University of California, Berkeley

    Spontaneous Hyper Emission: Enhanced Light Emission by Optical Antennas   

Photonic Crystals:

  •         

    Susumu Noda, Kyoto University

    Recent Progress in Photonic Crystals and Their Device Applications 

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    Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

    (One) Latest Development(s) in Photonic Crystal Fibers   

Quantum Information:

  •         

    HongWen Jiang, UCLA

    Development of Electron Spin Qubits for Quantum Information Processing   

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    Thomas Szkopek, McGill University

    Would Error Correction Provide a Benefit in Classical Computers?   

Recollections:

  •         

    Hoi-Sing Kwok, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

    On Being Yablonovitch’s First Student 

  •         

    Nicolaas Bloembergen, University of Arizona

    Yablonovitch as a Graduate Student