We have assembled a fantastic programme of speakers who will consider the many ways Brillouin scattering and Optomechanics do play an essential role in physics and photonics.

The symposium will be held in the spirit of a lively and constructive debate with interruptions and questions encouraged !

The preliminary program is now online. View pdf copy of the program

MONDAY, 3 July

09:00 Registration and Coffee
10:15 TUTORIAL 1 :  Distributed fibre sensing using Brillouin scattering : review on progresses                                Luc Thévenaz, EPFL, Switzerland
11:00 Short Break
11:15 TUTORIAL 2 :  Modeling of light and sound interaction in nanoscale waveguides and cavities                          Vincent Laude, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
12:00 Lunch
14:00 TUTORIAL 3 :  New directions in nano-optomechanics                                                                                             Ivan Favero, Université Paris-Diderot, France
14:45 Short Break
15:00 TUTORIAL 4 :  Controlling Phonons and Photons on a Chip                                                                                      Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Stanford University, USA
15:45 Afternoon Coffee
16:15-17:15 KEY NOTE :   Phonons, photons and fibre nanostructures                                                                                        Philip Russell, Max Plank Institute, Germany                                                                                                                   hosted by OSA/SPIE Student Chapter  
17:30 Welcome Reception & Posters Session
20:00 Boat Trip to visit City Center


08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 INVITED TALK : Coming to terms with Brillouin Scattering in Nano-Structured Waveguides                                           Christian Wolff, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
09:30 Towards Strong Coupling in Silicon Optomechanical Waveguides                                                                             Raphaël Van Laer, Stanford University, USA
09:45 High-efficiency Integrated Photonic-Phononic Emit-Reciever                                                                                    Eric A. Kittlaus, Yale University, USA
10:00 Brillouin Scattering Self-Cancellation in Silica Nanowires                                                                                        Paulo Dainese, University of Campinas, Brazil   
10:15 NumBAT — The Numerical Brillouin Analysis Tool                                                                                                        Michaël Steel, Macquarie University, Australia
10:30 Morning Coffee
11:00 INVITED TALK : Towards an On-chip Optomechanical Quantum Interface                                                                          Sungkun Hong, University of Vienna, Austria
11:30 Beyond the Phononic Fabry-Perot Resonator: Confinement of Acoustic Phonons in Spacerless Cavities                                                                                                                                                                                Martin Esmann, C2N, France
11:45 Bulk Crystalline Phonon Resonator Optomechanics                                                                                                    William H. Renninger, Yale University, USA
12:00 Exploring the limits of phonon dissipation in silicon at cryogenic temperatures                                                  Prashanta Kharel, Yale University, USA
12:15 Canonical impulsion of individual Brillouin phonons                                                                                                  Eric Picholle, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
12:30 Lunch
14:00 INVITED TALK :  Sensing outside of standard fibers using guided acoustic wave Brillouin scattering                         Avi Zadok, Bar Ilan University
14:30 The beauty of DTSS with Brillouin                                                                                                                          Etienne Rochat, Omnisens, Switzerland
14:45 Metrology of optical microwires by Brillouin spectroscopy                                                                                     Adrien Godet, FEMTO-ST, France
15:00 Locating Auxiliary Elastic Resonances in Silica Microwires                                                                                     Desmond Chow, EPFL, Switzerland
15:15 Sub-mm spatial resolution BOCDA measurement of a photonic integrated circuit                                           Atiyeh Zarifi, CUDOS, Australia
15:30 Afternoon Coffee
16:00 Guided Acoustic Waves Brillouin Scattering in Multi-Core Fibers                                                                           Hilel Hagai Diamandi, Bar Ilan Univerity, Israël
16:15 Towards a Brillouin laser in silicon                                                                                                                                Nils T. Otterstrom, Yale University, USA
16:30 On-chip Brillouin signal processing for high-capacity optical communications                                                     Amol Choudhary, CUDOS, Australia
16:45 Tunable CS-SSB instrumentation for Brillouin applications                                                                                       Jérôme Hauden, Ixblue, France
20:00 Dinner


08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 INVITED TALK : Coherent on-chip photonic-phononic memory                                                                                       Birgit Stiller, CUDOS, Australia
09:30 Electro-opto-mechanical radio-frequency oscillator in standard fiber                                                                   Yosef London, Bar Ilan University, Israël
09:45 Modulation of coherent phonon emission in optomechanical photonic crystals                                                  Jérémie Maire, ICN2, Spain
10:00 Observation of Fano-like line shapes in RF domain using backward stimulated Brillouin scattering                  Siva Shakthi, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India
10:15 Integrated opto-mechanical crystal with surface acoustic waves transducers                                                   Rui Zhu, C2N, France
10:30 Morning Coffee
11:00 INVITED TALK : Bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering and its applications,                                        Thomas Schneider, TU Braunschweig, Germany
11:30 Femtosecond heterodyne pump-probe set-up: characterization of the anisotropic propagation of surface elastic waves                                                                                                                                                                                Etienne Coffy, FEMTO-ST, France
11:45 Noise Characterization of a Broadband Fiber Brillouin Amplifier                                                                              Yves Jaouen, Télécom ParisTech, France
12:00 Brillouin devices through hybrid integration on Silicon                                                                                         Blair Morrison, CUDOS, Australia
12:15 Stimulated Brillouin scattering based fluorides whispering gallery mode resonators                                           Souleymane Dialo, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
12:30 Lunch
14:00 INVITED TALK : Towards the control of an acoustic wave by Brillouin scattering,                                                        Kien Phan Huy, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
14:30 Surface Plasmon Enhanced Forward Stimulated Brillouin SSub-terahertz Phonon Generation                         Qiang Liu, Shenzhen University, China
14:45 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in plasmonic waveguides                                                                                     Chris Poulton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
15:00 Piezo-optomechanical nonreciprocal modulator                                                                                              Donggyu Sohn, University of Illinois, USA
15:15 Doubly-resonant metal ridge array for enhanced acousto-optical modulation                                                 Fadi Baida, FEMTO-ST, France
15:30 Afternoon Coffee
16:00 Optomechanics Beyond the Few GHz Range in GaAs/AlAs Micropillars                                                                   Fabrice Roland Lamberti, C2N, France
16:15 Optomechanical cavity design with a complete phononic bandgap for a confined 5 GHz acoustic mode         Laura Mercadé Morales, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
16:30 Anderson localization to mediate the optomechanical coupling at the nanoscale                                               Guillermo Arregui, ICN2, Spain
16:45 Brillouin Optomechanics in Coupled Silicon Microcavities                                                                                         Gustavo Wiederhecker, University of Campinas, Brazil
17:15 Best Student Presentation AWARD, sponsored by APL Photonics