Symposium F
Emerging Infrared Technologies and Applications


  • Qijie WANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jerome FAIST, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland


  • Dao Hua ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yan ZHANG, Capital Normal University, China


  • Prof Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Tel: 67905431
    Mailing Address:
    50 Nanyang Ave, 639798
    Singapore 639798

Scope of Symposium

This symposium provides a platform for academics, scientists, technologists and industrial players to present innovations, exchange views, share results and discuss opinions and thoughts in the field of near-infrared, mid-infrared and Terahertz science and technology. 

Symposium Topics

The following is a representative, not exclusive, list of topics that can be covered at the conference:

1.    Mid-IR and Terahertz Sources: semiconductor, fiber, solid-state, etc.

2.    Near-IR hybrid lasers, silicon-based light sources, etc.

3.    Mid-IR and Terahertz Detectors: semiconductor, bolometer, QWIP, etc.

4.    Quantum cascade lasers

5.    Mid-IR sensing and spectroscopy applications

6.    Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy for biomedical applications

7.    Mid-IR and THz nanophotonics, plasmonics, and metamaterials.

8.    Infrared and Terahertz Graphene Optoelectronics

9.    Mid-IR and Terahertz optical active devices, such as modulators, receivers, active filters, polarizers, etc.

10.  Mid-IR and Terahertz optical passive devices, such as waveguides, filters, gratings, etc.

11.  Mid-IR and Terahertz applications in free-space communications, security screening, remote sensing, etc.

12.  Novel devices and Instruments for Mid-IR and THz applications

13.  THz devices, components and instruments; Frequency and Time Domain.

14.  Infrared Future Applications. 

Special session: Nanoplasmonic Structures and Devices: Fabrication Challenges and Applications.

Session chair: Joel K.W. Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore,

Session co-chairs: Yinmin Wang,Institute of Materials research and Engineering,A*STAR,Singapore,                                               Zhaogang Dong,Institute of Materials research and Engineering,A*STAR,Singapore,

Session description: The field of Nanoplasmonics has generated great interests due to its unique ability to localize and enhance light-matter interactions beyond the optical diffraction limit. Novel designs of plasmonic structures and devices are rapidly emerging with a  diverse range of promising applications, e.g. from sensing of trace molecules, nonlinear optics, creating color prints/filters, to localized heating. In this session, we invite speakers to present their latest research and discoveries in this active field. In particular, an emphasis will placed be on innovations in the fabrication/synthesis of plasmonic structures, which is possibly the most time-consuming yet least-discussed perspective of this research area. As the field is maturing, we would also like to encourage speakers to share their visions on the practical applications of their research.

Session Invited speakers:   

Prof. Hyuck Choo (California Institute of Technology, United States)
Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States)
Dr. Henri Lezec (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Prof. Anders Kristensen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Prof. Stefan MAIER (Yiguo Chen) (Imperial College  London,United Kingdom)                                                 Dr.Shuwen Zeng,CNRS-International-NTU-Thales Research Aliance (CINTRA),Nangyang Technological University,Singapore

Invited Speakers

  • Tomohiro AMEMIYA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Sangam CHATTERJEE, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Hongda CHEN, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Jianxin CHEN, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Javier GARCIA DE ABAJO, ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  • Harald GIESSEN, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ronald HOLZWARTH, Menlo Systems GmbH, Germany
  • Lianping HOU, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Bin HU, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Charlie IRONSIDE, Curtin University, Australia
  • Chennupati JAGADISH, Australian National University, Australia
  • Gamani KARUNASIRI, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
  • Anders KRISTENSEN, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Henri LEZEC, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
  • Yi LIU, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech)/ Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)/ Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Barry LUTHER-DAVIES, Australian National University, Australia
  • Aditya Singh MALIK, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Sang-Hyun OH, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States
  • Fabrice RAINERI, Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS UPR20, Marcoussis, France
  • Christos SANTIS, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Wei SHI, Xi’an University of Technology, China
  • Carlo SIRTORI, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France
  • Katsuaki TANABE, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Qi-Ye WEN, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Dawei ZHANG, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
  • Yongzhe ZHANG, Beijing University of Technology, China
  • Lingjuan ZHAO, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Wei Dong ZHOU, University of Texas at Arlington, United States