Monday, October 8th

Alexandre Pohl and Hugo Figueroa


Photonics as enabler for Economy, Technology, Leadership

09:05-09:50  /  Auditorium

My views on a successful industry association

  • Innovation

Presented by

Carlos Lee


Carlos Lee is director general at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium), Europe’s photonics industry association. As part of the EPIC mission, Carlos works closely with industrial photonic companies to ensure a vibrant and competitive ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. He brings...


Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications

09:50-10:35  /  Auditorium

Semiconductors have played an important role in the development of information and communications technology, solar cells, solid state lighting. Nanowires are considered as building blocks for the next generation electronics and optoelectronics.

In this talk, I will introduce the importance of nanowires and their potential applications and discuss about how these nanowires can be synthesized and how the shape, size and composition of the nanowires influence their structural and optical properties. I will present results on axial and radial heterostructures and how one can engineer the optical properties to obtain high performance lasers, THz detectors and solar cells. Use of nanowires for artificial photosynthesis and engineering of neuronal networks will be discussed. Future prospects of the semiconductor nanowires will be discussed.

  • Research

Presented by

Chennupati Jagadish

Australian National University

Professor Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University. He has served as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science during 2012-2016. He is currently serving as President of IEEE Photonics Society and...


Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source

11:00-11:45  /  Auditorium

This will a talk about Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source, the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in the country and one of the first 4th-generation Synchrotron Light Sources in the World. It is planned to put Brazil in a leading position in the production of Synchrotron Light and is designed to be the brightest of all the equipment in its energy class. Synchrotron Light Sources are the most sophisticated example of an open and multidisciplinary research infrastructure and is a key tool for the resolution of issues important to the Brazilian academic and industrial communities. The versatility of a Synchrotron Light Source enables the development of research in strategic areas such as energy, food, environment, health, defense and many others. That is why this technology becomes increasingly popular around the world. It is also the reason why countries with strong, technology-based economies already either have one or more Synchrotron Light Sources, or are building them.

  • Innovation

Presented by

Harry Westfahl Junior


LNLS’ Scientific Director, has a Ph.D. on Physics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1998), post-docs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing (2000) and at the Ames Laboratory of DOE (2001). Has experience in synchrotron radiation science and condensed matter physics, with emphasis in polymers and magnetic materials.


Case study of a optoelectronics medical equipment manufacture in Brazil

11:45-12:30  /  Auditorium

In my presentation I will discuss a case of one of my company, Opto Eletronica SA. The company started in 1986 became in 2014 a 40U$ millions business, with approximately 400 employee, and manufacture large line of high tech equipments for ophthalmology, including lasers, fundus cameras, microscopes, etc. The business model will be discussed.

  • Innovation

Presented by

Jarbas Caiado de Castro Neto


He holds a degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo (1976), a Master's degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo (1977) and a Ph.D. in Physics – Massachussetts Institute of Technology (1981). He is a professor of physics at the Institute of Physics of São Carlos at the University of São Paulo. He designed and set up the IFSC Optics Group in 1982, which now has...

Tuesday, October 9th

Carmelo Bastos-Filho and Daniel Pataca


Photonics as a Key Enabling Technology: From Novel Light Sources to Clinical Diagnostic by Optical Imaging

09:00-09:40  /  Auditorium

Photonics, the technology that deals with the generation, detection, harnessing and applications of photons, has been recognized as a key enabling technology (KET), as it is everywhere around us: from materials processing to everyday products like DVD players and mobile phones. To raise global awareness of how light-based science and technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in a variety of themes, 2015 was declared as the International Year of Light by the United Nations and May 16th was declared the International Day of Light.

In this talk, I will give an introduction of some photonics developments going beyond KET to point out its economic impact. Then, I will describe how a novel type of coherent optical source, known as random laser, can be used as a platform for applications that goes from sensors to optical sources for bioimaging. To conclude, I will demonstrate how photons can be exploited for diagnostic by optical imaging in optical coherence tomography, demonstrating its ability in clinical use in dentistry and dermatology.

  • Research

Presented by

Anderson Stevens Leonidas Gomes


He graduated (Licenciatura, 1978) and Masters in Physics (1982) in the Department of Physics of the Federal University of Pernambuco. He received his doctorate in Physics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London (1986), and postdoctoral degree from Brown University (1992). He is a Full Professor in the Department of Physics at UFPE, where...


Tellurite Glass Smart Materials – Applications in Optics and Beyond

09:40-10:20  /  Auditorium

The talk will cover the latest applications of tellurite glass smart materials, offering insights into innovative applications for radiation shielding, energy harvesting, laser devices, and temperature sensing, among others. In particular, there is a focus on optics, covering the radiation shielding, tellurite glass materials for energy conversion technology, solar cell, structural & luminescence properties for laser applications, optothermal, optical properties in the presence of gold nanoparticles and lanthanide doped zinc oxyfluoro-tellurite glasses as a new smart material.

  • Research

Presented by

Raouf El-Mallawany

PD Menoufia University / EG

He served as a research group leader for semiconducting tellurite glasses at Menofia Univ., Egypt. He published more than 90 international articles, taught physics for undergraduates & postgraduates for nearly 4 decades and supervised and examined 25 Ph.D. & M.Sc. thesis at 9 Egyptian & Arab Universities. Also, cooperated with 15 American, European and Asian...


Keysight Presentation

10:20-11:00  /  Auditorium

Presented by



SHG in nanoparticles or molecules

11:30-12:10  /  Auditorium

Quadratic nonlinear optical processes entailing the conversion of two photons at a fundamental energy into one photon with the sum energy are gaining a wide interest over the years. These processes obey strict parity rules in order to occur. For instance, they are forbidden in media possessing inversion symmetry like liquids. This rule can however be of a fundamental importance to investigate the special cases where inversion symmetry is broken by a small amount. Second harmonic generation, the degenerate processes of photon addition, can thus be used to investigate the bulk of liquid phases as well as liquid interfaces and smallscale aggregates, supramolecular assemblies and nanoparticles. Using second harmonic scattering, studies on the quadratic nonlinear optical response on a series of nanosystems, namely molecular aggregates and metallic nanoparticles have been performed over the last years with a special attention to the shape of the nanosystems. In particular, a competition between the shape defect contribution and the field multipole modes has been identified while the nonlinearity can be assumed to originate from the surface itself. Unfortunately, no perfect centrosymmetric shape can be achieved and it is difficult to disentangle surface defects from field multipoles. Recently, it has nevertheless been demonstrated how polarization resolved measurements could achieve this operation. To go further into this direction, we report here the second harmonic scattering response from micelles and metallic nanoparticles, both nanospheres and nanocubes. We discuss the polarization analysis and disentangle the contribution from the surface defects and the field multipoles.

Presented by

Pierre François-Brevet

University of Lyon / FR

Received a PhD in molecular beam spectroscopy from the University of Lyon in 1988. After a postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh, he moved to the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne where he is currently studying liquid/liquid interfaces by laser spectroscopic techniques, like surface second harmonic generation.


Photonics / Microelectronics Convergence in Telecommunications

12:10-12:50  /  Auditorium

Presented by

Júlio Cesar Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira


R&D executive and team leader with history of innovation, building technology ecosystems to achieve high technology goals at optical communications field. Bachelor, Electrical Eng., 2003, UFCG-Brazil; Master, Electrical Eng. (Photonics), UNICAMP-Brazil, 2004, and Ph.D, UNICAMP-Brazil, Electrical Eng. (Photonics), 2007. From 2004 to 2014 took, researcher and general manager...

Wednesday, October 10th

Mônica Rocha and Felipe Rudge


Photonic integration, the next path for access networks.

09:00-09:40  /  Auditorium

Photonics integration has been promising to be the revolution and the next step for optics.however, It has been lagging its appearance and eminence due to essentially two main lines: the constant evolution of electronics and the complexity/price of light driven components. To work around these evidences, the standard bodies have been fully engaged in opening the requirements and developing integrated visions on the network models targeting simplification and application driven solutions based on whichever optics solution best suits the objective. This has been moving the price of optics down and nowadays we can find, for example in access, optics that was costing several tens of dollars, down to a couple of dollars in a time window of less than 8 years (which is the case, for example of GPON BOSA). The revolution has not occurred yet in terms of mass deployment essentially due to the fact that there was no uniform service model set with conditions for a global usage of the technology. Platforms initiated essentially in EU arose the benefit but the model initiated has kicked off the ecosystem through open MPW (shared runs), shared PDK (platforms and models), software houses, packaging houses, and associations which manage the whole process (like Jeppix, Triplex, Lionx, ePix, etc).

  • Research

Presented by

António Jesus Luís Teixeira

University of Aveiro

Dr. Antonio Teixeira, got his PhD from University of Aveiro in 1999, partly developed at the University of Rochester. He holds an EC in management and leadership from MIT Sloan School. He has been a professor at the University of Aveiro from 1999, being actually Associate professor with “Agregação”. He has worked from 2009-13 in Nokia Siemens Networks and in Coriant (2013/14) as a...


Photonic Techniques for Life Sciences

09:40-10:20  /  Auditorium

Light-tissue interactions are the basis for all the photonic techniques developed for Life Sciences. The possible diversity on light parameters, as wavelength, irradiance, energy, pulse width, results in the broad range of applications, from diagnostics to therapeutics. Depending on the optical properties of the target tissue, as well as the aimed tissue interaction, the light delivery and irradiation parameters can be designed. In CEPOF-USP, we have been working on the development and validation of optical techniques for medical diagnostics and treatment.

In this talk, we will discuss examples, showing the research path from the proof-of-concept up to clinical translation. Fluorescence-based detection techniques, imaging and spectroscopy, have been assembled and tested at clinical trials to evaluate their diagnostic efficacy and clinical feasibility on skin cancer. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a local treatment modality that is based on the use of a photosensitized molecule, light and oxygen that produces oxygen reactive species, resulting in cell death. For antimicrobial inactivation, we have been working on defining safe PDT protocols, including best photosensitizer type and delivery, and irradiation strategies customized for each infection site. For cancer treatment, we also investigate new protocols for improved response. In this case, we will discuss the strategies that we have been studying for melanoma, and present the results of a multicenter clinical study for implementing PDT for basal cell carcinoma in Brazil.

  • Research

Presented by

Cristina Kurachi


She is currently a professor at the University of São Paulo and researcher at CNPq PQ1D. He holds a bachelor's degree in odontology from the University of São Paulo (1996), a master's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of São Paulo (2000) and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of São Paulo (2005). Has experience in the...


PIX4LIFE : an open-access pilot line for silicon-nitride photonics enabling visible light applications

10:20-11:00  /  Auditorium

PIX4life is an European-funded initiative, which will mature a state of the art silicon nitride (SiN) photonics pilot line for life science applications in the visible range and pave the way to make it accessible as an enabler for product development by a broad range of industrial customers.

The PIX4life pilot line aims to offer an open-access manufacturing platform for photonic integrated circuits, specially targeting life-science applications at visible wavelength ranges (400-850 nm). Chip fabrication will be done either at imec (Leuven – Belgium) or LioniX (Enschede – Netherlands) through dedicated wafer runs, or most often by multi-project wafer (MPW) runs, where many users will be able to share wafer space, and thus the fabrication cost. PIX4life will also offer all kinds of additional services like photonic integration consultancy, circuit design, chip testing and packaging. All provided services are open to external customers, irrespective of their nature. More information can be obtained at

  • Innovation

Presented by

Jacobus Willibrordus Swart

Unicamp / IMEC

He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1975), a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1981) and a postdoctoral degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1983) and the Research Triangle Institute, USA (1991) . He has been a full professor at the State University of Campinas since May 1997. After retiring in...


Challenges for Next Generation Coherent Transceiver ASICs

11:30-12:10  /  Auditorium

The continual demand for higher internet bandwidth combined with the immergence of mega-datacenters and the explosive data rate increase promised by 5G wireless technology have created attractive market opportunities for development of high capacity optical network infrastructures. To support the highest possible data rates and distances, coherent optical transmission techniques are being developed which continue to extend the performance envelope limited only by the Shannon capacity of the transmission link. ASIC implementations of coherent optical transceivers push the limits of technology in multiple dimensions: CMOS fabrication technology, packaging technology, chip design infrastructure, modeling/simulation, CMOS analog performance, and testing, among others. Recent advances in analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converter techniques have resulted in high resolution converters sampling in excess of 100Gsamples/sec allowing advanced modulation techniques to be considered. Next generation CMOS fabrication technology makes possible the digital implementation of advanced communications techniques with complexity previously thought impractical. Once in the digital domain, high-order QAM operations with dual polarization, linearization, dispersion compensation, synchronization tracking, adaptive equalization, and advanced forward error correction become feasible allowing much higher levels of performance and functionality than have ever been achieved with non-coherent transmission links. This talk will discuss the real-world challenges of designing, implementing, testing, and deploying next generation coherent transceiver ASIC products.

Presented by

Scott R. Powell

Jariet Technologies Inc / US

Dr. Powell has over 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry building and leading cutting edge design teams in all aspects of complex DSP, communications systems, and high speed mixed-signal ASIC design. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. His accomplishments include over 60 issued and pending patents, 29...


Project Management for Optics & Photonics Product Development and Technology Transfer

12:10-12:50  /  Auditorium

The innovation with Optics and Photonics products is a multidisciplinary task, that demands a structured management and best working practices. Under the point of view of a product development center, are presented project workflows and the management of innovation for solutions with Optics and Photonics for the Industry.

Cases studies of success and also pitfalls in the context of a Brazilian product developer, illustrates the experience in the real world of the industry and market competition in the field of Photonics. Recommendations based at the lessons learned and proposals to enhance the performance of innovation process are presented to exchange experiences and give support to the improvement of knowledge for product development in the Optics and Photonics market. The cases are related to sensors, LED an OLED light sources, photovoltaic s, displays and touch screen solutions.

With the approach of innovation, the plenary talk explore the connection of the development process with technology transfer, supply chain development and questions of intellectual propriety in the context of Brazilian and International applications.

  • Innovation

Presented by

Manuel Steidle


He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1990) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration – Fachhochschule Niederrhein (1995). Currently Associate Researcher – Experience Solutions Technology and Associate Researcher at CERTI Foundation. He is the director of Mechatronics at CERTI (Brazil) and was the Brazilian Coordinator of...






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