The focus of this workshop will be on a wide range of recent developments at the forefront of research in the area of parity-time (PT) symmetric Optics, and in general systems that contain gain and loss. The workshop aims of bringing together leading experts in the area, as well as, junior scientists and graduate students and discuss the present and future of the physics and engineering of non-Hermitian Photonics.
Topics of the workshop include:
Parity-Time (PT) symmetric Optics
Exceptional Point physics
Symmetry breaking in complex lasers
Gain and loss engineering
Non-Hermitian dynamics in waveguides, cavities and photonic lattices
Non-Hermitian metamaterials and plasmonics
Topological effects in non-Hermitian and PT systems
The workshop will take place in the historic town of Heraklion, a vibrant city which besides the well known academic setting of the University of Crete and the nearby Foundation for Research and Technology also offers numerous possibilities for cultural explorations.
The workshop is supported by the newly established Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology, hosted at the Physics Department of the University of Crete, through the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1.
The workshop starts on Wednesday, June 15 (welcome day). The talks will start on 16 June at 09.00, and end on Saturday, June 18.