Synthetic Non-Hermitian Photonic Structures: Recent Results and Future Challenges

13 - 16 August 2018

The emerging field of non-Hermitian photonics promises a revolution in controlling light generation, flow and trapping in ways that were considered impossible in the past. Yet several aspects of non-Hermitian optical systems remain unexplored. This workshop aims at discussing the latest developments in the field as well as
future directions and challenges.

Topics include

  • Non-Hermitian photonics
  • Parity-time reversal symmetry
  • Exceptional points
  • Topological effects
  • Supersymmetry
  • Nonlinear interactions
  • Unidirectional invisibility
  • Microlasers
  • Optical sensors

Invited speakers

Uwe Bandelow (DE)
Sonja Barkhofen (DE)
Agata Branczyk (CA)
Kurt Busch (DE)
Pai-Yen Chen (US)
Demetrios Christodoulides (US)
Fred M. Ellis (US)
Li Ge (US)
Eva-Maria Graefe (UK)
Matthias Heinrich (DE)
Martina Hentschel (DE)
Mercedeh Khajavikhan (US)
Ulrich Kuhl (FR)
Konstantinos G. Makris (GR)
Ulf Peschel (DE)
Peter Rabl (AT)
Stefan Rotter (AT)
John E. Sipe (CA)
Seok Ho Song (KR)
Andrey Sukhorukov (AU)
Alexander Szameit (DE)
Wiktor Walasik (US)
Paul Walker (UK)
Jan Wiersig (DE)
Lan Yang (US)

Scientific Coordinators

Alexander Eisfeld (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

Ramy El-Ganainy (Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA)

Tsampikos Kottos (Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA)

Henning Schomerus (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)


Maria Voigt
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


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