Special Sessions

Should you be interested in organizing a Special Session at AES 2023, please contact us at contact@aesconference.org. Sessions of similar topics may be proposed, if needed we will schedule them at different slots over the conference period.

SP1. "Spatiotemporal effects in multimode optical fiber"

Organizer: Mario Ferraro (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

When compared with their singlemode counterpart, multimode fibers are particularly appealing for the development of novel nonlinear optical devices. Their multimodality permits, on the one hand, to enhance the maximum pulse energy that a fiber can carry without incurring in material damages and, on the other hand, to observe novel spatiotemporal nonlinear phenomena.

This special session aims at involving both fundamental oriented topics, such as the physics of light beam propagation in nonlinear multimode fibers, and contributions on their applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alejandro Aceves, Southern Methodist University, USA
  2. Josè Alfredo Àlvarez Chàvez, University of Twente, Netherlands
  3. Vincent Couderc, XLIM CNRS, University of Limoges, France
  4. Sergey Babin, University of Novosibirsk, Russia
  5. Kostantinos Makris, University of Crete, Greece
  6. Pedro Parra-Rivas, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  7. Francesco Rinaldo Talenti, Thales Research and Technology, France

SP2. "Additive manufacturing for electromagnetic devices"

Organizer: Enrique Márquez Segura (University of Malaga, Spain)

Over last years, electromagnetic devices have been deeply influenced by the availability of new paradigms of fabrication as is the additive manufacturing technology. Starting from the more affordable filament deposition or stereolithography to polyjet or direct metal laser sintering, these technologies have been considered for the design and manufacturing of electromagnetic devices. These new technologies imply the use of new materials as well. The characterization of these materials is relevant for reliable design. Additive technologies are nowadays well qualified to use new materials and allows, under some restrictions, the manufacturing of complex geometrical parts for devices.

This Special Session is open to research papers showing studies on innovative materials and additive manufacturing technologies focusing in the development of electromagnetic devices such as antennas, metamaterials, waveguide devices and the characterization of electromagnetic properties of materials for additive manufacturing.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Valentín de la Rubia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  2. José-Luis Masa-Campos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  3. Pablo Padilla, Universidad de Granada, Spain

SP3. "Electromagnetic Technologies for Biomedical, Dosimetry and Healthcare Applications"

Organizer: Yongxin Guo (National University of Singapore, Singapore) & Maxim Zhadobov (Institut d’Électronique et des Technologies du numéRique IETR-CNRS, France)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Yifan Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chinac
  2. Simona D’Agostino, BioEMLab, Sapienza University, Italy
  3. Simona Di Meo, University of Pavia, Italy
  4. Xiong Wang, ShanghaiTech University, China

SP4. "Advances in Sensor Technologies Involving Electrodynamics and Magnetism"

Organizer: Arkady Zhukov (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alexander Chizhik, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Spain
  2. Larisa Panina, National University of Science and Technology, Russia
  3. Tsuyoshi Uchiyama, Nagoya University, Japan

SP5. "Smart Electromagnetic Skins and their Applications"

Organizer: Paola Pirinoli (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) & Angelo Freni (University of Florence, Florence, Italy)

Smart Electromagnetic Skins (SESs) are low-cost planar or conformal surfaces, with a texture comprising many elements, in case sub-wavelength, arranged in such a way that they provide an anomalous reflection (or transmission), according to which the incident field is re-directed in a pre-defined direction, covers the desired area, or has a specified spatial distribution (e.g. with nulls in some directions).
 The aim of the Special Issue is to draw attention to the design and realization of smart electromagnetic surfaces and to their potential applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Manuel Arrebola, University of Oviedo, Spain
  2. M. Beccaria, A. Mazzinghi, A. Massaccesi, A. Freni & P. Pirinoli, University of Florence & Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  3. Eduardo Carrasco, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  4. Filippo Costa, University of Pisa, Italy
  5. Jose Antonio Encinar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  6. Enrica Martini, University of Siena, Italy
  7. Marco Donald Migliore, University of Cassino, Italy

SP6. "Nanoscale Electrodynamics"

Organizer: Vaibhav Thakore & Jeremy Barton (Canadian Bank Note Company, Canada)

Over the past decade or so nanoscale electrodynamics has emerged as an important field of research to understand light-matter interaction on the nanoscale. Research in the field has largely focused on molecular motors, nano/molecular antennas, quantum optomechanical coupling, and investigation of ultrafast surface-chemical phenomena using nanoscopic probes. This special session aims to bring together academic and industry experts to discuss the recent advances in the state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and computational modeling techniques in the field.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Frank Hegmann, University of Alberta, Canada
  2. Lukas Kastner, University of Regensburg, Germany
  3. Aleksey Korobenko, University of Ottawa, Canada
  4. Michela Picardi, Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
  5. Mitsuharu Uemoto, Kobe University, Japan