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5th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics

March 12-16, 2000, Davos, Switzerland


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Here follow the time-schedule of the conference and the invited talks.
General Information and the poster sessions program are found elsewhere.

Monday, March 13

08.30-9.00 Welcome Address

09:00-10:30 Future Photonic Applications

09:00-09:30 Advanced telecommunication components and materials research in Europe
  Hans Melchior
09:30-10.00 Optics and applications of photo-aligned liquid crystalline surfaces
  Martin Schadt
10:00-10:30 Nonlinear optical spectroscopic studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces
  Yuen-Ron Shen

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tee

11:00-12:30 Electro-optic Polymers

11:00-11:30 Production of high bandwidth polymeric electro-optic modulators with V(pi) voltages of less than 1 Volt
  Larry Dalton
11:30-12:00 Organic-inorganic hybrid NLO materials with different chromophore bonding directions
  Kwang-Sup Lee, Tae-Dong Kim, Yu Hong Min, and Choon Sup Yoon
12:00-12:30 Refractive index volume grating fabrication by photo-bleaching of azo-dye funtionalized polymer waveguides
  Toshikuni Kaino,Tomoaki Shibata, and Toshiaki Hattori

12:30-14.30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Optical Memories

14:30-15:00 Memory applications of novel organic materials
  D. Haarer
15:00-15.30 High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?
  William L. Wilson
15:30-16:00 Recent advances in fast photorefractive polymers and bright OLEDs
  Nasser Peyghambarian
16:00-16:30 Organic photorefractive materials with sub-millisecond response and large dynamic range
  K. Meerholz, E. Mecher, R. Bittner, F. Gallego, and H.H. Hoerhold

16:30-19:00 Poster Session I

16:30-19:00 Conference Reception (Kirchner Museum)

Tuesday, March 14

08:30-10:30 High Nonlinearity Organic Crystals

08:30-09:00 Frequency conversion through parametric interaction and cascaded processes in a NPP crystal
  Gian Piero Banfi, P. K. Datta, V. Degiorgio, D. Fortusini, E. E. A. Shepherd, and J. N. Sherwood
09:00-09:30 Organic crystal growth and epitaxy
  Norbert Karl
09:30-10:00 Growth of high quality DAST crystals by using slope nucleation method
  Yusuke Mori
10:00-10:30 Molecular engineering of the DAST family
  Hachiro Nakanishi

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tee

11:00-12:30 Nonlinear Optical Polymers

11:00-11:30 Photodegradation of various electro-optic polymer families
  George I. Stegeman, A. Galvan-Gonzales, M. Canva, R. Twieg, T. C. Kowalczyk, X. Q. Zhang, H. S. Lackritz, S. Marder, S. Thayumanavan, K. P. Chan, A. K.-Y. Jen, and X. Wu
11:30-12:00 Nonlinear optics and photorefractivity of polymer composites
  N. Kim, W. S. Jahng, S. Song, D.-H. Shin, H. Chun, and M. Joo
12:00-12:30 Periodically structured polymer films and applications
  J.-M. Nunzi, L. Rocha, V. Dumarcher, C. Denis, P. Raimond, C. Fiorini, F. Sobel, B. Sahraoui, and D. Gindre,

12:30-14.30 Lunch

16.30-19.00 Poster Session II

19.00-20.00 Round Table Discussion
"The Future of Electro-optical polymers"

Wednesday, March 15

08:30-10:30 Third Order Nonlinear Optics

08:30-09:00 Applications of molecules with large two-photon absorption cross sections
  V. Alain, S. Ananthavel, J. K. Cammack, M. Halik, S. Kuebler, S. Marder, J. W. Perry, M. Rumi, S. Thayumanavan, W. Wenselers, B. Cumpston, M. Dickinson, S. E. Fraser, A. Heikal, and M. Lipson
09:00-09:30 Dimensionality aspects for two-photon absorption in conjugated chromophores
  Jean-Luc Brédas, H. Vogel, J. W. Perry, S. R. Marder,
and D. Beljonne
09:30-10:00 Waveguides of PPV-derivatives with large cubic nonlinearities
  Christoph Bubeck
10:00-10:30 Multifunctional macrocycles and polymers with carbazole oligomeric units
  Tatsuo Wada, Atsushi Gunji, Yoshihiro Imase, Tetsuya Aoyama Hiromi Kimura-Suda, and Hiroyuki Sasabe

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tee

11:00-12:30 Organic Semiconductors And Light Emitting Diodes

11:00-11:30 The current in organic light-emitting diodes
  M. Schwoerer
11:30-12:00 Semiconducting polymers as materials for photonics
  Alan J. Heeger
12:00-12:30 Charge transport in oligothiophene single crystals
  B. Batlogg, J. H. Schön, and Ch. Kloc

12:30-14.30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Novel Molecules

14:30-15:00 Hypercubic octupolar molecular crystals for quadratic nonlinear optics
  Joseph Zyss
15:00-15:30 Molecular chirality as a tool for second-order nonlinear optics
  André Persoons, M. Kauranen, N. Bussin, S. Van Elshocht, T. Verbiest, T. J. Katz, K. E. S. Phillips, and C. Nuckolls
15.30:16:00 Spectroscopy of excited states in organic molecules studied by optical limiting
  P-A. Chollet, B. Paci, V. Hully, A. Sornin, J-M. Nunzi, F. Kajzar, P. Baldeck, Y. Morel, M. Maggini, G. Scorra, A. Bianco, M. Prato, and T. Da Ros
16.00-16:30 Synthesis and photonic properties of some novel heterocyclic molecules
  R. J. Twieg, S. Gu, M. He, F. You, A. Semyonov,
L. Sukhomlinova, G. G. Malliaras R. Fan; D. Culjkovic, W. E. Moerner, D. Wright, K. D. Singer, R. G. Petschek, V. Ostroverkhov, and O. Ostroverkhova

16.30-19.00 Poster Session III

20.00-22.30 Conference Dinner

Thursday, March 16

08:30-10:30 Fundamental Investigations

08:30-09:00 Polarization state sensitive nonlinear effects in optical active and chiral molecular systems
  F. Jonsson, M. Haddad, R. Frey, and C. Flytzanis
09:00-09:30 Sub-5fs nonlinear optical processes in polydiacetylenes
  Takayoshi Kobayashi
09:30-10:00 Quantum mechanical limits of the nonlinear optical susceptibility
  Mark G. Kuzyk
10:00-10:30 Molecular considerations for optimizing the second-order nonlinear optical response in chiral media
  V. Ostroverkhov, O. Ostroverkhova, R.G. Petschek, K.D. Singer, L. Sukhomlinova, R.J. Twieg, X.-Y. Wang, and L.C. Chien

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tee

11:00-12:00 New Phenomena

11:00-11:30 THz wave sensors and their applications
  P. Y. Han, M. Tani, F. Pan, and X.-C. Zhang
11:30-12:00 Growth and processing of DAST crystals and its application toward Tera-Hertz
  Hiromasa Ito
12.00-12.30 Concluding Remarks

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