TOM8: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics


Kamel bencheikh

Kamel Bencheikh
Center for Nanoscience and Technology, 
CNRS/Paris-Saclay University (FR)

Said Said Rahimzadeh-Kalaleh Rodriguez
Center for Nanophotonics,



Nonlinear and quantum effects in optical systems are playing a prominent role in many fundamental physics discoveries as well as emerging technologies. This topical meeting TOM8 brings together leading researchers working in the field of nonlinear and quantum optics to discuss recent achievements and new directions. TOM8 covers phenomena of both fundamental and technological relevance, as well as aspects of various systems (e.g., cavities, waveguides, interferometers, molecules, quantum wells/dots etc.) where such phenomena arise. Topics discussed in this TOM include, but are not limited to: nonlinear dynamics from the ultrafast to the ultraslow time scales, novel materials and platforms for nonlinear and/or quantum optics, generation and manipulation of nonclassical states of light, frequency conversion, optical switching, effects of quantum and classical noise, parametric processes, classical or quantum sensing with nonlinear optical systems, non-Hermitian and topological physics in nonlinear systems, photonic quantum simulators, quantum transducers, integrated systems for quantum photonics, and nonlinear/quantum metasurfaces. 


  • Nonlinear and quantum optical phenomena 
  • Novel materials, platforms, and methods for nonlinear and/or quantum optics
  • Nonlinear frequency conversion
  • Generation and manipulation of nonclassical states of light
  • Optical switching
  • All-optical delay lines and slow light
  • Photonic quantum simulators
  • Nonlinear and quantum optical sensing and metrology
  • Quantum information processing and computing with light
  • Integrated systems for quantum photonics
  • Optical parametric devices such as optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators
  • Raman based devices including amplifiers and lasers 
  • Nonlinear probing of surfaces; multi-photon imaging and coherent Raman microscopy
  • AI, Machine learning, or Deep Learning related to nonlinear and/or quantum optics
  • Quantum memories



Program Committee

Barbara Pietka, University of Warsaw (PL)

Christophe Galland, EPFL Lausanne (CH)

Oded Zilberberg, University of Konstanz (DE)

Oleksandr Kyriienko, University of Exeter (UK)

Antonio Fernandez Dominguez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (ES)

Virginia D’Auria, Institut de Physique de Nice (FR)

Hanna Le Jeannic, LP2N- Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine (FR)

Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney (AU)

Sile Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (JP)





Invited Speakers

Camille-Sophie Brès, Photonic Systems Laboratory, EPFL  (CH)

Valentina Parigi, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel - Sorbonne University (FR)

Alberto Amo, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, University of Lille - CNRS (FR)

Hugo Defienne, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow (UK)

Costanza Toninnelli, European Laboratory for NonLinear Spectroscopy (IT)

Giulia Ferrini, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology (SE)

Giacomo Scalari, Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH (CH)