Grand Challenges of Photonics Session


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Paul Urbach
Delft University of
TU Delft (NL)


Tero Setälä
University of
Eastern Finland,




For the seventh time, a special session of EOSAM is dedicated to the Grand Challenges of Photonics.
In this session, world-class speakers will discuss technologies which are revolutionary, uncommon and
not realizable to date, but can pave the way for an even brighter future in optics and photonics.

Invited Speakers

Topic: Quantum network technology – the second life of rare-earth crystals

Wolfgang Tittel, QuTech & Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology (NL)


Topic: Engineered nonlocalities in metasurfaces

Andrea Alú, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York (US)


Topic: Photo-acoustic detection of buried gratings

Paul Planken, Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography & University of Amsterdam (NL)