Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are unipolar optoelectronic devices that exploit optical transitions between engineered electronic subbands created in semiconductor quantum wells. Now 20 years from their first experimental realization, QCLs have proven to provide outstanding performance across the mid-infrared and terahertz (THz) spectral ranges. The QCL has already been commercialized by a number of companies, and is a core photonic component in a variety of applications such as: environmental and security sensing; telecommunications; and metrology. The QCL is also an exciting vehicle for the pursuit of fundamental blue sky research, including coherent control in condensed matter systems and developing quantum technologies.
IQCLSW 2018 will be the eighth conference in this successful series. It will be divided into a school (2 days) and workshop (2-3 days) environment. It will bring together leading international researchers in the field of QCLs, both established and early career, and the programme will consist of a series of presentations spanning all aspects of QCLs, from fundamental physics to the exploitation and applications of this technology. The conference will also evolve with new subjects related to interband cascade lasers (ICLs) and new developments in detector technology
The workshop will cover device design, modeling, characterization and testing, as well as the basics of laser/detector transport and optical confinement. Applications, such as high-resolution spectroscopy, chemical sensing for a variety of diagnostic uses, coherent detection, and imaging will also be discussed. Key features of the workshop will be international participation, connection to applications, as well as an educational tilt for PhD students.
Previous meetings, listed below, have been successfully attended with typically 150 participants. IQCLSW 2018 will continue this important event, presenting the recent advances in the domain of QCLs and related phenomena.
2018 - IQCLSW 2018 - Cassis, France
2016 - Cambridge, UK
2014 - Policoro, Italy
2012 - Baden, Austria
2010 - Florence, Italy
2008 - Monte Verita, Switzerland
2006 - Brindisi, Italy
2004 - Seville, Spain