Monday January 8 2001  
Monday Morning Plenary Session 1  
Lev P. Pitaevskii, Univ. di Trento (B.E.C.) ``Theory of twophoton Bragg scattering in trapped BoseEinstein condensed gases''  
Robert Byer, Stanford (Laser Accelerators)  
Erich P. Ippen, MIT (Femtosecond) ``Generating and controlling pulses shorter than 2 optical cycles"  
Monday Morning Invited Session 1  
B.E.C.  Quantum Computing and Searching  Femtosecond 
Randy Hulet, Rice University ``Probing the Dynamics of BoseEinstein Condensation by Molecular Spectroscopy'' 
Mary Beth Ruskai, UMassLowell ``Capacity of Quantum Channels'' 
Bill Barletta, LBL ``Femtosecond xray sources'' 
Lorenz Willman, M.I.T. ``Growth and Decay of a Hydrogen Condensate'' 
Stephen Fenner, Univ. of South Carolina ``Quantum Search, Hamiltonians, and Intuition'' 
Wilhelm Becker, MBIBerlin ``Laserinduced nonsequential multiple ionization of atoms: a premium for cooperation'' 
Christopher J. Pethick, NORDITA, Copenhagen ``Macroscopic and microscopic properties of BoseEinstein condensates'' 
Andreas Klappenecker, TAMU ``Symplectic Geometries and Clifford Codes'' 
Jun Ye, JILA ``Subtenfemtosecond active synchronization between two passively modelocked Ti:Sapphire oscillators'' 
 Break   
Monday Morning Plenary Session 2  
Eric Jones, Sandia (Solid State Lighting) ``National White Lighting Initiative: What's it all about?''  
Henry Van Driel (Coherent Control) ``Coherence Control of Semiconductors''  
Monday Morning Invited Session 2  
Coherent Control  Quantum Information  Solid State Lighting 
Moshe Shapiro, Weizmann ``Symmetry Breaking and Chiral Purification by Coherent Control Techniques'' 
D. Averin, SUNY, Stony Brook ``Linear quantum measurements with SET transistor'' 
Dennis Deppe, UT Austin ``Carrier Dynamics of InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dots for Low Power Microcavity Lasers and Light Emitters'' 
Paul Brumer, University of Toronto ``Coherently controlled nanoscale deposition on surfaces'' 
Nick Bigelow, Rochester ``Spinsqueezing in degenerate and nondegenerate atomic vapors: routes to many particle entanglement'' 
Kent Choquette, University of Illinois ``Vertical Cavity Lasers: New light in the information age.'' 
John Holzrichter ``Optical detection of Pathogens'' 
Anders Sorensen, Aarhus Denmark ``Manyparticle entanglement from BoseEinstein condensates'' 
M. D. Pashley, Philips Research ``Achieving White Light Quality Requirements with Solid State Lighting'' 
David Tannor, Weizmann ``Laser Cooling as a Paradigm for Control of Decoherence: A Theory of Purity Increasing Transformations'' 
Daniel Lidar, University of Toronto ``DecoherenceFree Quantum Computation'' 
Dan Botez, University of Wisconsin ``HighPower Alfree Coherent and Incoherent Diode Lasers'' 
Eitan Geva, University of Michigan ``On the performance of quantum heat engines'' 
A. Nurmikko ``Vertical Cavity Blue and Near Ultraviolet Emitters'' 

 Afternoon   
Christophe Salomon, ENS, Paris (B.E.C.) ``Sympathetic cooling of Lithium 6 fermions towards quantum degeneracy''  
I. Walmsley, University of Rochester (Quantum State Preparation and Measurement)  
Ed Fry, TAMU (Ocean Physics) ``A Brillouin lidar for profiling temperature and sound speed in the ocean''  
Monday Evening Invited Session  
B.E.C.  Ocean Physics  Quantum State Preparation and Measurement 
Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT ``Collective enhancement and suppression in BoseEinstein condensates'' 
Ken Voss, University of Miami ``Inwater spectral radiance distribution measurements'' 
Suhail Zubairy, TAMU ``Application of cavity QED to quantum computing'' 
Vitaly Kocharovsky, TAMU ``Canonical Ensemble Quasiparticles and ParticleNumberConserving Theory of BEC'' 
Robert Leathers, NRL Washington ``Analysis of a PointSource Integrating Cavity Absorption Meter'' 
Andrew Funk, University of Oregon ``Nonclassical states of the polarization of optical fields: generation and measurement'' 
Juha Javanainen, UConn ``How fast can you photoassociate a BEC'' 
Linda Mullen ``Modulated Lidar Reveals Underwater Objects'' 
A. Cronin, MIT ``Decoherence rate due to multiple photon scattering in an atom interferometer'' 
Kris Helmerson, NIST ``Photoassociation in a condensate'' 
Mike Contarino, Naval Air Warfare Center ``The "a" "b" "c"s of Lidar Measurement and Theory'' 
Luiz Davidovich ``Direct measurement of Wigner function: probing the quantumclassical transition'' 
Peter E. Nebolsine  
Tuesday January 9 2001  
Tuesday Morning Plenary Session 1  
Vern Schlie, AFRL/DE (High Power Lasers) ``Overview  HEL types, Uses, and Future''  
Szymon Suckewer, Princeton University (New XRay Sources and Applications) ``What is New in XRay Sources and Their Applications?''  
Luigi Lugiato, Università dell'Insubria (Quantum Imaging) ``Spatial entanglement, applications to quantum teleportation of optical images and quantum cryptography''  
Tuesday Morning Invited Session 1  
High Power Lasers  New XRay Sources and Applications  Magnetometry 
G. Manke/G. Hager, AFRL/DE ``Advanced COIL  Physics/chemistry, Uses'' 
Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University ``Recent Progress in the Development and Applications of Discharge Pumped Soft XRay Laser'' 
Dmitry Budker, UC Berkeley ``Nonlinear Faraday Rotation Magnetometry'' 
Bob Rice, BoeingLEOS ``1 kW Yb:Yag Laser Demo'' 
Henry Kapteyn, JILA ``Applied Coherent Controlled Technique for XRay Generation'' 
George R. Welch, TAMU ``Magnetometry in dense coherent media'' 
Todd Rutherford, Stanford ``Scaling Yb:YAG to 1100 kW'' 
Robert Schoenlein, LBNL ``Generation and Applications of Femtosecond Xrays from the Advanced Light Source.'' 
Andrey Matsko, TAMU ``Radiation trapping in coherent media'' 
 Break   
Tuesday Morning Plenary Session 2  
Alexander L. Fetter, Stanford (B.E.C.) ``Stability of a vortex in a dilute trapped BoseEinstein condensate''  
Peter Zory, University of Florida at Gainsville (Quantum Well Lasers) ``Designing interband and intersubband quantum well lasers.''  
Tuesday Morning Invited Session 2  
High Power Lasers  Slow Light  Quantum Well Lasers 
Craig Denman, AFRL/DE ``High Power Fiber Laser Scaling'' 
Ulf Leonhardt, University of St Andrews, Scotland ``Slow light in moving media'' 
Greg Dente, GCD Assoc. ``Quantum Theory of Superlattices: Applications to midIR Lasers'' 
B. Dane / E. Stappaerts, LLNL ``Heat Capacity Nd:YAG High Power Laser  100 KW'' 
Michael Fleischhauer, Univ. of Kaiserslautern ``Slow light and quantum memories for photons'' 
George (GW) Turner, MIT Lincoln ``High Efficiency optically pumped midIR lasers with integrated absorbers'' 
Paul Banks, Gulf Atomic ``Ultrafast Laser  fs/TW'' 
Selim M. Shahriar, MIT ``First Obervation of Ultraslow Group Velocity of Light in a Solid'' 
Luke Lester, CHTM, UNM ``Injection Efficiency and Phonon Bottleneck in Quantum dot lasers'' 
Ananth Dodabalapur, Lucent Tech ``Organic Semiconductor Injection Laser'' 
Yuri Rostovtsev, TAMU ``Frozen light by hot atoms'' 
Dave Gallant, Boeing ``Injection locking properties of angled grating semiconductor lasers'' 
Fam Le Kien, University of ElectroCommunications, Japan ``Slow light in a faroffresonance Raman medium'' 
Benoit Deveaud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne ``Ultrafast dynamics of semiconductor nanostructures'' 

 Afternoon   
Tuesday Evening Plenary Session  
J. Yngvason, Univ. of Vienna (B.E.C.) ``The ground state of a dilute Bose gas: Facts, expectations and open questions''  
Mickhail Lukin, ITAMP (Quantum Optics) ``Trapping and storage of light in matter''  
Victor Klimov, Los Alamos National Labs (Advances in nanostructure optics) ``Multiparticle interactions and optical gain in nanocrystal quantum dots''  
Tuesday Evening Invited Session  
B.E.C., entanglement, and squeezing  Quantum Computing and Searching  Advances in nanostructure optics 
David Feder, NIST ``Dark solitons and vortex rings in trapped Bose condensates'' 
JeanLuc A. Brylinski, Pennsylvania State University ``Invariant theory for n qubits'' 
Hui Cao, North Western University ``Generation of coherent light from disordered nanostructures'' 
Michael G. Moore, ITAMP ``Generating entangled atomphoton pairs from BoseEinstein condensates'' 
Navin Khaneja, Dartmouth ``Time Optimal Control in Quantum information Processing'' 
David Smith, UC San Diego ``Negative refractive index in structured metamaterials'' 
Robin Cote, UConn ``Entanglement with Rydberg atoms'' 
Ranee Brylinski, Pennsylvania State University ``Invariant polynomial functions on systems of qubits'' 
Vladimir Shalaev, NMSU ``Plasmonic Nanomaterials'' 
Mark Hillery ``Quantum Cryptography and Squeezed States'' 
Valy Vardeny, University of Utah ``Laser action in piconjugated polymer films and microcavities'' 

Wednesday January 10 2001  
Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 1  
Joseph W. Haus (Solitons) ``Solitons in Lasers''  
James Gordon (Solitons)  
H. Haus (Solitons)  
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 1  
Solitons  Nonlinear Optics  New XRay Sources and Applications 
Ildar Gabitov ``Dispersion Managed Solitons'' 
Gerard Mourou, University of of Michigan ``Relativistc Nonlinear Optics in the SingleCycle, Single Wavelength Regime'' 
Roger Falcone, UC Berkeley ``Coherent Phonon Observation by Time Resolved XRay Lasers'' 
Herbert Winful ``Raman Gap Solitons'' 
Donald Umstadter, Michigan ``Ultrahighgradient laserplasma accelerators, zero to sixty (MeV) in less than a picosecond'' 
Philip Sprangle, NRL ``Stable Laser Pulse Propatation in Plasma Channels for XRay Lasers'' 
Alejandro Aceves ``Recent progress on pulse propagation in nonlinear optical fiber gratings'' 
Robert Lucht, TAMU ``TimeDependent Numerical Simulation of Polarization Spectroscopy and Degenerate FourWave Mixing'' 
Claudio Pellegrini, UCLA ``XRay Free Electron Laser'' 
 Break   
Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 2  
Linn Mollenauer, Bell Labs (General Interest)  
Rufus L. Cone, Montana State University (Spectroscopy of Solids, with Applications) ``Spectroscopy of Rare Earth Materials from 20 Hz to Hundreds of Electron Volts''  
Wednesday Morning Invited Session 2  
Coherence in Semiconductors  Spectroscopy of Solids, with Applications  New XRay Sources and Applications 
L. J. Sham, U.C. San Diego ``Theory of ultrafast light manipulation of spinexcitons in nanodots for quantum computing'' 
C. W. Thiel, Montana State University ``Systematics of Rare Earth Crystal Band Structure by Photoemission for Design of Laser and Hole Burning Materials'' 
Mike Key, LLNL ``Hard XRay Emission with Petawatt Laser'' 
Gian Salis, UCSB ``Optical manipulation of nuclear spin by a twodimensional electron gas'' 
G. J. Pryde, Montana State University ``Compact Laser Frequency Stabilization at 1.5µm using Spectral Hole Burning'' 
David Attwood, UC Berkeley ``XRay and EUV Radiation for Microscopy and Lithography'' 
Dave Bacon ``Quantum Computing using only the Exchange Interaction'' 
W. R. Babbitt, Montana State University ``Optical Coherent Transient Signal Correlators: Science and Applications'' 
Margaret Murnane ``TimeResolved Observartion of Ultrafast Soft XRay Pulses'' 
Galina Khitrova, University of Arizona ``Quantum Wells Coupled by Light'' 
Markus Pollnau, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ``Spectroscopy of energytransfer processes between rareearth ions in glases and crystals 
Jim Dunn, Livermore talk on Xray laser 
Hyatt M. Gibbs, University of Arizona ``Quantum Correlations in the Nonperturbative Regime of Semiconductor Microcavities'' 
Andrew J. Steckl, University of Cincinnati ``Excitation mechanisms in rareearthdoped GaN electroluminescent structures'' 
Susanne Quabis, Universitat ErlangenNurnberg ``Focussing light to a tighter spot'' 
 Afternoon   
Wednesday Evening Plenary Session  
Carlos Stroud, University of Rochester (Quantum Information) ``Efficient Information Processing in Rydberg Atoms''  
Marlan Scully, TAMU (Quantum Heat Engines) ``Quantum Heat Engines''  
Olga Kocharovskaya, TAMU (Coherence Effects) ``Quantum Coherence Effects: Solids vs. Gases''  
Wednesday Evening Invited Session  
Coherence Effects  Spectroscopy of Solids, with Applications  Nonlinear Optics 
Philip Hemmer, Civ AFRL/SNHC ``Dark Resonances in Solids: Materials Issues and Applications'' 
Aleksander Rebane, Montana State University ``Burning Persistent Spectral Holes By TwoPhoton Absorption'' 
Steve Blair, University of Utah ``Optical microcavity biosensors'' 
Kohzo Hakuta, University of ElectroCommunications, Japan ``Parametric process using strongly driven Raman coherence in solid hydrogen'' 
Kevin Repasky, Montana State University ``Frequency Chirped Diode Laser for Spectral Hole Burning Applications'' 
Dick Slusher, Lucent Technologies ``Slow light in optical waveguide structures'' 
Alexei V. Sokolov, Stanford ``Coherent Control of Multiphoton Ionization on a FewFemtosecond Time Scale'' 
Uwe Happek, The University of Georgia ``Photoconductivity Studies of LiNbO3'' 
Jay Guo, University of Michigan ``Fabrication of Nanoscale Photonic Structures'' 
Yifu Zhu ``Observations of absorptive photon switching and suppression of twophoton absorption in cold atoms'' 
Stefan Kroll ``Implementation of quantum gates in rareearthiondoped inorganic crystals'' 
Frank Wise, Cornell ``Optical Spatiotemporal Solitons'' 
Zameer Hasan, Temple University ``Thin Eu3+: CaS films for coherent control of electronic and nuclear states'' 

Thursday January 11 2001  
Thursday Morning Plenary Session  
Seth Lloyd, MIT (Quantum Computing)  
H. Rabitz, Princeton (Coherent Control) ``Control of Molecular Motion: The Molecule Knows Best''  
Thursday Morning Invited Session 1  
Coherent Control  Coherence Effects  Quantum Computing 
Wendell T. Hill, III ``Hidden Correlation in StrongField DissociativeIonization: A Possible Route for Quantum Control'' 
Boris Zeldovich, CREOL/UCF ``Can the linewidth be much narrower than transition probability?'' 
C. Kompa 
Roland Allen, TAMU ``Mechanisms for Laser Control of Chemical Reactions'' 
Alexey Belyanin, TAMU ``Inversionless lasing with selfgenerated driving fields'' 
Goong Chen, TAMU ``An Exponentially Fast Quantum Search Algorithm'' 
Astrid Mueller, MPQ ``Two Aspects of Ultrafast Photodynamics: Molecular Photoionization and Coherent Control of Molecular Fragmentation and Photoreactions Involving Conical Intersections". 
Susanne Yelin, ITAMP ``Proof and potential of double dark resonances'' 
James Franson ``Quantum logic using photonexchange interactions: theory and experiment'' 
 Break   
Thursday Morning Invited Session 2  
Pulse Propagation  ``Fast'' Light  Wigner Distribution 
Alex Gaeta, Cornell ``SpatioTemporal Collapse Dynamics of Light Pulses'' 
L. J. Wang, NEC ``Negative Group Velocity'' 
Letizia Lo Presti and Lorenzo Galleani ``Application of the Wigner Distribution to nonlinear systems'' 
Neshet Akozbek, AMCOM ``Whitelight continuum generation, filamentation and transverse ring formation during the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses propagating in air'' 
Philip Sprangle, NRL ``Comments on Superluminal Laser Pulse Propagation'' 
Les Atlas ``Fault Analysis of Machines'' 
Jerry Moloney or ChungChieh Cheng, Tucson  Michael Stenner, Duke University ``Quantum limits to superluminal pulse advancement'' 
Patrick Loughlin ``Generalized Wigner Distribution Analysis of Human Balance'' 
Coherence Effects  
JeanClaude Diels, University of New Mexico ``Wimpy filaments in the UV sho more promise than their IR counterpart'' 
Gilbert Hoy ``The coherentpath model of resonant gammaray scattering: answers and questions'' 
Lorenzo Galleani ``The Fiat automobile steering mechanism: a practical application of the Wigner distribution'' 
Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv University ``Vectorial effects in selffocusing and in multiple filamentation'' 
Min Xiao, University of Arkansas ``Atomic Coherence Effects inside an Optical Cavity'' 
Leon Cohen and Lorenzo Galleani ``Wigner Distribution for Classical systems'' 
Quantum Information  
Richard Chang, Yale ``Recent Studies on the Interactions of fsLaser Beam with Micronsized Droplets'' 
Charles Santori, Stanford ``Triggered single photons and polarizationentangled photon pairs from a quantum dot'' 
Mary Rowe, NIST ``Experimental Violation of Bell's Inequalities with Efficient Detection'' 
Gary Carter ``DispersionManaged Solitons at 10, 20, and 40 Gbs'' 
Michael Crenshaw ``On quantization of the field in dielectrics'' 
Janos Bergou, Hunter College CUNY ``The Correlated Emission Laser and the CEL Gyro'' 
Andre Mysyrowicz, Paris ``Selfguided propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in air'' 
Paolo Tombesi ``Complete quantum teleportation exploiting EIT'' 

 Afternoon   
Thursday Evening Plenary Session  
Willem L. Vos, Universiteit van Amsterdam (Photonic Bandgap) ``3D photonic crystals with internal light sources''  
Ron Walsworth, Harvard (NMR technbuqes in physics and medicine) ``Multidisciplinary applications of laserpolarized noble gas NMR''  
Robert W. Boyd, University of Rochester (Nonlinear Optics) ``Nonlinear Optical and Quantum Optical Imaging''  
Thursday Evening Invited Session  
Photonic Bandgap  Quantum Imaging  Quantum Optics 
ShiYao Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University ``Spontaneous emission in anisotropic photonic crystals with an incomplete band gap'' 
Alexander Sergienko ``Hyperentanglement in femtosecond parametric down conversion" 
Mathias Perrin, Institute for Nonlinear Physics in Nice France ``On the collective interaction between radiation and atoms in the presence of recoil and collisions'' 
Thomas W. Mossberg, University of Oregon ``Spontaneous Radiative Decay in a 1D Photonic Bandgap: Experimental study in Erdoped Fiber Bragg Gratings'' 
John Clauser ``RefractiveIndex Imaging and the Talbot effect with polychromatic xrays'' 
Frank Narducci, ONR ``Laser Cooling in a High Finesse Cavity'' 
Chuck Bowden ``Dispersive and Nonlinear Properties of Finite One Dimensional Photonic Band Gap Materials'' 
Yanhua Shih, UMBC ``Quantum entanglement and Lithography'' 
Ben Varcoe, MPQ ``Recent progress on the micromaser'' 
Eugene P. Petrov, NAS Belarus ``Spontaneous emission of dye molecules in bulk and structured dielectric environments'' 
Dmitry Strekalov, JPL ``Twophoton interferometry for highresolution imaging'' 
Jeff Lundeen, University of Toronto ``Nonlinear optics with less than one photon'' 