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Monday 03 June

08.00

Registration and refreshments

09.10

Welcome and introduction

Session 1: OAM phenomenology
Chair: S Barnett, University of Strathclyde, UK

09.20

Analogies between wave optics and quantum mechanics
G Nienhuis, Leiden University, Netherlands

09.50

What is spin to orbit angular momentum transfer?
I Fernandez-Corbaton, Macquarie University, Australia

10.10

Singular phase structure of nano-antenna system
M Coles, University of East Anglia, UK

10.30

Refreshments

11.00

Optical angular momentum and symmetries
R Cameron, Strathclyde University, UK

11.20

Chiral electromagnetic fields
E Hendry, University of Exeter, UK

11.40

Five momenta
M Berry, University of Bristol, UK

12.00

Poster mini talks

13.00

Lunch

Session 2: Vortices in optical, electron and matter waves
Chair: D Andrews, University of East Anglia, UK

14.20

Peculiar rotation of electron vortices in magnetic fields
P Schattschneider, University Service Centre for Electron Microscopy, Austria

14.50

Generation and detection of OAM in electron beams
J Verbeeck, Antwerp University, Belgium

15.10

Manipulation and detection of OAM in electron vortex beams
B McMorran, University of Oregon, USA

15.30

Refreshments

16.00

Controlling the handedness of laser resonators
A Forbes, National Laser Centre, South Africa

16.20

The physics of conserved quantities in classical electrodynamics
B Thide, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden

16.40

Radio applications of OAM states
F Tamburini, University of Padova, Italy

17.00

Poster mini talks

18.00                 

Drinks reception

18.30

Poster session part 1

19.45

Finger buffet

20.30

Poster session part 2


Tuesday 04 June

08.00

Registration

Session 3: OAM Toolbox (Phorbitech)
Chair: M Padgett, University of Glasgow, UK

09.00

Spiral photolithography of azopolymers
L Marrucci, University of Naples, Italy

09.30

Complete experimental toolbox for alignment-free quantum communication
F Sciarrino, University of Rome, Italy

09.50

Integrated vortex beam emitters
S Yu, University of Bristol, UK

10.10

'Twisted' photon entanglement
W Löffler, Leiden University, Netherlands

10.30

Refreshments

11.10

Dimensionality in orbital angular momentum entanglement
J Romero, University of Glasgow, UK

11.30

Biphoton optical vortices
S Walborn, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

11.50

High density atom traps using holographically shaped beams
N Radwell, University of Glasgow, UK

12.10

Quantum nature of radial degree of freedom of paraxial waves
E Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada

12.30

Experimental instability of higher-order optical vortices
M van Exter, Leiden University, Netherlands

13.00

Lunch

Session 4: Vector vortex beams and spin-orbit interactions of light
Chair: F Sciarrino, University of Rome, Italy

14.20

Transverse spin and momentum in evanescent waves
K Bliokh, RIKEN, Japan

14.50

Vector beams
G Milione, City College of New York, USA

15.10

Polarization patterns and singularities of Poincare beams
K Galvez, Colgate University, USA

15.30

Optical and matter vortices and interactions
M Babiker, University of York, UK

15.50

Refreshments

16.20

Singularimetry and topological aberrations
J Götte, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany

16.40

Imprinting skyrmion spin textures in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates
Y Shin, Seoul National University, South Korea

17.00

Exploiting the angular momentum of light in nanophotonics
G Molina-Terriza, Macquarie University, Australia

18.00               

Coaches depart the Burrell Collection

18.30

Drinks reception and conference dinner at the National Piping Centre


Wednesday 05 June

08.30

Registration

Session 5: OAM applications in imaging
Chair: B Boyd, University of Ottawa, Canada and University of Rochester, USA

09.00

Using OAM light for optical imaging
M Ritsch-Marte, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Austria

09.30

Quantitative spiral phase contrast imaging in a stimulated emission depletion microscope
M Guillon, Universite Paris Descartes, France

09.50                     

On the generation and analysis of wave vortices
K Volke-Sepúlveda, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

10.10

Storage and non-collinear retrieval of OAM of light in cold atoms
L Pruvost, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

10.30

Refreshments & guided tour of the Burrell Collection

Session 6: OAM matter interaction
Chair: S Franke-Arnold, University of Glasgow, UK

11.30

Vortex beams and angular momentum of light
H Rubinsztein-Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia

12.00

Structured light fields based on spiral beams - promoting photonic lattices and optical micromanipulation
C Denz, University of Münster, Germany

12.20

Twisted light in nanostructures
N Litchinitser, The State University of New York, USA

12.40

Topological shaping of light by structured thin metal films
E Brasselet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, University of Bordeaux, France

13.00

Lunch

Session 7: OAM applications in quantum information
Chair: L Marrucci, University of Naples, Italy

14.20

The Poincare sphere for OAM: variations on a theme
M Dennis, University of Bristol, UK

14.50

The duality relationship in the presence of post-selection
J Leach, Herit Watt University, UK

15.10

Playing with quantum states, playing with dimensions
J Torres, Institut de Ciences Fotoniques, Spain

15.30

Visualizing quantum state rotations through weak measurements of orbital angular momentum
M Malik, University of Rochester, USA

15.50

Refreshments

16.20

Real-Time Imaging of Quantum Entanglement
R Fickler, University of Vienna, Austria

16.40              

More twists on optical twisters: of helico-conical beams, superpositions
D Z Palima, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

17.00                    

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