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Sym 31  |  Yiquan Wu Crystalline and Amorphous Optical Materials and Photonic Technologies
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Sym 31 Crystalline and Amorphous Optical Materials and Photonic Technologies
Organizer Yiquan Wu Alfred University, USA
Co-Organizer Do Kyung Kim
Zhengyi Fu
Long Zhang
Ying Shi
Liangbi Su
Jian Zhang
Akio Ikesue
Takunori Taira
Dariusz Hreniak
Jasbinder Sanghera
Juejun Hu
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Shanghai University, China
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
World Lab Co., Japan
Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Transparent crystalline and amorphous optical materials have a wide range of applications in the fields of optoelectronics, optics, photonics, defense protection, biosensors, and sustainable energy. The symposium is aimed at providing a forum for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their recent scientific results on a wide variety of topics related to science and engineering issues associated with transparent crystalline and amorphous materials and photonic technologies. An emphasis will also be placed on the fundamental issues to advance our understanding and utilizations of advanced transparent materials and related-devices applied to environment, healthcare, and energy.

Proposed Symposium Topics
• Functionality of transparent crystalline and amorphous materials
• Fundamental sciences of optical transparent materials 
• Photonic and optical transparent materials
• Novel transparent materials design and mechanical properties
• Advanced processing of transparent materials and devices
• Transparent materials for scintillators and spectroscopy
• Optoelectronic transparent materials
• Crystalline and amorphous transparent laser materials
• Optical materials for bioengineering and sustainable energy
• Persistent phosphor materials and their applications
• Crystal/ceramic fiber for solid state laser application
• Mid-infrared application of optical materials
• Modeling and theory computation of optical materials