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Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, with an ever-increasing number of applications covering medical sciences (vision technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses, spectrometers), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (from cutting, welding to precision metrology) and military/weaponry technology, to name but a few examples. Furthermore, laser and optical technology are in general absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools. The success of optical systems and technologies in high-end scientific research has also found its way into everyday consumer products such as printers, displays, discs, cameras and eyeglasses, not to forget that optical fiber is crucial to telecommunications in general and internet in particular. This 10th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects.

Conference Areas

1 . Lasers

2 . Optics

3 . Photonics

Conference Co-chairs

Pablo AlbellaUniversity of Cantabria, Spain
Paulo António RibeiroLIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal


Domenico de CegliaUniversity of Padova, Italy
Maria RaposoLIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal


Orlando FrazaoINESC TEC, Portugal
Jean–Luc AdamUniversité de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
I. StaudeAbbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Irina LarinaBaylor College of Medicine, United States
David AndrewsUniversity of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Klaus PetermannTechnische Universität Berlin, Germany

Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe StrangiCase Western Reserve University, USA, and CNR-NANOTEC, University of Calabria, Italy
Romain QuidantETH Zürich, Switzerland
Rachel GrangeETH Zurich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Optical Nanomaterial Group, Switzerland
Harald Giessen4. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Germany


Special Sessions

Science and Technology Publications, Lda

All papers presented at the conference venue
will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library
(consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

Journal of Optics

A short list of best papers will be invited for
publication of extended and revised versions
in a special issue of the Journal of Optics

In Cooperation with:

Proceedings will be submitted for evaluation for indexing by: