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PHOTOPTICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Optics has a long and distinct tradition among physical sciences. Ever-present throughout human history, optical systems and phenomena have been subject of interest in all cultures and epochs, from the ancient times of geometrical optics, across the works of Alhazen, Kepler, Descartes, Newton, Huygens, Young, Fresnel, Poisson and many others, to the electromagnetic theory synthesis of Maxwell, culminating in the quantum mechanics revolution of the first half of the 20th century which has come to pave the way for modern laser and photonics technologies. Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, with an ever-increasing number of applications covering medical sciences (vision technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging, drug delivery or cancer photothermal therapies), 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 essential to perform applied research in areas such as chemistry biology or medicine, 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 edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Scientific researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us and present their work on new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, as well as general survey papers indicating future directions. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published on the Proceedings of PHOTOPTICS, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Both full research and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions. Companies interested in presenting their products or methodologies or even researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Biomedical and Therapeutic Laser Applications
  • Fiber Lasers and Applications
  • Laser Spectroscopy and Microscopy
  • Quantum Electronics and Laser Science
  • Quantum Information and Communication
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
  • Laser Manufacturing Technology and Processes


  • Adaptive Optics
  • Applied Industrial Optics
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Light-Matter Interaction
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Optical Instrumentation and Signal Processing
  • Optical Materials and Devices
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology


  • Fiber Optics Devices
  • Fast and Ultrafast Photonics
  • Microphotonics, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
  • Organic and Bio-Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors, Displays and Imaging
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonics for Energy, Green Photonics and Smart Lighting
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum Dots
  • Machine Learning in Photonic Systems


PHOTOPTICS 2025 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 February, 2025

Paper Submission: October 2, 2024
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 20, 2024

Paper Submission: November 13, 2024
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 13, 2025

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2024
Paper Submission: December 18, 2024
Authors Notification: January 14, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2025

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2024
Paper Submission: December 18, 2024
Authors Notification: January 14, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2025

Tutorial Proposal: January 17, 2025

Demo Proposal: January 17, 2025

Panel Proposal: January 17, 2025


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Pablo AlbellaFacultad de Ciencias, University of Cantabria, Spain
Paulo António RibeiroDepartment of Physics, LIBPhys, Portugal


Agostino IadiciccoDepartment of Engineering, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Maria RaposoLIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal


Manuel Abreu, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
HAMED ALIPOUR BANAEI, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Marco Anni, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi", University of Salento, Italy
Andrés Aragoneses, Physics, Whitman College, United States
Benfeng Bai, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, China
John Ballato, Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, United States
Almut Beige, Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Romeo Bernini, Institute for Electromagnetic Monitoring of the Environment (IREA), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Paolo Biagioni, Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wojtek J. Bock, Independent Researcher, Canada
Aldario C. Bordonalli, University of Campinas, Brazil
Daniele Bortoli, Physics, University of Evora, Portugal
Humeyra Caglayan, Physics, Tampere University, Finland
John Canning, Laseire Pty Ltd, Australia
Eric Cassan, Paris-Saclay university, France
Zhao Changming, School of Optics & Photonics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dominique Chiaroni, IP and Optical Networks, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, ECE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
C. W. Chow, Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Giampiero Contestabile, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Andrea Cusano, Engineering Dept, University of Sannio, Italy
Emiliano Descrovi, Applied Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Nathalie Destouches, Laboratory Hubert Curien, UJM, France
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Dominik Dorosz, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Manuel P. dos Santos, Dept. Física - ECT - Univ. Évora, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Flavio Esposito, Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Sergio Fantini, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, United States
José Figueiredo, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Orlando Frazao, INESC TEC, Portugal
Marija Furdek, Communication Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rahul Gangwar, Department of Applied Physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India
Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Ana Isabel Gomez, Applied Physics, Faculty of Physics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Peter Horak, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Optics, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
A. Jha, Advanced Materials Research, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Nirmala Kandadai, Oregon State University, United States
Vincent Kermene, Photonics, Université de Limoges, XLIM Research Institute, France
Jun Ki Kim, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Korea, Republic of
Sangin Kim, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Alexander Kir'yanov, Fotonica, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Wei Lee, Institute of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hervé Maillotte, Département d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Rainer Martini, Dept. of Physics & Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Cleber Mendonça, FCM, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Amalia Miliou, Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Graça Minas, Dep. of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, Portugal
Lino Misoguti, Physics and Material Science, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mario I. Molina, Physics, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Phyllis R. Nelson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
Claudio J. Oton, Institute of Mechanical Intelligence, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Domenico Pacifici, School of Engineering and Department of Physics, Brown University, United States
Luca Palmieri, Department of Information Engineering , University of Padua, Italy
Zhongqi Pan, University of Louisiana, United States
Stefano Pelli, Independent Researcher, Italy
Luíz Pereira, Dept. F�sica - Univ. Aveiro, Portugal
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Ryszard Piramidowicz, Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Marco Pisco, University of Sannio, Italy
Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada
Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Guillermo Romero, Department of Physics, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile
Ali Rostami, Electrical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sourabh Roy, Physics, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
François Sanchez, Laboratory of Photonics, University of Angers, France
Luca Schenato, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Hossam Selmy, Engineering Applications of Laser, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science, Cairo University, Egypt
Yu Gang Shee, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China
Leon Shterengas, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University, United States
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Patrick Steglich, Photonics, Laser and Plasmatechnologies, Technical University of Applied Science Wildau, Germany
Harish Subbaraman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, United States
Antreas Theodosiou, Photonics Research Center, Lumoscribe, Cyprus
Ashok K. Turuk, Department of Computer Science and Engineering , National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
Jürgen Van Erps, Applied Physics and Photonics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Martin Virte, Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jean Pierre von der Weid, Center for Telecommunications studies, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Xu  Wang, EPS, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
Qiang Wu, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Rozalina Zakaria, Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Yichen Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Lin Zhu, Clemson University, United States