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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 greco-roman times of geometrical optics, across the works of Kepler, Descartes, Newton and many others, to the electromagnetic theory synthesis of Maxwell, culminating in the quantum mechanics revolution of the 1st 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 technology, surgical instrumentation), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (cutting and precision measurement) and military/weapons technology, to name but a few examples. Furthermore, laser and optical technology in general are absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools. The success of optical systems and tecnhologies 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 3rd edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us in Berlin 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/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Avaliable soon.


Ludger WösteFreie Universität Berlin, Germany
Orlando FrazãoINESC Porto, Portugal
Klaus PetermannTechnische Universität Berlin, Germany
João MagueijoImperial College London, United Kingdom
Wolfgang SchadeClausthal University of Technology, Germany


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer Proceedings in Physics.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 12 - 14 March, 2015

Paper Submission: November 10, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 19, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 12, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 8, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 5, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 12, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 2, 2014 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 5, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 23, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 13, 2014 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 23, 2014 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 23, 2014 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 23, 2014 (expired)


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The wonderful Mövenpick Hotel Berlin, located in the city Centre of Berlin (at Potsdamer Platz) was the chosen Venue to host the conference.

The building was a former Siemens building completely renovated although it still preserves some features of its earlier design. The recent renovations paid close attention to design and detail and resulted in the modern interiors with classic accents.

In this 4-Star Superior Hotel, the Mövenpick Hotel Berlin staff is very happy to welcome all guests in the 243 hotel rooms, 12 event and meeting rooms, gym, sauna, restaurant and bar.


Paulo António RibeiroLIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal


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
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
António Amorim, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fortunato T. Arecchi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Alexander Argyros, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sidney, Australia
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Jhon M. Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Roel Baets, Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
Naci Balkan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Pedro Barquinha, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Henri Benisty, Institut d´Optique, France
Oliver Benson, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Gennady P. Berman, , United States
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Remy Braive, , France
Gilberto Brambilla, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Enrique C. Camus, , Mexico
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Carja, Technical University Gh.Asachi of Iasi, Romania
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Calvin K. Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jiajia Chen, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Gabriella Cipparrone, , Italy
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Michael J. Connelly, University of Limerick, Ireland
François Courvoisier, FEMTO-ST CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Yiping Cui, Southeast University, China
Mireille Cuniot-Ponsard, , France
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Nara de Souza, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Brazil
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Hilmi V. Demir, Bilkent University, Turkey
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Ivan Divliansky, University of Central Florida - College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, United States
Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Chen-Yuan Dong, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Manuel P. dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Arnaud Dubois, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique, France
Sadik Esener, UCSD - University of California at San Diego, United States
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Mário S. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo T. Fiadeiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Hugo H. Figueroa, , Brazil
Maria Flores Arias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Norbert Frühauf, Institute for Large Area Microelectronics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Alberto Garcia, Instituto de Física dos Materiais da Universidade do Porto, Spain
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Malte Gather, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Marco Gianinetto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Antonio Gizzi Leonida, INO - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Italy
Guillaume Gomard, Light Technology Institute, Germany
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Bob Guenther, Duke University, United States
Vasco Guerra, Departamento de Física Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Gregory Herman, Oregon State University, United States
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Werner Hofmann, Center of Nanophotonics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Seppo Honkanen, , Finland
Mark Hopkinson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wen-Feng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nicolae Hurduc, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Augusto A. Iribarren-Alfonso, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Military University of Technology, Poland
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
José J. Joatan Rodrigues Jr, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Igor Jovanovic, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Yoshiaki Kanamori, Tohoku University, Japan
Fumihiko Kannari, Keio University, Japan
Pentti Karioja, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Christian Karnutsch, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Germany
Henryk Kasprzak, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefan Kirstein, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Stanislaw Klosowicz, Military University of Technology, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry Warsaw, Poland
Lyubomir Kovachev, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Leonid Krivitsky, , Singapore
Shoichi Kubodera, Soka University, Japan
Markku Kuittinen, , Finland
Vladimir D. Kulakovsky, Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Martin J. Leahy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Wei Lee, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Carmen M. Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Mohd A. Mahdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hervé Maillotte, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Vladimir Makin, Institute for Nuclear Energetic, Russian Federation
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Paulo Marques, FCUP / INESC Porto, Portugal
Manuel B. Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Nicolas Martin, , France
Rodrigo Martins, Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Roberto Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Canada
Bill Munro, , Japan
Phyllis R. Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Rogério N. Nogueira, , Portugal
Pál Ormos, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles, United States
Ayca Y. Ozkumur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemical Engineering, Turkey
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Jisha C. Pannian, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Emmanuel Paspalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
Johannes Pedarnig, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Alfons Penzkofer, Universität Regensburg, Germany
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Alexander N. Pisarchik, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Edwin B. Pun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Weiping Qin, Jilin University, China
Jianrong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
Fabrice Raineri, , France
Roberta Ramponi, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Milano Leonardo, Italy
Alessandro Restelli, , United States
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Alessandro Rizzi, , Italy
Ana Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, CLPU, Spain
Ali Rostami, University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Carlos Saavedra, Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Chile
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Bouchta Sahraoui, University of Angers, UFR of Sciences, France
Marco Salerno, , Italy
Elisa Sani, , Italy
Luís Santos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
K. A. Shore, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Alan Shore, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Josmary Silva, , Brazil
Stefan Sinzinger, Technische Univ. Ilmenau, Germany
Peter G. Smith, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Xiao W. Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Takenobu Suzuki, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
João S. Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Roy Taylor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
António Teixeira, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Ladislav Tichy, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Swee C. Tjin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
José Roberto Tozoni, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
Alessandro Tredicucci, Università di Pisa, Italy
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Graham A. Turnbull, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Pasi Vahimaa, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Rui Vilar, , Portugal
Naoya Wada, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Ruikang K. Wang, University of Washington, United States
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jingshown Wu, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Jiangtao Xi, University of Wollongong Northfields, Australia
Preecha Yupapin, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
He-Ping Zeng, East China Normal University, China
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom
Xin-Liang Zhang, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Chao Zhou, Lehigh University, United States
Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China