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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


Jaime Gómez RivasEindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Olivier MartinÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Monika Ritsch-MarteMedical University of Innsbruck, Austria


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: 21 - 23 February, 2024

Paper Submission: October 26, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 5, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 19, 2023

Paper Submission: November 22, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 22, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2024


Paper Submission: December 15, 2023
Authors Notification:
January 8, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 15, 2024

Workshop Proposal: October 20, 2023 (expired)
Paper Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 20, 2023 (expired)
Paper Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: January 12, 2024

Demo Proposal: January 12, 2024

Panel Proposal: January 12, 2024

Abstract Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024


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


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hote Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


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


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


Hamed Alipour-Banaei, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Andrés Aragoneses, Whitman College, United States
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
Randy A Bartels, Morgridge Institute, Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison, United States
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Walter Belardi, Università degli studi di Parma, Italy
Paolo Biagioni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wojtek J. Bock, Independent Researcher, Canada
Daniele Bortoli, University of Evora, Portugal
Sonia Boscolo, Aston University, United Kingdom
Humeyra Caglayan, Tampere University, Finland
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Carja, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Eric Cassan, Paris-Saclay university, France
Christophe Caucheteur, University of Mons, Belgium
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Zhigang Chen, Nankai University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ernesto Ciaramella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Ignacio Del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Maciej Dems, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Emiliano Descrovi, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Andrea Di Falco, St Andrews University, United Kingdom
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Silvano Donati, University of Pavia, Italy
Manuel P. dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Orlando Frazao, INESC TEC, Portugal
Katia Gallo, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Ana Isabel Gomez, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mircea D. Guina, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Sulaiman W. Harun, University of Malaya, Malaysia
A. Jha, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Nirmala Kandadai, Oregon State University, United States
Sangin Kim, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Alexander Kir'yanov, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Thomas F Krauss, The University of York, United Kingdom
Puxiang Lai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Wei Lee, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ming-Chang M. Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Graça Minas, University of Minho, Portugal
Lino Misoguti, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mario I. Molina, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Claudio J. Oton, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Domenico Pacifici, Brown University, United States
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
Gary Pickrell, Virginia Tech, United States
Ryszard Piramidowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Marco Pisco, University of Sannio, Italy
Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Dalhousie University, Canada
Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ali Rostami, University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Massimiliano F. Sacchi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Caesar Saloma, University of the Philippines, Philippines
François Sanchez, University of Angers, France
Francesco Scotognella, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Peyman Servati, University of British Columbia, Canada
Yu Gang Shee, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Yunlong Sheng, University Laval - Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers, Canada
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China
Leon Shterengas, Stony Brook University, United States
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Stefan Skupin, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France
Irina T. Sorokina, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Harish Subbaraman, Oregon State University, United States
Jürgen Van Erps, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jean Pierre von der Weid, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Zijie Yan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Rozalina Zakaria, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Yichen Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China