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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.


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:



  • Fiber Optics
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Artificial Vision
  • Photorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices
  • System Reliability and Security
  • Optical Materials


  • Display Technology
  • Organic and Bio-photonics
  • MEMS and Nanophotonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Power Photonics
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonic in Communications and Switching
  • Ultrafast Electronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Green Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Nonlinear Optics


  • High Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena
  • Quantum Electronics and Laser Science
  • Quantum Information and Measurement
  • Biomedical and Therapeutic Laser Applications
  • Optoelectronics
  • Laser Microscopy
  • Fiber Lasers and Applications
  • Waveguide Lasers
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
  • Weapons and Military Technology
  • Plasma Technologies


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.


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)
Paper Submission: December 23, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 13, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 21, 2015 (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
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org/


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 A. RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Manuel Abreu, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
K. Alan Shore, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
António Amorim, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Alexander Argyros, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sidney, Australia
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
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
Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Remy Braive, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures/CNRS, France
Gilberto Brambilla, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
John Canning, University of Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Carja, Technical University Gh.Asachi of Iasi, Romania
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Enrique Castro Camus, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C., Mexico
Calvin C K Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jisha Chandroth Pannian, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Jiajia Chen, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France
Swee Chuan Tjin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gabriella Cipparrone, Università degli Studi della Calabria, 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, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique, C.N.R.S., France
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Nara de Souza, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Brazil
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
Ivan Divliansky, Laboratory at the College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL at UCF, United States
Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Chen-Yuan Dong, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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
Mário F. S. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Maria Flores Arias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Norbert Frühauf, Institute for Large Area Microelectronics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Alberto Garcia, Instituto de Física dos Materiais da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, 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
Hugo Hernandez Figueroa, UNICAMP, Brazil
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Werner Hofmann, Center of Nanophotonics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Seppo Honkanen, Institute of Photonics, Finland
Mark Hopkinson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wen-Feng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
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
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Martin J. Leahy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Military University of Technology,, Poland
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Jovanovic, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Ruikang K. Wang, University of Washington, 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 Technology, Poland
Young-Jin Kim, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, Korea, Republic of
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, Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Shoichi Kubodera, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Markku Kuittinen, Institute of Photonics, Finland
Vladimir Dmitrievitsh Kulakovsky, Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Milton S. F. Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
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 Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Nicolas Martin, FEMTO-ST, France
Jhon Fredy Martinez Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Rodrigo Martins, Departamento de Ciências dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Carmen Mas Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
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, NTT Basic Res. Labs, Japan
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Rogério N. Nogueira, Institute of Telecommunications - Aveiro, 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
Gennady P. Berman, Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Consortium, United States
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, 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
Manuel Pereira dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Alexander N. Pisarchik, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Weiping Qin, Jilin University, China
Jianrong Qiu, South China University of Technology, China
Phyllis R. Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
Fabrice Raineri, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, France
Roberta Ramponi, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Milano Leonardo, Italy
Alessandro Restelli, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Alessandro Rizzi, Università di Milano, Italy
Ana Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal
José Joatan Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, 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, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Elisa Sani, INO - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Italy
Luís Santos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Schmool, University of Perpignan/CNRS in France, France
David Schmool, Université de Perpignan, France
Alan Shore, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Josmary Silva, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso-Campus Universitário do Araguaia, Brazil
Stefan Sinzinger, Technische Univ. Ilmenau, Germany
Peter G.R. 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
Takenobu Suzuki, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
João Manuel R. 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, IMC ASCR, Czech Republic
Fortunato Tito Arecchi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Paulo Torrão Fiadeiro, Centro de Óptica, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
José Roberto Tozoni, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
Alessandro Tredicucci, Università di Pisa, Italy
Graham A. Turnbull, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Pasi Vahimaa, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Rui Vilar, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Hilmi Volkan Demir, Bilkent University, Turkey
Naoya Wada, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Xiao Wei Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jingshown Wu, Networked Communications Program (NCP), Taiwan
Jiangtao Xi, University of Wollongong Northfields, Australia
Ayca Yalcin Ozkumur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemical Engineering, Turkey
Edwin Yue Bun Pun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Preecha Yupapin, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
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