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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 4th 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:



  • Adaptative Optics
  • Optometry
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Vision and Color
  • Photorefractive Effects, Materials and Devices
  • Optical Materials and Devices
  • Light-matter Interaction
  • Opto-Mechatronics
  • Applied Industrial Optics


  • Display Technology and Holography
  • Organic and Bio-photonics
  • Optogenetics
  • MOEMS-MEMS and Nanophotonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Photonics for Energy
  • Power Photonics
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Communications and Switching Photonics
  • Ultrafast Electronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Green Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Fiber Optics devices
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum dots
  • Metamaterials


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


PHOTOPTICS 2016 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 17 - 19 February, 2016

Paper Submission: September 8, 2015
Authors Notification:
November 26, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 14, 2015

Paper Submission: October 29, 2015
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2015

Workshop Proposal: September 9, 2015

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 3, 2015
Authors Notification: December 11, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2015

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 21, 2015
Paper Submission: November 23, 2015
Paper Submission: November 23, 2015 (extended)
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 17, 2015

Tutorial Proposal: October 14, 2015

Demo Proposal: October 14, 2015

Panel Proposal: October 14, 2015


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/


Available soon.


Paulo A. RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Boris A. Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hugo Águas, CENIMAT:I3N, Portugal
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Alexander Argyros, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sidney, Australia
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Morten Bache, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Pedro Barquinha, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Calvin C K Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France
Swee Chuan Tjin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
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
Jonathan Doylend, Intel Corporation, United States
Arnaud Dubois, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique, France
Eduardo Ducla-Soares, Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica, Portugal
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
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto, Portugal
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Alberto Garcia, Instituto de Física dos Materiais da Universidade do Porto, Spain
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
Guillaume Gomard, Light Technology Institute, Germany
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Seppo Honkanen, Institute of Photonics, Finland
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wen-Feng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Bormin Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
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
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Phil Jones, Optical Tweezers Group, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, University College London, United Kingdom
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
Lyubomir Kovachev, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, pennsylvania state university, United States
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Milton S. F. Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Paulo Limão-Vieira, CEFITEC / FCT / UNL, Portugal
Madalena Lira, Departamento de Física da Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Yan-qing Lu, Nanjing University, China
Nicolas Martin, FEMTO-ST, France
Jhon Fredy Martinez Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paulo Miranda, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Bill Munro, NTT Basic Res. Labs, Japan
Vasant Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Eduardo Nunes-Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal
Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles, United States
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
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
Manuel Pereira dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Rosa Ana Perez Herrera, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Aveiro, Portugal
David Plant, McGill University, Canada
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
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
David Schmool, Université de Perpignan, France
Susana Silva, INESC, Portugal
Peter G.R. Smith, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
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
António Teixeira, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Ladislav Tichy, IMC ASCR, Czech Republic
Paulo Torrão Fiadeiro, Centro de Óptica, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Graham A. Turnbull, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State Univ., United States
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jingshown Wu, Networked Communications Program (NCP), Taiwan
Preecha Yupapin, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom
Chao Zhou, Lehigh University, United States

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