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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 5th 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 Porto 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:



  • Adaptive 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
  • Photorefractive Effects, Materials and Devices
  • Optical Materials and Devices
  • Light-matter Interaction
  • Applied Industrial Optics


  • Organic and Bio-photonics
  • Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy
  • Molecular energy transfer and light harvesting
  • Nanophotonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum dots
  • Photonics for Energy
  • 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 and Photonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optogenetics
  • Optofluidics


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


José Luís SantosUniversidade do Porto, Portugal
Jean–Luc AdamUniversité de Rennes 1, France
David J. RicharsonUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom


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 ( 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 papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Optics Communications Journal.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer Series in Optical Sciences (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 27 February - 1 March, 2017

Paper Submission: October 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 22, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 5, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 28, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017

Workshop Proposal: October 28, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 19, 2016
Authors Notification: December 30, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration: January 11, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 16, 2016 (expired)
Paper Submission: December 14, 2016
Authors Notification: December 28, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: December 22, 2016

Demo Proposal: December 22, 2016

Panel Proposal: December 22, 2016


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


David AndrewsUniversity of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Paulo A. RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Boris A. Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Edwin A. Marengo, Northeastern University, United States
Hugo Águas, CENIMAT:I3N, Portugal
Selçuk Aktürk, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
Marcio Alencar, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Hakan Altan, Terahertz Research Laboratory, Physics Department, METU, Turkey
António Amorim, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Jana B. Nieder, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (IWM), Germany
Morten Bache, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Vadim Backman, Northwestern University, United States
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
John Ballato, Clemson University, United States
István Bányász, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Sophie Bouchoule, CNRS, France
Remy Braive, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures/CNRS, France
Giovanni Breglio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Neil Broderick, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Alexandre Cabral, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giampaolo Campana, Università di Bologna, Italy
John Canning, University of Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Carja, Technical University Gh.Asachi of Iasi, Romania
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Maurizio Casalino, IMM, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Eric Cassan, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (UMR 8622), Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Christophe Caucheteur, University of Mons, Belgium
Calvin C. K. Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jisha Chandroth Pannian, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Connie Chang-Hasnain, University of California Berkeley, United States
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Sima Chaotan, Huazhong University os Science &Technology, China
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, University of Rome "Roma Tre", Italy
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Silvia Conforto, Roma Tre, Italy
Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IMM-CNR), Italy
Manuel Filipe Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Helder Crespo, FCUP, Portugal
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Mircea D. Guina, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Judith M. Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Jean-Marc Delavaux, Cybel, LLC, United States
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Arif Demir, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Andrea Di Falco, St Andrews University, United Kingdom
Maria Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Ivan Divliansky, Laboratory at the College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL at UCF, United States
Chen-Yuan Dong, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jonathan Doylend, Intel Corporation, United States
Kamal E. Alameh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
John F. Donegan, Trinity College, Ireland
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Maurizio Ferrari, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Insutute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy
Quirina Ferreira, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Mário F. S. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Henryk Fiedorowicz, Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Poland
José Figueiredo, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Luca Fiorani, Researcher at ENEA - Professor at "Lumsa", "Roma Tre" and "Tor Vergata" Universities, Italy
Maria Flores Arias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto, Portugal
Mikhail G. Brik, University of Tartu, Estonia
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ivana Gasulla, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgaria
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
Haim Grebel, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Joseph W. Haus, University of Dayton, United States
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Charles Hirlimann, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, France
Werner Hofmann, Center of Nanophotonics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Iwao Hosako, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Wen-Feng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Nicolae Hurduc, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
Augusto A. Iribarren Alfonso, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
M. Nazrul Islam, Farmingdale State University of New York, United States
Wojtek J. Bock, Université du Quebec Outaouais, Canada
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
David J. Hagan, University of Central Florida, United States
Henri J. Lezec, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States, United States
Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Military University of Technology, Poland
Ki-Hun Jeong, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Phil Jones, Optical Tweezers Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
R. K. Thareja, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Kanpur, India
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
Miroslaw A. Karpierz, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Henryk Kasprzak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Gerd Keiser, Photonics Comm. Solutions Inc., United States
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chulhong Kim, POSTECH, Korea, Republic of
Alper Kiraz, Koç University, Turkey
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
Tomasz Kozacki, Warsaw University of Technology–(WUT) Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics (IMiF) - Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (IMiO), Poland
Leonid Krivitsky, Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Shoichi Kubodera, Soka University, Japan
Alexis Kudryashov, Insitute of Atmospheric Optics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Luigi L. Rovati, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Emma Lazzeri, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Erich Leitgeb, University of Technology Graz, Austria
Ming Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Milton S. F. Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
João Carlos Lima, REQUIMTE-LAQV, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Paulo Limão-Vieira, CEFITEC / FCT / UNL, Portugal
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Madalena Lira, Departamento de Física da Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Yan-qing Lu, Nanjing University, China
Laura M. Lechuga, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Cicero Martelli, Federal University of Technology – Parana, Brazil
Jhon Fredy Martinez Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Robert Minasian, The University of Sydney, Australia
Silvia Mittler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Teresa Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Monteiro, Optical Communications and Photonics – Av, Portugal
Joaquim Neto Murta, Faculty Medicine, University Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, Portugal
Armando Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Eduardo Nunes-Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal
Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Luca Palmieri, University of Padua, Italy
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Matteo G. A. Paris, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
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
Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Johannes Pedarnig, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Luís Pereira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Manuel Pereira dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Peretti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Rosa Ana Perez Herrera, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Francisco Pérez-Ocón, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Ulf Peschel, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Wiktor Piecek, Military University of Technology,, Poland
Wiktor Piecek, Military University of Technology,, Poland
Angela Piegari, ENEA, Italy
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Aveiro, Portugal
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Alexander Popov, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Satya Prasad Majumder, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Min Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
Jianrong Qiu, South China University of Technology, China
Phyllis R. Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ioannis Raptis, Nat. Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Giancarlo C. Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy
Ana Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal
José Joatan Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Murilo Romero, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, CLPU, Spain
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
Susana Sério, CEFITEC, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester, United States
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China
Ronaldo Silva, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Josmary Silva, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso-Campus Universitário do Araguaia, Brazil
Stefan Sinzinger, Technische Univ. Ilmenau, Germany
Javier Solis, Laser Processing Group - LPG, Spain
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Silvia Soria Huguet, IFAC- N. Carrara Institute of Applied Physics / C.N.R., Italy
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Kate Sugden, Aston University, United Kingdom
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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
Paulo Torrão Fiadeiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
José Roberto Tozoni, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
James Trolinger, MetroLaser, United States
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Moshe Tur, Tel Aviv University, Israel
M. Selim Ünlü, Boston University, United States
Svetlana V. Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Mathias Vanwolleghem, Institut d' Electronique, Microelectronique et Nanotechnologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Carlos M. S. Vicente, Instituto de Telecomunicações and CICECO - Aveiro, Portugal
Nirmal Viswanathan, University of Hyderabad, India
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State Univ., United States
Xiao Wei Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China
Lianxiang Yang, Oakland University, Rochester, United States
Minghong Yang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Kiyotoshi Yasumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Abdulhakem Youssef Elezzabi, University of Alberta, Canada
Preecha Yupapin, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
He-Ping Zeng, East China Normal University, China
Xin-Liang Zhang, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom
Shuqun Zhang, City University of New York, United States
Chao Zhou, Lehigh University, United States