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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 1st 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 Barcelona 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


  • 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
  • Display Technology


  • 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


Paulo MarquesFCUP / INESC Porto, Portugal
José Martín-PeredaPolytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Roy TaylorImperial College London, 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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the International Journal of Optomechatronics - IJOPT.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

Important Dates

Conference Date:

Regular and Position Paper Submission:
Regular and Position Authors Notification:
Regular and Position Camera Ready and Registration:


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5433
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org/


Paulo RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Andrea Alu, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, United States
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Calvin Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Helder Crespo, FCUP, Portugal
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
A. Datta, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jonathan Doylend, Intel Corporation, United States
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California San Diego, United States
Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Mário Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Amir Gandjbakhche, National Institutes of Health, United States
Marco Gianinetto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Adam Gibson, University College London, United Kingdom
Michael Hochberg, University of Washington, United States
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Flavio Horowitz, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Bormin Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
A. Jha, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Myung Kim, University of South Florida, United States
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ken-Ichi Kitayama, Osaka University, Japan
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Edmund Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Paulo Limão-Vieira, CEFITEC / FCT / UNL, Portugal
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Robert Loce, Xerox Corporation, United States
Nicolas Martin, FEMTO-ST, France
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Idelfonso Monroy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Andrew Moore, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Bill Munro, NTT Basic Res. Labs, Japan
Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Richard Penty, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, United States
Alessandro Restelli, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Alessandro Rizzi, Università di Milano, Italy
Bahaa Saleh, University of Central Florida, United States
Hamed Sari-Sarraf, Texas Tech University, United States
Rajendra Singh, Clemson Univ., United States
Arun Somani, Iowa State University, United States
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Chee Tan, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Naoya Wada, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Ruikang Wang, University of Washington, United States
Alan Wang, Oregon State University, United States
Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Shinji Yamashita, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Changyuan Yu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China
Lin Zhu, Clemson University, United States