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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 Rome 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


Giancarlo RighiniEnrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy
Andrea CusanoUniversity of Sannio, Italy
Manuel CostaUniversidade do Minho, Portugal


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).
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 Series in Optical Sciences.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 27 - 29 February, 2016

Paper Submission: October 21, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 26, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 14, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 9, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 4, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 9, 2015 (expired)
Paper Submission: November 23, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 14, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 21, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 21, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 28, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 4, 2016 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: March 7, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: May 3, 2016 (expired)


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org/


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


Paulo RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Kamal Alameh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
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
Alexander Argyros, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sidney, Australia
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Jhon Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Morten Bache, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Vanderlei Bagnato, Instituto de Física de São Carlos/ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
Pedro Barquinha, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Alessandro Bettini, Università di Padova, Italy
Wojtek Bock, Université du Quebec Outaouais, Canada
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Svetlana Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Sophie Bouchoule, CNRS, France
Özdal Boyraz, University of California, Irvine, United States
Remy Braive, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures/CNRS, France
Giovanni Breglio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Mark Brongersma, Stanford University, United States
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
Patrice Camy, CIMAP Laboratory, France
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Maurizio Casalino, IMM, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Eric Cassan, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologie (UMR 9001), Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Calvin Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Sima Chaotan, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Vladimir Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, University "Roma Tre", Italy
Olinda Conde, University of Lisbon, Laser Surface Processing Laboratory, Portugal
François Courvoisier, FEMTO-ST CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Yujie Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Ivan Divliansky, University of Central Florida - College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, United States
Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
John Donegan, Trinity College, Ireland
Manuel dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Abdulhakem Elezzabi, University of Alberta, Canada
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Paulo Fiadeiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
José Figueiredo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luca Fiorani, Researcher at ENEA - Professor at "Lumsa", "Roma Tre" and "Tor Vergata" Universities, Italy
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto, Portugal
Alberto Garcia, Instituto de Física dos Materiais da Universidade do Porto, Spain
Ivana Gasulla, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 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
Giuseppe Grosso, Universita' di Pisa, Italy
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Mircea Guina, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Joseph Haus, University of Dayton, United States
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Iwao Hosako, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Silvia Huguet, IFAC- N. Carrara Institute of Applied Physics / C.N.R., Italy
Nicolae Hurduc, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
Augusto 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
Miroslaw Karpierz, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Henryk Kasprzak, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
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
Shoichi Kubodera, Soka University, Japan
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Matthieu Lancry, Universite de Paris Sud, France
Eric Larkins, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Emma Lazzeri, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Paulo Limão-Vieira, CEFITEC / FCT / UNL, Portugal
Madalena Lira, University of Minho, Portugal
Longin Lisetski, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yan-qing Lu, Nanjing University, China
Mohd Mahdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hervé Maillotte, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Edwin Marengo, Northeastern University, United States
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Cicero Martelli, Federal University of Technology – Parana, Brazil
Nicolas Martin, FEMTO-ST, France
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Paulo Miranda, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Arnan Mitchell, RMIT University, Australia
Makoto Naruse, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Vasant Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Phyllis Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
An Nguyen, Infinera, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Jisha Pannian, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia
Alfons Penzkofer, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Luís Pereira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Peretti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Rosa Perez Herrera, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Francisco Pérez-Ocón, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Angela Piegari, ENEA, Italy
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Alessandro Restelli, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Alessandro Rizzi, Università di Milano, Italy
José Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Murilo Romero, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, CLPU, Spain
Luigi Rovati, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Christian Seassal, CNRS-University of Lyon, France
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Ronaldo Silva, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Ladislav Tichy, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Swee Tjin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Din-Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Graham Turnbull, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Eszter Udvary, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
M. Ünlü, Boston University, United States
Carlos Vicente, IDMEC - IST, Portugal
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State University, United States
James Wilkinson, Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jingshown Wu, Networked Communications Program (NCP), Taiwan, Republic of China
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China
Minghong Yang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
He-Ping Zeng, East China Normal University, China
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom