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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 6th 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 Funchal, Madeira 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:



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


  • Adaptive Optics
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Optometry
  • Photorefractive Effects, Materials and Devices
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
  • Applied Industrial Optics
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Light-Matter Interaction
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optical Materials and Devices


  • Communications and Switching Photonics
  • Optofluidics
  • Optogenetics
  • Organic and Bio-Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonics for Energy
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum Dots
  • Ultrafast Electronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Fiber Optics Devices
  • Green Photonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Molecular Energy Transfer and Light Harvesting
  • Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy
  • Nanophotonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics


Maurizio FerrariNational Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy
Kevin MacDonaldOptoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Bill GrahamQueens University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Pablo AlbellaUniversity of Cantabria, Spain


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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 January, 2018

Paper Submission: September 12, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 20, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 3, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 9, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: November 14, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Open Communications
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Authors Notification: November 29, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 19, 2018 (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/


The beautiful Funchal town is situated on the wonderful Madeira Island, and is the archipelago capital, nowadays the major touristic, cultural, artistic and politic center in the archipelago. Filled with history, cosmopolite, culture and a wonderful life, Funchal has much to see and admire, starting on the lovely historical nucleus of São Pedro, Santa Maria or Sé, that invite for pleasant walks.


Paulo RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Darine Abi Haidar, Laboratoire IMNC/ Université Paris Diderot, France
Krzysztof Abramski, Laser & Fiber Electronics Group, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Marcio Alencar, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gustavo Amaral, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jhon Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
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
Wojtek Bock, Université du Quebec Outaouais, Canada
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Sonia Boscolo, Aston University, United Kingdom
Giovanni Breglio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Luigi Bruno, Università della Calabria, Italy
Alexandre Cabral, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Zhao Changming, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Sima Chaotan, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jian Chen, Lumentum, United States
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, University "Roma Tre", Italy
Pere Colet, IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems), Spain
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IMM-CNR), Italy
Manuel Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ivan Divliansky, University of Central Florida - College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, United States
John Donegan, Trinity College, Ireland
Dominik Dorosz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Manuel dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Arnaud Dubois, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique, France
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
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
Ross Gillanders, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
David Hagan, University of Central Florida, United States
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Charles Hirlimann, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, France
Werner Hofmann, Center of Nanophotonics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Mark Hopkinson, University of Sheffield, 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
Dieter Jaeger, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, United States
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
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
Gerd Keiser, Photonics Comm. Solutions Inc., United States
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Vincent Kermene, Université de Limoges, XLIM Research Institute, France
Stefan Kirstein, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Tomasz Kozacki, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics (IMiF), Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (IMiO), Poland
Cristina Kurachi, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Franco Laeri, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Physik, Germany
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Emma Lazzeri, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claire Lefort, XLIM Institute, France
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada
João Lima, REQUIMTE-LAQV, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Carmen Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sergey Mantsevich, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Francisco Meseguer, Research National Council of Spain, Spain
Paulo Miranda, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Silvia Mittler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Teresa Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Monteiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Vasant Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Phyllis Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
Armando Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Eduardo Nunes-Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal
Luca Palmieri, University of Padua, Italy
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ufuk Parali, Ardahan University, Turkey
Matteo Paris, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Luís Pereira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Peretti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Angela Piegari, ENEA, Italy
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Ting-Chung Poon, Virginia Tech, United States
Alexander Popov, D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Daniel Puerto, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Jianrong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
David Richardson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Giancarlo Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy
Ana Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal
José 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
José Santos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Michael Scalora, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), United States
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
Marc Sentis, Aix-Marseille Univ., CNRS, LP3 UMR 7341, France
Susana Sério, CEFITEC, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester, United States
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Javier Solis, Laser Processing Group - LPG, Spain
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Dimitar Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
António Teixeira, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Ladislav Tichy, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
James Trolinger, MetroLaser, United States
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", CNR, Italy
Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Eszter Udvary, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
James Wilkinson, Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences University of Southampton, United Kingdom
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
Alison Yao, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Kiyotoshi Yasumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom
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