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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 ancient times of geometrical optics, across the works of Alhazen, Kepler, Descartes, Newton, Huygens, Young, Fresnel, Poisson and many others, to the electromagnetic theory synthesis of Maxwell, culminating in the quantum mechanics revolution of the first 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 technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses, spectrometers), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (from cutting, welding to precision metrology) and military/weaponry technology, to name but a few examples. Furthermore, laser and optical technology are in general absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools. The success of optical systems and technologies 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 7th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three 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 Prague, Czech Republic 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 or methodologies or even 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


  • Adaptive Optics
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • 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


  • Fiber Optics Devices
  • 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
  • Green Photonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Molecular Energy Transfer and Light Harvesting
  • Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy
  • Nanophotonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
  • Optofluidics


Tomáš ČižmárLeibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
Rute FerreiraUniversity of Aveiro, Portugal
Alexey V. KimelRadboud University, Netherlands


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer Proceedings in Physics
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


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


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Luis Abegão, Yale University, United States
Darine Abi Haidar, Laboratoire IMNC/ Université Paris Diderot, France
Mustafa Abushagur, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Hugo Águas, CENIMAT:I3N, Portugal
Marcio Alencar, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Hakan Altan, Terahertz Research Laboratory, Physics Department, METU, Turkey
Gustavo Amaral, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
António Amorim, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Paulo Andre, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Martin Angelmahr, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Herz-Institut, Germany
Vanderlei Bagnato, Instituto de Física de São Carlos/ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
John Ballato, Clemson University, United States
István Bányász, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Nadia Belabas, C2N/CNRS, France
Romeo Bernini, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Anna Bogatskaya, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Jon Bradley, McMaster University, Canada
Giovanni Breglio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Neil Broderick, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Alexandre Cabral, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giampaolo Campana, Università di Bologna, Italy
Luis Cancela, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Carja, Technical University Gh.Asachi of Iasi, Romania
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
Christophe Caucheteur, University of Mons, Belgium
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
Jian Chen, Lumentum, United States
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Vladimir Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Fadi Choueikani, reaserch @ synchrotron SOLEIL, DEIMOS beamline, France
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Crina Cojocaru, Univerista Politecnica Catalunya, Spain
Lorenzo Colace, University "Roma Tre", Italy
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IMM-CNR), Italy
Florinda Costa, Departamento de Física Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Manuel Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Helder Crespo, FCUP, Portugal
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Andrea De Iacovo, University Roma Tre, Italy
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Jean-Marc Delavaux, Cybel, LLC, United States
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Arif Demir, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Yujie Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Chen-Yuan Dong, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
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
Jonathan Doylend, Intel Corporation, United States
Witali. Dunin-Barkowski, Center of Optical Neural Technologies, SRISA RAS, Russian Federation
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
Maurizio Ferrari, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy
Pietro Ferraro, INO - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Italy
Quirina Ferreira, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Mário Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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
Daniel Fried, University of California, San Francisco, United States
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
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
André Gomes, INESC TEC, Portugal
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Kenneth Grattan, City University London, United Kingdom
Haim Grebel, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
David Hagan, University of Central Florida, United States
Joseph 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
Mark Hopkinson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Iwao Hosako, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Riane Houaria, Université Mustapha Stambouli de Mascara, Algeria
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
Andreea Irina Barzic, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Dieter Jaeger, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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
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
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Vincent Kermene, Université de Limoges, XLIM Research Institute, France
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chulhong Kim, POSTECH, Korea, Republic of
Nikolay Klenov, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
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
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
Matthieu Lancry, Universite de Paris Sud, France
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claire Lefort, XLIM Institute, France
Hongtao Li, Tsinghua University, China
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
João Lima, REQUIMTE-LAQV, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Madalena Lira, University of Minho, Portugal
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Abel Lorences-Riesgo, Huawei Technologies France SASU, France
Carmen Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sergey Mantsevich, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Edwin Marengo, Northeastern University, United States
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Hugo Martins, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Piotr Martyniuk, Applied Physics Institute at Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Graça Minas, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Miranda, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Teresa Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Monteiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Joaquim Murta, Faculty Medicine, University Coimbra, Portugal
Vasant Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Phyllis Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Luís Oliveira, ISEP, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Pál Ormos, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles, United States
Luca Palmieri, University of Padua, Italy
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ufuk Parali, Ardahan University, Turkey
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Emmanuel Paspalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia
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
José Antonio Pérez-Hernández, Spanish Center for Pulsed Lasers (CLPU), Spain
Francisco Pérez-Ocón, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
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, D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Francesco Prudenzano, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Daniel Puerto, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
David Richardson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
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
Ali Rostami, University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Bouchta Sahraoui, University of Angers, UFR of Sciences, France
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
John Sheridan, University College Dublin, Ireland
Ronaldo Silva, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Javier Solis, Laser Processing Group - LPG, Spain
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Washington Sousa, UFMA, Brazil
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Dimitar Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Elsa Susana dos Reis Fonseca, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Takenobu Suzuki, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
Katarina Svanberg, Lund University Hospital, Oncology Division, Sweden
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
António Teixeira, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
George Thé, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Ladislav Tichy, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Ivan Timofeev, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Federal Research Center “Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center”, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
José Roberto Tozoni, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
James Trolinger, MetroLaser, United States
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", CNR, Italy
Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Eszter Udvary, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Carlos Vicente, IDMEC - IST, Portugal
Andrey Voloshin, Russian Quantum Center, Russian Federation
Tomáš Wágner, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State University, United States
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Dongning Wang, China Jiliang University, China
Julian Webber, Osaka University, Japan
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China
Lianxiang Yang, Oakland University, Rochester, United States
Preecha Yupapin, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
He-Ping Zeng, East China Normal University, China
Shuqun Zhang, City University of New York, United States
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom
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