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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 2nd 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 Lisbon 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
  • Optical Materials


  • Display Technology
  • 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
  • Nonlinear Optics


  • 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


David AndrewsUniversity of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Elvira FortunatoCENIMAT/I3N/FCT/UNL, Portugal
Alberto DiasproIstituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Markus PollnauUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
Bahram JalaliUCLA, United States


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 Proceedings in Physics .
A short list of papers presented at PHOTOPTICS 2014 conference, related with optical materials, will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of Materials Open Journal. Materials is a SCIE indexed journal, having a 5-year impact factor of 2.247. .

A short list of papers presented at PHOTOPTICS 2014 conference, related with Biomedical Optics and Biomedical and Therapeutic Laser Applications will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of ARCHIVES OF ANATOMY, the journal of the Sociedade Anatómica Portuguesa.

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: 7 - 9 January, 2014

Paper Submission: September 16, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 23, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 5, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 10, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 4, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 14, 2013 (expired)


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org/


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Paulo RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Manuel Abreu, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Hugo Águas, CENIMAT:I3N, Portugal
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Jhon Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Morten Bache, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Carlos Baleizão, Centro de Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Pedro Barquinha, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Remy Braive, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures/CNRS, France
Gilberto Brambilla, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Valeriy Brazhnyy, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
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
Enrique Camus, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C., Mexico
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Calvin Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yu Chen, University of Maryland at College Park, United States
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olinda Conde, University of Lisbon, Laser Surface Processing Laboratory, Portugal
François Courvoisier, FEMTO-ST CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Helder Crespo, FCUP, Portugal
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Cid Bartolomeu de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Yujie Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Mário Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto, Portugal
James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Marco Gianinetto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Adam Gibson, University College London, United Kingdom
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Bob Guenther, Duke University, United States
Vasco Guerra, Departamento de Física Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Hagan, University of Central Florida, United States
José Henriques, SPILM - Portuguese Medical Laser Society, Portugal
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Bormin Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Nicolae Hurduc, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Phil Jones, Optical Tweezers Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefan Kirstein, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Cristina Kurachi, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo La Porte, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, Spain
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhaowei Liu, University of California - San Diego, United States
Robert Loce, Xerox Corporation, United States
Carmen Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Hervé Maillotte, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Luis Marcassa, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Paulo Marques, FCUP / INESC Porto, Portugal
Nicolas Martin, FEMTO-ST, France
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paulo Miranda, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mark Mirotznik, University of Delaware, United States
Andrew Moore, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Bill Munro, NTT Basic Res. Labs, Japan
Phyllis Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Ana Nogueira, Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar, Brazil
Eduardo Nunes-Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal
Pál Ormos, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Jisha Pannian, Centro de Física da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
Johannes Pedarnig, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Luís Pereira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Fabien Quere, CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies renouvelables, France
Roberta Ramponi, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Milano Leonardo, Italy
José Rebordão, FCUL, Portugal
Alessandro Rizzi, Università di Milano, Italy
José Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, CLPU, Spain
Isabelle Sagnes, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures/CNRS, France
Bouchta Sahraoui, University of Angers, UFR of Sciences, France
José Sánchez-Pena, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Elisa Sani, INO - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Italy
Luís Santos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
Carlos Serpa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Alan Shore, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Ronaldo Silva, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Arun Somani, Iowa State University, United States
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Xiao Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Roy Taylor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Ladislav Tichy, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russian Federation
Eszter Udvary, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Naoya Wada, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State University, United States
Gregor Weihs, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Shinji Yamashita, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China
Chao Zhou, Lehigh University, United States