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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 8th 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 Valletta, Malta 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
  • 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
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology


  • Fiber Optics Devices
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy
  • Microphotonics, Nanophotonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
  • Organic and Bio-Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonics for Energy and Green Photonics
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum Dots
  • Ultrafast Phenomena, Attosecond Science and Technology


Isabelle StaudeAbbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Onofrio MaragòCNR-Istituto Processi Chimico-Fisici, Italy
Annemarie PucciUniversity of Heidelberg, Germany
Giulio CerulloPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


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)

Photonics publishes high impact fundamental research but also applications of optics and photonics. The journal particularly welcomes both theoretical (simulation) and experimental research and is covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - Web of Science), Inspec (IET), as well as Scopus CiteScore 2.16. This Special Issue will publish several selected best papers from this event.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 27 - 29 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Special Session NanoPlasMeta
Paper Submission: December 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)

Special Session Biophotonics
Paper Submission: December 23, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 27, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020 (expired)


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: photoptics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.photoptics.org




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


Pablo AlbellaUniversity of Cantabria, Spain
Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Luis Abegão, Yale University, United States
Manuel Abreu, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Kamal Alameh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Sofia Amado, Infinera GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany
Gustavo Amaral, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marco Anni, University of Salento, Italy
Sergey Babichenko, LDI Innovation / Ocean Visuals, Estonia
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
Romeo Bernini, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Wilfried Blanc, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, France
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Jon Bradley, McMaster University, Canada
Alexandre Cabral, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Massey University, New Zealand
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
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Lynda Cherbi, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Dominique Chiaroni, Nokia Bell Labs, France
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, University "Roma Tre", Italy
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Manuel Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
José Luis Cruz Muñoz, Laboratory of Fiber Optics, Spain
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Simone De Liberato, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Paulo de Oliveira, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Yujie Ding, Lehigh University, United States
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
Abdulhakem Elezzabi, University of Alberta, Canada
Francesco Enrichi, Enrico Fermi Center, Italy
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Irshaad Fatadin, NPL, United Kingdom
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
Maria Flores Arias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Camilo Florian Baron, Princeton University, 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
André Gomes, INESC TEC, Portugal
Ana Isabel Gomez, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Teemu Hakkarainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
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
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
Francesca Intonti, Universitá degli studi di Firenze, Italy
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
Fumihiko Kannari, Keio University, Japan
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Mustafa Khamis, Middle Technical University, Iraq
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
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
Wenxue Li, East China Normal University, China
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Abel Lorences-Riesgo, Huawei Technologies France SASU, France
Anna Lukowiak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS, Poland
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
Euan McLeod, University of Arizona, United States
Cleber Mendonça, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Graça Minas, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Miranda, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mario Molina, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Gabriel Molina-Terriza, CFM Materials Physics Centre, San Sebastian, Spain
Paulo Monteiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Teresa Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Phyllis Nelson, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Luís Oliveira, ISEP, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Pál Ormos, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krassimir Panajotov, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ufuk Parali, Ardahan University, Turkey
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Suraj Parkash Khanna, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India
Emmanuel Paspalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, 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
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
João Pinto, Aveiro University, Portugal
Alexander Popov, D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Anil Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Jianrong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
José Rebordão, FCUL, Portugal
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Giancarlo Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy
José Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Murilo Romero, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joseph Rosen, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Luigi Rovati, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Santos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
Borja Sepúlveda, Institut Català De Nanociència I Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Spain
Tatsuo Shiina, Chiba University, Japan
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Couris Stelios, University of Patras & FORTH/ICEHT, Greece
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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
Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Pedro Tovar Braga, PUC-Rio, Brazil
James Trolinger, MetroLaser, United States
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", CNR, Italy
Eszter Udvary, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Aitor Urrutia, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Andrey Voloshin, Russian Quantum Center, Russian Federation
Tomáš Wágner, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Jun Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Dongning Wang, China Jiliang University, China
Julian Webber, Osaka University, Japan
Gustavo Wiederhecker, University of Campinas, Brazil
Guohua Xie, Wuhan University, China
Lianxiang Yang, Oakland University, Rochester, United States
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland