Our aim to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Lasers, Optics & Photonics.
To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent solutions adopted in the fields of Lasers, Optics & Photonics.
Abstract Submission Deadline
April 19, 2024
Early Bird Registration
January 12, 2024
October 21-23, 2024
After the resounding success of OPTICS2022 and OPTICS2023, We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to the 3rd International Conference and Expo on Lasers, Optics & Photonics (OPTICS2024), scheduled to take place from October 21-23, 2024, in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, UK.
OPTICS2024 aims to be a pivotal event in the field, bringing together distinguished researchers, industry experts, and innovators to explore the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in Lasers, Optics, and Photonics.
Over three dynamic days, participants will engage in enlightening keynote presentations, interactive panel sessions, and collaborative workshops. This conference provides a unique platform to showcase research findings, share expertise, and foster collaborations that drive advancements in the field.
We look forward to your active participation in this exciting event and to welcoming you to the picturesque city of Edinburgh!
Fellow of OpticaAston UniversityUK
Prof. Edik U. Rafailov received the Ph.D. degree from Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK and in 2005, he established a new group in Dundee University, Scotland, UK. In 2014, he and his Optoelectronics and Biomedical Photonics Group moved to Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He has authored and coauthored more than 500 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including four books, over ten invited chapters and numerous plenary/invited talks. His current research interests include high-power CW and ultra-short pulsed lasers, generation of UV/visible/IR/MIR and THz radiation, nanostructures, nonlinear and integrated optics, and biomedical photonics. He coordinated the €14.7M FP7 FAST-DOT project development of new ultrafast lasers for biophotonics applications and the €12.5M NEWLED project which aims to develop a new generation of white LEDs. He also coordinated the H2020 FET projects: Mesa-Brain (aims to develop 3D nano-printing technology for functional three-dimensional human stem cell derived neural networks), and recently coordinate NEUROPA (aims to develop novel non-invasive brain theragnostic approaches), and PLATFORMA. He also leads a few other projects funded by EU FP7, H2020 and EPSRC. In 2014 he has been awarded the Lebedev Medal of the Russian Optical Society and in 2022 elected as a Fellow of Optica (former OSA).
Founder & CEO- Quant-X Security& Coding GmbH, Germany
Xenia Bogomolec is the founder of Quant-X Security & Coding, an IT and information security company with an R&D team. Her personal journey started with mathematics studies and algorithm research. Her industrial experience ranges from algorithm and system development to IT and information security. She dug into quantum technologies in 2016 while assessing algorithm complexity in the scope of post-quantum security. Since then, she has built a team that assesses quantum security proofs for photonic devices and integrates quantum and post-quantum security into classical communication protocols. Xenia believes that innovation is most promising when compatibility with established standards is considered.
Prof. Gintautas Tamulaitis received his PhD degree in physics from Vilnius University, Lithuania. Currently, he is a full professor at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology at Vilnius University. His research background is in laser spectroscopy of semiconductors and semiconductor nanostructures. Within the last few years, he focuses predominantly on the applications of laser spectroscopy in the development of scintillating materials for fast radiation detectors in demand in high energy physics experiments and medical imaging devices. He authored and co-authored more than 200 research papers and is the recipient of two Lithuanian Science Awards.
Professor Shiro Ryu is a full professor at the Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. He has been researching coherent optical fiber communication technology for more than forty years, from the early research stage when he was a graduate student directed by Professor Takanori Okoshi, a pioneer of coherent optical systems,at the University of Tokyo. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he worked at KDD R&D Laboratories and succeeded in the first sea trial of coherent optical communication systems in 1988.Based on a strong background in coherent optical fiber communication technology, he published a book entitled “Coherent Lightwave Communication Systems” from Artech House in 1995. He also worked at SoftBank HQs, where he was in charge of designing and deploying long-haul coherent DWDM systems over 100 Gbit/s per wavelength. Since 2016, he has been a Professor at the School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences of Meiji University. His research interests are optical wireless communication technology and optical measurement using coherent heterodyne detection technology.
Chief Scientific Officer - VI Systems GmbH, Germany
Vitaly Shchukin received the Diploma in physics and engineering from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, and the Ph.D. and Doctor of Sciences Degrees in physics and mathematics from Abraham Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, in 1983, 1987 and 1999, respectively. He was with Abraham Ioffe Institute, Technical University of Berlin, NL Nanosemiconductor GmbH (now Innolume GmbH), and Dortmund. He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at VI Systems GmbH, Berlin. He authored and co-authored >250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, over 30 patent families, and a monograph. His research topics cover self-organization phenomena at the epitaxy of nanostructures and the development of advanced optoelectronic devices with novel functionality including specially designed vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, edge-emitting lasers, light-emitting diodes, single photon sources, etc. He is the recipient of the State Prize of Russia for Science and Technology in 2001 and of the Abraham Ioffe Prize in 1999 and 2002.
Director - Institute for Theoretical and Applied Micro Magnetics, The Netherlands
Anna Backerra graduated in theoretical physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands and worked for three years at Philips Research Laboratories. She continued independently, making a search for complementary physics. To develop a way of complementary thinking she studied composition at the Conservatory in Enschede and in Saint Petersburg (Russia). After that she constructed a complementary mathematical language and applied this to physics, obtaining twin physics. The surprisingly diverse results are published in 13 papers in Physical Essays, Applied Physics Research, Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Int. J. of Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine and Nano Progress. They may be downloaded at www.itammagnetics.com. The most recent article is titled 'Electron creation by photon annihilation'. The results are combined in the book 'Twin Physics, the Complementary Model of phenomena', Lambert Academic Publishing, www.morebooks.shop; soon it will appear in a revised and updated form.
Co-Founder-Software & Firmware Electronic and Opto-Mechanic Engineering EXOM, Spain
“Telecommunications Engineer with a M.Sc. in Advanced Electronic Systems by the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU. He has experience of more than 15 years of working as an R&D engineer in several research institutes, focusing his research area on embedded hardware and software, edge computing, and edge artificial intelligence, applying these technologies to multidisciplinary areas ranging from autonomous driving and smart mobility to advance manufacturing"
Founder & Leader - NooEL (Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab), Roma Tre University, Italy
Gaetano Assanto, PhD, is a distinguished Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University "Roma Tre" in Italy. He obtained his Master's in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo in 1981, followed by a PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 1987. Throughout his career, Prof. Assanto has held research positions at renowned institutions like the Center for Electronic Research in Sicily, the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, and currently heads the Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab (NooEL) at the University "Roma Tre." He is a member of prestigious professional societies such as OSA, SPIE, IEEE-LEOS, and has served on the editorial boards of various esteemed journals in the field of optics and photonics. Recognized for his contributions, he's been honored with scholarships including Fulbright and ISEP, and holds notable distinctions as an OSA Fellow and IEEE Fellow. Prof. Assanto has authored and co-authored over 930 publications, demonstrating his significant impact on the field. His dedication to research and leadership in nonlinear optics have made him a respected figure in the academic community.
MD at RES InstituteGermany
Prof. Friedrich Grimm was born in Stuttgart in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1980. After having finished his studies in 1981, he worked as an employed architect and later on temporarily joined the scientific staff of the Institute for Building Construction at the University of Stuttgart. During his practice as a freelanced architect, since 1989 he took part in competitions and completed several multifamily houses in southern Germany. Due to a series of books, which he has written in the field of steel construction, edited by Ernst & Sohn in Berlin (2003), and one the subject of one family homes, edited by Callwey in Munich (2006), he was nominated a professor honorary in 2009 by the faculty one, for architecture and urban design at the university of Stuttgart. In 2016, he founded the RES- Institute as a completely independent think tank in the field of renewable energies. Since then he has worked with passion and endurance on projects matching the RES-Institute obligation to provide blueprints for a friendly climate on Earth. Several patents in the field of concentrated solar thermal systems led him into the field of optics where he invented a wide angel sensor, recording light signals with infinite depth of field in real time. Among his inventions, there is also a new achromatic lens focusing light of different wavelengths, even x-rays. His latest invention relates to a quantum mechanical device that, making use of the electronic spin, is creating a toroidal and a poloidal magnetic field component in an electromagnetically enclosed plasma of a fusion reactor.
National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Romania
Dr. Mihaela Antonina Calin is currently working as senior researcher 1st degree at the National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics - INOE 2000, Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Mihaela Antonina Calin received her PhD in physics from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Romania. Dr. Mihaela Antonina Calin has authored 65+ scientific papers published in journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge, 50+ international conference proceedings papers and presentations, 2 co-authored books, and 1 unique author book with 1296 citations (Web of Science, h-index 14). Her publications reflect her research interests in biomedical imaging, tissue optics, and laser-tissue interaction. Dr. Mihaela Antonina Calin has also participated in 11 national and international projects, is a reviewer for five prestigious journals, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Optics and Photonics. Her research interests include: (i) biomedical optics (optical and thermal properties of living matter, light-matter interactions, optical and hyperspectral imaging); (ii) signal modeling and processing for hyperspectral imaging; (iii) combination of physics-based modeling with statistical tools; and (iv) model recognition and machine learning for biomedical applications.
President of IZTECH Student Council, Optica Women Scholar 2022, Turkey
Ilgim Efeturk is one of the first full students of Turkey's first Department of Photonics, which was founded in 2015 and has served undergraduate education since 2019. She is one of the few founding members of the IZTECH Optics and Photonics Society (IZTECH-OPS). which was established on August 5, 2020, as an OPTICA (formerly OSA) Student Chapter and was the first official photonics student branch established within the institute. In addition to being Representative of IZTECH Department of Photonics and Representative of IZTECH Faculty of Science, she is the first female President of the Student Council in the history of her university, which was founded in 1992 and has 6500+ students. In addition to these, she is the Founder and President of IZTECH Quality Community, which was established in December, 2022, in order to disseminate the quality culture in higher education and R&D fields, internalize quality processes, increase the participation of students in the quality assurance system and to carry out studies in this field. She was awarded as one of the 20 Women Scholars to be supported financially and academically in 2022, selected worldwide by Optica (formerly OSA). She became the first Turkish student to be selected for this scholarship supported by major companies such as Google, Intel and Meta to empower the next generation of women leaders in optics and photonics; which accepts student applications from 36 countries and has a very difficult selection process due to its extraordinary application pool. In addition, she is one of the 53 female students and is the first & only photonics student supported academically under the WE-inTech Program which was officially launched by Arçelik Global in Turkey, Arctic in Romania, Defy Appliances in South Africa and Dawlance in Pakistan, and made available for the first time on a global scale to support women in new-generation research and development fields. Ilgim successfully completed her internship within the scope of the Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Erzurum, which hosts Turkey's largest and first NIR telescope with a diameter of 4 meters and she worked on the AO+RC+aO+DR optical performance of the DAG Telescope, especially on astrooptics which includes the adaptive optics & derotator system. She is currently doing a research internship on space robotics, and also conducts various studies on photonics and leadership within prestigious institutions in Turkey.
National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Romania
Dragos Manea has been working as a scientific researcher at the National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (INOE 2000), Magurele, Romania, since 2016. He is currently a Ph.D. student with interests in software development and artificial intelligence. Dragos Manea completed his Masters in Medical Physics from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics. Areas of activity include: software development for medical applications; modeling and data processing for hyperspectral imaging; the application of statistical elements in combination with physics-based modeling; the application of machine learning methods for biomedical applications; and a good understanding and working experience with different fundamental elements and concepts of medical image processing and analysis using artificial intelligence techniques.
Institute of Materials ScienceSpain
Luis Alberto Pérez obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the INFIQC-National University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 2015. The thesis is entitled: 'Optics at the nanoscale: Plasmonic Nanostructures Design with application to ultrasensitive spectroscopic detection of molecules.' In 2018, he joined the Institute of Material Sciences in Barcelona. He was honored with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from 2019 to 2021. His research interests focus on light-matter interaction, nanostructure synthesis, and electrodynamic simulations. He is currently working on colloidal nanoparticle arrays, hot electron generation, and CO2 photoreduction.