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International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology in Barcelona, Spain

1st edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects

20 February 2013 - 21 February 2013
Spain

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 1st 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 Barcelona 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.
Conference Areas

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:

1. OPTICS
2. PHOTONICS
3. LASERS


AREA 1: OPTICS

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

AREA 2: PHOTONICS

Organic and Biophotonics
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
Display Technology

AREA 3: LASERS

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 TechnologiesFor registration and other information, please see http://www.photoptics.org/CallForPapers.aspx