International Conference on  Applications of Optics and Photonics


The AOP2011 conference run in a very positive way both scientifically and socially.

Thanks so much to all participants contributors endorsements and sponsors.

We hope to see you all again in the spring of 2014 for the 2nd International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, AOP2014!


Images from the conference

Brief report here



Research in Applications of Optics and Photonics is continuously evolving with remarkable and exciting recent developments in a variety of fields, all over the world. The Portuguese Society for Research and Development of Optics and Photonics, SPOF, in its aim of promotion of the development of Optics and Photonics, in general and particularly in Portugal, is organizing a major conference in this subject. The conference will be held at Braga’ campus of the University of Minho on May 3 to 7, 2011. In an open friendly environment, this forum will be an excellent opportunity to increase the external visibility of participant’s research works and to establish sound mutually beneficial cooperation relationships among research institutions, the industry, higher education institutions and scientific societies committed to the promotion of Optics and Photonics and of its impact in the development of our societies. The exhibit area apart from the display of scientific and technical equipment, will host boots of research labs and industries in order to promote and facilitate the setting-up of future new collaborations.   Open to contributions in all topics of Optics and Photonics and application’ fields, with this conference we expect to set the state-of-the-art in the subject foreseeing the lines of development on next decade.


Located in the northwest of Portugal close to Galicia, Braga (the baroque capital of Portugal) is a modern town with over twenty centuries of well documented history. Braga is one of the youngest cities in Europe in terms of population, thus being rather dynamic and energetic and having a lively cultural and social life. Scientific and technological entrepreneurship is another trade mark of the region.


we are looking forward to welcome you in Braga!


Tel: +351 253 604070

Fax: +351 253 604061


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Endorsed by:

Manuel F. M. Costa’ 2010/11

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Universidade do Minho

Melia Braga Hotel & Spa

Braga, Portugal

May 3 to 7, 2011