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. Optics and photonics industries will be invited to actively participate in the conference. A special session will be held gathering representatives of the industry and researchers. 

         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.

          All fields and topics of applications of optics and photonics will be covered:

              Applications in archeology, Applications in the industry, Astronomy, Atmospheric Optics, Bioengineering and biological applications, Biomedical Optics and Photonics, Color, Diffractive Optics, Electro-Optics, Environmental Optics, Fiber Optics and telecommunications, Green photonics, Holography and Interferometry advances, Image Digitalization and Processing, Instrumentation, Laser propulsion, Lasers and LEDs, Luminescent solar concentrators, Femtosecond and Lifetime measurements, Laser metrology, LIBS, LIDAR, Light-Matter Interaction, Metrology, Microscopy, Nanophotonics, Nanophotonics in Medicine, New light sources, Non-Linear Optics, OLED, Ophthalmic Optics, Optical Coatings, Optical Design, Optical Metrology, Optical Processing, Optically powered fiber networks, Optics and biofuels, Optics and photonics applications in Industry, Optics for medical diagnosis and treatment, Optics in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Optics in chemical analysis, Optics Industrial Processes, Optoelectronics Materials and Devices, Opto-Mechatronics, Optometry,  Photovoltaic systems, Photonic Crystals, Plasmonic solar cells, Polymer and paper photonics, Quantum Optics, Sol gel, Solar energy, Spectroscopy, Spontaneous emitting devices, Thin Films, Vision, Others.

English is the conference official language


The abstract submission and evaluation process ended February 26 

  256 works were accepted




Anna Consortini, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Anand Krishna Asundi, National Technical University, Singapore

Andrea Cusano,University of Sannio,  Italy

Andreas Opitz, Universität Augsburg, Germany

Andrew Moore, Herriot-Watt University, UK

Armando N. Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

C. K. Jayasankar, Sri Venkateswara University, India

Carla Rosa, INESC-Porto, Portugal.

Carlos Gomez-Reino, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Charles Ironside, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Universidade de Campinas, Brazil

Daniel Malacara Hernandez, Centro de Invest. Ópticas, Mexico

Ellen Moons, University of Karlstad, Sweeden

Elvira Fortunato (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Enrique Josua Fernandez, University fo Múrcia, Spain

Hector Rabal, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina

Helder Crespo, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Hypolito Kalinovski, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Jens Kobelke, Inst für Photonische Technologien e.V., Jena, Germany

Jesus Lancis, Universitat Jaume I, Castello, Spain.

Joanna Schmit, Brucker-Nano, USA

John Canning, The University of Sydney, Australia

Jose Luiz Paz, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

Juan A. Monsoriu, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Katarina Svanberg, Lund University Hospital, Sweden

Laurent Koechlin, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, France

Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados CLPU, Salamanca, Spain

Malgorzata Kujavinska, Warsaw Tecnhical University, Poland

Maria Luisa Calvo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Maria Yzuel, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Marta Fajardo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Marta Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Maxim Tomilin, University of S. Petersburgh, Russia

Paulo André, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Marques, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Pedro Andrés, Universitat de Valencia, Spain.

Pramod Rastogi, EPFL, Switzerland

Radu Chisleag, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania

Ramón Rodríguez Vera, Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas, Mexico

Sergio Nascimento, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

International Conference on  Applications of Optics and Photonics

Manuel F. M. Costa’ 2010/11

Universidade do Minho

Hotel & Spa Melia Braga

Braga, Portugal

May 3 to 7, 2011