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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 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 5th 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 Funchal, Madeira 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.


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:



  • Adaptive Optics
  • Optometry
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Photorefractive Effects, Materials and Devices
  • Optical Materials and Devices
  • Light-matter Interaction
  • Applied Industrial Optics


  • Organic and Bio-photonics
  • Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy
  • Molecular energy transfer and light harvesting
  • Nanophotonics and Optical Manipulation
  • Plasmonic Structures and Quantum dots
  • Photonics for Energy
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Communications and Switching Photonics
  • Ultrafast Electronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Green Photonics
  • Photodetectors, Sensors and Imaging
  • Fiber Optics devices
  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optogenetics
  • Optofluidics


  • High Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena
  • Quantum Electronics and Laser Science
  • Quantum Information and Measurement
  • Biomedical and Therapeutic Laser Applications
  • Laser Spectroscopy and Microscopy
  • Fiber Lasers and Applications
  • Waveguide Lasers
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
  • Plasma Technologies


PHOTOPTICS 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( 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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 20, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 3, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017


PHOTOPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Paulo A. RibeiroCEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria RaposoCEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Boris A. Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Edwin A. Marengo, Northeastern University, United States
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Gandhi Alagappan, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Hakan Altan, Terahertz Research Laboratory, Physics Department, METU, Turkey
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China
John Ballato, Clemson University, United States
Almut Beige, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Sonia Boscolo, Aston University, United Kingdom
Giovanni Breglio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Luigi Bruno, Università della Calabria, Italy
Robert C. Gauthier, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alexandre Cabral, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giampaolo Campana, Università di Bologna, Italy
John Canning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Maurizio Casalino, IMM, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Eric Cassan, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (UMR 8622), Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Christophe Caucheteur, University of Mons, Belgium
Calvin C. K. 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
Dominique Chiaroni, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France
João Coelho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, University of Rome "Roma Tre", Italy
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IMM-CNR), Italy
Florinda Costa, Departamento de Física Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Manuel Filipe Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Ignacio del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Jean-Marc Delavaux, Cybel, LLC, United States
Antonio Delgado, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Francesco Della Corte, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Kamal E. Alameh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
John F. Donegan, Trinity College, Ireland
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Maurizio Ferrari, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Insutute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN), Italy
Mário F. S. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
José Figueiredo, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Luca Fiorani, Researcher at ENEA - Professor at "Lumsa", "Roma Tre" and "Tor Vergata" Universities, Italy
Mikhail G. Brik, University of Tartu, Estonia
Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ivana Gasulla, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgaria
Malte Gather, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Marco Gianinetto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
Guillaume Gomard, Light Technology Institute, Germany
Norbert Grote, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Young-Geun Han, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Daniel Hill, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Charles Hirlimann, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, France
Nicolae Hurduc, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Dieter Jaeger, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jichai Jeong, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Phil Jones, Optical Tweezers Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
Yoshiaki Kanamori, Tohoku University, Japan
Vassilios KAPAKLIS, Uppsala University, Sweden
Christian Karnutsch, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Germany
Gerd Keiser, Photonics Comm. Solutions Inc., United States
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Chulhong Kim, POSTECH, Korea, Republic of
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shoichi Kubodera, Soka University, Japan
Cristina Kurachi, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Luigi L. Rovati, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dawei Liang, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Milton S. F. Lima, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Madalena Lira, Departamento de Física da Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Yu-Lung Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Alexandre Marletta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Manuel Marques, FCUP, Portugal
Jhon Fredy Martinez Avila, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Carmen Mas Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Francisco Medina, University of Seville, Spain
Francisco Meseguer, Research National Council of Spain, Spain
Robert Minasian, The University of Sydney, Australia
Paulo Miranda, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Silvia Mittler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Teresa Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Monteiro, Optical Communications and Photonics – Av, Portugal
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles, United States
Matteo G. A. Paris, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Emmanuel Paspalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
Luís Pereira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Manuel Pereira dos Santos, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Peretti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Angela Piegari, ENEA, Italy
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sandro Rao, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ioannis Raptis, Nat. Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece
Ana Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal
José Joatan Rodrigues Jr., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Murilo Romero, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, CLPU, Spain
Svilen Sabchevski, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester, United States
Concita Sibilia, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Ronaldo Silva, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Javier Solis, Laser Processing Group - LPG, Spain
Feng Song, Nankai University, China
Silvia Soria Huguet, IFAC- N. Carrara Institute of Applied Physics / C.N.R., Italy
Viorica Stancalie, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Iuliana Stoica, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Dimitar Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
João Manuel R. S. Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Ladislav Tichy, IMC ASCR, Czech Republic
Paulo Torrão Fiadeiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
M. Selim Ünlü, Boston University, United States
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Lech Wosinski, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China
Lianxiang Yang, Oakland University, Rochester, United States
Alison Yao, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Kiyotoshi Yasumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Abdulhakem Youssef Elezzabi, University of Alberta, Canada
Preecha Yupapin, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Anna Zawadzka, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Lin Zhang, Aston University, United Kingdom

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