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20 October 2014
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Conferences:
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Exhibition:
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Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Conferences: 13-16 April 2015
Exhibition: 14-15 April 2015
TECHNOLOGIES
–Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics (XDam)
–Metamaterials
–Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Laser
Instrumentation
–Nonlinear Optics and Applications
–Photon Counting Applications
–Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Transfer and Processing
–Optical Sensors
–Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
–Holography: Advances and Modern Trends
–Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams
as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources
–EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between
Laboratory and Space
–High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity
Laser Technology
–Medical Applications of Laser-Generated
Beams of Particles: Review of Progress and
Strategies for the Future
–Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons and
Ions
–Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New
Frontiers with PW-Class Lasers
–Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations
–Laser Energy Workshop
Plan to Participate.
The Organising Committee of the sixth SPIE Optics
+ Optoelectronics invites you to submit papers to
this exciting meeting. The Optics + Optoelectronics
International Symposium addresses the latest
developments and advances in a broad range of
optics and optoelectronic devices, technologies,
and their integration. The conferences feature
cutting-edge topics including petawatt photonics,
high-power and high-repetition rate systems, diode
pumped laser systems, and FELs, along with the latest
advances in optical sensing, holography, x-ray optics,
metamaterials, and nonlinear and quantum optics.
GENERAL CHAIRS
Jiri Homola
Institute of Photonics
and Electronics of the
ASCR, v.v.i.
Czech Republic
Chris Edwards
Central Laser
Facility, Science
and Technology
Facilities Council
United Kingdom
This year will introduce the second edition of the
special session on the prospects for inertial fusion
energy, IFE, with invited speakers and keynote talks
from partners in the HiPER laser energy project and the
National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the US.
Mike Dunne
The goal of the symposium is to foster networking
among fellow researchers and to enable the exchange
of new ideas and novel concepts, as well as discussions
about the most recent advances in optics and
optoelectronics.
Ivo Rendina
We look forward to seeing you at Optics +
Optoelectronics, where opportunities flourish to
combine cutting-edge science and technology with the
charm of historic Prague, the city of a thousand spires.
HONORARY CHAIR
Plan to present your research and join us to celebrate
the International Year of Light and Light-based
Technologies in Prague in 2015!
Lawrence
Livermore
National Lab.
USA
CNR/Istituto per la
Microelettronica e
Microsistemi
Italy
Miroslav Miler
Institute of
Photonics and
Electronics of the
ASCR, v.v.i.
Czech Republic
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IN MEMORIAM OF
Alan
Michette
2009 Optics + Optoelectronics
Symposium Chair
Member of the Symposium
Steering Committee
2007–2013 Programme
Committee Member of the
EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy
between Laboratory and Space
Conference
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STEERING COMMITTEE
Miroslav Hrabovský, Univ.
Palackého v Olomouci, Czech
Republic
Miroslav Miler, Institute of
Photonics and Electronics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Bedřich Rus, Institute of
Physics, ASCR v.v.i., Czech
Republic
Wolfgang Sandner, MaxBorn-Institut (Germany) and
Laserlab Europe
Pavel Tománek, Brno Univ. of
Technology, Czech Republic
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Saša Bajt, Deutsches
Elektronen-Synchrotron
(Germany)
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di
Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara
(Italy)
Konrad Banaszek, Univ. of
Warsaw (Poland)
Mario Bertolotti, Univ. degli
Studi di Roma La Sapienza
(Italy)
Paul Bolton, Japan Atomic
Energy Agency (Japan)
Jirí Ctyroký, Institute of
Photonics and Electronics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Pavel Cheben, National
Research Council Canada
(Canada)
Mike Dunne, Lawrence
Livermore National Lab.
(USA)
Chris Edwards, Central
Laser Facility, Science and
Technology Facilities Council,
United Kingdom
Eric Esarey, Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab. (USA)
Antonio Fimia-Gil, Univ. Miguel
Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Florian J. Grüner, Univ.
Hamburg (Germany)
Joseph W. Haus, Univ. of
Dayton (USA)
Joachim Hein, FriedrichSchiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Jiri Homola, Institute of
Photonics and Electronics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Miroslav Hrabovský, Univ.
Palackého v Olomouci (Czech
Republic)
René Hudec, Astronomical
Institute of the ASCR, v.v.i.
and Czech Technical Univ. in
Prague (Czech Republic)
Ralph B. James, Brookhaven
National Lab (USA)
Dino A. Jaroszynski, Univ. of
Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Libor Juha, Institute of Physics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of
Technology (Cyprus)
Jiri Kanka, Institute of
Photonics and Electronics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Georg Korn, ELI Beamlines,
Institute of Physics of the
ASCR, v.v.i (Czech Republic)
Vladimir Kuzmiak, Institute
of Photonics and Electronics
of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic)
Kenneth W. D. Ledingham,
Univ. of Strathclyde (United
Kingdom)
Robert A. Lieberman,
Intelligent Optical Systems,
Inc. (USA)
Richard A. London, Lawrence
Livermore National Lab.
(USA)
Peter Markos, Comenius Univ.
in Bratislava (Slovakia)
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Paul McKenna, Univ. of
Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Iñigo Molina Fernandez, Univ.
de Málaga (Spain)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical
Univ. in Prague (Czech
Republic)
Ivan Prochazka, Czech
Technical Univ. in Prague
(Czech Republic)
Ivo Rendina, CNR/Istituto
per la Microelettronica e
Microsistemi (Italy)
John T. Sheridan, Univ. College
Dublin (Ireland)
Christine Silberhorn, Univ.
Paderborn (Germany)
Roman Sobolewski, Univ. of
Rochester (USA)
Luis O. Silva, Univ. Técnica de
Lisboa (Portugal)
Carl Schroeder, Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab. (USA)
Klaus Spohr, Univ. of the West
of Scotland (United Kingdom)
Tomasz Szoplik, Univ. of
Warsaw (Poland)
Kai Tiedtke, Deutsches
Elektronen-Synchrotron
(Germany)
Thomas Tschentscher,
European XFEL GmbH
(Germany)
Alexei M. Zheltikov,
Lomonosov Moscow State
Univ. (Russian Federation)
Contents.
EOO101 Metamaterials (Kuzmiak,Markos, Szoplik). . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
EOO102 Nonlinear Optics and its Applications (Bertolotti). . . . . . . 5
EOO103 Photon Counting Applications (Prochazka) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
EOO104 Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Transfer and Processing (Banaszek, Silberhorn). . . . . . . . 6
EOO105 Optical Sensors (Baldini, Homola, Lieberman). . . . . . . . . 7
EOO106 Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
(Kalli, Kanka) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
EOO107 Holography: Advances and Modern Trends
(Hrabovský, Sheridan, Fimia). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
EOO108 Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources
from Terahertz to X-rays and Beyond (Jaroszynski). . . . . 11
EOO109 EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between
Laboratory and Space (Pina, Hudec). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
EOO110 Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics (XDam5)
(Juha, Bajt, London). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
EOO111
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Laser
Instrumentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
EOO112 High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity
Laser Technology (Hein). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
EOO113 Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of
Particles: Review of Progress and Strategies for the
Future (Ledingham, Bolton, Spohr, McKenna). . . . . . . . 17
EOO114 Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons and Ions
(Esarey, Schroeder). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
EOO115 Research Using Extreme Light: Entering
New Frontiers with PW-Class Lasers (Korn, Silva). . . . . 18
EOO116 Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations
(Cheben, Ctyroky, Molina Fernandez). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
EOO117 Laser Energy Workshop
(Dunne, Edwards, Amiranoff). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Exhibition - SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Abstract Submission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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SPIE OPTICS + OPTOELECTRONICS 2015
Metamaterials (EOO101)
Conference Chairs: Vladimír Kuzmiak, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic); Peter Markos, Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia); Tomasz Szoplik, Univ. of Warsaw
(Poland)
Programme Committee: Jiří Čtyroký, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i.
(Czech Republic); Harald Giessen, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Nigel P. Johnson, Univ. of Glasgow
(United Kingdom); Maria Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece); Yuri S.
Kivshar, The Australian National Univ. (Australia); Rafal Kotynski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland); Andrei
V. Lavrinenko, DTU Fotonik (Denmark); Evgenii E. Narimanov, Purdue Univ. (USA); Concita Sibilia,
Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy); Constantin R. Simovski, Aalto Univ. School of Electrical
Engineering (Finland); Costas M. Soukoulis, Iowa State Univ. (USA); Martin Wegener, Karlsruher
Institut für Technologie (Germany); Nikolay I. Zheludev, Optoelectronics Research Ctr. (United
Kingdom); Richard W. Ziolkowski, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)
This Metamaterials conference is the 10th event in
this series initiated in 2005 in Warsaw. Since then
the conference has been organized in Brussels
during the even years, and in Prague during the
odd years. The main interest of the meeting is in
the field of artificial nanomaterials with tailored
electromagnetic properties and their applications
in the following topics:
• negative permeability and/or permittivity
materials from THz to optics
• dielectric metamaterials
• hyperbolic metamaterials
• metasurfaces
• graphene nanoplasmonics
• plasmonics - fundamentals and applications
• plasmonics for energy conversion
• nanomagnets and magnetic field of light.
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The Prague conference will provide a forum for
both researchers and industry professionals to
stimulate interaction between the fundamental
research and applications of metamaterials and
plasmonic systems. Invited talks will be delivered by
top experts in the field. The speakers will summarize achievements in novel concepts in the theory
and experiment of metamaterial and plasmonic
structures, as well as their functionalities oriented
toward sensing and light harvesting. Submissions of
contributed papers that reflect the recent developments in fabrication, characterization technologies
and theory of artificial electromagnetic materials
are cordially invited.
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Nonlinear Optics and Applications (EOO102)
Conference Chairs: Mario Bertolotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy); Joseph W. Haus,
Univ. of Dayton (USA); Alexei M. Zheltikov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Programme Committee: Javier Aizpurua, Centro de Fisica de Materiales (Spain); Kiyoshi Asakawa,
Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan); Bruno Crosignani, Univ. dell’Aquila (Italy); Reinhard Kienberger, MaxPlanck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany); Yuri S. Kivshar, The Australian National Univ. (Australia);
Jan Perina, Palacky Univ. (Czech Republic); Mark I. Stockman, Georgia State Univ. (USA); Anatoly V.
Zayats, King’s College London (United Kingdom)
This conference focuses on the most recent advances in nonlinear optics and its applications.
The objective is to update the research and applications in the field providing a forum for discussion
and interaction to all people working in the area or
interested to the new results.
Papers describing advances in every aspect of nonlinear optics and its applications particularly, but
not limited, within the following areas are welcome:
• nonlinear, ultrafast, and quantum plasmonics
• nonlinear effects in non-homogeneous and
nanoscale structures
• organic and inorganic nonlinear materials
• special nonlinear sources (parametric, up- and
down-conversion, single photons) from X-rays
to Terahertz
• quantum optics in nonlinear processes
• nonlinear devices for applications
• nonlinear imaging systems and applications
• novel nonlinear materials, including plasmonic
and engineered structures
• nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy
• ultrafast nonlinear optics
• high-field nonlinear optics
• modeling and simulations of nonlinear
processes.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK BY
20 OCTOBER
Present and publish your latest
research for a worldwide audience
of scientists, engineers, product
developers, and decision makers
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SPIE OPTICS + OPTOELECTRONICS 2015
Photon Counting
Applications (EOO103)
Conference Chairs: Ralph B. James, Brookhaven
National Lab (USA); Ivan Prochazka, Czech
Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic);
Roman Sobolewski, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Programme Committee: Josef Blazej, Czech
Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic);
Ulrich Schreiber, Technische Univ. München
(Germany); Valery Zwiller, Technische Univ. Delft
(Netherlands)
Photon counting represents the ultimate level of
sensitivity in optical measurements. The feasibility
of individual photon detection has opened a broad
spectrum of new applications in both research and
industry now.
The fast emerging types of solid state photon
detectors are providing simple, cheap and rugged
tools to register and time tag photons. The superconducting photon counters enable to detect
photons with high quantum efficiency and to
estimate the detected photon number. Avalanche
photodiodes specifically designed for single photon
counting have been developed on the basis of various materials during the last 30 years. They have
been tailored for numerous applications in optical
sensors, quantum cryptography, optical ranging
and Lidar, time resolved spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, astronomy and optical time
transfer, to name just a few. The conference should
gather an audience from the contributing research
community active in the academic, industrial, space
related, physics and research fields.
The conference programme will consist of oral and
poster presentations on topics that include, but are
not limited to:
• new photon counting detectors, both
semiconducting and superconducting
• time correlated photon counting advances
• photon number resolving detection
• laser ranging and laser time transfer
• photon counting devices in astronomy
• laser-induced fluorescence
• single molecule detection
• optical time domain reflectometry
• optical sensors
• new and emerging applications of photon
counting
• high-energy radiation photon detectors.
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Quantum Optics and
Quantum Information
Transfer and Processing
(EOO104)
Conference Charis: Konrad Banaszek, Univ. of
Warszaw (Poland); Christine Silberhorn, Univ.
Paderborn (Germany)
Programme Committee: Ulrik Andersen,
Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Marco
Bellini, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy); Nicolas
J. Cerf, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium);
Miloslav Dusek, Palacky Univ. Olomouc (Czech
Republic); Jens S. Eisert, Univ. Potsdam
(Germany); Alexander I. Lvovsky, Univ. of
Calgary (Canada); Jeremy L. O’Brien, Univ. of
Bristol (United Kingdom); Geoff J. Pryde, Griffith
Univ. (Australia); Fabio Sciarrino, Univ. degli
Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy); Andrew J.
Shields, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (United
Kingdom); Juan P. Torres, ICFO - Institut de
Ciencies Fotoniques (Spain)
This conference is designed to bring together
leading scientists in the field of quantum optics,
quantum information processing, and quantum
communication. It will offer an updated review of
recent activities both in theoretical and experimental research.
The conference programme will consist of oral and
poster presentations on the following topics that
include, but are not limited to:
• quantum information theory and experiments
• quantum cryptography and communication
• quantum memories
• fundamental aspects of quantum optics
• quantum entanglement and its applications
• continuous variable quantum information
processing
• noiseless quantum amplifiers and their
applications
• neutron, atom and molecular quantum optics
• generation and characterization of quantum
states
• quantum computing and simulations
• decoherence and open quantum systems.
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Optical Sensors (EOO105)
Conference Chairs: Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy); Jiri Homola,
Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Robert A. Lieberman,
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (USA)
Programme Committee: Loïc J. Blum, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France); Eduard Brynda, Institute
of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Artur Dybko, Warsaw Univ. of
Technology (Poland); Günter G. Gauglitz, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany); Bo Liedberg,
Linköping Univ. (Sweden); Aleksandra Lobnik, Univ. of Maribor (Slovenia); Ramaier Narayanaswamy,
The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom); Claudia Preininger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
GmbH (Austria); Reinhardt Willsch, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Over the last twenty years optical sensors have
been extensively researched in laboratories all
over the world, and numerous sensor technologies
have found applications in significant fields such as
environmental monitoring, healthcare, food safety,
and security. This conference will bring together
researchers and students, as well as developers and
users of optical sensor with the aim to discuss the
latest developments and emerging trends in optical
sensing as well as current and future applications
of optical sensors. The conference is concerned
with all types of optical sensors and all aspects of
optical sensing. The conference programme will
consist of oral and poster presentations on topics
that include, but are not limited to:
• novel concepts in optical sensing
• components and data processing methods for
optical sensors
• integrated optical sensors
• fiber optic sensors
• optical sensor networks and distributed
sensors
• optical chemical sensors and biosensors.
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Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres (EOO106)
Conference Chairs: Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus); Jiri Kanka, Institute of
Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC
(USA)
Programme Committee: Jean-Luc Adam, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France); John Ballato, Clemson Univ.
(USA); Ole Bang, DTU Fotonik (Denmark); Hartmut Bartelt, Institut für Photonische Technologien
e.V. (Germany); Aurélien Bergonzo, Fibercore Ltd. (United Kingdom); Neil G. R. Broderick, The Univ.
of Auckland (New Zealand); Benjamin J. Eggleton, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia); Christopher
Emslie, Fibercore Ltd. (United Kingdom); Sebastien Fevrier, XLIM Institut de Recherche (France);
Karl-Friedrich Klein, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany); Jonathan C. Knight, Univ. of
Bath (United Kingdom); Michael Komodromos, Frederick Univ. (Cyprus); Hanne Ludvigsen, Aalto
Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland); Walter Margulis, Acreo Swedish ICT AB (Sweden);
Saeed Rehman, Fibertronix AB (Sweden); Valerio Romano, Berner Fachhochschule Technik und
Informatik (Switzerland); Kay Schuster, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany);
Waclaw Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland); David J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United
Kingdom); Alexei M. Zheltikov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Specialised optical fibres have become essential
optical components, designed to control and manipulate light guided within an optical network,
enabling selective confinement, routing, dispersion
or filtering to occur directly in the optical domain.
Specialised optical fibres can be broadly classified
as solid step or gradient index types, liquid core
fibres and as photonic crystal or microstructure
designs. In the former case, selective material doping of the fibres can afford unique properties that
allow for optical amplification or photosensitivity.
In the latter case, photonic crystal fibre allows for
photon propagation in the most intricate of ways
with great flexibility; we have far more control over
the properties of photonic crystals than we do over
the electronic properties of semiconductors. There
are three key features that define the development
of a specialised fibre i) the composition of the host
material, ii) the waveguide design and iii) the use
of specialised coatings.
This conference aims to provide a forum for scientists and engineers-involved with the modelling,
design, fabrication, device integration, and application of PCFs and specialty optical fibres-to present
and share their latest research and findings. This
conference will expand on the existing innovations
that relate to microstructure and speciality optical
fibres, detailing progress in the areas of fibre
manufacture, devices, and applications that target
the fields of optical communications, sensing and
spectroscopy; and incorporating modelling of novel
fibre geometries.
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The conference programme will consist of both oral
and poster presentations. Papers are solicited on,
but not limited to, the following topics:
• Materials, Processes and Fabrication
Advances
Advances in speciality and microstructure fibre
manufacture based on, silica, chalcogenide and
multi-component glasses, rare-earth doped
fibres, single crystal material fibre and polymer
optical fibres, as well as new and advanced
coating materials.
• Theory and Modeling
Modelling and simulation of linear and nonlinear
characteristics of novel optical fibres, including
modal analysis, birefringence, polarisation and
dispersion properties, confinement and bending
losses, evanescent coupling in multi-core fibre
and fibre tapers.
• Test & Characterisation Methods
Characterisation of optical fibres, e.g. measurements of fibre geometry, birefringence,
dispersion, non-linearity and distributed measurements
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• Optical Components, Sensors and Devices
Speciality and microstructure fibre-based devices and their applications cover a broad spectrum
of research areas that can include:
- Supercontinuum generation, wavelength
conversion, fibre lasers and amplification,
ultra-high power and ultra-short pulse
delivery, optical clocks, pulse shaping,
dispersion compensation, micro fluidic
devices, liquid crystal fibres, and optical
transport of microparticles.
- Optical sensors, e.g. chemical and biosensors,
vec torial (multi-core struc tures) and
birefringent sensors (temperature and
pressure), Bragg and long period grating
sensors in specialised fibres.
- Near-field microscopy, spectroscopy of
gases and liquids.
We also encourage papers on hot topics and fields
of commercial interest such as “Optical Nanowires
and Sub-wavelength Diameter Fibres”, “Mid-IR
and Infrared Fibres”, “Specialty Fibres for Bio and
Chemical Sensing”, “Fibres for Harsh Environments”, “Fibres for use in the Aerospace Industry”,
“Fibres for Oil and Gas Applications”, and “Optical
Fibres in Renewal Energy Applications”.
IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Due:
20 OCTOBER 2014
Author Notification:
7 JANUARY 2015
Manuscript Due Date:
16 MARCH 2015
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions imply the intent of at
least one author to register, attend the conference,
present the paper as scheduled, and submit a fulllength manuscript for publication in the conference
proceedings.
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SPIE OPTICS + OPTOELECTRONICS 2015
Holography: Advances and Modern Trends (EOO107)
Conference Chairs: Miroslav Hrabovský, Palacký Univ. (Czech Republic); John T. Sheridan, Univ.
College Dublin (Ireland); Antonio Fimia, Univ. Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Programme Committee: Radim Chmelík, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic); Milos Kopecky,
Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Libor Kotacka, Optaglio s.r.o. (Czech
Republic); Miroslav Miler, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic); Dagmar
Senderáková, Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia); Mitsuo Takeda, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan);
Vladimir Y. Venediktov, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical Univ. “LETI” (Russian Federation);
Przemyslaw W. Wachulak, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland); Günther K. G. Wernicke, HumboldtUniv. zu Berlin (Germany)
A new era in Holography opened in 1961, when Leith
and Upatnieks described the use of the off-axis
reference beam to capture--on a single piece of
photographic film--the complete record of the light
wave, resulting for the first time in holographic
images of excellent quality. Today, holography
is still alive and well. Since the beginning it has
been the perfect method. It has found widespread
applications throughout all fields of science and
technology. Many initial expectations have not been
realised; however number of other applications
have brought benefits to mankind.
This conference will highlight contemporary
techniques of holographic recording and replay,
as is e.g. digital holography, computer-generated
holograms, and diffractive optics. The scope of the
conference will not be limited to the visible light
holography only, it will also take into account other
parts of the spectrum. The conference will also
focus on the issue of using appropriate recording
materials and processing methods, which are essential to the success of holography. All materials
currently in use, as well as new materials will be
discussed.
Considering all aspects of holography, the most
attention must be always paid to its applications.
In addition to traditional and already existing areas,
new applications continue to appear. Presently
they include holographic fabrication of photonic
crystals, among others.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not
limited to:
• advances in classical holographic techniques
especially in non-visible spectrum
• holographic interference techniques for
photonic crystal fabrication
• lithographic materials for recording photonic
crystals
• photonic crystal technology in holography
• digital holography and electronic transmission
of holograms
• computer generated holograms and diffractive
optics modelling and analysis of diffraction
processes
• digital processing of holograms and
interferograms
• holography in nanotechnology
• materials and processes for real-time and
active holographic recording
• dynamically switchable holograms
• security holography
• holographic 3D imaging and metrology
• elements and systems used for holographic
storage of digital information.
This conference is dedicated to bring together
researchers and users of holographic techniques;
including those working in other branches of science and technology.
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Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as
Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources (EOO108)
Conference Chairs: Dino A. Jaroszynski, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Programme Committee: Christoph H. Keitel, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); Alexander
Pukhov, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. Düsseldorf (Germany); Antoine Rousse, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de
Techniques Avancées (France); Zheng-Ming Sheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China); Luis O. Silva,
Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal); Toshiki Tajima, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan),
Univ. of California Irwine {United States); Mark Wiggins, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom); Victor
Zamfir, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Romania); Matthew Zepf,
Queen’s Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Relativistic plasma waves driven by high-power
ultra-short pulse lasers are providing new opportunities for developing ultra-compact coherent and
incoherent radiation sources, which span a broad
spectral range from millimetre wavelengths to
X-rays and even beyond to gamma rays.
Laser and beam driven plasma wakefield accelerators have acceleration gradients more than a
thousand times that of conventional accelerators.
These ultra-compact accelerators are now being
developed into compact synchrotron sources,
free-electron lasers and gamma ray sources.
The radial electrostatic forces of plasma waves,
and the availability of counter-propagating laser
beams, provides a unique opportunity to develop
ultra-short period wigglers, thus making possible
sources of radiation with photon energies extending to hard X-rays and gamma rays, and of
unprecedented brilliance and short pulse duration.
Transition, Cherenkov and diffraction radiation
from the femtosecond duration electron bunches is
opening up the possibility of single cycle radiation
fields with unprecedented intensities.
If these relativistic plasma based sources are developed to maturity they could transform the way
science is done - by making them widely available
and delivering intense photon beams with unique
properties.
Papers are solicited on (not exclusively) the following areas:
• synchrotron sources and free-electron lasers
based on laser and beam driven plasma
wakefield accelerators
• betatron sources based on plasma accelerators
and plasma wigglers
• scattering from relativistic plasma waves and
ionisation fronts as coherent sources
• parametric amplification using plasma waves
• terahertz and infra-red sources based on laserplasma interactions
• applications of laser-plasma radiation sources
• high-field applications of intense laser fields.
Furthermore, scattering laser radiation from relativistic plasma waves produces high intensity coherent
beams, with high efficiency, that produce high
intensity attosecond duration coherent XUV radiation. Plasma waves are also being used to amplify
light through Compton and Raman backscattering,
which may provide a new route to producing very
high power parametric amplifiers.
Radiation arising from laser-plasma interactions is
extending the range of applications of electromagnetic radiation into domains of science that are not
usually associated with lasers, which include probing the nucleus, QED and following the evolution of
matter on its natural time and space scales.
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EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between
Laboratory and Space (EOO109)
Conference Chairs: René Hudec, Astronomical Institute of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic), Czech
Technical Univ. in Prague {Czech Republic); Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech
Republic)
Programme Committee: Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA); Henryk Fiedorowicz,
Military Univ. of Technology (Poland); René Hudec, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic);
Ali M. Khounsary, X-ray Optics, Inc. (USA); Randall L. McEntaffer, The Univ. of Iowa (USA) ; Stephen
L. O’Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico
di Brera (Italy); Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); Yuriy Ya Platonov,
Rigaku Innovative Technologies, Inc. (USA); Paul B. Reid, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics
(USA); Bedřich Rus , ELI Beamlines (Czech Republic), Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. {Czech
Republic); Anatoly Snigirev, ESRF - The European Synchrotron (France); Peter Z. Takacs, Brookhaven
National Lab. (USA); Melville P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (USA); David L. Windt, Reflective X-Ray
Optics LLC (USA); William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray Optics have
many applications in many areas of recent science
and technology ranging from space (astronomy) to
the laboratory, and numerous alternative designs of
these optics have been suggested and implemented. The apertures range from micromirrors of less
than 1 mm to a few meters in the case of space applications. Novel schemes of source-optics systems
and experimental results show higher brightness
and better imaging or diagnostic capabilities.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together
scientists, manufacturers, optical and mechanical
engineers, designers and users of EUV and X-ray
optics, in order to exchange ideas, highlight possible problems and challenges linked to their use and
to seek ways to overcome the current limitations.
New or potential users of EUV and X-ray optics
will benefit from clear reviews by experienced
specialists discussing the advantages and disadvantages of these advanced optical arrangements.
An important part of the meeting will be dedicated
to the use of adaptive EUV and X-ray optics: how
to improve their performances, and reviewing new
results and recent advances.
An additional goal of the conference is to bring
together EUV and X-ray optical scientists specialising in both terrestrial and space applications, with
benefits for both sides. Many application areas of
EUV and X-ray optics require novel technologies
and new approaches in order to achieve better imaging quality, and some approaches designed and
developed originally for space optics should also
be applicable in laboratory optics, and vice versa.
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Presentations discussing technologies for future
space X-ray astronomy missions are encouraged.
These missions require development of mostly
innovative technologies; the possibilities, the results obtained so far and details of new ideas are
suitable topics for discussion. The recent situation
in the field strongly demonstrates the urgent need
of novel, cost effective approaches and solutions.
It is clear that the requirements of future large
X-ray astronomy missions are so demanding that
they need a truly interdisciplinary approach in a
wide international collaboration. The technologies
will include X-ray optics based on Si wafers and
advanced glass forming for precise X-ray optics,
but also other possibilities, as well as related
advanced metrology, measurement and testing.
These technologies can also be used for laboratory
EUV and X-ray optics, and presentations based
on such applications will be welcome. In addition,
discussions of new projects and results achieved in
synchrotron and laboratory EUV and X-ray optics
are requested, including considerations of how
related fields can benefit from these achievements.
Both the laboratory and space EUV and X-ray communities have begun efforts in the development of
active / adaptive optics with the aim of achieving
superfine angular or spatial resolutions. This conference will also cover all aspects, development and
use of such optical techniques. Researchers working in the following aspects of EUV and X-ray optics
are encouraged to submit papers for consideration:
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• overviews of EUV and X-ray optics
technologies for laboratory and space
• overviews of applications of EUV and X-ray
optics
• reflective, diffractive and refractive EUV and
X-ray optics
• novel concepts, designs and technologies for
EUV and X-ray optics
• theory, modelling and simulation of EUV and
X-ray optics
• integrated devices and systems (sources,
optics, detectors)
• devices and fabrication approaches to achieve
improved quality EUV and X-ray optics
• active / adaptive EUV and X-ray optics
• multilayer X-ray optics
• optics for hard X-rays
• electronics and control of EUV and X-ray
optical devices and systems
• measurement, characterization and
assessment of EUV and X-ray optical devices
and systems, including reliability
• new classes of experiments and improvements
to existing techniques
• scientific results obtained with EUV and X-ray
optics.
The conference organisers hope to receive contributions from experienced groups from important
world facilities and institutes. The aim is to focus on
the leading current EUV and X-ray optics technologies, and those with the potential to be realizable
in the future.
IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Due:
20 OCTOBER 2014
Author Notification:
7 JANUARY 2015
Manuscript Due Date:
16 MARCH 2015
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions imply the intent of at
least one author to register, attend the conference,
present the paper as scheduled, and submit a fulllength manuscript for publication in the conference
proceedings.
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Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics
(XDam) (EOO110)
Conference Chairs: Libor Juha, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Saša Bajt,
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany); Richard London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
(USA)
Programme Committee: Fred Bijkerk, Univ. Twente (Netherlands); Jaromír Chalupský, Institute
of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Henryk Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology
(Poland); Jacek Krzywinski, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (USA); Klaus Mann, Laser-Lab. Göttingen
e.V. (Germany); Tomáš Mocek, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Ladislav Pina,
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Harald
Sinn, European XFEL GmbH (Germany); Michael Störmer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany);
Philippe Zeitoun, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (France); Beata Ziaja-Motyka,
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
The conference will be devoted to the study of
damage to optical elements irradiated by high
average and/or high peak fluxes of radiation in the
VUV, EUV, and X-ray spectral regions. The following
main subjects will be covered by the conference:
• observed damage to optics exposed to
synchrotron radiation, high-order harmonics,
discharge- and laser-plasma based EUV/X-ray
sources, and X-ray lasers, including freeelectron lasers (FELs)
• behavior of optical materials irradiated by
intense VUV radiation
• response of thin film coatings, multilayer
structures, and bulk materials to intense shortwavelength radiation
• advanced diagnostics for investigation of
damage formation and development
• analytical techniques and procedures for
detailed characterization of the damaged
regions of materials
• computer simulation of damage processes at
microscopic and macroscopic levels
• calculations of damage limits for optical
components used with intense shortwavelength radiation sources
• strategies for the design of optical elements to
avoid or reduce VUV, EUV and X-ray radiation
damage.
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Special attention will be paid to the practical importance of these subjects to VUV micro-structuring
and lithography, EUV nanolithography, focusing
of incoherent emission from plasma-based point
sources, and manipulation of radiation from new
generation EUV/X-ray lasers and other ultra-intense sources, such as FELs, (e.g., LCLS, SACLA,
FLASH, SCSS, [email protected], and European XFEL)
and advanced laser-driven sources (e.g., LASERIX
and ELI Beamlines).
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Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers
Instrumentation (EOO111)
FINAL CONTENT PENDING:
The conference programme will consist of presentations on topics that include, but are not limited to:
• status of planned and operational VUV, EUV,
soft x-ray and X-ray FEL facilities
• science examples defining requirements to
FEL radiation properties and instrumentation
• advanced FEL radiation schemes (e.g. seeding,
variable polarization, two-colour)
• diagnostics of electron beam and FEL
radiation, including spectral, temporal and
coherence properties
• instrumentation for femtosecond
characterization in pump-probe experiments
• X-ray optics and beam transport issues
including propagation of coherent X-ray FEL
radiation
• advanced instrumentation for FEL
experiments.
Please watch the conference website for full conference announcement details:
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High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity
Laser Technology (EOO112)
Conference Chairs: Joachim Hein, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Programme Committee: Jean-Christophe Francis Chanteloup, Ecole Polytechnique (France);
Leonida A. Gizzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); Marc Hanna, Lab. Charles Fabry (France);
Bruno J. Le Garrec, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Jens Limpert, FriedrichSchiller-Univ. Jena (Germany); Antonio Lucianetti, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech
Republic); Paul D. Mason, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom); Mathias Siebold, HelmholtzZentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany)
This conference will be dedicated to the underlying
science and new developments in the field of lasers
producing high-pulse energies, high-peak or average powers. Such laser systems are the emerging
tools not only for material processing but more than
ever for research of laser matter interaction under
extreme conditions or as pump lasers for various
kinds of physical processes including lasers itself.
Papers are solicited on the following topics:
• new types of lasers that can produce high
power or ultrashort pulses
• high-energy DPSSL, flashlamp pumped solid
state, or gas lasers
• high-power laser architectures including fiber
and thin disc lasers
• broadband, high-energy, or high average
power parametric amplification
• high-energy or high-power frequency
conversion
• high-energy pulse compression
• coherent and incoherent combination of laser
pulses
• laser materials and their characterization
• improvement of laser-induced damage
threshold optics
• advanced cooling schemes for solid state lasers
• high power diode lasers as pump sources
• large aperture optics including gratings for
pulse compression and adaptive optics
• fast laser modulators and modulators that can
handle high average or high peak power.
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Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of
Particles: Review of Progress and Strategies for the
Future (EOO113)
Conference Chairs: Kenneth W. D. Ledingham, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom); Klaus Spohr,
Univ. of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom); Paul McKenna, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom);
Paul R. Bolton, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Programme Committee: Sergei V. Bulanov, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); Thomas E. Cowan,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany); Wolfgang Enghardt, Technische Univ.
Dresden (Germany); Jean-Claude Kieffer, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada);
Chang-Ming C. Ma, Fox Chase Cancer Ctr. (USA); Victor Malka, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de
Techniques Avancées (France); Franz Pfeiffer, Technische Univ. München (Germany); Markus Roth,
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany); Akifumi Yogo, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
(Japan)
The past decade has seen rapid development of
high power short pulse lasers from multi-TW to
PW levels and the healthy pace continues to the
multi-PW level. Repetition-rated PW systems are
now commercially available and 10 PW systems are
on the horizon. The basic mechanisms for laser-acceleration of particles in a plasma environment are
understood and simulations indicate power level
requirements for reaching specified bunch charge
and kinetic energy. Adequately high power laser
pulses can be strongly focused to generate intense
beams of electrons, protons, other ions, neutrons,
x-rays and other photons. For some years now
laser driven particle and photon beams have been
considered as candidates for a variety of future
uses including medical applications. Meanwhile, ion
beam radiotherapy with conventional accelerators
has become well-established
A key result from the 2011 SPIE conference entitled, “Medical Applications of Laser-Generated
Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles”
was progress toward establishing an international
initiative for laser-acceleration applied to bio-medicine, imaging and diagnostics The initiative aimed
to promote laser-driven medical applications
research that would ultimately lead to developing
an international centre dedicated to pursuit of this
subject matter. Discussion of this effort continued
and updated progress was presented at the 2013
SPIE conference entitled, “Medical Applications of
Laser-Generated Beams of Particles III: Review of
Progress Made in Recent Years”.
The follow up SPIE conference in Prague in 2015
will highlight continued progress with medical
applications of laser-driven secondary sources
and address strategies for the future. As in the
2011 and 2013 SPIE conferences, oral and poster
presentations are solicited in the following areas of
research but are not limited to:
• the development of high power lasers for
proton and ion therapy
• identifying the laser parameters necessary to
produce protons and ions suitable for cancer
treatment
• laser-produced monochromatic x-rays for
diagnostics
• inverse Compton /Thomson scattering x-ray
sources and compact laser driven hybrid
synchrotron sources
• laser and target technology for producing
monoenergetic ion beams
• transport and focusing of laser driven ion
beams
• radiobiology and cell damage studies using
laser-produced proton beams
• laser-driven medical isotope production
• medical applications with laser-accelerated
electron beams
• plasma simulations of laser driven secondary
sources of radiation
• advances in diagnostic techniques to
characterise and control laser produced ion
and photon beams
• critical comparison of conventional and
anticipated laser accelerators for producing
secondary sources suitable for medical
applications.
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Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions
(EOO114)
Conference Chairs: Eric Esarey, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (USA); Carl B. Schroeder, Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab. (USA); Florian J. Grüner, Univ. of Hamburg (Germany)
Programme Committee: Wim Leemans, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (USA); Min Chen, Shanghai
Jiao Tong Univ. (China); Sergei V. Bulanov, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); Thomas E. Cowan,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany); Brigitte Cros, Univ. Paris-Sud 11 (France);
Antonio Giulietti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); Florian J. Grüner, Ludwig-MaximiliansUniv. München (Germany); Björn M. Hegelich, Los Alamos National Lab. (USA); Simon M. Hooker, Univ.
of Oxford (United Kingdom); Stefan Karsch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany);
Karl M. Krushelnick, Univ. of Michigan (USA); Victor Malka, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques
Avancées (France); Zulfikar Najmudin, Imperial College London (United Kingdom); Zheng-Ming
Sheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China); Luis O. Silva, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal);
Vladimir T. Tikhonchuk, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France); Antonio C. Ting, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA);
Claes-Goran Wahlström, Lund Univ. (Sweden); Matthew Zepf, Queen’s Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
This conference will be dedicated to new developments on the laser acceleration of electrons,
protons and ions. This includes methods based on
the interaction of intense lasers with structures and
plasmas at gas and solid densities. Experiments,
diagnostics, theory, and numerical modeling of
laser accelerators will be discussed. Papers are
solicited on the following topics:
• interaction of intense laser pulses with
structures, gases and solid targets
• generation of large amplitude plasma waves
with intense laser pulses
• self-guiding and channel guiding of intense
laser pulses
• intense laser-plasma instabilities
• particle acceleration with lasers
• particle injection techniques for laser
accelerators
• particle beam interaction with plasmas
• particle beam quality in laser accelerators
• staging of laser accelerators
• diagnostics for laser accelerators and ultrashort particle bunches
• theoretical and numerical modeling of laser
accelerators.
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Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New
Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers (EOO115)
Conference Chairs: Georg Korn, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Luis O. Silva,
Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
Programme Committee: Sergei V. Bulanov, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); Thomas E. Cowan,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (Germany); Todd Ditmire, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
(USA); Dimitrios Charalambidis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece), ELI
Alps {Hungary); Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom); Nelson
C. Lopes, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal); Mattias Marklund, Umeå Univ. (Sweden); Nikolay
Narozhny, National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI (Russian Federation); David Neely, Rutherford
Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom); Johann Rafelski, The Univ. of Arizona (USA); Bedřich Rus, Institute
of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic), ELI Beamlines (Czech Republic) Stefan Weber, ELI
Beamlines (Czech Republic); ; Victor Zamfir, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear
Engineering (Romania); Matthew Zepf, Queen’s Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
This conference will be dedicated to the new developments in intense laser-matter interactions and
Petawatt photonics, triggered and motivated by
the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI),represented
by its 3 pillars, ELI Beamlines, ELI ALPS and ELI NP
thus opening a gateway to new regimes in physics.
The opportunities and challenges associated with
these regimes, from a technical, experimental,
computational and theoretical point of view will be
covered, with a focus on the enabling technologies
for ELI and the science challenges associated with
ultra-high laser intensities and with the unique
secondary sources to be produced e.g. ultra-short
pulses of high energy photons, electrons and ions.
Papers are solicited on the following topics:
• relativistic and ultra-relativistic nonlinear
optics
• physics and new applications using ultra
intense lasers
• ultra-intense laser sources and related
techniques for their characterization
• nuclear physics with ultra-intense lasers and
laser produced high-energy photons and ions
• laser acceleration of particles towards the
energy frontier
• from attosecond to zeptosecond science at
high Intensities including attosecond sources
and their applications
• research and anticipated applications with
ELI-class secondary sources of photons and
particles also in other fields
• plasma physics including laboratory
astrophysics using high intensity laser pulses,
WDM generation and diagnostics
• ultra-high field science and high energy beam
science
• QED at ultra-intense fields
• theory and simulations: going from relativistic
to ultra relativistic regimes of laser matter
interaction and beyond.
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Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations (EOO116)
Conference Chairs: Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada); Jiří Čtyroký, Institute
of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Iñigo Molina-Fernández, Univ. de
Málaga (Spain)
Programme Committee: Roel G. Baets, Univ. Gent (Belgium); Trevor Mark Benson, The Univ. of
Nottingham (United Kingdom); Hung-Chun Chang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan); Christopher
R. Doerr, Acacia Communications Inc. (USA); Romuald Houdré, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne (Switzerland); Raman Kashyap, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada); Christophe
Kazmierski, III-V Lab. (France); ; Philippe Lalanne, Institut d’Optique Graduate School (France);
Xaveer J. M. Leijtens, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands); Andrea I. Melloni, Politecnico
di Milano (Italy); Jarmila Müllerová, Univ. of ?ilina (Slovakia); Martin Schell, Fraunhofer-Institut
für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany); Lech Wosinski, KTH Royal Institute of
Technology (Sweden); Dan-Xia Xu, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
The conference focuses on the physics, design and
simulation of integrated optical structures, devices
and systems. This conference aims to provide an
international forum for researchers from academia,
industry and government laboratories for sharing
the latest advancements relevant to integrated
optics physics, design and simulations. Theoretical
and experimental papers are solicited that report
progress in the following and related topics:
• optical waveguide theory and modeling
• simulation and design of optoelectronic
devices
• waveguide photonic bandgap engineering and
microcavities
• passive and active waveguide devices
• diffractive and subwavelength structures in
integrated optics
• integrated optical circuits for datacom, WDM
networks and coherent communications
• waveguide based light sources,
photodetectors, modulators, amplifiers,
wavelength converters, switches, couplers,
resonators, filters and subsystems
• planar waveguide devices for aerospace
applications and defence
• optical interconnects
• photonic design automation, manufacturing,
and verification tools
• novel algorithms and photonic CAD software
for photonics and integration with electronics.
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Laser Energy Workshop (EOO117)
Conference Chairs: Mike Dunne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA); Chris Edwards, Science and
Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom); François Amiranoff, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Laser Energy, based on repetitively pulsed fusion
of inertially confined D-T fuel capsules is one of the
few potential solutions to closing the gap between
global energy demand and supply. Along with
magnetic fusion energy (MFE) and proposed “Gen
IV” fission reactors, laser energy avoids damaging
the environment and provides long term security
of energy supply, addressing the need for a substantial global transition in how baseload power
is generated.
Over the past few years, the LIFE (US) and HiPER
(Europe) projects have been conceived as responses to the anticipated achievement of “ignition”
at the National Ignition facility (NIF), identifying
concepts for prototype demonstration power
plants required to prove the commercial viability
of Laser Energy.
• the physics of laser driven fusion; latest results
from experiments and simulations
• advanced optical elements and systems
capable of meeting the requirements of laser
energy
• fuel capsule design, mass production and cost
reduction
• materials and engineering concepts for the
fusion chamber and associated systems
including systems engineering studies
• financial modeling of the laser energy
economy
• the wider scientific opportunities associated
with laser fusion power plants and the
prototypes which will arise during the
associated technology development.
The latest results in this field will be brought together in a workshop format for this important
event hosted within the International Symposium
on SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics. The workshop
will include invited and contributed presentations
from both the NIF and HiPER projects and from the
wider Laser Energy community; a panel discussion
on future prospects and strategies and a poster
session covering some of the most recent results.
Engagement with industry is an important element
of the Laser Energy roadmap, both in a facility
delivery context and also to ensure that arising
technological advances are exploited for shorter
term economic impact. This will be emphasized in
the workshop, along with discussion of the key enabling technologies and the underlying physics of
laser-driven fusion and progress to “ignition” at NIF.
Contributions are sought in all the key areas of science and technology which contribute to realizing
the Laser Energy opportunity including:
IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Due:
20 OCTOBER 2014
Author Notification:
7 JANUARY 2015
Manuscript Due Date:
16 MARCH 2015
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions imply the intent of at
least one author to register, attend the conference,
present the paper as scheduled, and submit a fulllength manuscript for publication in the conference
proceedings.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Available January 2015
Available January 2015
The comprehensive Advance Technical Programme
for this symposium will list conferences, paper
titles, and authors in order of presentation; an
outline of all planned special events; and hotel and
registration information. All those who submit an
abstract will receive a copy.
For your information and convenience, hotel reservations can now be made online. Please see the Hotel
and Travel section for further information.
REGISTRATION
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your country.
All participants, including invited speakers, contributed speakers, session chairs, co-chairs, and
committee members, must pay a registration fee.
Fee information for conferences, courses, a registration form, and technical and general information will
be available on the SPIE website in January.
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SPIE Members receive 15% off conference and course
registration fees.
The paper you present will live far beyond the conference room
All proceedings from this event will be published in the SPIE Digital Library, promoting breakthrough
results, ideas, and organizations to millions of key researchers from around the world.
Helping engineers
and scientists stay
current and competitive
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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
By submitting an abstract, I agree to the following conditions:
AN AUTHOR OR COAUTHOR (INCLUDING
KEYNOTE, INVITED, ORAL, AND POSTER
PRESENTERS) WILL:
REVIEW, NOTIFICATION, AND
PROGRAMME PLACEMENT
INFORMATION
• Register at the reduced author registration rate
(current SPIE Members receive an additional
discount on the registration fee).
• Attend the meeting.
• Make the presentation as scheduled in the program.
• Submit a full-length manuscript (6 pages minimum) for publication in the SPIE Digital Library
and Proceedings of SPIE.
• Obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and
accommodations, independent of SPIE, through
their sponsoring organizations.
• Ensure that all clearances, including government
and company clearance, have been obtained to
present and publish. If you are a DoD contractor
in the USA, allow at least 60 days for clearance.
• To ensure a high-quality conference, all submissions will be assessed by the Conference
Chair/Editor for technical merit and suitability
of content.
• Conference Chair/Editors reserve the right to
reject for presentation any paper that does not
meet content or presentation expectations.
• The contact author will receive notification of
acceptance and presentation details by e-mail
no later than 7 January 2015.
• Final placement in an oral or poster session is
subject to the Chairs’ discretion.
Submit an abstract and summary online at :
www.spie.org/oocall
• Abstracts should contain enough detail to clearly
convey the approach and the results of the research. Accepted abstracts will be published and
made available at the meeting. Please submit a
500-word abstract for review.
• Please also submit a 300-word text summary
suitable for early release. If accepted, this summary text will be published prior to the meeting
in the online or printed programs promoting the
conference.
• Only original material should be submitted.
• Abstracts should contain enough detail to clearly convey the approach and the results of the
research.
• Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers where
supporting data or a technical description cannot be given for proprietary reasons will not be
accepted for presentation in this conference.
• Please do not submit the same, or similar, abstracts to multiple conferences.
PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE AND SPIE
DIGITAL LIBRARY INFORMATION
• Manuscript instructions are available from the
“For Authors/Presenters” link on the conference website.
• Conference Chair/Editors may require manuscript revision before approving publication and
reserve the right to reject for publication any
paper that does not meet acceptable standards
for a scientific publication. Conference Chair/Editors’ decisions on whether to allow publication
of a manuscript is final.
• Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright
of the manuscript to SPIE, or provide a suitable
publication license.
• Only papers presented at the conference and
received according to publication guidelines
and timelines will be published in the conference
Proceedings of SPIE and SPIE Digital Library.
• Published papers are indexed in leading scientific databases including Astrophysical Data
System (ADS), Chemical Abstracts (relevant
content), Compendex, CrossRef, Current
Contents, DeepDyve, Google Scholar, Inspec,
Portico, Scopus, SPIN, and Web of Science
Conference Proceedings Citation Index, and
are searchable in the SPIE Digital Library. Full
manuscripts are available to SPIE Digital Library
subscribers worldwide.
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E.
EXHIBITION
SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics Exhibition
gives you the opportunity to make
connections with suppliers and project
partners from around the world.
14–15 APRIL 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
Get ahead of the competition. The Optics + Optoelectronic Exhibition
is where research, technology and industry meet. Optical instruments
are addressing an ever increasing number of industrial and research
applications.
Connect with your customers and find new business. Reach a growing
audience of people looking for new connections and solutions in a myriad
of product areas—imaging and vision, defence, telecommunications, space,
transportation, industrial process control, laser fusion and more.
Be a part. Contact the SPIE sales team to learn more about exhibiting at
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Join your colleagues in Prague
Read the Call for Papers and take the first step towards submitting an
abstract today. The website has everything you need to know about the
meeting—up-to-date call information, author and presenter instructions
to develop a successful presentation and manuscript for publication
in the Proceedings of SPIE and the SPIE Digital Library. Also find
information about hotel, travel, and registration.
The meeting will foster networking among fellow researchers
and enable the exchange of new ideas and novel concepts, as
well as discussions about the most recent advances in optics and
optoelectronics.
An added attraction is the future location of the highly regarded ELI
Beamlines Facility near Prague. Take this opportunity to hear first-hand
the new developments in intense laser-matter interactions and Petawatt
photonics, triggered and motivated by the Extreme Light Infrastructure,
as well as interact with the researchers and academics that are part of
this ground-breaking research.
Submit your abstract today: www.spie.org/oo15call
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www.spie.org/oo15call
EXHIBITION: 14-15 APRIL
Clarion Congress Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
Present your research in Prague—
the conference and exhibition that
addresses the latest developments
and advances in a broad range of
optics and optoelectronic devices,
technologies, and their integration.
13-16
APRIL 2015
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