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Clarion Congress Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
1 - 4 April 2019
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An invitation to participate


It is our pleasure to welcome your participation at the SPIE 2019 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics. The symposium offers multiple opportunities to advance your research. An excellent technical programme has been prepared, and organized within two-tracks, Emerging Technologies and Research with Extreme Light Sources, with the following technologies represented:

• optical sensing
• holography
• metamaterials
• non-linear optics
• integrated optics
• photon-counting and quantum optics
• high energy/high intensity laser systems
• petawatt class lasers and ultrafast laser technologies
• radiation and particle sources driven by high-power lasers
• free electron laser sources
• plasma waves as radiation sources
• laser acceleration of charged particles
• x-ray optics

Over 700 presentations in 2017 prove that this event is recognized as an important forum for science, government, and industry to access and share information on optical technologies. The event focuses specifically on the research aspects of optics and optoelectronics science and technology, with a special emphasis on the existing and upcoming European and international laser infrastructures.

The symposium features plenary sessions focusing on the current hot topics, fifteen conferences, and two workshops. With lab tours planned, the program promises an exciting week, with excellent science and technology in a setting conducive to international interchange, networking, and exchanging ideas.  


The diversity and breadth of cultural, scientific and economic capacities of the city have contributed to selecting Prague as the host for Optics+Optoelectronics:

• Prague is home to the ELI Beamlines facility, the gateway to new regimes in fundamental physics by extreme light. The facility utilizes high-power, high-repetition-rate lasers for high-field physics experiments and for generation of high-intensity sources of radiation and particles. As an international laser user facility, it opens a new era of laser-based research, attracting the world’s best scientists to unique research opportunities.

• The city continues to be an important centre for research; it is the home of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the headquarters of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Photonics and Electronics, the Institute of Plasma Physics, the Institute of Experimental Medicine, BIOCEV European Biotechnology and Biomedicine Center, among others. 

• As the capital, Prague is not only the cultural and tourist nexus of the nation, but also the economic one.  Prague and the Czech Republic is a base to many international companies including HP, Boeing, Oracle, Honeywell, Avast, Thermo Fisher, Microsoft Innovation Center, and Siemens.  

We invite you to share the most recent developments and applications at SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2019.  Explore the city’s history from the science perspective and discover the Prague footprints by Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Ernst Mach, Bernard Bolzano, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Jaroslav Heyrovský, or Otto Wichterle. 

Join us for this exciting meeting in the beautiful city of Prague!

2019 General Chairs:

Bedřich Rus

Bedřich Rus
ELI Beamlines and Institute of Physics, ASCR v.v.i.
Czech Republic

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards
Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council
United Kingdom

Sasa Bajt

Sasa Bajt 
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
Germany

Ivo Rendina

Ivo Rendina
CNR/Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi
Italy

Mike Dunne

Mike Dunne
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. 
United States

2019 Honorary Chair:

Erich Spitz

Erich Spitz
French Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Technologies, 
Advisor to Thales,
France


2019 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Ric Allott, The Association of Industrial Laser Users (United Kingdom) 
Saša Bajt, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Pavel Bakule, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics, ASCR v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Mario Bertolotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Paul Bolton, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)
Thomas Butcher, Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
Jirí Ctyroký, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Peter Domokos, Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Hungary)
Mike Dunne, SLAC National Accelerator Lab.  (United States)
Chris Edwards, Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
Eric Esarey, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Antonio Fimia-Gil, Univ. Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Adam Gali, Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Hungary) 
Antonio Giulietti, CNR (Italy)
Constantin L. Haefner, Lawrence Livermore Lab. (United States) 
Joachim Hein, Friedrich-Schiller-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)
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)
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. (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Peter Markos, Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Paul McKenna, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC (United States)
Iñigo Molina Fernandez, Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
Luc Patthey, Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) 
Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
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)
Bedřich Rus, ELI Beamlines, Institute of Physics, ASCR v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
John T. Sheridan, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Roman Sobolewski, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Luis O. Silva, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
Jörg Schreiber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany) 
Carl Schroeder, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
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)
Marco Zangrando, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (Italy)
Alexei M. Zheltikov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)