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Clarion Congress Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
1 - 4 April 2019
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The latest research in optoelectronics and advanced laser technologies

Prague - host to the world's latest laser research
SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics
The European conference that plays host to the most recent advances in laser technology worldwide. This is where leading researchers, engineers and programme managers share their latest results highlighting the technologies that drive Europe's most exciting advances in photonics, and enable the most ambitious extreme light projects.   

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19 - 22 April 2021, Prague, Czech Republic

2021 Call for Papers opens
June 2020

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Final Programme

2019 Conference Topics

Join your colleagues and take this opportunity to share your latest research.

Review the list of topics.

Emerging Technologies:

Nonlinear Optics and Applications
Photon Counting / Quantum Optics
Optical Sensors
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
Integrated Optics

Extreme Light Sources and Applications:

Relativistic Plasma Waves
Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics
High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology 
Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons and Ions
Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers
X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources

2019 Featured Plenary Speaker

Gerard Mourou

2019 Presenter
Gerard Mourou

École Polytechnique (France)
2018 Physics Nobel Prize Laureate 

Passion for Extreme Light

Gerard Mourou is a professor at the École Polytechnique in France and director of the International Center for Zetta-Exawatt Science and Technology, which is devoted to the study of high-intensity, ultrafast laser pulses. He initiated the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) in Europe in 2012 with its three pillars located in Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

For more than thirty years, Professor Gérard Mourou has pioneered the field of ultrafast lasers and their applications in scientific, engineering and medical disciplines. With his student Donna Strickland he is an inventor of the Chirped Pulses Amplification (CPA) technique which allowed for amplifying an ultrashort laser pulses to very high optical powers (presently few Petawatts) with the laser pulse being stretched out temporally prior to amplification. 

The latest advances were presented by these 2019 speakers:

John L. Collier
John L. Collier
Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Council
(United Kingdom)

Development of new generation of high-average power lasers
Franz Kaertner

Franz Kaertner
Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) 

Compact X-ray sources
 Anatoly Zayats
Anatoly Zayats
King’s College London
(United Kingdom)

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich   

Latest advances in ultrafast lasers and ultrafast optical technologies
Val Zwiller
Val Zwiller
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
and Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)

Generating, manipulating, and detecting light at the single photon level
Sheila Rowan

Sheila Rowan
Univ. of Glasgow, Institute for Gravitational Research 
(United Kingdom)

Gravitational wave interferometry and optics

It all happens in Prague

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Why laser research has a home in the Czech Republic:

Prague has become home to a new era in laser-based research. The city has become the gateway to new regimes in fundamental physics, attracting the world's best scientists to unique research opportunities. It is also host to the ELI beamlines facility which utilizes high-power, high-repetition-rate lasers for high-field physics experiments. It is the first international laser user facility of its kind.

The SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics event offers multiple opportunities to advance research in optoelectronic technologies, which are further enhanced by being in this specific location. See first-hand how these advances may directly influence your particular area of research. Top paper submissions include optical sensors, holography, petawatt-class lasers, high-power, high-energy, and high-intensity lasers, non-linear optics, integrated optics, and laser acceleration.

Join your colleagues in Prague and network with like-minded leaders gathering in one city.

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