SPIE Photonics Europe technical conference

Research and innovation from AR/VR and biophotonics to lasers and quantum technologies

Call for papers is open

Explore the details from 24 conferences and find the best place to submit your research, share your work, and network with like-minded experts in your field.

The chairs welcome your participation


After the Digital Forum in 2020, Photonics Europe 2022 returns for a full in-person event organized for the fifth time in Strasbourg’s city conference facility, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès.

  • Photonics Europe is conferences, workshops, seminars, and an exhibition that will combine into a dynamic learning environment
  • Photonics Europe is very happy to welcome you back in person to be able to meet colleagues face-to-face again, to listen to live conferences, to interact with the material and vendors in the industrial exhibition and to experience first-hand the new "Light work/s" art/science exhibition. Any sanitary and distancing rules that may be in place locally will be applied
  • Photonics Europe has programmes and experts on new business development and bridges the gap between academia and industry
  • Photonics Europe serves as the platform for information updates on the ambitious European Union’s Framework Programmes, with highlights from research and innovation projects that were part of the previous ‘Horizon 2020’ programme and outlooks on what the most recent initiatives promise to deliver under the auspices of the new €95.5 billion ‘Horizon Europe’ programme
  • Photonics Europe features a daily comprehensive “hot topics” session, and will include a unique welcoming reception, daily coffee breaks, plus other technical and social events for relaxing and providing unique opportunities for networking with colleagues working in your field and others
  • Photonics Europe presents the Innovation Village: a window on creative products developed by universities and research centers
  • Photonics Europe hosts the European Village: a display on European Research and Innovation Actions, Coordination and Support Actions, and other EC-funded initiatives that showcase their consortium as well as their newest breakthroughs

The casual atmosphere of historical Strasbourg, set in the beautiful region of Alsace, provides a backdrop of good food, comfortable facilities and quick and easy transportation. The leadership of Photonics Europe 2022 has selected many of the toughest issues facing optical and photonics technologies today as the basis for their programmes. These current research issues will drive the development of new products for years to come. Present at Photonics Europe 2022 and be among the leaders!

2022 Chairs


Francis Berghmans

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Thierry Georges

Oxxius (France)

Paul Montgomery

Univ. of Strasbourg (France)

Photonics Europe 2022 programme track chairs


Nano- and Quantum Sciences
Chair: David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Optical Imaging and Sensing
Chair: Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
Chair: Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)

Biophotonics
Chairs: Jürgen Popp, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Sylvain Gioux, Lab. des sciences de l’Ingénieur, de l’Informatique et de l’Imagerie (France)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)

Applications of Photonic Technology
Chair: Laurent Vivien, Ctr. de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (France)
John T. Sheridan, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)