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25 - 28 July, 2016
Yerevan, Armenia


The 4th International Symposium "OPTICS and its Applications (OPTICS-2016) will be held in Yerevan and Ashtarak, Armenia in July 25-28, 2016. The Symposium is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Armenian SPIE Student Chapter and the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society. 

Topics of the conference include:
Optical proerties of nanostructures
Silicon photonics
Quantum optics
Singular optics and its applications
Laser spectroscopy
Strong field optics
Biomedical optics
Nonlinear & ultrafast optics
Photonics & fiber optics
Mathematical methods in optics
Important dates:
Registration: 15 June 2016
Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2016

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Young IQIS2016

19 September, 2016
Rome, Italy


The Young Quantum Information Science Conference, held for the first time in Rome as a satellite event of the IQIS2016 Conference, is a one-day special event dedicated to the young scientists. The aim of the conference is to provide opportunities of professional development to all young participants, who will have the opportunity to develop skills in effective scientific communication, as well as a network of collegues in the field. The event, supported by SPIE - the international society of optics and photonics, will represent an interactive window on the academic and working realities on a broader dimension. 


27 November- 2 December 2016

IONS KOALA is the Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications (KOALA) held annually in Australia and New Zealand. KOALA encompasses a broad variety of topics within the field of optics and photonics. These include but are not limited to, atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum optics, spectroscopy, micro and nanofacrication, biomedical imaging, metrology, nonlinear optics and laser physics research. Most attendees are at the very beginning of their careers, so this is a great way to discover a wide range of possible directions within the world of optics and photonics.

KOALA is designed to allow students to discuss their research whilst providing them with a chance to network with their peers who are working in various universities across a variety of fields. Our aim is that students gain a fresh perspective as well as the opportunity to learn about exciting research being conducted. Students will also get the chance to develop valuable communication skills through presenting their research to their peers working in a variety of fields.

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