Peter Gege - German aerospace Center of Germany, Germany
Valerio Pruneri - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, ICFO, Spain
Rafael Garcia - University of Girona, Spain
New low-cost technologies
Radiative Transfer and Modelling
Marine Bio-optics and Remote Sensing
AOP - IOP 2D and 3D
Innovative Sub-sea Optical Techniques and Instrumentation
The 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4), to be held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, will provide a major international forum for the discussion of marine optics, underwater imaging systems and its applications. Its aims are to review recent progress in the field, to promote the formation of a community of scientists and engineers working in related areas, and to stimulate the interdisciplinary collaboration required to meet the rapidly developing challenges of the future.
Interested in presenting your products and introducing your company at this EOS Topical Meeting? Here your products don't drown in the crowd!
For more information, please download the Sponsor's and Advertiser's Guide for Blue Photonics 4 or contact Oili Kohonen at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this EOS Topical Meeting. We will be pleased to working out an individual sponsoring/advertising package for you to meet your company's marketing demands and needs.
Late / on site (after 20.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
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* Non-EU participants, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number. EU companies and businesses with VAT number: reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
** Private persons, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number (incl. VAT 24%). Private persons etc. from EU: VAT 24% according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.
If you choose VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.
The registration fee includes full-time admission to the meeting, conference proceedings, welcome reception, conference dinner, and coffee breaks and lunches during the conference.
Presenters at the 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics – Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4) are kindly invited to consider the submission of a manuscript about their research to the EOS open-access on-line journal JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society, Rapid Publications, www.jeos.org). A 20% discount will be applied to the author fee. JEOS:RP publishes articles about recent scientific research and technological innovation as well as review papers about a topic in science or innovation from the recent past. A contribution should be original and will be subjected to the journal’s standard anonymous peer review process for scientific quality. The average time-to-publication of the journal is of the order of 75 days. The copyright of a published paper resides entirely with the author. When submitting your manuscript, please, mention the research results were presented in Blue Phtonics 4.
The author fees, VAT excluded, are:
EOS-members 280 Euro (instead of 350 Euro)
non-EOS members 320 Euro (instead of 400 Euro)
The following hotels have offered some quota of rooms for us. However, reservations should be done before March 18, using the code "BluePhotonics Conference".
Tryp Barcelona Apolo
Reservations: Clara Mias, firstname.lastname@example.org, +34 93 343 30 03
Double for single use 130€/night
Breakfast included, 10% VAT not included, city tax not included (1.21€/person/night)
HOWEVER, it makes sense to check the prices from the booking system of the hotel. The proces in there may sometimes be cheaper than the above given rates!
On Sunday, May 10, there will be a walking tour "Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle Ages to the XVIII century". This is a walk through 700 years of the history of Barcelona and its relationship with the Mediterranean sea. You will get to know the medieval port district of Vilanova del Mar with its "Cathedral of the Seas", the old Gothic quarter with its King´s Palace, the Cathedral and other medieval remains and the new fishermen´s district built over reclaimed land in the middle of the XVIII century. The tour is followed by a welcome drink and tapas. The approximated gathering time for the tour is 16.30. Conference dinner will be organized on Tuesday, May 12, in beachfront restaurant Barraca Barcelonetta, http://www.tribuwoki.com/en/restaurante/barraca-barceloneta/
Places to eat
Spanish food is great, and Barcelona has a wide range of choices of local, regional, national and international foods. However, floods of foreign visitors have had an eroding effect on general meal quality around touristic locations. When in search for a good meal, we suggest that you adhere to the following:
Eat where the locals do;
Do not eat on or close to Las Ramblas unless you want to pay a fortune for a plate of Aaargh;
Pealla is Spanish but Spain is a big country. Paella originated from Valencia and is not a specialty of Barcelona, although you’ll see it on offer everywhere. A word of warning: in general, do not expect a cheap, quickly made paella to taste good. A true paella takes hours to prepare and typically does not come out of a microwave. However, IF you manage to find a restaurant where you are required to order it hours in advance, go for it;
The Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta have many small tapas bars and other tasty surprises;
For inspiration, take a look on this tourist guide. Taking the Barcelona Bus Turístic is a good way to visit many of these places while learning something under way. It’s actually quite nice and super convenient.
This 2-day matchmaking event, parallel to EOSAM topical meetings and industrial exhibition, is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed.
20 minutes is usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.
Topical meetings in Diffractive Optics in this series have been organized on eight occasions before, in most cases under the auspices of EOS (Savonlinna 1997, Jena 1999, Budapest 2001, Oxford 2003, Warsaw 2005, Barcelona 2007, Koli 2010, Delft 2012). This time, Diffractive Optics has been added as one new TOM in the 2014 EOSAM.
Contributions are solicited on all areas of Diffractive Optics and all application fields are concerned, including life sciences, sensing, solid state lighting, and solar photonics.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Modelling of diffractive optics
Diffractive optics and polarization
Scattering by diffractive optical elements
Inverse problems in diffraction optics
Fabrication and characterisation, measurement and inspection
Adaptive and switchable diffractive optics
New materials for diffractive optics including metamaterials
Pierre Chavel, Institut d’Optique (FR)
Jari Turunen, University of Eastern Finland (FI)
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University (CN)
Pedro Andrés Bou, Universtitat de València (ES)
Uwe Zeitner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (DE)
Yves Jourlin, Université Jean Monnet/ CNRS (FR)
Webster Cash, University of Colorado (US): Advanced Astronomical Observatories Using Binary Diffractive Optics
Andrew Forbes, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (ZA): Customised laser modes by dynamic and geometric phase control
Gladys Minguez-Vega, Universitat Jaume I (ES): Shaping femtosecond beams with spatial light modulators
Jaime Gómez Rivas, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) (Joint invited talk with TOM 5)
Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology (CN): Design and fabrication of the diffractive optical elements on curved surface by interference
Piotr Wróbel, University of Warsaw (PL): Diffraction grating-coupled plasmon-polariton surface waves
Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University (JP): Full view-angle 3D display with computer-generated holograms based on rigorous diffraction theory
The registration will open at 8am on Monday morning at HZB Bessy Lobby (Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15), next to the lecture hall.
EOSAM 2014 will include for the first time a Summer School on "Novelties in OPTICS and PHOTONICS".
The Summer school will be held on Monday 15th September and is kindly hosted by PTB. The Summer School will include 10 tutorials on topics related to the main sessions (also called TOMs) of EOSAM 2014. The objective is to teach the backgrounds followed by main current applications related to the upcoming TOMs.
Design, simulation and fabrication for Si-photonics
High speed, low power PICs
Monolithic or hybrid (CMOS-compatible) optical sources and detectors (SiGe, III/V, alt. Mat. etc.)
Monolithic or hybrid fabrication for photonic structures on Si (3D-Laser-litho¬grahy and nano-imprint, etc.)
Nano photonics tailored for Si-Photonics (Photonic Crystals, nonlinear optics, etc.)
Assembly and packaging
Future Si-photonic manufacturing (e.g. foundry concepts or alternative approaches)
Chair: Ralf Bergmann, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik (BIAS) (DE)
Co-Chair: Graham Reed, University of Southampton (GB)
Antti Säynätjoki, Aalto University (FI)
Concita Sibilia, University of Rome (IT)
Franz Hutter, Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS), Stuttgart (DE)
Gunter Roelkens, Ghent University (BE)
José Capmany, ITEAM Research Institute Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES)
Klaus Petermann, Technical University, Berlin (DE)
Mike Wale, Oclaro Technology Plc. (UK)
Roberta Ramponi, Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Seppo Honkanen, University of Eastern Finland (FI)
Stefan Maier, Imperial College London (GB)
Walter Lang, IMSAS, University Bremen (DE)
Bert Offrein, IBM Research, Rüschlikon (CH): Photonics for computing applications and the need for electro-optical integration
Dries van Thourhout, University of Ghent (BE): III-V integration on silicon: monolithic or bonding?
Ivo Rendina, Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems of CNR-Italy, Napoli (IT): New perspectives in silicon micro and nanophotonics
Lars Zimmermann, Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP), Frankfurt Oder (DE): High-speed photonic electronic integration on silicon for telecom and metro networks
Lionel Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (US): The future of Silicon Photonics
Martijn Heck, Aarhus University (DK): Integration of Ultra-Low Loss Waveguides with Silicon Photonics
Pol Van Dorpe, IMEC Leuven (BE): CMOS compatible biophotonics based on SiN waveguides
ePIXfab workshop: Fabrication and packaging services in silicon photonics
14:40 EPIC and ePIXfab: How the European industry can exploit silicon photonics?
• Carlos Lee, EPIC
14:55 Past, present and future of ePIXfab
• Pieter Dumon, IMEC
15:10 Active & passive waveguide circuits on 220 nm SOI from IMEC and Leti
• Pieter Dumon, IMEC
15:25 Silicon photonics developed on a SiGe:C BiCMOS pilot line
• Lars Zimmermann, IHP
15:40 Micron-scale SOI platform for low-loss circuits and broadband I/O coupling
• Timo Aalto, VTT
15:55 Packaging of silicon photonic chips
• Timo Aalto, VTT