Abstract submission

Online submission has now closed for oral submissions, but if you wish to submit a poster please submit here or contact jon.roe@iop.org for further details. 

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  • Active and adaptive optics
  • Advances in lasers
  • Advances in THz technology
  • Biophotonics
  • Computational photonics
  • Control and shaping of light beams
  • Fibres and propagation physics
  • Medical applications of light
  • Metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Mid-IR photonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Near field optical techniques
  • Nonlinear photonics
  • Novel and super-resolution microscopy
  • Optical and quantum metrology
  • Optical environmental sensing
  • Optomechanics
  • Photonic integrated circuits
  • Photonic systems and optical communications
  • Quantum coherent control
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum dots, nanocrystals, and low dimensional materials
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optics
  • Strong light-matter interactions and laser processing
  • Topological photonics
  • Trapping and manipulation
  • Ultrafast and attosecond optics
  • Waveguide and fibre optic devices and sensors

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    6 April 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    6 July 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    27 August 2018

Call for proposals Photon 2020