CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2019

The 2019 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics / Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO® / Europe – EQEC) is organized by EPS, OSA and IEEE Photonics Society.

The 2019 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics/Europe and the European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO® / Europe – EQEC) will feature the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers organised in Europe.

CLEO® / Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas including laser source development, materials, ultrafast science, fibre optics, nonlinear optics, terahertz sources, high-field physics, optical telecommunications, nanophotonics, biophotonics and laser material processing.

EQEC will feature the fundamentals of quantum optics, quantum information and communication, ultracold quantum matter, precision metrology, ultrafast optical science, nonlinear phenomena and self-organization, plasmonics and metamaterials, fundamental nanooptics, two-dimensional materials and theoretical and computational photonics.

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC creates a unique forum where participants can obtain informative overviews and discuss recent advances on a wide range of topics, from fundamental light-matter interaction and new sources of coherent light to technology development, system engineering and various applications of photonics. CLEO® / Europe – EQEC targets university and industry scientists and researchers as well as students and graduates.


CLEO® / Europe General Chairs

  • Trevor Benson, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Matthias Kling, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

EQEC General Chairs

  • Massimo Giudici, Institut de Physique de Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
  • Stefan Götzinger, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

CLEO® / Europe Programme Chairs

  • Valdas Pasiskevicius, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Concita Sibilia, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy

EQEC Programme Chairs

  • Olivier Dulieu, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay, France
  • Thomas Udem, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC Local Chair

  • Jörg Schreiber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

Conference topics

CLEO® / Europe 2019 conference topics

CA – Solid-state Lasers Christian Kränkel, Zentrum für Lasermaterialien, Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung, Berlin, Germany
CB – Semiconductor Lasers Mariangela Gioannini, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
CC – Terahertz Sources and Applications Jérôme Faist, ETH – Institute for Quantum Electronics, Zurich, Switzerland
CD – Applications of Nonlinear Optics Gregor Knoop, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
CE – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterisation Pier Sazio, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
CF – Ultrafast Optical Technologies Hans-Jakob Wörner, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
CG – High-Field Laser and Attosecond Science Lukas Gallmann, University of Bern, Bern and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
CH – Optical Sensing and Microscopy Marian Marciniak, National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland
CI – Optical Technologies for Communications and Data Storage Alessandro Tonello, XLIM, Limoges, France
CJ – Fibre and Guided Wave Lasers and Amplifiers Ammar Hideur, Université de Rouen, Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, France
CK – Micro- and Nano-Photonics Olivier Gauthier-Lafaye, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, France
CL – Photonic Applications in Biology and Medicine Varpu Marjomäki, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
CM – Materials Processing with Lasers Roberto Osellame, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie—CNR, Milan, Italy

EQEC 2019 topics

EA – Quantum Optics and Ultracold Quantum Matter Markus Hennrich, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
EB – Quantum Information, Communication and Sensing Harald Weinfurter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
EC – Topological States of Light Alberto Amo, Laboratoire PhLAM, Lille, France
ED – Precision Metrology and Frequency Combs Piotr Maslowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
EE – Ultrafast Optical Science Stefan Haacke, University of Strasbourg, CNRS IPCMS, France
EF – Nonlinear Phenomena, Solitons and Self-organization Rachel Grange, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
EG – Light-matter Interactions at the Nano-scale Niek van Hulst, ICFO, Castelldefelds, Spain
EH – Plasmonics and Metamaterials Femius Koenderink, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EI – Two dimensional and Novel Materials Thomas Mueller, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
EJ – Theoretical and Computational Photonics Modelling Evangelos Siminos, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2019 joint symposia topics

JSI – Neuromorphic Photonics Paul Prucnal, Princeton University, USA;
Peter Bienstman, Ghent University, Belgium
JSII – Label-free Techniques for Molecular Identification Melike Lakadamyali, ICFO, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain;
Pietro Ferraro, CNR, Instituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Trento, Italy
JSIII – Photonics for Renewable Energy and Sustainability Svetlana Boriskina, MIT, Boston, USA;
Jan Goldschmidt, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
JSIV – Nanoscale Heat Processes Sebastian Volz, Tokyo University, Japan;
Roberto Li Voti, University Rome, Italy
JSV – Quantum Sensing and Applications Sebastian Gleyzes, Collège de France, Paris, France;
Michael Drewsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
JSVI – 50 years of integrated optics Trevor Benson, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom;
Valdas Pasiskevicius, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Conference highlights

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2019 conference is Europe’s largest conference on photonics and related research fields. The program features plenary lectures by Michal Lipson from Columbia University on Silicon Photonics, and by Anton Zeilinger from the Austrian Academy of Sciences on Entanglement.

The overall program is considerably larger than in previous years, with 8 keynote and 6 tutorial speakers, and over 80 invited talks within the different topics. Furthermore, the conference will feature 12 short courses, more joint symposia fostering interdisciplinarity and interaction with other fields. In 2019, new lecture halls will be made available, improving conditions for oral sessions and allowing for more comprehensive poster session program.

Coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of integrated optics, the CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2019 conference will feature a special joint symposium on this topic with a tutorial presentation by John Bowers from UC Santa Barbara. Highlighting young talent, the 2019 Young Scientist Prize (YSP) will be awarded at the conference.

Short courses program

Ultrashort Pulse Characterization Selcuk Aktürk, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey and Günter Steinmeyer, Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany
High-power Fiber Lasers Andy Clarkson, University of Southampton, UK
Optical Parametric Oscillators Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO, Castelldefels, Spain
Laser Beam Analysis, Propagation, and Spatial Shaping Techniques James Leger, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Practical Quantum Optics Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
Mid-infrared Semiconductor Lasers Jerome Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
THz Measurements and their Applications Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Atoms and Molecules in Tailored Laser Fields Thomas Pfeiffer, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Frequency Combs Principles and Applications Thomas Udem, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
Silicon Photonics Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University, Belgium
Optics in Graphene and other 2D materials Coskun Kocabas, University of Manchester, UK
Finite Element Modelling Methods for Photonics and Optics Atri Agrawal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Plenary speakers

CLEO® / Europe Michal Lipson, Columbia University, New York, USA - Silicon Photonics
EQEC Anton Zeilinger, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Vienna, Austria - Entanglement

About the organizers

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2019 is organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) in cooperation with the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD), the Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society.

About European Physical Society
Since 1968, the European Physical Society (EPS) has provided a forum for physicists from around Europe to meet and develop activities. Ranging from community building to promoting scientific excellence, from sponsoring the next generation of leaders in physics to policy input, the EPS welcomes all interested and motivated physicists to become members.

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About OSA—The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

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About IEEE Photonics Society
The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) is the professional home for a vibrant, international network of scientists and engineers representing the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community. IPS provides its members and the community at large with professional growth opportunities, access to world-renowned archival publications, topical meetings, international conferences, and support for local chapter and student activities around the world.

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