CLEO®/Europe – EQEC 2019

2019 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics/Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference

Welcome to the largest gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers organized in Europe.

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

CLEO®/Europe – EQEC

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 Topics

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

EQEC 2019 Topics

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

CLEO®/Europe – EQEC 2019 Joint Symposia Topics

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

Michal Lipson, Columbia University, New York, USA - Silicon Photonics

Anton Zeilinger, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria - Entanglement

Prizes and Awards

More information will be available soon.

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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