Sunday, January 13, 2013

First announcement: DOC 2013

Developments in Optics and Communications
Riga, April 10 - 12, 2013

About the Conference

The Organizing Committee kindly invites you to take part in the conference „Developments in Optics and Communications 2013”. It will be held next spring in Riga, Latvia.
It is organized jointly by University of Latvia SPIE Student Chapter (ULSPIE) and OSA Latvian Student Chapter (OSAL).


The purpose of the conference is to bring together young scientists (students) working experimentally and theoretically in the fields of optics and photonics to share and exchange new ideas and to establish contacts for future collaboration. We also encourage students of Physics to present their BSc, MSc or PhD thesis.
During the conference, an international networking event will be organized to develop future connections between SPIE and OSA student chapters of different countries. SPIE and OSA student chapter members are kindly welcome to participate.
The official language of the conference is English.

Conference topics

Laser physics and spectroscopy
Optical materials and phenomena
Optics in communication
Vision science

Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 4th February 2013
Registration: 12th February 2013
Acceptance of abstracts: 12th February 2013
Aivailability of the final Programme: 19th February 2013


If You need a visa to enter Latvia, please, contact the organizing committee before 4th February 2013.

Travel grants

For international students, it is possible to apply for a travel grant to cover travel and hotel costs. The deadline for application is 4th February 2013.

Guest speakers

Prof. Ifor Samuel
University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Lecture on Optoelectronics

He is a professor of Physics and Director of the Organic Semiconductor Centre, University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is also a regional/associate editor of Journal of Photonics for Energy, and Synthetic Metals. He leads a research group exploring the physics of organic semiconductor materials and devices - such as organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells and lasers. The group has particular expertise in photophysics including time resolved luminescence from femtosecond to microsecond timescales and its application to the development of advanced materials such as dendrimers and star-shaped truxenes. Prof. Samuel explores emerging applications of organic semiconductors, such as explosive sensing and skin cancer treatment.

Prof. Gershon Kurizki
Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelLecture on Laser physics and spectroscopy
Gershon Kurizki is a professor and Theoretical Quantum Optics Chair at The Chemical Physics Department of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is the head of Quantum Optics research group, research area of which covers studies of quantum decoherence, quantum information and entanglement manipulation as well as interactions between ultracold atoms and electromagnetic fields.Prof. Kurizki is an editor of Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, Journal of Physics B, and also a topical editor of Optics Letters.

Prof. Göran Salerud
University of Linköping, Sweden
Lecture on Biophotonics

E. Göran Salerud received Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1986 from Linköpings universitet, Sweden. Dr. Salerud was awarded the Young investigator's award, International Institute of Microcirculation, at the XIV International Conference of European Society for Microcirculation in 1986. He has held the position as director of studies in Biomedical Engineering from 1986 to 1990 and again from 2000 and forward. Since 1986 he also has been responsible for the curriculum in Biomedical Engineering. He is appointed as professor in Biomedical Instrumentation from 2003. Professor Salerud's main research fields are biomedical optics, biomedical signal and image processing. Developing research fields are spectroscopy, pattern recognition and the use of information technology in Biomedical Engineering research especially in microcirculation.
His main research topics include imaging capillaries, skin lesions, wound healing, spatial spectroscopy, and hyperspectral imaging.


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