4th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems (OµS’11)

Capri, Italy
26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011
Submission Timeframe: 
25 August 2011 - 2 September 2011
General Chair(s): 
  • Ivo Rendina - IMM - National Council of Research (CNR) / Italy
  • Eugenio Fazio - Università Di Roma "La Sapienza" / Italy
  • Pietro Ferraro - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata / Italy
Program Committee: 
  • Ady Arie - Tel-Aviv University / Israel
  • Mario Nicola Armenise - Politecnico Di Bari / Italy
  • Francesco Baldini - IFAC-CNR - Istituto di Fisica Applicata (Nello Carrara) / Italy
  • Giuseppe Barillaro - Università di Pisa / Italy
  • Mario Bertolotti - Università La Sapienza Di Roma / Italy
  • Stefano Cabrini - The Molecular Foundry / United States
  • Giuseppe Cocorullo - Università della Calabria / Italy
  • Richard De La Rue - University of Glasgow / United Kingdom
  • Paolo De Natale - CNR-INOA / Italy
  • Francesco G. Della Corte - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria / Italy
  • Eugenio Fazio - Università Di Roma "La Sapienza" / Italy
  • Didier Felbacq - UMR 5650 CNRS, Université Montpellier II / France
  • Maurizio Ferrari - IFN-CNR / Italy
  • Pietro Ferraro - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata / Italy
  • Kay Gastinger - NTNU Nanolab / Norway
  • Simonetta Grilli - CNR-INOA / Italy
  • Hans Peter Herzig - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL IMT OPT / Switzerland
  • Massimo Inguscio - University of Florence / Italy
  • Mario Iodice - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
  • Bahram Jalali - UCLA Elec Engr / United States
  • Bahram Javidi - University of Connecticut / United States
  • Laura M. Lechuga - Microelectronics Institute of Madrid (CSIC) / Spain
  • Gilles Lerondel - ICD Univ. de Technologie de Troyes / France
  • Pasqualino Maddalena - Università di "Napoli Federico II" / Italy
  • Francesco Michelotti - Università Di Roma "La Sapienza" / Italy
  • Wolfgang Osten - Institute of Technical Optics - University of Stuttgart / Germany
  • Stefano Pelli - IFAC-CNR / Italy
  • Angela Piegari - ENEA / Italy
  • Demetri Psaltis - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Switzerland
  • Roberta Ramponi - Politecnico Di Milano / Italy
  • Graham Reed - University of Southampton / United Kingdom
  • Ivo Rendina - IMM - National Council of Research (CNR) / Italy
  • Michael J. Sailor - UCSD Chemistry and Biochemistry / United States
  • Ali Serpenguezel - Koç University / Turkey
  • Concita Sibilia - Universita' La Sapienza / Italy
  • Corrado Spinella - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
  • Ralph Peter Tatam - Cranfield University / United Kingdom
  • Zeev Zalevsky - Bar-Ilan University / Israel
  • Fredrik Laurell - The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH / Sweden


From the left: Pietro Ferraro, nobel laureate Theodor W. Haensch, Ivo Rendina, Paolo De Natale, and Massimo Inguscio at the 2nd EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems in 2007



OµS'11 is the 4th edition of an international conference wholly dedicated to Optical Micro-Systems. It is organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) in the frame of its international Topical Meeting activity and will be held in Italy, 26th September 2011 - 28th September 2011, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri.
A possible definition of an optical microsystem is a complex system, able to perform one or more sensing and actuation functions, where optical devices are integrated in a smart way with electronic, mechanical and sensing components by taking advantage of the progress in micro- and nano-technologies.
The increasing interest in this field arises from the expected applications that would significantly improve the quality of life. The list of possibilities offered by the optical microsystem enabling technologies is very long and seems to increase day by day. Optical-Micro-Systems will be at the base of the next generation not only of optical telecommunication networks and computers, but also for biotechnologies, environmental monitoring, sensors to improve safety in the avionic and automotive fields, health diagnostics and proteomic/genomic studies, imaging.
The conference programme will focus on fundamental as well as more applied topics. Microfluidic systems, optofluidic systems, photonic crystals, non-linear and quantum optics in micro-devices, nanophotonic-based devices, silicon-based optoelectronics and MOEMS, microsensors, biochips and the new characterization methods for materials and devices were among the hot topics of the conference.

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  • Application of optical systems
  • Biophotonics, microfluidics and optofluidics
  • Optical imaging and characterization methods
  • Optical microsystems and microsensors
  • Plasmonics, photonic crystals and metamaterials

Joint sessions with ETML’11

  • Organic and nano lasers
  • Terahertz

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Local Organizing Committee

G. Coppola, L. de Stefano, M. Medugno, V. Mocella, L. Sirleto;

F. Merola, M. Paturzo, L. Miccio;

M. Alonzo, V. Bonacquisti, R. Passier;
Universitá La Sapienza di Roma (IT)

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Plenary Speaker

  • Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews (GB)
    Optical Sculpting: advanced beam shaping and applications
  • Jiri Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague (CZ)
    Surface plasmon resonance biosensors: from concept to device

 Plenary Speaker joint sessions with ETML’11

  • Federico Capasso, Harward School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GB)
    Quantum Cascade Lasers: widely tailorable light sources from the mid-infrared to the


Invited Speakers

  • Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Ben Gurion University (IL)
    Coherence effects in full-field optical coherence tomography
  • Luca Dal Negro, University of Boston (US)
    Complex Aperiodic Nanophotonics: Engineering complexity on Optical Chips
  • David Erickson, Cornell University (US)
    Single Molecule Biophysics and NanoAssembly with Optofluidic Trapping
  • Hartmut Fröb, Technical University Dresden (DE)
    3D structured organic microcavities: mode confinement, room temperature lasing and plasmon-polariton modes
  • Leonid Khriachtchev, University of Helsinki (FI)
    Laser-Induced Thermal Effects on Optical and Structural Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals
  • Alper Kiraz, Koç University (TR)
    Liquid microdroplets on a superhydrophobic surface: A promising system for optofluidics research
  • Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA (US)
    Lensfree On-Chip Microscopy and Tomography
  • Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
    Nonlinear optical holography
  • Monika Ritsch-Marte, Medical University of Innsbruck (AT)
    Best of both worlds: combined optical and acoustic trapping for optical characterization or for microfluidic applications
  • Tokohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University (JP)
    Retardagraphy and its application to optical mass-storage

Invited Speakers joint sessions with ETML’11

  • Eli Kapon, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
    Deterministic semiconductor quantum wire and dot systems for nanophotonics application
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello, National Research Council (IT)
    Quantum Cascade Resonators as versatile, narrow-linewidth laser sources across the far infrared

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Opening of online submission 15 March 2011
Abstract submission deadline ETML'11 extended until 10 June 2011
Abstract submission deadline OMS'11 extended until 18 June 2011
Notification to the authors 1 July 2011
Publication of the Advance Programme 20 July 2011
Opening of post-deadline submission 25 August 2011
Closing date of post-deadline submission 2 September 2011
Early-bird registration deadline 12 September 2011

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Advance Programme

The Advance Programme is now online:
Advance Programme (pdf-file, 4,3 MB).

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Abstract Submission

There will be organized a post-deadline session for both topical meetings on Wednesday, 28 September. Only a limited number of high quality contributions will be accepted for this session.

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of one to two pages. The EOS guidelines for abstracts can be downloaded here.
Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation. Please indicate preference. All accepted contributions are to be published in the EOS Topical Meeting Digest which will be available at the beginning of the meeting. All authors are requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission.

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The registration includes admission to two Topical Meetings (Optical Microsystems and Lasers).

The registration fee includes the participation in all three meeting days, one copy of the Topical Meeting digest, three-course lunch on the first and second meeting day. The participation in the conference dinner is optional (additional costs: 60 Euro).


Late registration
(after 12 September)

Universities, private persons,
German and Non-EU companies and non-university research

EU companies and
EU non-university research institutes

(except Germany)

Early-bird registration
for members

520 €
(incl. 19% VAT)

436.97 €*
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Early-bird registration
for non-members

570 €
(incl. 19% VAT)

478.99 €*
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Early-bird registration
for student members

(incl. 19% VAT)

302.52 €*
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Early-bird registration
for student non-members

370 €
(incl. 19% VAT)

310.92 €*
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Early-bird registration
for one-day

330 €
(incl. 19% VAT)

277.31 €*
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

*PLEASE NOTE: Registrations from companies and non-university research institutes registered in EU countries (except Germany) are exempted from VAT, if VAT no. is given.

Registration options:


The on-site- and pre-registration is located at the
Palazzo dei Congressi, Via Sello Orta, 3, Capri, Italy

Please collect your material on Sunday, 25th of September
at the Palazzo dei Congressi from 13.00 - 18.00 for both meetings.

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Invitation Letters

If require an invitation letter for this meeting, please fill in the invitation letter form.

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Sponsoring Opportunities

  • Expand your brand by advertising in our programme
  • Boost your visibility by distributing your companies brochures, pens, note pads, etc.
  • Book a table top and meet one-on-one

Discover what’s possible and we will work out a cost-effective offer for you while the choices are still available.
Detailed information on all sponsoring and advertising options can be found at the Sponsor's and Advertiser's Guide.
Or contact capri@myeos.org for more information.

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EOS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the EOS will be held in conjunction with the two Topical Meetings on 27 September 2011.

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Poster Presentations

The posters should have a size of DIN A1 (594 x 841 mm) or DIN A0 (841 x 1189 mm) preferably in a portrait format (not landscape format). Double sided tape and similar pads will be provided. The size of the poster boards is 90 cm (width) x 200 cm (height).

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Capri is a beautiful and picturesque island in the Gulf of Naples that has been attracting countless visitors for thousands of years. Its mild climate, the numerous monuments and island highlights and last but not least the excellent Italian cuisine and wine culture make Capri a perfect location for high-quality EOS Topical Meetings in an enjoyable mediterranean atmosphere. See also: ►  www.capri.it

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A list of recommended hotels as well as information about how to get to Capri can be downloaded here.

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European Optical Society (EOS)

Petra Bindig
Senior Project Manager

Pamela Klages
Junior Event Manager

Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 277 2678
Fax: +49 511 2788 119
E-mail: capri@myeos.org