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EOS Conference on Optomechanical Engineering (EOSOME 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
24 June 2015 - 25 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).

EOS conferences at the World of Photonics Congress 2015 (WPC2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 25 June 2015
Submission Timeframe: 
17 October 2014 - 1 March 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).  

4th EOS Conference on Manufacturing and Testing of Optical Components (EOSMTOC 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).



  • General Chair: Klaus-Friedrich Beckstette (DE)
  • Co-chair: Oliver Fähnle, FISBA OPTIK AG (CH)

Programme committee:

  • Frank Frost, Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification IOM (DE)
  • Alexandre Gatto, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (DE)
  • Roland Geyl, Sagem SA (FR)
  • Thomas Mitra, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH (DE)
  • Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena (DE)
  • Rainer Tutsch, Technical University Braunschweig (DE)
  • David Walker, OpTIC Glyndwr Ltd. (UK)


Plenary Speaker (in Joint Session with SPIE )

  • Greg Forbes, QED Technologies Inc., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (AU)

Invited speakers (list to be completed)

  • Christoph Menke, Carl Zeiss (DE)
  • G. Michael Morris, RPC Photonics, Inc. (US)
  • Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer IOF, (DE)
  • Michael Schulz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (DE)


Advancements in technology and innovative manufacturing processes are crucial for optical sector growth in today's global markets. Markets with high developmental momentum include the energy and semiconductor, life sciences, health care and the agri-food industries. Optical technologies play a crucial role in these markets, the importance of sophisticated but economically priced optical components being vital to new products and applications.

The 4th EOS Conference on Manufacturing and Testing of Optical Components, EOSMTOC 2015, will highlight significant technology trends, emerging technologies and associated prospective developments. This meeting provides a forum for all aspects of optics fabrication and testing, ranging from micro to large-scale optics and from high value one-off to mass-produced components including lessons learned papers on polishing process stability and finishing processes for high end optics as well as for optics featuring clear apertures below 1mm.

This time special emphasis is set to the topics Testing as well as Fabrication friendly Optical Design and Tolerancing groundwork for all successful manufacturing aspects.

Held in conjunction with the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 trade fair, one of the world’s largest for optics, it will be a unique opportunity for the exchange of information with renowned researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over Europe!

3rd EOS Conference on Optofluidics (EOSOF 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 23 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).


  • General Chair: Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
  • Co-chair: Andreas Vasdekis, University of Idaho (US)

Program Committee

  • Aram Chung, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (US)
  • Anders Kristensen, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
  • Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IL)
  • Zhenyu Li, George Washington University (US)
  • Timo Mappes, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Holger Schmidt, UC Santa Cruz (US)

Invited Speakers (list to be completed)

  • Yves Bellouard, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • Dieter Braun, LMU (DE)
  • Etienne Brasselet, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS (FR)
  • David Erickson, Cornell University (US)
  • Pietro Ferraro, CNR- Applied Sciences & Intelligent Systems (IT)
  • Silvain Gigan, Universite Piere et Marie Curie (FR)
  • A. Q. Liu, Nanyang Technological University (SG)
  • Christopher Moser, EPFL (CH)
  • Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA (US)
  • David Sinton, University of Toronto (CA)
  • Kevin Braeckman, Ghent University (BE)
  • Changhuei Yang, Caltech (US)

Submissions are encouraged in the following areas
(topics include but are not limited to):
Optofluidic principles, applications and technologies for:
sensors, light sources, microscopy, tweezers, non-linear optics
Handheld Devices
microscopes, sensors, diagnostics
Energy – Environment
photobioreactors, optofluidics of plants
Transport – Technology
mass transport, microfluidics, microfabrication, computational methods
Hybrid Integration
microfluidics, electronics, waveguides, SERS substrates, applications
Soft Matter
liquid crystals, vesicle photonics
Medicine and Biology
diagnostics, spectroscopy, single cell methods, drug delivery
industrial applications and related technologies


The EOS Conference on Optofluidics has been a success from the start, with participation from the leaders in the optofluidics community from all around the world. The 3rd EOSOF will build on this, involving experts from the industrial and academic research sectors and explore the latest developments in the field of optofluidics.

4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4)

Barcelona - Spain
11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
Submission Timeframe: 
1 November 2014 - 6 February 2015

Notification to authors: 27 February 2015
Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona (ICM, CSIC)

General chairs

  • Jaume Piera (ICM, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Julia Busch (UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Nuno Gracias (UdG, Girona, Spain)
  • Carine Simon (Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)

Program committee:

  • Carine Simon - Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jaume Piera - ICM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Julia Busch - UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Hans Van der Woerd - Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Marcel Wernand - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
  • Marc Jofre - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Nuno Gracias - UdG, Girona, Spain
  • Oliver Zielinski - Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany

Plenary Speaker:

EPICThe invited speakers:

  • Peter Gege - German aerospace Center of Germany, Germany
  • Valerio Pruneri - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Rafael Garcia - University of Girona, Spain


  • Environmental Monitoring
  • New low-cost technologies
  • Ocean Colour
  • Radiative Transfer and Modelling
  • Marine Bio-optics and Remote Sensing
  • Fluorometry
  • AOP - IOP 2D and 3D
  • Underwater Imaging
  • Innovative Sub-sea Optical Techniques and Instrumentation


The 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4), to be held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, will provide a major international forum for the discussion of marine optics, underwater  imaging systems and its applications. Its aims are to review recent progress in the field, to promote the formation of a community of scientists and engineers working in related areas, and to stimulate the interdisciplinary collaboration required to meet the rapidly developing challenges of the future.

Sponsoring Opportunities

Interested in presenting your products and introducing your company at this EOS Topical Meeting? Here your products don't drown in the crowd!

For more information, please download the Sponsor's and Advertiser's Guide for Blue Photonics 4 or contact Oili Kohonen at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this EOS Topical Meeting. We will be pleased to working out an individual sponsoring/advertising package for you to meet your company's marketing demands and needs.

List of Accepted Papers

Download the List of Accepted Papers

Download the Conference schedule




  Early-bird (until 22.3)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Advanced (23.3 - 19.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Late / on site (after 20.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Member 370 € / 458.8 € 420 € / 520.8 € 460 € / 570.5 €
Non-Member 420 € / 520.8 € 470 € / 582.8 € 510 € / 632.4 €
Student Member 210 € / 260.4 € 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 €
Student Non-Member 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 € 260 € / 322.4 €
Invited Speaker 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 €

* Non-EU participants, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number. EU companies and businesses with VAT number: reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
** Private persons, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number (incl. VAT 24%). Private persons etc. from EU: VAT 24% according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.

If you choose VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.

The registration fee includes full-time admission to the meeting, conference proceedings, welcome reception, conference dinner, and coffee breaks and lunches during the conference.


Register to Conference

Publish in JEOS:RP

Presenters at the 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics – Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4) are kindly invited to consider the submission of a manuscript about their research to the EOS open-access on-line journal JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society, Rapid Publications, A 20% discount will be applied to the author fee. JEOS:RP publishes articles about recent scientific research and technological innovation as well as review papers about a topic in science or innovation from the recent past. A contribution should be original and will be subjected to the journal’s standard anonymous peer review process for scientific quality. The average time-to-publication of the journal is of the order of 75 days. The copyright of a published paper resides entirely with the author. When submitting your manuscript, please, mention the research results were presented in Blue Phtonics 4.

The author fees, VAT excluded, are:
EOS-members                      280 Euro  (instead of 350 Euro)
non-EOS members               320 Euro  (instead of 400 Euro)


The following hotels have offered some quota of rooms for us. However, reservations should be done before March 18, using the code "BluePhotonics Conference".

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
Double Room: 225€/room/night (double or single occupancy)
Breakfast not included, 15€/pax/day
Reservations: Miriam Bello,, +34 93 295 79 00

Hotel Silken Diagonal
Single/Double: 145€/160€
Breakfast included, 10% VAT included

Tryp Barcelona Apolo
Reservations: Clara Mias,, +34 93 343 30 03
Double for single use 130€/night
Twin: 140€/night
Breakfast included, 10% VAT not included, city tax not included (1.21€/person/night)

HOWEVER, it makes sense to check the prices from the booking system of the hotel. The proces in there may sometimes be cheaper than the above given rates!

In addition to these, Barcelona has many hotels and hostels in a wide range of prices. Internet searches can help such as Google or Be careful using unlicensed rentals through Airbnb because there have been recent crack-downs on cheap tourism. You can also check accommodation options at the student residency in the vicinity of ICM-CSIC. Campus Mar and Ciutadella are further away from ICM-CSIC but are closer to the city center.

Social Program

On Sunday, May 10, there will be a walking tour "Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle Ages to the XVIII century". This is a walk through 700 years of the history of Barcelona and its relationship with the Mediterranean sea. You will get to know the medieval port district of Vilanova del Mar with its "Cathedral of the Seas", the old Gothic quarter with its King´s Palace, the Cathedral and other medieval remains and the new fishermen´s district built over reclaimed land in the middle of the XVIII century. The tour is followed by a welcome drink and tapas. The approximated gathering time for the tour is 16.30. Conference dinner will be organized on Tuesday, May 12, in beachfront restaurant Barraca Barcelonetta,

Places to eat

Spanish food is great, and Barcelona has a wide range of choices of local, regional, national and international foods. However, floods of foreign visitors have had an eroding effect on general meal quality around touristic locations. When in search for a good meal, we suggest that you adhere to the following:

  • Eat where the locals do;
  • Do not eat on or close to Las Ramblas unless you want to pay a fortune for a plate of Aaargh;
  • Pealla is Spanish but Spain is a big country. Paella originated from Valencia and is not a specialty of Barcelona, although you’ll see it on offer everywhere. A word of warning: in general, do not expect a cheap, quickly made paella to taste good. A true paella takes hours to prepare and typically does not come out of a microwave. However, IF you manage to find a restaurant where you are required to order it hours in advance, go for it;
  • The Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta have many small tapas bars and other tasty surprises;
  • Hot chocolate with churros is a fall and winter treat worth committing a minor crime for.

Places to visit

Beside the regular treats such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, and Casa Batlló, for instance, Barcelona has a wealth of museums and attractions to offer that are less famous but worth a visit:

For inspiration, take a look on this tourist guide. Taking the Barcelona Bus Turístic is a good way to visit many of these places while learning something under way. It’s actually quite nice and super convenient.



Ms. Oili Kohonen
Conference Manager


American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for photonics & optoelectronics

Matchmaking event by Berlin Partner

Berlin Adlershof, Germany
Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
17 September 2014 - 18 September 2014

This 2-day matchmaking event, parallel to EOSAM topical meetings and industrial exhibition, is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed.
20 minutes is usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

Registration necessary (in addition to EOSAM registration in Conftool):


TOM 10 – Diffractive Optics

Berlin Adlershof, Germany
Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
15 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
Submission Timeframe: 
28 February 2014 - 4 April 2014

Topical meetings in Diffractive Optics in this series have been organized on eight occasions before, in most cases under the auspices of EOS (Savonlinna 1997, Jena 1999, Budapest 2001, Oxford 2003, Warsaw 2005, Barcelona 2007, Koli 2010, Delft 2012). This time, Diffractive Optics has been added as one new TOM in the 2014 EOSAM.
Contributions are solicited on all areas of Diffractive Optics and all application fields are concerned, including life sciences, sensing, solid state lighting, and solar photonics.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Modelling of diffractive optics
  • Diffractive optics and polarization
  • Scattering by diffractive optical elements
  • Inverse problems in diffraction optics
  • Fabrication and characterisation, measurement and inspection
  • Adaptive and switchable diffractive optics
  • New materials for diffractive optics including metamaterials


  • Pierre Chavel, Institut d’Optique (FR)
  • Jari Turunen,  University of Eastern Finland (FI)


  • Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University (CN)
  • Pedro Andrés Bou, Universtitat de València (ES) 
  • Uwe Zeitner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (DE)
  • Yves Jourlin, Université Jean Monnet/ CNRS (FR)


  • Webster Cash, University of Colorado (US): Advanced Astronomical Observatories Using Binary Diffractive Optics


  • Andrew Forbes, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (ZA): Customised laser modes by dynamic and geometric phase control
  • Gladys Minguez-Vega, Universitat Jaume I (ES): Shaping femtosecond beams with spatial light modulators
  • Jaime Gómez Rivas, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) (Joint invited talk with TOM 5)
  • Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology (CN): Design and fabrication of the diffractive optical elements on curved surface by interference
  • Piotr Wróbel, University of Warsaw (PL): Diffraction grating-coupled plasmon-polariton surface waves
  • Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University (JP): Full view-angle 3D display with computer-generated holograms based on rigorous diffraction theory

TOM 2 – Silicon Photonics

Berlin Adlershof, Germany
Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
15 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
Submission Timeframe: 
28 February 2014 - 4 April 2014


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Design, simulation and fabrication for Si-photonics
  • Optical interconnects
  • High speed, low power PICs
  • Monolithic or hybrid (CMOS-compatible) optical sources and detectors (SiGe, III/V, alt. Mat. etc.)
  • Optical computing
  • Monolithic or hybrid fabrication for photonic structures on Si (3D-Laser-litho¬grahy and nano-imprint, etc.)
  • Nano photonics tailored for Si-Photonics (Photonic Crystals, nonlinear optics, etc.)
  • Assembly and packaging
  • Future Si-photonic manufacturing (e.g. foundry concepts or alternative approaches)


  • Chair: Ralf Bergmann, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik (BIAS) (DE)
  • Co-Chair: Graham Reed, University of Southampton (GB)


  • Antti Säynätjoki, Aalto University (FI)
  • Concita Sibilia, University of Rome (IT)
  • Franz Hutter, Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS), Stuttgart (DE)
  • Gunter Roelkens, Ghent University (BE) 
  • José Capmany, ITEAM Research Institute Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES)
  • Klaus Petermann, Technical University, Berlin (DE)
  • Mike Wale, Oclaro Technology Plc. (UK)
  • Roberta Ramponi, Politecnico di Milano (IT)
  • Seppo Honkanen, University of Eastern Finland (FI)
  • Stefan Maier, Imperial College London (GB)
  • Walter Lang, IMSAS, University Bremen (DE)


  • Bert Offrein, IBM Research, Rüschlikon (CH): Photonics for computing applications and the need for electro-optical integration


  • Dries van Thourhout, University of Ghent (BE): III-V integration on silicon: monolithic or bonding?
  • Ivo Rendina, Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems of CNR-Italy, Napoli (IT): New perspectives in silicon micro and nanophotonics
  • Lars Zimmermann, Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP), Frankfurt Oder (DE): High-speed photonic electronic integration on silicon for telecom and metro networks
  • Lionel Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (US): The future of Silicon Photonics
  • Martijn Heck, Aarhus University (DK): Integration of Ultra-Low Loss Waveguides with Silicon Photonics    
  • Pol Van Dorpe, IMEC Leuven (BE): CMOS compatible biophotonics based on SiN waveguides

ePIXfab workshop: Fabrication and packaging services in silicon photonics

14:40 EPIC and ePIXfab: How the European industry can exploit silicon photonics?
•         Carlos Lee, EPIC
14:55 Past, present and future of ePIXfab
•         Pieter Dumon, IMEC
15:10 Active & passive waveguide circuits on 220 nm SOI from IMEC and Leti
•         Pieter Dumon, IMEC
15:25 Silicon photonics developed on a SiGe:C BiCMOS pilot line
•         Lars Zimmermann, IHP
15:40 Micron-scale SOI platform for low-loss circuits and broadband I/O coupling
•         Timo Aalto, VTT
15:55 Packaging of silicon photonic chips
•         Timo Aalto, VTT

First EOSAM summer school

Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
15 September 2014


1) HZB/BESSY, Lecture Hall (Room No. 3147)     Albert-Einstein-Straße 15,
12489 Berlin-Adlershof (6 minutes walk from EOSAM location)

RUDOWER CHAUSSEE 17, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof
Room: Newton

The registration will open at 8am on Monday morning at HZB Bessy Lobby (Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15), next to the lecture hall.    

EOSAM 2014 will include for the first time a Summer School on "Novelties in OPTICS and PHOTONICS".

The Summer school will be held on Monday 15th September and is kindly hosted by PTB. The Summer School will include 10 tutorials on topics related to the main sessions (also called TOMs) of EOSAM 2014. The objective is to teach the backgrounds followed by main current applications related to the upcoming TOMs.

TOM 7 – Energy Harvesting and Organic Photonics

Berlin Adlershof, Germany
Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
15 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
Submission Timeframe: 
28 February 2014 - 4 April 2014


Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Spectroscopy of functional organic materials 
  • Organic lasers and optical amplifiers 
  • Organic photonics: self-assembled vs top-down patterning 
  • OLEDs and OLETs 
  • Transport and conduction in organic devices 
  • Spectroscopy of functional organic materials 
  • Photovoltaics, dye-sensitised solar cells and photodetectors 
  • Organic optical or electrical sensors 
  • Organic micro and nano-cavities, organic photonic crystals 
  • Hybrid organic / inorganic systems / biological devices and systems 
  • Theory of optical and electronic excitations 


  • Chair: Guglielmo Lanzani, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, (IT)
  • Co-chairs: David Lidzey, University of Sheffield (GB)
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