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TOM 5 – Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications

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:

  • Photonic crystals and wires, optical microcavities, slow light
  • Subwavelength metal surfaces, plasmonic crystals
  • Transport in quasiperiodic and random photonic systems
  • Negative- and zero- refractive index and other metamaterial concepts
  • Active and tunable optical metamaterials
  • Electromagnetic field confinement and enhancement
  • Evanescent fields and optical imaging
  • Nanomanipulation with light
  • Quantum and nonlinear optics in nanostructures, optical antennas
  • Nanophotonics for energy conversion applications
  • Nanophotonics for bio- and chemo-sensing applications
  • Theory and modelling for nanophotonics and metamaterials


  • Chair: Philippe Lalanne, Institute d’Optique (FR)
  • Co-chairs: Larry Yuan, Shenzhen University China (CN)
                    Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology (NL)


  • Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London (UK)
  • Cefe López, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) (ES)
  • Concita Sibilia, Sapienza University of Rome (IT)
  • J.J. Greffet, Institut d´Optique (FR)
  • Joseph Braat, Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Larry Yuan, Shenzen University (CN)
  • Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology (NL)


  • Martin Wegener, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (DE)


  • Jaime Gómez Rivas, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) (Joint invited talk with TOM 10)
  • Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO (ES)
  • Jesper Mork, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
  • Lei Zhou, Fudan University (CN)
  • Mario Agio, National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO) (IT)
  • Martin Van Exter, Leiden University (NL)
  • Pavel Belov, ITMO St. Petersburg (RU) (not confirmed)
  • Geoffroy Lerosey, Institut Langevin - ESPCI ParisTech and CNRS (FR): Locally Resonant Metamaterials: Focusing, Imaging and Manipulating Waves at the Deep Subwavelength Scale
  • Uwe Zeitner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (DE)


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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TOM 11 – Special session for partners in an EU project to disseminating their results

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


Any topic of optics and photonics is acceptable in principle. Projects that have led to a prototype product are in particular encouraged to apply.  Applications by submitting a two page abstract via the website indicating that the submission is for TOM 11. 

Please describe in the abstract the title and the aim of the project, the relevant EU call and the main results of the project. Furthermore, please list the proposed oral presentations (typically 3-4) and the presenters. Also briefly describe the contents of these presentations in the abstract. 


  • Paul Urbach, Delft University of technology (NL)
  • Seppo Honkanen, University of Eastern Finland (FI)


TOM 3 – Optical System Design and Tolerancing

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

Future trends in Optical Design with regard to Technology and Application


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Optical & optomechanical system design
  • Tolerances
  • Error budgeting
  • Technological and manufacturing aspects
  • Alignment strategies
  • Digital correction means
  • Cost considerations
  • Standardization
  • Including both imaging and non-imaging optics (with applications in lighting)


  • Chair: Wilhelm Ulrich, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Co-chair: Kimio Tatsuno, Koga Research Institute Inc., Tokyo (JP)


  • Andrew Wood, Qioptiq (UK)
  • Irina Livshits, NRU-ITMO, University of St. Petersburg (RU)
  • Julius Muschaweck, ARRI (DE)
  • Jyrki Kimmel, Nokia (FI)
  • Kimio Tatsuno, Koga Research Institute Inc., Tokyo (JP)
  • Rob Bates, Five Focal LLC (US)
  • Ruben Mohedano, LPI (ES)
  • Rung-Ywan Tsai, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu (TW)
  • Stefan Bäumer, TNO (NL)
  • Wilbert Ijzermann, Philips Lighting (NL)
  • Wilhelm Ulrich, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Wolfgang Vollrath, KLA-Tencor (DE)
  • Yasuhiro Ohmura, Nikon (JP)
  • Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (CN)


  • David Shafer, Shaferlens (US): The Evolution of a New High NA Broad Spectrum Catadioptric Design


  • Alexander Epple, Carl Zeiss SMT AG (DE): Optics design with free form surfaces
  • Alois Herkommer, Universität Stuttgart (DE): The Larange Invariant- a bridge between imaging and illumination design
  • Andy Harvey, University of Glasgow (GB): Broadening the design focus with computational imaging
  • Anurag Gupta, Google (US)
  • Chir Weei Chang, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu (TW): Optical design and tolerancing of plenoptical camera
  • David Aikens, Savvy Optics (US): Overview about standardization in optics 
  • Dewen Cheng & Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (CN): Optical design and evaluation of large-magnification and high-definition rigid endoscope
  • Jan ten Thije Boonkkamp, Technical University of Eindhoven (NL): Monge-Ampere equation in illumination optics
  • Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester (US): Design of a Manufacturable Freeform Three-Mirror Imaging Telescope
  • John Rogers, Synopsys (US) 
  • Keishi Kubo, Panasonic Corp. (JP): Metrology for Asphere and Freeform optics by UA3P
  • Kevin Thompson, Synopsys (US)
  • Koichi Takahashi,  Olympus Corp. Tokyo (JP): Optical Design for the wearable head mount display
  • Massimiliano Pindo, TPI, Dresden (DE): Photomask challenges of EUV technology
  • Oliver Dross, Philips Lighting (NL): Köhler integration in color mixing collimators
  • Peter Brick, Osram (DE): Progress in High-luminance LEDs to benefit Etendue-critical Systems
  • Stephan Berlitz, Audi AG (DE): Optics for car lighting application
  • Takashi Inoue, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (JP): Wavefront control technology using spatial light modulator in bio and medical imaging
  • Thomas Nobis, Carl Zeiss AG (DE): A surface-resolved approach for analysis and correction of secondary color 
  • Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University of Tokyo (JP): Optical mass storage based on polarization holography
  • Willem Vos, University of Twente (NL): Scattering of light in LED’s
  • Wolfgang Vollrath, KLA-Tencor (DE): Optical Design and Manufacturing Requirements for High- Performance Microscope Objectives
  • Zenta Ushiyama, Tyco Corp. (JP): Optical design for illumination systems


TOM 8 – Active and Adaptive Optics

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

Scope of this topical meeting is to bring together different fields of expertise in the fundamentals as well as in application of adaptive and active optics. Such applications are mainly but not limited to microscopy, beam-shaping, imaging in scattering media, metrology, medical applications and astronomy. Special emphasis will be put on the enabling technologies for such applications. 
Thus, novel adaptive optical elements, algorithms and sensors to generate the required signal and the required optical setup for their proper system integration will be the focus of this topical meeting.

Furthermore, this platform is dedicated to bring together researchers from universities and institutes with industrial representatives fabricating adaptive optical elements and costumers offering products applying adaptive optical technology. Hence, this event is dedicated to provide an inspiring atmosphere to discuss and generate promising future applications within this field.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Astronomy    
  • Microscopy
  • Adaptive and active optics for imaging
  • Adaptive and active optics for sensing
  • Adaptive and active optics for manufacturing
  • Adaptive and active optics for non-imaging in particular lighting and illumination


  • Chair: Joerg Petschulat, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Co-chair: Allard Mosk, University of Twente (NL)


  • Allard Mosk, University of Twente (NL)


  • Alexander Rohrbach, University of Freiburg (DE)
  • Alfredo Dubra, Medical College of Wisconsin (US)
  • Changhuei Yang, California Institute of Technology (US)
  • Martin Booth, University of Oxford (GB)
  • Michel Verhaegen, Delft Center for Systems and Control (NL)
  • Christoph Skupsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden (DE): Deeper insight with MEMS based illumination


EOSAM 2014

Berlin Adlershof, City of science, technology and media - Adlershof con. vent. Exhibition Centre - Rudower Chaussee 17 - 12489 Berlin
15 September 2014 - 19 September 2014


Industrial Exhibition

Exhibition packages information can be found here.  

Sponsorship and Advertising

Call for sponsors in English and in German.

General Chair: Paul Urbach - Delft University of Technology (NL)
General co-chair: Seppo Honkanen - University of Eastern Finland (FI)
Local Scientific Chair: Rainer Schuhmann –  Berliner Glas KGaA (DE)


Eleven Topical Meetings:

EOSAM Summer School on Novelties in Optics and Photonics (Monday 15th September)

Photonics Entrepreneurship Day/ Welcome Reception on Monday evening by EPIC and Berlin Brandenburg Photonics Cluster (free)

EOS Annual General Assembly

Industrial exhibition

Exhibition hours:
Wednesday, 17 September: 10:30 - 17:30
Thursday, 18 September:     11:00 - 17:30

Matchmaking event by Berlin Partner

Session: Grand Challenges in Optics


Wednesday, 17 September at 20:30

Come and network at the conference dinner, in a nice, relaxed atmosphere.
We offer you a great buffet with plenty of choice, drinks included.
Restaurant Nolle takes you back to the sophisticated 1920’s Berlin.

Price: 60 euros per person
Please fill in the form and send by fax before Tuesday, 9 September.
Additional information:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 4 April 2014 30 June 2014
Notification to authors: 18 July 2014
Post-deadline submission: until 4 August

EOSAM 2014 Programme overview

See detailed schedule

Download EOSAM 2014 Programme (PDF, ~13MB)

Abstract Submission

Contributions are accepted for oral and poster presentation. All authors are requested to register separately from abstract submission.

Abstracts must be submitted as two-page pdf files that are formatted along the guidelines given in this file.
You might wish to use either the Word or LaTeX template.

 Abstract submission closed.

Information for authors

Oral presentations

  • Time slots: Presenting authors are allotted 15 minutes (12 minutes presentation plus 3 minutes for discussion). Please plan your presentation accordingly to meet the 15 minute maximum.
  • Presentation upload: Speakers are requested to upload their presentation to the computer in the meeting room well in advance to their talk.
  • Presentation format: Please bring your presentation on a USB mass storage, CD-ROM or DVD and include all video files. File formats: ppt, pptx and pdf. A Windows-based presentation computer will be provided.
  • For Mac users: To make sure your presentation is displayed correctly, please:
    • bring your presentation as a pdf-file with fonts embedded or
    • restrict yourself to Arial/Times New Roman (not Times)/Courier New (not Courier)/Symbol/Wingdings when creating your ppt- or pptx-file.
  • Technical equipment:   Technical equipment (presentation computer, video projector) will be available on-site.

Poster presentations
There will be one poster session during EOSAM 2014.

Poster session: Wednesday, 17 September  12:45 – 14:45 CEST

Posters may be set up starting 11:15 on Wednesday, 17 September and should be completely set up no later than 12:45 that day.
Poster authors are requested to be present at their posters during the official poster session. Please prepare and print your poster in advance to the conference. Poster set-up and removal is in the responsibility of the authors.
Any posters left on the boards at the close of the poster session will be discarded. Poster numbers will be displayed on the poster boards to show authors where to place their poster.
Required poster size: The posters should have a size of DIN A1 (594 x 841 mm) or DIN A0 (841 x 1189 mm) in a portrait for-mat (no landscape format). Pins will be provided by the organiser.


Members of the Optical Society of Japan and the Chinese Optical Society are entitled to register with EOS-member fee.

FEES Non-EU participants, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number* Private persons from EU, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number (incl. VAT 24%)**
Early-bird members

430.00 €

533.20 €
Early-bird non-members

485.00 €

601.40 €
Early-bird student members

230.00 €

285.20 €
Early-bird student non-members

255.00 €

316.20 €
Late members

530.00 €

657.20 €
Late non-members 575.00 € 713.00 €
Late student members 295.00 € 365.80 €
Late student non-members 325.00 € 403.00 €

*EU companies and businesses with VAT number (except Finland): reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
** VAT 24% according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.

Early-bird deadline: Monday 18 August 2014


EOSAM 2014 will be held in Berlin Adlershof, the city of science, technology and media. See map.
Berlin Adlershof,
City of science, technology and media
Adlershof con. vent. Exhibition Centre
Rudower Chaussee 17 and 24
12489 Berlin

See the sunny forecast for Berlin during EOSAM:


Getting to Adlershof...

By public transport it takes

  • 10 min from Flughafen Schönefeld
  • 30 min from Alexanderplatz
  • and 40 min from central train station Hauptbahnhof

By public transport to Adlershof

to download, click on map (PDF) access routes ÖPNV

Congress Railway Ticket
Travel comfortably and climate friendly to your event in Berlin


Rooms in the following hotels can be reserved at a special conference rate before 15 August 2014 (Please mention the reference "EOSAM 2014" when making reservation):

DORINT HOTEL, Adlershof, Berlin
For reservations, call: +49 30 67822-0

ADAPT APARTMENTS, Adlershof, Berlin
Booking request can also be made online:

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Tel. +49 (0)30 2389 4333
Fax +49 (0)30 2389 4305

InterCityHotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Tel.: +49 30 7565751 353
Fax: +49 30 9210257 99

NH Berlin Treptow
Tel: +49 30 639030

Journal Papers in JEOS:RP

Presenters at an EOS Topical Meeting 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.

This conference is operated by European Optical Society Oy, Business ID 2559965-4, VAT no: FI25599654, Domicile Joensuu, Finland.

TOM 6 – Optics for Cinematography and Video

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: