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ICO – World Congress for Optics and Photonics

September 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am September 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EEST

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS  The World General Congress for Optics and Photonics of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) and the international society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS) will be celebrated from 5th September to 9th September 2022 in Dresden, Germany. The TU Dresden is proud to host the World Congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022. The main theme is “Advancing Society with Light”, emphasizing the importance of modern light technology for society. The 60+ years anniversary of the laser will be celebrated too.

Light has the potential to recognize the origins of diseases, to prevent them, or to cure them early and gently. This is one of the central topics of OWLS, which was founded at the ICO-15 Congress in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1990. Therefore, a special commemorative event of the 30+ years anniversary of the foundation of OWLS in Germany will be organized.
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Important Dates 
Deadline for papers  March 15, 2022 
Abstract acceptance / grants application  May 2022 
Program issue  June 2022 
1st Early bird registration deadline  April 15, 2022 
2nd Early bird registration deadline  August 1, 2022 


1. Optical Engineering, Material Processing, Design and Lithography 

2. Display and Vision 

3. Optical MEMS and Micro-Optics 

4. Optical Sensing and Measurement Systems 

5. Computational Metrology 

6. Optical Information Processing and Imaging 

7. Quantum and Nonlinear Optics 

8. Ultrafast Phenomena and Ultrafast Optics 

9. High Power Lasers, X-Ray and High-Energy Optics 

10. Nano-Optics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials 

11. Photonic Crystals, Nano Structures and Functions 

12. Fiber Optics 

13. Optical Communications and Photonic Network 

14. Optoelectronics, Terahertz Photonics and Silicon Photonics 

15. Microscopy, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Advanced Imaging 

16. Biomechanics, Optical Elastography and BioBrillouin 

17. Biomedical Optics 

18. Nanobiophotonics, Optogenetics and Nanosensing 

19. Optical Technologies Fighting Infectious Diseases 


Contributed summaries are limited to 2 pages including an abstract with 35-words. Authors and affiliations will be submitted online. 


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