Optics & Photonics Days 2016

Optics & Photonics Days 2016, May 17-18

Photonics Finland organises Optics & Photonics Days 2016 on May 17-18 at iconic Hotel Torni in the center of Tampere. The convention starts with a get-together event on May 16 at 18:00. The program of the conference reflects current activities and trends in Optics and Photonics in Finland, gathering both academic researchers and industrial representatives. The non-exhaustive list of topics include laser technology, nanostructures and plasmonics, optical fibers and applications, nonlinear optics and applications, ultrafast optics, optical characterisation methods and spectroscopy, biophotonics, printable optics and manufacturing, theoretical optics and simulations.

Important dates

Extended abstract deadline March 31, 2016

Acceptance notification to authors April 11, 2016

Early bird registration extended until April 30, 2016

Get-together at 18:00 on May 16, 2016


Overall programme was updated on April 29. Lists of invited speakers and industrial sessions are available, and also, check companies registered for the exhibition!

Full programme is now available as PDF.


Login to registration portal of OPD2016. Registration is now open

Participant Before April 30 After April 30
Student 250 € 300 €
Regular attendance 350 € 400 €

Members of Photonics Finland will get a discount of 50 € on the conference fees listed above. VAT 24 % included in the prices.


The conference is organised at the congress centre of the Hotel Torni Tampere. An accommodation quota for conference participants is recerved at the same hotel with a reservation code OPD2016. Hotel reservations should be made directly to Hotel Torni Tampere or Sokos Hotels Sales Service. Please note, that the accommodation quota expires on April 18, 2016.

Single Room: 135 € / night
Double Room: 155 € / night


The City of Tampere was established by King of Sweden Gustav III in 1779, on the bank of The Tammerkoski rapids. Tampere has been an industrial pioneer in Finland since the very beginning. Finland’s first paper mill started operation in 1783, and the cotton factory established in 1820 by James Finlayson grew to become the country’s first large-scale industrial establishment. The first electric light in the Nordic countries was also lit in Finlayson’s modern production facilities in 1882. Currently, Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland center in the Nordic countries. There are about 223,000 inhabitants in Tampere, and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighboring municipalities. Tampere is one of the most rapidly developing regions in Finland and a center of leading-edge research, technology, and education. There are four institutions of higher education in the Tampere area totaling 40,000 students.

Hotel Torni is located in the heart of Tampere next to the railway station. Opened in the autumn of 2014, the hotel pays homage to the eventful history and various legends of the city of Tampere. Reaching a height of 88 metres, the modern hotel tower combined with the old locomotive depots provide the best possible environment to experience the enticing story of Tampere. The hotel's congress centre offers a unique setting for successful events and meetings. Located at the top of the tower on the 25th floor, Moro Sky Bar, and particularly its roof terrace, have already become popular meeting places and spots to look out over Tampere and the world.