OPD2018 Program

Monday, May 28 

15:00 – 17:00 Nordic Photonics Workgroup Meeting 

Free of charge event. Please check the program and register following the link 

16:00 – 17:30


OPD2018 Opening. Prof. Janne Ihalainen

17:30 – 18:00

Photonics – illuminating the path for our future“,

Prof. Jyrki Saarinen, University of Eastern Finland

18:00 – 20:00

Get together


Tuesday, May 29

Plenary talk. Chairman: Dr. Jussi Toppari

09:00 – 09:45

Analysis of single molecules in cells”, Prof. Rainer HeintzmannIPHT Jena


09:45 – 10:05

“Lable-free super-resolution microscopy with coherent non-linear structured illumination”,
Dr. Mikko Huttunen, Tampere University of Technology

10:05 – 10:35

Coffee break and Exhibition

10:35 – 10:55

“Imaging based High-Content analysis as a tool to guide medicine design”,
Dr. Mikko Karjalainen, Research Scientist, Orion Pharma

Exhibition session. Chairman: Niklas Saxen

10:55 – 12:00

Exhibiting companies pitch session

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch + Poster session

Plenary talk. Chairman: Prof. Mircea Guina


”Controlling atoms by photon entropy”, Prof. Mark Raizen, The University of Texas at Austin

Academy session.                                                                                               Industry session.

Chairman: Prof. Mircea Guina                                                                            Chairman: Prof. Erik Vartiainen

14:15 – 14:35

”Bose-Einstein condensate in plasmonic lattice”,
Dr. Tommi Hakala, Aalto University

“Dental applications”, “Next Generation Dental Operating Light”,
Kustaa Nyholm, Research Manager, Planmeca Oy

14:35 – 14:55

”Light fuelled microrobotics”,
Dr. Hao Zeng, Tampere University of Technology

“Optical Coherence Tomography for Industrial Applications”,
Tuomas Turpeinen, Senior Scientist, VTT

14:55 – 15:30

Coffee break and Exhibition

Chairman: Prof. Martti Kauranen

Chairman: Prof. Pekka Hänninen

15:30 – 15:45

”Direct probing of optical needles generated by vector Bessel- Gauss beams”,
Leo Turquet,  Tampere University of Technology

“Clinical applications of photodynamic therapy with semiconductor laser technology”,
Dr. Lasse Orsila, Optical Engineer, Modulight Oy

15:45 – 16:00


“Enhanced tunability of metasurfaces with graphene”,
Dr. Humeyra Caglayan, Tampere University of Technology

“Diagnosis and Monitoring of Inflammatory and Arthritic diseases. Optoacoustic future”,
Konstantinas Zakalskis, Area Manager, UAB EKSPLA

16:00 – 16:15


“LED based photo acoustic tomography system”,
Dr. Jarkko Leskinen,  University of Eastern Finland

“Tapered fiber gain modules for scientific and industrial applications”,
Dr. Valery Filippov, Director, Advanced Research and Product Development, Ampliconyx Oy

16:15 – 16:30


“Snapshot multispectral line imaging: applications in dermatology and forensics”,
Prof. Janis Spigulis, University of Latvia

“Single-shot microsecond-resolved spectroscopy of the bacteriorhodopsin photocycle with quantum cascade laser frequency combs”,
Markus Mangold, IRsweep AG

16:30 – 17:30

Roundtable discussion. Chairman: Prof. Jyrki Saarinen

Lennart Svensson, Photonics Sweden
Janis Spigulis Baltic, Photonics
Pedro Rocha Produtech, Portugal
Juha Purmonen, Photonics Finland

What kind of services clusters offer to their members?
What kind of services should be offered to their members?
Photonics beyond 2020?

17:30 – 18:30

Photonics Finland Meeting. Location: LYHTY


Boat to Conference dinner (Savutuvan Apaja). Location: Jyväskylä Harbour


Dinner at Savutuvan Apaja


Bus-transport to Jyväskylä


After Dinner Party: OPTICAL JAM at music club Poppari (Downtown Jyvaskyla). Free Stage!! Join the jam. More info at


Wednesday, May 30

07:45 -08:30 Photonics Finland run. Open to all OPD participants. The meeting place is Hotel Alba

Plenary talk. Chairman: Prof. Mika Pettersson

Academy session.                                                                                                Industry session.

09:30 -10:15

“Generation, manipulation and detection of single photons”,
Prof. Val Zwiller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and TU Delft

Chairman: Prof. Mika Pettersson                                                                        Chairman: D.Sc. Jyrki Kimmel

10:15 – 10:35

“Extrinsic optical chirality in self-assembled semiconductor-metal hybrid nanowires”,
Dr. Teemu Hakkarainen, Tampere University of Technology

“Quality control applications”,
Esko Herrala, Physicist, Business Development Manager, Specim


10:35 – 10:55


“Scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) as a versatile tool for optical imaging and spectroscopy with nano scale spatial resolution”,
Aina Reich,  Neaspec Gmbh

“LIDARS for automated driving”,
Dr. Matti Kutila, Senior Project Manager (IPMA C), VTT

10:55 – 11:30

Coffee break and Exhibition

Plenary talk. Chairman: Prof. Ari Friberg


“Gradient index optics and concentrating photovoltaics”, Prof. Duncan Moore, University of Rochester

Academy session.                                                                                                Industry session.

Chairman: Prof. Ari Friberg                                                                                  Chairman: Dir. Timo Vuorenpää

12:15 – 12:35


“Multijunction solar cells: a path to conversion efficiencies exceeding 50%”,
Marianna Raappana,  Tampere University of Technology

“Future possibilities of machine vision”,
Matti Okkonen, VTT

12:35 – 14.00

Lunch + Poster session

Chairman: Prof. Emeritus Jouko Korppi-Tommola

Chairman: Prof. Juha Toivonen

14:00 – 14:15

“Novel optical sensing approach using spectral correlation”,
Caroline Amiot, Tampere University of Technology

“Applications for paper quality control”,
Jussi Lindgren, Technology Manager, Valmet Automation Oy

14:15 – 14:30


“Alternating surface grating distributed feedback lasers with increased efficiency”,
Topi Uusitalo, Tampere University of Technology

”The use of imaging/machine vision technology in test robotics”,
Tapio Koskinen, Co-Founder, Optofidelity Oy

14:30 – 14:45


“Optical 3D imaging for studies of tissue and organ development in mesoscopic scale”,
Toni Montonen, Tampere University of Technology

“How to use Modulation Transfer Function in lens systems selection and design”,
Jana Lambrecht, Edmund Optics


14:45 – 15:00
OPD2018 Farewell. Prof. Janne Ihalainen
15:15 – 16:15

‘Valolla vaikuttaminen – Impact with light’ (In Finnish), Kari Kola

16:15 – 17:00

Tour to Nanoscience Center