LAOP 2014 (Cancun, Mexico)


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Paradisus Cancun
17 – 21 November 2014

LAOP 2014

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP) is the major conference sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) in Latin America.  In its third year the conference will be hosted in Mexico and co-sponsored by the Academia Mexicana de Óptica (AMO) and co-organized with the Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO).

The explicit objective is to promote Optics and Photonics regional activities in Latin American that enhance their development and impact on regional countries and communities. As such, they are partially heir to independent activities that were carried out at the national level, but as a Latin American movement arose at OSA. Therefore, it welcomes the partnership and participation of all the national and regional international societies in the region. For 2014 the conference host is the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, which is the highest representative of Mexican national leadership.  Additional participant societies include the Academia Mexicana de Óptica, the Sociedad Mexicana de Física through its sections of Optics, Quantum Information and Atomics and Molecular Physics and the Sociedad de Instrumentación.


Exhibition Dates
Monday November 17 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday November 18 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday November 20 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday November 21 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Primary software interests:

OptiFDTD: Finite-Difference Time-Domain Software
OptiBPM: Waveguide Optics Design Software
OptiSystem: Optical Communication System Design Suite
OptiSPICE: Opto-Electronic Circuit Design Software
OptiGrating: Integrated and Fiber Optical Gratings Design Software
OptiFiber: Optical Fiber Design Software

Topic Categories

1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision

– Fundamentals and Applications of Coherence, Interference, and Polarization
– Optical Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Instrumentation
– Optical Metrology
– Interferometry
– Astronomical Instrumentation
– Novel materials and devices
– Photonic Devices for Sensing Applications
– Polarization and Birefringence in Optical Design
– Diffractive and Holographic Optics
– Computational Imaging and Photography
– Three-Dimensional Optical Structure Design, Fabrication and Nanopatterning
– Non visual systems
– Freeform Optics
– Novel Processing and Mathematical approaches
– Applications of Visual Science and Physiological Optics
– Adaptive Optics
– Low-cost ophthalmic instrumentation and imaging
– Analysis of the Eye from the Retina to the Visual Cortex
– Adaptive Optics
– Novel design based on Animals eyes and other
– Optical Coherence Tomography
– TeraHertz Imaging and Applications

2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing

– Coherence, Diffraction, and Holography
– Coherence and Polarization Imaging
– Optical System Design for Information Optics
– Bilineal functions and their applications in information processing
– Wavefront Design for Information Transport and Sensing
– Diffractve Optics
– Optical Imaging
– Novel representations : Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM), Nondiffractive Beams
– Slow Light
– Optical Signals and System in Four Dimensions
– Computational Imaging and Photography
– Optical Storage
– Displays
– Liquid crystal technologies and applications
– Liquid crystal imaging and displays
– Information Bio-optics
– Information Capacity of the Photon
– General Optics in Information Science
– Photonics in Arts Conservation and Restoration

3. Laser Science and Technology

– Novel cavities and structures
– Filamentation of Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses
– Semiconductor Nanooptics
– Tera Hertz Optics
– Solid State Lasers
– Random Lasers
– High-Power Continuous-Wave and Fiber Lasers
– Ultrafast Lasers
– Infrared Lasers
– Extreme Light Sources
– Laser and Optical Materials
– Optical and Laser-Based Approaches in Chemical and Biological Sensing
– Attosecond EUV and X-ray Light Sources and Their Applications
– Innovative Resonator-Emmitter Coupled Systems
– Semiconductor Laser and Devices
– High Power Laser Technology
– Chaotic Lasers and Applications
– Laser Metrology and Remote Sensing
– Laser Processing and Industrial Applications

4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy

– Atom optics
– Atomic tests of fundamental physics
– Cold Atoms and Molecules – Exploring New Physics with Quantum Degenerate Gases
– Chip traps for atoms, ions and molecules
– Bose-Einstein condensates
– Fermi gases
– Cold molecules
– Atomic clocks
– Attosecond physics with atoms
– Atoms in optical lattices
– Oscillator strengths
– Rydberg states
– Stark effect
– Zeeman effect
– Laser spectroscopy, cooling and trapping
– Coherent optical effects
– Effects of collisions
– Strong field laser physics
– Hyperfine structure
– Laser cooling
– Multiphoton processes
– Laser trapping

5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

– Enabling Technologies for High Speed Optical Communications
– Long Wavelength (Mid-IR to THz) Fiber Devices
– Optical Fiber Sensors
– Frequency Comb Generation in Optical Fibers and Their Applications
– Optical Interconnections for Data Centers
– Enabling Technologies for Astrophotonics
– Optical fiber sensors
– Commercial fiber sensors and systems
– Novel optical fibers and materials
– Micro-structured fibers
– Propagation effects in fibers
– Fiber based photonic devices
– Novel optical sources
– General fiber optics
– Optoelectronic Devices
– Novel optical fibers for transmission
– Amplifiers for optical networks
– Signal processing
– Optical Network Applications and Services
– Network Technologies and Applications
– FTTx Technologies, Deployment and Applications
– Optical Sensors for Industrial Applications

6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications

– Optical Fibers for Biomedical Applications
– Medical and Biological Imaging, Microscopy and OCT
– Photonic Based Therapeutic and Diagnostic
– Optical Coherence Tomography Applications
– Microscopy Devices and Applications
– Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
– Optical Trapping and Manipulation
– Plasmonics
– Optical Biosensors
– Tissue Optics and Laser-Tissue interactions
– Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine
– Molecular Imaging in the Eye
– Single-Molecule Biophysics
– Lab-on-a-chip
– Optofluidics and Microfluidics
– Commercial biosensors and manufacturing
– General Optics in Biology and Medicine

7. Integrated and Silicon Photonics

– Silicon Photonics
– Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
– Hybrid Integrated Photonics and Devices
– Waveguide Integrated Optics
– Nanomaterials and Devices
– Integrated Sensors
– SOI based devices
– Semiconductor based Integrated devices
– Integrated optics devices
– Polymer-based waveguide devices
– Integrated optofluidic devices
– Plasmonics Devices and Applications
– Photonic Crystals and Optical Circuits
– Optomechanical systems
– General Integrated Photonics

8. Designed Structures in Micro and Nano Dimensions for Photonics and Electronics

– Photonic Crystals: Fundamentals and Applications
– Metamaterials and Complex materials
– Periodic Structures and Structures materials
– Nonlinear Optics in Periodic Structures
– Nanoparticles and Nanowires
– Nanoplasmonics
– Nanosensors and Nanobiosensors
– Quantum dot devices

9. Quantum and Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics

– Foundations of quantum coherence
– Cavity, Circuit and Plasmonic  Quantum Electrodynamics
– Non classical states of light
– Quantum and QED  Plasmonics
– Nano-Optics and Plasmonics
– Quantum optics and cavity QED with atoms
– Information on a Photon and Quantum Communication with OAM
– Quantum Effects with OAM,
– Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
– Quantum information processing with atoms and ions
– Weak Measurements
– Quantum Information and processing
– Quantum Communications
– Quantum Technologies
– Quantum Metrology
– Nanosciences and Technologies
– Quantum Imaging
– Optics and Photonics of Disordered Systems
– Quantum Information with Photons
– Optomechanics
– Semiconductor & Integrated Quantum Optics and Photonics
– Low Dimensional Photonics, Plasmonics and Electronics
– Quantum and QED Science, Engineering and Technology

10. Optics and Photonics in Green Technologies

– Optics for Renewable Energy
– Non-Imaging Optics
– Solar Illumination
– Radiometry and Photometry
– Plant Lighting
– UV and IR Illumination
– Microscope Illumination Systems
– Machine-Vision Illumination
– Lighting and Illumination Sciences and Engineering
– Lighting systems and technology
– Illumination and Lighting Applications
– Efficient Lighting
– Solid-State Lighting
– LED Illumination
– LEDs based devices

11. Nonlinear Optics

– Solitons Fundamental studies and new concepts
– Novel NLO characterization techniques
– Nonlinear Statistical Optics
– Single-photon nonlinear optics
– Slow Light
– Coherent Control
– Frequency Combs and Optical Clocks
– THz generation, spectroscopy and imaging
– Nonlinear Optical Materials
– Nonlinear Guided Waves & Fibers

12. Optics and Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure

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