Research in Optical Sciences

Research in Optical Sciences

18 - 20 March 2014
Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Research in Optical Sciences

The 2014 OSA Research in Optical Sciences Congress took place 18 - 20 March in Berlin, Germany.  For information about future Research in Optical Sciences Congresses, email

Research in Optical Sciences Congress is designed to examine some of the latest research advances in Optical Physics and Chemistry. The advent of ultra-short pulse, extremely high power lasers is making it possible to examine material system responses to very intense light beams and to study the evolution of the structure and optical properties of these systems as they are strongly perturbed. Of equally strong interest are the subtle effects observed when photons are generated in entangled states. These entangled photons have the potential of leading to major advances in the development of advanced information and computing systems.

This Congress on research topics in the optical sciences includes two topical meetings and a workshop which will bring together world renowned researchers to discuss forefront advances in the optical sciences. The High-Intensity Lasers and High Field Phenomena (HILAS) meeting will discuss the latest developments in high peak power lasers and the material interactions resulting from the use of these lasers. The Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) meeting will present the most recent research advances in the field of entanglement phenomena and will examine how this phenomena may be exploited to advance information transfer and processing technologies. New this year, the one-day workshop on Optical Plasmonic Materials will focus on materials such as aluminum doped zinc oxide, tunable/phase change materials like vanadium dioxide and novel materials that can be used for active plasmonics and optical metamaterials having new properties.


Schedule at a glance


laser optics Reception
Tuesday, 18 March, 17:00 - 21:00
Join your fellow attendees at the laser optics reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to full congress attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Poster Sessions
Wednesday, 19 March, 10:30 - 11:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Postdeadline Papers
Wednesday, 19 March, 17:30 - 19:00
The QIM and HILAS committees will accept a limited number of postdeadline papers for oral presentation.  Before the sessions begin light refreshments will be served.

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