Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

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.

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP) covers all major areas of optics and features the latest research results that are having impact in fundamental research as well as applications. Meeting topics include:

  1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision
  2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing
  3. Laser Science and Technology
  4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
  5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
  6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
  7. Integrated and Silicon Photonics
  8. Designed Structures in Micro and Nano Dimensions for Photonics and Electronics
  9. Quantum and  Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics
  10. Optics and Photonics in Green Technologies
  11. Nonlinear Optics
  12. Optics and Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure

This meeting features rich content of ranging from the latest results in lighting and illumination engineering, the use of optical approaches in information sciences and optical communications to the latest developments in optical technologies for use in biomedical applications and clinical studies.

The premier conference for the optics and photonics community in Latin America, the program will feature recognized world experts areas deemed a must for the benefit of our nations. In addition, students can attend workshops that feature both fundamental and applied instructional topics; programming occurs just before and following the conference.

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
  • MEMS and MOEMS
  • 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

Plenary Speakers

Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique, France
Claude Fabre, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Sorbonne Université-UPMC, France
Gregory W. Forbes, QED Technologies, Australia
Cary Gunn, Genalyte, USA
Michal Lipson, Cornell University, USA
Ernst Wintner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Tutorial Speakers

1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision

Virendra N. Mahajan, Aerospace Corp., USA, Title to be Determined
Duncan T. Moore, Univ. of Rochester, USATitle to be Determined
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Tech., ChinaRecent Progress in Research on True 3D Displays at Beijing Institute of Technology
Kurt Bernardo Wolf, Univ Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoPosition and Momentum in the Maxwell fish-eye
James C. Wyant, Univ. of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, USATesting of Aspheric Optical Surfaces

2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing

Miguel A. Alonso, Univ. of Rochester, USARay-based Picture of Propagation-invariant Beams
Serguey G. Odoulov, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, UkraineGratings Recording and Wave Mixing with sub-100fs Light Pulses
Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, Remote Laboratories for Optical Metrology: From the Lab to the Cloud

3. Laser Science and Technology

Peter J. Delfyett, Univ. of Central Florida, USAUltrawideband Coherent Optical Signal Processing using Semiconductor Laser Based Optical Frequency Combs
Michael E. Donovan, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA, Lessons on Ultrahigh Peak Power Laser Performance from the Texas Petawatt Laser
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California San Diego, USANanoscale Engineering Optical Nonlinearities and Nanolasers
Ajoy Kumar Kar, Heriot-Watt University, UKAll Solid State Compact Waveguide Lasers
Alexander Kir'yanov, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico, All-fiber 2-µm Off-Resonance Pumped Ytterbium-Holmium Laser
Wayne Knox, Univ. of Rochester, USA, Femtosecond Micromachining of Ophthalmic Materials for Vision Applications
Stojan Radic, Univ. of California San Diego, USA, Frequency Generation in Shock Wave Parametric Mixers

5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Andrew R. Chraplyvy, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USAOptical Systems: What Determined Their Evolutionary Path?
Guifang Li, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA, Space-Division Multiplexing for Optical Fiber Communication
Alan Willner, Univ. of Southern California, USARecent Advancements in Optical Orbital-Angular-Momentum Multiplexing

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

Cecilia Noguez, Univ Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoTitle to be Determined
Miguel Yacaman, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USATitle to be Determined

9. Quantum and Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics

Girish Agarwal, Oklahoma State Univ., USATitle to be Determined
Antonio Badolato, Univ. of Rochester, USA, Title to be Determined
Luiz Davidovich, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilTitle to be Determined
Claude Fabre, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France, Full and Fast Characterization of a Highly Multimode Multipartite Entangled State Embedded in an Optical Frequency Comb for Quantum Computing Applications,
John Howell, Univ. of Rochester, USA, An Introduction to Weak Values
Andrew Jordan, Univ of Rochester; Chapman Univ., USA, The Quantum Path most Taken
Lev Vaidman, Tel-Aviv Univ., IsraelTitle to be Determined
M. Suhail Zubairy, Texas A&M Univ., USAOvercoming Rayleigh Limit in Optical Lithography

11. Nonlinear Optics

Gaetano Assanto, Universita degli Studi Roma, ItalyNematicons

Invited Speakers


1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision

Alejandro Cornejo-Rodriguez, Inst Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico, Null Methods in Optical Testing
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez, CIO, MexicoSome Interesting Facts About Polarization
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, MexicoElectron Holographic Interferometry: Taking Advantage of the Wave Nature of Electrons


2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing

Sabino Chavez-Cerda, Inst. National Astrofisica Optica Electronica, MexicoAll You Wanted to Know About Optical Beams but Were Afraid to Ask
Chandra Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut, USA, Superposition Effect is a “local” Phenomenon when we Investigate the Processes Behind Release of Photo Electrons
Jorge Ojeda-Castaneda, Univ. of Guanajuato, MexicoVortex pairs for nonconventional imaging devices
Marija Strojnik, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, MexicoDetection of Planet in Nearby Solar System with Rotational Shearing Interferometer: Laboratory Concept Demonstration
Ricardo Weder, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoClassical Dynamics of a Mobile Mirror and the Electromagnetic Field

3. Laser Science and Technology

Mario Degenais, Univ. of Maryland, USA, Challenges to the Concept of Intermediate Band Solar Cells based on Quantum Dots
Raul Rangel-Rojo, CICESE, USAMetallic Nanoparticle Containing Waveguides for Nonlinear Optics
Axel Schulzgen, Univ. of Central Florida, USAAdvances in Multi-Core Fiber Lasers

4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy

Vanderlei S. Bagnato, USP Institute de Fisica de Sao Carlos, BrazilTrapped Atomic Superfluid: A New Window for the Investigation of Quantum Turbulence
Eden Figueroa, SUNY Stony Brook, USA,  Room Temperature Quantum Memories: Operation and Cascading
Rocio Jauregui, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoStructured Vectorial Beams and their Effects in Ultracold Atoms
Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, College of William & Mary, USASqueezed States of Light with Hot Atoms
Alessandro Sousa Villar, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BrazilQuantum noise revisited: complete measurement of spectral field modes
Wolf von Klitzing,Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) - Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece,Ultra-high Flux Atom Lasers

5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Romeo Selvas Aguilar, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, Some Prospects for Tuning Mechanisms of Rare Earth Doped Fiber Laser
Miguel V. Andrés, Universitat de Valencia, SpainIn-fiber Time-resolved Acousto-Optics
Yuri O. Barmenkov, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, MexicoNonlinear Dynamics of Actively Q-switched Fiber Lasers
Gilberto Brambilla, University of Southampton, UK
Evandro Conforti, University of Campinas - UNICAMP, BrazilSpeed and Noise Limits of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Space Switches and Wavelength-Reuse Schemes
Edward Connor, Vytran Corp, USA, Development of Fiber Optic Micro-Tapers for Sensing Applications
Hugo L. Fragnito, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BrazilNonlinear Fiber-Optics with Incoherent Sources
Juan Hernandez-Cordero, Univ Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoFunctional Polymer Coatings for Optical Fiber and other Photonic Devices
Kevin Hsu, Exalos, USASwept Source Optical Coherence Tomography and Technology Trends
Husain Imam, NKT Photonics Inc, USABiomedical Applications made Possible with Supercontinuum Technology
Raman Kashyap, Polytechnique Montreal, CanadaDistributed Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating and Surface Plasmon Polariton Sensors
Ignacio Matias, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain, Fiber Optic Sensors based on Lossy Mode Resonances
Daniel May-Arrioja, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, MexicoMultimode Interference Photonic Devices
Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering, LLC, USAOverview of Applications of Fiber Optic Sensors in the Oil Industry
Walter Margulis, Acreo, Sweden
Diana Tentori, CICESE, MexicoBirefringence and Control of Polarization Effects in Single Mode Fibers
Joel Villatoro, ETSI- Communications Engineering, SpainFunctional Photonic Crystal Fiber Sensors

6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications

Jacques Albert, Carleton University, CanadaSurface Waves on Optical Fibers: A New Tool for Biochemical Sensing and Plasmonics
Hatice Altug, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Hand-Held and High-Throughput Biosensor with Plasmonics and Lens-Free Imaging
Carlos Lenz CesarUniversidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Fredrik Hook, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, SwedenOptical waveguide-based single-molecule studies for medical diagnostics and drug screening applications
Francisco Gonzalez, UASLP, MexicoNon-invasive Diagnosis of Filaggrin-related Atopic Dermatitis
Sheng-Lung Huang, National Taiwan University, TaiwanCellular-resolution Optical Coherence Tomography
Laura M. Lechuga, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, SpainNanoplasmonic biosensors for label-free deciphering of cellular pathways

 7. Integrated and Silicon Photonics

John Dallesasse, Univ. of Illinois, USAElectronic-Photonic Integration Using the Light-Emitting Transistor
Sasan Fathpour, Univ. of Central Florida, CREOL, USAHybrid Silicon Photonic Platforms for Near- and Mid-Infrared Wavelengths
Qiang Lin, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Shayan Mookherjea, Univ. of California San Diego, USA

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

Rodrigo Amezcua, Univ. of Central Florida, CREOL, USAModeling Mode Instabilities In High Power Fiber Amplifiers
Ruben G. Barrera, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoColloidal Optics: From Transparency to Turbidity
Paul Braun, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USATransformation Optics and 3D Photonic Crystals through Electrochemical Methods
Elder De la Rosa, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Thoroh A. De Souza, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, BrazilUltrashort Pulse Generation based on 2D Materials
Newton Cesário Frateschi, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BrazilPlanar CMOS Compatible Photonics Molecules and Spectral Engineering
Debashis Chanda, Univ. of Central Florida, USA, Optical Nano-Antenna based Uncooled Detection of Mid-Infrared Radiation
Sarath Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab, USADevelopment of Quantum Well, Quantum Dot, and Antimonide Superlattice Infrared Photodetectors
Peter Halevi, Benemérita Univ Autonoma de Puebla, MexicoTemporal Photonic Crystals
Amr S. Helmy, Univ. of Toronto, CanadaBroadband Low Phase Noise and RF-Free Optical Pulse Generation for Hybrid Integration
Paolo Mataloni, Univ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy3-Dimensional Integrated Photonic Quantum Circuits: Applications and Perspectives
W. Luis Mochan, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoSecond Harmonic Generation in Nanostructured Metamaterials
Sang-Hyun Oh, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USAAtomic Layer Lithography of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Sensing and Spectroscopy
Igor Sukhoivanov, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, Nonlinear Pulse Reshaping in Optical Fibers

9. Quantum and Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics

Luis Octavio Castaños Cervantes, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MexicoPhase Diagrams of 3-level Systems Interacting with Electromagnetic Radiation
Sebastiao de Padua, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, Entanglement Witnesses and Detection of Nonlocal Superpositions
Felipe Fernandez Fanchini, UNESP, Brazil, Non-Markovianity through Accessible Information
Andrei B. Klimov, Universidad de Guadalajara, MexicoMacroscopility and Localization in the Measurement Space
Paolo Mazzoldi, Univ. of Padova, Italy, Rare Earths Photoluminescence Enhancement Induced by Ultra-small Metal Nanoclusters: Plasmonic or Energy Transfer?
Carlos Monken, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hector Moya-Cessa, Inst. Natational Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico
Paulo Nussenzveig, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alfred U'Ren, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Mexico
Jose Javier Sánchez-Mondragón, Inst. Natational Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico
Juan P. Torres, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, SpainEntanglement and Coherence

11. Nonlinear Optics

Pierre Brevet, Université de Lyon, FranceMultipolar Nonlinear Optics with Metallic Nanoparticles
Cid Bartolomeu de Araujo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BrazilHigh-Order Optical Nonlinearities in Condensed Matter
Domenico de Ceglia, National Research Council - AMRDEC, USASecond Harmonic Light Scattering from Symmetric and Asymmetric Dipole Nanoantennas
Anderson S. L. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BrazilRandom Lasers: Recent Advances and Applications
David J. Hagan, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USANondegenerate Two-photon Processes in Semiconductors
Tamas Kosa, Alphamicron, USA
Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University, USA, Rubber Lasers
Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona, USA
Bahman Taheri, Alphamicron, USA, Liquid Crystal Lasers
Eric Van Stryland, University of Central Florida / CREOL, USA

12. Optics and Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure

Cicero Martelli, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do PR, Brazil
Anthony Pisano, NKT Photonics Inc, USAOptical Sensing Applications Utilizing Fiber Laser Solutions
Jose Luis Santos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Optical Sensing Based in Plasmonics and the Metamaterials Enhancement Factor

1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision

Daniel Malacara-Hernandez, CIO, Mexico, Chair
Alejandro Cornejo-Rodriguez, INAOE, Mexico, Co-Chair
Marcelo Trivi, CIOp, Argentina, Co-Chair
Alberto Cordero-Davila, BUAP, Mexico
Jose Rufino Diaz-Uribe, UNAM, Mexico
Virendra N. Mahajan, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, CIO, México 
Jose Sasian,The University of Arizona, USA
Alexander Shcherbakov, INAOE, Mexico 
Kurt Bernardo, Wolf, UNAM, Mexico 
James C. Wyant, Univ. of Arizona, USA

2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing
Jorge Ojeda-Castañeda, Universidad de Guanajuato, MexicoChair
Miguel A. Alonso, Univ. of Rochester, USACo-Chair
Victor Manuel Arrizon-Peña, INAOE, Mexico
Sabino Chavez-Cerda, INAOE, Mexico
Carolina Cruz-Neira, Univ. of  Louisiana, USA 
Konstantinos Falaggis, Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Poland 
Manuel Fernandez-Guasti, UAMI, Mexico
Ari T. Friberg, Aalto Univ., Sweden
Julio C. Gutierrez-Vega, ITESM, Mexico  
Flavio Horowitz, Universidad Federal Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
Guillermo H. Kaufmann, Instituto de Fisica Rosario, Argentina  
Anderson Leônidas-Gomes, UFPE, Brazil
Eugenio Rafael Mendez-Mendez, CICESE, Mexico 
Chandrasekhar Roychouduri, Univ. of Connecticut, USA
Marija, Strojnik-Pogacar, CIO, Mexico
Kurt Bernardo Wolf, UNAM, Mexico
Pochi Yeh, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA

3. Laser Science and Technology
Peter Delfyett, CREOL, USA, Chair
Martin Richardson, CREOL, USA, Co-Chair
Roberto Ortega-Martinez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), MexicoHonorary Chair
Vicente Aboites-Manrique, CIO, Mexico
Shaya Fainman, USCSD, USA
Wayne Knox, Univ. of Rochester, USA  
Alexander Kyrianov, CIO, México  
Axel Schulzgen, CREOL, USA
Andrei Starodoumov, COHERENT, USA

4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
Vanderlei Bagnato, Univ. of São Paulo, BrazilChair
Carmen Cisneros, Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México (UNAM), Mexico, Co-Chair
Alessandro Villar, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Co-Chair
Juan José Alvarado Gil, CINVESTAV-UM, Mexico
Flavio Cruz UNICAMP, Brazil
Daniel J. Heinzen, Univ. of Texas, USA
Claudio Lenz-Cesar, Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paulo A. Maia-Neto, Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marco Antonio Meneses-Nava, CIO, Mexico
5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Daniel May-Arrioja, UAT, Mexico, Chair
Govind P. Agrawal, Univ. of Rochester, USA, Co-Chair
Hugo Fragnito, UNICAMP, BrazilCo-Chair
Ishwar Aggarwal, Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte, USA 
Miguel Andrés Bou, Universidad de Valencia, Spain  
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, INAOE, Mexico
Walter Margulis, ACREO, Sweden
Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC, USA 
David Monzón Hernández, CIO, México
Diana Tentori-Santacruz, CICESE, Mexico

6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
Laura Lechuga, CIN2, SpainChair
Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Contreras, CIACYT/UASLP, MexicoCo-Chair
Josu Alvarez-Borrego, CICESE, Mexico  
Carlos Lenz César, UNICAMP, Brazil  
Joel Villatoro, Ikerbasque and UPV/EHU, Spain 

7. Integrated and Silicon Photonics
Patrick LiKamWa, CREOL, USAChair
Govind P. Agrawal, Univ. of Rochester, USACo-Chair
Sasan Fathpour, CREOL, USA
Isaac Hernández-Calderon, CINVESTAV, Mexico

8. Designed Structures in Micro and Nano Dimensions for Photonics and Electronics
Rodrigo Amezcua, CREOL, USAChair
Stefan Maier, Imperial College, UKCo-Chair
Ruben Barrera, UNAM, Mexico
Lee Byoungho, National Univ., Korea  
Jorge Gaspar-Armenta, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Edmundo Gutiérrez-Dominguez, INAOE, Mexico
Miguel J. Yacaman, Univ. of Texas, USA

9. Quantum and  Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, INAOEMexicoChair
Luiz Davidovich, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCo-Chair
Herch Nussenzveig, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Honorary Chair
Alain Aspect, Institutd'Optique, France  
Juan Ignacio CiracSasturain, Max-Planck-Institutfür Qantenoptik, Germany
Andrei Klimov, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Pierre Meystre, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Hector Manuel Moya Cessa, INAOE, Mexico
Paulo Alberto Nussenzveig, Instituto de Fisica USP, Brazil
Luis Orozco, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Miguel Orzag-Poza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Juan Pablo, Paz, FCEyN, Argentina  
Juan Pérez-Torres, ICFO, Spain
Carlos Saavedra, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Yanhua Shih, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore, USA

10. Optics and Photonics in Green Technologies
Elder De-la-Rosa, CIO, MexicoChair
Luis Armando Diaz, CIO, MexicoCo-Chair
Ivan Moreno-Hernández, Universidad de Zacatecas, MexicoCo-Chair

11. Nonlinear Optics
Cid Bartolomeu-de-Araujo, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco (UFPE), BrazilChair
Robert W. Boyd, Univ. of Rochester, USACo-Chair
Gaetano Assanto, University of Rome, Italy
Demetrios Christodoulides, CREOL, USA
Joseph Haus, Univ. of Dayton, USA
Antonio Federico Muñoz-Flores, AlphaMicron, Inc, USA
Aristide Olaizola Marcano , Delaware State Univ., USA
Nasser Peyghambarian, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Raul Rangel-Rojo, CICESE, Mexico
Serguei Stepanov, CICESE, Mexico
Erick W. van Stryland, CREOL, USA

12. Optics and Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, CIO, Mexico, Chair
Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC, USACo-Chair
Carlo Perez-Lopez, CIO, Mexico

13. Entrepreneurship
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, INAOE, MexicoCo-Chair

Latin American Committee

Miguel Alonso, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Cid B. de Araújo, UFP, Brazil
Angel G. Augier, INSTEC, Cuba
Guillermo Baldwin, PUCP, Peru
Leonardo A. Basile, EPN, Ecuador
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Raúl Cordero, USACH, Chile
Alejandro Cornejo, INAOE, México
Hugo Fragnito, UNICAMP, Brazil
Manuel Filipe Costa, Univ. Of Mino, Portugal
Jonathan Friedman, Puerto Rico Photonics Inst. – UMET, Puerto Rico
Ángela Guzmán, CREOL, USA
Arturo Lezama, Universidad de la Republica Uruguay, Uruguay
Omar Omachea, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia
Luciano Ángel Toro, EAFIT, Colombia
Freddy Alberto Monroy Ramírez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Daniel Malacara Hernández, CIO, México
Eugenio Méndez, CICESE, México
José Luis Paz, Simon Bolivar Univ., Venezuela
Abdiel Pino, Technological University of Panama, Panama
Carlos Saavedra Rubilar, Univ. de Concepción, Chile
Maria Sagrario Millan, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Caesar Saloma, Univ. of the Philippines, Philippines
Rafael Sarmiento, Univ del Atlantico, Colombia
José Sasián, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Juan P. Torres, ICFO, Spain
Marcelo Trivi, CIOp, Argentina

Conference Reception

Meet your fellow conference attendees during this informal reception. It will feature music and beverages. It is open to all attendees.

Poster Sessions

Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussions between presenters and interested viewers. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with presenters.

Tour to Chichen Itza

On your free day join us on a tour to Chichen Itza - one of the Seven Wonders of the World! This tour is an extraordinary visit to one of the most impressive worldwide archaeological site. This ancient ceremonial center was built in 445 BC, and is one of the most impressive sites in the Yucatan Peninsula. Experience the acoustics in the largest ball court in America. Walk the same path used by the Mayan priests to offer sacrifices to their gods in the sacred cenote. And enjoy the cenote Park Ki-Kil, where you can swim in the beautiful Mayan water or just take unforgettable pictures. Chichén Itzá, is ideal for people interested in learning one of the most important and richest cultures in the world.

Conference Banquet

Join your colleagues for a festive evening featuring live music and Mariachi. The banquet is open to all full technical attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets in advance for their guest.

Sponsoring Organization


Cooperating Organizations:


Corporate Sponsors:



Exalos AG
Micron Optics, Inc.
Nanoscribe GmbH
NKT Photonics A/S
Onefive GmbH
OZ Optics Ltd.
Taylor & Francis Group
Vytran LLC