Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

16 - 21 November 2014
Paradisus Cancun Resort, Cancun, Mexico

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.

International and national organizations with international programs are invited to make presentations on their international opportunities and programs.

As part of the activities during LAOP-2014, a commercial vendor exhibit will be held collocated with the posters sessions with reserved specific time slots and equipment presentations. 

For information about the local arrangements, including housing visit the LAOP local organizer's website.

Javier Sánchez-Mondragon
INAOE, Mexico
General Chair
Elder de la Rosa Cruz
CIO, Mexico
Miguel Torres Cisneros
University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Conference Chair
Daniel May Arrioja
UAT, Mexico
Workshop Chair


Advanced Registration 6 October 2014 00:00 EDT
Advanced Registration 6 October 2014

Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique, France, Plenary
Gregory W. Forbes, QED Technologies, Australia, Plenary
Herch Moysés Nussenzveig, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Plenary

Miguel A. Alonso, University of Rochester, USA, Tutorial
Gaetano Assanto, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, ITALY, Tutorial
Andrew R. Chraplyvy, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA, Tutorial
Peter J. Delfyett, University of Central Florida, USA, Tutorial
Yeshaiahu Fainman, University of California San Diego, USA, Tutorial
Virendra N. Mahajan, Aerospace Corporation, USA, Tutorial
Duncan T. Moore, University of Rochester, USA, Tutorial
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Tutorial
Kurt Bernardo Wolf, Univ Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, Tutorial
James C. Wyant, Univ of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, USA, Tutorial

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