Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

16 - 21 noviembre 2014
Paradisus Cancun Resort, Cancun, Mexico
LAOP 2016 will be held in August 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. More information about this meeting will be posted in September 2015.

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The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP) is the major conference sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) in Latin America. 

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.

Conference Workshops

The Workshops are collocated with the LAOP Conference 2014 and divided in sessions, before and after the conference. The sessions previous to the conference will start November 10th (optics and photonics)  and the sessions after the conference end November 27th (applications of optics and photonics). Visit the Workshop website for application information and program schedule.


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


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

View the Tutorial Speakers

View the Invited Speakers

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.

OSA - The Optical Society

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