Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

16 - 21 十一月 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

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Daniel May Arrioja
UAT, Mexico
Workshop Chair


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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

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Conference Reception

Sunday, 16 November, 18:30–19:30
La Perla Restaurant

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

Poster Sessions

Monday, 17 November, 18:00–20:00
Tuesday, 18 November, 18:00–20:00
Thursday, 20 November, 18:00–20:00

Foyer and Exhibit Hall (Goya/Greco)

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

Wednesday, 19 November, 08:30–16:00

Optional Event - Extra fee and ticket required. Must sign up in advance, and we are not able to offer refunds.

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

Wednesday, 19 November, 20:15–24:00
Del Prado

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

Co-Organizer                           Sponsoring Organization





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