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Congrès général Optique de la Société Française d'Optique

Congrès général Optique de la Société Française d'Optique

05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
Dijon Convention Center (Congrexpo)
Dijon, France

Guy Millot
Dijon Convention Center (Congrexpo)










The 8th Congress of the French Optical Society (SFO), OPTIQUE Dijon 2021, will cover a wide range of topics from fundamental to applied research, industrial developments and pedagogical innovations. An exhibition area for photonics industry, including start-ups, will be set up at the heart of the Congress. This Congress provides fertile ground for beneficial exchanges between those in the optics and photonics field. Note - the official language of the Congress is French, but contributions in English are accepted.

Professor Gérard Mourou, Nobel Prize in Physics 2018, will deliver the keynote opening plenary speech. The Congress also includes plenary sessions led by guest speakers renowned internationally for their expertise, several thematic conferences, and poster sessions.

Prizes to Promote Optics and Photonics Research
To recognize excellence, the SFO awards three scientific prizes during this Congress. The Léon Brillouin Prize rewards researchers for all their research in optics in France. The Fabry-de Gramont Prize rewards a young researcher (under 40), for the quality, originality and potential impact of their research. The Arnulf-Françon Prize aims to promote outstanding teaching book in higher education or popular science.

Women in Physics Committee to Promote Parity in Optics
In symbiosis with the commission "Women and Physics, Achieve Parity in Optics", an objective of the Congress is to propose solutions to increase the number of women working in optics, at all levels of responsibility, and to strive for parity for all invited conference speakers. Half of the Congress’s plenary speakers are women, and mentoring opportunities will be available for attendees.

PhD students are welcome in OPTIQUE Dijon 2021
Our goal is to allow all PhD students to participate once in the congress during their thesis. 200 students are expected at this congress.

Thematic sessions
  • 1. Crystals for Optics
  • 2. Optics and Photonics diagnostic
  • 3. Optical Fibers and Networks
  • 4. Frontiers of Optics
  • 5. Lasers and Quantum Optics
  • 6. Nanophotonics
  • 7. Guided Optics
  • 8. Adaptive Optics
  • 9. Organic Photonics
  • 10. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (*)
  • (*) SFP thematic session, PAMO

    Sponsor:Société Française d'Optique (SFO), The Optical Society (OSA), Edmund Optics, NKT Photonics, iXblue Photonics, Agilent Technologies Inc., WAVETEL