12 November 2018 – 15 November 2018 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference is the major international conference sponsored by The Optical Society in Latin America with the explicit objective to promote Latin American excellence in optics and photonics research and support the regional community. LAOP is a peer-reviewed, international meeting with content presented in English, allowing for maximum international participation.

Featuring a comprehensive technical program with recognized experts in fields critical to Latin America, the conference covers all major areas of optics and photonics, and features the latest research results that are making an impact in fundamental research and applications.

Plenary Speakers

Aleksandra Boskovic

Corning Research & Development Corporation, USA


Aydogan Ozcan

University of California
Los Angeles

Ursula Gibson

Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ, Norway

Joseph Eberly

University of Rochester, USA

Alex Gaeta

Columbia University, USA

Joseph Howard

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Laura M. Lechuga

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

Michal Lipson

Columbia University, USA

Fernando Mendoza

Fernando Mendoza

Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Mexico

View the plenary abstracts and biographies.

General Chair

Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa

Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa

Universidade Estadual de Campinas



Guillermo Edmundo Baldwin Olguín

Guillermo Edmundo Baldwin Olguín

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


OSA - The Optical Society

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Corporate Sponsor

American Elements


Egorov Scientific

Rosendahl Nextrom

PriTel, Inc.