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PHOTON12 - Abstract Submission Deadline Extended



3-6 September 2012

Durham University, Durham, UK



Photon12 is the largest optics conference in the UK and the sixth in the series.

We are pleased to report that we have received over 250 abstract submissions for Photon12 conference to date. Submissions in the area of computational photonics are welcome - other areas are indeed included (see below).

To give everyone the opportunity to submit an abstract for the conference we have now extended the final deadline date to Monday 19 March 2012.


Topics include:

Active and adaptive optics, Advances in imaging and displays, Advances in laser science, Advances in terahertz technology, Atom-photon interactions, Biophotonics, Computational photonics, Diffractive optics, Fibre optics & waveguides, Fibre optic sensors, Fringe Analysis Special Interest Group (FASIG), Green photonics, Metamaterials andcloaking, Nanophotonics and plasmonics, Nonlinear Photonics, Optical and quantum metrology, Optical diagnostic in engineering, Optical environmentalsensing, Optical tweezing and micro-manipulation, Optics and microfluidics,Polarisation optics, Quantum coherent control, Quantum dots, Quantum information, Quantum optics, Silicon and carbon photonics, Singularities, optical vortices, polarization, coherence and non-Gaussian beams, Slow light and fast light, Structured optical materials, Trapping and manipulation, and Ultrafast and attosecond optics.


Contributions for oral and/or poster presentations are invited. Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted online via the website http://www.photon.org.uk.

Information with regards to registration fees and accommodation booking for the conference can be obtained from the Photon12 web site.


Kind regards,


Dr Jesus Rogel-Salazar 

on behalf of the Photon12 Committee

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