Topics, Program & Invited Speakers


Theory and Fundamentals:

  • Fundamental photoluminescence properties & spectroscopic measurements
  • Modeling, first-principles calculations, etc.

Rare Earth Doped or Rare Earth Based Materials:

  • Single Crystals
  • Glasses, Amorphous Materials and Glass Ceramics
  • Transparent Ceramics
  • Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites
  • Scintillators
  • Phosphors

Rare Earth Based Photonic Devices:

  • Optical Amplifiers for Telecommunication
  • Fiber Lasers and Micro-Chip Lasers
  • Phosphors: for X-rays, UV, Solid-State Lighting, Displays, and Imaging
  • Wavelength Converters for Efficient Photovoltaic Systems
  • Rare Earth-Doped Photonic Crystals and Microstructured Fibers


  • Wednesday: 2 technical sessions in parallel from 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 2 technical sessions in parallel from 8am to 12pm plus one poster session from 1-5pm (only 1 poster session for the Conference; students to hang posters from 12-1pm)
  • Friday: 2 technical sessions in parallel from 8am to 12pm

Invited Speakers:

Jean-Luc Adam
University of Rennes, France

Alain Braud
University of Caen, France

Andrew Canning
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Volkmar Dierolf
Lehigh University, USA

E. Joseph Friebele
Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Romain Gaume
University of Central Florida, USA

Hongxing Jiang
Texas Tech University, USA

Dobroslawa Kasprowicz
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Sidney Ribeiro
UNESP, Brazil

Mohammed Saad
Thor Labs, USA

Philippe Smet
Ghent University, Belgium

Adolfo Speghini
University of Verona, Italy

Richard Williams
Wake Forest University, USA