12 - 16 April 2026
Strasbourg, France

SPIE Photonics Europe programme

This meeting will feature an impressive gathering of technical content and presenters

Learn about the 2024 programme

This biennial event provides a place to share and discuss current research, hear the latest breakthroughs, and connect with colleagues.

Best Student Papers and Best Paper Sponsorship Award Winners
We are happy to recognize the following recipients and appreciate their contributions.
View the 2024 Awards List.

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Celebrating decades of innovation
Join the SPIE Photonics Europe community as we celebrate 20 years of gathering leaders and innovators in advancing optics and photonics technologies. SPIE Optical Systems Design also shares a 32 year milestone having held its first meeting in 1992.

The list of conference topics for 2024

  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Advances in Ultrafast Condensed Phase Physics
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Terahertz Photonics
  • 3D Printed Optics and Additive Photonic Manufacturing
  • Unconventional Optical Imaging
  • Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology
  • Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications
  • Optical Sensing and Detection
  • Real-time Processing of Image, Depth and Video Information
  • Specialty Optical Fibres
  • Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics
  • Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
  • Nonlinear Optics and its Applications
  • Lasers and Photonics for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
  • Neurophotonics
  • Biophotonics in Point-of-Care
  • Clinical Biophotonics
  • Tissue Optics and Photonics
  • Data Science for Photonics and Biophotonics
  • Integrated Photonics Platforms
  • Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices
  • Photonics for Solar Energy Systems
  • Photosensitive Materials and their Applications
  • Liquid Crystals Optics and Photonic Devices
  • Machine Learning in Photonics
  • Mesophotonics: Physics and Systems at Mesoscale
  • Women in Renewable Energy II (WiRE)

An invitation to attend

The Photonics Europe event continues to provide an interdisciplinary forum where researchers and engineers from academia and industry can meet to help bring the frontiers of science into practice. The symposium represents an excellent opportunity to stay informed and further the debate the latest (and future) developments in optics and photonics technologies—from digital optics to quantum technologies to optical imaging, sensing, and metrology, as well as THz photonics, 3D printed optics, photonic glasses, photosensitive materials, and biophotonics. Read the full invitation from the chairs.

2024 Symposium Chairs

Francis Berghmans

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Thierry Georges

Oxxius (France)

Paul Montgomery

Univ. of Strasbourg (France)

Anna Mignani

Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)

2024 programme track chairs

Nano- and Quantum Sciences
Chair: David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Optical Imaging and Sensing
Chair: Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
Chair: Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)

Chairs: Jürgen Popp, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Sylvain Gioux, Lab. des sciences de l’Ingénieur, de l’Informatique et de l’Imagerie (France)

Applications of Photonic Technology
Chair: Laurent Vivien, Ctr. de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (France)

2024 Technical Committee

Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Hatice Altug, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Antonio Ambrosio, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia (United Kingdom)
Vasily N. Astratov, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Florent Baboux, Lab. Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques (France)
Roel G. Baets, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Angus J. Bain, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Tom Bienaimé, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
Walter C. P. M. Blondel, Ctr. de recherche en automatique de Nancy (France)
Thomas Bocklitz, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Christian-Alexander Bunge, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (Germany)
Michael T. Canva, CNRS (France)
Matthias F. Carlsohn, Computer Vision and Bildkommunikation at Bremen (Germany)
Maria Rita Cicconi, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Tomáš Čižmár, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
François Courvoisier, FEMTO-ST (France)
Virginia D'Auria, Institut de Physique de Nice (France)
Peter J. de Groot, Zygo Corporation (United States)
John M. Dudley, Institut Franche-Comte Electronique Mecanique Thermique et Optique (France)
Daniel S. Elson, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Tommaso Fellin, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Francesco Ferranti, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Manuel Flury, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg (France)
Andrea Fratalocchi, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Marc P. Georges, Liège Univ. (Belgium)
Thierry Georges, Oxxius (France)
Csilla Gergely, Lab. Charles Coulomb (France)
Ambra Giannetti, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara"-CNR (Italy)
Sylvain Gioux, Lab. des sciences de l'Ingénieur, de l'Informatique et de l'Imagerie (France)
Jan Christoph Goldschmidt, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Felipe Guzman, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Stefan Haacke, Institut de physique et chimie des matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Alois M. Herkommer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Matthias L. Jäger, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Mona Jarrahi, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Tomasz Kozacki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Sylvain Lecler, ICube (France)
Sylvain Lecler, Lab. des sciences de l'Ingénieur, de l'Informatique et de l'Imagerie (France)
Fan-Yi Lin, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Kevin F. MacDonald, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Wouter Maes, Univ. Hasselt (Belgium)
Luana Mazzarella, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Robert R. McLeod, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
Anna Mignani, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)
Igor V. Minin, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russian Federation)
Paul Montgomery, Univ. of Strasbourg (France)
Julien Moreau, Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France)
Jesper Mørk, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Peter O'Brien, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Camilla Parmeggiani, LENS - Lab. Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy)
Inmaculada Pascual Villalobos, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
Anna C. Peacock, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Wilhelm Pfleging, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Pascal Picart, LAUM CNRS, Le Mans Univ. (France)
Brian W. Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
Jürgen Popp, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Sascha Preu, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Sebastian Reineke, TU Dresden (Germany)
Peter Schelkens, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Marc Sciamanna, CentraleSupélec (France)
Alexander N. Sprafke, Martin-Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Isabelle Staude, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Birgit Stiller, Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts (Germany)
Stefano Taccheo, Politecnico di Torino Swansea Univ. (Italy)
Giovanna Tissoni, Institut de Physique de Nice (France)
Yasuo Tomita, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Dmitry Turchinovich, Univ. Bielefeld (Germany)
Koen Vandewal, Univ. Hasselt (Belgium)
Nicolas Verrier, IRIMAS-Univ. de Haute-Alsace (France)
Laurent Vivien, Ctr. de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies CNRS, Univ. Paris Saclay (France)
Georg von Freymann, Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Anatoly V. Zayats, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Ioanna Zergioti, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)

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