Scope( Contributed papers are solicited in the following topical areas )

Optofluidics and Biophotonics

Fiber-Based Devices and Applications

Green Photonics

Lasers and Their Applications Symposium

Metamaterials and Plasmonics


Optical Communication and Networks Symposium


Optofluidics and Biophotonics

The emphasis of this symposium is on Optofluidics and Biophotonics. The state-of-the-art of Optofluidics and Biophotonics research in biophysical, biochemical and biomedical applications will be considered in this symposium. All submitted papers will go through a rigorous peer-review process. The acceptance process will focus on those papers that meet the high standard and are technically oriented and feature new original development in Optofluidics and Biophotonics.


Fiber-Based Devices and Applications

The Fiber-Based Devices and Applications Symposium provides a platform for academics, scientists, technologists and industrial players to present innovation ideas, exchange views, share research outcomes and discuss opinions and thoughts in the field of optical fiber. Specifically, the symposium shall focus on novel optical fiber devices and applications, such as microstructured and nanostructured optical fibers, specialty fibers. Moreover, both theoretical and experimental investigations in fields like linear/nonlinear optics, amplification systems, sensing, high-power systems etc, will be covered. We look forward to your participation to make this symposium a success. Papers presenting original work in, but not limited to, the following technical areas are invited:

1. Microstructured optical fibers: design, fabrication and characterization

2. Nano fibers, nanowires, nanostructured devices

3. Fiber-based sensors

4. Acousto-optic devices

5. Fiber Bragg gratings, long period gratings

6. Non-linear and polarization effects in fibers

7. Optical fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers

8. Splices, connectors, and fiber coupling

9. Fiber measurement techniques

10. Surface plasmonic devices

Green Photonics

The Green Photonics Symposium in Photonics Global Conference invites high-quality research works in the areas of Solid-State Lighting and Displays, Smart Windows, Green Nanophotonics, Energy Harvest and Sustainable Energy Systems, Optoelectronic Materials and Device Integration addressing low power aspects. The main goal is to bring together professionals, scientists, business leaders, innovators, and industrialists who work in the field of green photonics and to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among them in this fast-growing and exciting field. The symposium provides opportunities and platforms for networking, experience learning, ideas exchanging and results exhibiting in the fast-growing fields of green photonics. We look forward to your participation to make this symposium a success. Papers presenting original work in, but not limited to, the following technical areas are invited:

Solid-State Lighting and Displays: Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, Organic/Inorganic Solid-State Lighting, Phosphors and Nanophosphors, LED Heat Management, LED Packaging, Smart Windows, Electronic Papers, and Low Power Displays

Green Nanophotonics: Silicon Photonics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Nanophotonics, Optical Communications, Optical Sensing, Photonic Crystals, MEMS, organic photonics/electronics addressing the low power aspects.

Energy Harvest and Sustainable Energy Systems: Organic/Inorganic Solar Cells, Energy Efficiency in Utilization, Energy Storage Systems, Solar Thermal, Solar Hydrogen, Energy in Transportation Systems, Fuel Cells, New Materials for Energy Systems, and Other Sustainable Energy Resources and Systems.

Optoelectronic Materials and Device Integration: Nano-Materials for Lighting/Display, Design and Fabrication of Nanostructures for Green photonics. Fabrication and characterization of Optoelectronic Materials, Laser-Assisted Manufacturing, Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs, detectors, VCSELs, Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Devices and Applications addressing the low power aspects.

Lasers and Their Applications Symposium

The Lasers and Their Applications Symposium aims to host laser scientists, engineers, and industrial experts on a beautiful tropical island 1º north of the equator, to present and discuss the most recent development in laser related technologies. It is a unique opportunity to mix with other laser specialists and to learn about the latest advances in the field while enjoying the heaven-sent tropical climate and sunlight of Singapore. The symposium will provide a vibrant forum to stimulate interaction among people involved in laser research and laser applications. Papers describing advances in every aspect of lasers and laser applications particularly, but not limited, within the following areas are welcome:

Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers

Fiber Lasers

Visible and Mid-infrared Lasers

Semiconductor Lasers

Ultrafast Lasers

Laser Beam Quality and Control

Laser Frequency Conversion

Laser Measurement

Novel Laser Materials

Laser Material Interaction

Laser Cutting, Welding and Processing

Laser Medical Science and Engineering

Laser Medical Applications

Metamaterials and Plasmonics

The Plasmonics and Metamaterials Symposium (PMS) invites contributions in the areas of nanophotonics, photon-metal interactions, novel devices and metamaterials. This symposium aims to provide an arena for researchers in this fast-growing field to report their latest results and exchange of ideas. The PMS Symposium is jointly held with eight other symposia under the broader umbrella Photonics Global Conference. In attending PMS, you will gain wider exposure and connections with delegates from other related fields of photonics – an important element of today’s rapidly changing research paradigm where interdisciplinary approaches often result in significant scientific and technology advancement.

Papers presenting original work in, but not limited to, the following technical areas are invited:

Nanophotonics: plasmonic-assisted super-resolution, near-field optics, integrated wave-guides, fluorescence-related effects.

Photon-metal interaction: nano-sized metallic and composite systems, metal-dielectric interface, plasmon resonance, plasmon enhanced fluorescence, metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots.

Novel devices: plasmonic sensors, active plasmonics, periodic metallic structures, applications of metallic nanoparticles, guided wave devices, nonlinear devices, light-activated effects.

Metamaterials: new phenomena of metamaterials, spectral and resonant properties, photonic and magnonic crystals, composite metamaterials, nonlinear metamaterials, light transformation effects, novel applications of metamaterials.


Nanophotonics is an exciting new frontier in nonotechnology that deals with photonics/optics on the nanoscale. This symposium covers all aspects of research in nanophotonic phenomena, materials and devices, featuring innovative science and engineering results. Topics include active and passive semiconductor and non-semiconductor waveguides and waveguide devices, theoretical modeling and numerical simulation of photonic devices and engineered structures, integrated photonics, and the generation, detection, and transport of optical fields on the nanoscale. Specifically, topics covered in this symposium will include, but are not limited to:

- Semiconductor and non-semiconductor photonic materials

- Optoelectronic devices

- Silicon and silicon-germanium photonics

- Optoelectronics and photonics integration

- Engineered structures such as plasmonics and metamaterial

- Low dimension structures and nanomaterials

- Quantum dot physics, materials and devices

- Microcavities and nano-lasers

- Photonic crystals physics and devices

- Fabrication, characterization and modeling of nanophotonic structures and devices

- All-optical switching and control

- Nonlinear phenomena and interactions in photonic structures

- Numerical methods and simulation techniques

Optical Communication and Networks Symposium

The Optical Communications and Networks Symposium (OCNS) invites high-quality recent research results in the areas of optical communications, transmission, network architectures, protocols, design, management and operation. The main goal is to bring together academics, scientists, professionals, engineers and industrialists who work in the field of optical communications and networks and to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among them in this fast-growing and exciting field. The Symposium is jointly held with seven other symposia under the broader umbrella Photonics Global Conference (, so that attendance in the OCNS will give you exposure and connections with many participants in other related fields of photonics. We look forward to your participation to make this Symposium a success. Papers presenting original work in, but not limited to, the following technical areas are invited:

Optical Networking: Network planning, design and modelling, access/metro networks, IP over WDM networks, protection/restoration, GMPLS, QoS issues, routing and wavelength assignment, multiple access techniques, fairness control in optical LANs and MANs, traffic grooming, optical multicasting.

Optical Switching and Network Elements: Photonic switching systems, optical cross-connects and add-drop multiplexers, optical IP routers, photonic packet switching, monitoring techniques, optical signal processing, wavelength conversion, optical interfaces and terminals, optical interconnections.

Optical Transmission: WDM transmission systems, transmission subsystems, transmission impairments mitigation, advanced modulation formats, ultrahigh bitrate transmission systems, nonlinear systems, optical regeneration, coherent communication systems.

Optical Active Components and Modules: Optical modulators and switches, semiconductor optical amplifiers, semiconductor lasers and detectors, optical MEMS, photonic integrated circuits/modules, VCSELs.

Microwave Photonics: Microwave and millimeter‐wave optical signal generation, optical analogue to digital conversion, signal processing techniques for optical spectra synthesis, optical control of array antennas, Tera-Hertz waves and system applications, radio-over-fiber systems, photonic technologies for wireless communications including MIMO and UWB systems.