• EOS Journal published in co-operation with national societies

    • On Friday, 17 november 2023

    Jeos leaflet 2023 lightWelcome to PromOptica on board the Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publication, JEOS:RP!

    The Belgian association for the promotion of optics, Promoptica, joins the EOS Journal editorial board, following several other National optics and photonics societies from Germany, Portugal, Italy and Spain, for an even better service for JEOS-RP readers and authors.

    JEOS:RP is the online, open access Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications covering a large scope of research in optics and photonics. JEOS:RP is a peer-reviewed open-access journal which is listed with ISI Journal Citation Reports. ISSN 1990-2573. In addition to the scientific publications, JEOS:RP also publishes Industrial White Papers.

    As of the 1st of January 2022, the Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications is published by EDP Sciences.


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  • EOSAM 2023 in Dijon, France

    • On Monday, 18 september 2023

    Img20230908170949EOSAM 2023 was held in the beautiful city of Dijon France, 11-15 September, at the congress center. It was organized this year with the French Optical Society (SFO) that is one of the seventeen national optical societies (NOS) of the European Optical Society (EOS). We worked together to ensure a meeting with the highest quality and novel research results in different fields of optics. Thus, nine topical optical meetings, four focused sessions (on selected hot topics deemed to be of special interest to conference attendees), EU Project Sessions, Early Stage Researcher Sessions, and sessions on the industrial mastering of optical technologies and systems were scheduled in parallel in large rooms or the big auditorium to fit our over 500 attendees. The exhibition and industrial program fostered relations between science and industry. All attendees took benefit of the lunch time, the lunch included in the registration made sure all attendees stayed in same location, for a good and efficient networking. After all, EOSAM is the platform for the European optics and photonics community to meet!

    A lot of PhD level students attended the conference, over 30% of the attendees were in fact students. Master-level students were also given a chance to come and join the tutorials on Monday. Ten tutorial speakers took the stage before the official opening of the conference on Tuesday: Sébastien Bidault, Julien Charton, Sara Ducci, John M. Dudley, Oliver Fähnle, Philippe Grelu, Sandrine Lévêque-Fort, Rüdiger Paschotta, Roozbeh Shokri, Antoine Dubrouil.

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  • EOSAM 2023 Early Bird registration open!

    • On Friday, 12 may 2023

    The European Optical Society Annual Meeting, EOSAM, is a major international scientific conference covering all aspects of optics and photonics.

    The 11th EOSAM is organized by EOS and SFO onsite in Dijon, France, at the Dijon Exhibition and Convention Center, 11 - 15 September 2023. We will have an exciting week with over 400 presentations, industrial exhibition, and over 500 participants expected to join!

    Early Bird registration is now open, 

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  • Introducing Dr. Silvia Soria as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications

    • On Monday, 27 march 2023

    Silvia soriaEOS nominated Dr. Silvia Soria as a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications (JEOS-RP). We very warmly welcome her. She joins Sergei Popov, the longstanding Editor-in-Chief, who has led the journal with the support of Co-Editors Riad Haidar, Gerd Leuchs and Sergei Turitsyn as well as an expert, international Editorial Board.
    Dr. Soria is tasked specifically with supporting the development of special issues and engaging researchers in certain subject areas, including her own areas of expertise: optics, lasers and non-linear optics in organic and glass materials and biophotonics.
    “I enjoy scientific publishing, and editing special issues, so close engagement with JEOS-RP as co-Editor-in-Chief will be very rewarding as the journal grows with ever-increasing quality and impact within the scientific community,” commented Dr. Soria. “The opportunity to work closely with a fantastic team of editors and editorial office staff was a temptation I could not resist.”.

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  • EOSAM 2022 brought together photonics experts and students in Porto 12-16 September

    • On Friday, 30 september 2022

    Nick karvounis prb sjoubfs unsplashThe European Optical Society Annual Meeting, EOSAM, is a major international scientific conference covering all aspects of optics and photonics that are presented in topical meetings and special sessions. This year, EOSAM 2022 took place in Portugal, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, FEUP, in close collaboration with the Portuguese Society for Research and Development in Optics and Photonics, SPOF, and INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science. EOS also collaborated with Sedoptica, PhotonicsFinland, Promoptica, and the European Photonics Industry Consortium, EPIC for the event.

    The conference was chaired by Manuel Filipe Costa, President of SPOF, and Maite Flores-Arias, Secretary of EOS as General chairs; Orlando Frazao and Susana Novais, INESC-tec as Local Chairs; and Patricia Segonds, President-Elect of EOS and Gilles Pauliat, President of EOS as Program Chairs. The EOS Office coordinated and handled the organization led by the Executive Director, Elina Koistinen, together with Conference Manager Jussi Ahonen and Conference Assistant Tiina Romppanen.

    EOSAM 2022 included high-quality program within the following 13 Topical meetings (TOMs), 3 special sessions and an exhibition:

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  • Last call for papers for EOSAM, the major international conference in optics and photonics in Europe

    • On Thursday, 12 may 2022


    EOSAM will be held in Porto, Portugal, 12 - 16 September 2022. The major international conference and exhibition will once again include several topical meetings, tutorials, special sessions for Early Stage Researchers, EU Projects, networking events, industrial exhibition, and more, and is annually attended by over 500 top researchers, key leaders, students, and industry experts. Submission is still open and will close on 15 May (oral and poster contributions welcomed). The deadline will not be extended further, so now is the last chance to submit your research. Submit now and share the stage with world-renowned speakers.

    Submissions are welcomed for the following topical meetings (TOMs) and sessions:

    TOM1: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

    TOM2: Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics - focus on Illumination, AR/VR and information driven systems

    TOM3: Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing

    TOM4: Bio-Medical Optics

    TOM5: Resonant Nanophotonics

    TOM6: Optical Materials: crystals, glasses, thin films, nanostructures/nanocrystals, metasurfaces, organic molecules and polymers, synthesis...

    TOM7: Thermal radiation and energy management

    TOM8: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics

    TOM9: Opto-electronic Nanotechnologies and Complex Systems

    TOM10: Frontiers in Optical Metrology

    TOM11: Tapered Optical Fibers, from fundamentals to applications

    TOM12: Optofluidics

    TOM13: Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics

    EU Project Session

    Early Stage Researcher Session

    Read more about how to submit and get your research presented at the major conference on optics and photonics in Europe: 

    Submit here

    Registration for the conference is open - Early bird prices available until 30 June

    To reinforce the networking opportunities, all social programs and breaks with magnificent local delicacies are included in the registration fee; coffees, lunches, conference dinner, etc. You can find more information about the registration, and the prices on the EOSAM registration page. In addition, one can start networking even before the conference begins, as all attendees can create user profiles and share their contact details for easy connection between participants!

    This is the perfect opportunity to connect, catch up and network alongside the intriguing conference program! To make sure to get a headstart on networking before the event and not miss any important updates, join the LinkedIn event and follow the EOS LinkedIn page.

    In addition to the exhibition, EOSAM offers plenty of different sponsorship opportunities. Want to promote your products and expertise to a large group of industry experts? Industrial posters are a cheap and effective way to promote the key aspects of your company to a targeted group. 



    EOSAM includes several high-level speakers from various fields of optics. These plenary speakers will present their research to the whole audience at EOSAM. This year we have the pleasure to listen to these wonderful Plenary Speakers:

    You can read more about the plenaries from the EOSAM plenaries page. In addition to our plenary speakers, EOSAM includes over 40 high-level invited speakers, each listed on the topical meeting sites (more to be announced soon).

    Come join us in Porto. Present your work to the wide international audience, participate in the wonderful networking opportunities and industry exhibition, enjoy insightful plenary talks, listen to a wide variety of scientific research presentations, breathe in the Portuguese culture, and experience the delicacies during lunches and dinner and so much more.

    We can't wait to see you all in Porto!

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    EOSAM, the European Optical Society Annual meeting, is a major international scientific conference. This year EOSAM will be held in Porto, Portugal 12-16 September 2022. In 2021, a record-breaking number of topical meetings and presentations were included, covering all topics on optics and photonics! We will meet again in Porto!

    The European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) is organized by the European Optical Society, EOS, in close collaboration with the Sociedade Portuguesa de Óptica e Fotónica, SPOF

  • Call for nominations: EOS Board Elections 2022

    • On Monday, 14 march 2022

    Call for Nominations


    The European Optical Society (EOS) will be holding elections to the Board of Directors later this year. With this Call, EOS is seeking nominations. The nomination period is now open and will last until March 31, 2022.


    The procedures for the elections are governed by Articles 4 and 7 of the Constitution of EOS. Article 4 says: “Board elections by the membership take place every two years, with 5 seats being contested at each election. Board members may only be re-elected once.” Article 7 says: “All individual members of the Society (full, associate, student and corporate) are eligible to vote.”


    You will find information about the current Board of Directors here. The following five colleagues will be on the Board of Directors for at least until 2024: Patricia Seconds (as EOS President 2022-24), then Roelene Botha, Emiliano Descrovi, Maite Flores-Arias and Myriam Zerrad (who are all in the middle for their four-year term).


    The five vacancies for this election are the seats of Gilles Pauliat (who will become ex officio member of the Board as Past President), Mario Bertolotti (not eligible any more after two terms), Michael Pfeffer (term ends, but eligible for re-election), Matthieu Roussey (term ends, but eligible for re-election), and a seat that was not occupied in 2020-2022.


    As to the nomination process, Article 7 continues: “Any member can propose candidates. Each candidate must be nominated by at least three members. Candidates for the Board must be voting members of the Society.” Each EOS member is entitled to nominate up to three candidates.


    EOS House Rules say, that “if the nomination is made by letter, this letter must be signed by all three (or more) members making the nomination (though separate letters are, of course, permitted). In the case of email nominations, separate emails are required from the three (or more) members making the nomination. Nominations of candidates are to be sent to the Election Officer.”


    According to this, you are asked to send nominations either by letter to my postal address (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jahns, FernUniversität in Hagen, Universitätsstr. 1 - Geb. 3, 58097 Hagen, Germany) or directly by email ( by March 31, 2022.


    Any society lives by its membership, the enthusiasm and willingness of individuals to actively participate in the scientific life and its organisation. Please, consider nominating a colleague or seeking nomination yourself.


    Jürgen Jahns, EOS Election Officer 2022                                                                 February 1, 2022

  • ICO Awards 2022

    • On Monday, 14 march 2022

    Nominate your colleague for an ICO award (deadline April 15th)

    The European Optical Society is a Member of the International Commission for Optics, ICO. ICO is an affiliated member of the International Science Council of Science (ISC). Its objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the fields of optics and photonics.

    Among its activities, ICO awards prestigious international prizes in optics and photonics. The deadline for the ICO awards below is next April 15th. Please contact the chairperson of the respective award committee if you need more information. Attached please find flyers and posters that you can share. Details about the nomination procedure is to be found on the ICO web site at :



    to noteworthy contribution to optics published submitted for publication before the age of 40.

    Contact: Prof. Leszek Sirko (


    ICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics

    to noteworthy contributions to applied optics and photonics during 8 years after PhD.

    Contact: Dr. Gilles Pauliat  (


    Galileo Galiei Medal Award

    to recognize the promotion of Optics under difficult circumstances.

    Contact: Prof. Nataliya Kundikova Nataliya (