Optical Microsystems OµS19

Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy

9 -11 September 2019

OμS'19 is the 8th edition of the international conference wholly dedicated to Optical Micro-Systems organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) and the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), Italian Branch of the EOS. It will be held in Italy, 9th - 11th September 2019, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. An optical microsystem can be defined as a complex system, able to perform one or more sensing and actuation functions, taking advantage of the progress in micro- and nano-technologies to integrate in a smart way optical devices with electronic, mechanical and sensing components. The increasing interest in this field arises from the perspective applications that would significantly improve the quality of life. The list of possibilities offered by the optical microsystem enabling technologies is very long and seems to increase day by day. Optical-Micro-Systems are finding applications not only in ICT, but also in biotechnologies, medicine, food and environmental monitoring, aerospace and automotive, homeland security, etc. The conference programme will focus on fundamental as well as more applied topics. Biosensors, biochips and lab-on-chip, microfluidic and optofluidic systems, non-linear and quantum optical devices, silicon-based optoelectronics and MOEMS, chemical and physical optical microsensors, new characterization methods for materials and devices, novel imaging techniques, biomimetic devices and systems, optical system for energy conversion and management are among the hot topics of the conference are among the hot topics of the conference.

General Chairs

Ivo Rendina - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Eugenio Fazio - Università Sapienza di Roma / Italy
Pietro Ferraro - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy


Program Committee

Ady Arie - Tel-Aviv University / Israel
Mario Bertolotti - Sapienza Università di Roma / Italy
Mathieu Chauvet , Univ. Franche Comté, Besancon / France
Stefano Cabrini - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories / Ca (USA)
Giuseppe Cocorullo - Università della Calabria / Italy
Principia Dardano - Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche / Italy
Richard De La Rue - University of Glasgow / United Kingdom
Alberto Diaspro - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia /Italy
Emanuela Esposito - Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche / Italy
Gianluca Gagliardi - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Hatice Duran - Sabanci University / Turkey
Mario Iodice - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Bahram Jalali - UCLA / Ca (USA)
Bahram Javidi - University of Connecticut / USA
Fredrik Laurell - The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH / Sweden
Francesco Merola - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Lisa Miccio - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Humberto Michinel – University of Vigo and EOS President / Spain
Germano Montemezzani - Supelec, Metz / France
Wolfgang Osten - Institute of Technical Optics - University of Stuttgart / Germany
Demetri Psaltis - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Switzerland
Graham Reed - University of Southampton / United Kingdom
Michael J. Sailor - UC San Diego / Ca (USA)
Ali Serpenguezel - Koç University / Turkey
Roberto Rella, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and President SIOF /Italy
Ralph Peter Tatam - Cranfield University / United Kingdom
Zeev Zalevsky - Bar-Ilan University / Israel



Optical microsensors and microsystems

Biophotonics, biosensors and biochips

Microfluidics and optofluidics

Bio-inspired optical technologies, optical biomimetic devices and systems

Optical microscopy, imaging and characterization methods

Optical materials for hybrid and monolithic integration

Microoptics and optical devices based on novel concepts

Non-linear and quantum optical devices and technologies

Organic optical devices, sources and lasers

Silicon photonics

Terahertz devices and systems

Application of optical devices and systems

Aerospace photonics

Special Sessions

Optical biosensing and imaging: from fundamentals to applications
Optical biosensing and imaging: from fundamentals to applications" session will be focused on recent advances in optical diagnosis and monitoring. The full spectrum of arguments related to this field, which ranges from basic photon-matter interaction to industrial applications, will be positively considered.
Chair: Luca De Stefano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy

Optical System for Solar Energy
To provide renewable, clean energy for the next generations is one of the main challenge the world is facing now days. Optical systems play an important role in the conversion of sunlight in electrical and thermal energy and they contribute to the improvement in efficiency conversion as well as in light and energy management. Selective solar absorber and emitter, infrared mirror, concentrating system and all optical systems aimed to improve the efficiency in the energy conversion and management are in the scope of the special session.
Chair: Roberto Russo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy


Space exploration and Human spaceflight: new challenges for photonic and microsystems

In the next future, all space agencies will endeavor to send mission (with and without humans) to a range of destinations beyond Low Earth Orbit, including cis-lunar space, near-Earth asteroids, the Moon, and Mars and its moons. Also, programmes related to Space tourism are growing at a high pace. In this context, the use of photonics for space applications represents a huge technological leap in the space sector, being able to make a significant contribution to energy efficiency, mass reduction and overall dimensions of the apparatus, to radiation resistance, the speed of processing and flexibility in use. The Special Session aims to collect the main results of this strategic technology in fields, such as monitoring, propulsion, telecommunications, and data processing.

Chairs:  Giuseppe Coppola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Carlo saverio Iorio, Université Libre de Bruxelles /  Belgium


Optical Quantum Technologies

Quantum Information is the understanding, control and manipulation of quantum systems with the goal of achieving information processing and communication beyond the limits of the classical world. It is a deeply interdisciplinary field, lying in the cross-over of areas such as quantum physics, condensed matter physics, computer science, mathematics or electrical engineering. Photons, the first quanta, are at the heart of the new Quantum Technologies supporting entirely new modes of computation, offering provably secure communications, simulation capabilities unattainable with classical processors, sensors and clocks with unprecedented sensitivity and accuracy. Examples are the novel applications on the fields of quantum gravity, quantum chemistry and even biology.

Chairs: Francesco Cataliotti, Università degli Studi di Firenze / Italy
Giampiero Pepe, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy



Plenary speaker

Anatoly Zayats, King's College London
Graham Reed, University of Southampton, UK

Alberto Diaspro, Nanoscopy, IIT-CHT Erzelli, Italy

Invited speakers

Peter Bermel, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Paola Ceroni, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy

Katerina Kusova, Institute of Physics Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic

Yves-Alain Peter, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Mercedes Carrascosa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Centro Investigaciones de optica, Mexico

Gilberto Brambilla, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Leonardo Surdo, European Space Agency, Netherlands

Roberto Pini, Institute of Applied Physics, Italy

Elisa Sani, National Institute of Optics, National Research Council, Italy

Salvatore Lombardo, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy

Gianluca Gagliardi, National Institute of Optics, National Research Council, Italy

Lorenzo Colace, University Roma Tre, Italy

Maurizio Casalino, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy

Johaness Feldmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Paolo Netti, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Maria Antonietta Ferrara, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy

Alessandro Busacca, University of Palermo, Italy

Valerio Pruneri, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain





Local Organizing Committee

Principia Dardano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Valentina Di Meo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy Contact: oms.capri2019@na.imm.cnr.it

Important Dates and Deadlines

Opening of online submission 10 May 2019

Abstract submission deadline 30 June 2019 (Extended)

Notification to the authors 10 July 2019

Publication of the Advance Programme 15 July 2019

Opening of post-deadline submission 20 August 2019

Closing date of post-deadline submission 31 August 2019

Early-bird registration deadline 3 September 2019


Abstract Submission

Submission is now open.
Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=os19

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of one to two pages.

Both Word and LaTeX templates are available:
Word: eos-author-guidelines.docx
Latex: eos-author-guidelines-latex.zip

IMPORTANT: Please indicate in the title if the contribution is for an oral or a poster presentation. If you have a paper that could be included in one of the SPECIAL SESSIONS, you may indicate it at the beginning of the short abstract. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it will be included in the technical program.

All accepted contributions are to be published in the EOS Topical Meeting Digest which will be available at the beginning of the meeting. All authors are requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission.



The authors can submit a manuscript of the accepted paper for publication on The Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publication (JEOS:RP). The manuscript submission deadline is 30 October 2019.


Capri is a beautiful and picturesque island in the Gulf of Naples that has been attracting countless visitors for thousands of years. It has two towns: Capri and Anacapri. If the Piazzetta of Capri is the unrivalled focus of the island’s glamorous social life, filled with elegant sidewalk cafes, the pretty historic centre of Anacapri located on the slopes of Mount Solaro is the exact opposite, with the peaceful piazzas and bougainvillea and geranium festooned lanes. It is a concentration of Mediterranean colours, scents and sounds. The EOS Topical Meetings in Capri will be held at the Conference Centre of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the former Royal Swedish Academy Solar Observatory, Via Ceselle, Anacapri (NA), Italy