TOM5- Optical Materials


Azzedine boudrioua Azzedine Boudrioua

Université Sorbonne
Paris Nord (FR)

Magnus jonsson2

Magnus Jonsson
Laboratory of
Organic Electronics,
Linköping University (SE)

Tiziana cesca

Tiziana Cesca
University of Padova (IT)



Optical materials are vital for multiple current and future industrial applications and continuously generate important investigations with major scientific and technological challenges. For example, in many fields of photonics the fabrication and structuring of thin films at the micro and nanometric scale is essential, such as for optical nanoantennas and metasurfaces. Simple and easy-to-implement techniques such as the sol-gel processes and solution based synthesis, and costly ones such as epitaxy, MOVPE, laser ablation (PLD), and rf sputtering are commonly used to produce different optical materials. Correlation between the material optical characteristics and its structural, compositional and morphological properties is of great importance. Eventually, there are significant needs to develop innovative techniques for the fabrication of new materials, as well as to develop simple and efficient characterization techniques. These needs have given rise to multidisciplinary research with the ambition to provide optical materials and devices from an approach linking the desired performances to the nano and micro structure. 


  • Dielectric materials: crystals and thin films for optics
    • growth techniques, luminescent crystals and scintillators, laser and non-linear optics crystals, passive and active thin layers, deposition techniques, characterizations, structuring, dielectric nano-optical resonators, etc.
  • Semiconductor materials: thin films, hetero-structures
    •  III-V, II-VI, Si/SiO2, etc.
  • Organic materials: molecules, polymers, hybrids 
    • synthesis, small molecules, organic thin layers, conducting polymers, forest-based materials, optical properties, perovskites, etc.
    • Carbon materials (graphene, carbon dots, composites)
  • Glasses
    • optics on glass, special glasses, etc.
  • Optically active nanocrystals
    • semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum dots, excitons, photoluminescence, nanocrystal surface, defect states, perovskites, oxides, chalcogenides, near infrared emission, single photon emitters, etc.
  • Emerging materials and new challenges
    • optical metamaterials and metasurfaces, optical nanoantennas, synthesis, functionalization, patterning, characterizations, etc.
  • Optical materials and applications




Program Committee

Ferrari Maurizio, IFN CNR (IT)

Muriel Hissler, Université Rennes I (FR)

Lung Han Peng, NTU Taiwan (TW)

Gérard Aka, PSL Université - Chimie ParisTech, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris (IRCP) (FR)

Ilka Kriegel, Functional Nanosystems Italian Institute of Technology (IT)

Magnus Jonsson, Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University (SE)

James Wilkinson, OCR University of Southampton (US)

Anna Lukowiak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research  PAS Wroclaw (PL)

Detlef Kip, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Helmut Schmidt University (DE)

Hiroaki Minamide, TERA University (JP)

Patrice Camy, CIMAP (FR)


Invited Speakers

Monica Bollani

Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Laboratorio LNESS, Politecnico di Milano,Italy

Title: Exploitation of the natural instability in thin and flexible dielectric solid films for sensing and photonic applications



Pavel Loiko

University of Caen Normandy, France

Title: Polarization-anisotropy of mid-infrared emission properties of Er3+ ions in YAlO3 crystal


Ji Eun Bae

CIMAP, CNRS, University of Caen Normandy, France

Title: Crystalline waveguides with carbon nanomaterials for miniaturized pulsed lasers

Dagmara Stefanska

Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences,

Title: Luminescent thermometers based on hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites



Domenico Genchi

University of Padova, Italy

Title: Effect of geometry, anisotropy and composition on the third-order optical nonlinearities of multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials

Akira Satou

Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan

Title: Asymmetric Dual-Grating-Gate Plasmonic THz Detectors based on InGaAs-channel HEMT and graphene-channel FET



Eric Kumi-Barimah

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Title: Advances in pulsed laser deposition for thin film growth for photonic waveguide engineering