TOM6- 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, glasses, thin films, etc.
• luminescent crystals and scintillators, laser and non-linear optics crystals, special glasses, etc.
• growth and deposition techniques, nanostructuring, characterization, etc.

Semiconductor and conducting materials:
• thin films, hetero-structures, etc.
• III-V, II-VI, Si/SiO2, perovskites, etc.
• Transparent conductors, optical absorbers, etc.

Organic materials:
• small molecules, conducting polymers, hybrids, forest-based materials, etc.
• carbon-based materials: graphene, carbon dots, composites, etc.
• synthesis and structuring methods, etc.

Optically active materials
• semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum dots, perovskites, oxides, chalcogenides, etc.
• active thin layers, structured systems, etc.
• nanocrystal surface and defect states.

Emerging materials and new challenges
• antennas, metasurfaces and metamaterials, plasmonic and hyperbolic materials, etc.
• optical materials for intense lasers, etc.
• synthesis, functionalization, patterning, characterization methods, etc.

• photoluminescence, single photon emitters, near infrared emission, etc.
• nonlinear optics: optical Kerr effect, harmonic generation, etc.
• lasers, nanolasing, integrated optics, etc.


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)

Jacob Mackenzie, OCR University of Southampton (UK)

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)

Marc Dussauze, CNRS University of Bordeaux (FR)

Monica Bollani, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, IFN, CNR (IT)

Qing Chao, Bio-engineering Dept. U. Washington (US)

John Ballato, Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (US)

 Dmitry Baranov, Lund University (SE)

Invited Speakers

Thierry Cardinal


Title: How exotic oxide glasses can provide solutions for integrated optics

Lars Österlund

Uppsala University (SE)

Title: Wide-angle transmitting and solar light modulating yttrium Mie resonators: Yttrium hydroxide coated glass nanopillars

Zhenda Xie

Nanjing University (CN)

Title: Broadband Kerr comb generation using Lithium niobate on insulator microresonator


Maria Antonietta Vincenti

University of Brescia (IT)

Title: From gradient index optics to tunable ENZ: an iontronic approach