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Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference

07 August 2022 – 11 August 2022 Mar Hotel Conventions Recife, Recife, Pernambuco Brazil

A major international conference sponsored by Optica with the explicit objective to promote Latin American excellence in optics and photonics research and support the regional community. 

The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference (LAOP) is a peer-reviewed, international meeting with content presented in English, allowing for maximum international participation. 

Featuring a comprehensive technical program with recognized experts in fields critical to Latin America, the conference covers all major areas of optics and photonics, and features the latest research results that are making an impact in fundamental research and applications.


Sunday, 7 August

14:30–18:00 Short Course: The Photonics in Biophotonics (RSVP required)

19:00–20:00 Women at LAOP Social Hour, Mar Hotel Poolside


Monday, 8 August

07:00–18:00 Registration Open, Mezzanine Floor Foyer

08:00–10:00 Opening Comments and M1A • Plenary Session I, Cícero Dias

10:00 -10:30 Coffee Break with Exhibits, Mauro Mota 1-4

2A • Two-Photon Absorption (ends at 12:20)
M2B • Advances in
Photonic Therapy
M2C • Photonic Imaging and Sensing
M2D • Laser Spectroscopy and Applications

12:35–14:30 Lunch On Your Own

M3A • Novel Optical Techniques for Characterization of Light and Matter Properties

M3B • Optical Advances Toward Biophotonics
M3C • Photonic Materials and Devices
M3D • Nonlinear Optics with Integrated Photonics Devices

16:00–16:30 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

M4A • Nonlinear Optical Processes
M4B • Biomonitoring Using Photonic Platforms
M4C • Laser Processing M4D • Optomechanics and Novel Guided Wave Phenomena
18:30–20:30 Welcome Reception, Mezzanine Floor Foyer 


Tuesday, 9 August

07:00–18:00 Registration Open, Mezzanine Floor Foyer

Tu1A • Diagnostic Nonlinear Interactions
Tu1B • Innovative Applications in Biophotonics
Tu1C • Miscellaneous Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics
Tu1D • Laser-Atom Interactions

10:05 -10:35 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

10:35–12:35 Tu2A • Plenary Session II, Cícero Dias

12:30–14:30 Lunch On Your Own


Workshop 1 - 2D Materials: From Fabrication to Applications
Workshop 2 - Photonics at the Core of COVID

16:00–16:30 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

16:30–18:00 Tu3A • Poster Session I, Mauro Mota 1-4

18:00–19:30 Tu4A • Joint Postdeadline Session, Cícero Dias

20:00–21:00 Dinner on your own


Wednesday, 10 August

07:00–18:00 Registration Open, Mezzanine Floor Foyer

W1A • Novel LightMatter Interactions (ends at 09:20)
W1B • Random Lasers (ends at 09:30)
W1C • Optical Sensors I W1D • Optical Design, Instrumentation (ends at 09:50)

10:05 -10:35 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

10:35–11:35 W2A • Plenary Session III, Cícero Dias

11:35–12:35 How to Create New Innovative Technology Based Business in Photonics, Cícero Dias

12:35–14:30 Lunch On Your Own

W3A • Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
W3B • Photonics in Agriculture and 
W3C • Optical Sensors II
W3D • Optical Instrumentation and Metrology

16:00–16:30 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

16:30–18:00 W4A • Poster Session II, Mauro Mota 1-4

18:30–22:00 Conference Reception, Location to be Announced


Thursday, 11 August

07:00–14:30 Registration Open, Mezzanine Floor Foyer

Th1A • Optics in Quantum Science
Th1B • Development and Applications of Lasers
Th1C • Optical Communications and Optical Signal Process (ends at 09:20)
Th1D • 2D Materials

10:05 -10:35 Coffee Break with Exhibit, Mauro Mota 1-4

10:35–12:35 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Science Panel and Closing Ceremony, Cicero Dias

12:30–14:30 Lunch On Your Own

14:30–17:00 Tour of Old Recife and Olinda (RSVP required - Sign up at Registration Desk, Mezzanine Floor Foyer


Topic Categories 

  • Optical Design, Instrumentation and Metrology
  • Optics in Information and Quantum Science
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
  • Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
  • Laser Science and Technology
  • Random Lasers and Random Fiber Lasers
  • Optics and Green Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure
  • Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing
  • Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies
  • Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
  • Integrated Optics and Nanophotonics
  • 2D Materials
  • Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics (including imaging processing, color and vision)


Plenary Speakers

Ursula Keller
ETH Zürich

Single-cavity Dual-comb Modelocking and Applications 
Dual-comb laser sources with two optical frequency combs with different comb spacings and their applications are of high interest for many applications. We describe two breakthrough methods which enables record low-noise single-cavity dual-comb generation.

Ursula Keller has been a tenured professor of physics at ETH Zurich since 1993 (, and also a director of the Swiss multi-institute NCCR MUST program in ultrafast science since 2010 ( She received the Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1989 and the Physics "Diplom" from ETH in 1984. She was a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1989 to 1993, a “Visiting Miller Professor” at UC Berkeley 2006 and a visiting professor at the Lund Institute of Technologies 2001. She has been a co-founder and board member for Time- Bandwidth Products (acquired by JDSU in 2014) and for a venture capital funded telecom company GigaTera (acquired by Time-Bandwidth in 2003). She was a member of the research council of the Swiss National Science Foundation from 2014-2018. She is the founding president of the ETH Women Professors Forum. Her research interests are exploring and pushing the frontiers in ultrafast science and technology. She invented the semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) which enabled passive modelocking of diode-pumped solid-state lasers and established ultrafast solid-state lasers for science and industrial applications. She pushed the frontier of few-cycle pulse generation and full electric field control at petahertz frequencies. Pioneered frequency comb stabilization from modelocked lasers, which was also noted by the Nobel committee for Physics in 2005. In time-resolved attosecond metrology she invented the attoclock which measured the electron tunneling delay time and observed the dynamical Franz- Keldysh effect in condensed matter for the first time. Awards include the IEEE Edison Medal (2019), European Inventor Award for lifetime achievement (2018), IEEE Photonics Award (2018), ERC advanced grants (2012 and 2018), OSA Charles H. Townes Award (2015), LIA Arthur L. Schawlow Award (2013), EPS Senior Prize (2011), OSA Fraunhofer/Burley Prize (2008), Leibinger Innovation Prize (2004), and Zeiss Research Award (1998). OSA, SPIE, IEEE, EPS and IAPLE Fellow, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academy Leopoldina and Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. She supervised and graduated 77 Ph.D. students, published >450 journal publications and has more than 24'000 citations and h-index of 78 (Web of Science, June 2019) and according to Google Scholar an h-index of 101 with more than 40‘000 citations.

Walter Margulis

Optical Fibers in Life Science

“Physics is a very international career,” says Walter Margulis. “You can talk to people all over the world and everyone is interested. It is a master key that opens a lot of doors. The journals published are the same across international borders and serve as instruments to make the world talk to each other.” Walter is a living example of the global nature of the field. Born and raised in Brazil, he knew from a very young age that he was interested in science. Growing up, he liked geology, archaeology, physics, electronics, and chemistry. Eventually, geology, archaeology and chemistry dropped off, but physics, electronics, and chemistry are still central to his life today. By the age of 12, he had a subscription to Popular Electronics and a workshop in the family home where he learned how to build and fix radios and TVs. He jokes that he basically destroyed everything in his parents’ home in his attempt to discover how things worked. In the end, there was always a screw missing or an extra part that he did not know what to do with. When he decided to obtain a Master’s degree in physics, his father warned that career prospects were dim as physics was not a popular field in Brazil at the time. Walther compromised and went into electrical engineering but also managed to complete all of the physics requirements. When it came time to think about a PhD, he applied only to schools in London after visiting once and falling in love with the city. Obtaining PhDs abroad were encouraged by the Brazilian government so it was a simple matter to secure funding. He completed his PhD at Imperial College London in 1981, and now works as a Senior Scientist as Rise Acreo AB and as a guest professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, both in Sweden. During his studies in Brazil, he attended a course taught in English, a rarity in Brazil at the time, on Fourier Optics. He originally thought the topic was very abstract and totally useless, but the professor managed to show him that Fourier Optics was crucial to the way lenses worked and that mathematics was the “reason for being.” It was this interest in Fourier Optics that led him to choose Imperial College, however he was accepted into Professor Dan Bradley’s research group, which was not studying Fourier Optics. Walter asked for a transfer into the other group, but Professor Bradley convinced him to give it a month before deciding. Today, he is still working in laser physics and optoelectronics - the same research area of Professor Bradley’s group. The focus of Walter’s research is optical fibers made of silica. Silica, as a material, is very passive which makes it useful in communications due to its durability. Walter is interested in making silica more alive and responsive to electrical fields. This is a huge challenge given the passive nature of the material. His favorite part of research is trying to understand something that is “not quite right” and having a new idea or insight from this. His most exciting research explores the use of optical fibers in the life sciences to help diagnose diseases. In fact, he just had a PhD student defend a thesis on this topic. Walter says that discoveries can be extremely rare and that he has only made one in his career. In 1985, while working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology he and his lab partner observed a green light coming out of a fiber exposed to infrared light and the green light growing in time. He claims that it was “just luck” that it happened to them and that they had the right equipment in the lab. When it comes to making discoveries, Walter’s advice is to “be awake” and “open your eyes” to new possibilities. He says that many researchers miss big things simply because they are not looking and notes that this even happened to him when he was given a piece of treated glass. He did not think about the consequences of the treatment and missed a discovery that was eventually published by someone else a few years later. He also advises people not to try to force what they are seeing to match what’s currently known. “Be curious to the extreme” and to have the patience and inclination to understand what lies behind the work.

Roberto Morandotti
INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes

Telecom-compatible, Affordable and Scalable Quantum Technologies

The development of accessible next-generation technologies for quantum information science necessitates the realization and precise manipulation of complex entangled photon states on practical and scalable platforms. Furthermore, adapting these quantum photonic platforms to off-the-shelf optical telecommunications represents an important, yet challenging, milestone. Quantum frequency combs (QFCs) are a powerful tool towards this goal, since they enable the generation of complex photon states in just a single spatial mode as well as their control through the use of readily available fiber-based telecom components. Here, we make use of integrated QFCs (namely, micro frequency combs) for the first on-chip realization of complex entangled photon states in both the time and frequency domains. Furthermore, by using optical components that are compatible with telecom infrastructures, we are able to coherently control and process the generated photon states. Our results can pave the way towards the advancement of quantum technologies such as quantum communications for out-of-the-lab applications, as well as towards their compatibility with current optical telecommunication networks.

Roberto Morandotti received his M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Genova, Genova, Italy, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., in 1999. Since 2003 (full professor 2008) he is with INRS-EMT, Varennes, Canada. Prof. Morandotti is author and coauthor of more than 1,000 papers published in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests include integrated nonlinear and quantum optics, as well as Terahertz science and applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the IEEE, of the APS, of the OSA, of the AAAS, of the SPIE, of the IoP and an NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellow (2011), as well as a recipient of the NSERC Synergy (2019) and Brockhouse (2020) Awards. He served as a Chair and Technical Committee Member for several OSA, IEEE, and SPIE sponsored meetings.

Paras Prasad
University of Buffalo

Chiral Photonics : Linear , Nonlinear Optical and Magneto-optic Effects in Chiral Media
Chiral photonics expands the scope of Metaphotonics and offers chiral control of both linear and nonlinear optical functions for applications ranging from optical switching, to negative- and near-zero refractive index metamaterials, to chiral bioimaging 1,2. However, realization of such applications requires materials with optical chirality at visible wavelengths that is orders of magnitude larger than that of any naturally-occurring materials.Our theory-guided-design and synthesis of novel chiral polymers with very large optical rotation  and nonlinear chiro-optic effects will be presented along with our recent reports of plasmonic, excitonic and structural enhancement of  linear and nonlinear optical activity. Some results on  nanocomposite exhibiting significant magneto-optic effect will also be presented, which may eventually enable mapping of ultra-weak magnetic fields, like those generated by brain function. We are pursuing multiscale modeling and experimental design on interaction of  structured light endowed with both spin and orbital angular momentum, with structured chiral plasmonic media for adaptive control of effective dielectric function which reveals that the incident light can be controlled dynamically, i.e. in terms of amplitude, wavelength, and total angular momentum, j (polarization and wavefront) to enable adaptive control of epsilon-near-zero behavior.

Paras N. Prasad is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine and Executive Director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics. He has 750 publications and four field-defining monographs respectively in Nonlinear Optics, Biophotonics, Nanophotonics, and Nanomedicine. Some recent recognitions are SPIE’s Gold medal and IEEE‘s Pioneer in nanotechnology award. Prasad has also received Honorary Doctorates from KTH in Sweden, Aix-Marseille University in France and MEPhI in Russia. He is a Fellow of the Society and recipient of the 2017 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. Prasad’s pioneering work in biophotonics introduced novel methods of optical diagnostics and light-activated therapy. He developed nonlinear optical imaging techniques, combined with time-resolved imaging and localized microspectrocopy for multidimensional quantitative and functional imaging to probe cellular functions and transformations, whether natural, manifestations of disease, or drug induced. He advanced nanobiophotonics by developing novel concepts for the design of nanostructured linear and nonlinear optical materials for probing cellular interactions, biodistribution, and biological responses to nanoprobes.

Carmen S. Menoni
Colorado State University

Amorphous Thin Films and their Impact in Laser Science
Amorphous oxides are prevalent in photonic technologies. They are transparent from the near ultraviolet to the midinfrared and offer a large refractive index contrast with substrates like Si or  among themselves, which is exploited to confine light.   Stacks of amorphous oxide thin films offer enormous flexibility to engineer their optical response and thus are used to coat laser mirrors, lenses, and other components in complex laser systems.  Although interference coating technology is well developed, there are applications that present a challenging environment to the state-of-the-art and which are driving research to advance these photonics structures to new performance heights and functionality.In this talk I will describe  results of extensive studies in  amorphous thin film materials and in the engineering of multilayer dielectric coatings for two impacting laser science efforts: i)  near infrared ultrahigh intensity chirped pulse amplification  lasers and iii) gravitational wave detectors.  For each of these applications the materials’ problems that are being addressed are significantly different.  In the former, the electronic structure, and nonlinear optical response of the metal oxides impacts high intensity laser-matter interactions.  In the latter, the understanding and control of mechanical energy dissipation is paramount to engineer next generation coatings that will enhance the detection sensitivity of the gravitational wave detectors.

Carmen S. Menoni is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. She received her PhD in Physics from Colorado State University in 1987. Since 1991, she has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Prof. Menoni also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the School of Biomedical Engineering at CSU. Prof. Menoni’s research is in the areas of Extreme Photonics and Nano-photonics. She is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging and spectrometry imaging. Prof. Menoni has an active group engaged in the growth and characterization of oxide materials that are the backbone of interference coatings for infrared high power lasers. Her work is published in over 200 archival publications and has been presented in over 300 conference presentations. Prof. Menoni and her team received in 2008 a “R&D 100 Award” for the invention of a table-top 46.9 nm wavelength microscope that can capture images in a single 1 nanosecond with wavelength spatial resolution. Prof. Menoni is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America and of SPIE.




Anderson S. L. Gomes, UFPE, PE, Brazil


Denise Zezell, IPEN, SP, Brazil
E. A. Thoroh de Souza, Mackenzie University, SP, Brazil

Latin America Advisory Committee

Efrain Solarte, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil
Gustavo Torchia, Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas, Argentina
Francisco Antonio de Zela Martínez, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
José Javier Sánchez Mondragón, Inst. Nac. Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico
Sabino Chávez Cerda, Inst. Nat. Astrofísica, Óptica Y Electrónica, Mexico
Miguel Torres Cisneros, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, USP, Brazil
Juan Diego Zapata Caro, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Guillermo Edmundo Baldwin Olguín, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, PUCP, Peru

National Advisory Committee

Andréa Simone Stucchi de Camargo Alvarez Bernardez, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, SP.
Claudio Lenz Cesar, Instituto de Fisica – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Carlos Jacinto da Silva, Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, AL
Isabel C. S.Carvalho, Departamento de Física, Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Samuel Goldenberg, Instituto Carlos Chagas - ICC - Fiocruz-PR
Lauro June Queiroz Maia, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Goiás, GO
Marcos Pimenta, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, MG
Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, SP
Prof. Monica A. Cotta, University of Campinas, SP.
Paulo Cesar de Morais, Universidade Católica de Brasilia, DF.
Antonio Gomes Souza Filho, Departamento de Física – Universidade Federal do Ceará, CE.
Patricia A. da Ana, Federal University of ABC, SP.
Alberto Paradisi, CPqD, SP.
Zelia Macedo, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, SE.
Julio Oliveira, IDEA, SP.
Jean Pierre Von der Weid, CETUC, Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, RJ


Program Committee

Anderson S. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Chair
Thoroh De Souza, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil, Co-Chair
Denise Zezell, IPEN - CNEN-SP, Brazil, Co-Chair 

SC1: Optical Design, Instrumentation and Metrology

Luiz Tarelho, Natl Inst of Metrology Qualty & Technlgy, Brazil, Chair
Daniel Varela Magalhaes, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Co-Chair
Marcello Amaral, Universidade Brasil, Brazil
Karina Bastida, INTI, Agentina
Márcio Heraclyto Gonçalves de Miranda, UFPE, PE, Brazil
Ignacio Hernandez, CENAM, Mexico
Ivan L. Silva, INMETRO, Brazil
Miguel Ramón Viliesid Alonso, CENAM, Mexico

SC2: Nonlinear Optics

Ana Maria de Paula, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, Chair
Cristian Manzoni, IFN-National Research Council, Italy, Co-Chair
Rodrigo Acuna Herrera, Universidad Nacional de Columbia, Columbia
Javier Adur, Faculdade nacional de Entre Rios, Argentina
Daniel Felinto Pires Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Ral Rangel-Rojo, CICESE, Mexico
Artur da Silva Gouveia-Neto, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil

SC3: Optics in Information and Quantum Science

Paulo Henrique Ribeiro, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Chair
Stephen Patrick Walborn, Universidade de Concepcion, Chile, Co-Chair
Yaseera Ismail, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Xiaosong Ma, Nanjing University, China
Lee Rozema, University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Tomas Schmiegelow, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tim Thomay, SUNY at Buffalo, United States

SC4: Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy

Arturo Lezama, Universidad de la Repulica, Uruguay, Chair
Claudio Lenz Cesar, Instituto de Fisica – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Co-Chair
Phillipe Courteille, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Paolo Crivelli, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
Mayerlin Nuñez Portela, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Jose W. Tabosa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Lorenz Willmann, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

SC5: Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications

Robinson Sabino Silva, UFU, MG, Brazil, Chair
Cristina Kurachi, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Co-Chair
Luis Felipe Carvalho, Universidade de Taubate, Brazil
Moises Oliveira dos Santos, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil
Cassio A. Lima, Univ. Liverpool, UK
Camilo Morais, University of Central Lancashire
Cláudia Brainer Mota, Centro Universitário Tabosa de Almeida, Brazil
Valeria Piazza, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, CONACYT, Mexico

SC6: Laser Science and Technology

Cleber Renato Mondonca, USP - Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Brazil, Chair
Cristian Mojica, Universiad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, Co-Chair
Juliana M.P. de Almeida, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carlos Jacinto da Silva, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
Lino Misoguti, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, USP, Brazil
Francisco Racedo, Universidad del Altantico, Columbia
Paulo Ribeiro, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Protugal
Carlos A. Rinaldi, UN San Martin argintina and National Commition for Atomic Energy, Argentina
Ricardo Samad, IPEN, Univ. of  São Paulo, Brazil

SC7: Random Lasers and Random Fiber Lasers

Niklaus Wetter, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Brazil, Chair
Ceferino Lopez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM-CSIC, Spain, Co-Chair
Jessica Dipold, IPEN, Univ. of  São Paulo, Brazil
Jonas Jakutis Neto, IEAv, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Ernesto Jimenez Villar, Departmento de Fisica, Universidade Federal Da Paraiba, Brazil
Edison Puig Maldonado, ITA Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil
Tarcio de Almeida Vieira, Instituto de Astronomia, Geofisica e Ciencias, USP, Brazil

SC8: Optics and Green Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure

Débora Marcondes Bastos Pereira Milori, Embrapa Agricultural Instrumentation, Brazil, Chair
Stephane Mounier, Universite de Toulon, France, Co-chair
Georgio Senesi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy, Co-chair
Aida Bebeachibule Magalhães, Agrorobótica, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Cicero Rafael Cena da Silva, Universidade federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Instituto de Física, Brazil
Andrea de Camargo, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Eduardo Landulfo, IPEN - Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, São Paulo, Brazil
Paulino Ribeiro Villas-Boas, Embrapa Instrumentação, São Carlos,  São Paulo, Brazil

SC9: Optical Communications and Optical Signal Processing

Lucia Akemi Miyazato Saito, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil, Chair
Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands, Co-Chair
Darli Augusto de Arruda Mello, Unicamp, Brazil
Ramon Gutierrez Castrejon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Juliano Rodrigues F. De Oliveira, BR Photonics, Brazil
Monica de Lacerda Rocha, USP-SC, Brazil
Marcelo Segatto, Federal Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Juan Diego Zapata, Universidad de Antioquia, Columbia

SC10: Optical Fibers and Sensing Technologies

Hipolito Kalinowski, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, Chair
Neilia Alberto Jordao, Universitario de Santiago, Brazil, Co-chair
Jean Carlos Cardozo da Silva, Federal Univ. of Technology-Parana, Brazil
Juan Hernandez-Cordero, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jose-Miguel M. Lopez-Higuera, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Ricardo Olivares, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Alfonso Soto Marcelo, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Margarita Varon, Universidad Nacional de Columbia, Columbia

SC11: Integrated Optics and Nanophotonics

Gustavo Wiederhecker, UNICAMP, Brazil, Chair
Michael Menard, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Universite du Quebec, Canada, Co-Chair
Thiago Alegre, Univ. of Campinas, Brazil
Filippe Barbosa, Univ. of Campinas, Brazil
Andrea Bragas, UBA, Argentina
Jaime Cardenas, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Roberto Paneppucci, CTI, Brazil
Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Inst., Germany

SC12: Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

Leonardo de Souza Menezes, Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen, Germany, Chair
Rosalia Serna, Instituto de Optica de Madrid/CSIC, Spain, Co-Chair
Rodrigo Berté, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
Rocio Camacho-Morales, Australian National Univ., Australia
Patrice Genevet, Centre de Recherche sur l'Hetero-Epitaxie et ses Appplication, France
Hoaran Ren, Macquarie Univ, Australia
Alejandro Reyes-Coronado, National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico, Mexico
Andreas Tittl, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Germany

SC13: 2D Materials

Ingrid D. Barcelos, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil, Chair
Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, ICN2, Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia y Nanociencia, Spain, Co-Chair
Christiano J.  S De Matos, Mackenzie University, Brazil
Raul O. Freitas, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil
Yara Galvão Gobato, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil
Yenny Hernandez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Jenaina Ribeiro Soares, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

SC14: Other Multidisciplinary Applications of Photonics

Luciano Bachmann, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Chair
Martha Simões Ribeiro, Center for Laser and Applications, Brazil, Co-Chair
Mauro Luciano Baesso, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Gabriela Cordon, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Herculano da Silva Martinho, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Leila Motaço-Guidolin, Carleton University, Canada
Guillermo Pablo Ortiz, Fac. Cs Exactas, Univ. Nac del Nordeste, Argentina
Andre Thomas, UNICAMP, Brazil


Plenary Sessions

Ursula KellerETH ZurichSwitzerland
Title to be Announced Plenary

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States
Title to be Announced Plenary

Carmen MenoniColorado State UniversityUnited States
Title to be Announced Plenary

Paras PrasadState University of New York at BuffaloUnited States
Title to be Announced Plenary

Valery TuchinSaratov State UniversityRussia
Title to be Announced Plenary

Mauro BaessoUniversidade Estadual de MaringáBrazil
Photoacoustic and Photothermal: Progress to Date Towards Fostering Clinical Diagnosis Keynote

Vanderlei BagnatoUSP Inst de Fisica de Sao CarlosBrazil
Title to be Announced Keynote

André ChavesTechnological Institute of Aeronautics
Title to be Announced Keynote

Flavio CruzUniversidade Estadual de CampinasUnited States
Diode-pumped YbEr:Glass Optical Frequency Comb Keynote

Martial DucloyUniversité Sorbonne Paris NordFrance
Title to be Announced Keynote

Erica Freire AntunesNISTUnited States
Optimizing Platinum Thermistor Performance for Long Wavelength Earth Remote Sensing Microbolometers Keynote

Luciana GattiNational Institute for Space ResearchBrazil
Optical Techniques in the Amazon Carbon Balance Study Keynote

John GirkinDurham UniversityUnited Kingdom
Title to be Announced Keynote

Felipe GuzmanTexas A&M UniversityUnited States
Displacement Interferometry for Inertial Sensing Keynote

Masaki HoriMax-Planck-Institut fur QuantenoptikGermany
Title to be Announced Keynote

Walter MargulisRISE-ACREO
Title to be Announced Keynote

Marcelo MartinelliUniversidade de Sao PauloBrazil
Unconditional Multicolor Teleportation Keynote

Ladislau Martin-NetoEmbrapa Agricultural InstrumentationBrazil
Title to be Announced Keynote

Lino MisogutiUSP Inst de Fisica de Sao CarlosBrazil
Polarization-resolved Z-scan Measurements for Full Discrimination Among Thermal, Molecular Orientation, and Pure Electronic Refractive Nonlinearities Keynote

Roberto MorandottiINRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site VarennesCanada
Classical and Quantum Waveform Processing via On-chip Temporal Coherence Synthesis Keynote

Mayerlin Nunez PortelaUniversidad de los AndesColombia
Classical and Entangled Two-Photon Absorption in Organic Molecules Keynote

Julio OliveiraIdea Electronic SystemsBrazil
Title to be Announced Keynote

Alexandre PohlUniversidade Tec Federal do ParanaBrazil
Title to be Announced Keynote

Sidney RibeiroUniv Est Paulista Campus GuaratinguetáBrazil
Title to be Announced Keynote

Cecília Veras CamposUniversidade Federal de PernambucoBrazil
Spatial Self-phase Modulation of Optical vortex Beams in Liquid Suspensions of 2D Materials and Organic Solvents Keynote

Marcio AlencarUniversidade Federal de SergipeBrazil
Evaluation of the Protein Content in Skim Milk Based on Random Laser

Julia AlonsoUniversidad de la RepublicaUruguay
Recent Advances in 3D Visualization with Multifocus Sensing in Augmented Reality and Fluorescence Microscopy

Gabriel AlvesPhysics Institute - UFFBrazil
Generalized Orbital Angular Momentum Symmetry in Parametric Amplification

Levi AzevedoUFRJBrazil
First Penning Trap in Brazil: Cryogenic Atomic and Molecular Cations and Anions Towards Fundamental Physics Application

João Carvalhofederal University of RoraimaBrazil
Lasing without inversion based on magnetically assisted gain in coherently prepared cold atoms

Luis Felipe CarvalhoUniversidade Federal do ABCBrazil
Assessment of Bound Water of Saliva Samples by Using FT-IR Spectroscopy

Sheila CarvalhoUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoBrazil
Development of Non-contact Sheet Metal Forming Using Lasers

Cid Bartolomeu de AraujoUniversidade Federal de PernambucoBrazil
Spatial Self-phase Modulation of Optical Vortex Beams in Liquid Suspensions of 2D Materials and Organic Solvent

Microstructure and plasma ignition in laser surface hardened AISI 4130 steel substrates

Wagner de RossiIPENBrazil
Ultrashort Laser Pulse Microtexturing on Cutting Tools

Alex FainsteinCentro Atómico Bariloche (CNEA)Argentina
Optomechanical strong coupling in lattices of confined polaritons

José FerrazUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoBrazil
Distinct Behavior of Paraxial Wave Equation Solutions in a Third-order Nonlinear Medium

Edgar FerreiraUniversidad de GuanajuatoMexico
Into the Nonlinear Optical Properties of Deep Eutectic Solvents

Jake FontanaNaval Research LaboratoryUnited States
Controlling Light with Plasmonic Materials

Canek Fuentes HernandezGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
Flexible and Stretchable Low-noise Organic Photodiodes for Biometric Monitoring

Victor GoparUniversidad de ZaragozaSpain
Statistics of Waves Propagating Through 1D Media with Lévy Disorder

Ernesto Jimenez VillarUniversity of valenciaBrazil
Localization of Light: A Power Sensing Tool

Cristian ManzoniPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
Hyperspectral Microscopy of Two-dimensional Semiconductors

Letícia MartinelliUniversity of São Paulo, São CarlosBrazil
Application of Photothermal Therapy for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma, Using an Indocyanine Green Nanoemulsion

Letícia MartinelliUniversity of São Paulo, São CarlosBrazil
Application of Photothermal Therapy for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma, Using an Indocyanine Green Nanoemulsion

Pedro Pinho NascimentoUNICAMP - IFGW - PHOTONICAMPBrazil
Application of Photothermal Therapy for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma, Using an Indocyanine Green Nanoemulsion

Pedro Pinho NascimentoUNICAMP - IFGW - PHOTONICAMPBrazil
Homodyne Detection of Dissipative Optomechanical Interactions

Roberta PuginaUnivesidade de São PauloBrazil
Microparticles obtained via spray pyrolysis for random laser and luminescence thermometry applications

Henrique RosaMackenzie Presbyterian UniversityBrazil
Saturable Absorption Characterization in Mono- to Few-Layers Graphene and Bulk ReS2 With an Automated Balanced Photodetectors Setup

Lucia SaitoUniversidade Presbiteriana MackenzieBrazil
Adaptive PAM-4/PAM-8 Graphene-based Electro-Optical Modulator

Ricardo SamadIPEN/CNEN-SPBrazil
Observation of Third-Harmonic Saturation in Helium due to Ionization Depletion

Shailendhar SarafSN&N Electronics, IncUnited States
Passive Charge Management of Contactless Test Masses using Ultraviolet LEDS with Fast and Slow Photoelectrons

Larissa SoaresCOPPE/UFRJBrazil
Fiber-Optic Magnetic Field Sensors Based on in-Fiber Fabry-Pérot Interferometers

Niklaus WetterCentro de Lasers e Aplicações - IPEN/SPBrazil
Raman Spectroscopy of irradiated and non-irradiated plastics

Lai ZhangDurham UniversityUnited Kingdom
Characterizing Surgical Wound Sites with Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI)




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