The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO®/Europe-IQEC)
is the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics
and photonics researchers and engineers organized in Europe in 2007.
IQEC incorporates the X Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) providing
a world-wide international flavor. Moreover, the meeting is complemented
by LASER. World of Photonics 2007, the world’s largest exhibition
of laser and optical technology. All this will make the meeting a
unique opportunity for learning, networking and business.
CLEO®/Europe 2007 will showcase the latest
developments in a wide range of laser and photonics sectors including
materials, device development, systems engineering, fabrication and
applications. IQEC features the fundamentals of quantum and atom optics,
quantum information, cold atoms and molecules, basic research in lasers
and spectroscopy, nonlinear and ultra-fast optics and dynamics, instabilities
and patterns. In 2007, it will be jointly organised by the International
Committee on Quantum Electronics and the EPS, and will attract attendees
from all around the world.
Three topical symposia and a Tech-Focus meeting will be held jointly
organized by CLEO®/Europe and IQEC. Each symposium is dedicated
to a particularly important topical development. One joint symposium
addresses photonic cryptographic techniques, another one will be on
nanophotonics and metamaterials, while the third symposium is devoted
to optical frequency combs and applications. The Tech-Focus meeting
is on applications of ultrafast photonic techniques.
CLEO®/Europe-IQEC 2007 is integrated into
the world’s largest trade fair on laser technology, LASER. World
of Photonics 2007, and will be collocated with a number of smaller
specialist conferences including the European Conference on Biomedical
Optics, the WLT conference on Lasers in Manufacturing, the DGLM/ISLM
congress on Medical Laser Applications, a SPIE conference on Laser
Metrology and the Annual Meeting of the European Optical Society.
All these collocated conferences, under the banner of “World
of Photonics Congress 2007”, will share a common registration
and so delegates can attend all the sessions – but authors are
expected to register with the conference to which they have submitted
In order to better serve participants active in biomedical optics,
it has been arranged that the biomedical optics content of CLEO®/Europe-IQEC
2007 be a joint activity with the European Conferences on Biomedical
Optics (ECBO, http://www.spie.org/events/ecbo,
which is sponsored by SPIE and the OSA and organized by SPIE). Joint
sessions on novel optical instrumentation for biomedical applications
will be held by ECBO and CLEO®/Europe. Papers concerning emerging
technologies for biophotonics should be submitted to CLEO®/Europe-IQEC
(CLEO®/Europe topic "Biophotonics and
Applications"). All other papers concerning biomedical optics
submitted to ECBO 2007.