The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, the Quindio University in Armenia, Colombia, the CASUS-HZDR, Germany and the A. Alikhanyan National Laboratory in Yerevan, Armenia will organize the 10th International Symposium on "Optics & its Applications" (OPTICS-10), which will be held in Cali and Armenia, Colombia from 5 to 9 December, 2022.

Inaugurated in 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia, this series of symposia has become an important forum for scientists working on optics, stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists. The objective of this symposium is to bring together leading specialists and young scientists working on various aspects of optics and to discuss the most recent developments in that area.

OPTICS-10 will combine: invited plenary lectures, sectional reports, presentations of young scientists (there will be special awards from the A. Alikhanyan National Laboratory for the best student's contribution), poster presentations, laboratory tours, and social events.

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum Information
  • Biophotonics
  • Strong field optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear & ultrafast optics
  • Fiber optics
  • Integrated photonics
  • Optical design
  • Optical sensing
  • 2D materials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Laser dynamics
  • Singular optics
  • Mathematical methods in optics
F. BELTRAN MEJIA, Padtec, Brazil
D. BLASCHKE, University of Wroclaw, Poland
​A. CASAS BEDOYA, The University of Sydney, Australia
T. CHALYAN, Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium
C. GALINDEZ, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
J. I. GARCIA-SUCERQUIA, Universidad Nacional, Colombia
A. GUZMAN, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
E. KARIMI, University of Ottawa, Canada
K. LARIN, University of Houston, USA
I. MEGLINSKI, Aston University, UK
M. S. MILLAN GARCIA VARELA, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
A. PAPOYAN, Institute for Physical Research, Armenia
L. PAVESI, University of Trento, Italy
K. RODRIGUEZ, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
K. SOKOLOV, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Go to day
  • Monday, 5 December 2022
    • 15:00 - 00:00 Universidad del Valle, Cali
      • 15:00 Registration formalities 20'
      • 15:20 Opening 20'
        Speaker: Hector CADAVID (Universidad del Valle, Colombia), Jose' Raul QUINTERO (Universidad del Valle, Colombia), Efrain SOLARTE (Universidad del Valle Department of Physics, Colombia), Joseph NIEMELA (ICTP, Italy), Narine GEVORGYAN (A. Alikhanyan National Laboratory, Armenia)
      • 15:40 Invited talk: Mirrorless degenerate lasing in Fe > Fg atomic system: the overview of ongoing experiments 1h0'
        Speaker: Aram PAPOYAN (Institute for Physical Research, Armenia)
      • 16:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 17:00 Invited talk: Classical and quantum integrate photonics 1h0'
        Speaker: Lorenzo PAVESI (University of Trento, Italy)
      • 18:00 Invited talk: Optics Toolbox for Label-Free Early Embryonic Imaging 1h0'
        Speaker: Kirill LARIN (University of Houston, USA)
      • 19:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 20:30 Invited talk: International Engagement in Optics 1h0'
        Speaker: Joseph NIEMELA (ICTP, Italy)
      • 21:30 Invited talk: FBG & LPG Sensors Development in Brazil 30'
        Speaker: Hypolito Jose' KALINOWSKI (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
      • 22:00 Lensless holographic microscopy with holographic point sources and linear diattenuation sensitivity 10'
        Speaker: Maria Josef LOPERA ACOSTA (Universidad EAFIT)
      • 22:10 On a matrix ensemble for arbitrary complex quantum systems 10'
        Speaker: William Esteban SALAZAR ESTRADA (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 22:20 Ab initio path integral Monte Carlo simulations of hydrogen snapshots at warm dense matter conditions 10'
        Speaker: Maximilian BOEHME (CASUS-HZDR, Germany)
      • 22:30 Coffee break 20'
      • 22:50 Topological and superconducting phases in the critical behaviour of a one-dimensional Fermi gas with spin-orbit and Zeeman couplings 10'
        Speaker: Diego Alejandro BEDOYA MONTEZUMA (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 23:00 Photonic effects of iridescent minerals and their optical properties 10'
        Speaker: Estefany Carolina CELY RODRIGUEZ (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
      • 23:10 Fabrication, transfer and optical characterization of few-layers MoS2 10'
        Speaker: Martin AVERSA (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
      • 23:20 Computational method for polarized light ray tracing in optical instruments considering its stress birefringent behaviour 10'
        Speaker: Santiago GARCIA BOTERO (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
      • 23:30 Rotavirus-proteins affinity dynamics via surface plasmon resonance biosensor 10'
        Speaker: Anyi Ximena RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ (Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia)
      • 23:40 Microscopic description of cavity losses in quantum light-matter systems 10'
        Speaker: Mateo LONDONO CASTELLANOS (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 23:50 Design, assembly and start-up of an experimental setup for optical characterization in biological tissues 10'
        Speaker: Danielle Viviana OCHOA ARBELAEZ (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
  • Tuesday, 6 December 2022
    • 15:00 - 01:00 Universidad del Valle, Cali
      • 15:00 Invited talk: Quadruple -spin-charge separation and magnetic phases of a 1D interacting spin-1 gas 1h0'
        Speaker: Karem RODRIGUEZ (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 16:00 Invited talk: Quantum entanglement and the era of quantum technology 1h0'
        Speaker: Angela GUZMAN (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
      • 17:00 Coffee break 20'
      • 17:20 Invited talk: The second quantum revolution: a few photonics examples 1h0'
        Speaker: Ebrahim KARIMI (University of Ottawa, Canada)
      • 18:20 Emission properties of a quantum dot-optical cavity system obtained by Morse-type deformed algebra 10'
        Speaker: Andres Joel MARTINEZ MARTINEZ (Universidad del Quindio, Colombia)
      • 18:30 High-order harmonic generation of benzene in a circularly polarized laser field 10'
        Speaker: Samuel SCHOEPA (University of Rostock, Germany)
      • 18:40 Theoretical optimization of critical parameters to fabricate a U-shape optical fiber sensor laterally polished by Transfer-Matrix Method 10'
        Speaker: Jhon Carlos YANTEN (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 18:50 Structural color on wings of the Colombian butterfly Morpho cypris 10'
        Speaker: Angel Mauricio RIVERA TOVAR (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
      • 19:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 20:30 Invited talk: The challenge of replacing the crystalline lens 1h0'
        Speaker: Maria Sagrario MILLAN GARCIA VARELA (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
      • 21:30 Methodological design for characterization of probiotic protein pegylation by means of spectroscopic ellipsometry technique 10'
        Speaker: Paula DURAN RODRIGUEZ (Universidad Distrital Fransisco Jose' de Caldas, Colombia)
      • 21:40 Effect of dephasing and local vibrations in the persistence of Quantum Coherence and emergence of Decoherence in Molecular Junctions 10'
        Speaker: Gabriela VALENCIA GUZMAN (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 21:50 Digital Holographic Microscopy with Structured Illumination: A study of the thickness limit of the imaged samples 10'
        Speaker: Sofia OBANDO-VASQUEZ (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
      • 22:00 Deep learning method for the reconstruction of optical coherence tomography images with lateral subsampling 10'
        Speaker: Diego Alexander PULGARIN SUAREZ (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
      • 22:10 Effect of speckle removal in hemograms of the skin acquired with visiblelight spectroscopic optical coherence tomography 10'
        Speaker: Isabella GOMEZ GALLEGO (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
      • 22:20 Optical Properties of Annular, Ternary Photonic Crystals with Superconducting and Dielectric Components 10'
        Speaker: Jorge Mario ESCOBAR AGUDELO (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 22:30 Coffee break 20'
      • 22:50 Poster Presentations (1) 2h10'
  • Wednesday, 7 December 2022
    • 15:00 - 00:00 Universidad del Valle, Cali - Parallel Session 1
      • 15:00 Science fair 3h0'
      • 18:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 20:00 Science fair 4h0'
    • 17:00 - 01:00 Universidad del Quindio, Armenia - Parallel Session 2
      • 17:00 Opening 10'
        Speaker: Liliana TIRADO (Quindio University, Colombia)
      • 17:10 Invited talk: Signature of Optical Rabi Oscillations in Transmission Signal of Atomic Vapor under Continuous-Wave Laser Excitation 1h0'
        Speaker: Aram PAPOYAN (Institute for Physical Research, Armenia)
      • 18:10 Invited talk: Photonics and the brains: hybrid integrated intelligente 1h0'
        Speaker: Lorenzo PAVESI (University of Trento, Italy)
      • 19:10 Lunch break 1h20'
      • 20:30 Deformed parity effects into the properties of emission and Berry phase of Rabi model 10'
        Speaker: Daniel GOMEZ BOHORQUEZ (Universidad del Quindío, Colombia)
      • 20:40 Invited talk: Schwinger effect in strong, time-dependent fields 1h0'
        Speaker: David BLASCHKE (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
      • 21:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 22:00 Poster Presentations (2) & Lab tours 3h0'
  • Thursday, 8 December 2022
    • 15:00 - 00:00 Universidad del Valle, Cali - Parallel Session 1
      • 15:00 Holography workshop 3h0'
        Speaker: Jorge Ivan GARCIA SUCERQUIA (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
      • 18:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 20:00 Holography workshop 4h0'
        Speaker: Jorge Ivan GARCIA SUCERQUIA (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
    • 16:00 - 00:00 Universidad del Quindio, Armenia - Parallel Session 2
      • 16:00 Open Air Meetings & Discussions 8h0'
  • Friday, 9 December 2022
    • 15:00 - 01:00 Universidad del Valle, Cali
      • 15:00 Invited talk: On-chip heterogenous integration of silicon and chalcogenides for integrated microwave photonics applications 1h0'
        Speaker: Alvaro CASAS BEDOYA (The University of Sydney, Australia)
      • 16:00 Invited talk: Lab-on-a-chip: from cell research to environmental monitoring 1h0'
        Speaker: Tatevik CHALYAN (Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium)
      • 17:00 Coffee break 20'
      • 17:20 Invited talk: Contrast agents for molecular photoacoustic cancer imaging 1h0'
        Speaker: Konstantin SOKOLOV (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
      • 18:20 Invited talk: Coherent optics: State of the art and trends in telecommunications 1h0'
        Speaker: Felipe BELTRAN-MEJIA (Padtec, Brazil)
      • 19:20 Lunch break 1h10'
      • 20:30 Invited talk: Quantum linear and non-linear density response of electrons 1h0'
        Speaker: Zhandos MOLDABEKOV (CASUS, HZDR, Germany)
      • 21:30 Invited talk: TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Carlos GALINDEZ (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
      • 22:30 Closing Ceremony 15'
      • 22:45 Break 15'
      • 23:00 Lab tours 2h0'