117. Jahrestagung der DGaO vom 17. bis 21. Mai 2016 in Hannover

The German Society of Applied Optics (DGaO) and the International Commission for Optics (ICO) jointly invite you to The International Conference on Applied Optics and Photonics 2016 – 117th Annual Meeting of the DGaO, which will be held from May, 17th to May 21st 2016 in Hannover, Germany.

Registration form: http://www.dgao.de/de/content/registration

We invite you to submit short presentations (12 min) and posters from the list of key topics below or from the general field of applied optics.

  • Optical Metrology and Sensing
  • Optical Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Laser Technologies
  • Polymer Optics and Photonics
  • Integrated Optics
  • Biophotonics

Submission has been closed – thank you for your contribution! Authors will be informed shortly about acceptance of their submission and the time schedule.

Conference programme: Tagungsband.pdf

Program committee:

F. Höller (chairman),
Y. Arakawa, G. von Bally,
S. Bäumer, Z. ben Lakhdar,
J. Czarske, P. Delaporte,
C. Denz, C. Faber,
C. Grigoropoulos, A. Guzman,
A. Jacobsen, D. Moore,
L. Overmeyer, E. Reithmeier,
B. Roth, G. van Steenberge,
R. Schuhmann, W. Vollrath,
D. Webb, M. Wollweber

Chairman of the conference:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Reithmeier,
Leibniz University Hanover

Important dates:

Submission deadline: December, 18th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February, 17th, 2016
Program publication: March, 1st, 2016
Registration opens: March, 1st, 2016
Deadline for early bird registration: April, 17th, 2016

An extended version of accepted contributions (2 pages) is expected by July 18, 2016 for online publication in the conference proceedings (see www.dgao.de).

Conference fees:

Members of DGaO, DPG, EOS, ICO or OSA 225€ 
Non members: 275€
Students, Retired and Unemployed 105€

Young scientists and students from developing countries as well as students from all countries may apply for travel support. Please send request for application form to DGaO-Sekretariat@dgao.de.

Conference registration prices increase by 30 € after April 17, 2016. 


Chairman of the conference
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Reithmeier
Nienburger Str. 17
30167 Hannover, Germany
+49 511 762 17908

Conference organization
Hanover Centre for
Optical Technologies (HOT)
Nienburger Str. 17
30167 Hannover, Germany
+49 511 762 17908

DGaO office
c/o Elizabeth Erhard
Coburger Str. 11
91056 Erlangen, Germany
+49 9131 758587


 Annual DGaO Young Scientist Awards and the ICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics will be awarded.

Conference location: Hannover, Germany

The adopted hometown of world-famous philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is a cosmopolitan centre of science and innovation with traditionally close links between research and business. From ground-breaking architecture and infrastructure to attractive recreational areas, the state capital of Lower Saxony with a population of around 514,000 offers many interesting contrasts. A large number of first-rate museums, one of Germany's largest pedestrian zones, the famous Herrenhausen gardens, or its unique adventure zoo make Hanover one of the most vibrant locations in Germany. Hanover also boasts the world’s largest exhibition centre and, as a trade fair and event venue, it stands in the international spotlight every year. 

The Leibniz University Hanover is among the top nine technical universities (TU9) in Germany with more than 25,000 students in the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and social sciences as well as in law and economics. Optics, photonics and laser technology are one of the research cornerstones of the university, visible, e.g., through the interdisciplinary Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies HOT, the collaborative research centre PlanOS, the cluster of excellence QUEST, and the strong ties to the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH).