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July 18-22, 2022 | Guimarães, Portugal
AOP 2021 - postponed to 2022


AOP2021 - V International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics (AOP 2021)

Unfortunately due to the current pandemic situation and the uncertainty on its evolution, the Portuguese Optics and Photonics Society decided to postpone the AOP2021 to July next year.


The world of Optics and Photonics meet in Guimarães, Portugal, from the 18th to the 22nd of July 2022, at the V International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics, AOP 2021!
The present scientific activity is the 5th edition of successful meetings, which started upon the extraordinary success of the first International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics, AOP2011, organized by the Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics, SPOF, at the University of Minho (, followed by a second edition in Aveiro (, a third in Faro ( and a fourth in Lisbon ( will be the major optics conference in Portugal next year and one of the most important at world level, aiming at discuss the recent progress and to establish a view on the future of all fields of optics and photonics.

In the open friendly environment characteristic of SPOF’ conferences, this forum will be an excellent opportunity to further foster the establishment of the widest range of  cooperation projects and relationships with colleagues and institutions from Portugal and  from all around the world. Open to contributions in all topics of Optics and Photonics and  application’ fields, with this conference we expect to review the state-of-the art in these  subjects and to foresee and discuss the future of research in Optics and Photonics. A good  number of plenary and key lectures by world renowned researchers in all fields of optics  and photonics, will mark a varied and exciting scientific program. We expect to have boots and presentations of research labs and industries in order to promote and facilitate the  setting-up of future new collaborations. A special space will be reserved for photonics spinoffs and young companies and entrepreneurs. As it is tradition in our AOP conferences an enjoyable social program will be organized further contributing to the setting up and  cementing of long lasting friendship and cooperation