Conference: Photorefractive Photonics and Beyond 2024 – PR’24

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The International Conference series on Photorefractive Photonics and beyond started in Los Angeles in 1987, usually having a biennial periodicity. The next meeting, PR´24, will be the 19th edition. PR’24 will be held from 2nd to 5th July 2024, at the Palacio de los Infantes | Euroforum in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a beautiful historical town in the mountain region close to Madrid (50 km). Following previous editions, we aim to stimulate interactions between a wide range of research areas which, although seemingly distant, share several aspects either on the description of fundamental physics, on the basic phenomena besides light – matter interaction or on possible fabrication methods and applications, in order to foster cross-fertilization and stimulate new ways to exploit the light-driven phenomena which at a fundamental level trigger photorefractivity. The topics of this conference will include: -Nonlinear light-matter interaction and applications: wave mixing, ultrafast processes, beam propagation dynamics, solitons, light beam interactions, frequency conversion (UV, VIS, IR, THz), optical limiting and modulation, self-organization and spatio-temporal dynamics, nonlinear plasmonics. -Photorefractive and hybrid materials: Inorganic, organic and hybrid materials for photorefraction and nonlinear optics; crystals, liquid crystals, polymers, nonlinear fibers, gain media; organic semiconductors, perovskites. -Materials micro- and nano-engineering: Ferroelectric domain patterning, microfabrication techniques, waveguides, resonators, metasurfaces and metamaterials, thin films, quantum dots, plasmonic structures, diffraction gratings. -Holography, optical and signal processing and imaging. Dynamic wavefront sensing, image processing, digital holography, displays, photon-correlation techniques, photoacoustics, electrooptics, spatial light modulation, adaptive optics. All-optical signal processing, data storage, analog computing. Integrated optical devices. Applications in astrophotonics, biophotonics… -Fundamentals and novel applications of charge and exciton generation and transport: microscopic modelling, self-localized charge states, bulk photovoltaic effect and photoferroelectrics. -Optical and optoelectronic manipulation: optical and photovoltaic tweezers, optofluidics, droplet manipulation. Nanoparticle trapping and patterning, photocatalysis. -Green photonics: Ferroelectrics and photovoltaics. Photorefractive and hybrid platforms for environmental challenges. Water and air pollutant sensing: detection and manipulation of micro- and nano-plastics, heavy metals, micro-organisms… -Optical analogues of complex phenomena: Optical lattices, waveguide arrays, optical analogies of quantum effects and curved space-time phenomena, fundamental physics. [More info]

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