The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics - PHOTONICS, is a premier conference in the emerging areas of Photonic science and technologies. The first Photonics conference (then named as CEOT-92 and later re-christened as Photonics) was held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in 1992. Since then the conference is being organized biennially in different parts of the country. Photonics 94, 96, 98, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 were organized by IISc Bangalore, TIFR Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, CUSAT Cochin, Univ. of Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Kharagpur (jointly with Univ. of Calcutta and CGCRI), and it has evolved to the leading forum and presently acknowledged as one of the most important conference in this area.
PHOTONICS-2016 is the thirteenth biennial international conference that will be held at IIT Kanpur from Dec. 04 – 08, 2016. The conclusion of the International Year of Light-2015 (IYL 2015) has significantly impacted scientific, industrial and academic communities in terms of awareness about how light based technologies influence our daily lives including enabling instant access to the Internet. PHOTONICS-2016 would continue to focus on this theme and extend its reach through deeper penetration amongst students and young researchers. The program will include pre conference short courses to be delivered by well-known experts on emerging topics in Optics and Photonics. This will provide an opportunity to discover recent technical advances, promote information exchange and ideas towards innovations through interaction with research and technology pioneers from across the globe.
Students are encouraged to submit papers with newest research results for possible acceptance after peer review and compete for several student awards on offer.