International Workshop on Optics and Photonics Inaugurates


Five days international workshop on Optics and Photonics, organized by the Department of Physics Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) inaugurated here on Monday. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together the ICO-ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award winners and other leading scientists from around the world, working in the area of Optics and Photonics.

QAU Vice Chancellor, Dr. Javed Ashraf while addressing the inaugural session said the conference would be helpful to promote new ideas, discuss latest research trends and share the innovative work in the field of Physics. He appreciated the efforts of the organizers and welcomed the participants including the international students from Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Russia and china.

Dr. Imrana Ashraf, Chief Organizer of the workshop said the activity has been designed to promote light sciences and applications within Pakistan’s scientific community including its students. She said the workshop structure will allow students and young researchers to meet and interact informally with the plenary speakers and others international participants. She also thanked the Joseph Niemela, ICTP, Italy, Prof. Miguel Alonso, University of Rochester, Prof. Ali-Reza Mouradi, University of Zanjan, Prof. Parviz Elahi, University of Bilkent, Prof. Humberto Cabrera, Institute of Scientific Research, Venezuela for sparing time and attending the workshop.

Dr. Imrana Ashraf said that in addition to the lectures, there will be practical training with laboratories covering a variety of topics, including the basis of optics, information processing, and Fourier optics and laser spectroscopy. The topics including Classical Optics, Quantum Optics, Atom Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Engineering, Fiber Optics, Optoelectronic Devices, Laser Spectroscopy, Optical imaging would be discussed. The workshop will be concluded on December 15, 2017.


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