Welcome to the Photonics Ireland Conference 2018

The biennial Photonics Ireland conference series is the premier event for photonics research in Ireland, running since 2007. It covers a wide range of topics in Photonics, including:

  • Photonic Materials
  • Photonic Devices
  • Photonic Integration & Packaging
  • Nanophotonics & Plasmonics
  • Laser-Material & Laser-Plasma Interactions
  • Imaging
  • Biophotonics & Optical Sensing
  • Optical Communications & Networks
  • Quantum Optics & Quantum Technologies
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship
Conference registration is now open!
Register before 30th May 2018 to avail of the early-bird rate.

See here for registration details.


Abstract submission is now open! Submission deadline 30th April 2018.

See here for submission details.



Photonics Ireland 2018 will be held on:

3-5 September 2018 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

The break with the traditional biennial format is to avoid clashing with ECOC2019, which will be held in Dublin in 2019. The Photonics Ireland 2018 conference is co-organised by Cork Institute of Technology and Maynooth University, with co-chairs:


Plenary Speakers

The three plenary speakers have been confirmed. They are:

  • Prof. Malte Gather (University of St Andrews UK)
  • Prof. Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr. Joost van Kerkhof (LioniX International, NL)

See their bios in the Speakers section. Details of further speakers will be added as they are confirmed.



If you are a photonics company or organisation, the Photonics Ireland Conference is a great promotion opportunity – reach the entire Irish photonics community at one event! You can hire an exhibition booth, and/or sponsor a session or prize. See our sponsorship options here.


Stay informed

This website will continue to be updated with further information as it becomes available – check back regularly. To be kept up-to-date on the latest information on Photonics Ireland 2018, sign up to the mailing list here:

Subscribe to the Photonics Ireland mailing list: http://eepurl.com/c_QOrb

Follow us on Twitter: @PhotonicsIre18

Or you can contact the Organising Committee at: info@photonicsireland2018.ie

We look forward to seeing you all in Cork in September!


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