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
Late Registration still open!

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Abstract review results were announced on 2nd July

The review by the Technical Committees of all abstracts submitted has been completed and decision emails were sent out on 2nd July, for both oral talks and poster presentations. If you submitted an abstract and have not yet received a decision email, please first check your junk mail folder, then contact info@photonicsireland2018.ie to let us know.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to Photonics Ireland 2018!



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, and the bios of the other invited speakers, in the Speakers section.



A number of companies and organisations have generously supported Photonics Ireland 2018, and the organisers are extremely grateful to them all. See the full list of our sponsors here, and don’t forget to visit the exhibition booths during the conference!


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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