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ICOM 2015

The 4th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices, 31st August-4th September 2015, Budva, Montenegro.

The Organizing Committee would like to invite You to the 4th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM 2015) which is to be held in Budva, Montenegro, from 31st August to 4th September 2015, and is organized by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Blaise Pascal (France) and IRCP Chimie Paristech.

The 4th Edition of ICOM Conference will celebrate 2015 - International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative crosscutting discipline of science in the 21st century. The special conference session will highlight the importance of light and light-based technologies in everyday lives, for the futures, and for the development of society.

The ICOM 2015 Conference brings together scientists and technology users who investigate or develop materials for optical applications. The conference presents the state of the art in preparation methods, optical characterization and usage of optical materials and devices in various photonic fields.

Host city and Venue:

Hotel Tara, Budva, Montenegro

ICOM 2015 program

ICOM 2015 Book of Abstracts

ICOM 2012

The 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2012) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) from 2 to 6 September 2012.

The conference was organized by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Paris (France), and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Optical Society of America. ICOM2012 was a follow-up to the two previous, successful ICOM conferences held in Herceg Novi in 2006 and 2009.

The conference stressed the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered, and their impact on the optical properties were detailed in several presentations. This volume contains selected contributions of speakers and participants of the ICOM2012 conference. The conference provided a unique opportunity for about 200 scientists from 32 countries to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials. During the three and half days, 21 invited talks and 52 contributed lectures were given, with a special event in memory of our dear colleague Professor Dr Tsoltan Basiev (Russia). In addition, 183 posters were presented and the two Young Scientist Awards were announced at the closing ceremony.
The 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2012) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) from 2 to 6 September 2012.

The conference was organized by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Paris (France), and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Optical Society of America. ICOM2012 was a follow-up to the two previous, successful ICOM conferences held in Herceg Novi in 2006 and 2009.

The conference stressed the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered, and their impact on the optical properties were detailed in several presentations. This volume contains selected contributions of speakers and participants of the ICOM2012 conference. The conference provided a unique opportunity for about 200 scientists from 32 countries to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials. During the three and half days, 21 invited talks and 52 contributed lectures were given, with a special event in memory of our dear colleague Professor Dr Tsoltan Basiev (Russia). In addition, 183 posters were presented and the two Young Scientist Awards were announced at the closing ceremony.

ICOM2012 Book of abstracts
ICOM_2012_program

  • The 3rd International Conference on Physics of Optical Materials and Devices ICOM 2012 was held in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, at the Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation.
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ICOM 2009

The second International Conference on Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2009) was held in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) from August 27th until August 30th, 2009. The conference was a follow-up of the first edition organized in 2006. The conference was organized by the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (France) and supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Foreign Office Agency in France. The success of the first conference encouraged the organization of the second meeting once again in Herceg Novi and this time the number of participants was two times greater.
During the three and half days about 160 scientists and graduate students from more than 30 countries were gathered to attend this workshop appreciating very much the informal atmosphere, the warm hospitality, and the excellent scientific level. During the conference, 19 invited talks and 49 lectures were presented with a special event in memoriam of two our dear colleagues Olivier Guillot–Noel and Yvan Lorgeré. In addition, 157 posters were presented and the two Young Scientist Awards were announced at the closing ceremony.The conference covered the following topics: bulk materials and ceramics; physical processes; optical processes and mechanisms; biophotonics; laser applications; functional materials; solar cells and photons management. In addition, a satellite workshop on low dimensional structures and materials was held with an emphasis on the materials and phenomena in restricted geometries.

Most of the papers selected for publication in the special issue of Optical Materials 32 (12) 2010. deal with the optical properties of materials in different forms (crystalline, glass, nanopowders, nanorods, films as well as hybrids and polymers). The organizers thank all the authors for their important research contribution presented at the ICOM 2009 Conference. We would like to express our acknowledgments to all reviewers with a special thankfulness to Prof. Georges Boulon, Editor- in-Chief of the Optical Materials, for accepting the publication of selected papers in a special issue of the journal. We wish to express our gratitude to the members of the ICOM Scientific Advisory Committee and Organizing Committee for their excellent work and commitment to the success of ICOM2009.

  • All accepted abstracts of registered participants were published in the Proceedings of ICOM 2009, while 27 selected papers were published in the special issue of Optical Materials journal.

ICOM BOOK of abstracts 2009

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ICOM 2006

The first International Conference on Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM) was held in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) from August 31st till September 2nd, 2006. The conference was organized by the Vinča Institute (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (France) and supported by Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Foreign Office Agency in France.The conference aimed at providing a forum for scientists in optical materials to debate on:•     science and technology of optical materials processing (bulk and nanocrystals);
•     rare earth and transition metal activated materials for optoelectronic applications;
•     recent progress in solid-state laser materials and their new applications;
•     new functionalized optical materials (hybrids and polymers);
•     physical properties of optical materials (magnetic, dielectric, mechanical);
•     characterization of optical materials;
•     photo-induced processes and laser-material interactions;
•     photoacoustic and photothermal spectroscopy.

The conference stressed out the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators, and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered and their impact on the optical properties was detailed in several presentations.

The conference provided a unique opportunity for scientists from 17 countries gathered together to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials with researchers from the Republic of Serbia. This international conference was organized in a workshop style with 12 invited lectures given by leading scientists, 33 contributed lectures and 70 posters. About 85 scientists participated in the conference.

Most of the papers selected for publication in the special issue of Optical Materials 30 (7) 2008. deal with the optical properties of materials in crystalline form (8 contributions), glass form (3), nanopowders and nanorods (11), films (10) as well as hybrids and polymers (4) and theoretical formalism (8).

We would like to thank all the authors for their important research contribution presented at the ICOM 2006 Conference. We would like to express our acknowledgments to all reviewers with a special thankfulness to Prof. Georges Boulon, Editor in Chief of the journal, for accepting the publication of selected papers in a special issue of Optical Materials. We wish to express our gratitude to the members of the ICOM Scientific advisory committee for their work and suggestions.

Conference Prog ICOM2006

The Conference Program of the 1st  International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices.

ICOM 2006 Book of Abstracts
All accepted abstracts of registered participants were published in the Proceedings of ICOM 2006, while 43 selected papers were published in the special issue of Optical Materials journal.
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