PECS VIII ~ The 8th International Photonic & Electromagnetic Crystal Structures Meeting

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PECS VIII ~ APRIL 5-9, 2009
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APRIL 5-9, 2009
Dockside Venue

Professor Ben Eggleton

CUDOS - The University of Sydney

Professor Yuri Kivshar
The Australian National University

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APRIL 5-9, 2009


Registration for PECS-VIII is open.

Abstract submission for Poster selection continues until February 1, 2009


Professor Ben Eggleton,

Convenor eMail
CUDOS, The University of Sydney

Professor Yuri Kivshar

The Australian National University

Dr Chris Walsh,

The University of Sydney, LOC


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Major Sponsors of PECS-VIII


The University of Sydney

USydSchool of Physics,
The University of Sydney

The New South Wales Government


The Australian National University

AFSORUnited States Air Force Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AROAsian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD)

We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AFOSR/AOARD), and US Army ITC-PAC Asian Research Office (ARO).


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PECS-IX ~ SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2010

Granada, Spain

Cefe Lopez - Director


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Post-Deadine Session - Please find the schedule of this session as a

Congratulations to our Poster and Oral Prize winners

RAITH Poster prizes

1st prize, AUD500:

  • Michael Thiel, Universitaet Karlsruhe (poster no. 107)

2 ex aequo 2nd prizes, AUD250 each:

  • Yinan Zhang, Harvard University (poster no. 153)
  • Sangwoo Ha, The Australian National University (poster no. 48)

CUDOS Oral prizes

1st prize, AUD500:

  • Aniwat Tandaechanurat, The University of Tokyo (oral no. 92)

2 ex aequo 2nd prizes, AUD250 each:

  • Jens Niegemann, Universitaet Karlsruhe (oral no. 187)
  • Iris Bergmair, Profactor GmbH (oral no. 180)

April, 2009



One-Day Registration is now open on-line. Please register on-line and then eMail the secretariat to confirm which day you will attend.

Scientist: AUD400
Student: AUD300

There are a few tickets remaining for the Harbour Cocktail Cruise and the Conference Dinner. Check the box with registration or eMail the Secretariat to add to your existing registration account.

March 2009

  • On-Line Program
  • Registration remains open - there are about 35 places remaining
  • Post-Deadline oral session is open (please see details below)
  • Hotel bookings open. The hotel have retained the conference rate for the last bookings for the meeting. (See hotels page)
  • Abstract submission is closed. Poster Sessions are full.

February 2009

The Program Committee is planning to include a Post-Deadline oral session in the conference Program that will allow attendees to present their most recent and exiting research results. Details relating to submission below; letter from the Convenor, here...

Submission and selection procedure

  1. The presenting author must be a fully registered and financial attendee of PECS-VIII
  2. Submissions are limited to a maximum of 2 A4 pages and must follow the style guide available on the conference website
  3. Submissions must be detailed and should clearly demonstrate the importance and urgency of the result. Vague or qualitative abstracts will not be successful.
  4. Submissions must be in .pdf form and should be submitted by 12 pm, GMT on Wednesday 1 April, 2009. Please eMail to A/ Prof Michael Steel.
  5. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  6. A maximum of 5 papers will be accepted for presentation. A smaller number may be accepted at the discretion of the program committee.
  7. Successful submissions will be posted at the meeting during the afternoon of Monday 6 April, 2009.
  8. The session will run from 2.35 to 3.35 pm on Thursday 9 April. Talks will be strictly limited to 12 minutes in length with 3 (additional) minutes for questions.

January 2009

  • Oral Program now posted to Website!
  • Early Bird Registration remains open
  • Abstract submission for Poster presentations continues until February 1, 2009
  • Registration details | Register on-line
  • Database Access (once registered)

December 2008
With the Australian dollar exchange rate, PECS-VIII is a very affordable international meeting!

  • There are limited places available at the meeting and we invite your early Abstract Submisson
  • Notification of selection for Oral presentation by: December 30, 2008

Photonic and electromagnetic crystals offer unprecedented control of photons and have emerged as an important new class of optical materials. Continued developments in the analysis and calculation of photonic crystals, as well as rapid advances in nano-fabrication techniques, have enabled us to design and prototype ever more intricate and functional photonic crystal structures and devices. Novel photonic nanostructure devices such as ultrasmall channel add/drop filtering devices, new type of lasers and photonic fibers are developing rapidly. Construction of fully three dimensional photonic crystals continues to be an important aim for the development of photonic chips.

Over the past several years, even more exciting opportunities have arisen from the study of periodic structures. Metamaterials have offered a wealth of new phenomena, including negative refractive index, superlensing and cloaking. Slowing and stopping light inside of photonic crystals is also being investigated.

Materials for fabricating photonic crystals are also expanding into all classes: organic, metallic, ceramic, magnetic, and dielectric. Combination of desirable properties and phenomena, such as nonlinearity and luminescence, from a wide variety of materials promises to bring about new and exciting applications. In PECS-VIII, we will review the significant advances in the field and, most importantly, discuss future directions of photonic crystal research.

Abstract submisson for Poster presentation

Submission continues open until February 1, 2009

Topics to be considered at PECS-VIII in Sydney, include:

  • 3D photonic crystals
  • Photonic crystal components, integrated circuits and systems
  • Meta-materials and negative-index structures
  • Plasmonic and metal-dielectric periodic structures
  • Photonic crystal fibers
  • Dispersion engineering in photonic crystals: Super-collimation, super-lenses, super-prism
  • Nonlinear optics and tunability in photonic crystals
  • Photonic crystal lasers
  • Theoretical and modeling techniques
  • Disordered, random and quasi photonic crystals
  • Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics in photonic crystals
  • Slow light in photonic crystals
  • Optofluidics and sensing in photonic crystals
  • Novel fabrication and materials
  • Photonic crystals in nature
  • End-user perspective: Opportunities and applications of photonic crystals, meta-materials and plasmonics

Early Bird Registration closes Friday 6th March, 2009

Abstract submission for Poster presentations continues until then

Close of on-Line Registration: March 22, 2009

Local Organising Committee

Professor Ben Eggleton, Convenor, The University of Sydney

Professor Yuri Kivshar, Convenor, The Australian National University, Canberra

Professor Lindsay Botten, The University of Technology, Sydney

Professor Ross McPhedran, The University of Sydney

Assoc. Professor Michael Steel, Macquarie University, Sydney

Dr Chris Walsh, The University of Sydney

Dr Christian Grillet, The University of Sydney

Dr Christelle Monat, The University of Sydney

Dr Adel Rahmani, University of Technology, Sydney

International Organising Committee

Professor Richard Blaikie (New Zealand)

Professor Che Ting Chan (Hong Kong)

Professor Shanhui Fan (USA)

Professor Yong Hee-Lee (Korea)

Professor Thomas Krauss (UK)

Professor Susumu Noda (Japan)

Professor Costas Soukoulis (Greece)

Dr Pierre Viktorovitch (France)

Professor Martin Wegener (Germany)

Professor Eli Yablonovitch (USA)


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We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference:
United States Air Force, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AFOSR/AOARD)

PECS VIII ~ The 8th Photonic & Electromagnetic Crystal Structures Meeting. The committee reserves the right to change the program and exhibition without notice.

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