4 - 7 December 2017 Queenstown, NZ

Post-Deadline Submission open until 10 November

Registration now open

Welcome from the Conference Chair

The 3rd Australian New Zealand Conference on Optics (ANZCOP) will take place in Queenstown, 4 December to 7 December 2017, following on from previous conferences in Adelaide, 2015, and Perth, 2013. ANZCOP 2017 incorporates the Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT). ANZCOP 2017 is the third such conference, and is run under the auspices of the Australian Optical Society and the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies. ANZCOP aims to bring together the Australian and New Zealand research community in Optical and Quantum Technologies which have been developed strongly in recent decades.

Optics and photonics research continues to be a dynamic and exciting field or research internationally and within Australasia where we have a diversity of both theoretical and experimental research groups working in the area. It can be used to ask and answer fundamental questions about quantum mechanics and atomic physics and to probe chemical reactions, to make new types of chemical and environmental sensors, new biological sensors and medical diagnostics and devices, better computers and communications systems, better fundamental standards and metrology, and even to measure elusive ripples in the curvature of space-time.

I warmly invite you to attend ANZCOP 2017 held in Queenstown, New Zealand from Monday 4 December to Thursday 7 December. ANZCOP 2017 will include a wide variety of plenary talks, including the Advanced LIGO project and the latest developments in bio-photonics, and a plenary by the 2017 Frew Fellow: Professor Albert Polman FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Please join us in Queenstown for ANZCOP 2017.

Sincerely,
John Harvey

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