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Quantum Electronics and Photonics

UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics

Optics & Laser Europe

Department of Trade and Industry

northwest development agency

thr Taylor & Francis group

the University of Manchester, Photon science Institute

the Rank Prize Fund

association of industrial laser users

BAE Systems

IOP Emerging Technology Programme




the IEE

industrial visual association

the Scottish Optoelectronics Association

the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum


Welcome to Photon 06

Photon06 1st Call (PDF)
Photon06 2nd Call (PDF)
Photon06 Programme and Registration Document (PDF)
Photon06 Programme and Handbook (PDF)

Photon06 is the largest optics event in the UK and the third in the series; following Photon02 in Cardiff and Photon04 in Glasgow.. Photon06 will be held on 3 - -7 September 2006 at the University of Manchester.

The meeting will comprise:
· Optics and Photonics 2006: the biennial conference of the Optics and Photonics Division of the Institute of Physics. The conference includes sessions representing the Groups of the Division, and from the Fringe Analysis Special Interest Group.

· QEP-17: the latest in the series of conferences initiated in 1973 by the Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group of the Institute of Physics.

· An Industry Technology Programme: sessions of particular interest to those in the optics industry.

· An exhibition of the latest optics and photonics technology

· Tutorials


Photon06 is organised by the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics - the UKCPO. The UKCPO is the organisation that represents the national photonics and optics community: manufacturers, researchers, industry, universities and government.

Membership is open to all professional bodies, learned societies, trade associations, industry cluster groups and all similar organisations with interests in photonics and optics. Current members include the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association, the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum, the Photonics Cluster, BAE Systems (Sowerby research laboratory), the Fibreoptic Industry Association, the UK Industrial Vision Association, the Association of Industrial Lasers Users, EPSRC and the DTI.

To find out more about UKCPO and their activities, please visit

For details on how to become a member please contact the UKCPO Secretary, Chris Gracie


UKCPO President and Chair Photon06
Julian Jones (Heriot-Watt University)

UKCPO Vice-President, Deputy Chair Photon06, Chair QEP-17 and Local Organiser
Allan Boardman (Salford University)

UKCPO Executive Secretary and Exhibition Organiser
Chris Gracie (Scottish Optoelectronics Association)

Deputy Chair Photon06, Chair Optics and Photonics 2006
Andy Harvey (Heriot-Watt University)

Conference Co-ordinator
Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani (Institute of Physics)

ITP Co-ordinator
Dipali Chauhan (The Institute of Physics)

Programme Co-ordinator
Claire Garland (Institute of Physics)


G Assanto (National Institute for Physics, University of Rome, Italy)
Michael Berry (Bristol University, UK)
Dmitry Budker (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Chris Dainty (National University of Ireland,Galway, Ireland) Christian David (Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland)
Jesper Glückstad (Risĝ National Laboratory, Denmark)
Jim Hough (Glasgow University, UK)
Werner Jüptner (BIAS, Bremen, Germany)
Yuri Kivshar (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) Peter Knight (Imperial College, London, UK)
Roy Pike (Kings College, London, UK)
Roman Pisarev (Ioffe, Physico-Technical Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
Wilson Sibbett (St Andrews University, UK)
Anatoly Snigirev (ESRF, France)
A P Sukhorukov (Moscow State University, Russia)
Peter Woods (National Physical Laboratory, UK)
Ewan Wright (Optical Sciences Center, Arizona, USA)

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Photon 06 is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the EPSRC, as well as all the key UK organisations of the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics (UKCPO).

4-7 September 2006, University of Manchester

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