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Optics and Photonics 2006
Instructions to Presenters

Optics and Photonics 2006

This is the biennial conference of the Optics and Photonics Division (formerly the Applied Optics Division) that brings together researchers in the fields of the Optical, Materials and Characterisation, Instrument Science and Technology groups. A special issue of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics will be devoted to this conference. The programme will include focused sessions on:

•photonics and imaging in biology and medicine
•advanced imaging, microscopy and adaptive optics
•optical vortices
•optical tweezers
•diffractive optics
•fibre optic systems
•optical fibre sensors
•EUV and X-ray optics and sources
•structured optical materials
•optical environmental sensing
•optical diagnostic engineering
•instrumentation and measurement
•sensors and actuators
•optical techniques for materials characterisation
•Industrial technologies and materials processing

Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Instructions to Authors:

All authors who presented a paper or poster at an Optics and Photonics Division (OPD) session during Photon 06 are invited to submit a full research paper to the Photon 06 special issue to be published in Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics. Details about preparing your manuscript for submission can be found on our webpage at Papers can be submitted via this webpage or as an email attachment sent to Please clearly state that your manuscript is for the Photon 06 special issue. The submission deadline for the special issue is 31 October 2006 .
There are no page charges for publishing in Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics. We will aim to publish all papers online by June 2007. All papers submitted to the special issue will be reviewed in accordance with the usual guidelines and standards for the journal. If you have any questions concerning publishing in Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics please contact the publisher Claire Bedrock ( who will be happy to help.

Optics and Photonics 2006 will also encompass sessions of the Fringe Analysis Special Interest Group (FASIG). This is the latest in a series of national and international meetings dating back to 1985. It will be devoted to the latest innovations in interferometry, photomechanics and optical metrology, including their application to industrial measurement problems. Papers describing research in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

•new measurement and analysis techniques
•phase shifting and phase unwrapping
•high-speed measurements on solids and fluids
•micromeasurement techniques and applications
•shape measurement and 3D machine vision

A special issue of the journal Optics and Lasers in Engineering will be devoted to the best papers from the FASIG conference containing previously unpublished work. Authors of the selected extended abstracts will be invited to contribute full papers for this special issue.

Optics and Photonics Committee
Andy Harvey (Chair), (Heriot Watt University)
Andy Augousti (Kingston University)
Claire Bedrock (Institute of Physics Publishing)
Richard Dewhurst (UMIST)
Mike Green (AILU)
Peter Hodgeson (Corus Group)
Jonathan Huntley (Loughborough University)
John Laczik (Oxford University)
Mike Lalor (Liverpool John Moores University)
Lin Li (The University of Manchester)
Gordon Love (Durham University)
Martin McCall (Imperial College, London)
Dave McGloin (St Andrews University)
Andrew Moore (Heriot-Watt University)
Mark Neil (Imperial College, London)
Keith Powell (King's College, London)
David Kerr (Loughborough University)
Mike Ross (Alstom Power)
Patricia Scully (UMIST)
Peter Smith (Loughborough University)
Mike Somekh (Nottingham University)
Richard Stevens (NPL)
Mo Taghizadeh (Heriot Watt University)
Dave Towers (Heriot Watt University)
Ralph Tatam (Cranfield University)
Kenny Weir (Imperial College, London)

This is the 17th meeting of a famous series and is organised by the Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group of the Institute of Physics. The programme will include focused sessions on following subjects:

•dilute nitride semiconductors
•optical properties of nanostructures
•ultrafast processes in semiconductors
•semiconductor optoelectronics
•quantum information processing
•quantum degenerate gases
•coherent atom manipulation
•nonlinear optics
•computational physics
•nanophotonics and plasmonics
•microstructured photonic materials
•advances in laser science
•quantum optics

A special issue of the Journal in Modern Optics, containing peer-reviewed papers by the participants, will be devoted to the QEP-17 conference.

Journal of Modern Optics Instructions to Authors:
Submissions are welcomed from contributors to the QEP-17 meeting. These should be in the form of full papers and should be submitted in PDF format to
The deadline for this Special Issue is 31st October 2006.
All submissions will be refereed fully. Accepted papers will be collected into the QEP-17 Special Issue volume.

QEP-17 Committee
Allan Boardman (Chair) (University of Salford)
Gerald Buller (Vice-Chair) (Heriot-Watt University)
Jeremy Baumberg (University of Southampton)
John Collier (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Martin Dawson (University of Strathclyde)
Mark Fox (University of Sheffield)
Jeremy Frey (University of Southampton)
Denis Hall (Heriot-Watt University)
Ortwin Hess (University of Surrey)
Ed Hinds (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) Myungshik Kim (Queen's University Belfast)
Peter Knight (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)
Leslie Laycock (BAE Systems)
Scott McMeekin (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Harvey Rutt (University of Southampton)
Peter Smowton (University College of Wales, Cardiff)
Terence Shepherd (Qinetiq)
Nikolay Zheludev (University of Southampton)
Ian Walmsley (University of Oxford)



Please note that the bursary application process is now closed.

Instructions to Presenters

Oral Presentations
Each lecture theatre will be equipped as standard with the following audio-visual equipment:
•Data Projector
•PC / Laptop with PowerPoint facilities (Office XP and Windows XP) •Laser Pointer*

* Note only red laser pointers may be used.

Speakers wishing to use of additional audio-visual equipment or intending to present from a Macintosh computer are asked to contact Claire Garland ( prior to the conference.

Speakers are asked to introduce themselves to the chairperson at least 10 minutes before the start of the session. Speakers intending to use PowerPoint are requested to bring their presentations on CD or USB memory stick and preload them on PC located in the lecture theatre.

Speakers should save their presentation into the appropriate prenamed session folders preset on the desktop and files should be saved by speakers surname and initial. To optimise compatibility, particularly for the inclusion of multimedia components, PowerPoint presentations should have been saved using PowerPoint's “Package for CD” facility.

Direct connection of personal laptops (with set up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is an acceptable but not preferred alternative. Some of the lecture theatres are large, and speakers should use a minimum 15-point font size in PowerPoint slides to ensure legibility.

Speakers intending to use overhead transparencies should ensure that the slide is legible if held at arms length.

The arrangements for computer based presentations are firm, but speakers are reminded that it is always prudent to have a back up of their slides on overheads.

Duration of talks
Plenary lectures: 45 minutes (40 + 5 minutes for questions)
Invited lectures: 30 minutes (25 + 5 minutes for questions)
Contributed lectures: 15 minutes (12 + 3 minutes for questions)

Presenters are asked to prepare their talks to match the allocated times which will be rigidly enforced by session chairs. Digital clocks will be available in each lecture theatre.

Poster Presentations
Posters will be on display during three poster sessions. Each poster board measures 2.1m high x 1.2m wide (portrait) and is velcro compatible; posters must fit within these dimensions.Velcro will be provided.

Each poster has a unique poster number, a plan will be provided to assist poster presenters locate their board.

Poster Session 1 (P1) From 08:30 - 18:45 on Mon 4 Sept
Poster Session 2 (P2) From 08:30 - 18:45 on Tue 5 Sept
Poster Session 3 (P3) From 08:30 - 18:15 on Wed 6 Sept

All posters will be displayed in the exhibition area of the Renold Building. Each presenter is responsible for ensuring that their poster is displayed in the correct session on the board allocated, as specified in the conference programme.

Presenters should ensure that their poster is displayed by 09:00 on the day of their session, and is taken down before 19:00. Although organisers will endeavour to save poster material, no guarantee can be made for posters not removed at the correct times.

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