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The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the XIIIth International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-IQEC) will take place from May 12 - 16, 2013 in Munich, Germany as part of the World of Photonics Congress.

The Congress will be the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers organized in Europe in 2013.

A full list of topics and committees can be viewed on the conference website at and we hope you will agree that the high quality of plenary, keynote, tutorial, invited speakers and short courses promises to make this conference the best!

The chairs now invite you to come to Munich during May 12 - 16, 2013 and participate in Europe's most exciting photonics and quantum electronics event. The historical and cultural atmosphere of Munich in May also provides a perfect environment for scientific and professional networking and is a tremendous source of scientific inspiration

Contributed papers can now be sent on line via Please remember the deadline for the submissions: January 16, 2013, 17:00 GMT

Submissions should consist of a 35-word abstract and a single A4 page summary in pdf format.

Conference topics cover a very wide spectrum of technical areas including laser development, new optical materials, nonlinear optics and nonlinear dynamics, ultrafast phenomena, telecommunications technologies, atom and quantum optics, quantum information, precision metrology, fibre optics, optical sensing, photonic crystals, nanophotonics and metamaterials etc. A particular highlight of the 2013 programme will be a series of special symposia surveying recent advances in the following emerging areas of:

  • Nuclear Photonics
  • Photonics for Defence and Security
  • Dynamics of Random Waves and Extreme Events
  • Quantum Coherent Effects in Biology
  • Superconducting Optics

The conference is organised by the European Physical Society and its Quantum Electronics and Optics Division(QEOD), in cooperation with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA).

The CLEO/Europe-IQEC conference series provides a unique European forum, offering informative reviews and discussing recent advances covering a wide spectrum of topics, from fundamental light-matter interactions and new sources of coherent light, to technology development, systems engineering and applications in industry and applied science.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!

With best regards,

W. Andrew Clarkson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom Mauro Nisoli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy CLEO/Europe General Chairs

Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany

Günter Steinmeyer, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany IQEC General Chairs

Reinhard Kienberger, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany CLEO/Europe-IQEC Local Chair