• International Conference
    on Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems

    16 - 20 September 2019
    St. Petersburg, Russia

General information

OECS 2019 follows a series of successful past meetings, which occurred approximately every two years since it first started in 1987 in Rome (Italy). Afterwards the conference was held at Naxos (Sicily, Italy, 1991), Montpellier (France, 1993), Cortona (Italy, 1995), Gottingen (Germany, 1997), Ascona (Switzerland, 1999), Montpellier (France, 2001), Lecce (Italy, 2003), Southampton (UK, 2005), Patti (Sicily, Italy, 2007), Madrid (Spain, 2009), Paris (France, 2011), Rome (Italy, 2013), Jerusalem (Israel, 2015), Bath (UK, 2017).

The Conference brings together internationally leading scientists and many young researchers working on a broad range of scientific topics related to optics of excitons in confined systems. The Conference's main goal is to discuss in-depth new important results and future directions in the existing as well as in the emerging areas of research. To ensure an exciting conference program with the latest developments, a considerable portion of the invited talks will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Traditionally OECS conferences run without parallel sessions in order to allow sufficient time for stimulating efficient interactions between scientists and their engaging in the exchange of relevant trends and novel ideas.

The OECS 2019 conference will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on the basis of Ioffe Institute and ITMO University. The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 as an imperial capital, nowadays it is considered a cultural capital of Russia. The center of Saint-Petersburg, including the Hermitage and related groups of monuments, constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Conference topics are listed below.

Topics

  • Excitons in semiconductor nanocrystals and nanoplatelets
  • Optics of excitons in quantum wires and dots
  • Excitons in perovskites
  • Excitons in photonic and plasmonic structures
  • Novel polariton systems, polariton condensates, devices
  • Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons
  • Excitons in organic nanostructures and cavities
  • Spin physics and applications of excitons and polaritons
  • Quantum optics, single spin and coherent control of excitons
  • Excitons in emerging two-dimensional materials
  • Exciton-mediated optomechanics in confined systems

OECS-2019 announcement (pdf)

Organizers

  • Conference Chair
    Ivan Shelykh
    (ITMO University & University of Iceland)

  • Program Committee Chair
    Eugene Ivchenko
    (Ioffe Institute)

  • Organizing Committee Chair
    Ivan Iorsh
    (ITMO University)

  • Conference Secretary
    Evgenia Cherotchenko
    (ITMO University)

Advisory Committee

Lucio Claudio Andreani, Universita degli studi di Pavia, Italy
Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Israel Bar-Joseph, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge, UK
Manfred Bayer, Universitat Dortmund, Germany
Benoit Deveaud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland
Pawel Hawrylak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Eugene Ivchenko, Ioffe Institute, Russia
Jacek Kossut, Instytut Fizyki PAN, Poland
Vincenzo Savona, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland
Duncan Steel, University of Michigan, USA
Luis Vina, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Paul Voisin, CNRS, France

Program Committee


Thierry Amand, CNRS, France
Jacqueline Bloch, CNRS, France
Alexander Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Jonathan Finley, TU-Munich, Germany
Brian Gerardot, Heriot-Watt University, UK
David Gershoni, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Mikhail Glazov, Ioffe Institute, Russia
Sven Hofling, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Ivan Ignatiev, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia
Atac Imamoglu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Alexey Kavokin, University of Southampton, UK

Israel Bar Joseph, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Dmitry Krizhanovskii, University of Sheffield, UK
Vladimir Kulakovskii, ISSP, Russia
Pavlos Lagoudakis, University of Southampton, UK
Efrat Lifshitz, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Maurice Skolnick, University of Sheffield, UK
Dmitry Skyrabin, University of Bath, UK
Robert Suris, Ioffe Institute, Russia
Alexander Tartakovskii, University of Sheffield, UK
Richard Warburton, University of Basel, Switzerland
Dmitry Yakovlev, TU-Dortmund, Germany

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers


regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Christian Schneider

University of Würzburg, Germany

Spin- and polarization properties of exciton-polaritons based on atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides
Vincenzo Savona

EPFL, Switzerland

Emergent quantum criticality in driven-dissipative cavity arrays
Valerii Zapasskii

Spin Optics Laboratory, Russia

Polarization-noise analysis of an ensemble of emitters: an example of the exciton-polariton laser emission
Dario Ballarini

CNR Nanotech, Italy

BKT phases and Bogolubov dispersions in cavities with long polariton lifetimes
Anna Rodina

Ioffe Institute, Russia

Theory of exciton radiative recombination and its polarization in ensemble of colloidal nanocrystals
Dmitri Yakovlev

TU Dortmund, Germany

Spin phenomena in colloidal nanocrystals
Leonid Golub

Ioffe Institute, Russia

Non-linear optical spectroscopy in transition metal dichalcogenides from their electronic properties
Loïc Lanco

University Paris Diderot, France

A cavity-based spin-photon interface
Mark Fox

University of Sheffield, UK

Integrated Quantum Photonics with Quantum Dots
Ilya Akimov

TU Dortmund, Germany

Routing the emission by a magnetic field via exciton-plasmon interaction
Alexey Chernikov

University of Regensburg, Germany

Coulomb physics in 2D semiconductors
Wang Yao

The University of Hong Kong, China

Moire exciton in 2D semiconductors
Sebastian Klembt

University of Würzburg, Germany

Exciton-Polariton Topological Insulator
Gabriele Rainò

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Perovskite Nanocrystals as Quantum Light Sources: From Single Photon Emission to Superfluorescence
Martin Kroner

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Polaron-Polaritons in the Integer and Fractional Quantum Hall Regimes
Oleksandr Kyriienko

ITMO University, Russia /
NORDITA, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Sweden

Highly nonlinear optical response for organic polaritons: the dominance of phase space filling effects
Cedric Robert

INSA Toulouse, France

Control of the exciton radiative lifetime in van der Waals heterostructures
Tomasz Smolenski

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations in optical conductivity of monolayer MoSe2



Registration to the conference




Registration fee

Regular 400 EUR or 28400 RUB




Student 250 EUR or 17750 RUB




The participants, who are the postdocs or professors in Russian universities only, can apply for a discount. Please note that this discount is not applicable for students and PhD-students. For the details please contact the conference secretary via echerotchenko@gmail.com

Conference program

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Submission is closed


Important Dates:

  • December 1, 2018 - Abstract Submission Opening
  • March 20, 2019 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 12 April 2019 - Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 June 2019 - Notification of Acceptance

  • September 16-20, 2019 - OECS 2019

Venue

The conference venue is Hotel Moscow located at Alexander Nevsky sq, 2, St. Petersburg.

Visa

Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

Please note that we only consider visa invitations for those participants who have submitted their papers abstracts (paper upload) and have paid registration fee.

A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa (for almost all foreign visitors). The deadline for the Business Visa support from the conference organizers is June 30, 2018.

The visa application rules are different for different types of visas and also depend on country of residence of the applicant:

I. VISA-free entry:

Country of residence:
Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Fiji, Montenegro, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea

II. VISA (you need VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT)

II.I EU-citizens (except for citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation issued by ITMO University- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by ITMO University takes about 5 working days. The invitation letter from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation could take 3 weeks of more.

II.II NON-EU CITIZENS (and citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate “an official letter of invitation from the hosting organization registered with either the Russian Ministry of the Interior with its local offices or the Russian Foreign Ministry with its regional representatives”, i.e. issued by the Federal Migration Service- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by Federal Migration Service takes about 3 weeks.

Please use following form to receive letter of invitation from conference organizers.

For getting VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT please complete the following steps:

• Prepare a scanned copy of two adjacent pages of your passport which contain your photo, passport number and expiration date. Recommended resolution is 150–300 dpi; file formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff, pdf. Please note that size of the uploaded file must not exceed 16Mb.

Extra documents:

  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (in a case of spouse being accompanying person)
  • Copy of Residence (in a case of living outside the Country of Nationality)

• Attach the scanned copy when registering through the form.

• Repeat the above steps for all accompanying persons (please DO NOT omit affiliation, position, address and fax of the institution FOR EMPLOYED, STUDENTS and PUPILS).

• Wait for the response from Organizing Committee

The same information is required for each of accompanying person.

Please, also check that yours and your accompanying persons' medical insurance is valid in Russia.


NECESSARY DATA FOR VISA APPLICATION
(Required in local Russian consulate during visa application)

Full name: Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Abbreviated name: ITMO University

FSRN: 1027806868154

TIN: 7813045547

 

Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

Contact info

199034, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Birjevaja line V.O., 14

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Department

Conference secretary Dr. Evgenia Cherotchenko

Telephone: +7 952 201 8017

e-mail: echerotchenko@gmail.com