General Information

International Conference Laser Optics takes place biennially in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This is a traditional scientific event in the field of laser physics, optics, and photonics. 19th International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO 2020) will be held online from 2 to 6 November, 2020.

ICLO 2020 technical program includes selected topic symposium, as well as plenary, parallel and poster sessions. Distinguished plenary and invited speakers will present state-of-the-art developments in each of the conference topic categories:

• Solid State Lasers
• Semiconductor Lasers, Materials and Applications
• Lasers and Systems for Imaging, Green Photonics and Sustainability
• High-Power Lasers
• Free Electron Lasers
• Super-Intense Light Fields
• Optical Nanomaterials
• Quantum Optics
• Nonlinear Photonics
• Laser Beam Control
• Lasers in Medicine

Additionally, the Conference will host the 6th International Symposium on Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics.

Key Dates

Start Paper Submission   November 21, 2019
Extended Paper Submission Deadline   January 23, 2020, midnight Paris time
Authors Notification via Email   March 12, 2020
Postdeadline Submission Deadline   March 26, 2020

One page summaries, as submitted by the authors, of all accepted peer-reviewed papers that meet IEEE quality review standards may be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

In 2018 ICLO attracted more than 1000 attendees, and nearly 800 presentations from 35 countries. The proceedings are available at IEEE Xplore.

English will be the official language of the Conference.

ICLO 2020 is organized by Fund for Laser Physics, technically co-sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society and supported by the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers) of St. Petersburg.


The conference ICLO 2020  is financially supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) (Project # 20-02-20005\20).


The Conference is supported by the Russian Science Foundation RSF (Project # 19-72-30004).

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