European Semiconductor Laser Workshop - Paris - September 18th & 19th 2014

Framework and objectives of the workshop

Following a long tradition, we are very pleased to inform you that the next European Semiconductor Laser Workshop will be held in Paris, on September 18th & 19th 2014, just before the 40th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) (21-25 Sept. 2014 in Cannes). The workshop will take place at École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Télécom ParisTech. The workshop provides the opportunity for informal discussions about recent advances and achievements in the field of semiconductor laser diodes, related devices and their applications. The workshop is arranged in the form of invited talks, contributed presentations, both oral and poster. We warmly welcome you to attend this workshop and promote fruitful discussions. .

Beside its outstanding technical interest mentioned above, the European Semiconductor Laser Workshop on the Butte-aux-Cailles will be also an unique immersion in the popular historic 19th century Paris, just before diving into the glamour of Cannes. The Butte-aux-Cailles (a name that could be translated into "quail hill", although it originates from its former landowner Pierre Caille, who bought a vineyard here in 1543) is a hilltop located downtown Paris. A now extinct mythic river, the Bièvre (from Latin 'Beaver'), once made this area important for the tannery and tissue trades. Today the Butte-aux-Cailles area assembles a young, trendy and festive Parisian population in its many small bars and restaurants and has managed to retain much of its village ambiance.

Venue and accommodation

  • Getting there: Télécom ParisTech
  • Accommodation: Accommodation near Télécom ParisTech
  • Waking tour of the "Butte-aux-Cailles: Butte-aux-Cailles
  • Topics

    The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
    * Novel material systems, structures, and technologies
    * Photonic crystal semiconductor lasers, nanoscale semiconductor lasers
    * Lasers on silicon
    * Laser physics and modelling
    * High power lasers
    * Short pulse lasers and mode-locked lasers
    * Surface emitting lasers
    * Long and short wavelength lasers, e.g. quantum cascade lasers, violet, blue, green, red lasers, frequency doubled lasers
    * Lasers for telecommunication
    * Laser integrated devices
    * Semiconductor optical amplifiers
    * All-optical processing using semiconductor lasers and amplifiers

    We are looking forward to meeting you at the workshop!

    The Organizing Committee.

    Invited speakers

    • Pr. Professor Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University - U.S.A.: Biography:'First demonstration of RT, CW high efficiency THz lasers based on DFG -QCL'
    • Pr. Anne Tropper, University of Southampton - England: Biography 'Progress of femtosecond semiconductor laser research'
    • Pr. Carlo Sirtori, Université Paris Diderot - France: Web page: 'Superradiant mid-infrared optoelectronic devices'
    • Dr. Frederic Van Dijk, III-V Lab, a joint Laboratory of "Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs", "Thales Research & Technology" and "CEA-LETI" - France: Web page: 'Integration of laser sources on InP for microwave to millimeter wave applications'
    • Dr. Fabrice Raineri, CNRS Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures - France: Web page: 'Hybrid InP on SOI Nanolasers and memories'
    • Dr. Guilhem De Valicourt, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs - USA: 'Integrated transmitters for cost-sensitive network'

    Registration & abstract submission

    • Registration: please click on the following link to register:Azur Colloque
    • Workshop registration fees are 140 € + 20 € (optional) for the dinner organized in a restaurant on Sept. 18th: payment will be soon possible through the link Azur Colloque
      To submit a contribution, send an email to and provide us with a title and the list of authors before end of July.
      Send your abstract before the 31st of August. Use the template (maximum 2 pages).
      The workshop will start at 10 am on September 18th. A conference dinner will be organized after the closure of the day (7 pm, September 18th).