Motivation behind SCOP.

Optica (formerly OSA) student chapter of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad has been organizing annual conference, titled Student Conference on Optics and Photonics (SCOP) since 2015.

The conference addresses various topics in the vast spectrum of optics with major focus on non linear optics, quantum optics and ultrafast science. The primary purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for PhD and postdoctoral students to share and discuss their work with peers and experts in their respective fields. In addition, the conference provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking, which is beneficial in pursuing a scientific career.

Conference Overview

The conference for this year, SCOP-2021, will be held during 24-26 November, 2021 at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.

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Wide variety of topics under the umbrella of SCOP 2021.

Quantum Optics & Communtication

Quantum leap to achieve information security.

Quantum Metrology & sensing.

Long-distance data networking.

Ultrafast Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

Light matter interactions on shortest of timescales

Nonlinear Optics and Structured beam

Optics is much more than linear.


Invited speakers for this year's conference.

Dr. Robert Fickler

Tampere University

Dr. Varun Makhija

University of Mary Washington

Prof. Olga Smirnova

Max Born Institute

Dr. Eleni Diamanti

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Prof. Sudipta Maiti

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Dr. Xiongfeng Ma

Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

Dr. Basudev N. Roy

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras


University of Glasgow

Dr. Allan S. Johnson

The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Dr. Anindya Banerji

Center for Quantum Technologies

Dr. Ravi Hegde

Indian institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Prof. Prem B. Bisht

Indian institute of Technology, Madras

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Kushawaha

Physical Research Laboratory

Prof. Miguel A. Alonso

The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

Dr. Joyee Ghosh

Indian institute of Technology, Delhi

Prof. Greg Gbur

Department of Physics and Optical science

Prof. Mudit Srivastava

Physical Research Laboratory

Dr. Wagner Tavares Buono

University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Alfredo Sánchez

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

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Change is the only constant in Nature. Amidst the raging pandemic, the science cannot stop. In order to ensure the safety of all the people involved in the conference and to discuss science, we have decided to take help from technology and switch to webinar mode. The conference will be held on internet with presenters presenting from the safety of their homes and offices, while their science reaches the world. Invited talks will be presented on . Last date for registration is 23rd November, 2021. Refer to this link for Registeration. In case of any queries, contact us.

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