21st Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter

17th–18th November 2016
Ghent, Belgium

Welcome to the website of the 21st Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, which is organized by the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University.

This year you are proudly invited to explore the exciting advances in the field of photonics in the Benelux region's symposium taking place at Ghent University between 17th-18th November 2016. The opening session of the symposium on Thursday the 17th will be followed by lectures given by invited speakers and the first poster session. On Friday the 18th, the program will include a mix of invited and contributed talks, and the second poster session.

Apart from the scientific activities included in the symposium's program, there will be excellent opportunities to socialize and add distinguished scientists and industry experts to your professional network.

Students attending the symposium can have their 2016 IEEE membership totally refunded in case of a first year membership.

The following invited speakers will present their talks on the symposium:

Prof. Eli Kapon Prof. Guy Millot Dr. Jeroen Koelemeij Dr. Chris Broderick
EPFL, Switzerland Université de Bourgogne, France VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands University of Bristol, UK
Long-wavelength semiconductor VCSELs

Electro-optic dual comb spectroscopy


Accurate fiber-optic time and frequency distribution for enhanced terrestrial timing and positioning systems


Dilute bismide semiconductor alloys: a new material platform for GaAs- and InP-based near- and mid-infrared semiconductor lasers


On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I welcome you to the symposium in the city of Ghent, Belgium.
Prof. Peter Bienstman

Photonics Research Group
Ghent University
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15
9052 Ghent, Belgium

E-mail: symposium@photonics-benelux.org
Phone: +32-9-264-33-16