Symposia organised by the Optoelectronics Fund

International symposia

1974 Very High Resolution Spectroscopy   1976 Vertebrate Photo-Reception
1978 Electronic Imaging   1980 Scanned Image Microscopy
1982 Physical and Biological Processing of Images   1985 Rayleigh Wave Centenary Symposium

Images and Understanding


The proceedings of all International Symposia organised by the Funds are published and are available for purchase through the normal channels.



  • All Optical Processing Elements in Integrated Optics


  • Langmuir-Blodget Films
  • Vertebrate Photoreceptors


  • Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductor Multi-Layer Structures


  • Biological and Engineering Aspects of Visual Hyperacuity and Depth Perception
  • Photolytic Deposition of Metals, Semiconductors and Dielectrics


  • Representation and Control in Visual Processing


  • Digital Optics - The Logical Choice for the Future?
  • Statistical Efficiency of Natural and  Artificial Vision


  • Two-Dimensional Plasmons
  • New Effects and Applications of Liquid Crystals
  • Singularities and Geometrical Problems in Computer Vision
  • Fundamental Limits of Coherent LIDAR


  • Sensors for Medical Laser Applications
  • Model-Based Image Coding


  • Neural Networks
  • Phase Conjugation
  • Colour Vision


  • Nonclassical Light for Communication
  • Neural Representation of 3D Space
  • Nonlinear Optical Fibre Pulse Processing


  • Micro-Relief Structures in Optoelectronics
  • Active Vision
  • Optical Modulation Using Semi-Conductor Plasmas


  • Fibre Amplifiers for Communications
  • Ophthalmological Image Processing
  • Strained Layer Optoelectronic and Electronic Devices
  • Tailoring Spontaneous Emission for Optical Devices
  • Polymeric Materials for Electro-Optic Applications


  • Quantum Communication and Cryptography
  • Laser Techniques for Combustion Diagnostics
  • Optical Localization and Slow Waves
  • Medical Imaging


  • All-Optical Networks
  • Coherent Image Amplification
  • Optical Tweezers
  • Optical Methods for Measuring Trace Atmospheric Species


  • Novel Optical Effects in Glasses
  • Solid State Lasers
  • Semiconductor IR Sources and their Applications


  • Technical Aids for the Blind
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • The Generation of Coherent XUV and X-Ray Radiation
  • Optical Composites
  • Visual Motion Analysis


  • Lasers in Manufacturing
  • Devices & Systems for Optical Interconnects and Data Links
  • Signal Processing in Infrared Imaging Systems
  • Wide Band Gap Semiconductors for Light Emitting Devices


  • Ultrafast Photonic Processing and Networks
  • Surface Interactions in Ordered Systems for Electro-Optic Devices
  • Optical Techniques for Flow Diagnosis
  • Optoelectronic Materials for the New Millennium


  • Colour Vision and Its Variation
  • Optical Parametric Processes and Their Applications
  • Soft X-Ray Detectors
  • Optical Gain and Recombination in Semiconductors


  • Model Selection and Learning in Computer Vision
  • Microwave Photonic Devices and Systems
  • Son et Lumière
  • Applications of Fast, Low-Level Light Detection


  • Terabit Optical Networks
  • Creating the Right Image: i-Lighters and i-Shadows
  • Broadband Optical Amplifiers
  • Applications of Free Electron Lasers


  • Optical Orientation and Spintronics
  • Optical Metrology Techniques for Industrial Applications
  • Optics in Fluid Dynamics, Meteorology and the Atmosphere
  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Lasers


  • The Probabilistic Brain
  • Terahertz Imaging and Sensing
  • Orbital Angular Momentum of Photons, Helical Beams and Optical Vortices
  • Passive Optical Components
  • Nanocrystal Q-Dots in Optoelectronics


  • The Assessment of Foodstuffs by the Eye and by Instrumentation
  • Quantum Biological Optoelectronics
  • Laser Ablation
  • Chilarity and Nonlinearity in Liquid Crystals


  • Machine Understanding of People and Their Responses
  • High Intensity Laser-Plasma Interactions
  • Optoelectronics for Use in the Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Optical Data Networking
  • Active Vision


  • Si Based Optoelectronics
  • Dilute Nitride Semiconductor Materials and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Metamaterials in Nature and Technology
  • Electro-Optic Nanostructured Arrays


  • Self-Calibrating Sensory Systems
  • Quantum Information Processing Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots
  • Interacting with Still and Moving Images: From Signals to Semantics
  • Photonics and Optics in Sustainable Energy
  • Making Light Work
  • Representations of the Visual World in the Brain


  • Opto-Microfluidics for Large Scale Integration
  • Physics and Applications of InN and InGaN Semiconductor Materials
  • Optical Aspects of Non Destructive Testing
  • The Push or Pull of Optical Momentum?


  • Single Photon Detectors: Physics and Applications
  • Periodically-Modulated and Artificially Hetero-Structured Devices
  • Organic Lasers and Hybrid Optical Structures
  • Ultrashort Pulse Sources


  • Eye Movements: What Determines When and Where We Look
  • Diamond Photonics
  • Ultrafast Biophotonics
  • High Resolution X-Ray Imaging


  • Chemical Process Meets Medicine Over MRI
  • Visual Optics and Photoreception
  • Solid State Light Sources
  • Optical Implementation of Quantum Information


  • Visual Variation
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Generation and Storage
  • Optogenetics


  • Medical Imaging Meets Computer Vision
  • The Computational Basis of Early Vision
  • Semiconductor Nano-Photonics for Quantum Information Science
  • Natural User Interfaces, Augmented Reality and Beyond: Challenges at the Intersection of HCI and Computer Vision


  • Perception of Faces
  • New Horizons in Nonlinear Fibre Optics
  • 2D Materials for Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Photonics
  • Structured Light and Orthogonality in Imaging



  • Visual Processes in Reading
  • The Perception of Iridescence
  • Exciton Physics in Molecular Materials
  • Electroluminescence from Nanoparticle Quantum Dots


  • Frontiers in Polaritonics
  • Computer Vision and Video Effects Generation
  • New Terahertz Sources and Emerging Applications
  • Seeing the World from More than one Perspective


  • Electromagnetic Metasurfaces 
  • Learning to See: From Retinal to Brain Computations
  • Quantum Enhanced Gravimeters 
  • Solid State Nano-Photonics for Quantum Science and      Technology


  • Diamond Photonics: Sources and Sensors
  • Challenges to Achieving Capacity in Nonlinear Optical Networks
  • Geometry and Uncertainty in Deep Learning for Computer Vision
  • Fibre Optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Healthcare Applications – New Challenges and Opportunities