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The event will be postponed to the year 2021 due to circumstances beyond our control.

We will inform you when we have further updates.

Dear VCSEL Colleagues,

Following an over-ten-year tradition, we are excited to announce VCSEL Day 2020 workshop. 

The Workshop will take place on May 14 - 15 in Prague, Czech Republic, in the Lindner Hotel Prague Castle. The hotel is located in the historic center of Prague since 1992 included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

General Information

The 13th VCSEL Day will provide a European informal forum to discuss the state of the art and present the latest research results and achievements in the area of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. 

Registration will be open on Nov 25, 2019. 

This year we would like to come up with a fee of 100Euro per participant to justify some of the organizing expenses. The fee covers all coffee and lunch breaks, and dinner in the historical center of Prague. The receipt will be sent to your e-mail address shortly after the payment. Student community will be admitted for free. For options, please proceed to the registration page.  

Paper submission 

Paper submission start date: 25 November 2019
Paper submission deadline: 15 April 2020
Paper submission style guide

Workshop topics with the focus on VCSEL and VECSEL: novel laser materials, structures, and technologies, laser physics and modelling, nonlinear dynamics, highpower designs and applications, mode locked and external cavity lasers, quantum cascade lasers, violet, blue, green, red lasers, frequency doubled lasers, integrated devices, optical amplifiers. 

According to the Workshop’s policy, the Program Committee will do its best to accommodate all submitted contributions in oral workshop sessions. In case of a large number of submissions, an interactive poster session will also be organized.

Program Committee 

Travel and Hotel Information

Prague can be easily reached by air via Prague airport or by train via station Praha Hlavní nádraží 

List of hotels and detailed instructions about getting from the railway station or airport you can find HERE.

Support team

Sergei Tsarev, Mr. (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone +37052143242)
Irina Mironova, Mrs. (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

VCSEL Day / History

2008 - Copenhagen, Denmark, May 21
2009 - Gothenburg, Sweden, April 24
2010 - Torino, Italy, May 07
2011 - Toulouse, France, May 12−13
2012 - Berlin, Germany, June 01
2013 - Lausanne, Switzerland, May 31−June 01
2015 - Lodz, Poland, May 29
2014 - Rennes, France, May 22−23
2016 - Darmstadt, Germany, June 03
2017 - Cardiff, UK, June 08−09
2018 - Ulm, Germany, April 12−13
2019  - Brussels, Belgium, May 9-10
2020 - Prague, Czech Republic, May 14-15 / AGENDA (to be released)

We are looking forward to meeting you in Prague,
Astrum LT team

Further details, final agenda, and proceedings will be added on an ongoing basis via this page. In case of any questions, please contact our support team members.