ICL'14 - The 17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter
ICL'14 - The 17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter

| 17.04.2014 |


Three events are scheduled for the participants of ICL'2014 conference.
On Monday evening, a coctail & garden party will be held in Wroclaw Botanic Garden. On Wednesday the guided excursion around Wroclaw is scheduled by old style trams and ferry boats.
(c) panoramio (c) http://lowersilesiatour.pl (c) wikimedia.org

On Thurstday evening, a conference gala dinner will be held in Centennial Hall and a special, ICL'2014 dedicated fountain and music show will take place.
(c) http://wroclawianienapolanie.pl (c) http://pik.wroclaw.pl (c) http://bi.gazeta.pl

| 15.04.2014 |


The deadline for early bird fee has been extended utill April 30, 2014 due to some failures in the on-line payment system. We expect, that the on-line payment system will start running on April 21, 2014. Until that moment, the only possible payment methos is by a bank transfer. We appologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

| 7.04.2014 |


At the moment, we can accept payment of conference fee only through bank-transfer. The conference registration does not include the accommodation during the conference. Therefore, conference hotel reservations have to be made by the participants themselves, separately from the conference fee.

Making the bank transfer, please remember to include your FULL NAME in the bank transfer name.

If one needs to receive the invoce for his payment, please provide detailed information on himself and his institution. You should download invoice data form and sent the completed document on the conference e-mail addreess info_at_icl2014.pl. See further details on informations tab of our web page.

| 3.04.2014 |

The list of hotels and B&Bs was recently expended with new possibilities. Upon reservation, please contact the hotels by e-mail and provide 'ICL2014' password for the discounts offered to ICL'2014 participants only. Around 100 places are available for students and those with limited budget. See further details in the accomodation tab of our web page.

| 24.03.2014 |

Dear Participants,

Due to a truly overwhelming number of requested oral presentations among over 600 submissions, we were unable to satisfy all requests and squeeze all of them into the programme. Hence, a significant number of extremely interesting and valuable presentations which were requested as oral, had to be moved to poster sessions. This is disappointing for both the authors as well as to organizers, indeed. Yet, there was no other possibility, unfortunately.

We'll put as much effort as we can to make the poster sessions to be successful and fruitful event for all the participants.

With best regards,
Wieslaw Strek and Eugeniusz Zych

| 24.03.2014 |

  • REGISTRATION : At the moment, we can accept payments of the conference-fee only through a bank wire transfer (see the bottom of the information tab). However, in about two weeks, it will also be possible to pay online by a credit card.

    Concerning the payments realized by a bank wire transfer, please provide the FULL NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT.

    Deadline for the early bird, reduced-fee payment is April 15, 2014 and the final date for the fee payment is May 15, 2014.

    Please note that the registration fee CANNOT BE PAID at the conference desk.

    The final programme of the Conference will be available after 15 May after completing the list of participants.

| 27.02.2014 |

  • A preliminary conference schedule of the 17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter (ICL2014), 13-18 July, 2014 Wroclaw, Poland has been announced
  • The registration starts on Sunday, 13th of July (14:00-20:00) at Conference venue: Faculty of Law, Administration and Economy, University of Wroclaw /Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego / at Uniwersytecka Street (see the map).
  • Welcome reception (19:00-20:00) is planned on the same day.

preliminary conference schedule

| 21.02.2014 |

  • Abstract acceptance notification will be provided on March 20th 2014.
  • Important information about accomodation for students: around 100 places are avalailble at relatively low prices in the students hostel „Kredka”. Details on localisation are available on the map. Reservations are handled directly by organizing committee - please download the registration form, fill in and send it via e-mail address provided in the registration form. The completed reservation form should be returned before 14 May 2014. Payment only by cash on site. Prices (without breakfast) are 89 PLN/day for single room and 51 PLN/day double room.

| 02.02.2014 |

  • "17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter (ICL2014), 13-18 July, 2014 Wroclaw, Poland, Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
  • Following the requests of many colleagues, the Local Organization Committee of the 17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter has decided to EXTEND the abstract submission deadline to February 24th, 2014. If you haven’t yet submitted your abstract, please pre-register and submit your abstract in the http://icl2014.pl/?p=registration site. You'll find more detaield information on submission conditions in http://www.icl2014.pl/?p=abstracts site.

    For any requests concerning Abstract Submission and Conference Registration, please contact: info_at_icl2014.pl
    Looking forward to seeing you in Wroclaw,
    Local Organizing Committee

| 27.12.2013 |

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The abstract submission form has become fully functional.

| 18.12.2013 |

  • The organizers plan to prapare some economic dormitories for studens and those with limited budget. Moreover, ticets suitable for all public transportation will be provided for registered participants, in order to facilitate their stay in Wroclaw and help them explore our beautiful city.
  • There will a few interesting proposals offered for those, who like discovering new places. We plan to organize a professional guided tour around Wrocław and visit Ksiaz Castle. Both places are worth seeing and offer the best you can find in Poland.

    Virtual tour through most beautiful places in Wroclaw.

    Official web page of Ksiaz Castle.

| 8.12.2013 |

The conference site will be located in a modern building of "Faculty of Law, Administration and Economy, University of Wroclaw" (Wydzial Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii) at Uniwersytecka Street. The conference site as well as list of hotels, which offered price reduction for ICL'14 participants can be found on the map below or in section "conference venue". One needs to book the hotel with "ICL'14" password by e-mail only, since web page booking will not allow to take the special offer into account.

| 29.11.2013 |

The Invited Plenary Speakers for ICL2014 have been elected. One may find their names and titles with abstracts below. (printable version)

Pieter DORENBOS,Techn. Universit.Delft,The Netherlands - "Constructing energy level diagrams of lanthanide and transition metal ions in solids"

The binding energy of an electron in the 4f-shell of a lanthanide always changes in a systematic fashion with the number of electrons in that shell. This enables construction of energy level diagrams by using very few experimental data. Most recent developments relate those electron binding energies to that of an electron at rest in vacuum. Level diagrams can now be compared on a common energy scale which provides much new insight. For example, compared to the change in conduction and valence band energy, the 4f-electron binding energy changes surprisingly little with changing type of compound. The methods and models to construct vacuum referred binding energy diagrams will first be presented. Next the main trends with changing type of compound and how it affects luminescence properties, and finally first results on level diagrams for the transition metal ions.

Daniel JAQUE, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain - "Luminescent nanoprobes for thermal biosensing: Towards controlled photo-thermal therapies"

Photo-thermal therapies, based on the light-induced local heating of cancer tumors and tissues, are nowadays attracting an increasing attention due to their effectiveness, universality and low cost. In order to avoid undesirable collateral damage in the healthy tissues surrounding the tumors, photo-thermal therapies should be achieved while monitoring tumor´s temperature in such a way that thermal therapy could be stopped before reaching the damage limit. Measuring tumor temperature is not an easy task at all and novel strategies should be adopted. In this talk we will show how luminescent nanoparticles can be used as nano-thermometers being capable to provide real time thermal sensing during hyperthermia treatments of single cancer cells and tumors. Special attention will be paid to those cases in which nanoparticles do not only provide thermal reading but also act as efficient heat sources so that they simultaneously behave as nano-heaters and nano-thermometers.

Matt SELLARS, ANU, Australia - “High resolution spectroscopy of rare earth doped crystals and application to information processing”

The unique properties of rare-earth optical centres in crystals offer great potential for a range of quantum information applications. If realized, the performances of such devices will be difficult to match with other platforms. The general strategies proposed to implement quantum information applications in rare-earth doped crystals will be described. I will highlight the innate advantages of rare-earth centers along with the fundamental material challenges in realizing practical applications. Developments in meeting some of these challenges will be discussed including advances in single site state readout, maximization of hyperfine and optical coherence times, reduction of ensemble inhomogeneity and the precise characterization of the interactions between rare-earth ions.

Akira YOSHIKAWA, IMR, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan - “Inorganic single crystal scintillation materials: new achievements, challenges and opportunities”

Important items for developing high performance oxide scintillators will be discussed. Multicomponent garnet Ce: {Gd,RE}3(M,Al)5O12 (RE=Y, Lu, M=Sc, Ga) will be introduced as the typical example of Band Gap Engineering (BGE). Progress of elaboration method is also the key to obtain high performance scintillators in your hand. Ce:LaBr3, Ce:CLYC and Eu:SrI2 are the typical example. Eu:SrI2is rediscovered by the progress of the precise atmosphere control during the crystal growth process. At the same time, machining, polishing and encapsulation are also very important. In order to get scintillator without anti-site defects, solution growth helps. For example, liquid phase epitaxy allow us to get anti-site defects free garnets. Anti-site defects free garnets can be observed among the best transparent ceramics. Co-doping can also play an important role. It helps to improve transparency, control the valence of dopant, improve the radiation hardness, increase the effective segregation coefficient and so on.

Rashid ZIA, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA - “Quantifying and Controlling Magnetic Dipole Transitions: From Energy-Momentum Spectroscopy to High-Speed Phosphorescent Devices”

Although it is often assumed that all light-matter interactions at optical frequencies are dominated by electric dipole transitions, optical frequency magnetic dipoles do exist. In fact, we see magnetic dipole emission every day from the many lanthanide ions (such as europium and erbium) that help to illuminate everything from fluorescent lighting to telecom fiber amplifiers. Higher-order magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole transitions also play an important role in the light emission from transition metal ions and semiconductor quantum dots.
In this presentation, we will experimentally characterize the "forbidden" transitions in a range of solid-state emitters and investigate their applications/implications for nanophotonics. We will illustrate how these quantum transitions provide new tools for nano-optics and also enable new designs for photonic devices. Specifically, we will demonstrate how the different symmetries of multipolar transitions can be exploited to identify, quantify, and control light emission, even at sub-lifetime scales.

| 21.11.2013 |

The higher resolution poster is available for download here (click the poster)

| 24.09.2013 |

The 2014 International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter will once again award the ICL Prize granted in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in luminescence research and applications. The recipient of the Prize will be invited to speak at a special session of the 2014 Conference and will receive a plaque citing the contributions being recognized. A cash award is provided to the winner by the Journal of Luminescence published by Elsevier.

Previous winners of the Prize are Prof. S. Shionoya (Tokyo, 1984), Dr. R. M. Macfarlane (San Jose, 1987), Dr. A. A. Kaplyanskii (Saint-Petersburg 1990), Dr. M. J. Weber (Livermore, 1993), Prof. D. S. McClure (Princeton, 1996), Prof. E. I. Rashba (Moscow, 1999), Prof. George Blasse (Utrecht, 2002), Prof. William Yen (Athens, 2005), Dr. Francois Auzel (Paris, 2008), Prof. Georges Boulon (Lyon, 2011).

Nominations must be made directly to Prof. Kaplyanskii, Chair of the Prize committee (a.kaplyanskii@mail.ioffe.ru) and received by February 28, 2014 to be considered.

The ICL2014 Prize Committee includes the following members, according to the criteria:
USA 2, Europe 2,Russian Federation 1, China 1, Japan 1,Central and South America and Australia 1.

  • Chair: Alexander Kaplyanskii (Russia) - a.kaplyanskii(at)mail.ioffe.ru
  • Alok Srivastava (USA) - srivastava(at)crd.ge.com
  • Richard Meltzer (USA) - rmeltzer(at)physast.uga.edu
  • Oscar Malta (Brazil) - oscar(at)renami.com.br
  • Jorma Holsa (Finland) - jholsa(at)utu.fi
  • Fabienne Pelle (France) - fabienne-pelle(at)chimie-paristech.fr
  • Shiwei Wang (China) - swwang51(at)mail.sic.ac.cn
  • Masumoto Yasuaki (Japan) - shoichi(at)sakura.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp

| 07.08.2012 |


Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of all Organizers we have a pleasure to invite you to attend The 17th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter (ICL’14) which will be held on the 13-18 July, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland. This Conference is the continuation of a series of international conferences held every three years in different countries around the world. For the first time we have a honor to continue this prestige tradition in Poland, and we can add Wroclaw to the list of previous conference locations Budapest (1966), Delaware, USA (1968), Saint Petersburg (1972), Tokyo (1975), Paris (1978), Berlin (1981), Madison (1984), Beijing (1987), Lisbon (1990), Storrs (1993), Prague (1996), Osaka (1999), Budapest (2002), Beijing (2005), Lyon (2008) and Ann Arbor (2011).

As usually scope of the conference covers the most actual and important aspects of luminescence phenomena in both bulk and nano-structured organic and inorganic materials. Insulators, semiconductors, disordered and amorphous materials, clusters and nano-clusters are included.

Looking forward to seeing you in Poland.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Wiesław Stręk