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(Last update: July 17th 2018)

(Last update: July 4th 2018)

Birefringent distributions tailored for imaging and other applications

Miguel Alonso - Univiversité Aix-Marseille, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

Parallel phase-shifting digital holographic microscope

Yasuhiro Awatsuji - Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

Optical Design for real-time THz Imaging at INO

Nathalie Blanchard - INO, Canada

Considerations on the design of diffractive optical needles

Artur Carnicer - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Imaging the complexity of the nervous system

Daniel Côté - Université Laval, Canada

Simulating curved spaces with micro-optics

Johannes Courtial - University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

The use of EMCCDs as silicon-based photon counting devices

Olivier Daigle - Nüvü Caméras, Canada

Lens aberrations correction using a projection technique

Xavier Dallaire - Immervision, Canada

Holographic wave field synthesis using refractive elements

Claas Falldorf - BIAS: Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, Germany

Cauchy-Glass patterns

Thierry Fournel - Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, France

Three-dimensional polarization states

Ari T. Friberg - University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Liquid crystal super lenses; beyond simple focusing

Tigran Galstian - Université Laval, Canada

Active Micro-optical Devices for Light-field AR/VR Display

Yi-Pai Huang - National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Light field optics and its applications

Toru Iwane - Nikon

Automatic Cell Identification and Visualization using Digital Holographic Microscopy with Head Mounted Augmented Reality Devices

Bahram Javidi - University of Connecticut, United States

Exploring cell structure, dynamics and homeostasis with a multimodal microscopy approach based on digital holographic microscopy: towards identifying early biomarkers of cell viability and cytotoxicity

Pierre Marquet - Université Laval, Canada

Multi-physical parameter imaging based on digital holography

Osamu Matoba - Kobe University, Japan

Holographic red blood cell image analysis

Inkyu Moon - Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Toward a ultra thin camera - compound eye vision approach

Max (Dongkyung) Nam - Samsung

Grating-assisted spatial phase-shifting incoherent digital holography with compressive sensing for noise reduction

Teruyoshi Nobukawa - NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories, Japan

A statistical framework to analyse molecule colocalization

Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin - Institut Pasteur, France

Vision in plants by artificial photosynthesis

Min-Chul Park - Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Vectorial laser beams for microscopy and particle acceleration

Michel Piché - Université Laval, Canada

Polymer photonics and nano-materials for optical communication

Sergei Popov - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Singularities behind microstructures under different coherence conditions

Toralf Scharf - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Ray-based Approach: From Vectorial Beam to Propagation through Diffuse Media

Simon Thibault - Université Laval, Canada

Slanted color moires in 3-D displays: How to simulate them

Jung-Young Son - Konyang University, South Korea

Join us for a Banquet with a view on Québec fortifications, a UNESCO World-heritage site, and the famous Château Frontenac. The dinner will showcase unique flavours and products of Canada. The welcome reception at COPL and the poster session will be other occasions to discuss and exchange with the other participants of the conference.


On Wednesday evening following the poster session, you are invited to take a break from the conference and join us for an evening of food, drink, hospitality, and discovery at Québec’s Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilisation), available exclusively to WIO attendees, compliments of Immervision! Enjoy private guided tours of the museum’s exhibitions that focus on the Human Adventure (Adventure with a capital A!), particularly of occupants and culture of the territory of Québec. Discover People of Québec… Then and now, learn about the magnificent, bizarre, ordinary or famous items from the Museum collection with Secrets Uncovered, or experience the London Calling exhibition currently on display. Transportation to and from the museum, located near the St. Lawrence River, is provided.

During the welcome reception, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Université Laval Pavilion of Optics and Photonics (POP) where are located the headquarters of the Centre for optics, photonics and laser (COPL). COPL is the Quebec cluster of recognized experts in optics and photonics. Its research excellence, state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive scientific program position the COPL among the best centers in the world for optics and photonics training and research. The POP is the only infrastructure of its kind in Canada. It features 5,000 m2 of class 100,000 clean-room laboratory space including 220 m2 of class 10,000, 1,000 and 100 labs devoted to micro- and nano-fabrication. The POP houses some 100 labs, 20% of which are shared. The building was designed for maximum control over dust, vibration, temperature and humidity.