SAOT International Conference

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The International Conference on Advanced Optical Technologies took place March 13-15, 2019 in Erlangen, Germany. The conference comprised more than 80 oral and poster presentations representing the six research fields of the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT): Optical Metrology, Optical Material Processing, Optics in Medicine, Optics in Communication and Information Technology, Optical Materials and Systems, and Computational Optics.

SAOT would like to thank all participants for their contributions. We hope that you enjoyed both the scientific and the social program and used the opportunity to spend time with colleagues from around the globe!


SAOT Coordinator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt opening the “SAOT International Conference on Advanced Optical Technologies”.
Representing FAU during the opening session: Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering (Vice President Research)
Plenary talk on “Wavefront Control in Linear and Nonlinear Multimode Fibers” given by Prof. Rafael Piestun (University of Colorado at Boulder).
Get Together at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.
Conference Dinner at Kreuz+Quer | Haus der Kirche Erlangen.
Plenary talk on “Gaze Mechanics” given by Prof. Dr. Anke Huckauf (University of Ulm).
SAOT Co-Coordinator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Will conferring the Best Poster Award to Muhammad Abdullah Butt (MPL Erlangen) for his presentation entitled “Microscopic Müller Matrix Analysis”.

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