+48 22 5128 100  

Szachowa Str. 1,
04-894 Warsaw

Written by Paweł Woźniak

21st International Conference on
Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2019
11th Sub-Wavelength Photonics Conference SWP 2019

1st Conference on Advanced Fibre Lasers and Coherent Sources (AFLaser)


Angers, France, July 9-13, 2019


Co-located with:

The National Institute of Telecommunications, former Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with the Institute of Sciences and Molecular Technologies of Angers, and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2019 which will be kindly hosted at the Université d'Angers, France, July 9-13, 2019. Technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Photonics Society is foreseen.

Easily reachable by the TGV fast train from Paris Charles de Gaulle international airport, Angers is awaiting for its visitors to visit its emblematic attractions: The Saint-Maurice cathedral, The Castle (Château d'Angers), The Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, and many more.

The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing, sensing, and novel applications. Conference topics include:


  • Molecular photonics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Digital all-optical networks
  • Ultra-dense wavelength-division multiplexing
  • Ultra-fast optical time domain multiplexing
  • Next generation networking
  • Optical switching and routing
  • Optical packet networks and services
  • Optical memories and data storage
  • Optical transparency and network scalability
  • Network reliability and availability
  • Wireless and optical networking
  • Free-space optical communications
  • Radio-over-Fibre transmission
  • Broadband metro and access networks
  • Market in telecommunications
  • Microwave photonics
  • Photonic band-gap structures
  • Photonic crystal fibres
  • Nonlinear and active PBG devices
  • Nanoscale and ultrafast photonics
  • Quantum communications
  • VCSELs and other novel light sources
  • Fibre lasers
  • Microresonators and photonic molecules
  • Novel glasses and photonic materials
  • New transmission windows
  • Polarisation mode dispersion
  • Photonic component integration
  • Network planning and design tools
  • Big data analytics and network optimization
  • Non-conventional optical communications
  • Sub-wavelength photonic devices
  • Communication in transportation systems
  • Optical microscopy and nanoscopy techniques and applications
  • Optical inspection of transparent samples: quantitative phase imaging
  • 3D optical imaging and display
  • Polarization-resolved optical microscopy
  • Image processing
  • Satellite communications
  • Label-free super-resolution and sensing
  • Other relevant topics

Authors are cordially invited to submit their contributions (recommended length 4 pages in MS Word accompanied by a PDF version) for Regular and Poster Sessions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31, 2019.

The authors will be notified on the acceptance by April 30, 2019. Post-deadline papers with hot results can be submitted till June 1, 2019.

We are looking forward to offer a warm welcome to all of you for the 21st edition of the ICTON Conference. Traditionally, an ambitious technical programme will be accompanied by an attractive set of social events



Bouchta Sahraoui
General Chair
Jarosław P. Turkiewicz
IEEE Photonics Society
Poland Chapter Chairman
Marian Marciniak
ICTON Originator

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.