The Australian and New Zealand Conference 
on Optics and Photonics

Adelaide, South Australia
29 November -  3 December 2015

The University of Adelaide
North Terrace, Adelaide 


Welcome from the Conference Chair

The Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) conference series integrates the Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) and the 40th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT). ANZCOP 2015 is the second such conference, and is run under the auspices of the Australian Optical Society and Engineers Australia.  

Optics and photonics research continues to be a dynamic and exciting field or research internationally and within Australia. It can be used to ask and answer fundamental questions about quantum mechanics and atomic physics and to probe chemical reactions, to make new types of chemical and environmental sensors, new biological sensors and medical diagnostics and devices, better computers and communications systems, better fundamental standards and metrology, and even to measure elusive ripples in the curvature of space-time.  

I warmly invite you to attend ANZCOP 2015 at the University of Adelaide from Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December. In addition to being the International Year of Light, 2015 is the centenary of Einstein’s publication of the field equations for General Relativity and is the year in which the ultra-sensitive Advanced LIGO laser interferometric detectors will re-start the search for gravitational waves. ANZCOP 2015 will include a wide variety of plenary talks, including the Advanced LIGO project and the latest developments in bio-photonics, and a plenary by the 2015 Frew Fellow: Professor Ursula Keller of ETH Zurich.  

Come to ANZCOP in 2015. Help us celebrate the IYL and enjoy the exciting science and technology.

A/Prof Peter Veitch

Key Dates

Please see below for a list of key dates of ANZCOP 2015:


Call for submissions open 

1 July 2015 

Registration for ANZCOP 2015 open

7 August 2015

Call for submissions close


Authors notified on accepted submissions


Early Bird registration close

Deadline for presenting authors to register



30 November to 3 December 2015


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Pre-Conference Workshop

There will be a pre conference workshop on Kangaroo Island focused on Cold Atoms, Quantum Measurements and Quantum Sensing from 26-29 November.

To register for this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

For more information on the workshop, please contact Olivia Towers olivia.towers@adelaide.edu.au or click here.

Local Organising Committee

  • Peter Veitch (University of Adelaide) General Chair
  • Andre Luiten (University of Adelaide) ACOLS Program Chair
  • John Arkwright (Flinders University) ACOFT Program Chair
  • David Ottaway (University of Adelaide)
  • Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (University of Adelaide)