The IV International conference on photonics and information optics was carried in January 28-30, 2015. Organizers of the conference: The Russian Academy of Sciences and National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI» (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute). Chairmen of program committee: member of Presidium of the RAS, president of IRE RAS, academician Gulyaev Yu.V. and head of the department of NRNU MEPhI, professor Evtikhiev N.N. Chairman of organizing committee – prorector of NRNU MEPhI Petrovskii A.N. Conference themes: coherent and nonlinear optics, fiber and integrated optics, optics of crystals and acousto-optics, interaction of radiation with matter and optical materials, holography and digital optics, optical communicationand optoelectronic data processing.
The program included 184 reports of scientists from NRNU MEPhI, from the organizations of the Moscow region (MSU, MIPT, NUST «MISIS», PFUR, MIREA, Bauman MSTU, MPEI, MAI, MSUT «Stankin», MAMI, MSPU, LPI RAS, GPI RAS, FORC RAS, SRISA RAS, IGIC RAS, STS UI RAS, CC RAS, IRE RAS, IS RAS, IECC, SRTI «Technomach», VNIIA, et. al.), from the organizations from the other cities of Russia (Saint-Petersburg (SPb SU, SPb SPU, SPb SUT, SPb SUAI, SPb SETU «LETI», SPb NRU ITMO, Hersen RSPU, BSTU «Voenmeh», Ioffe PTI RAS, IAA RAS, VSOI, NII «Vector», et. al.), Ryazan (RSREU), Vladimir (Vladimir SU), Yaroslavl (YaSPU), Nizhny Novgorod (NNSU, IAP RAS), Voronezh (VAIU), Penza (PSUAC), Taganrog (SFU), Krasnodar (Kuban SU), Samara (Samara SU, SSMU, SSAU, IPSI RAS), Saratov (Saratov SU, IPMC RAS), Orenburg (Orenburg SU), Ufa (USATU), Tomsk (TUSUR, IMSEC SB RAN), Novosibirsk (NSU, IAE SB RAS), Irkutsk (ISMU), Khabarovsk (FESTU, PNU), Vladivostok (FEFU, IASP FEB RAS), etc., and from universities and institutes of NAS of Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Grodno, Mozyr) and Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek) from groups of the Russian scientists in cooperation with scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain and USA and from Finland (University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio) and China (Dalian university of technology). In total there were reports from 106 organizations, from them from 47 higher education institutes, 21 institutes of the RAS, 9 scientific research institutes, 10 scientific production organizations and 17 foreign organizations). The proceedings of conference were published and distributed among participants and guests of conference.
The conference included 9 meetings in total: 2 plenary sessions and 7 section meetings, also poster session took place. A report on the prospects of development of photonics in the Russian Federation was presented by the Deputy Director of the Department of conventional weapons, ammunition and special chemistry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Kapranov D.V. Among the participants and guests of the conferencewere representatives of educational, scientific and industrial organizations of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, the Kyrgyz Republic, Finland and China. Languages of conference – Russian and English. 84 oral and about 100 poster reports were presented. More than 50 oral reports were presented by students, post-graduate students and young researchers, the best reports were awarded by diplomas.
In total 202 people took part in meetings, including 52 representatives of NRNU MEPhI, 142 representatives of other organizations of Russian Federation (76 from educational institutes, 33 from institutes of the RAS, 9 from scientific research institutes and 22 from other organization; 60 representatives had arrived from other cities), and 8 representatives of foreign organizations. In total there were representatives from 70 organizations. During the conference Photonics magazine and other editions of Tekhnosfera publishing house and Photon-express magazine were presented. Best reports were recommended for publication in the form of papers in the reviewed magazines entering the bulletin of VAK and Scopus citing base: “Physics Procedia”, “Quantum electronics”, “Computer optics”, “Vestnik of NRPU MEPhI “, etc.
The IV International conference on photonics and information optics carried on traditions of the forums held under the auspices of Scientific sessions of MEPhI since 2000: broad coverage of participants and perspectives and involvement of students and young scientists. Considering relevance and importance of researches on this subject, need of an exchange of new ideas and methods between experts both in the Russian Federation, and at the international level, a great interest to conference not only among scientists of the CIS, but also in Europe and Asia. Participants of conference supported holding of V International conference on photonics and information optics in NRPU MEPhI under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in 2016.