The VII International conference on photonics and information optics was carried in January 24-26, 2018. 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 Nagornov O.V. Conference themes: coherent and nonlinear optics, fiber and integrated optics, optics of crystals and acousto-optics, interaction of radiation with matter and optical materials, nano- ana biophotonics, holography and digital optics, optical communication and optoelectronic data processing, element base and applied photonics. Information support of the conference: Russian journals Quantum Electronics and Photonics.
The program included 286 reports of scientists from NRNU MEPhI and its branches, from the organizations of the Moscow region (MSU, MIPT, NUST «MISIS», PFUR, MTU, Bauman MSTU, MPEI, MAI, MSUE, NRU «MIET», LPI RAS, GPI RAS, SRISA RAS, FORC RAS, STS UI RAS, IS RAS, FIRE RAS, FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics” RAS, LITP RAS, All-Russian RIOPM, All-Russian SRIPTRM, SRTI «Technomach», NLC «Astrophysika», IRE-Polus Corporation, et. al.), from the organizations from the other cities of Russia (Saint-Petersburg (SPb SU, SPb PU, SPb SUT, SPb NRU ITMO, Hersen RSPU, BSTU «Voenmech», Ioffe PTI RAS, SOI, et. al.), Tver (TvSU), Yaroslavl (YaSTU), Vladimir (VlSU), Nizhny Novgorod (NNSU), Tambov (TSTU), Voronezh (VAIU), Simferopol (CFU), Taganrog (SFU), Rostov-on-Don (RSTU), Volgograd (VolSU), Krasnodar (KubSU), Saratov (Saratov SU, IPMC RAS), Samara (SamNRU, SB FI RAN, IPSI RAS), Ulyanovsk (UlSU), Izhevsk (ISTU), Kazan (KFU, KNRTU – KAI), Orenburg (OSU), Ekaterinburg (UrFU), Chelyabinsk (SUSU), Omsk (OmSTU), Tomsk (TGU, TUSUR), Novosibirsk (IAE SB RAS), Krasnoyarsk (SFU, KIP SB RAS), Irkutsk (INRTU, IMU), Khabarovsk (FESTU, PNU), Vladivostok (FEFU, IASP FEB RAS), etc., and from universities and institutes of NAS of Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev, Mozyr) Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek) and Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana) from groups of the Russian scientists in cooperation with scientists from European Union, USA, China and Japan. In total there were reports from 154 organizations, from them from 70 higher education institutes, 30 institutes of the RAS, 12 scientific research institutes, 22 scientific production organizations and 20 foreign organizations).
The conference included 12 meetings in total: 2 plenary sessions and 10 section meetings, also 4 poster sessions took place. Languages of conference – Russian and English. The presentation of scientific-technical literature (Intellect publishing, Technosphera publishing) was held. The presentation of catalogues and exhibition of equipment for scientific research from some organizations (Azimuth photonics, Vicon Standa and others) was carried out during the conference. The proceedings of conference were published and distributed among participants and guests of conference. Best reports were recommended for publication in the form of papers in the reviewed magazines entering the bulletin of VAK and Web of Science, Scopus and RISC.
The VII International conference on photonics and information optics carried on traditions of the previous forums since 2000 again confirmed that such forums are an effective platform for the exchange of new ideas and methods between specialists both within the Russian Federation and at the international level. Participation in the conference of both well-known scientists and young researchers allows to confirm a conclusion that such forums such forums will contribute to improving the level of knowledge and quality of education of the specialists in this industry.