The Australian Optical Society 

The AOS hosts three conferences (AOS Congress, ACOFT and ACOLS) and co-sponsors others. AOS News (Vol. 27, No.4) gives an overview of AOS conferences 1977-2012.

Upcoming events

    • 11 Jul 2016
    • 15 Jul 2016
    • Sydney

    In July 2015, CUDOS will be hosting NUSOD, the 16th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices. Formed in 2001, NUSOD has become an established international meeting with a specific aim to bring together both theorists and experimentalists to study the most interesting problems in the field of photonics. Academic researchers, device engineers and software developers are invited to discuss the advancement and exchange of practical use of numerical tools at the cutting edge of photonics research and device design. The meeting will last five days from July 11th-15th; more information can be found at the website www.nusod.org/2016.

    • 05 Sep 2016
    • 08 Sep 2016
    • SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia

    The OSA will be hosting this congress in September in Sydney. It will consist of these meetings:

    Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (41st ACOFT)

    Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

    Nonlinear Photonics (NP) 

    For more information click here


    • 04 Dec 2016
    • 08 Dec 2016
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

    This joint meeting will enhance links in the Asia-Pacific region and will incorporate the AOS Annual Meeting


    • 12 Dec 2016
    • 14 Dec 2016
    • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    COMMAD is held biannually and provides a forum for Australian and international semiconductor communities to meet and discuss topics related to microelectronic and optoelectronic materials, processes and devices including nanoscale and quantum technologies.

    COMMAD2016 will bring together over 200 scientists, engineers, students and industrial collaborators to discuss new and exciting advances in these fields.

    For more details see: http://www.commad2016.org.au/

    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • Maison Glad Hotel, Jeju, Korea
    The International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS), established in 1983, is acknowledged as the world’s leading conference on all topics related to photonic sensing technologies. OFS provides a forum for reporting and exchanging ideas on the latest advances in research and development on fiber-optic and photonic sensing. It has also contributed significantly to industrialization and standardization of the related devices and systems for field deployment. The next 25th OFS conference, OFS-25, will be held in scenic and beautiful Jeju Island, Korea, in the Asia-Pacific region from 24 to 28 April 2017. It will offer plenary and invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, workshops, and exhibition of commercial products. Social and cultural events will also take place to foster networking among the participants in a friendly setting.


    For more details see: http://ofs-25.org/

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • TBD

    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 Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT). ANZCOP 2013 was held in Perth and ANZCOP 2015 was held in Adelaide.

    Planning is commencing for ANZCOP 2017, to be held in late November or early December 2017.


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