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Final Conference

Photonics by the Lake: Call for Abstracts


18th and 19th July 2018, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Windermere, UK


This 2-day specialist conference on Photonics will take place in a unique location with stunning views over Lake Windermere at the heart of the UNESCO listed Lake District.

Bringing together scientists and engineers from across the world, this event offers an excellent opportunity for PhD students and early stage researchers to present their research findings to a specialist audience. The conference will look at recent progress and future trends in III-V Compound Semiconductor materials growth, device physics, design and characterisation of Photonics in the four following themes:

  • Photonics for Information & Communications
    Single photon sources, nano-emitters, quantum dot sources, etc.
  • Photonics for Security
    Infrared detectors, APDs & SPADs, quantum cryptography, infrared imaging, etc.
  • Photonics for Energy
    Multi-junction and concentrator solar cells, intermediate band cells, etc.
  • Photonics for Environment
    Mid-infrared sources & detectors, optical gas detection & chemical sensing, etc.

The conference concludes in style with dinner and a cruise across Lake Windermere on a traditional 1930's steamer.

The event is free of charge to PhD students and early stage researchers presenting a talk and provides an excellent opportunity for young researchers to present their research findings to a specialist audience alongside invited talks from leading keynote speakers (please note, delegates must pay their own travel and accommodation costs)

Please submit a 1 page abstract (including any figures) in pdf format to p.forster@lancaster.ac.uk before 5pm on Wednesday, 28th February 2018. Please note that places to speak at this event are limited and likely to be in high demand. Therefore, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Conference fees will be waived for speakers. However, any travel and accommodation costs will need to be covered separately.

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General enquiries to: p.forster@lancaster.ac.uk


Travelling to the Low Wood Bay Hotel in Windermere, Lake District

The Low Wood Bay Hotel is situated in the Lake District, in the north west of England. The hotel’s address is: Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LP. The hotel is set in a rural location but is easily accessible from many parts of the UK, including major airports.

The Low Wood Bay Hotel on Google Maps


Travel Details

By Air: The closest airport is Manchester. From there, you can get a train Windermere with one change (Oxenholme Lake District) or two changes (Lancaster or Oxenholme Lake District). These trains take approximately 2.5 hours and times can be checked at www.thetrainline.com

The hotel is approximately 3 miles from Windermere train station and although there are buses, taking a taxi is recommended (around £10).

There are also regular trains from London Euston if you fly to Gatwick or Heathrow (please see the section below).

By Rail: Windermere is the closest train station. Trains from London Euston take approximately 3.5 to 4.0 hours and most only involve one change at Oxenholme Lake District. For train times, please visit www.thetrainline.com

The hotel is approximately 3 miles from Windermere train station and although there are buses, taking a taxi is recommended (around £10).

By Taxi: Local taxi services can be contacted on +44 (0)1539 444144 and +44 (0)1539 4888888. Taxis can also often be found outside of Windermere train station.


The Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa on the shores of Lake Windermere. Photo: English Lakes Hotels

A cruise on a traditional steamer offers some of the best views of the lake and countryside

Enjoy stunning views over Lake Windermere