Abstract Submission

Contributions are welcome in the following areas (but are not limited to):

  • Fundamental photoluminescence properties & spectroscopic measurements
  • Modeling, first-principles calculations
  • Photonic devices exploiting rare-earths characteristics
  • Rare-earth-doped crystalline materials
  • Transparent ceramics and glass-ceramic materials
  • Rare-earth complexes
  • Rare-earth optical amplifiers for telecommunication
  • Fiber lasers and micro-chip lasers
  • Phosphor materials for solid-state lighting
  • Persistent phosphors
  • Scintillators
  • Up- and down-conversion for photovoltaic applications
  • Rare-earth-doped materials for biological applications
  • Effect of mixed-anion coordination of rare-earth ions on luminescence

The deadline for submission of one-page abstract will be 15 September 2017. An earlier submission would be appreciated.

Paper acceptance notification will be sent to authors by 15 October 2017.

A limited number of post-deadline abstracts, presenting innovative results, could also be considered. The post-deadline submission deadline will be 1 November 2017.

An 1-page abstract is required; to submit it, please download the template (Abstract_template_PRE17.docx) and send the abstract (in pdf format) to the address: abstracts@pre17.org


Full manuscripts could be submitted to the special issue of Optical Materials which will collect selected papers from PRE17. Submission of the full manuscripts will be open on November 1st, 2017 and will be possible until the deadline of February 15th, 2018. The publication of the Special Issue is expected to occur in September 2018. Further details will be given later on.