Abstracts and Full Papers

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

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 March 15th, 2018. The publication of the Special Issue is expected to occur in September 2018. Further details will be given later on.

Thanks to the financial support by Centro Fermi and ICG, all the papers in the Special Issue will be open access.


An alternative option to publish extended papers of the presentations at PRE’17 (but also material not presented at PRE’17) is constituted by the Special Issue of the journal Micromachines (IF = 1.83), focused on Glassy Materials Based Microdevices.
Contributions related to the technologies, glassy materials, design and fabrication processes, characterization, and, eventually, applications are welcome.
Please contact the Guest Editors Giancarlo Righini (giancarlo.righini@centrofermi.it) or Nicoletta Righini (nrighini@cieco.unam.mx) for any additional information.
The submission is open and the final deadline is 1 July 2018.

The submission is open…