September 16, 2022 — September 17, 2022

European Semiconductor Laser Workshop 2022 | ESLW 2022

CSEM and EPFL are delighted to invite you to the European Semiconductor Laser Workshop ESLW 2022.

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Learn about recent advances in physics and applications of semiconductor lasers through invited talks given by renowned scholars and industrial companies, as well as through contributed presentations by active researchers in this field. This will be a dynamic workshop in which participants will be able to discuss potential collaborative ideas with researchers and industry from around the globe. More information will follow soon on the workshop website.

Venue, Date & Time

The event was held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September 2022., and took place at EPFL and CSEM:

  • On Friday, 16 September, 2022, at EPFL Microcity site, Rue de la Maladière 71C, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • On Saturday, 17 September, 2022, at CSEM, Rue Jaquet Droz 1, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Workshop scope

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Dynamical phenomena in semiconductor lasers (feedback, optical injection, noise)
  • Long wavelength lasers (quantum cascade lasers, interband cascade lasers)
  • Photonic crystal semiconductor lasers, nanoscale semiconductor lasers
  • All-optical processing using semiconductor lasers and amplifiers
  • Novel material systems, structures, and technologies
  • Short pulse lasers and mode-locked lasers
  • Semiconductor laser comb generation
  • Optical millimeter-wave generation
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • Organic semiconductor lasers
  • Lasers for telecommunication
  • Photonic integrated circuit lasers
  • Laser integrated devices
  • Surface emitting lasers
  • High power lasers
  • High-speed lasers
  • Lasers on silicon

Workshop Committee


Keynote lecture (confirmed)

  • Jesper Mørk, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), Semiconductor nanolasers exploiting extreme dielectric confinement

Invited talks (confirmed)

  • Vizbaras Augustinas, Brolis Sensor Technology (Lithuania), GaSb/Si widely tunable laser spectrometer-on-chip for 1.9-2.4 micron range
  • Sven Bader, TRUMPF Photonic Components (Germany), Polarization-stabilized VCSEL arrays
  • Richard A. Hogg, University of Glasgow (UK), Photonic crystal-based lasers
  • Sven Höfling, University of Würzburg (Germany), Interband cascade lasers with reduced intersubband absorption 
Download the program


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The Institute of Physics of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is pleased to be one of the contributors to the workshop awards.

Thank you for your participation

Thank you for your active participation and inputs in the 2022 edition of the European Semiconductor Laser Workshop, ESLW 2022, held in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

We thank you all for bringing your expertise and experience around the table and engaging in great scientific inputs and for numerous fruitful discussions.

We also thank all of our sponsors for their substantial support and interest in the conference. Thanks a lot to all the members of the committee, to all the speakers and poster presenters for their scientific contributions, and congratulation to the three winners of the best student prizes.

We look forward to seeing you all again at the next ESLW meeting in the UK. 

Distribution of participants between Industry, RTO, and Academia.Distribution of participants between Industry, RTO, and Academia.

Key figures

  • 50 attendees from 13 countries
  • Attendees from industry, research & technology organizations, and academia
  • 35 papers delivered at ESLW
    1 keynote lecture
    4 invited talks
    30 regular papers
  • Workshop organization
    8 oral talk sessions
    1 poster session

Some memories

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warding of three ESLW 2022 best student prizes. From the left to the right: Mr. Dafydd Owen-Newns (best student talk), Mr. David Stark (best student talk), Ms. Anzal Memon (best student poster) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Elsäßer representing the jury.
ESLW 2022 lab tour: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Elsäßer inspecting the triple-refractor Carl Zeiss of Jena telescope in service since 1911.

Previous ESLW meetings

(historically compiled by Wolfgang Elsäßer)

2022 - Neuchatel, Switzerland

2021 - Télécom Paris and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

2020 - Technische Universiteit Eindhoveny, The Netherlands

2019 - University College Cork, Ireland

2018 - Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy

2017 - Technical University of Denmark DTU, Denmark

2016 - Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

2015 - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

2014 - Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures CNRS, Paris, France

2013 - University of Bristol, United Kingdom

2012 - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

2011 - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

2010 - University of Pavia, Italy

2009 - Technical University Vienna, Austria

2008 - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2007 - Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI, Berlin, Germany

2006 - LPMC, Nice, France

2005 - University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2004 - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

2003 - Polytecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

2002 - Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 - Universiteit Gent, Belgium

2000 - Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI, Berlin, Germany

1999 - Paris, France

1998 - El Escorial, Spain

1997 - Pitlochry, United Kingdom

1996 - Lillehammer, Norway

1995 - Veldhoven, The Netherlands

1994 - Torino, Italy

1993 - Rigi, Switzerland

1992 - Potsdam, Germany

1991 - Chantilly, France

1990 - Bruges, Belgium

1989 - Stockholm, Sweden

1988 - Stevenage, United Kingdom

1987 - Tampere, Finland

1986 - Madrid, Spain

1985 - Belgirate, Italy

1984 - Schliersee, Germany

1983 - Joigny, Switzerland

1982 - Saclay, France

1981 - Stockholm, Sweden

1980 - Harlow, United Kingdom

1979 - Eindhoven(?), The Netherlands

1978 - Reisensburg, Germany

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