last update: 27-02-2018

OPON 2018


University of Münster, 14-16 February 2018

© D. Wigger



The 5th International Workshop on the Optical Properties of Nanostructures (OPON2018) will take place in Münster. The workshop is a continuation of the highly successful workshops that were held in Wrocław, Münster and Bayreuth. The purpose of the series of workshops is the exchange of ideas related to theoretical and experimental work in the field of optical properties of nanostructures and other solid state systems.

  • Pictures of OPON 2018


    Here are some impressions of the conferencence   >>>>   Pictures OPON 2018

  • Invited Speakers

    • Manfred Bayer (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)
      "Interacting Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide"
    • Andrés Costellanos-Gómez (Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Spain)
      "Naturally occuring van der Waals heterostructures"
    • Elena del Valle (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
      "The true colours of quantum light"
    • Fabrizio Dolcini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
      "Photoexcitation of electron wavepackets in 2D topological insulators"
    • Mark Fox (University of Sheffield, UK)
      "On-chip quantum photonics using integrated quantum dot emitters"
    • Jacek Kasprzak (Institut Néel, CNRS Grenoble, France)
      "Coherent spectroscopy of nanostructures: where should we go from here?"
    • Andreas Knorr (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
      "Exciton Based Description of Atomically Thin Materials: Optical Lineshape, Intervalley Coupling and Luminescence Dynamics"
    • Piotr Kossacki (Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland)
      "Magnetic Field Induced Polarization Enhancement in Monolayer Tungsten Dichalcogenides"
    • Hubert Krenner (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
      "Interfacing single quantum emitters with coherent elastic waves"
    • Markus Lippitz (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
      "Nonlinear plasmonics: Second- and third-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanostructures"
    • Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos (Universität Münster, Germany)
      "Strain-Induced Single-Photon Emitters in 2D Semiconductors"
    • Gloria Platero (Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Spain)
      "Long range quantum state transfer in ac driven quantum dot arrays"
    • Stefan Reitzenstein (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
      "Non-classical Light emission of Deterministically Fabricated Quantum Dot-Microlenses"
    • Michael Rohlfing (Universität Münster, Germany)
      "Electronic and optical spectra of layered materials"
    • Katarzyna Roszak (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic & Polytechnika Wrocławska, Poland)
      "Equivalence of qubit-environment entanglement and discord generation via pure dephasing interactions and the consequences thereof "
    • Marcin Syperek (Polytechnika Wrocławska, Poland)
      "Optical properties and carrier dynamics in InAs/InP(001) quantum dashes/dots"
    • Alexei Vagov (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
      "Spatial non-locality and superanomalous skin effect for surface plasmon-polaritons"
    • Michał Zieliński (Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Poland)
      "Atomistic theory of excitons in nanostructures: beyond 10-million atoms in simulation"

  • Registration & Fees

    • Participation in the workshop is by invitation/recommendation only.
    • We will provide coffee breaks and lunches.
    • There will be no conference fees.
  • Committees

    • Organizing Committee
      • Tilmann Kuhn
      • Rudolf Bratschitsch
      • Doris Reiter
      • Daniel Wigger
      • Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos
      • Anja Vocke
      • Sandra Lühn
      • Elisa Paschert
      • Daniel Ebbeler
    • Program Committee
      • Tilmann Kuhn
      • Paweł Machnikowski
      • Vollrath Martin Axt
      • Rudolf Bratschitsch
      • Doris Reiter

  • Venue & Accommodation


    • We will take care of the hotel reservations for the invited speakers.

    All other participants should book their accommodation by themselves. You may find available hotel rooms on booking platforms like,, or In addition, there are some budget accommodations (hostels) in Münster:

    If you need any help or advice concerning accommodation, don't hesitate to contact us via


    • Venue: The Sessions of the workshop will be held at the physics building IG1, Lecture hall HS 2, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 10, 48149 Münster
    • Lunch: Mensa am Ring
    • Directions
    © D. Wigger
  • Abstract Templates (submission deadline: 15 December 2017)

  • Practical Information

    • The workshop will take place at the physics institute of the University of Münster in lecture hall HS2. See the map of the campus.
    • Lunches and coffee breaks are provided free of charge during the three days for all participants  of the workshop. Lunches will be served at the Mensa. Coffee breaks will be organized in the space adjacent to the lecture hall (near the poster space).
    • City busses usually depart every 20 minutes. Following lines bring you from the city center to the bus stop "Coesfelder Kreuz":
      • 1 to Roxel Bahnhof
      • 5 to Nienberge Hannaschweg
      • 11 to Dieckmannstraße
      • 22 to Heekweg
      • 34 Ringlinie
      • and to "Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße": 2 to Alte Sternwarte and 13 to Technologiehof
      • and to "Apfelstaedstraße": 33 Ringlinie
    • interactive timetable information (Stadtwerke Münster)

    © D. Wigger
    © D. Wigger