7-11 April 2025
Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Free State
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Free State

Following on the successful SACPM meetings since 2004, the 10th South African Conference on Photonic Materials 2025 (SACPM 2025) will be held from 7 – 11 April 2025 in Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Free State. This conference is hosted by the Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and the Applied Physics Division of the South African Institute of Physics.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together local and international scientists who are working on various issues related to photonic materials.  In particular, the conference will focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the following material systems:

  • III-nitrides such as GaN, AlGaN, InGaN, etc
  • ZnO and other wide gap materials
  • materials for photovoltaic applications, thermal photovoltaics etc
  • biophotonic contibutions
  • narrow gap materials for mid-infrared applications
  • photonic crystals for fibre applications
  • phosphors
  • nano-materials for photonic applications
  • novel photonic materials (including polymers)

Materials related issues that would fall well within the scope of the conference are the following:

  • crystal growth and epitaxy
  • characterisation (photoluminescence, DLTS, IR spectroscopy, etc.)
  • defect related studies
  • process related issues
  • modelling of materials
  • opto-electronic devices (novel structures, etc.)
  • device modelling and characterisation

A group of international speakers, all experts in their fields, will present invited lectures on topics related to the theme of the conference. The scientific programme will also include a number of oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, as well as poster presentations. Ample time will be available for the discussion of research results. As the number of delegates will be limited, it is hoped that the conference will encourage much interaction, especially between local and international delegates.

We would particularly welcome the participation of senior students and will offer a reduced conference registration fee to full-time bone-fide students and registered post-docs.