Programme Organisation
Prof John Marsh (Co-chair)
Professor of Optoelectronic Systems, University of Glasgow, UK
Prof Eric Larkins (Co-chair)
Professor of Optoelectronics,  University of Nottingham, UK
T: +44 (0)115 951 5534


Technical Programme Committee
Martin Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany.
Dr Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
Dr Robin Huang, Forward Photonics LLC., USA
Michel Krakowski, III-V Lab, France
Prof Gaelle Lucas-Leclin, CNRS-Institut d’Optique, Paris.
Dr Stewart McDougall, TRUMPF Photonics, Inc., USA
Prof Marc Sorel, University of Glasgow, UK


Previous Meeting

Click here to download the 2015 Programme

Visiting & Travel

When and where

HPDLS 2017 will be held alongside Photonex at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th October.

Ricoh Arena
Phoenix Way, Foleshill
Coventry CV6 6GE

Opening times: Wednesday 10.00-17.00, Thursday 10.00-16.00


Please refer to the Photonex Accommodation page for further information

Travel Information:

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Coventry (Mainline), located in the City centre, approximately 6 miles away. Regular services operate directly from London Euston (1 hour), Birmingham New Street (30 minutes) and Manchester Piccadilly (2 hours).

New Station: Coventry Arena is in the car park at Ricpoh Arena itself, it is on the Coventry/Nuneaton line.

By Air: Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is the nearest international airport with more than 25 international airlines providing scheduled flights from the UK, Europe and North America. The airport is approx 20 minutes away by car from the Ricoh Arena. Birmingham InternationalRailway Station serves the airport and is connected directly to the terminal buildings via a free ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail system. The train journey from the airport to Coventry station takes approx 15 minutes with trains running every 10 minutes.

By Car: Sat Nav Postcode CV6 6GE. Have a look at the car park and approaches on Google –

Car Parking and Charges: Approaching the Arena building from Judds Lane, turn left after the security hut. Pass through the security barrier taking a parking ticket and park in Car Park A.

For detailed directions and more travel information, please click here>


Conference Sponsor

Corporate Benefactor

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Key dates

05/09/2017 – Deadline for Poster Submissions
22/09/2017 – Notification of acceptance
12/10/2017 – Conference Opens

Technical Sponsor

Conference Organiser

Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society.