Opening Words


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It gives us great pleasure to invite you to OASIS 6 (Optical Engineering And Science in Israel) of ILEOS (The Israel Lasers and Electro Optics Society). The meeting will be held on 27-28 February 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel.


The field of optics and electro optics continue to grow rapidly in Israel, especially over the last few years. It is estimated that there are more than ten thousand electro-optics professionals involved in seven universities, several colleges and over 250 companies in Israel.


The OASIS meeting will present the latest advances in the field of electro-optics worldwide, as well as to be a showpiece for Israeli optics, electro-optics and laser research and technologies. This meeting will focus on encouraging interdisciplinary research as well as international cooperation. . The meeting’s program reflects some of the areas of current interest in modern optics, including sessions on remote sensing, non-linear optics, optical engineering, electro-optics in industry, quantum optics, lasers and applications, electro optics devices, solar energy, photonics in defense, ultrafast phenomena, micro and nano optics, and optics in medicine and biology.


The conference will host distinguished plenary speakers. In addition there will be several keynote speakers and over a hundred lectures.


The target audience includes optical scientists and engineers working in these fields. We encourage students from all institutions of higher learning to participate in this meeting. It will expose them to the latest research and development, and help them interact with representatives of Academia and Industry.


I invite you to actively participate in our sixth OASIS meeting.


Prof Abraham Katzir

Chairman, Organizing Committee