14th KOALA Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications 2023

KOALA - The student-only optics conference is coming to Canberra!

The Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications (KOALA) is a student-only conference, organised by students, and affiliated with both Optica and SPIE. As the most prominent student only conference in Australia and New Zealand for the field of Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications, it is the perfect opportunity for students to experience a conference surrounded by only their peers. As well as plenary speakers and the opportunity to present research to like-minded students, we have social and industry-focussed events to maximise networking opportunities.

Registration and abstract submission closes 02/10/2023 


Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Federico Capasso (joining us virtually), Harvard University
  • Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, The University of Queensland
  • Dr. Danuta Sampson, The University of Western Australia
  • Dr. Jiawen Li, The University of Adelaide

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.