Organizers thank all the participants and sponsors of Apropos 16!

Photo author: Ovidijus Žalys

Update: Registration will be open from 9 October, 15:00 at the conference venue, NFTMC Lobby (Saulėtekio ave. 3)

The conference continues the series of the symposia started as “Plasma and instabilities” held every third year since 1971. After Lithuania has regained the independence in 1990, the meeting was transformed into International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors (UFPS), Vilnius, Lithuania.

In 2016, the Center has moved to a new building located in Saulėtekis (Sunrise) avenue. Modern technological and scientific laboratories open new paths to science and innovations. Therefore, the conference also should gain new advanced topics, photonics-based scope and fresh insights reflected under new name.

Articles will be published in separate issue of Lithuanian Journal of Physics.


  • Semiconductor nanostructures and advanced photonics systems
  • Organic materials for optoelectronics
  • Ultrafast and THz phenomena
  • Laser technologies & light emitting diodes
  • Nano- and biophotonics

Invited speakers

Feng Gao
Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden)
Decrease the photovoltage losses in organic solar cells
Peter Haring Bolívar
Universität Siegen (Siegen, Germany)
PCR-free THz biosensing with metamaterials
Andrey Kadashchuk
Institute of Physics of National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine)
Optoelectronic properties of wide-bandgap hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite films
Lukasz Klopotowski
Institute of Physics PAS (Warsaw, Poland)
Spin relaxation dynamics in copper-doped CdSe nanocrystals
Wojciech Knap
Center for Terahertz Research and Applications (CENTERA), Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and L2C laboratory CNRS and University of Montpellier, France

THz detectors based on transistors. From basic science to réal world applications
Polina Kuzhir
Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus)
THz wave concentrators: Carbon based photonic crystals and perfect absorbers
Edmund H. Linfield
University of Leeds (Leeds, U.K.)
Terahertz quantum cascade lasers – from devices to applications
Kathy Lüdge
Berlin University of Technology (Berlin, Germany)
Performance and emission dynamics of multi-section passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers
Chiko Otani
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (Sendai, Japan)
Structural change of macromolecules by intense THz radiation
Tsuneyuki Ozaki
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Quebec, Canada)
Intense THz sources and Nonlinear THz Optics
Carlito S. Ponseca, Jr.
Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden)
Towards Terahertz Organic Electronics: THz antenna from celery decorated with metallic conjugated polymer
Gediminas Račiukaitis
State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Reduction of graphite oxide to graphene using intense laser radiation
Hartmut G. Roskos
Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt/M, Germany)
Surface plasmon-polaritons studied by scattering-type SNOM
Joo-Hiuk Son
University of Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)
Cancer treatment using terahertz radiation