March 15, 2019

Registration and Abstract Deadline

April 10, 2019

Notification of acceptance

April 20, 2019

Deadline for paying early bird registration fee by bank transfer

May 13, 2019

Beginning of the Conference

XVI International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information organized by National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of NAS of Belarus, and Belarusian Physical Society will be held on May 13-17, 2019 in the city of Minsk on the base of Presidium of NAS of Belarus and Hotel “Belarus”.

General idea of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers from different fields (optics, atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics, computer science) which actively contribute to the field of Quantum Optics and Quantum information.

TThe traditional style for this Conference is the oral presentations followed by rather informal discussions during poster sessions. This International Conference will be the next one of a series of very successful meetings that were held during the last 32 years in Minsk, Vilnius and Kyiv.


The main topics:

Devices and materials for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information:

  • nanophotonics
  • spintronics
  • strong optical nonlinearities
  • laser sources for quantum cryptography, including single photon sources and ultrashort pulse lasers
  • single photon detectors
  • single quantum objects (molecules, atoms, solid state impurities, quantum dots, electrons, electron and nuclear spins): detection, control and manipulation
  • novel ultrafine processing techniques for QO and QI

Building hardware for scalable quantum computers

  • trapped ions
  • atomic systems (optical lattices)
  • solid state systems
  • photon-based quantum information processing
  • molecular systems


  • characterization, creation and detection
  • entanglement in many-body systems
  • metrology using entanglement

Quantum memory and quantum repeaters

Interfaces between photons and atomic qubits

Traditional Quantum optics problems, quantum imaging

Reconstruction of quantum states and processes

Quantum algorithms

Quantum simulations

Fiber-based and free-space QKD systems

Organizing Committee:

Conference Chairman:

Sergei Kilin
B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus

Conference Scientific Secretary:

Alexander Mikhalychev
B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus


All reports, invited (oral) and regular (oral or poster) should be registered on-line. Please fill in the form below.

Registration form


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Registration fee

The deadline for paying early bird registration fee by bank transfer is April 20, 2019 .

  Fee before April, 20 Fee after April, 20
Regular fee (with conference dinner) 380 EURO 420 EURO
Students' fee (with conference dinner) 230 EURO 270 EURO
Accompanying persons fee (with conference dinner) 150 EURO 150 EURO
Regular fee (without conference dinner) 330 EURO 370 EURO
Students' fee (without conference dinner) 180 EURO 220 EURO
Accompanying persons fee (without conference dinner) 100 EURO 100 EURO

The regular conference registration fee covers: admission to the conference sessions, conference materials, conference welcome party, lunches during the conference, coffee-breaks, and social program. The conference Registration fee should be paid by all participants including invited and plenary speakers. Accompanying person’s registration fee covers the same points, as the regular one, except conference materials, and provides a full access to all the conference activities. The payment can be done at the registration desk or by bank transfer (see the details below). If you need invoice for registration fee payment, please request the Organizers by E-mail.

History of ICQOQI

This International Conference on Quantum Optics will be the next one of a series of very successful meetings that were held in Minsk in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2015, 2017 in Vilnius in 2008 and in Kyiv in 2010 during the last 32 years. Below is the information about these events.

1986 SQO-I 1994 SQO-V 2002 ICQO-IX 2010 ICQIO-XIII
1988 SQO-II 1996 SQO-VI 2004 ICQO-X 2015 ICQOQI-XIV
1990 SQO-III 1998 SQO-VII 2006 ICQO-XI 2017 ICQOQI-XV
1992 SQO-IV 2000 SQO-VIII 2008 ICQO-XII

Conference Information

Visa Support


We are happy to announce that, according to Presidential Decree “On establishment of VISA-FREE ENTRY and exit of foreign nationals”, foreign citizens of 74 countries (including most European countries, Australia, USA, Japan, etc.) can enter Belarus for up to 30 days without getting visa. The Decree applies to people, who enter Belarus and exit from the country only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus “Minsk National Airport” (except for flights from/to the Russian Federation). Additional information can be found on the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. If you need a visa to enter Belarus (e.g. if you want to enter Belarus by train or through Russia), the Organizing Committee will prepare and send you an official invitation letter, satisfying all the requirements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    For visa-free entry to Belarus you need:
  • to be a citizen of one of the specified countries;
  • to enter Belarus and to exit from Belarus through Minsk International Airport (not by train, bus or car);
  • to use international flights – not the flights from/to the Russian Federation (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, etc.);
  • to stay in Belarus for not more than 30 days including the days of arrival and departure
  • to present valid documents (a valid ordinary passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad; financial means: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay; medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus).

Citizens of certain countries have the right of visa-free travel in Belarus without the limitations listed above.

Transfer from Minsk International Airport

The transfer from Minsk International Airport (MSQ) to the Conference venue will be organized. We would appreciate sending us ( the information about you arrival and departure dates, time and flight numbers for organization of the transfer and conference registration.


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