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

International Advisory Committee:

Girish Agarwal Oklahoma State University, USA
Konrad Banaszek Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej, Poland
Marco Bellini National Institute of Optics, Italy
Andreas Buchleitner University of Freiburg, Germany
Ignacio  Cirac Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
Peter  Drummond Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Martial Ducloy Paris 13 University, France
Joseph Eberly Stanford University, USA
Berthold-Georg Englert National University of Singapore, Singapore
Claude Fabre University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, France
Marco Genovese Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy
Elisabeth Giacobino Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Alexander Holevo Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia
Zdenek  Hradil Palacký University, Czech Republic
Fedor Jelezko Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany
Hyunseok Jeong Seoul National University, Korea
Richard  Jozsa Cambridge University, UK
Gershon Kurizki Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Sergei Kulik Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Alex Kuzmich University of Michigan, USA
Luigi Lugiato University of Insubria, Italy
Sabrina Maniscalco University of Turku, Finland
Antonino Messina Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Kazimierz   Rzazewski Center for Theoretical Physics PAS, Poland
Luis   Sanchez-Soto Max Planck Institut für die Physik des Lichts, Germany
Vahid   Sandoghdar Max Planck Institut für die Physik des Lichts, Germany
Marlan   Scully Texas A&M University, USA
Alexander   Sergienko Boston University, USA
Yanhua Shih University of Maryland, USA
Paolo  Tombesi Università di Camerino, Italy
Géza   Tóth University of the Basque Country, Spain
Juozas Vaitkus Vilnius University, Lithuania
Victor Zadkov Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Anton Zeilinger Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austria
Aleksei  Zheltikov Russian Quantum Center, Russia
Marek  Zukowski University of Gdańsk, Poland


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.

Requisites for bank transfer:

Institute of physics of the NAS of Belarus requisites for the bank transfer in USD and EURO:

The transfer can be be directly to the bank account of our Institution Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus using the following requisites:
in BLR:
SWIFT-code: AKBBBY21529
IBAN. BY44 AKBB 3632 9280 6001 1550 0000
SWIFT-code: AKBBBY21529
IBAN. BY43 AKBB 3632 9280 6002 4550 0000
Alternatively, the money can be sent through the NOSTRO accounts in bank-correspondents to the account of the Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus specified above
Acc. 36316365
Acc. 00 96012 000
Acc. 30111810300000843901

Purpose of payment: ICQOQI-2019 fee for "YOUR NAME"

The bank commission for money transfer should be paid by participant. It is necessary to make sure, that the commission will not reduce the transferred sum. Please, specify at bank transfer the full name. If payment is made more than for one participant, it is necessary to specify names of all participants.

All participants of the Conference, presenting invited (oral) or regular (oral or poster) contribution or participating without a presentation, should be registered on-line. Please fill in the form below.

Registration form



The speaker's affiliation name (without address), which will be displayed on their bage.
The speaker's affiliation address, to which correspondence can be sent.
at registration
bank transfer


No presentation

Please, Use Title Case, When All Words Except Artilces, Prepositions and Conjunctions Start from a Capital Letter, Like in This Sentence.

Please, provide here a comma seperared list of presentation authors, which will be used for the book of abstracts. Author's initials must precede their family names, for example:
A. Einstein, R.-J. Glauber
If the authors are not from the same institution, mark their institutions with numbers in parentheses:
A. Einstein (1,2), R.-J. Glauber (1)
If left blank, the data from "Given name" and "Family name" fields will be used.
If the authors are not form the same institution, please provide here the corresponding institutions and their addresses, for example:
1. Belarusian State University, Nezavisimosty Ave 4, 220030, Minsk, Belarus
2. B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics NAS of Belarus, Nezavisimosty Ave 68, 220072, Minsk, Belarus
If left blank, the data from "Affiliation" and "Address" fields will be used for all authors.
The body of the abstract without its title, authors, references, and figures. The volume of the abstract body must not exceed 3000 characters. All formulae must be in TeX form. All paragraphs must be separated by a blank line.
If you used references in the abstract body, please provide your references list here, for example:
1. A. Einstein, B. Podolsky, and N. Rosen, Phys. Rev. 47, 777 (1935).
2. R. J. Glauber, Phys. Rev. 131, 2766 (1963).
You can upload one figure to be included in your abstract. Successful upload of a new fugure will override the previous one. Supported types are .jpg, .png, .eps, and .pdf. The size of the figure must not exceed 2 MB. Do not use this field to upload your abstract, use the "Presentation abstract" field above.
Here you can provide a caption for the uploaded figure. It must be in TeX form, its volume must not exceed 1000 characters.


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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tel./fax: +375 17 284 26 13

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