March 25, 2019

Registration and Abstract Deadline

April 8, 2019

Notification of acceptance

May 3, 2019

Deadline for paying registration fee by bank transfer

May 13, 2019

Beginning of the Conference

XVI International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information organized by the 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.

The 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 30 years in Minsk, Vilnius and in Kyiv.

If you have joint projects with quantum optics and quantum information scientists in the FSU or plan to start such an activity, it is a good chance to choose this event for your local meeting with colleagues.

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

Conference program

Conference language: English

Tuesday, 14 May

Wednesday, 15 May

Thursday, 16 May

Friday, 17 May

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
Christian von Borczyskowski Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Andreas Buchleitner University of Freiburg, Germany
Vladimír Bužek Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Howard Carmichael The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ignacio  Cirac Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
Peter  Drummond Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Martial Ducloy Paris 13 University, France
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
Young Suh Kim University of Maryland, USA
John Klauder University of Florida, USA
Mikhail Kolobov Lille 1 University, France
Natalia Korolkova University of St. Andrews, UK
Sergei Kulik Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Alex Kuzmich University of Michigan, USA
Antonino Messina Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Wolfgang  Schleich Institute of Quantum Physics, Germany
Yanhua Shih University of Maryland, USA
Ivan  Sokolov St. Petersburg State University, Russia
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

being filled

Local Organizing Committee:

Alexander Nizovtsev B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Vyacheslav Chizhevsky B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitry Mogilevtsev B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitry Horoshko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Mikhail Korolkov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Valeriy Yasinskii B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Nikolai Shereshovets B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Vladislav Stefanov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Eugene Garusov B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Dmitry Filimonenko B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Ilya Karuseichyk B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Anton Sakovich B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Alexandra Efimova B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus
Sophie Kavalenka 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.

If you have already registered you can if necessary change your registration information.

Registration form



Registration fee

The deadline of registration fee payment by bank transfer is May, 3rd, 2019.


Requisites for bank transfer:


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 31 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-XV
1990 SQO-III 1998 SQO-VII 2006 ICQO-XI 2017 ICQOQI-XVI
1992 SQO-IV 2000 SQO-VIII 2008 ICQO-XII

Conference Information

Conference Venue

XVI International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information will be held in Minsk, Belarus on the base of Presidium of NAS of Belarus (Monday, May 13) and Hotel "Belarus" (Tuesday, May 14 - Friday, May 17).


We suggest you to choose Hotel "Belarus" for your accommodation, because the most part of Conference sessions will be there. You can make your reservation by using booking page of the hotel site or, or by contacting the hotel administration directly by phone, fax or e-mail.

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 80 countries (including most European countries, Australia, USA, Japan, etc.) can enter Belarus for up to 5 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 stay for longer period than 5 days), 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 5 days including the days of arrival and departure ("5 days" = "4 night"; you need to present a valid ticket for the return flight);
  • 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.


We suggest you to visit The Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus for "The Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story..."(Pyotr Tchaikovsky) on Wednesday, 15 of May.

"The Nutcracker, or Another Christmas Story..." is a ballet in two acts.


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