• A special issue of Ceramics International (Elsevier, IF=3)  will be dedicated to PRE'19.
  • Congratulations to the winners of the best paper awards, supported by the TC 20 from ICG !



PRE’19 is the eighth event in the series of International Workshops covering a wide range of research topics concerning the properties and applications of rare-earth ions in optoelectronics and photonics. The series begun in Trento, Italy in May 2005 (PRE’05), followed by PRE’07 again in Trento, PRE’10 in Firenze (Italy), PRE’12 in Kyoto (Japan), PRE’14 in San Sebastián (Spain), PRE’16 in Greenville (USA) and PRE'17 in Roma (Italy).

The Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE) workshop aims to provide a global forum for material scientists, chemists and physicists to discuss and debate the state of the art and future perspectives of rare earth based materials for optoelectronic and photonic applications. Fundamental aspects, properties, and applications of photoluminescent materials are considered.

More than 700 scientists and students from more than 30 countries, in total, have attended the previous Workshops. The average size of each event, around 100 people, makes for a collegial environment where students and world experts can mingle and talk in an informal and effective way.

You are cordially invited to participate in PRE'19 to be held on 4-6 September 2019 in Nice, France. We welcome you to submit your most recent findings and join the community of scholars advancing the field of light emission based on rare-earth doped materials.


Looking forward to meeting you in the French Riviera !

Wilfried Blanc, Pieter Dorenbos, Fiorenzo Vetrone, PRE'19 Co-chairs

Giancarlo C. Righini, PRE'19 Honorary chair

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