Sponsors & Exibitors The 10th LIP conference has ended Friday 29th August 2014. Thank you to all participants ! See you for the next edition organized by Xidian University (China), in May 2016 !

Scope & Background

  • Scope
  • Background
  • LIP2014 flyer and posters

The 10th international conference series on Laser-light and Interactions with Particles (LIP) is organized by IUSTI and Fresnel institutes on August 25-29th, 2014, in Marseille, France. The conference is focused on interactions between laser beams and particles, from theory to practice, encompassing in particular the following topics (download the flyer):

  • Beam shape description,
  • Far-field scattering,
  • Time-resolved scattering,
  • Mechanical effects of light,
  • Near fields and morphology-dependent-resonances,
  • Complex shaped particles and aggregates,
  • Multiple scattering in dense media,
  • Optical particle sizing and characterization methods.

Although the conference is mainly intended to deal with electromagnetic beams (vectorial scattering), papers dealing with acoustical and quantum beams (scalar waves) however presenting significant enough correlations with the main issues of the conference will be welcome.

Applications may range from multiphase flow characterization to aerosol science and atmospheric environment, biomedical optical engineering, remote manipulation of objects, plasma and soft matter physics, quantum electrodynamics in cavities, etc.

This conference series has been continually providing forums for promoting the interchange of new ideas on the development of advanced theories and model, as well as the latest experimental developments. Since nearly three decades this series, whose topics are continuously evolving, provides a source of state-of-the-art in light and shaped beam interactions with particle and particle systems.

The present edition follows the former Optical Particle Sizing (OPS) and Optical Particle Characterization (OPC) conferences held in Rouen 1987; Tempe, AZ, 1990; Yokohama, 1993; Nürnberg, 1995; Minneapolis, MN,1998; Brighton, 2001; Kyoto, 2004; Graz, 2007 as well as the reformulated LIP conference, held in Rouen, in 2012.

Over the years, selected papers from this conference series were published in books and special issues of highly ranked journals (Applied Optics, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer).

Download the flyer and poster of the conference:


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Committees, sponsors & partners

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Keynote lectures

  • P.L. Marston
  • M. Mishchenko
  • K.-F. Ren
  • R. Xu
  • P. Zemanek
Philip L. Marston

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

"Surprises and anomalies in acoustical and optical scattering"

Experiments on radiation torques and negative radiation forces by various groups display how the underlying wave-field geometry influences radiation forces. Other situations strongly influenced by wave-field geometry include high-order caustics present in light scattering patterns of objects as simple as oblate drops of water or oblate bubbles of air in water. Related theoretical and experimental investigations are considered. Scattering enhancements associated with guided waves having negative group velocities are also examined.

M. Mishchenko

Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New-York, USA

"Electromagnetic scattering by dense discrete random media: physics and numerically exact results "

While it is recognized that the Maxwell equations (MEs) control the transport of electromagnetic energy in particulate media (clouds, particulate surfaces, particle suspensions), direct solutions of the MEs for such media had been impracticable until quite recently. This has led to the widespread use of the radiative transfer (RT) equation in situations when its very applicability is questionable. This situation has now changed owing to the development of efficient computer solvers of the MEs applicable to macroscopic multi-particle groups. In fact, a new branch of statistical optics emerged several years ago wherein the scattering of light (and other electromagnetic radiation) by particulate media is modeled directly by using numerically exact computer solutions of the MEs without invoking any assumptions underlying the RT theory.

This lecture is intended to summarize this profound recent development. We describe the application of the numerically exact superposition T-matrix method to extensive computations of electromagnetic scattering by 3D volumes filled with randomly distributed wavelength-sized particles. These computations are used to simulate and analyze the effect of randomness of particle positions as well as the onset and evolution of various multiple-scattering effects with increasing number of particles in a statistically homogeneous volume of discrete random medium. These exact results illustrate and substantiate the methodology underlying the approximate microphysical theories of RT and coherent backscattering and quantify the range of particle packing densities beyond which both theories break. We show that even in densely packed media, the light scattered along strings of widely separated particles still provides a significant contribution to the total scattered signal and thereby makes quite pronounced the classical RT and coherent backscattering effects. Numerical experiments with Gaussian laser beams provide a vivid demonstration of the robustness of the RT methodology.

Kuan Fang REN

CORIA UMR 6614 CNRS – University of Rouen, France

"Numerical techniques for shaped beam scattering by large and absorbing particle using variable separation methods"

Shaped beam scattering and numerical computations are two very active domains of research in light interaction with particles. The shaped beams may invoke special effects when interacting with particles which are essence of many applications. The variable separation methods, typically the Generalized Lorenz-Mie theory, solve the problem rigorously, but the numerical evaluation of relevant physical quantities is always a challenge for practical applications. The talk will illustrate how to surmount these difficulties by combining physical, mathematical and algorithmic efforts. Sophisticated techniques will be presented to solve numerical problems arising in the calculation of the scattering and absorption properties, the internal and near fields, the radiation pressure and torque exerted on very large and strong absorbing particles illuminated by circular and elliptical Gaussian beams, Bessel and Doughnut beams. The talk will end with a short presentation of a software summarizing 20 years of research in this field. .
Renliang Xu

General Manager, Micromeritics China operation, Shanghai, China

"Laser scattering in particle characterization: application perspective"

The talk will be focused on recent advancement in laser scattering instrumentation, the standardization of several scattering technologies, and the applications in various fields of particle characterization.
P. Zemanek

Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, Acad. Sci. of the Czech Republic, Brno

"From optical tweezers to optically self-arranged and propelled microstructures"

Basics of optical forces will be mentioned together with their most frequent applications. Force interaction between several illuminated particles will be described (optical binding) and its utilization for creation of optically bound structures will be demonstrated.


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  • Wednesday, 27th
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  • Friday, 29th

The preliminary program is now available - June 29th, 2014).

: conference proceedings (110Mo)

Draft program

18h00–20h00 Welcome drink at "Club du Vieux Port"
8h30-10h00 Registration (and coffee)
10h00-10h30 Opening ceremony
10h30-11h10 Keynote Lecture: Philip L. MARSTON

(AK-1) Surprises and anomalies in acoustical and optical scattering (slides)
11h10-12h30 Session: Beam shape description (BS)

Chairs: Philip L. MARSTON, Farid G. MITRI

(BS-1) On the Description of Electromagnetic Arbitrary Shaped Beams : Beam Shape Coefficients versus Plane Wave Spectra, and vice versa, Gérard GOUESBET* and James A. LOCK

(BS-2) Scattering of the Evanescent Components in the Angular Spectrum of a Tightly Focused Electromagnetic Beam by a Spherical Particle, James A. LOCK*

(BS-3) Acoustics of Finite-Aperture Vortex Beams, Farid G. MITRI*

(BS-4) Superpositions of equal-frequency ordinary Bessel beams: frozen waves for optical trapping and micromanipulation, Leonardo A. AMBROSIO*
12h30-14h00 LUNCH
14h00-15h40 Session: Near-field and Resonances (NR)

Chairs: James A. LOCK, Zhen-Sen WU

(NR-1) Laser Emission from Random Gain Media with Bubble Structures, Takashi OKAMOTO*, Shouhei MATSUSHITA and Masanori TAKABAYASHI

(NR-2) Influence of sinter necks on the spectral behaviour of ITO aggregates, Thomas WRIEDT*, Jens HELLMERS, Krzysztof SKORUPSKI and Janusz MROCZKA

(NR-3) Phohotonic Jet Generated by Spheroidal Particle, Yiping HAN*, Lu HAN and Wenjuan ZHAO

(NR-4) Near and Far Field Light scattering from silicon nitride microdisks, David McCLOSKEY* and John F. DONEGAN

(NR-5) Laser-Bubble Interactions under the Acoustic Field, Honoh SUZUKI* and I-Yin Sandy LEE
15h40-16h10 Special session: exhibitors and sponsors
16h10-16h30 Coffee break
16h30-18h30 Poster session

Complex shaped particles and aggregates (CP)

(CP-10) Formation of spherical aggregate from micro droplet containing submicron inclusions, Mariusz WOŹNIAK*, Justice ARCHER, Gennadiy DERKACHOV, Daniel JAKUBCZYK, Tomasz WOJCIECHOWSKI, Krystyna KOLWAS, Maciej KOLWAS

(CP-11) Thermometry of evaporating acetone droplets in near-critical conditions by combined phosphorescence/fluorescence measurements, Benjamin BORK*, Thomas KÖNIG, Florian WECKENMANN, Grazia LAMANNA and Andreas DREIZLER

(CP-12) Role played by multiple scattering on the absorption and scattering properties of soot fractal aggregates, Jérôme YON*, Damien Hebert, Alexandre BESCOND, Claude ROZE and Alexis COPPALLE

(CP-13) Characterization and application of laser light scattering by ice crystals, A.-K. GANSMANN*, P. STEGMANN and C. TROPEA

(CP-14) Light scattering from helical microparticles, Rodrigo BECERRA-CARRILLO*, Jian YANG and Kevin ROBBIE

(CP-15) T-matrix methods for scattering by cylinders in optical tweezers, Xiaoqiong QI*, Timo A. NIEMINEN, Alexander B. STILGOE, Vincent L.Y. LOKE, and Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP

Far-field scattering (FF)

(FF-9) T-matrix based scattering model for bio-medical sensor, V. SCHMIDT*, Y. EREMIN and T. WRIEDT

(FF-10) Coupling T-Matrix formalism with UV-VIS polarization Laser LIDAR to retrieve atmospheric particles backscattering from desert dust, sea-salt and water soluble particles mixture, Alain MIFFRE*, Gregory DAVID, Elodie COILLET, and Patrick RAIROUX

(FF-11) Analytical solutions of plane wave scattering from a large sized chiral cylinder, Qing-Chao SHANG, Zhen-Sen WU*, Tan QU, Zheng-Jun LI, and Lei GONG

(FF-12) An analytic solution for the Gaussian beam scattering from a moving uniaxial anisotropic sphere, Mingjun WANG*, Huayong ZHANG, Xizheng KE, Pengfei WU

(FF-13) Numerical computation of the scattering properties of large arbitrary shaped particle by MLFMA and VCRM, Yue-Qian WU, Ming-Lin YANG, Kuan Fang REN* and Xin-Qing SHENG

(FF-14) ABSphere - Software for calculation of all physical properties of any shaped Beam by a spherical particle, Kuan Fang REN*

Mechanical effects of light (ME)

(ME-14) Theoretical aspects of single-beam multitrapping acoustical tweezers, Glauber T. SILVA*

(ME-15) Kramers escape rate of silicon nanowires in a double optical trap, A. MAGAZZU*, C. J. RICHARDS, T. J. SMART, A. IRRERA, M. G. DONATO, F. PRIOLO, P. G. GUCCIARDI, O. M. MARAGÓ and P. H. JONES*

(ME-16) Non Conservative optical forces for silicon nanowires in optical traps, A. MAGAZZU*, A. IRRERA, P. ARTONI, S. H. SIMPSON, S. HANNA, P. H. JONES, F. PRIOLO, P. G. GUCCIARDI, and O. M. MARAGÓ*

(ME-17) Optical tweezers force calibration of chromosomes, Nima Khatibzadeh, Ann A. M. BUI*, Alexander B. STILGOE, Timo A. NIEMINEN, Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP and Michael W. BERNS

(ME-18) Radiation torque induced by Bessel beam, Renxian LI*, Lixin GUO, Ruiping YANG, Chunying DING and Zhensen WU

(ME-19) Analysis of radiation force of a Laguerre Gaussian vortex beam on a uniaxial anisotropic sphere, Tan QU*, Zhen-Sen WU*, Qing-Chao SHANG, Zheng-Jun LI, Lei GONG

(ME-20) Angular momentum transfer between Laguerre-Gauss beams and purpose-built microrotors, Vincent L.Y. LOKE*, Theodor ASAVEI, Timo A. NIEMINEN and Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP

(ME-21) “Optical gas bubble management” at its Laser thermo-capillary trapping in an absorbing liquid, A.D. BUTENKO, N.A. KAZACHKOVA, O.I. KOFMAN and V.I. LYMAR*

(ME-22) A new polarimetric indicator in sensing applications based on magneto-dielectric nanoparticles, Ángela I. BARREDA, Juan M. SANZ, José M. SAIZ*, Fernando MORENO and Francisco GONZÁLEZ

(ME-23) Scattering matrix measurements for single particles, Antti PENTTILÄ*, Hanna PENTIKÄINEN, Daniel GUIRADO RODRÍGUEZ, Jouni PELTONIEMI, and Karri MUINONEN

Particle Characterization (OPC)

(PC-15) Measurement of laser rainbow of elliptical liquid jet, Ruliang ZHONG, Xiang’e HAN* and He LIU

(PC-16) Digital in-line holography for near field observation of liquid-liquid flows, Fabrice LAMADIE*, Laurent BRUEL and Lila OULDARBI

(PC-17) On the measurement of nano and micro particles by Fourier Interferometric imaging, Sawitree SAENGKAEW*, Annie GARO, Siegfried MEUNIER-GUTTIN-CLUZEL and Gérard GREHAN

(PC-18) Numerical considerations on measurements of light-absorbing particles using polarized-type phase Doppler Method, Naomichi YOKOI* and Yoshihisa AIZU

(PC-19) Ultrathermometry of Evaporating Droplets, Giennadiy DERKACHOV, Daniel JAKUBCZYK*, Mariusz WOŹNIAK, Justice ARCHER and Maciej KOLWAS

(PC-20) Laser Speckle of Nanofluids and its Application in Velocity Distribution Measurement, Chuanlong XU*, Zhihong DU, Shimin WANG

(PC-21) Ionisation of soot aggregates and primary particles i a laser field, Vivien BEYER, Douglas GREENHALGH, Yannis HARDALUPAS, Christopher HONG*, Alex M K P TAYLOR

(PC-22) Fine particles sampling of light-scattering Laser photometer and air sampler with impaction sizer, C-H HUANG* and Y-Y CHANG

(PC-23) Aerosol optical and microphysical properties retrieved from combination LIDAR with Sun/sky photometer: Preliminary results over Lille, Valentyn BOVCHALIUK*, Thierry PODVIN, Augustin MORTIER, Philippe GOLOUB, Oleg DUBOVIK, Didier TANRE, Igor VESELOVSKII, Stéphane VICTORI

(PC-25) Conformable organic photo sensors for particle systems characterization, Matthias SENTIS, Fabrice R.A. ONOFRI*, Fabien CHAUCHARD, Olivier DHEZ, Jean-Yves LAURENT

(PC-26) An improved Analysis of the Scattering Properties to the Half-Space Problem with Multiple Defect Particles for Optical Surface, Lei GONG*, Zhen-Sen WU

(PC-27) Multiplex single particle and biological cell analysis in microfluidics, David DANNHAUSER*, Domenico ROSSI, Filippo CAUSA and Paolo A. NETTI

(PC-28) Observation of red blood cells in bood coagulation using digital holographic microscopy, Hideki FUNAMIZU*, Yuki WATANABE and Yoshihisa AIZU

(PC-29) Measurement of collected polarised light across a liquid-liquid extensional flow, Arab BELKADI, Dominique TARLET*, Agnès MONTILLET, Jérôme BELLETTRE and Patrizio MASSOLI

(PC-30) Coupling environmental acoustic levitation cell and Micro-Raman spectroscopy for monitoring photoevolution and hygroscopicity of single particles with atmospheric interest, Myriam MOREAU*, Yeny TOBON , Sophie SOBANSKA and Jacques BARBILLAT

(PC-31) Characterization of nanopaticles aggregates by static light scattering, Cedric MONTET, Matthias SENTIS and Fabrice ONOFRI*

Miscellaneous Topics (MT)

(MT-1) Intrinsic Method for the Evaluation of Beam Shape Coefficients in Spheroidal Coordinates for Oblique Illumination, Lu HAN*, Yi Ping HAN, Gerard GOUESBET, and Jia Jie WANG

(MT-2) Effect of Fractal Parameters of Soot Aggregates on their Absorption and Scattering Properties Simulated by Discrete Dipole Approximation, Gizem OKYAY* and Franck ENGUEHARD

(MT-3) Dynamic polarimeter for spectral imaging of scattering media, J. M. SANZ, F. CARMAGNOLA, A. FERNANDEZ, F. MORENO, F. GONZALEZ and J. M. SAIZ*

(MT-4) Diffusion of a laser pulse in a particle medium with three-dimensional geometry, Feng XU* and Anthony B. DAVIS

(MT-5) Dynamics of laser excited colloidal Au nanoparticles conjugated with cysteine, Alexandra FALAMAS, Nicoleta TOSA* and Valer TOSA

(MT-7) Ideal absorption design in nanoparticles, Brian STOUT*, Nicolas, BONOD, Jérôme WENGER, Victor GRIGORIEV

(MT-8) Polarized light extraction from light emitting diode using metallic nanostructures, Örs SEPSI*, Tibor GÁL and Pál KOPPA

(MT-9) Collinear two colour Kerr effect based time-gate for balistic imaging, Harsh PURWAR*, Saïd IDLAHCEN, Claude ROZÉ and Jean-Bernard BLAISOT
18h00 End.
20h00–23h00 Cocktail dinner at Restaurant "La Nautique"


8h30-9h10 Keynote Lecture: Pavel ZEMANEK

(AK-4) From optical tweezers to optically self-arranged and propelled microstructures
9h10-10h30 Session: Mechanical effects of light (ME I)

Chairs: David G. GRIER, Bernard POULIGNY

(ME-1) Optical trapping and manipulation of nanostructures, O. M. MARAGÓ*, M. G. DONATO, A. MAGAZZU, A. IRRERA, C. D’ANDREA, E. MESSINA, B. FAZIO, M. A. IATI, P. H. JONES, and P. G. GUCCIARDI

(ME-2) Photonic Nanojet in Optical Tweezers, Antonio A. R. NEVES*

(ME-3) As Diverse pathes leden diverse folk the righte way to radiation pressure, Timo A. NIEMINEN*

(ME-4) Optical Torques for Alignment of Au Nanorods, Jiunn-Woei LIAW, Wei-Jiun LO, and Mao-Kuen KUO*
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h20 Session: Far-field scattering (FF I)

Chairs: Jay EVERSOLE, Yiping HAN

(FF-1) Discrete Dipole Approximation for Particles near Surface: a 3D-FFT-accelerated Implementation, Maxim A. YURKIN* and Marcus HUNTEMANN

(FF-2) Analysis of chiral sphere rainbows in geometric optics model, Zhen-Sen WU*, Qing-Chao SHANG, Tan QU, Zheng-Jun Li and Lei GONG

(FF-3) Generalized rainbow patterns for spheroidal droplet characterization, Haitao YU, Jianqi SHEN and Cameron TROPEA*

(FF-4) Vectorial Complex Ray Model – from geometrical op-tics to ray theory of wave, Kuan Fang REN*, Claude ROZÉ, Yijia YUAN
12h30-14h00 LUNCH
14h00-15h40 Session: Complex shaped particles & aggregates (CP I)

Chairs: Lixin GUO, Maxim YURKIN

(CP-1) On the electromagnetic scattering of arbitrary shaped beams by arbitrary shaped particles: a review, Gérard GOUESBET*, James A. LOCK and Michael I. MISHCHENKO

(CP-2) Light scattering on single evaporating microdroplet of suspension: Fano resonances and surface pressure, Maciej KOLWAS*, Genadij DERKACHOV, Daniel JAKUBCZYK, Krystyna KOLWAS and Justice ARCHER

(CP-3) Electromagnetic modeling of sunscreen protection, Marie LECUREUX*, Carole DEUMIE and Stefan ENOCH

(CP-4) Helicity resonances in spheres, Xavier ZAMBRANA-PUYALTO*, Gabriel MOLINA-TERRIZA

(CP-5) Scattering properties of mineral and soot-containing aerosols, Janna M. DLUGACH*, Michael I. MISHCHENKO
15h40-16h10 COFFEE BREAK
16h10-17h50 Session: Optical Particle Characterization (PC 1)

Chairs: Gérard GREHAN, Cameron TROPEA

(PC-12) Measurement of bubbles inside a droplet by digital in-line holography, DARAWAN PEJCHANG*, Sébastien COETMELLEC, Gérard GREHAN, Daniel ALANO, Denis LEBRUN and Marc BRUNEL

(PC-2) High-sensitivity low-coherence dynamic light scattering and particle sizing for nanoparticles (Ⅲ) : Particle size distribution of pigment particles, Katsuhiro ISHII*, Sohichiro NAKAMURA and Yuki SATO

(PC-3) Light scattering in highly concentrated mono- and bimodal dispersions, Lena BRESSEL*, Miren AGUIRRE, Mariano BARRADO, Jose RAMON LEIZA and Olivier REICH

(PC-4) Diffusing wave spectroscopy: a modern light scattering technique to characterize mixtures/soft matter systems, Frédéric MONDIOT, Mathias REUFER, and Andreas C. VOELKER*

(PC-5) Digital In-line Holography for the characterization of inclusions in a suspended water droplet, Wisuttida WICHITWONG, Sébastien COETMELLEC, Denis LEBRUN, Daniel ALLANO, Gérard GREHAN, and Marc BRUNEL*
17h50 End.
19h30–20h40 Guided tour of Marseille


8h30-9h10 Keynote Lecture: Kuan-Fang REN

(AK-3) Numerical techniques for shaped beam scattering by large and absorbing particle using variable separation methods
9h10-10h30 Session: Far-field scattering (FF II)

Chairs: Gerard GOUESBET, Honoh SUZUKI

(FF-5) Scattering of a plane electromagnetic wave by a radially inhomogeneous generalized Luneburg lens, James A. LOCK*, Philip LAVEN and John A. ADAM

(FF-6) Light Scattering of a non diffracting zero-order Bessel beam by uniaxial anisotropic bispheres, Zheng-Ju LI*, Zhen-Sen WU, Tan. QU, Hai-Ying LI, Lu BAI and Lei GONG

(FF-7) Electromagnetic scattering by a general anisotropic dielectric nonspherical particle, Jia Jie WANG*, Yi PING HAN, Zhe Feng WU and Lu HAN

(FF-8) Observation of laser light scattering by randomly oriented particles at exact backscattering angle, Alain MIFFRE *, Gregory DAVID, Elodie COILLET, and Patrick RAIROUX
10h30-11h00 COFFEE BREAK
11h00-12h20 Session: Plasmonics (PL I)

Chairs: Philippe COURTEILLE, Timo A. NIEMINEN

(PL-1) Au-fluorophore nanohybrids: experimental evidence of the plasmonic Dicke effect, Pierre FAUCHÉ*, Miguel COMESAÑA-HERMO, Brahim LOUNIS, Serge RAVAINE and Renaud VALLÉE

(PL-2) Enhanced Spin-Hall and Goos-Hänchen shift(s) mediated by scattering in plasmonic nanoparticles, Jalpa SONI*, Shampy MANSHA, S. Dutta GUPTA, Ayan BANERJEE and Nirmalaya GHOSH

(PL-3) Tailoring the spectral efficiency of gold nanospheres using size dependence of plasmon resonance frequencies and damping rates, Krystyna KOLWAS* and Anastasiya DERKACHOVA

(FF-4) Analysis of the scattering behaviour of two spherical plasmonic particles, Wen FENG*, Jens HELLMERS, Vladimir SCHMIDT, Lutz MÄDLER and Thomas WRIEDT
12h30-14h00 LUNCH
14h00-15h40 Session: Mechanical effects of light (ME II)

Chairs: Martin Šiler, Giorgio VOLPE

(ME-5) Practical Tractor Beams, David G. GRIER* and David B. RUFFNER

(ME-6) Optical trapping in secondary maxima of a tightly focused laser beam, Martin ŠILER*, Petr JÁKL, Jan JEŽEK, Lukáš CHVÁTAL and Pavel ZEMÁNEK

(ME-7) Magnetic nanoparticles ring formation and dynamics, JanMASAJAD*and Marcin BACIA

(ME-8) Why do ellipsoidal particles oscillate in focused Gaussian beams? Jean-Christophe LOUDET*, Bernard POULIGNY and Besira MIHIRETIE

(ME-9) Optical binding and hydrodynamic synchronization between non-spherical colloidal particles, Stephen H. SIMPSON, Stuart BOX, Luke DEBONO, Philip H. JONES, Onofrio M. MARAGÒ and Simon HANNA *
15h40-16h10 COFFEE BREAK
16h10-17h50 Session: Optical Particle Characterization (PC II)

Chairs: Xiaoshu CAI, Norbert ROTH

(PC-6) Energy redistribution in single particle interference microscopy, Markus SELMKE*, Irene NEUGEBAUER and Frank CICHOS

(PC-7) Identification and characterization of cell-Derived microparticles using light scattering, Anastasiya I. KONOKHOVA*, Darya N. CHERNOVA, Dmitry I. STROKOTOV, Maxim A. YURKIN, and Valeri P. MALTSEV

(PC-8) Interferometric out-of-focus imaging simulator for irregular multi-emitters. Application to the characterization of irregular rough particles, Marc BRUNEL*, Sébastien COETMELLEC, Gérard GREHAN and Huanhuan SHEN

(PC-9) Simultaneous mapping of droplets size and concentration in sprays using structured laser illumination planar imaging, Yogeshwar Nath MISHRA*, Elias KRISTENSSON and Edouard BERROCAL

(PC-10) Determination of droplet velocity and size immediately before impacting into a liquid pool, Norbert ROTH* and Bernhard WEIGAND
17h50 End.


8h30-9h10 Keynote Lecture: Michael I. MISHCHENKO

(AK-2) Electromagnetic scattering by dense discrete random media: physics and numerically exact results
9h10-10h30 Session: Complex shaped particles & aggregates (CP II)

Chairs: Janna DLUGACH, Thomas WRIEDT

(CP-6) Method of moment solution for the electric current volume integral equation, Johannes MARKKANEN*, Antti PENTTILÄ, Jouni PELTONIEMI and Karri MUINONEN

(CP-7) T-matrix calculation with the Green's dyadic technique for electromagnetic scattering: a numerical approach using Dyson equation, Ugo TRICOLI*, Klaus PFEILSTICKER

(CP-8) Light scattering by random irregular particles with different morphology, Yevgen GRYNKO*, Evgenij ZUBKO

(CP-9) High-frequency Gaussian beam scattering by ice crystals, Patrick STEGMANN*, Erion GJONAJ and Cameron TROPEA
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h20 Session: Mechanical effects of light (ME III)

Chairs: Onofrio M. MARAGÓ, Antonio A. R. NEVES

(ME-10) Scattering of focused Laser beam in Zebrafish brain, Itia FAVRE-BULLE*, Daryl PREECE, Timo A. NIEMINEN, Ethan K. SCOTT and Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP

(ME-11) Polarization dependent optical trapping of chiral microresonators, M. G. DONATO*, J. HERNANDEZ, A. MAZZULLA, C. PROVENZANO, R. SAIJA, M.A. IATI, A. MAGAZZÙ, P. PAGLIUSI, R. BARTOLINO, P. G. GUCCIARDI, O. M. MARAGÒ AND G. CIPPARRONE*

(ME-12) The escape of spheres from optical tweezers, Alexander B. STILGOE, Nima KHATIBZADEH, Ann A. M. BUI*, Timo A. NIEMINEN, Michael W. BERNS and Halina RUBINSZTEIN-DUNLOP

(ME-13) Brownian motion in speckle light fields: from anomalous diffusion to optical manipulation, Giorgio VOLPE*, Giovanni VOLPE and Sylvain GIGAN
12h30-14h00 LUNCH
14h10 Buses departure
15h10-19h30 Excursion
19h30-23h00 Gala Dinner
23h15 Buses departure
24h00 Buses arrival to Marseille


8h30-9h10 Keynote Lecture: Renliang XU

(AK-5) Laser scattering in particle characterization: application perspective
9h10-10h30 Session: Optical Particle Characterization (PC III)

Chairs: Yoshihisa AIZU, Jose M. SAIZ

(PC-11) Particle characterization with digital holography, Matthew BERG*, Nava SUBEDI and Nicholas FOWLER

(PC-1) Fast nanoparticle sizing by image dynamic light scattering, Chengze XU, Xiaoshu CAI*, Jie ZHANG, Lili LIU

(PC-13) Measurement of spray characteristics by FII: Experimental validation² on calibrated multijet, Sawitree SAENGKAEW*, Siegfried MEUNIER-GUTTIN-CLUZEL and Gerard GREHAN

(PC-14) Transient evolution of refractive index gradients inside single isolated droplets with rainbow refractometry, Christopher ROSEBROCK, Thomas WRIEDT and Lutz MÄDLER
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h00 Session: Plasmonics (PL II)

Chairs: Simon HANNA, Maciej KOLWAS

(PL-5) Multiple light scattering from ordered and disordered atomic clouds, Philippe COURTEILLE* and Romain BACHELARD

(PL-6) Surface plasmon polaritons in linear chains of silver nanospheroids, Ilia L. RASSKAZOV*, Sergei V. KARPOV and Vadim V. MARKEL

(PL-7) Multiple particle scattering approach applied to coupling effects in plasmonic aggregates: from hybrid dimer modes to quadrumer Fano resonances, Saïd BAKHTI, Nathalie DESTOUCHES and Alexandre TISHCHENKO*
12h00-12h30 Conclusive keynote
12h30-14h00 Lunch
14h00 End of LIP2014


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  • Guided tour
  • Excursion and gala dinner

The OSA technical group on "Optical Cooing & Trapping" invites you at a social gathering sponsored by the OSA and 3 dedicated special Sessions in the LIP2014 conference schedule. This will take place during the LIP2014 welcome reception at 18h00-20h00 on Sunday 24th August 2014, located at Club du Vieux Port, Marseille, France. All are welcome at this social gathering, connect with colleagues and meet TG committee members A. A. R. Neves and O. M. Maragò to discuss about OSA TG activities.

Club du Vieux Port : 3 Place aux Huiles, 13001 Marseille, Ph: (+33) 4 91 33 19 46
GPS: 43.293344° 5.371785° // N43° 17' 36'' E5° 22' 18'' // N 43° 17.601' E 5° 22.307'
Map: download

A Cocktail dinner party is planned on Monday 25th, on the Vieux Port, at restaurant "La Nautique", from 20h00 to 23h00.

Restaurant "La Nautique" : 20 Quai de Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, Ph: (+33) 4 91 33 01 78
GPS: 43.293178° 5.369963° // N43° 17' 35'' E5° 22' 11'' // N 43° 17.591' E 5° 22.198'
Map: download

A guided boat tour of Marseille is scheduled on Tuesday 26th, from 19h30 to 20h45. The meeting point is at the subway station exit "Vieux Port", on the Vieux- Port! The boat named "Hélios" is on the right side, at 100 m from the subway station.

Meeting point : subway "Vieux Port", Quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille
GPS: 43.295261°, 5.374238° // N43°17'42'' E5°22'27'' // N43°17.716' E5°22.454'
Map: download

The buses departures for the conference excursion and gala dinner is planned on Thursday 28th, at 14h10 , from the conference venue.

The excursion is planned in the heart of the Alpilles regional country park, "Les Baux-de-Provence", a listed heritage site. The essence that gives Provencal villages their very special atmosphere and fragrance is here too – small squares, well-shaded terraces, narrow streets and small shops.

Les Baux-de-Provence host also a wonderfull multimedia show about a "Century of gold and colours"...

The gala dinner will take place in the "Château de Richebois", near Salon de Provence (Participants should be back to their hotels, late evening, arround midnight).

Authors: contributions, award and special issue

  • Conference papers & posters
  • Best poster award
  • Special issue papers: JQRST

The submission and selection procedures are officially closed(1). All selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN).

There will be three kind of presentations during this 14th edition:

  • 6 Keynote lectures (invited talks of 40 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions),
  • 60 regular presentations (20 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions)
  • 50 posters (special session and award)(2)
(1) Conference template and information form.
(2) The mandatory poster format is A0, portrait

The best poster award of the LIP2014 conference has been attributed to Dr. Mariusz WOŹNIAK from the Institut of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, for the work (CP-10) "Formation of spherical aggregate from micro droplet containing submicron inclusions", by Mariusz WOŹNIAK*, Justice ARCHER, Gennadiy DERKACHOV, Daniel JAKUBCZYK, Tomasz WOJCIECHOWSKI, Krystyna KOLWAS, Maciej KOLWAS

Publication: special issue of JQRST

A special issue is planned for publication in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Guest editors : Gérard Gouesbet, Fabrice Onofri ). This special issue will consist only of full-size papers documenting research either reported at the conference or pertaining to the main topics of LIP2014. Extended abstracts of conference presentations will not be considered. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two independent referees to ensure that all accepted manuscripts satisfy the highest standards of scientific quality adopted for JQSRT. Again, this will be a special topical issue of JQSRT rather than a conference proceedings. Our goal is to have the entire special issue published in less than 12 months after the conference. This implies a tight review and production schedule. You can submit your manuscript by going to : http://ees.elsevier.com/jqsrt/. You will need to register in order to create a personal account unless you have it already. The submission process it quite straightforward, but one aspect of it is especially important. When “Article Type” is reached, select “SI: LIP2014” to make sure that your manuscript is flagged as an LIP2014 submission and is not misplaced.
      - Submission open and close on September 1st and December 1st, 2014
      - Acceptance deadline is 1st May 2015


  • >>>
  • Regular participants
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors
  • Register online

The 10th LIP conference has ended Friday 29th, August 2014.

There are 3 categories for the registration fees (in Euros, all taxes included, and depending on whether it is an early or a late registration):
  • Student (Master, Ph.D).........: 400/450
  • Academic & industry.............: 600/650
  • Accompanying person(1)........: 75/75

Regular registration fees include: the Conference attendance, book of the conference abstracts, lunches and coffee breaks mentioneed on the program, LIP 2014 excursion, social and cocktail dinner, guided tour.

(1) Gala and cocktail dinner, excursion and guided tour.

One important objective of this conference series is the development of the relations between the academic, the industrial and business communities. Thus, three packages are offered to companies willing to sponsor this conference or, to exhibit their products and services (instrumentation, scientific publishing, etc.) during the conference.

Proposed packages:

  • Pack S (300 Euros - all taxes included): brochures & flyers are included in the conference bags plus one double sided color page advertisement in the conference proceedings (template). Your company logo appears on the conference proceedings and web site.
  • Pack B1 (900 Euros - all taxes included): Pack S + 1 regular participation + simple booth + 5 minutes to present your company during the dedicated plenary session.
  • Pack B2 (1100 Euros - all taxes included): Pack S + 1 regular participation + double booth + 10 minutes to present your company during the dedicated plenary session.

More details may be found in the flyer dedicated to sponsors & exibitors.

  • Step 1 - Pre-registration: you will be directed to a secured web site of the French National Center for Scientitic Research (CNRS), called 'azur-colloque'(1). Find the LIP2014 conference in the list and fill out(2) the pre-registration form by entering your personal information as well as your participant category (Academic or Industry, Student, Sponsor,...). It takes few days to validate your pre-registration.

  • Step 2 - Confirmation and payment: once your pre-registration is validated, via the same website, you can proceed to the confirmation of your registration and to the payment of the registration fees. Your identification code is based on your "Last name", "First name" and "E-Mail", as specified during the pre-registration step. Note that since July 30th, registration fee payment can only be done by credit card(3). No other payment method will be accepted now. Only Conference registrations received and paid before August 18, are eligible to attend the conference.

  After completing the payment, you will receive by email an invoice.

(1) Azur-colloque may be found directlly at: http://dr12.azur-colloque.cnrs.fr
(2) Only with your professional address. These informations will be used to edit the bill, the receipt and the list of participants.
(3) Registrations cancelled before July 25th, 2014, will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled after this date will not be eligible for a refund.



  • Conference venue
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • About the city
  • About the region
  • Map

The conference venue is the Campus St Charles of Aix-Marseille University (AMU). It is within two minutes walking distance from the main railway station of Marseille "Marseille St-Charles" which is also the stop of the airport shuttle as well as subways. Marseille St-Charles is about 10-15mn walking distance (or 2-4 subway stations) from the "Vieux-port" (old harbour) and the city centre where most hotels and restaurants are located.

images   Address:

  • 3 Place Victor Hugo, Marseille (13003)
  • GPS (+43° 18' 16.71"N, +5° 22' 42.59"E) or (43.304642, 5.378498)*




        Amphitheater : "Sciences Naturelles"
        Registration &exhibition room "Salle de Conférence"


From the International Marseille-Provence airport (MRS)

Every 20mn from 5h10 to 10h10 & from 18h10 to 00h10 and every 15mn from 10h25 to 17h55 there is a departure of a shuttle bus from "Marseille-Provence Airport" to Marseille train station (city center) "gare Saint-Charles". It takes usually 30/45 minutes and costs about 9 € to reach the railway station (map). The "Vieux-Port" and most central hotels are located within 20 mn walking distance or 10 mn by subway from St-Charles. The shutlle bus tickets can be purchased on-line.

At the airport you will also find many taxis and car rental companies to bring you to Marseille centre.

Bus shuttle

Attractive discounts on flights

As the official carriers of the LIP2014 conference, Air France & KLM offers attractive discounts on public fares. Use the website of www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com to access:

• the preferential fares granted for the conference,
• make your booking,
• issue your electronic ticket,
• select your seat.

Valid for participants and accompanying persons - from August 16th, 2014 to September 7th, 2014 (download the aggreement).
Event-code ID: 20761AF (at www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com)

Getting around in Marseille

You can use buses, tramways and subways (recommended) from the public transport company called "RTM". From the compagny website you can download several maps for subways and tramways. However, all these maps wil also be included in the conference bags. For your stay the best is probably to buy a ten travels card ("Carte 10 Voyages") at a subway station (electronic payment by credit card).

The Organizing Committee has selected a variety of accommodation arround the Vieux-Port (Old-Harbor) of Marseille. If you select other accommodation, please keep in mind the distance from Vieux-Port since the latter will be our meeting point for social events. It is also very advisable to book hotels as soon as possible because the period of conference is the peak season in Marseille (and the price are already increasing!). The prices given below correspond to special rates found on www.booking.com (no breakfeast included).

    Intercontinental InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
1 Place Daviel, 13002 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0) 4 13 42 42 42
Price starts at 247€
    Sofitel Sofitel- Marseille Vieux-Port
36 Boulevard Charles Livon, Le Pharo - Îles du Frioul, 13007 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0) 4 91 15 59 00
Price starts at 207€
    Grand Tonic Hotel Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille
43 Quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 55 67 46
Price starts at 89€
    NewHotel New Hotel Vieux Port
3 bis, rue Reine-Elisabeth, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 99 23 23;
Price starts at 105€
    Edmond Rostand Hotel Hermès
2 Rue Bonneterie, 13002 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 96 11 63 63
Price starts at 89€
    Seven Urban Suites Hotel Seven Urban Suites Marseille Centre Prado DistanceAppart.
1 Rue Vandel, La Corniche - Stade Vélodrome, 13008 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 16 00 60
Price starts at 89€
    Hermes Kyriad Marseille Centre Paradis-Prefecture
115 et 117, rue Paradis, Castellane et Préfecture, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) 4 96 10 06 10
Price starts at 71€
    IBIS Vieux Port Hotel Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port
46 rue Sainte, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)8 92 68 05 82
Price starts at 68€
    IBIS Vieux Port Première Classe Marseille Centre Ville
13 Rue Lafon, Castellane et Préfecture, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)8 92 68 05 82
Price starts at 65€
    Appart'City Marseille Euromed Appart'City Marseille EuromedCNRS
118-120 rue de Ruffi, 13003 Marseille
Ph : (+33) 0)4 57 38 37 13
Price starts at 45€
    Hotel Montgrand Hotel MontgrandCNRS
50, rue Montgrand, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 00 35 20;
Price starts at 60€

The ratio confort/price fluctuates strongly for 2 and 3 stars hotels.
Additional information for french researchers: this hotel can be reserved via Simbad website.
Close to a tramway or subway station but at 10-15 minutes walking distance from the Vieux-Port.
Close to a tramway or subway station but at 25-35 minutes walking distance from the Vieux-Port.
Small appartements (with a µ-kitchen), may be convenient for an accompanying person or for vacations.

Located on the southeast Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the capital of the state "Provence-Alps & French Riviera (PACA)" and the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 853,000. The urban area and metropolitan area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits (and notably towards the old university town of "Aix-en-Provence", with a population of around 1.6 million [wiki].

  • Corniche J.F. Kennedy (cliff road)

  • Vallon des Auffes (typical small fishing port)Château d'If (Monte-Cristo castle)
  • Palais du Pharo (Napoleon III 'gift' to the Empress Eugenie)
  • Vieille charité (almshouse dedicated to Our Lady, Mother of Charity)Notre Dame de la Garde (Our Lady of the Guard)

  • Marseille Cathedral (Cathédrale de la Major)
  • Palais Longchamp (water castle)
  • MuCEM (Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean )
  • Euroméditerranée (New business district)

Marseille is sometimes considered as the oldest city in France, as it was founded in 600 BC by Greeks from Phocaea as a trading port under the name "Massalia (or Massilia)". The city's main thoroughfare, the wide boulevard called the "Canebière, stretches eastward from the "Vieux Port" to the "Réformés" quarter. Two large forts flank the entrance to the "Vieux-Port" & "Fort Saint-Nicolas" on the south side and "Fort Saint-Jean" on the north. Further out in the Bay of Marseille is the "Frioul" archipelago which comprises four islands, of which, If, is the location of "Château d'If", made famous by the Alexandre Dumas novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". To the south west are the hills dominated by the famous basilica of "Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde".

Marseille has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm to hot, mostly dry summers. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F) during the day and 19 °C (66 °F) at night.

If you want to swim..., the easiest way is via the "Corniche J.F. Kennedy" (cliff road). Take bus no. 83 starting from the "Vieux Port", direction "Rond Point du Prado". Depending on the traffic, after 15-30mn, hop off at the "Prado" beaches, near the reproduction of the "David" (statue) of Michelangelo. The metro line 2 to "Rond Point du Prado" and the bus no. 19 will also take you to "Escale Borély" and "la Pointe Rouge" for beaches bordered by bars and restaurants.

Provence is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France which extends from the left bank of the lower "Rhône" river on the west to the Italian border on the east, and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the south [wiki]. The Romans made the region into the first Roman province beyond the "Alps" and called it "Provincia Romana", which evolved into the present name.

  • View of Porquerolles island (near Toulon)
  • Calanque d'En-Vau (steep-walled inlet near Cassis)
  • Calanque de Sormiou (steep-walled bay near Marseille)
  • Pink flamingos in Camargue (western Europe's largest river delta)
  • Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque (with lavender field)
  • Countryside near Valensole
  • Mont Ventoux (Provence's highest peak)
  • Sheeps on Lure mountain (second highest peak)
  • Pont du Gard (Ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, 1st AD)
  • Square house of Nîmes ( of the best preserved Roman temples, 1st AD)
  • Roman amphitheatre of Nîmes (two annual bullfights)
  • Tarascon Castle on the Rhône River (early 15th century)

  • Place Albertas in Aix-en-Provence
  • Cezanne's painting of 'Montagne Sainte-Victoire'

In 1309, Pope Clement V, moved the Roman Catholic Papacy to Avignon (North of Provence). From 1309 until 1377, seven Popes reigned in Avignon before the Schism between the Roman and Avignon churches, which led to the creation of rival popes in both places. At that time the Palais des Papes was the largest gothic palace in Europe. In 1481, Provence became a province of the Kings of France. In the 19th and 20th centuries, many of the most famous painters in the world converged on Provence, drawn by the climate and the clarity of the light.The special quality of the light is partly a result of the "Mistral" wind, which removes dust from the atmosphere, greatly increasing visibility.
The "Garrigue" is the typical landscape of Provence; is a type of low, soft-leaved scrubland or chaparral found on limestone soils around the Mediterranean Basin. Most of Provence has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine. However there are micro-climates and local variations, and local variations, ranging from the Alpine climate inland from "Nice" to the continental climate in the northern "Vaucluse".

Conferences sites, highlights of Marseille and Provence
Click here for a bigger map with pictures (by M. Sentis)


  • Secretariat of the Conference
  • Last update


IUSTI - UMR n°7343 CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université
Polytech'Marseille-Dept. Mécanique-Energétique
Technopôle Château Gombert - 5. r. Enrico Fermi
13453 Marseille cedex 13, France
Ph:(+33) 4 91 10 68 82 / Fax:(+33) 4 91 10 69 69
Email for the conference: contact@lip2014.eu

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