University of Oulu

Infotech Oulu Workshop 2007 on Optoelectronics Devices and Instrumentation

Advances in Laser Technologies

Levi, Finland, 31.8. - 2.9.2007


7th Infotech Oulu Workshop 2007 on Optoelectronic Devices and Instrumentation concentrating this time on "Advances in Laser Technologies", will be organized in 31.8.- 2.9.2007. The lectures will be given in English and are intended for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students with background in optics, biophotonics, and optoelectronics devices.

The workshop is closely associated with and funded by the Infotech Oulu Graduate School and Graduate School of Modern Optics and Photonics (Joensuu). Graduate students receive tentatively 4-5 credit points by successfully passing the course. This year the workshop is held in Levi in the context of ALT’07 conference.

Workshop contents
  • Self-organization of ordered nano- and microsctructures on the surface of solids under the action of laser light – Prof. Vladimir Emelyanov
  • Coherence-domain and polarization methods in biophotonics – Prof. Valery Tuchin, Russia
  • Advanced Laser Measurement Techniques – Prof. Alexander Priezzhev, Russia
  • Optical properties of turbid materials: theory and practice – Prof. Scott Prahl, USA

Workshop consists of approximately 20 lecture hours. A recreational social program which also aims at promoting discussions with lecturers and between participants is an integral part of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop a final examination is arranged for graduate students, who are required to read the preparatory material delivered in advance. Financial support is available to the students of the graduate schools.

Preliminary program

Friday 31st August

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 15:00 Prof. Alexander Priezzhev: Advanced Laser Measurement Techniques
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee
15:20 – 16:50 Prof. Vladimir Emelyanov

Saturday 1st September

9:00 – 10:30 Prof. Vladimir Emelyanov: Self-organization of ordered nano- and microsctructures on the surface of solids under the action of laser light
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee
10:50 – 12:20 Prof. Alexander Priezzhev
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 14:50 Prof. Valery Tuchin: Coherence-domain and polarization methods in biophotonics
14:50 – 15:10 Coffee
15:10 – 16:40 Prof. Valery Tuchin
18:30 Social dinner

Sunday 2nd September

9:00 – 10:30 Prof. Scott Prahl: Optical properties of turbid materials: theory and practice
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee
10:50 – 12:20 Prof. Scott Prahl
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 14:20 Final examination


Students who are not members of the above mentioned graduate schools should pay the participation fee of 100 EUR with the reference “Infotech Oulu workshop 2007” to Oulu University bank account before registration. After July 2, 2007 participation fee is 150 EUR.

NORDEA 166030-101520

For other people, the participation fee is 300 EUR (4 courses), 100 EUR (1 course). After July 2, 2007 the participation fee is 350 EUR (4 courses), 100 EUR (1 course).

The participation fee includes lunches, coffees, the social program and the course materials.

Please register no later than 2.7.2007 by contacting:

Päivi Ronkainen
Project Secretary
University of Oulu, Department of Electrical Engineering
PO BOX 4500, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Tel. +358 8 553 7500, fax. +358 8 553 2700
E-mail:paivi.ronkainen (at)

In your registration, please mention the following:

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The Infotech Oulu workshop will be organized at Hotel Levi Center “Hullu Poro”. The hotel is located in the centre of Levi village. Hotel “Hullu Poro” ( “Crazy Reindeer”) offers a good variety of accommodation possibilities in rooms of different sizes. All the rooms are well equipped and decorated in country style.


Single room/person/night 58 EUR
Twin room/ person/night 34 EUR
All prices include buffet breakfast, daily sauna and entrance to David-gym.

Further information

Students on:

Infotech Oulu Graduate School

Prof. Risto Myllylä
University of Oulu
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering
PO BOX 4500
90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel. +358 8 553 2671
fax. +358 8 553 2700
e-mail: risto.myllyla (at)

Graduate School on Modern Optics and Photonics:

Prof. Timo Jääskeläinen
University of Joensuu
Department of Physics
PL 111
80101 Joensuu, Finland
tel. +358 13 251 4558
fax. +358 13 251 3290
e-mail: timo.jaaskelainen (at)


The Infotech Oulu Workshop 2007 will take place in Finnish Lapland in Levi village. Levi is round-the-year activity resort and the biggest ski resort in Finland. Levi is located in the middle of pure nature and large wilderness areas. Levi Fell village is actually a small holiday town, which offers a wide range of first-rate services to its guests.

Travel information

Levi is 170 km north from the Arctic Circle. The nearest airport is in Kittilä village. It takes 1.5 hours by plane from Helsinki to Kittilä and from Kittilä by bus only 15 minutes to Levi.

You can also reach Levi by train and bus. Trains from Helsinki go to Kolari and Rovaniemi. There is a bus connection from Kolari to Levi, which leaves immediately following the arrival of the train. Bus trip from Kolari to Levi takes one hour. There are also bus connections from Rovaniemi to Levi and one-way trip takes two hours (NB: don't forget to check the connections!).

Workshop speakers
Prof. Valery V. Tuchin, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Valery V. Tuchin received his degrees in Radiophysics and Electronics (1966), Candidate of Sciences in Optics (PhD, 1973), and Doctor of Science in Quantum Radiophysics (1982) from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia. He is a professor and holds the Optics and Biomedical Physics chair and is the director of Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University. Prof. Tuchin also heads the Laboratory of Laser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems of Precision Mechanics and Control Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He was dean of the Faculty of Physics of Saratov University from 1982 to 1989. His research interests include biomedical optics and laser medicine, nonlinear dynamics of laser and biophysical systems, physics of optical and laser measurements. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and books, including his latest, Tissue Optics. Light Scattering Methods and Instrumentation for Medical Diagnosis (SPIE Tutorial Texts in Optical Engineering, Vol. TT38, 2000; second edition, SPIE Press, Vol. PM166, 2007), Handbook of Optical Biomedical Diagnostics (SPIE Press, Vol. PM107, 2002), Coherent-Domain Optical Methods for Biomedical Diagnostics, Environmental and Material Science (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, USA, vol. 1 & 2, 2004), Optical Clearing of Tissues and Blood (SPIE Press, Vol. PM 154, 2005), and Optical Polarization in Biomedical Applications, Springer, 2006 (Lihong Wang, and Dmitry Zimnyakov – co-authors). He is a holder of more than 20 patents. He teaches the courses on optics, tissue optics, laser and fiber optics in biomedicine, optical measurements in biomedicine, laser dynamics, biophysics and medical physics for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Since 1992, Prof. Tuchin has been the instructor of SPIE and OSA short courses on biomedical optics for an international audience of engineers, students and medical doctors and is an editorial board member of the Russian journals Izvestiya VUZ, Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Quantum Electronics, and Laser Medicine, and the J. of Biomedical Optics, Lasers in the Life Sciences, and J. of X-Ray Science and Technology. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the International Academy of Informatization, a member of the board of SPIE/RUS and member of SPIE. He has awarded the title and scholarship “Soros Professor” (1997–1999), and the Russian Federation Scholarship for the outstanding scientists (1994–2003); Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation (since 2000) and SPIE Fellow (since 2004); vice-president of Russian Photobiology Society (since 2005); SPIE Educational Award 2007.

Prof. Alexander Priezzhev

Dr. Alexander V. Priezzhev graduated from the Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 1971 and received his PhD degree in physics and mathematics from the same University in 1975. Since that time he has been working at the Physics Department of MSU as a researcher and teacher. His current position is professor and head of biomedical photonics laboratory. He is also an adjunct professor of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, USA.

Professor Priezzhev has more than 250 papers, invited talks and proceedings. He holds several patents and has authored and edited several books related to laser applications in biology and medicine, light scattering, etc. His recent research projects include work on laser Doppler measurements, blood microrheology and microcirculation, light scatterometry from single particles and complex media, simulation of radiation transfer through strongly scattering media, noninvasive sensing and monitoring of analytes in tissue phantoms.

Professor Priezzhev is member of the editorial boards of Journal of Biomedical Optics and Quantum Electronics; guest editor to special issues of: Journal of Biomedical Optics (1999), Quantum Electronics (2002, 2005 and 2006) and Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2005); reviewer for Moscow University Physics Bulletin, Quantum Electronics, Biophysics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Laser Medicine, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics; reviewer of the research projects for the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. He is member of SPIE, BiOS, Laser Association and Laser Institute of America.

Professor Priezzhev was a visiting scholar at the Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf, Germany; Tianjin University, China; and University of Oulu, Finland. He has been chair and/or co-chair and on the committees of over 50 conferences related to laser physics and biophysics, laser technologies and applications, biophotonics and instructor for numerous educational short courses in different universities, research and training centers in Russia, USA, Germany, Finland, China, Taiwan and other countries.

Prof. Vladimir Emelyanov

Vladimir I. Emelyanov is the Doctor of Science and professor at Physics Faculty of Moscow State University (MSU), Russia. His recent research projects include work on universal selforganization processes underlying micro and nanostructuring of semiconductor surfaces under external energy beams action (laser, ion-beam and electrochemical etching) and also under laser-controlled atoms deposition. He has about 300 papers including three monographs and edited several SPIE volumes. In 1999 he received Lomonosov prize-the highest prize of MSU. Invited professor at Southampton University (2002,2003). Who is Who in the World and Who is Who in Science and Engineering (2005-2007)

Prof. Scott Prahl

Scott A. Prahl received his BS degree in Applied Physics (1982) from Caltech, Pasadena, and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (1988) from University of Texas, Austin. He has been an instructor in Harvard Medical School, Boston from 1991 to 1993. At the moment, he is a Senior Research Scientist in Oregon Medical Laser Center, Assistant Professor in Oregon Graduate Institute, and Research Assistant Professor in Oregon Health & Science University. Scott Prahl has been a member of Editorial Board of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is Physics Chairman in Oregon Academy of Science, and a member of Medical Imaging Technologies Study Section in NIH SBIR/STTR. He has got the Dermatology Foundation Award from Dermatology Foundation (1991) and Distinguished Teaching Award from Oregon Graduate Institute (2001–2002). Moreover, he is an author in many peer-reviewed papers.

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