Advances in

Brillouin Light Scattering

12-14 Sept. 2018 – Perugia, Italy


In 2018 it occurs the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS) results obtained by John R. Sandercock using the high-contrast Tandem Fabry-Pérot (TFP) interferometer. He applied for the patent in 1977 and he got it in 1980.

In 2018 we also celebrate 30 years of BLS activity at GHOST laboratory at Perugia University, Italy.


The focus of this Workshop will be on the technical capabilities and developments of BLS (including recent advances in micro-focused scanning operation mode), but different topics will be addressed, including: Advances in the instrumentation for BLS, Spin waves in films and multilayers; Spintronic and magnonic devices; Spin-orbitronic effects and topological materials; Elastic properties of single crystals, films and multilayers; Phononic structures and acoustic resonators; Viscoelastic properties of materials; Biological and biomedical samples.

Important dates

- April 1st 2018: Abstract submission opens

- June 15th 2018: Deadline for abstract submission

- June 30th 2018: Notification of abstract acceptance

- July 1st 2018: Early registration and Hotel reservation open

- July 15th 2018: Preliminary program

- July 31st 2018: Deadline for early registration and Hotel reservation

Organiziation & Contacts

The Workshop is organized by the Group of High-resolution Optical Spectroscopy and related Techniques (GHOST), a mixed unit that involves personnel from the Department of Physics and Geology of the University of Perugia and from the Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) of the National Research Council.

For any further information, please contact:

Prof. Giovanni Carlotti

Prof. Daniele Fioretto

Special Session

The central day of the Workshop will be devoted to the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Tandem Fabry-Pérot Interferometer, including a Special Award that will be delivered to John R. Sandercock for his invention. Keynote speakers for this "Special Hystorical Session" will be Prof. Burkard Hillebrands (Univ. of Kaiserslautern) and Prof. Fabrizio Nizzoli (Univ. of Ferrara, now retired)

2nd Bio-Brillouin Meeting

The Workshop will be partly joint with the 2nd Bio-Brillouin Meeting, organized in the framework of a dedicated Cost Action:


The Workshop will be held at Hotel Giò “Jazz and Wine”, located at walking distance from the wonderful historic center of Perugia and from the University