PLMCN 2022

International Conference on
Physics of Light-Matter
Coupling in Nanostructures

Varadero - Cuba | April 10-16, 2022


Conference topics

Cavity quantum electrodynamics

Light-matter coupling in microcavities, photonic crystals and plasmonic structures


Spin related phenomena

Indirect excitons

Transport of excitons and exciton-polaritons, quantum fluids of light

Optics of 2D materials

Optics of quantum dots and wires, atomic clusters and emerging materials


Non-Hermitian and non-reciprocal physics, topological photonics

Opto-mechanical cavities

Liquid-light simulations and computing

Synthesis, growth and characterization of advanced organic and inorganic materials and nanostructures for light-matter interaction

Novel optical devices (polariton lasers, single-photon emitters, entangled-photon pair emitters, spin switches, optical switches...)

Solid-State quantum information processing

Melia Varadero Hotel
Conference Hotel

Melia Varadero Resort

Important Dates

January 23, 2022 - Deadline for the Abstract submission
February 15, 2022 - Notification of Acceptance
March 25, 2022 - Deadline for post-deadline submissions
March 25, 2022 - Early registration deadline
March 28, 2022 - Refunding deadline
April 1, 2022 - Registration deadline
April 10, 2022 - Conference arrival day and Opening
April 15, 2022 - Conference closing
April 16, 2022 - Departure day

Alexey Kavokin
Conference and Program Chair

Alexey Kavokin
Westlake University - China
Russian Quantum Center - Russia

Nina Voronova
Technical Chair

Nina Voronova
Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics - Italy
Russian Quantum Center - Russia

Program Committee

Yasuhiko Arakawa (Japan)
Dario Ballarini (Italy)
Natasha Berloff (UK / Russia)
Jacqueline Bloch (France)
Hui Deng (USA)
Sebastian Klembt (Germany)
Mikhail Portnoi (UK)
Dima Krizhanovskii (UK)
Fabrice Laussy (UK)
Tim Liew (Singapore)
David Lidzey (UK)
Guillaume Malpuech (France)
Elena Ostrovskaya (Australia)
Barbara Pietka (Poland)
Yuri Rubo (Mexico)
Pavlos Savvidis (China)
David Snoke (USA)
Luis Vina (Spain)
Daniele Barettin (Italy)


To be confirmed

Scientific Program

The program of the scientific sessions is now available: Download PDF.
The Book of Abstracts: Download.


The conference will be held in the Hotel Melia Varadero, Varadero, Cuba.

The participants are expected to arrive directly to Varadero on April, 10.

Hotel Melia Varadero is located beachfront, next to the Plaza America Convention Center and the Varadero Golf Club. A Five-Star All Inclusive Resort with 490 rooms. Its architectural design recreates a seven-petal flower crowned with a translucent dome which illuminates the spacious lobby decorated with tropical plants and flowers.

Varadero, the Cuban tourist resort par excellence is located in Matanzas province. It is internationally renowned for its matchless beauty and quality of its beach.



Early Registration deadline is March 25th, 2022

€ 600
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

After deadline (March 25th) price will be €800

€ 500
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

After deadline (March 25th) price will be €700

Accompanying Person
€ 200
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

After deadline (March 25th) price will be €400

Prices include VAT
Refounding deadline: March 28th 2022

Accomodations and Info

Cuban Currency

The Cuban monetary system is that Cuba uses the official currency: the CUP (Cuban Peso).

Cuban money is not available for exchange outside of Cuba, so you have to stop by a currency exchange office once you arrive (and don’t forget to exchange your extra Cuban currency before you leave!). You can exchange your currency at banks, hotels, and government currency exchange centers (CADECA). CADECA offices are located in airports, hotels, resorts, and shopping centers. CADECA offices are the safest and most reliable places to exchange currency.

Important note:

All inclusive means that you can have unlimited food and drinks at any of restaurants of Hotel Melia and free access to all facilities.
For health and security reasons and due to the All Inclusive treatment, the access to Hotel Melia and the conference site is not allowed for people staying outside the hotel.
Participants should proceed directly to Melia website to book their rooms

It is mandatory to fill the form on
To reserve a transfer from Havana airport to Melia Varadero or Varadero airport to Melia Varadero please contact Olga:
Transfer via Transtur bus can be done directly upon arrival at the airport.
ER GLOBAL COMMUNICATION LTD, assume no responsibilities for the provision of these services.

VISA Alert:

To stay in Cuba it is only necessary to have a TOURIST VISA. For more information, we strongly recommend that you contact the consulate offices of your home country.

Hotel scam alert:

Please be aware that some of our participants have been contacted by some companies that offer hotel booking service for the conference. They ask for financial details to book rooms in hotels near the conference venue. We wish to highlight the fact that these companies are in no way affiliated with the MIFP, they might not be trustworthy and we advise you to be cautious in passing any of your details, any signed forms or any financial information on to them or to other companies that might contact you offering deals on hotel rooms.

Methods of Payment

  • Credit Card
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    It will apply a bank fee of 4%

  • Bank Transfer
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    BANK: Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Roma
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