On April 19-20, 2023, the Czech-Austrian Photonics 2023 workshop was held in Velké Pavlovice, where representatives of the Czech Optical Cluster and Photonics Austria met. The goal of the workshop was to connect the Czech and Austrian optical communities and find common topics for future cooperation.

The manager of the Czech optical cluster, Petr Přikryl, evaluated the meeting: “The format of the March meeting in Ostrava on Czech-Polish photonics proved very useful for us, and the meeting in Velké Pavlovice between the Czech and Austrian optical communities showed that there are a number of common topics of cooperation. We take this meeting as the first kick-off to start more intensive Czech-Austrian cooperation in the field of optics.“

 Thanks to all for active participation and inspiration and as well to the Czech Optical Cluster for their support!

Introduction and Workshop Presentations


Czech Optical Cluster: Introduction


Palacký University Olomouc, Department of optics

University of South Bohemia

Univerzita Obrany


Nimrod Nissim

National Cluster Association


Photonics Austria: Introduction

ASA Astrosysteme




Keynote Speeches

Photonics Austria – Working Group Quantum

Czech Academy of Sciences – Institute of Scientific Instruments

Palacký University, Olomouc – Department of Optics

Quantum Key Distribution from Space – qtlabs

University of Vienna – (Photonic) quantum computer