The interests and activities of the members of DOPS reflect the wide range of optics in Denmark. DOPS is dedicated to supporting these interests, in regard to both research at the highest international level and industrial and commercial applications of optics. In addition, DOPS wants to further education in optics by supporting and encouraging its many student members and by arranging post graduate courses and topical meetings to help scientists and engineers stay current with the latest scientific and technical developments in optics. On the international level DOPS is active in arranging and co-sponsoring conferences in cooperation with other national and international professional societies.

Read the chairmans statements (in danish only) as pdf:

Chairmans statements 2003

Chairmans statements 2004

Chairmans statements 2005

Chairmans statements 2006

Chairmans statements 2007

Chairmans statements 2008


The central most important DOPS activity of the year is the annual meeting, which is a one- or two-day meeting held in the last week of November. This is the occasion for most of the members to inform about their the latest scientific and technical results and learn about the most recent developments within optics in Denmark through short oral presentations and poster displays. The meeting also provides an opportunity to listen to invited international guest speakers reviewing selected topics of current interest.

The DOPS annual meeting also includes a technical exhibition, where DOPS members and representatives of national and international commercial suppliers can get in contact.

The annual meeting is furthermore the occasion to honor extraordinary contributions to optics by, e.g., the awarding of the DOPS-prize and medal. And not least important is the social aspect of the annual meeting, which allows members to renew friendships and meet people with matching interests.

DOPS is ruled by a set of regulations. You may view these in danish as pdf.