The 12th German-French Workshop on Oxide, Dielectric and Laser single crystals (WODIL 2023) is devoted to any research involving oxide, chalcogenide, or halide single crystals that are used as optical, piezoelectric, or laser materials, and as substrates for piezoelectric and oxide electronic applications. The workshop brings together scientists and scholars from industry, research labs, and universities to present and discuss the recent advances in the field of oxide crystals, dielectric materials, laser and non-linear optical crystals, solid-state lasers, and related topics.

The workshop is a joint collaboration of the German Society of Crystal Growth (DGKK), the CNRS network CRISTECH (Crystal Growth Technologies) and the French Committee for Crystal Growth (CFCC) under the aegis of the French Association of Crystallography (AFC).

This workshop is jointly organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) and the IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previous workshops have been organized by FEE (now EOT GmbH - Coherent) in Idar-Oberstein (2011, 2014, 2018, 2021), ISL in Saint Louis (2012, 2015), ICMCB in Pessac/Bordeaux (2017), IKZ in Berlin (2016, 2020) and ILM in Villeurbanne/Lyon (2019, 2022).

Anyone interested in the workshop topic is cordially invited to participate and to present her or his interesting scientific results in an oral presentation of about 20 minutes or in a poster presentations during the poster session. The workshop is an international event and open for researchers from all over the world. Workshop language is English.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Berlin!

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder
IKZ director and HU Berlin Inst. of Physics, DGKK vice president, WODIL 2023 chairperson

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Bickermann
IKZ deputy and TU Berlin Inst. of Chemistry, WODIL 2023 co-chair

IKZ Berlin
Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ)
Max-Born-Str. 2, 10489 Berlin, Germany

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Zum Großen Windkanal 2, 10489 Berlin, Germany
WODIL Steering Committee



We thank our sponsors for making WODIL 2023 possible!

If you want to sponsor this event, please contact Matthias Bickermann.

We also thank the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) and the IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for their organizational support.


WODIL 2023 will start on Thursday, September 21, 2023, by 1:00 pm (entrance is starting at 12:00 pm), and end on Friday, September 22, 2023, at around 12:45 pm. It will be held in the seminar room 2.049 at the IRIS Adlershof, Zum Großen Windkanal 2, Berlin, a HU institute located in 5 min. walking distance to the the IKZ. You can reach the location also by 10 min. walk from the S-Bahn (urban commuter rail) station "Berlin Adlershof" (see their homepage for directions and tickets). During the workshop, coffee breaks will be served, and we have scheduled a workshop dinner on the evening of September 21. More details will be announced at the workshop.

The detailed program wil be shown here after the abstract deadline (August 30, 2023).


Workshop attendance is free of charge. Registration (send an informal notice to is still required as attendance is limited (but there should be enough seats available).

If you participate in the workshop, take the chance to also present your work as a talk or poster!

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Please inform the organizers about your participation by sending an email notification to until August 30, 2023. If you want to provide a presentation, attach your abstract or send it separately.

We expect the oral presentations to have a duration of about 20 mins each, plus extra time for discussion. Also poster presentations are possible. All presentations should be in English (slides and talk).

Technical equipment (beamer, laptop, laser pointer, presenter etc.) is present. Own equipment may be used.

WODIL is a face-to-face only meeting. There will be no transmission of slides or presentations in the internet.


For any question or suggestion in regard to the WODIL 2023, please contact us:

Thomas Schröder
c/o sec. Andrea Lepper
Phone: (030) 6392-3001

Matthias Bickermann
Phone: (030) 6392-3047
Fax: (030) 6392-3003