The 9th German-French Workshop on Oxide, Dielectric and Laser single crystals (WODIL 2020) is a continuation of the annual DGKK meetings on “Crystals for lasers and non-linear optics”. The workshop 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.

This year the workshop was organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ). It took place from Sep 17, 2020, to Friday, Sep 18, 2020 and brought 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.

ScIDre, as an industry representant, used the opportunity to present the planned joint lab "Dresden Materials", which received the interest of the WODIL participants.