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SPIE Photonics West Drives Next-Generation Technologies

Photonics Spectra
Oct 2016
New technologies that enable advancements in global health care, manufacturing, communication and consumer electronics are at the core of SPIE Photonics West, Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2017, the world’s largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies.

Photonics WestOn a continuing growth trend, total attendance at Photonics West 2017 is expected to top 23,000. Attendees will have access to technical sessions, two exhibitions, 25 industry events, 70 courses, 40 special events, 17 plenary sessions, and 4,900 papers (96 conferences) on biomedical optics, optoelectronics, industrial lasers, nanophotonics, MOEMS-MEMs and more.

The week kicks off with BiOS Expo, Jan. 28-29, 2017, the world’s largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition, held Saturday and Sunday. The latest technologies from more than 235 companies in the thriving biomedical optics and photonics industries will be on display.

Photonics West Exhibition, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2017, more than 1,300 companies exhibit at the essential photonics and laser show. Visitors from around the globe make their way to San Francisco to see the largest concentration of devices and components for applications in the industry.

The BiOS 2017 technical program, the largest symposium under the Photonics West umbrella, includes 2,300 technical presentations in tracks on photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, neurophotonics, neurosurgery, optogenetics, clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics, laser-tissue interaction, tissue engineering, biomedical spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging, nano/biophotonics, and brain research. Featured sessions will begin with the popular BiOS Hot Topics session on Saturday night.

LASE 2017 will showcase the latest fundamental and applied research on new laser sources and applications. Topics include the latest laser manufacturing technologies, laser materials processing, micro-nanoengineering, fiber, high-power and solid-state lasers, laser resonators, ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics, 3D printing and more.

OPTO 2017 addresses the latest in silicon photonics, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, nanotechnologies, MOEMS-MEMs, quantum applications, displays and optical communications. Other topics include optoelectronic materials and devices, photonic integration, nanotechnologies in photonics, displays and holography, 3D printing, and more.

Translational Research 2017 will highlight papers from BiOS that showcase the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques with high potential to impact global health care.

Brain Research 2017 will highlight papers from BiOS, LASE and OPTO that describe the development of innovative technologies that will increase our understanding of brain function.

Applications of 3D Printing will highlight papers from BiOS, LASE and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional/multidisciplinary technology.

SPIE Photonics West gives visitors an opportunity to see the potential of photonics and its role as a key enabling technology. The event features more than 4,900 presentations and events, two world-class exhibitions, industry events (from business seminars to the Prism Awards), and six days to network and collaborate, Register today for SPIE Photonics West, the largest international laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference. SPIE Photonics West will be held Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2017 at The Moscone Center, San Francisco. For more information, go to www.spie.org/pw.


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