CLEO, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. CLEO 2013 will feature its technical program under three core conferences; CLEO: QELS-Fundamental Science, CLEO: Science & Innovations, and CLEO: Applications & Technology.
In addition to more than 1800 technical presentations and 27 short courses, CLEO 2013 will offer 12 special symposia, including Advances in Extreme UV Science and Applications, Quantum Simulators, Novel Light Sources for Biomedical Applications, and The Path to Sustainable Energy: Laser Driven Inertial Fusion Energy.
Plenary speakers for the 2013 event include Paul Corkum of the University of Ottawa and National Research Council, Canada, who will show how attosecond pulses are formed and how they can be measured during production (in-situ) or after they have left the nonlinear medium (ex-situ); Stephen Harris of Stanford University, who will present his research, titled “Parametric Down Conversion Over Fifty Years: From Microwaves to X-rays;” and Kumar Patel of Pranalytica Inc., who will discuss how quantum cascade lasers are revolutionizing midwave- and longwave infrared applications.
The CLEO: Market Focus program focuses on the latest trends in the photonic marketplace, providing a forum to discuss new products and emerging technologies and markets while also providing network opportunities. Presentations for this year include Industrial Laser Outlook and Opportunities, Photonics Entrepreneurs, Medical and Aesthetic Lasers – The Future of Light-tissue Interactions, and Optics & Innovation for Energy & the Environment.
CLEO: Expo gathers more than 300 companies from around the globe to introduce new products and provide hands-on demonstrations of their latest innovations. Free exhibit floor programs include the Market Focus program, Technology Transfer Showcase, OSA’s Executive Speaker Series and the CLEO: Expo Technology Playground, where top industry players will demonstrate their latest products and services in an exclusive on-floor event that allows attendees to participate in live, interactive presentations.