SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest interdisciplinary technical conference in North America, presenting the latest research and technologies in solar, nano, optics, photonics and space optics.
The conference’s four symposia (Nanoscience + Engineering, Solar Energy + Technology, Organic Photonics + Electronics, and Optical Engineering + Applications) will offer more than 3200 presentations, including plenary and featured talks on topics such as metamaterials for molded optical wavefronts, asteroid-tracking and collision-mitigation, Kepler’s search for Earthlike planets and nanoparticle technology to convert solar energy directly into saturated steam for sterilizing tools and waste. The show also will include more than 40 professional development courses, poster sessions, panel discussions and a tribute to H. John Caulfield.
The three-day exhibition will showcase more than 240 companies demonstrating the latest optical components, detectors, sensors, lasers, optoelectronics and cameras for manufacturing, measurement and research. A special section of the exhibit will be devoted to displays by SPIE Student Chapters demonstrating their activities in increasing science awareness and literacy in their regions.