Optics, Photonics in the Great Lakes Region
DAYTON, Ohio, June 5, 2006 -- The Great Lakes Photonics Symposium, to be held June 12-16 in Dayton, Ohio, will feature 10 conferences, a senior-level plenary session, technical oral and poster sessions, a regional workforce competitiveness panel, short courses, and an exhibition featuring the latest light-based components, devices and associated services.
Dayton, Ohio, is home to the original bicycle shop owned by the Wright Brothers where they built their planes before testing them at Kitty Hawk. The shop is a National Historic Landmark in the Oregon Historic District, Dayton's oldest neighborhood.
Conference topics are:
For more information or to register, visit: http://www.nps.gov/daav/http://spie.org/Conferences/Programs/06/gl/register/
- Laser Sources and Enabling Materials
- Aerospace Applications
- Automotive Applications
- Sensor-ATR Exploitation
- Biophotonics and DNA Photonics
- Emerging Photonics Technologies
- High-Peak-Power and Average-Power Lasers
- Nano- and Microphotonics: Materials, Devices, Processing, and Applications
- Liquid Crystal Technology and Applications
- Quantum Optics, Advanced Spectroscopy, and Terahertz Technology
- liquid crystal
- A type of material that possesses less geometrical regularity or order than normal solid crystals, and whose order varies in response to alterations in temperature and other quantities. Liquid crystals are characterized by phase varieties, including cholesteric, nematic and smectic. The optical properties of liquid crystals are familiar from their use in displays, known as LCDs.
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