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Biomedical Optics, Automation Among Topics at Photonics Boston 2002

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Biomedical optics, automation for optoelectronic packaging and challenges in fiber optic testing and measurement will be among the topics of forums at SPIE's Photonics Boston meeting and exhibition, July 30-31 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Photonics Boston will be co-located with SPIE's ITCom 2002 and with OptiComm 2002, which are both being held July 29-August 2.
   The Photonics Boston forums will feature high-level speakers discussing breakthrough technologies that are changing their fields:
  • Biomedical Optics; Sergio Fantini of Tufts University -- A number of optical methods are being successfully employed in biological research at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels.
  • Automation for Optoelectronic Packaging; James P. Gareau, Polytec PI -- Integrated component technologies, material processes and the potential for higher levels of integration will result from projected advancements in related process equipment.
  • Photonics Integration: Technologies and Platforms; Linda Smith, Clarendon Photonics -- Automating the packaging of optoelectronic components is a key enabler to photonic and fiber optic component yield improvement and cost reduction.
  • TDM and WDM; André Girard, EXFO -- Critical issues related to second-order PMD and nonlinear effects will be discussed as well as key technologies addressing today's challenges in fiber optic testing and measurement.

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Jul 2002
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