From The Editor | July 31, 2023

SPIE Optics + Photonics Exhibition: August 22–24 At The San Diego Convention Center

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By John Oncea, Editor

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SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. Hosted by SPIE, the event will include five days of sessions, talks, networking events, and an exhibition.

SPIE Optics + Photonics 2023 will be held August 20–24, at the San Diego Convention Center, providing the opportunity for researchers and engineers to share ideas and connect with leading companies. “SPIE Optics + Photonics is the right choice for your next conference,” wrote Bernard Kress, SPIE 2023 President. “You will experience five days of thought-provoking sessions, plenary talks, networking events, and an exhibition that will bring the community together again in San Diego.

“Come to share and learn from the experiences and insights of world experts, researchers, and innovators discussing advancements in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation.”

The event’s host, SPIE, was founded in 1955 as an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology and serves a global constituency of more than 258,000 people from 184 countries. It is led by a dedicated team of volunteers with the mission of partnering with researchers, educators, and industry to advance light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition.

Reasons To Attend

SPIE Optics + Photonics offers a comprehensive experience for both individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and job prospects and companies seeking to expand their networks and recruit talented professionals. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into different companies, learning about their projects, products, services, and areas of expertise.

Organizers have built a program that will allow attendees to enjoy plenary, technical, professional development, networking, and industry events. Attendees also will have access to thousands of presentations showcasing the latest breakthroughs from around the world, opportunities to network with colleagues, and hear from leaders in optics and photonics research.

The conference topics are explored in these three symposia: nanoscience and engineering applications, organic photonics and electronics, and optical engineering and applications. Digging deeper into these:

  • Nanoscience and engineering applications: Features 12 conferences including metamaterials; active photonic platforms; nanophotonic materials; plasmonics; quantum materials and devices; optical trapping; spintronics; nanostructured devices; nanoengineering; nanoimaging; nanospectroscopy; low-dimensional materials; and artificial intelligence.
  • Organic photonics and electronics: A comprehensive offering on organic-based materials and devices advancing renewable energy sources and other commercial applications. Features six conferences including liquid crystals; organic and hybrid light emitting materials and devices; organic, hybrid, and perovskite photovoltaics; organic and hybrid sensors and bioelectronics; organic and hybrid transistors; and molecular and nanophotonic machines.
  • Optical engineering and applications: Featuring 35 conferences on optical design; optical alignment, testing, and fabrication; signal, image, and data processing; astronomical optics and instrumentation; photonic devices and applications; remote sensing and atmospheric propagation; and X-ray, gamma-ray, and particle technologies.

The exhibition features cutting-edge optics and photonics-based products and the latest components, devices, and systems. It’s a free, three-day opportunity for researchers and engineers to connect with leading companies as they showcase the newest products and the latest technologies.