Registration is open for SPIE Photonics West 2023 and we're packed and ready to go! Well, not quite packed yet but we are busy making plans on what to bring and who to see in San Francisco this coming January 28 through February 2.

If you're reading this it's safe to assume you'll be attending Photonics West as well. And why not? It's the world’s premier lasers, biomedical optics and biophotonic technologies, quantum, and optoelectronics event providing you with a tremendous opportunity for conversations with a focused, engaged audience.

Add in the chance to discuss your product requirements with top optics and photonics suppliers at either of the two exhibitions, as well as participate in the strong industry program for learning about the innovation happening in our industry, and attending is an easy decision. Register now and make plans to attend.

Or do you need more convincing? OK, how about 4,338 presentations, 96 conferences, 53 courses, 7 plenary events, professional development, networking, and more to choose from? Find out more about Photonics West here and browse the complete list of program offerings here.

See you in San Francisco!


  • Extended SWIR Response T2SL Camera For Beam Profiling Applications

    On the third and final day of Photonics West 2022, we met with Martin Ettenberg at Princeton Infrared to learn more about the new 1280BPCam – an extended SWIR camera that enables imaging from visible wavelengths out to 2100nm and is ideal for beam profiling applications.

  • Detect Damaging Effects In Transparent/Semi-transparent Materials

    We caught up with Andrew Bridges at Photron on day two of Photonics West 2022 to learn more about the Crysta – a high speed polarization camera used for the two-dimensional analysis of birefringence measurements, film thickness analysis, and surface roughness inspection.

  • Raptor: 15 Years Of Growth In The Digital Camera Industry

    Mark Donaghy of Raptor Photonics introduces a range of digital cameras and lenses including SWIR cameras that can capture images anywhere from large animals to tiny cancer cells. Raptor’s line of cameras also includes defense and surveillance imaging capabilities at the product and component levels.

  • High-Speed Cameras For Image Delivery

    We met with Chris Kerr on day two of Photonics West 2022 as he discusses Vision Research’s two new cameras. Direct-to-fiber, longer ethernet cables allow for high speed image delivery.

  • Developing Better Laser Processes

    Félicien Legrand with Gentec-EO met with us on the second day of Photonics West 2022 to explain why your time is better spent developing improved laser processes when compared to the time invested in setting up laser beam diagnostic tools. He also gave us a brief introduction to the new Miro Altitude – a laser power display and energy device ideal for even the most demanding applications.

  • Addressing The Unique Challenges Of Silicon Photonics Production

    In a follow-up to our first video with Scott Jordan at PI from day 1 at Photonics West 2022, we bring you part 2. He further drove the point home regarding the need for solutions featuring high-speed automation, and high-throughput and cost-effective manufacturing, and showed us tangible examples of how PI is rising to the challenge.