• Photonics West
    2018 Onsite News
    Translational Research
    3D Printing
    Photonics West Exhibition
    BiOS Expo
    Special Events
    Industry Events
    Photonics West Sponsors
    BiOS Expo Sponsors
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Photonics West Exhibitors
    For BiOS Expo Exhibitors
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
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SPIE Photonics West—The world's largest photonics technologies event, consisting of three conferences and two world-class exhibitions

Thank you for attending SPIE Photonics West 2018, the world's largest photonics technologies event for biomedical optics, lasers, and optoelectronics.

SPIE Photonics West 2018, the world's largest annual event for the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries.

Join thousands of your peers – scientists, engineers, and executives – at the most comprehensive technical conference and exhibition spanning biophotonics for brain research and healthcare, lasers for research and advanced manufacturing, sensors and camera systems, imaging and displays, communications and optoelectronics, plus the core optical components that enable many of today’s consumer products.

2018 Onsite News
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Final Program
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Exhibition Guide
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5,200 presentations across three technology areas

SPIE BIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference.


Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging Conference

SPIE LASE, the laser source technologies and industrial lasers and applications conference.


Industrial Laser, Laser Source, and Application Conference

SPIE OPTO, the optoelectronics and photonic materials and devices conference


Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices Conference


Two world-class exhibitions, 40 industry events, courses & workshops

SPIE BiOS Expo, the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition.
Take a course or workshop at Photonics West
More than 40 free Industry Events at Photonics West 2018
The Photonics West Exhibition, where business happens in the photonics and laser industry. Sold-out again in 2018.
Over 70 special events at Photonics West 2018

Special Events at Photonics West 2018. Choose from more than 70 special events to attend, learn, network, and have fun. Events include the Saturday night BiOS Hot Topics, the Monday Welcome Reception, plenary sessions, technical events, social and networking events, the Prism Awards and Startup Challenge, valuable panels and keynote presentations for industry and more. Learn more

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