Attending SPIE Optics + Photonics

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Plenary presenting at SPIE Optics + Photonics

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The event where the latest advances are shared by the optics and photonics community in optical engineering, nanotechnology, quantum science, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation.

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Event venue

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

A home for your research


Connect with your colleagues and discuss your work

The need to share your research and to hear recent advances from other experts is as important as ever. Join peers in San Diego in August. Have your work published in the SPIE Digital Library and make it accessable to the world.

Why attend Optics + Photonics?


Where the latest research is presented at SPIE Optics + Photonics

View the latest research

Gain access to thousands of presentations showcasing the latest breakthroughs from around the world

Connect with your colleagues at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Connect with colleagues

Various technical and networking events are provided to help you make important contacts

Plenary presentations planned at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Hear world-class speakers

Leaders in optics and photonics research share their latest challenges and opportunities

An opportunity to engage with leading companies at the SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition


Learn more about the free exhibition

A return to the Sails Pavilion in the San Diego Convention Center. Companies offer an inside look into their portfolio of products and services — product demonstrations are shared, connections are made in one-on-one conversations with company representatives.

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