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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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OPTO, the optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices conference

Call for Papers for SPIE OPTO

New abstract submission date: 26 August
Present your research at SPIE OPTO, the most important optoelectronics conference in the field. Topics include on silicon photonics, photonic crystals, optoelectronics, semiconductor lasers, quantum dots, and nanophotonics. This conference addresses the latest developments in a broad range of optoelectronic technologies and their integration for a variety of commercial applications.

Important news: Photonics West moves to 6-11 March
The new 2021 dates provide more space at The Moscone Center to accommodate the program and the exhibition as we implement new health and safety guidelines and requirements. We will be working hard to ensure a safe and productive opportunity to meet together. We hope you will plan to join us – a few weeks later than usual – in 2021.

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Abstracts Due
26 August 2020

Acceptance Notification
2 November 2020

Manuscripts Due
16 February 2021

Manuscripts Due
(Confs OE506, OE801,

OE802, and OE803 Only)
20 January 2021

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48 conferences in 8 tracks

2021 OPTO technical tracks
Explore these technical areas to find the right conference to submit your research.

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Photonic Integration
Nanotechnologies in Photonics
MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
Semiconductor Lasers, LEDS, and Applications
Displays and Holography
Optical Communications: Devices to Systems
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Application tracks
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BRAIN
Translational Research
3D Printing
COVID-19 Research

OPTO 2021 Symposium Chairs and Co-Chairs

Sailing He, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Symposium Chair

Sailing He
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Yasuhiro Koike, Keio Univ. (Japan)

Symposium Chair

Yasuhiro Koike
Keio Univ. (Japan)

Sonia M. García-Blanco, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)

Symposium Co-Chair

Sonia M. García-Blanco
Univ. Twente
(Netherlands)

Bernd Witzigmann, Univ. Kassel (Germany)

Symposium Co-Chair

Bernd Witzigmann
Univ. Kassel
(Germany)

OPTO 2021 Program Track Chairs

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
James G. Grote, Photonics Engineering Consultant (United States)
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Photonic Integration
Yakov Sidorin, Quarles & Brady LLP (United States)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, IMEP-LAHC (France)

Nanotechnologies in Photonics
Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
Holger Becker, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Germany)
Georg von Freymann, Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)

Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Semiconductor Lasers, LEDS, and Applications
Klaus P. Streubel, OSRAM GmbH (United States)

Displays and Holography
Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State Univ. (United States)

Optical Communications: Devices to Systems
Benjamin Dingel, Nasfine Photonics, Inc. (United States)

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