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Photonics West OPTO

Highlighting all facets of optoelectronics, photonic materials, and devices

Featuring 35 conferences on:

  • 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


SPIE OPTO is the most important optoelectronics conference in the field. Topics include silicon photonics, photonic crystals, optoelectronics, semiconductor lasers, and nanophotonics; plus quantum technologies for information, sensing, materials, and dots. This conference addresses the latest developments in a broad range of optoelectronic technologies and their integration for a variety of commercial applications.

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OPTO plenary speakers

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This material is intended for engineers, scientists, college students, and photonics enthusiasts who would like to broaden their knowledge and understanding of diffractive optics, as well as to learn the numerous practical applications of diffractive optical components in modern optical instruments.

Instructor: Yakov G. Soskind- Meta (United States)

Yakov G. Soskind is a renowned expert in physical optics and photonics instrumentation development.

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Scientists, engineers, technicians, and graduate students who wish to learn how to select an optimal point photodetector for their optical system designs and experiments. Undergraduate training in engineering or science is assumed.

Instructor: Slawomir Piatek - Hamamatsu Corp. (United States)

Slawomir Piatek has been measuring proper motions of nearby galaxies using images obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope as senior university lecturer of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Additionally, he has developed a photonics training program for engineers at Hamamatsu Corporation in New Jersey in the role of a science consultant. 

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OPTO symposium chairs

Sonia M. García-Blanco

Univ. Twente (Netherlands)

Bernd Witzigmann

Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

OPTO symposium co-chairs

Ulrich T. Schwarz

Technische Univ. Chemnitz (Germany)

Karin Hinzer

Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

OPTO 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, Univ. Grenoble Alpes (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)