San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Technical Events
Poster Session - Monday
Date: Monday 20 August 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 20C
Conference attendees are invited to view a collection of posters within the topics of Nanoscience and Engineering, Optics + Photonics for Sustainable Energy, Organic Photonics + Electronics, and Optical Engineering + Applications. Enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, visit http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines for set-up instructions.
Illumination Technical Event
Date: Monday 20 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom F
Chair: Jake Jacobsen, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

Please join us for an evening of stimulating discussion, networking, and conversation. Don’t miss this annual gathering where we discuss the latest developments in the field of illumination. At the end of the presentation any member of the audience may present information within the broad field of illumination. Light refreshments will be served.

Light refreshments sponsored by:

The Optical Solutions Group at
Panel Discussion on Systems Contamination: Prediction, Control, and Performance
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 26A
Join us for a panel discussion on systems contamination. We will cover aspects of prediction, control, and performance. Panelist and moderator details to come.
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Cardiff
Chair: Mark Kahan, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

This event is dedicated to the sharing of key optical lessons learned. Nearly all optical engineers, scientists, researchers, or managers have dealt with the unexpected. Many of these situations in hindsight are quite funny, and have buried within them key optical/managerial lessons learned. The problem with simply listing lessons learned is that as a simple listing, they are clearly hard to remember, thus history repeats itself much to our collective debit. This evening event will help us all remember the important take-aways by presenting a collection of small stories or optical parables from Leaders in the fields of optics and optical systems engineering. In this evening Session there will be primary speakers, and each speaker will be given the freedom to embellish their material (within editorial limits), and names, places, and dates may be changed to protect the guilty, but all the take-aways will have a basis in truth as avowed by the author. Audience participation will be allowed/ encouraged, as time permits.
Lens Design Technical Event
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom F
Session Chair: Rich Pfisterer, Photon Engineering, LLC (USA)

"Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About!"

Lens designers! Join us for our annual gathering to meet and discuss… lens design! Let’s talk about what we’re designing, how we’re going about doing it (what materials, software, techniques, etc.), and which problems we’re encountering. We’ll also explore current technical and commercial trends in the marketplace.

Cosponsored by:



Light refreshments sponsored by:

The Optical Solutions Group at
Optomechanical/Instrument Technical Group Event
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Palomar
Session Chair: Alson E. Hatheway, Alson E. Hatheway Inc. (USA)

This is the annual meeting of the premier group of optomechanical engineers that design and analyze the world's optical instruments and systems. This gathering is open to all technical attendees of SPIE Optics+Photonics. Following the featured speaker, the floor will be open for other agenda items and a workshop session on Problems and Solutions. Anyone who wishes to put an item on the agenda should contact the Chair, Al Hatheway, at aeh@aehinc.com. Come prepared to present some challenges to the Group.
Penetrating Radiation Technical Event
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Balboa
Chair: James E. Baciak, Univ. of Florida (USA)

This event brings together technologists and scientists with interests in neutron, x- and gamma-ray detection, spectroscopy, and imaging for all applications. This year's featured speaker is to be announced. After the featured speaker the floor will be open to discussions.
Workshop on X-Ray Optics
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom D
Chair: Ali M. Khounsary, Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)

The X-Ray Optics Working Group provides an informal setting for the interested engineers and scientists to meet and discuss issues related to the design, analysis, cooling, fabrication, and metrology of x-ray optics. Topics for discussion can be e-mailed to the organizer, Dr. Ali Khounsary (amk@iit.edu), prior to the meeting.
Joint SPIE IR Materials Standards Working Group and ASC-OP Standards Meeting
Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Cardiff
The Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC) and the SPIE IR Materials Standards Working Group have joined efforts in the development of new infrared materials standards. The Accredited Standards Committee for Optics (ASC-OP), which operates under the supervision of the OEOSC, created a subcommittee called Task Force 6, Infrared Materials. The SPIE created the Infrared Materials Working Group (IRMWG). Together, these committees are developing standards for infrared materials that will be published as American National Standards. In the future, these domestic standards may serve as starting points for ISO standards, too. Participation is open to all registered attendees, and any person or organization with an interest in the topic of infrared materials. Currently, the Committees are working on the establishment of standard values for the refractive index of different IR materials.
Poster Session - Wednesday
Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 20C
Conference attendees are invited to view a collection of posters within the topics of Nanoscience and Engineering, Optics + Photonics for Sustainable Energy, and Optical Engineering + Applications. Enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, visit http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines for set-up instructions.
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