The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Technical Events
VECSELs 10th Anniversary Panel: Future Directions for VECSELs Research and Applications
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator:
Jennifer Hastie

Panelists:
Juan Chilla
Arnaud Garnache
Mircea Guina
Ursula Keller
Jerry Moloney
Wolfgang Stolz
Laser Communications
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chairs: Hamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc. (United States) and Don Boroson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

This technical event on Laser Communications will hold its informal annual meeting in conjunction with the Free-Space Laser Communications conference. All professionals involved in theory and applications of free-space laser communications, remote sensing and supporting technologies are invited to participate in an open discussion on a variety of topics related to the challenges and advancement of the field. Attendees are invited to bring suggestions for discussion topics.
LASE & BiOS Poster Session
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference attendees are invited to attend the LASE poster session on Tuesday evening, which also includes select BiOS conferences. Come view the posters, 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 Setup: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at http://spie.org/PWPosterGuidelines.
Holography
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Session Chairs: Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Glyndŵr Univ. (United Kingdom) and Hansholo Consulting Ltd. (United Kingdom); V. Michael Bove, MIT Media Lab. (United States)

The Holography Technical Group is involved with the whole record of research, engineering, recording materials, and applications of holography. The main fields of interest are display holograms, commercial and artistic, holographic optical elements (HOEs), holographic interferometry and holographic non-destructive testing (HNDT), computer-generated holography (CGH), electro and digital holography, holographic microscopy, and holographic data storage (HDS).

This meeting will focus on recent developments and directions, in particular, in regard to new materials, color display holography, digital holography, CGHs and HOEs.
Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing, Nano Electronics, and Photonics
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Session Chair: Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (USA)

SPIE announces the Innovation Award in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics at SPIE Photonics West OPTO. These awards will recognize the outstanding scientific contribution of investigators who present the most notable recent discoveries with broad impact in the areas of quantum sensing, nano electronics, and photonics. These discoveries should be innovative in that they represent a new paradigm or way of thinking which will have a broad impact in their respective field. Participants will be required to give a 15-minute presentation in this Tuesday evening session chaired by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. The winner(s) will be announced at the end of the session. Winner(s) will be awarded a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.

To apply for participation in this session, send a presentation title and 2-page technical abstract to Prof. Manijeh Razeghi by Friday 29 November 2019.
OPTO Poster Session
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference attendees are invited to attend the OPTO poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, 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 Setup: Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at http://spie.org/PWPosterGuidelines.
Workshop on Experimental Methods of Complex Light
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 1:40 PM - 3:10 PM
In this special session we will cover the experimental techniques of controlling optical light fields that are central to a wide variety of novel scientific advances. In small workgroups attendees will get hands on training in four fundamental procedures and introductions to equipment that could be integrated into their future research. The session will be designed to accommodate both students and experienced researchers with a passion to learn new skills.

The four topics that will be focused on will be:
  • wavefront control using digital holography
  • 3D printing and its application to experimental optics
  • optical manipulation of matter
  • sensing of phase and intensity of optical fields.
Attendees will gain from the session new skills, complete a critical evaluation of used technologies, such as spatial light modulators, example control code or design files to support their future research activities.

Instructors:
  • Richard Bowman, University of Bath (United Kingdom)
  • Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  • Daryl Preece, University of California, Irvine (USA)
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