25-29 April 2011Monday ConferencesFrom left, Session Chair Nibir Dhar (DARPA), Manijeh Razeghi (Northwestern Univ.) holding a demonstration 1.6-W portable IR QCL operating at room temperature, and SPIE Photonics West session chair Ferechte Teherani (Nanovation)
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
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SPIE Fellows luncheon
Imaging Gallery at the Welcome Reception
Hosted by StingRay Optics and SPIE
FLIR Obstacle Course at the Welcome Reception
Attendees drove FLIR's unmanned vehicles through an obstacle course; FLIR team (in black) broadcast the heats on a giant screen in the reception hall.
Plenary Session, Tuesday morning
Dr. Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA, describes technology challenges
(l-r) William Jeffrey (Symposium Chair, HRL Labs), Kevin Meiners (Symposium Cochair, Office of the Secretary of Defense), Regina Dugan (Director, DARPA), Eustace Dereniak (Univ. of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, SPIE President Elect).
Harnessing Light 2 town hall
Paul McManamon (Air Force Research Lab, Rtd.), cochair of the National Academy of Engineering "Harnessing Light 2" study on the photonics industry, announced a town-hall discussionlater in the week on study directions.
Women in Optics Presentation
Panel Sessions and Track Plenaries
Banquet and Awards
General James E. Cartwright, Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was honored with the DSS Lifetime Achievement Award
New SPIE Fellows inducted at the banquet
Prof. Susan Davis Allen, Arkansas State University, United States, for achievements in laser processing of materials and devices
Prof. Fredric Marvin Ham, Florida Institute of Technology, United States, for achievements in bio-optic sensor systems
Dr. Sanjay Krishna, Center for High Technology Materials, United States, for achievements in quantum dot-in-a-well and strained layer superlattice infrared photodetectors
Dr. Kalluri Sarma, Honeywell Technology, United States, for achievements in electronic displays, including AM LCDs, AM OLEDs and flexible displays
Dr. Alexander Toet, TNO Defence Security and Safety, Netherlands, for achievements in image fusion and digital image processing
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