San Diego Convention Center
    San Diego, California, United States
    10 - 14 August 2008
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    Past Event Overview

    SPIE Optics + Photonics 2008 concluded Thursday 30 August

    SPIE Optics + Photonics 2008 offered the technical information, professional training, hardware and market intelligence that is key to success in today's changing job and technology landscape.

    View past information for SPIE Optics + Photonics 2008
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     •View Final Program PDF
     •View 2008 Exhibition Guide
     •View Plenary Sesions
    Richard King, Joseph Zyss, Rajesh R. Naik, Kwang-Sup Lee, Kanti Jain, Denis Fichou, Harry A. Atwater, Joseph J. Michalsky, Jr., Craig A. Grimes, John H. Wohlgemuth, Dave Holland, Dave Irvine-Halliday, Mark E. Thompson, Jason Hyon, John Gille, Gerald Fraser, Wei Min Hao, Sanjay Krishna

    SPIE Optics + Photonics featured 2800 papers in these multidisciplinary areas:
     •Solar Energy + Applications
     •NanoScience + Engineering
     •Photonic Devices + Applications
     •Optical Engineering + Applications

    Stats for SPIE Optics + Photonics 2008:
     •Over 3,000 technical presentations
     •62 courses
     •5,100 scientists, engineers, managers and instrumentation innovators
     •269 exhibitors - highest number of exhibitors in the events history

    Notes on SPIE Optics + Photonics 2008

    Conference note:
    While nanotechnology continues to be a hot area with the number of paper presentations increasing from 500 in 2007 to 700 in 2008, the solar energy conference saw overall larger percentage growth, increasing from 100 to 160 papers in the same time period.

    View story from OPTOELECTRONICS Report

    Exhibition quote:
    "Great leads! We got 15-16 good, qualified leads the first day. We'll be back next year. "Attendees read my company description and sought me out because of the new technologies we offer." - Atlas Technologies

    SPIE would like to thank all those that made this event possible.

    SPIE Optics+Photonics 2008 was a great success. We look forward to 2009 and the opportunity to bring scientists, researchers, and authors together again for the advancement of technologies that are changing the way we live and work.