• Photonics West
    Translational Research
    3D Printing
    Photonics West Exhibition
    BiOS Expo
    Industry Events
    Special Events
    Job Fair
    Photonics West Sponsors
    BiOS Expo Sponsors
    Travel to San Francisco
    Onsite Services
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Photonics West Exhibitors
    For BiOS Expo Exhibitors
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
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Photonics West—The world's largest multidisciplinary event for photonics

Register Today for Photonics West 2017

Attend Photonics West 2017
Participate in the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to hear the latest research and find the latest devices and systems driving technology markets including state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of things, smart manufacturing and “Industry 4.0,” autonomous vehicles, scientific research, communications, displays, and other solutions powered by photonics.

SPIE Photonics West - Learn. Connect. Do Business.

Three conferences in one, featuring 4,800 technical presentations

SPIE BIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference.


Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics

SPIE LASE, the laser source technologies and industrial lasers and applications conference.


Laser Sources and Lasers for Manufacturing

SPIE OPTO, the optoelectronics and photonic materials and devices conference


Optoelectronic Materials and Devices


Special events you won't want to miss

Special events run every day from Saturday to Thursday. Many are free to attend, and cover everything from networking opportunities to the latest in business and industry.

One week, many opportunities

SPIE BiOS Expo, the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition.
The Photonics West Exhibition, where business happens in the photonics and laser industry.
Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including Apple,  Lumentum, Microsoft, Newport, Thorlabs, and more.
Industry Events - Explore the business side of the photonics industry at SPIE Photonics West.

Take a Course or Workshop at Photonics West

Take a Course and Learn Something New at Photonics West

Take advantage of face-to-face instruction from some of the biggest names in industry and research. Over 70 courses in the technology tracks below. View all courses

Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
Displays and Holography
Laser Applications
Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics
Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
Low Light Level Detectors (PMT vs. SiPM)
Introduction To Optoelectronic Device Simulation And VCSEL Design
Optical Design Revolution: Bridging the Gap Between Optical Design and Mechanical Engineers

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