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Multimedia presentations: Hot Topics from SPIE Photonics Europe 2012

Covering a variety of topics, these presentations by innovators in optics and photonics are a highlight of the symposium.

3 May 2012, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201205.01-06

Demetri Psaltis giving his Hot Topics presentation.

The following Hot Topics presentations were captured at the SPIE Photonics Europe 2012 symposium:

 

In "Optofluidics for solar energy," Demetri Psaltis describes how microfluidics and optics offer promising possibilities for solar applications in efficient green energy as well as water purification and other applications.   

Thierry Van der Pyl focuses on the upcoming Horizon 2020, the EU's new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014 to 2020, with a particular emphasis on the role of photonics research and innovation in his presentation, "Innovating in Photonics in Horizon 2020."

In his presentation, "Photoacoustic tomography: ultrasonically breaking through the optical diffusion limit," Lihong Wang introduces these results from his lab's work in a noninvasive multimodal biomedical 3D imaging system employing acoustical and light-based imaging.

In his presentation,"Next generation fibre sensors," Kyriacos Kalli describes applications such as the use of magnetic particles in flexible polymer fibers in esophageal sensors for next-generation fiber sensors.

John Dudley's talk, "Breakthroughs in nonlinear optics: new waveguides, new nonlinearities, new directions in ultrafast science," looks to the future and surveys a broad selection of new breakthroughs in nonlinear optics.