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Optoelectronics & Communications

Multimedia presentations: OPTO plenaries

Slides and audio of talks at SPIE Photonics West.

Deep learning

How do you extract the phase information of fringe patterns with the highest accuracy, fastest speed, and full automation? Deep learning.

4 April 2019

With Europe's ten-year flagship research program now officially under way, and plans for a similar US effort passed by Congress, the global race to develop quantum technology has moved up a gear.

6 March 2019
SPIE PW orange

The latest developments in optics and photonics technologies.

5 March 2019

Astronomers, weather forecasters, and Earth scientists are among those now benefiting from the application of solid-state lasers in space.

1 March 2019

The OPTO plenary session highlighted the emerging power of deep learning in microscopy and imaging, the advent and continued promise of photonic crystals, and the need for new photonics technology to handle increasingly large-scale data networks.

27 February 2019

Photonics West 2019 plenary speaker Katharine Schmidtke decides which photonics technology is best for Facebook data centers. But how did the one-time UK university researcher become a strategist at the world's largest social networking site?

27 February 2019

Timothy Day: Good causes make for great business in photonics