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Multimedia presentations: Hot Topics and Plenary sessions from SPIE Photonics West 2015

Covering a variety of topics, these presentations by innovators in optics and photonics are a highlight of the symposium. In 2015, several Nobel Prize winners were featured.

5 March 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201503.10

Nobel Prize Speakers

The closest that the world of photonics has to rock stars played to a packed house at special plenary events featuring 2014 Nobel Prize winners in physics and chemistry.

Future and present technologies of solid state lighting
Shuji Nakamura, University of California Santa Barbara (USA)
Shuji Nakamura
University of California Santa Barbara (USA)

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Single molecules, cells, and super-resolution optics
Eric Betzig Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)
Eric Betzig
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)

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Single-molecule spectroscopy, imaging, and photocontrol -- foundations for super-resolution microscopy
W.E. Moerner, Stanford University (USA)
W.E. Moerner
Stanford University (USA)

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 Nobel acceptance highlights
Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute Göttingen (Germany)
Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute Göttingen (Germany)

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BiOs Hot Topics

The popular BiOS Hot Topics session at Photonics West 2015 drew a standing-room-only crowd eager to hear the latest news in biomedical optics and biophontonics in a series of brief talks. 

Fluorescence-guided Resection of Intracranial Tumor

David Roberts, Hitchcock Clinic, Dartmouth Medical School (USA)David Roberts
Hitchcock Clinic, Dartmouth Medical School (USA)

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Photon-Phonon Synergy: Photoacoustic Tomography and Beyond

Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis (USA)Lihong Wang
Washington University in St. Louis (USA)

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Bridging Molecular and Cellular Biology with Optics
Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Gabriel Popescu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

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 Endoscopic OCTBrett Bouma, Wellman Center for Photomedicine (USA)

Brett Bouma
Wellman Center for Photomedicine (USA)

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Nonlinear MicroscopyPeter So, MIT (USA)

Peter So
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

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Plenary sessions at Photonics West featured discussions on advances in optics and photonics technologies, such as solar energy, space-based optical communication, and nano/biophotonics.

Nano/Biophotonics

 Simultaneous Imaging of Neural Activity in 3DRafael Yuste, Columbia University (USA)

Rafael Yuste
Columbia University (USA)

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OPTO

Tunable and Quantum Metaphotonics
Harry A. Atwater, DOE Light-Material Interactions Energy Frontier Research Ctr. (USA)
Harry A. Atwater
DOE Light-Material Interactions Energy Frontier Research Ctr. (USA)

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Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics: From Fundamental Science to Manufacturable Technology
Yurii A. Vlasov, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (USA)

Yurii A. Vlasov
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (USA)

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Ultrafast Coherent Charge Transfer in Solar Cells and Artificial Light Harvesting Systems -- Toward Movies of Electronic Motion
Christoph Lienau, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg

Christoph Lienau
University of Oldenburg (Germany)

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LASE

NASA's Optical Communications Program: 2015 and Beyond
Donald Cornwell, NASA Headquarters, Space Communications and Navigation Program (USA)

Don Cornwell
NASA Headquarters, Space Communications and Navigation Program (USA)

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