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SPIE Optics & Photonics 2006 on SPIE.TV

SPIE Optics & Photonics 2006 assembled leaders in emerging technologies like organic photovoltaic energy sources, nanotechnology, solid state lighting, and solar and alternate energy.

Among them were Gary D. Conley, Naomi Halas, and John A. Turner, who shared their insights and experience in these promising technologies.

Concentrator Photovoltaic Technologies

Gary D. Conley, CEO of SolFocus, Palo Alto, CA

Concentrator photovoltaics hold the promise of electricity costs equal to or below traditional sources. SolFocus CEO Gary Conley talks about progress toward this goal.

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DOI: 10.1117/2.3200609.0003

Metallic Nanoparticles

Naomi Halas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

Metallic nanoparticles possess unusually vibrant optical properties, offering a wide range of potential applications.

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DOI: 10.1117/2.3200609.0002

Sustainable Alternative Energy

John A. Turner, Principal Scientist at the Center for Electric & Hydrogen Technologies & Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientist shares his vision of our energy future as we shift toward more alternative technologies.

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