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SPIE Optics and Photonics

1-5 August 2010, San Diego Convention Center

See event news and photos from SPIE Optics+Photonics 2010.

Optics and photonics research and initiatives with the potential for profound improvements in everyday life and a greener future will be advanced atOptics + Photonics plenary session SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010, the largest optics and optoelectronics meeting in North America. More than 4,500 scientists and engineers are expected to attend from around the world for the 2,775 papers, 22 plenaries, 200-plus-company exhibition, and numerous networking opportunities.

Symposium topics are:

  • NanoScience + Engineering
  • Solar Energy + Technology
  • Photonic Devices + Applications
  • Optical Engineering + Applications.

View the hot papers and presentations

Technical special events will include a "Life in the Cosmos" panel discussion -- held this year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the SETI project
-- with Richard Hoover (NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.), Nobel Laureate Charles Townes (Univ. California, Berkeley), and Paul Davies (Arizona State Univ.), and other workshops and sessions on photovoltaics, x-ray mirrors, LEDs and OLEDs, remote sensing, nanoepitaxy, and more.laser exhibit at Photonics West

The exhibition will feature new product launches, a "Photonics for a Better World" pavilion featuring high-tech cars, information on applications of photonics in developing areas of the global community, futuristic technology solutions for entertainment, traffic control, and more, and an Advancing the Laser 50th anniversary display including an exhibit of more than 100 vintage lasers.

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Press Releases

Is there anybody out there?

In 1960, a single radio channel was used in the first search for signals from intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos. Today, scientists are overcoming the enormous computing challenges of telescopes sweeping the skies with the potential of monitoring hundreds of millions of radio channels simultaneously. Richard Hoover searches for life from planets other than our own. The Astrobiology Group Lead at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will convene a panel of well-known speakers on Tuesday 3 August, during SPIE Optics + Photonics.

Laser museum will travel to San Diego and Tucson
Curing cancers, diagnosing malaria, enabling the internet and 3D movies, generating clean energy: Lasers have come touch nearly every area of life in the 50 years since the first one was successfully fired off. A traveling display telling that story through an exhibit of more than 120 vintage lasers and several photo panels will be shown in San Diego, Calif., next month before moving to Tucson, Ariz., through the end of the year.

Clean-energy research and nanotechnologies in the spotlight at SPIE Optics and Photonics

Optics and photonics research and initiatives with the potential for profound improvements in everyday life and a greener future will be advanced at SPIE Optics and Photonics. The event will be held 1-5 August at the San Diego (California) Marriott Marina Hotel and Convention Center.

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Sneak Preview Vol. 1: SPIE Optics + Photonics (Photonics.com)

SPIE Optics + Photonics 2010 website

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