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Presentations on Advancing Green Photonics for Energy, Air Quality, Manufacturing, and More

Green Photonics, part of SPIE Photonics West

SPIE Green Photonics highlights papers from OPTO and LASE that showcase the latest photonics and optoelectronic R&D that will reduce power consumption, enable cleaner manufacturing, monitor the quality of the environment, and create new energy generation for a broad range of applications.

Photonics West 2016 Final Program Complete Final Program (12 MB PDF)
Topic Areas
 • Laser-assisted Manufacturing and Micro/Nano Fabrication
Optoelectronic sensors and concentrated optical energy sources will enable precision fabrication with low waste.
 • Renewable Energy Generation: Fusion and Photovoltaics
Small carbon footprint technologies will help meet the world's increasing demand for energy in a sustainable manner.
 • Environmental Monitoring and Sensing
Emerging sensor and monitoring technologies will aid in the needs associated with environmental monitoring and long-term environmental stewardship.
 • Solid State Lighting and Displays
Efficient new light sources will provide long-lived and economical illumination for human activities and information display.
 • Communications
The next generation of optical networks will operate with increased bandwidth and reduced power consumption.


2016 SPIE Green Photonics Symposium Chair:

Stephen J. Eglash Executive Director Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford Univ

Stephen J. Eglash
Executive Director
Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford Univ. (United States)



SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 


Important Dates

Author Notification
26 September 2016

Manuscripts Due
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