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SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 Press Kit

25-29 August 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California (USA)


SPIE Optics and Photonics SPIE Optics and Photonics is the largest interdisciplinary technical conference in North America focused on research and technologies in solar, nano, optics, photonics, and space optics, and draws scientists, researchers, and engineers from around the world.

Last year's event drew nearly 4,300 total registered attendees to benefit from a rich interdisciplinary exchange of research and development.

Among their comments:

"We have known SPIE for a long time and came to Optics + Photonics because we are ready to expand into areas beyond semiconductors," said Horst Groneberg of Checkpoint Technologies. "We are here because we want to be in front of people who build things. In addition to finding new customers we are looking to create new relationships with other exhibitors who will become our suppliers."


 2,800+ talks! View a list of recommended papers (PDF 488 KB)

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Related Articles

Evidence for microbial life on Mars? (SPIE Newsroom, 8 July 2013) [ref. paper 8865-2 "Implications of Curiosity's findings for the Viking labeled-release experiment and life on Mars," Gilbert Levin, Arizona State Univ.]

Remotely sensing the complexity of rivers and estuaries (SPIE Newsroom, 22 July 2013) [ref. 8870-2 "Alignment results for a high-performance thermal infrared imaging spectrometer for Earth science," William Johnson, et al., Jet Propulsion Lab]

Automated scheduling for space-based exoplanet observatories (SPIE Newsroom, 16 July 2013) [ref. 8864-2 "Space mission design for exoplanet imaging," Dmitry Savransky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab]

New mirror materials for cryogenic IR telescopes (SPIE Newsroom, 3 July 2013) [ref. paper 8837-20 "Cryogenic silicon carbide mirrors for infrared astronomical telescopes: lessons learned from AKARI for SPICA," Takashi Onaka, Univ. of Toyko, et al.]

Dynamically reconfigurable and nonvolatile Boolean logic gate (SPIE Newsroom, 28 June 2013) [ref. paper 8813-88 "Magnetic field controlled reconfigurable logic gates with integrated nanomagnets," Mark Johnson, US Naval Research Lab, et al.]

On-chip optical matrix-vector multiplier for parallel computation (SPIE Newsroom, 21 June 2013) [ref. paper 8855-14 "On-chip optical matrix-vector multiplier," Lin Yang, et al., Chinese Institute of Semiconductors]

Star Trek's 'tractor' beam created in miniature by researchers (University of St. Andrews, 25 January 2013) [ref. paper 8810-2 "Experimental demonstration of optical transport, sorting and self-arrangement using a 'tractor beam'," Oto Brzobohatý, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, et al.]

Japanese scientists develop OLED material free of rare metals (House of Japan, 14 December 2012) [ref. paper 8829-4 "Materials design for highly efficient delayed fluorescence," Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu Univ.]


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