This conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for engineers and scientists to present their ideas, designs, case studies, and success stories in photonic instrumentation development. It also offers attendees an invaluable insight into the latest developments and trends in the continuously-evolving field of photonic instrumentation engineering.

The significant expansion and proliferation of photonic instrumentation has been driven by continuing advancement in several key areas: the discovery of new physical phenomena, the commercial availability of a wide variety of sophisticated optoelectronic devices, and the development of powerful simulation and analysis techniques. These improvements have led to technology that can exploit photons or optical fields and their interactions with matter across a wide expanse of scientific and industrial application areas. Today’s instrumentation developers are able to take advantage of a broad range of commercially available components for the generation, propagation, control, and detection of photons and optical fields for achieving system level design and development goals.

Contributions at both the component, sub-system, and system levels in the multi-disciplinary area of photonic instrumentation engineering are desired. Consideration will be given to submissions showing system-level interactions between various components and subsystems of photonic instruments, rather than the development of individual photonic components. Paper submissions related to the integration of optical radiation sources with various types of electro-optical components with adjustable properties, photo-detectors, as well as with active and passive photonic modules for the conditioning, delivery, and control of the propagating radiation, are considered for this conference. Emerging photonics technologies and instrumentation schemes are certainly welcome.

Theoretical and experimental papers are solicited in the following and related areas:

Applications of photonic instruments Design, development, and fabrication of photonic instruments Light sources in photonic instrumentation Metrology, characterization, and fabrication of photonic instruments Sensors and ruggedized systems