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 (topics):

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 ;
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Photonic Instrumentation Engineering X

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Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Courtney Kendall.
Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
Author Notification: 10 October 2022
Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
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 (topics):

Applications of photonic instruments
  • photonic instrumentation for astronomy and imaging
  • consumer applications: optical data storage, augmented and virtual reality devices, information and head-up displays, optical sensors
  • metamaterials, plasmonic and nanostructures, and their applications in photonic instruments
  • hyperspectral imagery and laser spectroscopy
  • laser instrumentation in material processing and manufacturing; laser-matter interactions, micro-machining and multi-photon fabrication
  • instrumentation for optical lithography, alignment and proximity sensors
  • medical, pharmaceutical, and bio-photonics instrumentation
  • metrological instrumentation: interferometry, profilometry, polarimetry, reflectometry, scatterometry, polarimetry, super-resolved microscopy, optical tomography
  • nanofabrication and self-assembly, tracking and micromanipulation
  • remote sensing and probing techniques, LIDAR and time-of-flight systems, multi-aperture and computational imagery systems.
Design, development, and fabrication of photonic instruments
  • novel photonic instrumentation architectures, design approaches and concepts, design techniques for super-resolution, wavefront and polarization control
  • design and integration of metamaterials, plasmonic, and nanostructures in photonic instruments
  • modeling, tolerance analysis and optimization of photonic instruments
  • innovative packaging and integration solutions
  • agile, reconfigurable and real-time-controlled photonic instruments
  • photonic instruments in extended spectral domains, including THz, EUV, and x-ray.
Light sources in photonic instrumentation
  • novel coherent and incoherent sources
  • photonic instrumentation employing unique properties of laser radiation
  • light control in spatial, spectral and temporal domains
  • laser beam shaping and structured light; ToF sources
  • interaction between emitters and other system’s components.
Metrology, characterization, and fabrication of photonic instruments
  • photonic metrology instrumentation on the nano, micro, and macro levels
  • metrology systems based on super-resolution, wavefront control and polarization techniques
  • system-level evaluation and performance verification
  • calibration schemes and reference measurement techniques
  • alignment and compensation techniques in photonic instrumentation.
Sensors and ruggedized systems
  • innovative sensor architectures and their applications
  • multi-spectral and broadband sources, supercontinuum sources and SLEDs, sources based on optical excitation, rapidly tunable and spectrally adjustable sources
  • high sensitivity, high dynamic range and broadband detectors and detection techniques
  • fiber sensors and sensor networks
  • sensor miniaturization and functional integration
  • photonics sensors for harsh and industrial environments
  • sensors for display, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive gaming and learning.
Conference Chair
U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Conference Chair
Meta (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Program Committee
Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Lyft Level 5 (United States)
Program Committee
Honeywell International Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Ansys (United States)
Program Committee
Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Synrad, a Novanta Co. (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Program Committee
Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Program Committee
RAM Photonics, LLC (United States)
Program Committee
Meta (United States)
Program Committee
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Mitutoyo Research Ctr. Europe B.V. (Netherlands)
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  • 250-word abstract for technical review
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Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation.