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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of OCT
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Location: Live Event

Welcome and opening

Jennifer Barton Wolfgang Drexler
BiOS 2021 Symposium Chair 
Jennifer Barton

The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
BiOS 2021 Symposium Chair 
Wolfgang Drexler
Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Day one focuses on the latest breakthroughs and opportunities photonics enables in healthcare technology. Hear from the researchers who invented Optical Coherence Tomography and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the development of this ubiquitous technology that has gone beyond its ground-breaking impact on healthcare and has become an imaging modality used in many diverse applications.

Speakers

Brian Pogue James G. Fujimoto Christoph Hitzenberger
Brian Pogue: Facilitator
Dartmouth Univ. and Editor of Journal of Biomedical Optics
James G. Fujimoto
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Founder of OCT
Christoph Hitzenberger
Medizinische Wien
Melissa Suter Thomas Milner
Melissa Suter
Massachusetts General Hospital
Thomas Milner
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic

Sponsored by

Lumedica Journal of Biomedical Optics
Challenges Associated with Photonic Instrumentation Needed for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Location: Live Event
Jamie Butler
 
 
Opening and welcome
 
James (Jamie) Butler
Business Development Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics
 
 
 

The many ways in which we enlist light to solve modern day challenges have grown dramatically in the years since the term photonics started to become commonly used in the 1980s. The current global pandemic is no exception as a wide range of photonic solutions are employed in the effort to detect, monitor, treat and ultimately defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

In this panel discussion, we bring together a broad sampling of experts in fields that employ optics and photonic instrumentation with the purpose of generating thought-provoking discourse on challenges and efforts to fight the disease. Many of these efforts relate to specific applications of photonics that are making a difference including real-time PCR and spectrometer based molecular detection, antibody and antigen testing, X-ray and CT imaging, digital pathology and broader research applications like flow cytometry, genotyping and next generation sequencing for vaccine development and population studies.

Speakers

Stephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Fabris, Rutgers University Austin Wu, BD Biosciences Christopher Dorman
Stephen M. Hewitt
Head, Experimental Pathology Laboratory,
NIH
Laura Fabris
Associate Professor,  
Rutgers University

Austin Wu
Senior Project Engineer,
BD Biosciences

Christopher Dorman
Senior Vice President,
Coherent

Sponsored by

Hamamatsu
Product Launches Monday
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
Location: Live Event

Participating companies

Lumedica PhotonFocus

OQ LabScope - Fun with OCT at Home

Lumedica
 
 
LabScope 2.0
 
Lumedica
 
 
 

While some of us are using this “shelter at home” time to catch up on a favorite Netflix series, Dr. Adam Wax decided to use the time to demonstrate Lumedica’s OQ LabScope 2.0 on some everyday items found in his kitchen. Hopefully, this sparks some interest and innovation among our amazing bio-engineering and scientific communities.

Lumedica

Expand your camera applications from UV to NIR at the same time

Photonfocus
 
 
 
Photonfocus
 
 
 

Presenting a new product covering the spectrum from UV to NIR opens up to completely new applications, both industrial and non-industrial.

PhotonFocus
Future Research Directions for LASE Post-COVID
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Location: Live Event
Craig Arnold
 
 
Welcome and opening
 
Craig Arnold
Princeton Univ. (United States)
 
 

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact throughout the LASE community across academia and industry. Although many of us struggle to manage the current situation, the purpose of this panel is to look toward the future and provide an outlook on how research priorities have evolved because of, and despite, the pandemic. Panelists will discuss their view on the areas where there is opportunity for growth and how certain topics have emerged as critical as we look beyond COVID-19.

 

Speakers

Stefan Kaierle Henry Helvajian Bo Gu
Stefan Kaierle
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Henry Helvajian
The Aerospace Corp.
Bo Gu
Bos Photonics

Sponsored by

Alluxa MKS Spectra-Physics
Industrial Manufacturing with Lasers
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Location: Live Event
Christian Schmitz, TRUMPF Laser Technology CEO
 
 
Welcome and opening
 
Christian Schmitz
TRUMPF Laser Technology CEO
 
 

In the past decade, lasers have been implemented into industrial applications at an ever-accelerating pace. As the portfolio of lasers have broadened in range of wavelengths and average power, new and unique applications have arisen. Please join the Industrial Manufacturing with Lasers session to discover advances in additive manufacturing along with ultrashort pulsed lasers and the latest manufacturing challenges they are solving. Topics will include laser innovations, specialty optics and a full spectrum of advanced laser applications.

Speakers

Bill Holtkamp, TRUMPF Anton Krumm Islam Salama
Chair
Bill Holtkamp
Technology Center Manager
TRUMPF, California
Anton Krumm
Product Line Manager
Corning Laser Technologies
Islam Salama
Vice President
Intel Corporation
Chris Barty Matthias Mueller

Chris Barty
Co-Founder / CTO of Lumitron Technologies and Beckman
Laser Institute

Matthias Mueller
Industry Manager
TRUMPF

Sponsored by

TRUMPF
Product Launches Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
Location: Live Event

Participating companies

BMF3d Holo/Or EKSPLA

Ultra-high-resolution micro 3D printing for fast prototyping and end part capability

BMF
 
 
microArch S240
 
Boston Micro Fabrication
 
 
 

In this presentation we will highlight the microArch S240, the latest in BMF’s product line of micro-precision 3D printers.

BMF3d

Advancements in Diffractive Optical Elements for high precision laser processing applications

DeepCleave by Holo/Or
 
 
DeepCleave and
DLITe
 
Holo/Or
 
 
 

We plan to spotlight 2 new products during this talk:

  • DeepCleave an optical module for laser glass cutting
  • DLITe a diffractive beam splitter component for laser surface functionalization
Holo/Or

Reliability redefined: a new 30W femtosecond “dry” laser with zero periodical maintenance required

EKSPLA
 
 
FemtoLux 30
 
EKSPLA
 
 
 

FemtoLux 30 is a new 30 W femtosecond industrial grade laser build to work 24/7/365 without any interruptions.

EKSPLA
Holographic Imaging
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Location: Live Event

Welcome and opening

Sailing He Adam Wax
Introduction by OPTO Symposium Chair
Sailing He

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Session Moderator 
Adam Wax
Duke Univ. (USA) and Editor of Optical Engineering

Day three addresses the topic of holographic imaging and its use as a tool for many important applications and pays tribute to Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography and recipient of a 1971 Nobel Prize for his discovery.

Speakers

David Brady Pietro Ferraro Gabriel Popescu
David Brady
Duke Univ.
Pietro Ferraro
ISASI/CNR
Gabriel Popescu
Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Panel and networking session with the speakers to follow, moderated by Adam Wax.

Sponsored by

PI Optical Engineering
Optical Design Considerations for Scanning Displays
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Location: Live Event
Bharath Rajagopalan
 
 
Welcome and opening
 
Bharath Rajagopalan
Director, Strategic Market Development at STMicroelectronics
 
 

This session will highlight the key technologies and solutions behind LBS that enable AR smart glasses, as well as more complex mixed reality HMD devices, including MEMS Micromirror scanners systems, laser diode modules, waveguides and LBS systems design, integration and manufacturing considerations.

Speakers

Joe Kamei Ulrich Hoffmann Marco Angelici
Joe Kamei
Senior Managing Director
SEIREN KST Corp.
Ulrich Hoffmann
Founder and Managing Director
OQmented
Marco Angelici
Director Microactuation BU
STMicroelectronics
Jussi Rahomaki Stefan Morgott Ned Nestorovic
Jussi Rahomaki
President
Dispelix USA

Stefan Morgott
Senior Manager Application
Engineering
Osram Opto Semiconductors

Ned Nestorovic
President and Senior Optical Engineer
Seattle Photonics

Sponsored by

STMicroelectronics

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Is the Pandemic Accelerating or Putting a Dent Into XR Adoption?
Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Location: Live Event
Bernard Kress, Microsoft Hololens
 
 
Welcome and opening
 
Bernard Kress
Partner Optical Architect
Microsoft / Hololens
 
 

10:40 AM - Opening by the Chair, Maria Pace

Speakers

Maria Pace Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO of Openwater Caitlin Kalinowski
Chair
Maria Pace

Sr. Hardware Engineer
Microsoft / Hololens
Mary Lou Jepsen
CEO
Openwater

Caitlin (CK) Kalinowski
Hardware Director
Oculus VR
Nataliya Kosmyna Amy Peck Svetlana Samoilova
Nataliya Kosmyna
CEO
Braini &
Researcher on Brain-Computer Interfaces + Ethical AI

Amy Peck
General Manager and CEO
Endeavor
Svetlana Samoilova
CTO
NewSight Reality

Sponsored by

Konica Minolta Sensing America Radiant Vision Systems Synopsys
2021 Prism Finalists: Their Stories ... and it Should Be Fun
Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021LIVE EVENT
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Location: Live Event

The 2021 Prism finalists have been selected as leaders in innovations. Hear their stories about how they got to where they are today and what they see for the future.

Speakers

Caroline Connolly Luis Dussan Anna Sansan Wang
Caroline Connolly
CEO
OptoTest
Prism Finalist
SOFTWARE
Luis Dussan
Founder, President, CTO
Aeye
Prism Finalist
TRANSPORTATION
Anna Sansan Wang
Sr. Marketing Manager
MKS / Newport / Ophir
Prism Finalist
QUALITY CONTROL
William J. Brown Beth Cohen John Kawola
William J. Brown
CTO
Lumedica
Prism Finalist
MEDICAL DEVICES
Beth Cohen
Sr. Marketing Manager
IPG
Prism Finalist
in two categories
John Kawola
CEO
Boston Micro Fabrication
Prism Finalist
MANUFACTURING
Matthew Markham
Matthew Markham
Principal Research Scientist
Element Six
Prism Finalist
QUANTUM
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