Photonics applications in vital areas were focus of international meeting in Beijing
The "must-attend" Photonics Asia featured more than 1,000 technical presentations this year. Above, Xu Liu introduces Bingkun Zhou, who was symposium chair along with Philip Stahl.
BEIJING, China, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Optics and photonics technologies with applications in areas such as health care, sustainable energy, manufacturing, and communications were the focus of SPIE/COS Photonics Asia 2014 last week in Beijing. The symposium has become a must-attend event for the international community since 2001 for updates on Asian optics and photonics research. It was held 9-11 October at the Beijing International Convention Center, sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics and the Chinese Optical Society (COS).
Among the more than 1,000 presentations, plenary speakers covered photonics applications in several urgent and visionary areas:
The three-day exhibition organized by COS and supported by Messe München International (Shanghai) as exhibition organizing partner served as a valuable showcase for products in one of the world's largest economies and a rapidly expanding market. Optoelectronic devices for imaging and multimedia technology were one of the many featured technologies in this year's exhibition.
The 14 conferences offered updates of recent developments in devices, systems, and applications:
Best Student Paper Awards were presented, to:
Symposium chairs were COS President Bingkun Zhou, Tsinghua University, and SPIE President Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Conference proceedings are being published online in the SPIE Digital Library as manuscripts are approved, with CD and print publication to follow when all manuscripts are in.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2013.
Student Best Paper Winners were congratulated by society leaders. From left are Wei Luo, Jin Wang, COS Vice President Qihuang Gong, Kangmin Zhou, SPIE President Philip Stahl, Gang Yang, and Jie Zhen.
An exhibition brought suppliers and developers together with researchers.
COS and SPIE leaders met during Photonics Asia 2014. From left, Yan Li, Xu Liu, Eugene Arthurs, SPIE President-Elect Toyohiko Yatagai, SPIE President Philip Stahl, COS President Guangcan Cuo, Qihuang Gong, Brian Thomas, and Jinxue Wang.
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