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21 - 25 June 2021
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Take this opportunity to share your research at SPIE Digital Optical Technologies, a conference dedicated to emerging digital trends and perspectives in optics. Come to Munich to meet with users and researchers to discuss the latest developments in the field of digital optics.

The symposium will highlight all digital aspects from design, fabrication, to integration in systems and final functionality, such as:

       a) Design: numerical algorithms to help design novel optics from macroscopic (freeform optics) to nanoscopic scales (metamaterials, plasmonics,...). 
       b) Fabrication: novel digital lithography and freeform mold diamond turning techniques and technologies.
       c) Functionality: computational techniques to enhance functionality in imaging and display.  Digital switching, tuning, and reconfiguring to alter optics functionality dynamically. 

Collocated with Laser 2019 in Munich, Germany, this symposium aims at combining all three aspects of digital optics around the following topics:

  • Novel optics for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality systems
  • Digital optics for image formation
  • Computational optics for display and imaging
  • Switchable, tunable, and digitally reconfigurable optics
  • Digital optics for sensing

These are emerging today as very hot topics in academia, research institutions, and industry, as well as in the venture capital community. Researchers, engineers, managers, industry leaders, as well as market analysts are welcome to share their knowledge and experience, and be part of the ongoing digital optics revolution.

Come and experience first-hand hot new consumer products demoed throughout the Symposium, such as Mixed Reality (Microsoft Hololens) and Virtual Reality (Oculus and HTC Vive) headsets.

Learn about recent advances in using digital technologies to enhance the performance of optical imaging and display. Find out about new approaches that push digital principles at the macro-, micro- and nanoscales to the forefront of optics. Exchange new ideas, address your shared concerns, and get access to information not yet published in the mentioned topical areas. Share your research with other engineers, scientists, researchers, and managers.

Presentations will be permanently archived in the SPIE Digital Library, and made available to others in the international scientific community who seek to learn, make discoveries, and innovate. We invite you to join your colleagues and share the most recent developments and applications at SPIE Digital Optical Technologies.

Symposium Chairs

Bernard Kress Bernard C. Kress,
Microsoft Corp. (United States)

Christophe Peroz

Christophe Peroz,
Magic Leap Inc. (United States)

Important Dates

Abstracts due
Extended to 2 February 2021

Author notification
9 March 2021

Manuscripts Due
21 May 2021

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