Join your colleagues in San Diego to share and discuss the latest advances

You will find plenty to like at this important meeting, including over 2,000 presentations and the latest technical results within 48 conference topics. This is the best opportunity to connect face-to-face for discussions about optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics. Escape the everyday and talk with scientists and engineers and share the spontaneous ideas that only happen when we gather in person.

Discuss your product requirements with top optics and photonics suppliers at the free 3-day exhibition. Meet with industry partners who can help you solve problems, cut costs, and increase your capabilities. Register now and make plans to attend.


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Five days of exciting content and connecting with your community

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Networking sessions
  • Course offerings
  • Professional development
  • Free exhibition

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Review the three symposia featuring 48 technical conferences


Nanoscience technology at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Nanoscience

Advances in metamaterials, plasmonics, quantum materials and devices, optical trapping, spintronics, and more.

Organic photonics and electronics at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Organic Photonics

Organic-based materials and devices that advance renewable energy sources and other commercial applications.

Optical engineering and applications at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Optical Engineering

Optical design, alignment, testing and fabrication, photonic devices, and particle technologies.

2022 featured plenary presenters


Michael Berns

Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
(United States),
2022 SPIE Gold Medal Winner

Jun Ye

JILA, Univ. of Colorado
(United States)

Keren Bergman

Columbia Univ.
(United States)

Tadayuki Takahashi

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The Univ. of Tokyo
(Japan)

Lee Feinberg

NASA - JWST
(United States)

Oana D. Jurchescu

Wake Forest Univ.
(United States)

René A.J. Janssen

Technische Univ. Eindhoven
(Netherlands)

Kenan Gundogdu

North Carolina State Univ.
(United States)

Lisa Poulikakosu

Univ. of California, San Diego
(United States)

Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition

Learn more about the free exhibition

Meet with exhibiting company representatives and see the latest technologies showcased at the three-day event.

Attendees taking an SPIE Optics + Photonics course

Courses: Get training specific to your needs

Take advantage of the courses offered onsite and that align with Optics + Photonics topics. View the full course list for 2022.

Highlights from last year's SPIE Optics + Photonics

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