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Highlights of the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2020 Digital Forum Experience

SPIE Optics + Photonics - San Diego, California

Over 3,500 people attend this international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology in-person meeting with advances shared in over 2,500 presentations. This is the meeting that offers leading researchers the opportunity to learn, and network with peers. 

View the 2020 Digital Forum event narrative 
We know we all missed our annual in-person conference in San Diego in 2020, but thanks to your enthusiastic participation over 7,500 academics, scientists, and engineers were able to connect online during the Digital Forum. Amazing research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics was shared, products were demonstrated, and networking discussions had - thanks to your continued commitment to advancing science.  

We are all looking forward to being back in San Diego this year. 

Review the content below to see the breadth of the resources made available before, during and after the conference.

Registration for this year's in-person event opens in May.
Over 7,200
people registered


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A glance back at the 2020 Digital Forum content highlights

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Digital Forum Plenary Presentations

Hélène Perrin, Univ. Paris 13 (France)
Quantum Gases in Ring Traps: From Quantized Flows to Supersonic Rotation

Gennady B. Shvets, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Active and Nonlinear Metasurfaces: Science and Applications

Hui W. Cao, Yale Univ. (United States)
Harnessing Disorder for Photonic Applications

Edward H. Sargent, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Optical Sources Based on Perovskites and Quantum Dots

Changhee Lee, Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Quantum dots: Making the display brighter and more colorful

Karl Leo, TU Dresden (Germany)
Organic solar cells: From a lab curiosity to a serious photovoltaic technology

Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
From organic electronics towards bio-organic systems

Ana Claudia Arias, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Vital signs monitoring enabled by flexible organic array of printed devices

Laura Waller, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Computational microscopy with scattering media

The Optics + Photonics Conference - the in-person experience

SPIE Optics + Photonics is about sharing important research and the latest advancements to help move research and technology into the future. The conference supports leading researchers doing important work, as well as growing tomorrow's leaders, today.

Just to remind you what the in-person experience is like, as we look forward to San Diego 2021.


The exhibition - learning about top suppliers

Hear from these exhibitors as they share how their products are directly linked to the latest optics research featured each year at Optics + Photonics.

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