Thank you to everyone who attended and participated

The in-person meeting in San Diego, along with remote access for those unable to travel, was a great opportunity to hear the latest advances shared by researchers and scientists in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation. Top companies from the optics industry participated in the free exhibition.

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Five days of exciting content and connecting with your community

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Networking sessions
  • Course offerings
  • Professional development
  • Exhibition

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Highlights from SPIE Optics + Photonics 2021

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Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition

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Meet with exhibiting company representatives and see the latest technologies showcased.

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