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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
28 - 30 September 2021
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SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies - Call for Papers open

Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

The UK’s premier photonics event combined with Europe’s leading event for vacuum-enabled techniques and processes.

We are planning for an in-person meeting in Glasgow...the UK's first opportunity to come back together as an industry. Make plans to be part of the networking and engagement.

Strong industry connections

Planning for a 100-company exhibition with product demos, plenary presentations and technical workshops, and networking with exhibiting companies and colleagues.

An innovative industry program to look at the latest applications and areas of promise for business development.

Technical programme connecting research with industry

Submit your work and join fellow academics, scientists, and engineers sharing the latest research in photonics, biophotonics, quantum technologies, lasers, optical technologies, materials analysis, nanotechnology, and thin film coatings vacuum equipment and in-vacuum technologies. Call for papers remains open to support the community.

Abstracts due
14 June 2021
Deadline Extended


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Photonex + Vacuum Technologies Conferences

Plan to be part of the programme

Participate in the diverse set of conferences: Emerging Applications in Silicon Photonics, Frontiers in Biophotonics and Imaging, Laser Technologies, Photoemission Spectroscopy for Materials Analysis, Quantum Technology: Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science, Thin Film and Coating Technologies.

A 2-day Quantum Technologies Conference brings together all four UK National Quantum Technology Hubs for a deep dive into recent advances, the latest applications, and upcoming commercialisation opportunities.

A set of Industry Talks will provide companies a forum for presentations of a more commercial nature.

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Participate in the Exhibitions

Photonex + Vacuum Technologies Exhibition

Make plans to exhibit at Photonex Exhibition and Vacuum Expo, 29 - 30 September. This popular UK event provides the opportunity to interact with more than 1,000 attendees in an a focused two-day exhibition. Connect with customers and showcase your latest products to hit the market. 

Discover opportunities to participate in the Quantum Technologies Zone.

Exhibition information

2021 Symposium Chairs

We invite you to submit your latest work on some of the latest technologies and applications in photonics, biophotonics, quantum technologies, hyperspectral imaging, lasers, optics, nanotechnology, and vacuum technologies.

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Photonex + Vacuum Technologies programme. We look forward to meeting you in Glasgow this Fall.


Simon Andrews
Executive Director
Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd
(United Kingdom)



Professor Caroline Gray
Director – OpTIC Technology Center
Professor of Enterprise, Engagement and Knowledge Transfer
Wrexham Glyndwr University
(United Kingdom)


Professor Gail McConnell
Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
(United Kingdom)



Professor Graham T Reed
Optoelectronics Research Centre
University of Southampton
(United Kingdom)


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