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Beijing International Convention Center
Beijing, China
11 - 13 October 2018
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SPIE/COS Photonics Asia 2018 - view the highlights from the meeting

Asia's premier international conference for optics and photonics technologies

This is Asia's premier international conference for optics and photonics technologies. This event showcases advancements in nanophotonics, biophotonics, lasers, optical design, plasmonics, sensors, optoelectronics, infrared/terahertz, and more. 

Highlights from the conference

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Photonics Asia got off to a great start this week at the Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China. More than 500 attendees participated in the opening ceremony where Prof Xu Liu, Secretary General of the COS opened the conference by welcoming the audience and introducing Prof Qihuang Gong, President of the COS.


Prof Gong offered his congratulations to plenary speaker Professor Gerard Mourou who was recently awarded the Nobel prize in physics.  He continued commenting that Photonics Asia has become the leading conference in this dynamic region of the world on photonics technologies bringing together international researchers and scientists to share their latest work.  Prof Gong talked about the strong relationship between the COS and SPIE and his hope was to see that grow in the future. 

Professor Maryellen Giger welcomed the audience and provided an overview of SPIE making note of breadth of technologies covered by the society and the advocacy work being performed on behalf of the community that amounts to more than $4million worth of support. Professor Giger also congratulated Professor Mourou on his Nobel prize and noted the significant involvement Nobel prize winners have had with SPIE over the past few decades.  

A special COS Award was presented to Professor Gerard Mourou recognizing his contributions and congratulating him on receiving the Nobel prize. Pierre Lomonde from the French Embassy in Beijing added his welcome to the audience and also congratulated Professor Mourou.

The opening ceremony continued with the 2018 COS student and young researcher awards announced by Prof Liu.  Lastly the new 2018 COS Fellows were introduced including SPIE retired CEO, Eugene Arthurs. Eugene was invited to the stage and closed the ceremony with remarks about the impact optics and photonics will have on mankind noting that our ability to successfully leverage these technologies will require productive partnerships between the global community and close cooperation between researchers. He noted that there are many great opportunities in photonics for young researchers.

Plenary Speakers share latest research and advances

Shining Zhu

Prof. Shining Zhu
Nanjing University (China)

Forty Years of Study on Quasi-Phase-Matching

Marshall Jones

Dr. Marshall Jones
GE Global Research (USA)

Laser Technology in Manufacturing at GE

Maryellen Giger

Dr. Maryellen Giger
The Univ. of Chicago (USA)

Deciphering Breast Cancer through Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Big Data, and Machine Learning

Gérard Mourou

Prof. Gérard Mourou
Ecole Polytechnique (France)

Extreme Light to ELI and Beyond: Science of High-Energy Single-Cycled Lasers

2018 Conference Topics

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Review the 2018 Conference Topics.

 • High-Power Lasers and Applications
 • Semiconductor Lasers and Applications
 • Advanced Laser Processing and Manufacturing
 • Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
 • Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology
 • Optical Design and Testing
 • Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications
 • Optical Metrology and Inspection for Industrial Applications
 • Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics
 • Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications
 • Real-time Photonic Measurements, Data Management and Processing
 • Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics
 • Plasmonics
 • Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
 • Infrared, Millimeter Wave, and Terahertz Technologies

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