12 - 16 April 2026
Strasbourg, France

THANK YOU for another great event! We look forward to seeing you in 2026.

Hear research presented at the only cross-disciplinary event highlighting compelling optics and photonics technologies—from digital optics to quantum technologies to optical imaging, sensing, and metrology. Additional topics include THz photonics, 3D printed optics, photonic glasses, photosensitive materials, and biophotonics.

In 2024, SPIE Optical Systems Design was co-located at Photonics Europe.

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Best Student Papers and Best Paper Sponsorship Award Winners
We are happy to recognize the following recipients and appreciate their contributions.
View the 2024 Awards List.

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Celebrating decades of innovation
Join the SPIE Photonics Europe community as we celebrate 20 years of gathering leaders and innovators in advancing optics and photonics technologies. SPIE Optical Systems Design also shares a 32 year milestone having held its first meeting in 1992.

The 2024 Plenary

Stefanie Barz

Ctr for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology,
Univ. of Stuttgart

José Capmany

iTEAM Research Institute,
Univ. Politécnica de Valencia

Malte Gather

Humboldt Centre for Nano- and Biophotonics,
Univ. zu Köln

Kathy Lüdge

TU Ilmenau

Vasilis Ntziachristos

Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH,
Technische Univ. Műnchen

Martin Wegener

Institute of Nanotechnology,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Don't miss the "Light Interference"—an art-science photonics exhibition onsite in Strasbourg

Monday 8 April from 10:00 to Wednesday 10 April 17:00
Following the success of past light-based exhibits we are announcing the 2024 show: "Light Interference"

A look at the different ways in which light can "interfere" with matter, a central theme of SPIE Photonics Europe, bringing together art and research and raising fundamental questions of how we understand physical phenomena and how they can be used to tackle some of today's challenges in society.  Learn more.

The exhibition is organized by Christine Montgomery in collaboration with ICube and SPIE.

Enjoy the following onsite

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Courses
  • Poster sessions
  • Social and networking events
  • Innovation Village
  • Photonics Marketplace
  • And two free exhibitions

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Explore the free exhibition

The Photonics Europe Exhibition is where researchers connect with leading companies from throughout Europe. This is your opportunity to network and do business in Strasbourg.

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