SPIE Photonics West application tracks

Presentations on four, focused topics: brain, translational research, 3D printing, covid-19 research

What is an application track?

Application tracks list presentations on a specific topic together within the program so that participants can easily locate presentations in the their area of interest.

To be included in a track, authors can select one of four tracks when submitting their abstract.

Attendees gather to hear specific topical research found in the application track listing online

Authors: Add an application track to your submission and help your research get noticed

Application tracks aggregate presentations across Photonics West focusing on emerging technical and societal needs that require a multidisciplinary approach. Authors can select one relevant application track when submitting their abstract to give visibility to work being done that addresses these high-level challenges.

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Four applications tracks to explore


Papers that describe the development of innovative technologies that will increase our understanding of brain function.

An abstract visual of brain function lights up a sillohette

Translational Research

Papers that showcase the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques with high potential to impact healthcare.

A reflection in glasses gives a unique perspective as a person views gauges and instruments

3D Printing

Papers that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional/multidisciplinary technology.

A layered screen shows colored pathways of a photonics chip

COVID-19 Research

Papers that illustrate the creativity and breadth of the optics and photonics community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colorful virus images appear on a screen