Photonics West OPTO

Highlighting all facets of optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices

2021 OPTO technical tracks

  • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonic Integration
  • Nanotechnologies in Photonics
  • MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
  • Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
  • Semiconductor Lasers, LEDS, and Applications
  • Displays and Holography
  • Optical Communications


SPIE OPTO is the most important optoelectronics conference in the field. Topics include silicon photonics, photonic crystals, optoelectronics, semiconductor lasers, and nanophotonics; plus quantum technologies for information, sensing, materials, and dots. This conference addresses the latest developments in a broad range of optoelectronic technologies and their integration for a variety of commercial applications.

Watch OPTO Plenary session live

Featuring Kerry Vahala of Caltech, USA, and Kohji Mitani, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Japan

OPTO 2021 Symposium Chairs

Sailing He

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Yasuhiro Koike

Keio Univ. (Japan)

OPTO 2021 Symposium Co-Chairs

Sonia M. García-Blanco

Univ. Twente (Netherlands)

Bernd Witzigmann

Univ. Kassel (Germany)

LASE 2021 Program Track Chairs

Laser Sources
Akihiko Kasukawa, Furukawa Electric Co. (Japan)
John Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)

Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding
Vladimir Ilchenko, GM Cruise LLC (United States)
Paul O. Leisher, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)

Micro/Nano Applications
Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Guido Hennig, Daetwyler Graphics AG (Switzerland)

Macro Applications
Bo Gu, Bos Photonics (United States)
Stefan Kaierle, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)